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  • Football news

    Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has affirmed that he is happy to extend his stay at Anfield, dismissing reports suggesting the delay in signing a new contract is down to his wage demands. The German, who will enter the final 12 months of his current...

  • Sporting briefs

    Derby: Championship side Derby County have appointed former defender Gary Rowett as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, the club confirmed yesterday. The 43-year-old Rowett, who made 120 appearances for...

  • Leicester beat Sevilla to reach Champions League quarters

    Leicester beat Sevilla to reach Champions League quarters

    Leicester City kept their Champions League adventure alive as goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton gave them a 2-0 victory over Sevilla to put them into the quarter-finals. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg the English champions, who are...

  • Dybala penalty sends Juve through against 10-man Porto

    Dybala penalty sends Juve through against 10-man Porto

    Juventus coasted into the Champions League quarter-finals as Paulo Dybala's penalty gave them a 1-0 home win over Porto who played the second half with 10 men. The Italians never looked like relinquishing their 2-0 lead from the first leg of the...

  • Ghedin announces squad for Slovakia match

    Ghedin announces squad for Slovakia match

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has named a 23-strong squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier against Slovakia, to be played on March 26 at the National Stadium (kick-off 8.45pm). Ghedin's first selection for 2017 features some significant...

  • Luis Enrique blames Barcelona defeat on European exploits

    Luis Enrique blames  Barcelona defeat on  European exploits

    Coach Luis Enrique blamed Barcelona’s shock 2-1 La Liga defeat at lowly Deportivo La Coruna on the exertions of their sensational midweek 6-1 Champions League win over Paris St Germain. Depor began the game 17th in the standings while Barca, who...

  • Zidane hails Real’s patience in crucial victory over Betis

    Zinedine Zidane praised his Real Madrid side for coming through a testing game with Real Betis to win 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Sunday and knock rivals Barcelona off the top of La Liga. Real fell behind to an embarrassing own goal by goalkeeper...

  • Porto face Herculean task away to Juventus

    Porto face Herculean task away to Juventus

    Porto must follow in Barcelona’s footsteps and achieve a Champions League first today if they are to overcome Juventus and reach the quarter-finals. Portuguese league leaders Porto will have to claw their way back from a 2-0 home defeat in the...

  • Sevilla fear ‘Shakespearean’ tragedy

    Sevilla fear ‘Shakespearean’ tragedy

    Remember Claudio Ranieri? The man who penned the most romantic story in soccer’s annals by making Leicester City English champions and who walked away from Sevilla’s stadium last month believing he could write another in the Champions...

  • Written reasons from CAS describe Blatter as ‘reckless’

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport branded former FIFA president Sepp Blatter “reckless” for paying £1.3million to Michel Platini. Blatter failed in his appeal to CAS to overturn his ban from football in August, and details of that hearing have...

  • Palermo is a better investment than Chelsea – president

    Relegation-threatened Serie A club Palermo are a better investment than Chelsea, their new president Paul Baccaglini said yesterday. Baccaglini, who was born in the United States to an American father and Italian mother, was named as the new...

  • Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 20 (4 pens); Da Silva Souza 7, Piciollo 7; Effiong 4, Nafti 4; Fenech 3, Micallef 3 (1 pen); Agius, Arab, Bruno, Serrano, Anderson. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs...

  • Football news

    Bournemouth’s Jack Wilshere has delayed a decision on his Arsenal future as the on-loan midfielder focuses on helping the south coast club to retain their place in the Premier League. Wilshere has a year remaining on his Arsenal contract but...

  • Sporting briefs

    Martinez: Josef Martinez scored a hat-trick as Atlanta United picked up their first-ever win in Major League Soccer by hammering fellow new boys Minnesota United 6-1 at TCF Bank Stadium. Miguel Almiron also bagged a brace for Atlanta in snowy...

  • Misery for Mourinho as Chelsea beat United to reach Cup semis

    Misery for Mourinho as Chelsea beat United to reach Cup semis

    Antonio Conte got the better of Jose Mourinho for the second time this season as Chelsea beat 10-man Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. N'Golo Kante's fine 51st minute strike was enough for Conte's...

  • Mqabba beat promotion rivals to stay in contention

    Mqabba 1Vittoriosa Stars 0 Mqabba boosted their promotion hopes when they beat rivals Vittoriosa Stars, yesterday. Clive Mizzi’s men fully deserved the three points that enabled them to keep the pace with their fellow promotion contenders. On the...

  • Football news

    Fiorentina released a statement yesterday to quell speculation on winger Federico Bernardeschi and a move to Inter. Reports in the media are claiming that “the deal will go through” and even set a €40m price-tag for the transfer. “Fiorentina...

  • No European football has helped Conte's Chelsea - Mourinho

    No European football has helped Conte's Chelsea - Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has enjoyed a "position of privilege" by not having to deal with both European and domestic campaigns in his first season in England, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said. Chelsea sacked Mourinho 16 games...

  • Sporting briefs

    Suso: Milan confirmed that attacking midfielder Suso has been diagnosed with a lesion to the left thigh muscle and he could be out for several weeks depending on the severity of the injury. Suso tried to make a swift comeback from injury ahead of...

  • Hill goal earns point for Gers in the derby

    Hill goal earns point for Gers in the derby

    Rangers gave new boss Pedro Caixinha a boost after a late Clint Hill goal earned the Light Blues a 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw with Old Firm rivals Celtic at Parkhead. The Portuguese coach, who agreed a three-year deal on Saturday, watched from...