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  • Sporting briefs

    Leeds coach: Leeds United have appointed former Manchester City striker Uwe Rosler as their fifth head coach in less than a year, the Championship club announced yesterday. The ex-Brentford manager has signed a two-year contract at Elland Road...

  • Matri the unlikely hero as Juventus win Coppa Italia

    Matri the unlikely hero as Juventus win Coppa Italia

    Substitute Alessandro Matri was the unlikely hero when he scored an extra-time winner to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Lazio in the Coppa Italia final, keeping them on course for the treble. Matri, who has changed clubs in each of the last four...

  • Sunderland secure Premier League safety after draw at Arsenal

    Sunderland secure Premier League safety after draw at Arsenal

    Sunderland secured their Premier League survival after manning the barricades to tough out a 0-0 draw at Arsenal, for whom a point was enough to all but seal third place and a spot in the Champions League group stage. The battle to avoid...

  • Rivals to blame for loss says Chelsea’s Mourinho

    Rivals to blame for loss says Chelsea’s Mourinho

    Manager Jose Mourinho took a sly dig at Chelsea’s title rivals for allowing them to switch off at the end of the season. The champions slipped to a deserved 3-0 defeat at West Brom late Monday and had Cesc Fabregas sent off in comical fashion. It...

  • QPR keep faith with head coach Ramsey

    QPR keep faith with head coach Ramsey

    Chris Ramsey was named as head coach of relegated Queens Park Rangers yesterday despite failing to turn around the club’s fortunes since taking over on a temporary basis in February. The London club, who suffered a second relegation from the...

  • ‘Financial fair play rules never worked’

    Arsene Wenger believes the new £5 billion Premier League domestic TV rights deal has provoked clubs in the rest of Europe to demand changes to UEFA’s financial fair play rules. UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed on Monday that the FFP rules...

  • Relegated Burnley to release Wallace

    Relegated Burnley to release Wallace

    Relegated Burnley are to release winger Ross Wallace at the end of the season. The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and the club have announced his departure as they look to rebuild following relegation from the Premier League. The...

  • England could win in 2022 says FA chief Glenn

    England could win in 2022 says FA chief Glenn

    New Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has claimed England winning the World Cup in 2022 is not a “pie-in-the-sky” hope. Glenn started in his new job on Monday and said he supported FA chairman Greg Dyke’s target of England winning...

  • Lima, Jorginho sign new contracts at Hibs

    Brazilian duo Jackson Lima and Jorginho have pledged their future to Hibernians after putting pen to paper on new contracts, the Malta champions announced yesterday. In a short statement, Hibernians said that midfielder Lima had agreed terms with...

  • Scolari leaves Gremio

    Former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has left Gremio after a run of poor results, the club said yesterday. “Luiz Felipe is no longer Gremio coach,” said club president Romildo Bolzan. “He resigned earlier this morning. He believed that his...

  • Xavi set to quit Barcelona

    Barcelona midfielder Xavi will end his long association with the Catalan giants at the end of the season, according to his father. Xavi joined the club’s famous La Masia youth system at the age of 11 and has developed into a central figure in a...

  • Dual nationality choice for Corchia

    Lille full-back Sebastien Corchia has raised the possibility he could turn his back on France to represent Italy at international level. Corchia won 26 caps for France at under-21 level and recently alluded to what he described as a...

  • Lazio seek to topple Juventus

    Lazio seek to topple Juventus

    Tonight, Juventus and Lazio will bring the curtains down on the 67th Coppa Italia as they face each other in the final at the Olympic Stadium. Juventus won their most recent of nine Italian Cups in Marcello Lippi’s maiden season with the club in...

  • Ballack tips coach Klopp for English move this summer

    Ballack tips coach Klopp for English move this summer

    Michael Ballack believes Jurgen Klopp will be working in the Premier League next season, saying he has all the attributes to do well in England. Klopp has already announced that he will be resigning as coach of Borussia Dortmund in the summer and...

  • Mediaset and Sky offices searched in anti-trust investigation

    Italy’s competition watchdog and financial police searched the offices of Mediaset SpA and Sky Italia, part of Sky Plc, yesterday in an investigation into the sale of Serie A rights, police and sources with knowledge of the matter said. Italy’s...

  • Football news

    Bournemouth will not be increasing the capacity of their Goldsands Stadium in time for their first season in the Premier League. The Goldsands Stadium can seat only 11,700 and it was ex-pected work would begin to meet the need for rising ticket...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fabinho: Brazilian defender Fabinho will be staying with Ligue 1 club AS Monaco until June 2019 under a deal with his parent club Rio Ave. The 21-year-old right back, called up by Brazil for this year’s Copa America, has been on loan for the past...

  • Jorginho, Lima sign new Hibs deals

    Brazilian players Jorginho and Jackson Lima are staying with Hibernians after signing new contracts with the newly-crowned champions. Jorginho, who joined Hibernians last summer, has extended his contract for another three years. The former Qormi...

  • Priso applies for Maltese passport

    Priso applies for Maltese passport

    Cameroonian winger Njongo Doding Priso is set to follow Nigeria-born striker Alfred Effiong after applying for a Maltese passport which would make him eligible to represent Malta in international football. Priso, who has been married to a Maltese...

  • Progress of local referees delights Elleray

    Progress of local referees delights Elleray

    Former FIFA referee David Elleray has paid tribute to the improvement made by Maltese match officials in recent years, a fact borne out by the increasing number of international appointments. “The level of referees at the top of Maltese football...

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