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  • Foxes earned less than their top-five rivals this season

    Champions Leicester earned less from the Premier League last season than all the other top five clubs, according to official figures. Leicester’s fairytale campaign saw them finish 10 points clear at the top of the table but television revenue...

  • Bonucci talks up Azzurri chances in France finals

    Bonucci talks up Azzurri chances in France finals

    Italy will be without two key midfielders for the Euro 2016 finals in France but defender Leonardo Bonucci still reckons the Azzurri are strong enough to mount a serious challenge for the title next month. The Italian national team players are...

  • Valletta futsal champions

    A heavily-depleted Valletta side were still strong enough to beat Ħamrun Spartans 10-4 at the Corradino Pavilion, yesterday, to become the new Gatorade Futsal League champions. The decisive match from the best-of-three final was played behind...

  • Frosinone deny match-fixing suspicions in five Serie A matches

    Frosinone have denied any wrongdoing or association with attempted match-fixing after five Serie A matches involving the club fell under suspicion. The Stadio Matusa side, who won promotion to the Italian top flight in 2015 only to suffer...

  • Mihajlovic appointed head coach of Torino

    Mihajlovic appointed head coach of Torino

    Torino have announced Sinisa Mihajlovic as their new head coach on a two-year contract. The 47-year-old Serbian had only recently had his contract terminated at Milan. He was part way through his two-year deal with the San Siro club before being...

  • Sevilla chief rules out Emery exit

    Sevilla president Jose Castro appears to have ruled out the prospect of manager Unai Emery leaving the club. Managerless Everton had the three-time Europa League-winning Spaniard on their short-list to replace the sacked Roberto Martinez. However,...

  • Revival of Cassar Cup

    Revival of Cassar Cup

    The 1944-45 football season in Malta was a huge success. After the shambles of the Second World War, the locals were anxious to resume their favourite sport and attended all competitions organised by the Malta FA in their thousands. However, as...

  • Different role for Abdilla at Gżira Utd

    Coach Darren Abdilla, who led Gżira United to the Premier League last season, will prolong his stay with the Maroons but in a different role after signing a contract that will see him directly involved in the club’s technical sector. Gżira are...

  • Football news

    Bradford City have confirmed German investors Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp have completed their takeover of the English League One club. The Bantams announced the sale on Twitter and both Rahic and Rupp flew into the country on Tuesday to finalise...

  • Sporting briefs

    Points docked: Three Romanian top-flight clubs have had points deducted for failing to put their financial affairs in order and meet licensing criteria. Romanian Cup winners CFR Cluj will start next season on minus nine points while ASA Targu...

  • Ronaldo declares himself fit for final

    Ronaldo declares himself fit for final

    Cristiano Ronaldo has reassured Real Madrid fans he will be fit to play in Saturday’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Milan after limping out of yesterday’s training session. Ronaldo failed to complete training for the third...

  • United continue Mourinho talks

    United continue Mourinho talks

    Jose Mourinho is close to becoming Manchester United’s next manager after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and agent Jorge Mendes held talks in London yesterday. Louis van Gaal’s turbulent two-year Old Trafford reign was brought to an end on...

  • England’s Wilshere confident of fitness

    England’s Wilshere confident of fitness

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is optimistic he will be fully fit for England’s Euro 2016 campaign next month, despite a lack of playing time for his north London side in the past season. Wilshere made just one start for the Gunners, who...

  • Rangers confirm signing of Barton

    Rangers confirm signing of Barton

    Rangers have confirmed the signing of Joey Barton after the former England midfielder successfully passed a medical. The 33-year-old will officially join the club on July 1 after penning a initial two-year deal. Barton was a free agent after...

  • Messi, Sanchez and Alves headline final team rosters

    Messi, Sanchez and Alves headline final team rosters

    Five-times world player of the year Lionel Messi, of Argentina, Chile’s Alexis Sanchez and Brazilian Dani Alves were among the big names in the final rosters announced earlier this week for next month’s Copa America Centenario. Sixteen teams will...

  • ’Pool sign goalkeeper Karius

    Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Loris Karius from German side Mainz 05 on a long-term contract, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 22-year-old, who has represented Germany at under-21 level, made 34 Bundesliga appearances...

  • Ghedin names Gambin in squad for trip to Austria

    Luke Gambin is in line to earn his first cap for Malta after the Barnet winger was included in Pietro Ghedin’s final squad for the upcoming friendlies against Euro 2016 contenders Czech Republic and Austria. The 23-year-old Gambin is not the only...

  • San Siro final – the Italy link

    San Siro final – the Italy link

    The legendary San Siro stadium will provide the setting for Saturday’s all-Spanish Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. This will be a replica of the 2014 showdown that was played at Benfica’s Stadium of Light. On that...

  • Real vs Atletico... the talking points

    Real vs Atletico... the talking points

    Their respective semi-final victories over Manchester City and Bayern Munich meant Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid earned the right to take their famous capital city derby to Milan for one night only. Here, PA Sport analyses where Saturday’s...

  • Football news

    Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham says action needs to be taken against Hibernian supporters after he was forced to flee crowd trouble at the end of the Scottish Cup final. The Ibrox stopper was among several Gers players targeted when thousands...