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  • Birkirkara’s Dimitrov lands January accolade

    Birkirkara midfielder Srdjan Dimitrov was named as the BOV Player of the Month for January. This is the second time that the Serbian has won this individual accolade this season after bagging the award for August. The 24-year-old joined Birkirkara...

  • Ex-Liverpool striker Cisse retires

    Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35, yesterday. Cisse, capped 41 times by his country, had originally called time on his playing career in October 2015 due to a...

  • Leicester give under-pressure Ranieri ‘unwavering support’

    Leicester give under-pressure Ranieri ‘unwavering support’

    Leicester City said yesterday that Claudio Ranieri would be given the opportunity to turn things around at the relegation-threatened Premier League champions. Ranieri has come under pressure since Leicester’s stunning title triumph last season,...

  • My blind faith changed Chelsea says Conte

    My blind faith changed  Chelsea says Conte

    Antonio Conte believes his “blind faith” has transformed Chelsea from “an ugly duckling into a swan”. Chelsea lead the Premier League by nine points with 14 games to go following last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Arsenal. The Blues have won 16 of 18...

  • Low-budget village team tops the Austrian league

    Low-budget village team tops the Austrian league

    Despite not having spent a single cent on transfer fees this season and having seen their coach leave to join a bigger club, Altach spent the winter break two points clear at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga. They have enjoyed emphatic wins over...

  • Football news

    Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo does not believe Chelsea will allow Diego Costa to move to China this summer. Spanish radio station Cadena Ser claimed earlier this week that Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian had reached a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Charged: Huddersfield and Leeds have been charged with failing to control their players by the Football Association following the touchline melee which marred Sunday’s Championship derby clash. Terriers head coach David Wagner has been charged...

  • Malta to meet Lithuania in friendly double-header

    Malta to meet Lithuania in friendly double-header

    After climbing five places to 96th in the latest Fifa women’s rankings, the Malta women’s team will get their 2017 schedule up and running with two friendly games against Lithuania at the Centenary Stadium this week. The first friendly is being...

  • Pjanic tells Juve not to take foot off the gas after Inter win

    Pjanic tells Juve not to take foot off the gas after Inter win

    Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic will not let his team-mates relax after subduing one Serie A title challenger as the chasing pack are playing “great football”. The reigning champions pulled six points clear at the top of the table on Sunday...

  • High intensity key for Atletico to beat Barcelona in King’s Cup

    Atletico Madrid will have to win at Barcelona’s Nou Camp for the first time in a decade tonight if they are to reach the King’s Cup final. The only way for that to happen, coach Diego Simeone says, is for his players to deliver a high-intensity...

  • Kane looking to kill off Liverpool’s title hopes

    Harry Kane is targetting a knock-out blow on Liverpool’s title ambitions when Tottenham travel to Anfield on Saturday. Victory for Spurs would put them seven points clear of Liverpool, who could fall 16 points behind league leaders Chelsea if the...

  • Aguero eager to prove he has a future at Man. City

    Aguero eager to prove he has a future at Man. City

    Sergio Aguero is determined to prove to Manchester City his future remains at the club. The prolific striker suggested he felt he may have some convincing to do in the remainder of the season after being named among the substitutes for a second...

  • UEFA payments are an extra incentive – Borg

    UEFA payments are an  extra incentive – Borg

    UEFA money to clubs supplying players for national team duty should encourage football administrators to maintain a home-grown policy in the local game, European Clubs Association representative John Borg told Times of Malta. Last week, UEFA...

  • Cameroon triumph caps inspiring tournament

    Cameroon triumph caps inspiring tournament

    The African Nations Cup in Gabon will be remembered for delivering an inspiring success story culminating with Cameroon’s brilliant come-from-behind victory over Egypt to claim a fifth title in Libreville. The dramatic return of the Indomitable...

  • Premier League statistics

    Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 16 (4 pens); Piciollo 5; Nafti 4; Fenech 3, Effiong 3, Da Silva Souza 3; Agius, Micallef (pen), Arab, Bruno. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs Floriana); Effiong (vs Hibs); Grima (vs...

  • Football news

    Former Juventus defender Martin Caceres, a free agent, is close to signing for Southampton in the Premier League, reports said. Sky Sport Italia said the Uruguayan was undergoing a medical test at Southampton after Sunderland had tried...

  • Sporting briefs

    Celtic: Celtic’s income in the first half of the season almost doubled compared to the previous year, according to the club’s interim report. Revenue for the second half of 2016 was £61.2 million, an increase of 95 per cent on the same period in...

  • Milan’s Montella stays defiant

    Defiant Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said his team were still on the right track despite slumping to their third successive league defeat yesterday, this time at home to Sampdoria. Milan were jeered off the pitch after the 1-0 defeat left them...

  • Stars win derby to go second in table

    Stars win derby to go second in table

    Senglea Athletic 0Vittoriosa Stars 2 Vittoriosa did the double over their sporting foes in the league this season to leapfrog Qormi into second place as Senglea slip to fourth with 29 points along with Lija and Mqabba. Vittoriosa took ten minutes...

  • Aboubakar nets late winner

    Aboubakar nets late winner

    Substitute Vincent Aboubakar struck a dramatic late winner as Cameroon defied the odds to sink hot favourites Egypt and claim their fifth African Nations Cup triumph with a 2-1 win in Libreville, yesterday. Mohamed Elneny had put Egypt in front...