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  • Bodde battles pneumonia

    Former Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde is in an artificial coma in hospital in Holland as he battles pneumonia. The 31-year-old is the head coach at Dutch amateur side Wateringse Veld, and a statement on their website read: “Today we received the...

  • Thohir keeps faith with Mazzarri

    Inter president Erick Thohir insists that Walter Mazzarri will continue coaching the Serie A side into the 2014-15 campaign. Mazzarri’s future at the club appeared doubtful earlier this month after Inter had gone four straight league games without...

  • Moyes sacked

    David Moyes’s troubled reign at Manchester United came to an abrupt end yesterday when the Scot was sacked after a hugely disappointing 10-month spell as manager after replacing Alex Ferguson last July. Announcing his departure in a terse, two...

  • Herrera eyes perfect finale as Dimech targets elusive medal

    Birkirkara and Valletta have laid the platform to an exciting finale to this season’s Premier League as the two title rivals won their penultimate fixtures to set up a decisive showdown at the National Stadium on Saturday. Champions Birkirkara...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BalzanArmario Negrin 11 (1 pen); Micallef 7; Darmanin 4; Bezzina 2, Scicluna 2, Spiteri 2; Agius, Aboulezz, Pereira, Sciberras, Grima, Pedrinho.Own goal: Pearson (vs Hibs).Red cards: Agius (vs Vittoriosa Stars), Vignaroli (vs Sliema Wanderers,...

  • Birkirkara and Hibs to play in league decider

    Birkirkara will have to beat Hibernians in a decider next Friday in their bid to make it three women’s league titles in a row after both sides finished the competition equal on points at the top of the standings. In their last matches of the...

  • New Premier League format gets councillors’ green light

    Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo yesterday expressed satisfaction that agreement had been reached with clubs over the new Premier League format. Describing the initiative “a joint effort”, Darmanin Demajo told councillors at a meeting in...

  • Final scrap for vital berths in Europe

    The 2013/14 Serie A is in the straight for home with only four matches left to play. That Juventus were going to win the scudetto was a safe bet right from the outset this season. Such has been their dominance that now their remaining target is to...

  • Football news

    Portuguese champions Benfica have suffered a blow ahead of their Europa League semi-final tie against Juventus with Argentinian attacking midfielder Eduardo Salvio ruled out through injury. The 23-year-old fractured a bone in his left arm during...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mirallas: Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas will miss Everton’s last three games of the season in a blow for the club’s bid to overhaul Arsenal for a top-four finish. Mirallas scored Everton’s second goal in Sunday’s 2-0 home win over Manchester...

  • Manchester United show David Moyes no mercy

    Manchester United today ruthlessly brought the axe down on David Moyes' reign just 10 months into his six-year contract. Moyes slipped into United's training base unnoticed early this morning and met with United vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Just...

  • Denni goal sets up decider

    Valletta 1Denni 50;Balzan 0 It was mission accomplished for title pretenders Valletta last night as the Citizens secured the three points they needed against Balzan to set up a title decider against Birkirkara on Saturday. Yet Andre Paus’s team...

  • Goalkeeper Borg saves Mosta in chaotic finale

    Sliema Wanderers 0Mosta 0 The match billed as an ultimate showdown for the remaining Europa League berth next season ended in a dour, goalless draw as Sliema Wanderers and Mosta disappointed badly, last night. The match had a dramatic finale as...

  • Gudja beat Melita to go fourth

    Melita 1Gudja United 4 Gudja United completed a remarkable comeback as they came from a goal down to overcome Melita and leapfrog the Amateurs in fourth place in the standings. Gudja looked short of ideas in the opening half but clicked into gear...

  • Atl. Madrid looking to land another blow on Mourinho

    Atletico Madrid sent Jose Mourinho packing without a major trophy in his final season in Spain and the surprise Champions League semi-finalists are itching to repeat the dose on the Portuguese coach. Chelsea play their last four, first leg at the...

  • City beat West Brom

    Manchester City kept their flickering hopes of a second Premier League title in three seasons alive and increased West Bromwich Albion’s relegation worries with a 3-1 victory last night. Goals inside the first 10 minutes from Argentines Pablo...

  • United manager Moyes set for sack – reports

    David Moyes will be sacked as Manchester United manager, according to reports. A series of reports surfaced yesterday afternoon that the Scot’s ill-fated reign as Red Devils boss would shortly be brought to an end, possibly even before this...

  • Football results

    The Championship: Birmingham vs Blackburn 2-4; Brighton vs Blackpool 1-1; Burnley vs Wigan 2-0; Derby vs Barnsley 2-1; Ipswich vs Bournemouth 2-2; Millwall vs Doncaster 0-0; QPR vs Watford 2-1; Sheffield Wed. vs Charlton 2-3; Yeovil vs...

  • Football news

    Aston Villa’s American owner Randy Lerner will wait until the end of the season before deciding upon his future with the club. Reports over the last week said that Lerner is looking to end his ties with the former European champions, whom he...

  • Sporting briefs

    Eto’o: Chelsea forward Samuel Eto’o is out of tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid because of injury. The Cameroon international has a “minor knee irritation”, while Belgium winger Eden Hazard travelled with the rest...

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