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  • Jerome Boateng ‘proud to be German’ after comment in the media

    Germany defender Jerome Boateng was “sad” to be the victim of a racist comment from a German politician on Sunday. Alexander Gauland, of Germany’s right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party, said in the Frankfurter Allgemeine...

  • Sporting briefs

    Roma Stadium: Roma have finalised the project of their new stadium, authorities confirmed yesterday. The Serie A club had to deal with various difficulties in their attempt to build a stadium of their own, but they have reached the point where the...

  • Football news

    Former Croatia midfielder Zvonimir Boban was given a high-ranking role at FIFA yesterday when football’s global body named him as one of its two new deputy secretary generals. Boban, 47, will oversee the “football pillar” of FIFA’s new...

  • Marcus Rashford signs new contract with Manchester United

    Marcus Rashford signs new contract with Manchester United

    Eighteen-year-old Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until at least 2020. United have also moved to tie up the long-term future of a fellow academy graduate Cameron...

  • 'I might retire,' says Manuel Pellegrini

    'I might retire,' says Manuel Pellegrini

    Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini would consider retiring from management if he does not get any exciting offers. The 62-year-old, who guided City to their first Champions League semi-final this season, has been linked with the vacant...

  • Car drifting champion gets off to winning start

    Car drifting champion gets off to winning start

    Malta's 2015 drifting champions Christian Borg got off to a winning start to the 2016 season this weekend with his Nissan S14a beating debut drifter Melo Zammit to first place. Brian Mifsud, driving a BMW, finished thirs, while novice driver Shaw...

  • Zidane is assured a place in Real hearts if not a long future

    Zidane is assured a place in Real hearts if not a long future

    In leading Real Madrid to their 11th European Cup less than five months after inheriting an unhappy team from Rafael Benitez, Zinedine Zidane has cemented his heroic status at the Bernabeu and appears to have assured his immediate future. Although...

  • Simeone says future uncertain after painful final loss

    A downbeat Diego Simeone did not confirm whether he wanted to continue as Atletico Madrid coach after suffering a second agonising Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in three years. After Atletico Madrid came from a goal behind to take...

  • Depleted Germany lose 3-1 to Slovaks

    Depleted Germany lose 3-1 to Slovaks

    A second-string Germany side suffered a 3-1 Euro 2016 warm-up washout to Slovakia yesterday as heavy rain threatened to force the encounter to be scrapped in the second half. The Slovaks recovered from a goal down, scored by Mario Gomez from the...

  • Nolito scores his first Spain goals in win over Bosnia

    Spain’s Nolito scored his first international goals to set an experimental side on the way to a 3-1 friendly win over feisty Bosnia who had Emir Spahic sent off before half-time in Switzerland, yesterday. European champions Spain, warming up for...

  • Promoted Hull City subject to takeover talk

    Potential purchasers of Hull City will have to dig considerably deeper into their pockets after the club secured their Premier League return by winning what was billed as the most lucrative game in world soccer. Saturday’s 1-0 win over Sheffield...

  • O’Neill drawing up plan to halt Ibra in opener

    O’Neill drawing up plan to halt Ibra in opener

    Martin O’Neill is already drawing up his plan to try to prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic from spoiling Ireland’s Euro 2016 finals campaign before it has begun in earnest. Ireland still have one warm-up match to play, tomorrow’s friendly against Belarus...

  • Sterling learnt a lot from first season at Man. City

    Raheem Sterling’s testing first season at Manchester City has been a “massive learning curve”, making him mentally stronger and all the more determined to make his mark with England this summer. An ugly transfer saga ended last July as the...

  • Swieqi United FC and Footy4U joint venture

    Swieqi United FC and Footy4U have agreed to partner up and offer young football hopefuls and aspiring coaches a unique experience with the International Coaching Clinic and Players Training Camp to be held between June 3 and 5. Michele Santoni...

  • Football news

    Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is showing interest in wing-back Davide Santon who is on the books of his former club Inter. Mazzarri was appointed Watford boss earlier this month following the departure of Quique Sanchez Flores. According to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Qatar 2022: French financial authorities are considering investigating how Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup, financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said. “We are thinking about it, we have several elements that encourage us to investigate,”...

  • 12 trotters qualify for Premier final

    12 trotters qualify for Premier final

    The three most important events at yesterday’s 28th meeting of the season were the semi-finals from the Prix De Vincennes champion-ship, open for French trotters in the Premier Class only. These races were run on a short distance of 2,140m. The...

  • Wawrinka keeps up winning run in Paris

    Wawrinka keeps up winning run in Paris

    The weather was dull and wet but that did not stop a beaming Stan Wawrinka from having plenty of fun yesterday as he enjoyed a mid-match rally with a ballboy before twirling 360 degrees on court to take a selfie-video with 10,000 French Open...

  • Nibali cements reputation with Giro success

    Vincenzo Nibali cemented his reputation as one of the great grand tour riders when he claimed his second Giro d’Italia title in vintage fashion yesterday. The Italian, who won the 2013 Giro d’Italia, was battered and bruised after a terrible...

  • Local sports results

    GIDA League: Big Toddlers vs FC Comino 1-4; La Famiglia vs Birnapa 6-0; Club33 vs FC Scandinavia 3-2 (Club33 champions). Futsal Knock-out competition semi-finals: Ħamrun Spartans vs Lija Athletic 4-2; Luxol St Andrew’s w/o Mqabba. Hockey HAM...