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    Veteran Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Arbeloa will not be joining Napoli in summer according to the player’s agent. Arbeloa, 31, has been constantly linked with a move to the Serie A next season and Napoli in particular. Last year, the San Paolo...

  • Sporting briefs

    Hull: The FA is due to rule on Hull City’s controversial bid to rename themselves Hull Tigers today. The FA Council is expected to block the rebranding proposals of club owner Assem Allam after the governing body’s own membership committee...

  • Even ‘without strikers’ Chelsea could be too strong for PSG

    Jose Mourinho has been claiming his side have no decent strikers but whatever he may think, Chelsea still have the firepower to beat French champions Paris St Germain and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League tonight. PSG, without injured...

  • Ronaldo magic to send Real through

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to terrorise Borussia Dortmund’s defence tonight despite a niggle in his knee, and build on Real Madrid’s 3-0 first-leg advantage to book a spot in the Champions League last four. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti rested the...

  • Caution not an option for ’Pool clash – Pellegrini

    A draw against Premier League leaders Liverpool would be enough to keep Manchester City’s title ambitions in their own hands, but manager Manuel Pellegrini insists going to Anfield on Sunday intending to share the points would be a...

  • Unity and respect key to Greens’ survival mission, says Tedesco

    A prominent player during his distinguished career in the Serie A, Giovanni Tedesco has been handed the onerous task of saving Floriana from relegation. Tedesco conducted his first training session yesterday after replacing Englishman Ian Dawes...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    Balzan: Armario Negrin 10 (1 pen); Micallef 5; Darmanin 4; Bezzina 2, Scicluna 2, Spiteri 2; Agius, Aboulezz, Pereira, Sciberras, Grima, Pedrinho.Red cards: Agius (vs Vittoriosa), Vignaroli (vs Sliema, Birkirkara), Aboulezz (vs Mosta), Falzon (vs...

  • Llorente keeps Juve on course for title

    Fernando Llorente scored twice as Serie A leaders Juventus beat Livorno yesterday to move eight points clear of Roma. The Spanish forward put the Turin giants on their way in the 32nd minute and headed home his second soon after to give Juve three...

  • Rodriguez out of World Cup with injury

    Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, who had been an outside bet for England’s World Cup squad in June, has been ruled out for six months with a serious knee problem. Rodriguez, 24, joins Arsenal and former Southampton winger Theo Walcott in missing...

  • Eriksen inspires Tottenham to 5-1 win

    Dane Christian Eriksen deflected some of the spotlight away from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood in his side’s 5-1 victory over relegation-haunted Sunderland in the Premier League last night, scoring one and making two with a majestic...

  • Football news

    The coach of the United States women’s team, Scot Tom Sermanni, was relieved of his duties after a 2-0 victory over China on Sunday, US Soccer has announced. The 59-year-old former coach of Australia’s Matildas lasted just 15 months in the job...

  • Sporting briefs

    Hull: Hull season ticket holders have voted narrowly in favour of changing the club’s name to Hull Tigers. A total of 2,565 fans voted in a recent ballot in favour of the name change with the Allam family continuing in charge of the club, while...

  • Relief for City as Paolites’ comeback falls just short

    Valletta 3Montebello 15; Da Silva Souza 50; Briffa 57;Hibernians 2Edison 76, 90 pen; Valletta kept up their pursuit of leaders Birkirkara but how they were made to fight hard for the points. A roar of relief leapt from the throats of the erstwhile...

  • Birkirkara attack too hot for Mosta to handle

    Mosta 0Birkirkara 4Ronaille 12, 87; Jhonnattann 41; Bissi 78; Birkirkara retained the initiative in this season’s Premier League title race as they scored two goals in each half to see off the feeble challenge of Mosta, yesterday. This was a...

  • Tedesco heeds Floriana call as Dawes loses his job

    Floriana are set to appoint Giovanni Tedesco as their new coach after Ian Dawes was dismissed by the club in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Relegation Pool strugglers Vittoriosa Stars. Riccardo Gaucci, the Floriana FC president, yesterday...

  • Destro hat-trick puts more pressure on Juve

    Mattia Destro scored a hat-trick to give Roma a 3-1 win at Cagliari yesterday which piled more pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus. The 23-year-old took his tally to 13 goals in only 18 games since early December when he returned to action after...

  • Braunschweig ease past Hanover

    Bottom-placed Eintracht Braunschweig eased past ten-man Hanover 3-0 in their regional derby yesterday to boost their chances of avoiding relegation with five matches remaining. The hosts took an early two-goal lead when Dominick Kumbela tapped in...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaR. Vallecano vs Celta Vigo 3-0; Malaga vs Granada 4-1; Elche vs Getafe 1-0; Sevilla vs Espanyol 4-1; Valladolid vs Valencia 0-0. Leading standings: Atl. Madrid 79; Barcelona 78; Real Madrid 76; Ath. Bilbao 56; Sevilla 53; Real Sociedad...

  • Liverpool back on top as Everton step up push for CL spot

    Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United to complete a Merseyside win-double over London clubs yesterday. Earlier, Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at...

  • Pieta make sure of title as Rangers lose

    Pieta Hotspurs 1Żurrieq 0 Pieta Hotspurs, who had sealed promotion a few weeks back, yesterday made sure of going up as Division One champions following a hard-earned win over Żurrieq. Noel Coleiro’s side sorely missed the absence of striker...

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