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  • Portugal reward coach Santos with new contract

    Portugal coach Fernando Santos will remain in charge of the Euro 2016 winners until after the next Euro Championship. Santos, 61, led Portugal to its first European title with an extra-time triumph over hosts France in Paris earlier this...

  • No job for me at ’Pool just yet, says Gerrard

    Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists there is currently “no job opportunity” for him at the club despite being in contact with manager Jurgen Klopp. The 36-year-old midfielder is into the final six months of his contract with Los...

  • Atletico chief rules out striker Costa’s return

    Atletico chief rules out striker Costa’s return

    Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has ruled out Chelsea forward Diego Costa’s possible return to the Vicente Calderon stadium this summer despite reports suggesting otherwise. The arrival of Michy Batshuayi at Chelsea from Marseille has led...

  • Liverpool complete signing of defender Klavan

    Liverpool complete signing of defender Klavan

    Liverpool have signed centre-back Ragnar Klavan from Bundesliga side Augsburg on a long-term contract, the Premier League side said yesterday. The 30-year-old, who has more than 100 caps for Estonia, made 40 appearances for Augsburg last season...

  • 1982-83 – year of the Spartans

    1982-83 – year of the Spartans

    In 1982-83, the Premier League had one of the most dramatic endings in the history of the game. From the very start, Ħamrun Spartans went all-out to win the championship. Throughout the long months of the campaign there was never any doubt of...

  • Hibs start against Gozo

    Hibs start against Gozo

    Women’s league champions Hibernians will start their title defence in the 2016-17 campaign with a match against Gozo following draws made recently at the Malta FA offices. Last season, Hibernians clinched the league for the third time in a row...

  • Football news

    Striker Olivier Giroud is likely to stay at Arsenal, his agent Michael Manuello has said, playing down speculation linking the Frenchman with a move to Napoli. Uncertainty surrounding the 29-year-old’s future intensified after British media...

  • Sporting briefs

    Negredo: Middlesbrough agreed a deal to sign Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo on a season-long loan. Paperwork is still to be completed but the 30-year-old former Manchester City forward has already linked up with Boro at their pre-season training...

  • Allardyce set to succeed Hodgson as England manager

    Allardyce set to succeed Hodgson as England manager

    Sam Allardyce will be appointed the new England manager within 24 hours, Press Association Sport understands. The 61-year-old Sunderland boss arrived at Victoria Park for his club's first pre-season friendly against Hartlepool shortly after 6pm...

  • Tenacious Valletta come up short of historic qualification

    Tenacious Valletta come up short of historic qualification

    A tenacious performance by Valletta simply wasn’t enough to book the team a place in the Champions League third qualifying round at the expense of Red Star Belgrade. Valletta looked set for a historic result in Belgrade when Jonathan Caruana...

  • Valletta rue missed chances as Red Star win to progress

    Valletta rue missed chances as Red Star win to progress

    Red Star Belgrade 2Donald 30, Katai 76Valletta 1 Caruana 11 (Red Star win 4-2 on aggregate) Valletta’s run in this season’s Champions League came to an end yesterday after they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Red Star Belgrade to bow out of UEFA’s...

  • Villar to run for UEFA top post

    Spaniard Angel Maria Villar, the interim head of UEFA, will run for the presidency of European soccer’s governing body, Spain’s football federation (RFEF) said yesterday. Villar, the RFEF president, has been acting head of UEFA since October 2015,...

  • Ancelotti dismisses interest in Sane

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out making a move for Schalke winger Leroy Sane, saying he is happy with the squad he already has at his disposal. The Bundesliga champions have been linked with a move for the 20-year-old, as have Pep...

  • Rodgers says Celtic need to be patient against Lincoln RI

    Boss Brendan Rodgers is confident Celtic fans will have the patience that might be needed to get past Lincoln Red Imps in their Champions League qualifier at Parkhead tonight. The Hoops are surprisingly trailing 1-0 to the part-timers after last...

  • Hull City manager Bruce interviewed for England job

    Hull City manager Bruce interviewed for England job

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce has held “informal” talks with the English FA about the vacant England manager’s job, according to the club. The Tigers say no official approach has been made by the FA and have echoed Sunderland, whose manager Sam...

  • Pressure to win title is more on new managers – Ranieri

    Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is not losing sleep over his team’s Premier League title defence and believes the pressure to succeed is more on the new managers of the big-name clubs. Under Ranieri, 5000-1 outsiders Leicester won their first...

  • New Italy coach Ventura says he should not be judged by lack of titles

    New Italy coach Ventura says he should not be judged by lack of titles

    Italy’s new coach Giampiero Ventura, officially presented yesterday, said he should not be judged by his lack of major titles and that he had enjoyed “other victories” in his long career. Ventura, the second oldest coach to occupy the post,...

  • Gudmundsson moves to Burnley

    Gudmundsson moves to Burnley

    Burnley have signed Iceland international winger Johann Gudmundsson and goalkeeper Nick Pope from Charlton Athletic, the promoted Premier League side said. Burnley did not disclose financial details of the deals, but both players have signed...

  • Zidane says Real squad is ‘difficult to improve’

    Zidane says Real squad is ‘difficult to improve’

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has plenty of time for the talents of Paul Pogba, but insists his own current squad is “difficult to improve”. France midfielder Pogba has been linked with a big-money move away from Juventus, with a return to...

  • Juve continue to get stronger

    Juve continue to get stronger

    The draws for the 2016/17 Serie A season will be made on Friday with the opening day set for the third weekend of August. Although this summer’s transfer market will not come to a conclusion until the end of next month, there are already strong...