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  • Liverpool trio on shortlist for PFA player of the year

    Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year award. Striking duo Suarez and Sturridge have scored 49 league goals between them...

  • Football results

    The Championship: Bournemouth vs Sheffield Wed. 2-4; Blackburn vs Yeovil 0-0; Charlton vs Bolton 0-0; Huddersfield vs Brighton 1-1; Wigan vs Reading 3-0; Blackpool vs Burnley 0-1; Doncaster vs Derby 0-2. League One: Brentford vs Preston 1-0;...

  • Sporting briefs

    Destro: Striker Mattia Destro will miss Roma’s game at Fiorentina today after the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) dismissed an appeal against his three-match ban for punching Cagliari defender Davide Astori. Destro was banned by a Serie A...

  • Football news

    Virgil van Dijk claims he knows nothing of interest from English clubs. The 22-year-old’s agent was quoted as saying some “top clubs” in England had shown interest in the Celtic defender. But the Dutchman played down the prospect of a move after...

  • Outgoing Naxxar president Drago handed 10-match ban

    Dione Drago, who stepped down as Naxxar Lions president on Wednesday, was handed a 10-match touchline ban today. Drago, who masterminded Naxxar's rise from the lower tiers back to the top flight of Maltese football, was sanctioned for his...

  • Inter target Premier League duo

    Inter president Erick Thohir has confirmed the Nerazzurri are looking to bring in a top striker this summer, with Manchester City's Edin Dzeko and Chelsea's Fernando Torres as their main targets. Dzeko is under contract with the Premier League...

  • Stuttering City held by Sunderland

    Manchester City saw their title hopes effectively ended after being held to a home draw by the Premier League’s bottom club Sunderland, yesterday. If Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool had deeply wounded City’s chances then this 2-2 draw...

  • Robben inspires Bayern to final

    Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 to set up a mouth-watering German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund. Bayern, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals next...

  • Probert to referee FA Cup final

    Lee Probert will referee the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull next month, the English FA has announced. The 41-year-old Wiltshire official, who originally hails from the Isle of Wight, will be joined by assistant referees Jake Collin and Mick...

  • Bale goal gives Real cup win over Barca

    Gareth Bale raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish King’s Cup last night. Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in the close season, sped down the left wing...

  • Deschamps to pick squad with Euro 2016 in mind

    Didier Deschamps will make his World Cup squad selection with the 2016 Euro Championship in mind, the France coach said yesterday. Speaking to French news channel BFMTV, Deschamps suggested he had to balance a desire for glory in Brazil this June...

  • Prandelli warns Azzurri players

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has warned his players that indiscipline will cost them a place in his World Cup squad. Prandelli omitted Roma’s top scorer Mattia Destro from his 42-man list for this week’s fitness tests in preparation for this...

  • Juve’s Tevez to visit Disney during finals

    Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has revealed he will be at Disney World with his family when Argentina compete at the World Cup this summer. Despite being Juve’s top scorer with 18 league goals this season, Tevez is unlikely to be included in...

  • Di Natale staying put says Udinese chief

    Udinese are confident captain Antonio Di Natale will remain at the club beyond this summer. The Italy forward surprised his club and the fans by announcing earlier this year his intention to retire from football at the end of the season. However,...

  • Manchester City stars are highest paid athletes

    Manchester City’s players are the highest paid athletes in the world of sport, according to a new survey. The average first-team pay at City has been calculated at £5.3 million per year, or £102,653 per week, ahead of baseball’s New York Yankees...

  • Mourinho’s Chelsea reach semis again

    Jose Mourinho never ceases to astound. Chelsea’s chances had been written off ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final after returning from France 3-1 in arrears against the might of Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain. But,...

  • Floriana foil Hibs’ double aspirations

    Hibernians are one of the most successful clubs in Maltese football. However, up to 1960, they had failed to win a major honour. It seemed that a spell was cast on this club which would never be broken. The hoodoo was finally broken in season...

  • 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...

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