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  • Theuma is BOV woman player of the month

    Dorianne Theuma (picture) has just been named BOV Player of the Month for the third time following a series of sound performances for Hibernians during March in the national league organised by the Malta FA. The midfielder’s current fine form,...

  • Football news

    Luton Town won promotion back to the Football League after an absence of five years without kicking a ball late Tuesday when they were handed the Conference Premier crown. Luton, a Championship club in 2007 before being relegated three times in a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Banned: Crawley defender Paul Connolly has been banned for five matches by the FA after confronting a supporter who threw the ball at him from the stands during an English League One match last week. The 30-year-old was charged with violent...

  • Stuttering Man City held by bottom side Sunderland

    Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow as they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium. Everton suffered a surprise 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to hit their...

  • Mqabba Nursery appoints new coach

    Mqabba FC Youth Nursery has appointed Nicholas Baldacchino head coach as from next season. He will replace Mark Bondin who has joined another nursery. Mr Baldacchino, a Uefa B licence holder, has been involved in youth football for several years.

  • ‘Pool mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster

    Thousands gathered at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 of their fans died during an FA Cup semi-final, one of the darkest days in the history of English football. The...

  • Dortmund win to reach Cup final

    In-form Borussia Dortmund kept up their hopes of a trophy this season, easing past VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 yesterday with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Robert Lewandowski to reach the German Cup final. Dortmund could face holders and rivals Bayern...

  • Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1 to regain fourth place

    Olivier Giroud’s sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave FA Cup finalists Arsenal a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium to move back up into the top four of the Premier League. After a slow start following their...

  • Football results

    Championship: Charlton vs Barnsley 1-2.League One: Crawley vs Tranmere 2-0.Scottish Championship: Raith Rovers vs Queen of South 3-2.League One: Rangers vs Forfar 3-0.French Cup SF: Rennes vs Angers 3-2. Today’s SF – 21.00 Guingamp vs Monaco.

  • Conte puts personal interests aside

    Coach Antonio Conte stressed he was fully focused on Juve’s title charge rather than his own future after his team moved a step closer to a third straight Scudetto with a 2-0 triumph at Udinese late Monday. Juventus responded to Roma’s weekend...

  • Real’s Ronaldo to miss cup final against Barca

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss tonight’s King’s Cup final (kick-off: 21.30) against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday. The Portugal captain has missed...

  • Simeone won’t stop Costa move to Chelsea

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer. Costa has been the standout player in Atletico’s exceptional season to date, with his 26 goals in 31 Primera Liga matches...

  • Sydney see red over sky blue Melbourne

    Sydney FC are up in arms about the proposed rebranding of Melbourne Heart in line with club owners Manchester City, protesting that there is only room for A-League team playing in sky blue. Twice champions Sydney have played in sky blue, the state...

  • Young Maltese referees officiating in England

    Two young Maltese referees, Ishmael Barbara and Alex Johnson, are currently in England officiating matches following an agreement of collaboration reached between English Referees General Manager Mike Riley and Malta FA Director of Refereeing...

  • Benfica pose a tough task for Juve

    Last week’s Europa League draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon paired Sevilla with their Primera Liga rivals Valencia which means a place for a Spanish team in the final is guaranteed. Juventus got a tough draw as Benfica could deny the...

  • Immobile, Cerci lead Italy goal talent charge

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has a striker selection headache ahead of the World Cup in Brazil with Torino pair Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci leading a surge of young Italian attacking talent. The duo were the architects of Torino’s last-gasp...

  • Football news

    Swansea have confirmed “a couple of incidents between certain players” took place during training last week. Media reports surfaced yesterday of a training ground bust-up prior to the Chelsea game that Swansea lost 1-0 two days ago. “Yes, there...

  • Sporting briefs

    Wilmots: Marc Wilmots has extended his contract as Belgium coach by four years until 2018, the Royal Belgian FA (URBSFA) said yesterday. “Marc Wilmots and the URBSFA have found an agreement to extend their collaboration for four more years,” it said.

  • Top clubs set to learn FFP fates

    Manchester City and Paris St Germain will learn this week whether they are deemed to be in serious breach of UEFA’s financial fair play rules. The Club Financial Control Body’s (CFCB) investigatory chamber, headed by former Belgium Prime Minister...

  • Italian crowds fall by over six per cent in a year

    The number of people going to watch soccer in Italian stadiums has dropped by over 800,000 or six per cent in the space of a year, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said yesterday. With the game in Italy losing ground on the pitch to European...

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