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  • Tevez penalty stuns Real

    Tevez penalty stuns Real

    Juventus striker Carlos Tevez smashed home a second-half penalty (picture) as the hosts stunned holders Real Madrid with a 2-1 win in an absorbing Champions League semi-final, first leg last night. The Argentine, playing some of the best football...

  • Barcelona attack on fire but defence yet to dispel doubts

    Barcelona attack on fire but defence yet to dispel doubts

    While there may still be a question mark over treble-chasing Barcelona’s defence, their fearsome attacking trident is firing on all cylinders ahead of Bayern Munich’s visit in the Champions League semi-finals today. The South American trio of...

  • Lewandowski makes squad

    Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski said he hoped he could play with a face mask in today’s Champions League semi-final, first leg in Barcelona after being included in the squad despite last week’s serious facial injuries. Bayern, however, will be...

  • No Carver offer to resign from manager

    No Carver offer to resign from manager

    John Carver neither offered nor was asked to step down as Newcastle United manager as a developing crisis on Tyneside came to a head. The 50-year-old held no-holds-barred talks with managing director Lee Charnley and senior players on Monday...

  • Jones boost for Man. United

    Manchester United could have defender Phil Jones back for the final three games of their season as they try to secure a top-four finish. The England defender has been out since mid-April with an ankle injury but played for United’s U-21s on Monday...

  • National league to start on June 5

    National league to start on June 5

    The BOV national champion-ships, comprising the Premier League and First Division, will start on Friday, June 5. The summer trek, which includes the Super Cup and the Sportswriters Cup as well as the knock-out for all senior teams, will come to a...

  • Injured Oscar ruled out of Copa America

    Injured Oscar ruled out of Copa America

    A training-ground injury has ruled Chelsea midfielder Oscar out of Brazil’s squad for next month’s Copa America in Chile, coach Dunga said yesterday. “Oscar got an injury in his last training session with Chelsea, we spoke with (Chelsea manager...

  • Calleja makes his debut at UK Time Attack series in Cadwell

    Calleja makes his debut at UK Time Attack series in Cadwell

    Maltese driver Josef Calleja recently made his debut at the UK Time Attack Championship when taking part in the opening weekend from the series at the Cadwell Park Circuit, in Lincolnshire, England. Calleja drove his Subaru Impreza in the Club 4WD...

  • Carpi and Frosinone… two examples to follow

    Carpi and Frosinone… two examples to follow

    Following a hard-fought 2-1 win over Bologna at the Matusa Stadium on Saturday, Frosinone made a giant step towards securing their first ever promotion to the Serie A. With just three games left, Roberto Stellone’s side are four points clear of...

  • International shoots at the Bidnija range

    The Malta Shooting Sport Federation will be hosting two top-notch competitions this month – the Tumas Group Double Trap and the Trap Grand Prix. The Double Trap shoot will be held on Sunday, with a 10am start. Each competitor shoots five rounds of...

  • Career will benefit from turbulent campaign, says beleaguered Inzaghi

    Career will benefit from turbulent campaign, says beleaguered Inzaghi

    Milan’s Filippo Inzaghi believes his career will benefit in the long term from his turbulent first season as a Serie A coach. Inzaghi, promoted from the youth team in June for his first senior coaching role, has faced almost constant speculation...

  • Formosa beats Greens duo at San Martin road race

    Formosa beats Greens duo at San Martin road race

    Another round from the road race championship, organised by the Malta Cycling Federation, was held at San Martin. It was a day to remember for The Cyclist club rider Maurice Formosa as he placed first in the elite category to claim the honours at...

  • Real Madrid, Barca ‘must work harder’ following new law

    Real Madrid and Barcelona will have to work harder to maintain their dominance following new Spanish rules affecting TV rights, the Spanish League’s marketing expert said. Mario Bayarri, the vice-president of Mediapro, the media marketing company...

  • Bingham marvels at ‘unreal’ world title

    Bingham marvels at ‘unreal’ world title

    Stuart Bingham called his breathtaking Crucible triumph an “unreal” experience after beating Shaun Murphy in the final of the World Championship, late Monday. The 38-year-old became the oldest winner of the title since Ray Reardon triumphed as a...

  • Football news

    Czech second division club Banik Most have been criticised by the world players’ union FIFPro over plans to make their players take lie detector tests after a run of nine defeats. “FIFPro is totally opposed to the use of a lie detector test and...

  • Pacquiao faces possible sanctions after injury

    The fallout from the “Fight of the Century” became murkier yesterday with Manny Pacquiao likely to face disciplinary action for failing to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury. Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr...

  • Sporting briefs

    Niguez: Highly-rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has signed a new five-year contract. The homegrown 20-year-old, who has been linked with Manchester United, has enjoyed a big breakthrough season at the Vicente Calderon after spending...

  • Sports round-up

    Basket, NBA: Sharpshooting guard Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors, who set a single-season record for three-pointers made, won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the 2014-15 campaign, the league said. Curry led the NBA top regular season...

  • Tevez penalty stuns Real in absorbing contest

    Tevez penalty stuns Real in absorbing contest

    Juventus striker Carlos Tevez smashed home a second-half penalty as the hosts stunned Real Madrid with a 2-1 win in an absorbing Champions League semi-final, first leg. The irrepressible Argentine, playing some of the best football of his career,...

  • Real Madrid face another defensive barrier at Juve

    Real Madrid face another defensive barrier at Juve

    Having battled to break down one of Europe’s meanest defences in the quarter-finals, Spain’s Real Madrid will have to do it all over again when they face Italians Juventus in their Champions League semi-final. Defending champions Real Madrid took...

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