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  • Mihajlovic surprised to start his Torino stint away at Milan

    Mihajlovic surprised to start his Torino stint away at Milan

    Sinisa Mihajlovic told reporters he was surprised to be starting his first Serie A campaign as Torino coach against former club Milan at the San Siro following the 2016-17 league draws held on Friday evening. Mihajlovic’s stint on the Milan hot...

  • Juve coach Allegri ignores questions on Higuain deal

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri declined to give comments on multiple reports in Italy yesterday that the Italian champions had signed striker Gonzalo Higuain from Serie A rivals Napoli. Allegri was facing reporters after his team’s penalty...

  • Mourinho not worried after loss to Dortmund

    Mourinho not worried after loss to Dortmund

    Jose Mourinho was unconcerned by Manchester United’s heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund on Friday, pointing to the high-profile absentees and the “crucial” midfielder they have yet to sign. On a hot and humid night in Shanghai, the recently-appointed...

  • Big Sam will prove the football snobs wrong

    Big Sam will prove the football snobs wrong

    The appointment of Sam Allardyce as the new England manager was always likely to be controversial. The former Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United boss is a bit of a Marmite manager – you either love him or hate him. And there...

  • Rattin recalls moment that sparked the rivalry between England and Argentina

    Diego Maradona’s Hand of God goal in the 1986 World Cup is the stand-out incident in soccer clashes between Argentina and England but the one that sparked an intense rivalry was Antonio Rattin’s sending-off at Wembley 20 years earlier. Rattin, the...

  • Ronaldo ruled out of UEFA SCup by injury

    Ronaldo ruled out of UEFA SCup by injury

    Cristiano Ronaldo will miss next month’s UEFA Super Cup, the Real Madrid forward an-nounced yesterday. Ronaldo, who led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title but suffered a knee injury in the final, is on an extended break on his home island of...

  • Young Lions make trip to Berlin

    Young Lions make trip to Berlin

    Four teams from the Naxxar Lions FC Youth Nursery travelled to Germany recently where they played a few friendly matches against Berlin-based teams, including the renowned FC Union Berlin. The Naxxar contingent in-cluded 46 young players from the...

  • Football news

    Cristian Tello is very close to extending his career in the Serie A as Fiorentina are engaged in talks with Barcelona over the permanent transfer of the left-winger. Sky Italia reported yesterday that Tello, who spent the last six months in...

  • Sporting briefs

    Evans: Ched Evans made his return to football after scoring in Chesterfield’s 3-0 friendly win at Ilkeston yesterday. The 27-year-old striker joined the Spireites on a 12-month deal in June just months before he faces a re-trial charged with rape.

  • Bolt slams Gatlin after 200m win in London

    Bolt slams Gatlin after 200m win in London

    Usain Bolt accused his sprint rival Justin Gatlin of “disrespect” after proving his physical fitness for the Rio Olympics in emphatic fashion at the Anniversary Games in London on Friday night. Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, making his...

  • American Harrison wants both records in hurdles

    American Harrison wants both records in hurdles

    One world record is not enough for Keni Harrison (picture). Hours after breaking the 28-year-old 100 metres hurdles record on Friday to avenge failing to make the US Olympic Games team, the young American revealed there is another race she wants...

  • Reds give Blues tactical hiding

    Reds give Blues tactical hiding

    It is again pertinent to point out that Neptunes Grimaldi may not have been expected to remain resilient against teams which can bank on a wider array of players. Yet, the Reds are proving the pundits wrong as they lead the table with 21 points,...

  • Galea qualifies for the Ironman Worlds

    Galea qualifies for the Ironman Worlds

    David Galea has become the second Maltese triathlete to qualify for the Ironman World Championship, following in the footsteps of Dermot Galea in 2013. He punched his ticket for the Worlds after a perfect race in Ironman UK held in Bolton earlier...

  • Manor’s Haryanto still sweating on his Formula 1 future

    Manor driver Rio Haryanto’s manager does not yet know if Indonesia’s first Formula One driver will be racing in the German Grand Prix next weekend. “I don’t know,” Piers Hunnisett told Reuters at the Hungarian Grand Prix yesterday. “We’ve got to...

  • Third title looms for Froome

    Third title looms for Froome

    Chris Froome added to his reputation as one of the best Tour de France riders when he virtually secured his third title, holding on to his overall lead in the last competitive stage, won by Spain’s Ion Izagirre yesterday. Froome will wear the...

  • Sports round-up

    Snoooker: Shaun Murphy (picture, right) is delighted to become the first snooker player to sign with global sports management company ISM. ISM manage a host of stars from other sports including golfers Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and snooker fan...

  • Rosberg snatches pole from Hamilton

    Rosberg snatches pole from Hamilton

    Nico Rosberg has won pole position for the Hungarian grand prix, snatching the top place from team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who needed to slow because of a yellow flag in the dying second of this afternoon's qualifying session. The session was delayed...

  • Sunderland appoint Moyes as Allardyce's replacement

    Sunderland appoint Moyes as Allardyce's replacement

    Sunderland appointed David Moyes as their new manager today, replacing Sam Allardyce who has taken charge of the England team. The 53-year-old Moyes, who has been without a club since being sacked by Spanish side Real Sociedad in November, has...

  • Dortmund beat Manchester Utd 4-1

    Dortmund beat Manchester Utd 4-1

    Jose Mourinho tasted defeat as Manchester United manager for the first time as Borussia Dortmund comprehensively won their friendly on a hot and humid evening in China. The International Champions Cup clash was the first real test of the...

  • ‘Penalty save was turning point’

    ‘Penalty save was turning point’

    A tireless performance, a four-hour coach journey from Edinburgh to Manchester and an early-morning flight to Malta inevitably took their toll on the Birkirkara players but nothing was going to wipe away their beaming smiles after a momentous...