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  • Pearson’s Foxes out to tame Black Cats

    Pearson’s Foxes out to tame Black Cats

    At the summit of the Premier League, the champions and the three other Champions League candidates are now settled. Down at the bottom matters are different though. Burnley and Queens Park Rangers are doomed with two matches remaining but the...

  • Emotional Anfield gathers for Gerrard’s last home game

    Emotional Anfield gathers for Gerrard’s last home game

    An emotional Anfield will witness the end of an era this evening when Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard makes his final home appearance after more than 700 games and 17 years playing for his boyhood club. Tickets that normally cost £47 are on sale...

  • Garcia tries to breathe life into waning Roma

    Garcia tries to breathe life into waning Roma

    Roma have been confined to their Trigoria training ground ahead of tomorrow’s match against Udinese as exasperated coach Rudi Garcia tries to breathe new life back into his faltering side. The only surprise after a dismal campaign in the second...

  • Dnipro charged by UEFA over crowd trouble

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Ukraine’s Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk following their Europa League semi-final victory over Napoli, European soccer’s governing body said yesterday. Dnipro are facing charges over the behaviour of their...

  • Sant to ref U-17 quarter-final

    Maltese referee Alan Mario Sant will be in charge of today’s UEFA U-17 Championship quarter-final between holders England and Russia at the Lazur Stadium in Burgas, Bulgaria. Sant has already officiated in the tournament which comes to a close...

  • Football fixtures

    Bundesliga Playing today – 15.30Augsburg vs HanoverB. Leverkusen vs HoffenheimFreiburg vs B. MunichH. Berlin vs E. FrankfurtMainz vs CologneSchalke vs PaderbornStuttgart vs HamburgW. Bremen vs B. M’gladbachWolfsburg vs B. Dortmund Leading...

  • Football news

    Petr Cech has been given the green light to talk to other clubs by Chelsea, according to the goalkeeper’s agent. After a decade as number one, Cech has found himself second choice behind Thibaut Courtois this season as Chelsea won the Premier...

  • Sporting briefs

    Livermore: Hull City have suspended midfielder Jake Livermore after he tested positive for cocaine. Livermore, who has made one appearance for England, failed a random drug test after the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last month. Livermore’s...

  • Mosta retain Premier League status

    Mosta retain Premier League status

    MOSTA-2, GZIRA UNITED-0 Mosta scored two late goals to beat Gzira United in a relegation-promotion play-off. The game looked to be heading for extra-time but late strikes from Udo Fortune ad Gary Roberts ensured that Mosta kept their top-flight...

  • Attack by fans halts football match

    A high-profile football match between Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was stopped when visiting players were sprayed by fans with an eye irritant believed to be pepper spray or mace. Buenos Aires public prosecutor Martin Ocampo said...

  • Allegri must decide which Juventus to send to Berlin

    Allegri must decide which Juventus to send to Berlin

    Juventus have shown an uncanny ability to change their approach according to the circumstances and coach Massimiliano Allegri now has to decide which version of his side he wants to face Barcelona in the Champions League final next month Juventus,...

  • Ancelotti Real ‘proud’ of players

    Ancelotti Real ‘proud’ of players

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has come out in defence of his players after their Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus. The defending champions drew 1-1 at home to Juve on Wednesday to lose their semi-final tie 3-2 on aggregate. “We...

  • United set to spend to support trophy push

    United set to spend to support trophy push

    English Premier League football club Manchester United hinted yesterday at another spending spree this summer after promising to have a squad capable of competing with the best teams in Europe next season. Led by new coach Louis van Gaal, the...

  • Seleznyov heads Dnipro into first final

    Seleznyov heads Dnipro into first final

    Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk reached their first European final when Yevhen Seleznyov’s header gave them a 1-0 win over Napoli in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final yesterday. The Ukrainians, backed by a fervent sell-out crowd at Kiev’s...

  • Planned strike by top players suspended

    A potential strike by top Spanish footballers has been suspended after a petition filed by the league (LFP) against planned action by the players’ union (AFE) was upheld by the High Court yesterday. The strike threatened to disrupt the final two...

  • Frankfurt girls score late to win CLeague

    A stoppage time winner from Mandy Islacker gave FFC Frankfurt a 2-1 victory over Paris St Germain yesterday as the Germans lifted the women’s Champions League trophy for a fourth time. Islacker’s curling left-footed shot from 15 metres took keeper...

  • High stakes as Mosta, Gżira fight for top-flight spot

    High stakes as Mosta, Gżira fight for top-flight spot

    Mosta and Gżira United face a make-or-break scenario this evening as they meet in a relegation-promotion play-off at the National Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm). Premier League football awaits the winner of this veritable decider which has been...

  • ‘My attachment to this club is too strong’

    ‘My attachment to this club is too strong’

    Midfielder Paul Fenech has ended all the uncertainty about his future after signing a new three-year deal with Birkirkara, the Premier League club announced on their website yesterday. The highly-rated Fenech had been widely expected to seek...

  • Football news

    Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel will retire at the end of the season, the club have announced. The 43-year-old will bring the curtain down on a career which has spanned three decades and included spells with Liverpool, Blackburn and Aston...

  • Sporting briefs

    Welbeck: Former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck is doubtful as Arsenal go to Old Trafford on Sunday bidding to secure a top-three place in the Premier League and with it automatic qualification to the Champions League group stages.

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