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    Manchester United have vowed to introduce the living wage to all their full-time staff by July – a year earlier than many of their Premier League counterparts. Two weeks ago, all 20 Premier League clubs bowed to public pressure in the wake of the...

  • Birkirkara fight back to rescue a point

    Birkirkara fight back to rescue a point

    BIRKIRKARA 2 QORMI 2 Birkirkara fought back to rescue a point against Qormi in what turned out to be a match with a crescendo for Paul Zammit’s troops. On the back of their recent lively displays, Birkirkara were expected to start the game at full...

  • Mosta hold out for vital win

    Mosta hold out for vital win

    PIETÀ HOTSPURS-2, MOSTA-3 Mosta eased their relegation fears with a 3-2 victory over strugglers Pietà Hotspurs this evening. The match was a nailbiting affair with Mosta seemingly on the way to an easy win after surging into a three-goal lead by...

  • Spirited Malta fall at final hurdle

    Spirited Malta fall at final hurdle

    Malta 2Faroe Islands 4 Malta narrowly missed out on a place in the main draw of the 2017 European Championship qualifiers after going down 4-2 to the Faroe Islands in their final preliminary round match at the Tedesco Stadium yesterday. On a...

  • Miller heartened by Qormi progress

    Miller heartened by Qormi progress

    The quest for survival comes into focus this evening as the two BOV Premier League games feature three teams that are fighting for dear life in the bottom half of the standings. Qormi, hovering just above the drop zone, desperately need the points...

  • Pioli delight at Lazio cup success

    Lazio coach Stefano Pioli hailed a stunning team effort as his side edged Napoli to reach their eighth Coppa Italia final. Senad Lulic’s late goal handed Lazio a 1-0 triumph at holders Napoli on Wednesday to progress 2-1 on aggregate. Lazio, who...

  • Arsenal hope to gun down Chelsea – Wenger

    Arsenal hope to gun down Chelsea – Wenger

    Arsenal are still playing catch-up to Chelsea but the in-from Gunners will be ready to pounce if the leaders suffer from some end-of-season yips, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Arsenal are riding high in the Premier League and have shot up...

  • Napoli president threatens to send players to training camp

    Napoli president threatens to send players to training camp

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has threatened to send his players to a training camp “for an unlimited period of time” if they do not improve between now and the end of the season. De Laurentiis was furious after his team continued their...

  • Injury-plagued Rossi will not hurry his return

    Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi will not hurry his return as he recovers from the latest injury to his troubled right knee, he said yesterday. Rossi, who missed Euro 2012 and World Cup with injuries to the knee, has not played since September...

  • Belgium, Brazil climb third and fifth in FIFA rankings

    Belgium (3rd, up 1) have achieved their highest-ever position following two wins in Euro 2016 qualifying, and now trail only Germany and Argentina in the latest FIFA ranking list which was published yesterday, www.fifa.com reported. Brazil (5th,...

  • Xewkija reach title objective

    Xewkija reach title objective

    Xewkija Tigers are the winners of 65th championship in Gozitan football after securing top spot in the standings with a match to spare following a 3-1 victory over fourth-placed Kerċem Ajax last Sunday. Xewkija embarked on a run of positive...

  • Lija secure top spot, Msida reach promotion play-offs

    Lija secure top spot, Msida reach promotion play-offs

    Lija Athletic secured the First Division title after seeing off Mdina Knights 7-0 earlier this week. It was a bold performance from Lija who dominated the match from start to finish with Mdina failing to halt their opponents’ attacking raids as...

  • Football news

    Holders Bayern Munich will host Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semi-finals and third-tier Arminia Bielefeld will play VfL Wolfsburg. Bundesliga leaders Bayern, who advanced on penalties against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday and will now face...

  • Sporting briefs

    Monaco: Jeremy Toulalan is among four players who have signed contract extensions with Ligue 1 side Monaco yesterday. The 31-year-old has committed his future to the club until the summer of 2017 having helped lead a charge into the last eight of...

  • Coutinho goal sends Reds to Wembley

    Coutinho goal sends Reds to Wembley

    Playmaker Philippe Coutinho was Liverpool’s FA Cup saviour again as his solitary goal beat Blackburn 1-0 yesterday to book a Wembley semi-final with Aston Villa. The Brazil international pulled a last-minute stunner out of the bag to beat Bolton...

  • Lazio oust holders Napoli to put heat on Benitez

    Senad Lulic scored a late match-winning goal to give Lazio a 1-0 win at Napoli which sent them into the Coppa Italia final and added to coach Rafael Benitez’s problems last night. Holders Napoli went into the match as favourites after drawing 1-1...

  • Parma keep hoping after beating Udinese

    Silvestre Varela fired relegation-bound Parma to a long overdue victory to inspire a faint glimmer of hope at the Stadio Ennio Tardini, yesterday. The on-loan Porto winger’s second-half cross-cum-shot settled a 1-0 victory – bankrupt Parma’s first...

  • Allegri proud of Juventus display

    Allegri proud of Juventus display

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri voiced his pride yesterday after witnessing one of his team’s most impressive wins of the season, a 3-0 triumph at Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia. The emphatic victory in Florence late Tuesday allowed Juve to...

  • Sherwood returns to Tottenham seeking points to keep Villa up

    Sherwood returns to Tottenham seeking points to keep Villa up

    Two days after Tottenham Hotspur beat Aston Villa 3-0 in the final game of last season, Tim Sherwood’s outspoken, gilet-wielding five-month reign at White Hart Lane came to an end. On Saturday, Sherwood heads back to Spurs, this time in the away...

  • Gatt staying grounded as Malta look to complete job

    Gatt staying grounded as Malta look to complete job

    Back-to-back wins over Andorra and Georgia have put Malta in pole position to advance to the main group stage of the 2017 Women’s European Champion-ship but coach Mark Gatt is not getting carried away. Malta’s nail-biting 2-1 win over Georgia on...

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