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  • Bundesliga registers double-digit growth in 2013/14

    The Bundesliga posted record turnover of €2.45 billion for 2013/14, up by more than 12 per cent, marking uninterrupted growth for the 10th straight season, the German football league (DFL) said yesterday. Turnover was up from €2.17 billion in...

  • League still in talks over Cellino

    Leeds president Massimo Cellino’s lawyers remain in talks with the Football League over its decision to ban him from being owner of the club. Cellino was scheduled to sever all ties with Leeds on Wednesday after losing his appeal against the...

  • Title rivals Nadur and Xewkija stay on winning path

    Title rivals Nadur and Xewkija stay on winning path

    Title challengers Nadur Youngsters and Xewkija Tigers ended matchday 11 of the GfA Division One on a high note after deserved wins over Kerċem Ajax and Oratory Youths respectively. Both teams have anothermatch to play before their direct clash on...

  • Six-goal Kaca haunts Żebbuġ

    Six-goal Kaca haunts Żebbuġ

    Endrit Kaca took his scoring run to another level as the Albanian hit six goals in Qormi’s 12-6 win over derby rivals Żebbuġ Rangers. The Yellow-Blacks, now fifth in the Premier Division standings, led 7-3 before the break with the 24-year-old...

  • Football news

    United States women’s team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for 30 days by US Soccer following an incident during a training camp. Solo’s husband, former Seattle Seahawks NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on suspicion of driving...

  • Div. One

    Today: Centenary Stadium 19.30 St George’s vs Lija Athletic. Tomorrow: Centenary Stadium 14.00 Rabat Ajax vs Gżira United; 16.00 Vittoriosa Stars vs St Andrew’s.Luxol Stadium 14.00 Żurrieq vs Birżebbuġa; 16.15 Melita vs Msida SJ. Sunday: Centenary...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mason: Ryan Mason has committed his future to Tottenham, penning a new five-and-a-half year deal at White Hart Lane. the 23-year-old midfielder made his debut for the club in November 2008 as a late substitute at NEC Nijmegen in the UEFA Cup.

  • Late Qormi flourish floors Greens

    Late Qormi flourish floors Greens

    Floriana 1Qormi 3 The FA Trophy again brought Qormi a modicum of respite from their league travails. Taking on Floriana in the only all-Premier League fourth round clash, Qormi found an extra gear in the final 20 minutes as goals from Frank Temile...

  • Stuttering Stripes edge past Siġġiewi

    Siġġiewi 0Birkirkara 3 Birkirkara needed three second-half goals to lower the colours of a resilient Siġġiewi and progress to the quarter-finals of the KO competition, last night. It was a disappointing performance from the Stripes who struggled...

  • Ten-man Hibernians survive mighty scare

    Nadur Youngsters 1Hibernians 3 Hibs reached the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy last night after sweating to stave off the bold challenge from Nadur Youngsters. The Paolites were trailing by one goal and with a player less in the second half...

  • Kaljevic heads Balzan through

    Kaljevic heads Balzan through

    Balzan 6Zabbar St Patrick 0 Bojan Kaljevic provided an instant reminder of his scoring prowess as he hit four goals on his debut for Balzan yesterday. Making his first start in more than four weeks after completing a three-match ban, Kaljevic...

  • Rampant Sirens humble depleted Gudja

    Gudja United 0Sirens 6 Sirens’ stunning run in the FA Trophy continued as the Division Two outfit crushed First Division leaders Gudja United. In the previous round, Kevin Vella’s team eliminated Żurrieq 5-2 and yesterday they were again at their...

  • Pieta reach last eight

    Victoria Hotspurs 0Pieta Hotspurs 1 Pieta are through to the FA Trophy quarter-finals after beating Gozitan team Victoria Hotspurs 1-0 yesterday. Pieta produced the better play for most of the match but only managed to pierce the Victoria defence...

  • Another refereeing row brews in Italy

    Another refereeing row brews in Italy

    Empoli coach Maurizio Sarri has branded the Coppa Italia an “unsporting competition” after his team’s controversial extra-time defeat to Roma, the latest refereeing controversy to hit Italian football. Roma converted a penalty six minutes from...

  • Townsend goal gives Spurs edge

    Townsend goal gives Spurs edge

    Tottenham Hotspur needed a 73rd-minute penalty from Andros Townsend to secure a slender 1-0 advantage over third tier Sheffield United after the home leg of their League Cup semi-final yesterday. It had looked like being a frustrating evening for...

  • Naxxar without Doffo, Jorge for Valletta clash

    Naxxar Lions will be without two of their foreign players for their BOV Premier League clash with Valletta on Sunday after Pablo Doffo and Jorge were given a one-match ban. Argentine midfielder Doffo was dismissed for two yellow cards in the first...

  • New signings help Inter beat Sampdoria 2-0 at San Siro

    Inter’s winter signings Xherdan Shaqiri and Lukas Podolski combined to help fire the Nerazzurri into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia at the expense of nine-man Sampdoria, last night. The Swiss midfielder, making his first start since...

  • Reformists launch coalition to change FIFA

    Reformists launch coalition to change FIFA

    FIFA faces potentially the greatest challenge to its authority since it was formed 111 years ago following the launch yesterday of the ‘New FIFA Now’ coalition of reformists calling for change. Following years of controversies and endless...

  • The origins of Valletta St Paul’s FC

    The origins of Valletta St Paul’s FC

    Before the World War II, there were many junior football teams in Valletta. The area of the ‘Arċipirku’ was predominantly taken up by ‘Pawlini’ and they had a popular team in St Paul’s FC in the lower divisions of the Maltese football...

  • English managers seek first victory since 2008

    The last English manager to lift the FA Cup is Harry Redknapp, currently at the helm of Premier League strugglers Queen’s Park Rangers. In 2008, Redknapp led Portsmouth to the glittering silverware, beating Cardiff City 1-0 in the final. Before...

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