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  • Arter strikes for Bournemouth

    Harry Arter scored his second wonder goal in five days as Bournemouth stepped up their bid to reach the Premier League with an emphatic 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, yesterday. Arter’s powerful 20-yard strike early in the second half was sandwiched...

  • Martino hits out at proximity of CLeague final with Copa

    Martino hits out at proximity of CLeague final with Copa

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino complained about the scheduling of the European Champions League final which could involve a number of his players five days before the Copa America kicks off in Chile. The Champions League final in Berlin is...

  • Rooney can end Anfield hoodoo says Van Gaal

    Rooney can end Anfield hoodoo says Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal hopes Wayne Rooney will finally end his Anfield hoodoo this afternoon. Rooney has almost every medal in England locked up in a huge trophy room in his Cheshire mansion, but success at Anfield has been hard to find for the Manchester...

  • Denmark players end bitter dispute with FA

    A bitter dispute between the Danish FA (DBU) and the country’s international players has been brought to an end after three new collective agreements were announced regarding payments and bonuses to national teams. The DBU had wanted to slash...

  • Juventus out to make amends against Genoa

    Juventus out to make amends against Genoa

    Juventus will start learning how to play without Paul Pogba today against Genoa with the France midfielder ruled out for two months through injury. Pogba limped off with a hamstring problem during Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League triumph at...

  • Omeruo in Nigeria U-23 squad

    Pembroke Athleta striker Lucky Omeruo has been named in the Nigeria U-23 squad to face Zambia in an All Africa Games qualifier today. Coach Samson Siasia called up 18 players for the match in Abuja as he looks to lead the side a step closer to...

  • Gribbon lifts Melita

    Gribbon lifts Melita

    Żurrieq 0Melita 1 A second-half penalty goal scored by George Gribbon saw Melita back to winning ways to continue with their push for promotion. The game only came to life midway through the second half as the first hour of play was a real...

  • BOV Premier League statistics – scorers and red cards

    BOV Premier League statistics – scorers and red cards

    BalzanPiccioni 12 (2 pens); Kaljevic 8 (2 pens); Mifsud Triganza 5, Guerrero 5; Darmanin 3, Zarate 3; Micallef 2; Serrano, Bezzina, Guobadia, Arab, Grima. Red cards: Cassar (vs Naxxar); Guobadia (vs Valletta); Brincat (vs Hibernians); Arab (vs...

  • Dortmund back in scoring form with win at Hanover

    Dortmund back in scoring form with win at Hanover

    Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as last season’s runners-up beat Hanover 3-2 yesterday for their first win in three Bundesliga games that kept up their hopes of a European spot next season. Dortmund bounced back from...

  • Hoops extend lead at the top

    Dundee United went down without much of a fight as Celtic cruised to a 3-0 Scottish Premiership win in the fourth meeting between the clubs in 14 days, yesterday. The previous three clashes, including a 2-0 Scottish League Cup final win for the...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaAtletico Madrid vs Getafe 2-0; R. Vallecano vs Malaga 1-0; Levante vs Celta Vigo 0-1; Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria 2-1; Granada vs Eibar 0-0. Today: 12.00 Deportivo vs Espanyol. 17.00 Villarreal vs Sevilla. 19.00 Real Sociedad vs Cordoba.

  • Football news

    Dynamo Kiev face disciplinary proceedings after their fans were accused of racist behaviour during the Europa League second leg against Everton on Thursday. The Ukrainian side advanced to the quarter-finals, with a 5-2 win on the night securing a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Match-fixing: Twelve players and officials were held for questioning over alleged match-fixing following a game in the Moldovan championship on Friday. The Moldovan National Anti-Corruption Agency questioned the 12 following the conclusion of the...

  • Kaljevic lifts Balzan to fourth

    Kaljevic lifts Balzan to fourth

    Balzan 3Grima 1; Kaljevic 69, 81;Tarxien Rainbows 2Grioli 37og; Soly 52; Balzan’s quest for a top-four finish remains on track. With rivals Floriana dropping four points after back-to-back draws, the onus was on Balzan to seize the opportunity...

  • Wanderers gain some breathing space

    Sliema Wanderers 3Bocar 40, 52; Scerri 47;Zebbug Rangers 2Camilleri 20; Mintoff 60og; Six points separated Sliema and Zebbug but both were in dire need of a win after slumping to back-to-back defeats. Given the gap between the two contestants...

  • Real Madrid to face Atletico in repeat of last season’s final

    Real Madrid to face Atletico in repeat of last season’s final

    Atletico Madrid were handed a chance to avenge last season’s Champions League final defeat by city rivals and record 10-times winners Real after the two sides were drawn together in the last eight yesterday. Paris St Germain and Barcelona were...

  • Big rivals strive for a top-four finish

    Big rivals strive for a top-four finish

    Clashes between Liverpool and Manchester United usually produce good football and endless drama. Tomorrow at Anfield, Liverpool will be looking to turn the tables on United following their 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford earlier this season. Last...

  • FIFA to pay clubs $209m in WCup compensation

    FIFA will pay $209 million to clubs releasing players for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the same sum again for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, nearly three times the amount distributed in 2014. “A total of $209 million will be distributed among...

  • Leaders Juve face Genoa without the injured Pogba

    Leaders Juve face Genoa without the injured Pogba

    Juventus are heading into the home stretch of the campaign in the unusual position of being in the title hunt of three competitions. The Turin giants, who host Genoa tomorrow, will be in buoyant mood because this week they won 3-0 at Borussia...

  • Guendogan, Badstuber return

    Fit-again midfielder Ilkay Guendogan and defender Holger Badstuber returned to the Germany squad yesterday after long injury absences. Guendogan, who last played for Germany in August 2013 before a back injury ruled him out for all of last season,...

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