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  • Football news

    Chris Ramsey hopes to secure his long-term future as QPR boss this week. The 53-year-old is hopeful he can sign a new Loftus Road contract before Sunday’s match against Leicester City. Asked if he hopes to have his future finalised this week,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rome derby: The much-awaited derby between Roma and Lazio has now been moved to Monday, the Lega Serie A announced yesterday. The match was originally scheduled for Sunday at 3pm but Lazio, who face Juventus in the Coppa Italia final tomorrow,...

  • Clinical Hibernians keep their double dream alive

    Clinical Hibernians keep their double dream alive

    Qormi 0Hibernians 2Agius 11; Jorginho 65; With Hibernians in the driving seat after storming into a two-goal lead early in the second half, their vocal fans turned their attention to Birkirkara, their opponents in the FA Trophy showdown on...

  • Luxol dethrone Balzan

    Luxol dethrone Balzan

    Luxol are the new Gatorade Premier League champions after beating Balzan 4-3 in the second match from the futsal final series. Balzan, the outgoing champions, struggled to find their rhythm but improved in the second half only to fall just short...

  • Cagliari relegated as Berardi sinks Milan

    Cagliari relegated as Berardi sinks Milan

    Cagliari were relegated with two matches still to play, ending an 11-year stint in Serie A, after losing 1-0 at home to Palermo yesterday. Atalanta, the only team that Cagliari could have caught, were able to celebrate survival despite being...

  • Zenit SP crowned Russian champions with two matches to spare

    Zenit St Petersburg, managed by Andre Villas-Boas, won their fourth Russian Premier League title yesterday after drawing 1-1 at FC Ufa. The point proved to be enough with Zenit moving into an unassailable lead on 64 points, eight ahead of their...

  • Arsenal stay ahead in race for third

    Arsenal stay ahead in race for third

    Manchester United and Arsenal battled to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford yesterday to leave the Londoners ahead in the race to qualify directly for next season’s Champions League group stage without having to face a play-off. Ander Herrera volleyed...

  • Barcelona beat Atletico to wrap up 23rd Liga crown

    Barcelona beat Atletico to wrap up 23rd Liga crown

    Treble-chasing Barcelona are La Liga champions for the fifth time in seven years after a clinical Lionel Messi strike secured a 1-0 victory away to Atletico Madrid that wrapped up the title with a game to spare yesterday. Cristiano Ronaldo hit a...

  • Treble-seeking PSG still the top team in Ligue 1

    Treble-seeking PSG still the top team in Ligue 1

    Paris St Germain made up for another European failure by clinching their third Ligue 1 title in a row on Saturday after a tense season as they took the second step towards what would be an unprecedented domestic treble. PSG lifted the title after...

  • Local football results

    Youth FA Under-15: Ħamrun vs Mosta 0-2; Tarxien Rainbows vs Melita 0-2; St Andrew’s vs Luqa SA 7-0; Sta Luċija vs Siġġiewi 1-6; Għaxaq vs Żejtun Corinthians 6-1. (St Andrew’s Section B winners). GIDA Cup final: WPU vs Club33 1-1 (Club33 win 4-2 on...

  • Football news

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has told the fans ahead of today’s Serie A home clash with Parma that they are not giving his players the respect they deserve after a strong season. Fiorentina were booed by their fans after Europa League...

  • Sporting briefs

    Basle: The point from a goalless draw with Young Boys was enough to guarantee Basle their 18th Super League title. The side from St-Jakob Park were 11 points ahead of second-placed Young Boys ahead of yesterday’s meeting and the gap remained the...

  • Fenech breaks City’s hearts again

    Fenech breaks City’s hearts again

    Birkirkara 1Fenech 110;Valletta 0 (after extra-time) Paul Fenech’s decision to spurn Valletta’s overtures and extend his deal with Birkirkara made for an intriguing sub-plot to this eagerly-awaited FA Trophy semi-final between the two fierce...

  • Hibs back in competitive mode – Nisevic

    Hibs back in competitive mode – Nisevic

    Hibernians are still on cloud nine after walking away with the Premier League title but coach Branko Nisevic is in no doubt that his feted players have rediscovered their focus ahead of their FA Trophy semi-final against Qormi this evening at the...

  • Gerrard suffers farewell agony

    Gerrard suffers farewell agony

    Aston Villa were crushed 6-1 by Southampton but joined Leicester City in celebrating Premier League survival yesterday while Steven Gerrard’s farewell party was spoiled as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Midlands duo Villa and Leicester,...

  • Norwich to face Boro for Premier League place

    Norwich to face Boro for Premier League place

    Norwich City will meet Middlesbrough at Wembley for a place in the Premier League next season after a 3-1 victory over 10-man Ipswich Town in their Championship playoff semi-final, second leg at Carrow Road yesterday. Ipswich went down 4-2 on...

  • Austin snubbed by football powers

    Austin snubbed by football powers

    Can someone explain to me why England’s top teams are not rushing to sign a striker who is arguably one of the country’s most natural goal scorers? With Queens Park Rangers relegated to the Championship it is highly unlikely Charlie Austin will...

  • Raffael puts Gladbach in Champions League

    Raffael puts Gladbach in Champions League

    Borussia Moenchengladbach secured a Champions League group stage place for the first time after two goals from Raffael secured a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga yesterday. With one game left, third-placed Gladbach cannot be caught by...

  • Motherwell in relegation play-off

    Motherwell face a fight for survival in the play-off’s after St Mirren ensured Ian Baraclough’s team will finish second bottom of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 win in Paisley. With Kilmarnock and Ross County three points ahead before...

  • Inter keeper Handanovic hands win to Juventus

    Inter keeper Handanovic hands win to Juventus

    Inter are in danger of missing out on a place in Europe next season after goalkeeper Samir Handanovic gifted champions Juventus a 2-1 victory in Serie A yesterday. Elsewhere, Lazio took an important step towards a Champions League berth by winning...

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