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  • Van Gaal relishes task of emulating Ferguson

    Van Gaal relishes task of emulating Ferguson

    New coach Louis van Gaal has welcomed the challenge of trying to emulate the great Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and is confident his record of managing big clubs will stand him in good stead. Ferguson won 38 trophies in 26 success-laden...

  • Vidal staying at Juve says boss Allegri

    Vidal staying at Juve says boss Allegri

    Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is not heading for Manchester United but is fundamental to champions Juventus and is happy to stay, the Italian club’s new boss Massimiliano Allegri said yesterday. “The ideal thing would be not only to keep hold of...

  • Jose Callejon not joining Atletico Madrid – Benitez

    Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has rubbished speculation that Jose Callejon could join Atletico Madrid this summer by insisting there is “no chance” the Italian club would sell the forward. Primera Division champions Atletico were among the clubs...

  • Southampton duo not for sale

    Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has declared that neither Jay Rodriguez nor Morgan Schneiderlin will be sold this summer. With former manager Mauricio Pochettino be-lieved to be interested in taking the duo to join him at Tottenham, Saints fans...

  • Barca conduct training at St George’s Park

    Barca conduct training at St George’s Park

    Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were the obvious absentees as Barcelona are currently training at England’s football headquarters after arriving for a one-week camp in the midlands on Monday. Suarez is banned from all football activity for four...

  • Leipzig owner Mateschitz targeting the Bundesliga

    Leipzig owner Mateschitz targeting the Bundesliga

    RB Leipzig owner Dietrich Mateschitz says that immediate promotion to the Bundesliga would be too much to ask, but he does expect the club to reach the top flight of German football in the near future. Leipzig gained promotion from the third to...

  • West Ham’s Valencia granted work permit

    West Ham’s Valencia granted work permit

    Sam Allardyce has not had much good news of late but he will be delighted that Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has been granted a work permit to complete his move to West Ham United. With club-record signing Andy Carroll ruled out for four months...

  • Sirens keep hoping for the third place

    Sirens keep hoping for the third place

    The BOV Premier League will re-sume this evening after a brief suspension of the competition which must have come at the right moment for all players, officials and administrators concerned to get together and discuss what needs to be done to...

  • Second not good enough says Ferrari’s Mattiacci

    Second not good enough says Ferrari’s Mattiacci

    Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci has demanded no one in his team shuts down mentally during Formula One’s summer break. Via the regulations all teams are required to close their factories for two weeks during which time no work is undertaken...

  • Sabella quits as coach of Argentina

    Sabella quits as coach of Argentina

    Alejandro Sabella (picture), who steered Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit as national team coach, Argentine media reported yesterday. The reports said the 59-year-old Sa-bella, whose side lost the Maracana final to...

  • Liverpool sign Origi and loan him back to Lille

    Liverpool signed teenager Divock Origi yesterday before immediately loaning the Belgium World Cup striker back to Ligue 1 side Lille for next season. “I am very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me,” the 19-year-old...

  • Bronze eludes Malta again as wrestler Galea loses bout

    Bronze eludes Malta again as wrestler Galea loses bout

    Team Malta had a second tilt at a bronze medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games after wrestler David Galea qualified for the third place play-off in the 74kg category, in Glasgow, yesterday. But, as happened at the shooting range with young...

  • Al Arabi move for Dejagah

    Ashkan Dejagah has left Fulham for Qatari club Al Arabi after an undisclosed fee was agreed for the Iran winger. Dejagah was one of the few players to impress at Craven Cottage last season but Fulham have been unable to retain him following their...

  • Nigerian teenage gold medallist fails drugs test

    Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha, at 16 the youngest female weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, has failed a doping test, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said yesterday. She failed an in-competition test after winning the...

  • Champions League

    Third qualifying round (first legs)   1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Played yesterday       Sparta Prague vs Malmo FF 4-2     Slovan Bratislava vs FC Sheriff 2-1     Debrecen vs BATE Borisov 1-0     Playing today       Aktobe vs Steaua...

  • Sarè leaps to national record at Hampden

    Sarè leaps to national record at Hampden

    Rebecca Sarè sprinting down the track during Monday’s triple jump qualifying competition in Glasgow. Sare, 23, failed to reach the finals of the women’s event but, at least, she will be satisfied to have established a new record after a valid leap...

  • Torino back in Euro reckoning

    Torino back in Euro reckoning

    Torino will be in Sweden tomorrow to play IF Brommapojkarna in the Europa League third qualifying round, first leg. This match marks Torino’s return to Euro club competitions after several years in limbo. Bar for a brief participation in the 2002...

  • S.Lorenzo al Mare depart for 2015 Giro d’Italia

    The 2015 Giro d’Italia will begin in San Lorenzo al Mare with a team time-trial to San Remo, organisers announced yesterday. The 98th edition of the race begins with an 18km test on May 9 and finishes on May 31. The first three stages will take...

  • Football news

    FIFA is in the process of gathering information on the alleged racism directed at young Manchester City player Seko Fofana in Croatia last week. The 19-year-old claimed he was subjected to the abuse during City’s elite development squad’s friendly...

  • Tournament for teams at TCK

    The Tennis Club Kordin (TCK) announced that another edition of the tournament for teams at their premises will get underway on August 5. This competition, which runs up to late October, is being sponsored by PKF Accountants and Business...