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Liverpool boss Rodgers backs forgotten man Borini

One man's loss is another's gain, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who could throw outcast forward Fabio Borini into the fray against Newcastle United on Saturday in the continued absence of leading striker Daniel Sturridge. Italian...

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    Olympics: Germany is to bid to host the 2024 Summer Games in Berlin or Hamburg, the country’s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) said this week. The DOSB added that a decision will be made on March 21, 2015 on which of the two cities will be picked.

  • Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

    Fiat Chrysler has announced plans to spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company. The company said in a statement that spinning off Ferrari was part of a plan to raise capital to support the future growth of newly merged Fiat...

  • Balotelli goal may "finally" open Liverpool floodgates

    After going six weeks without a goal Mario Balotelli was mightily relieved to "finally" regain his scoring touch against Swansea City and save Liverpool from a League Cup fourth-round exit. The Italy striker, who had previously netted once in 11...

  • Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho

    Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho

    Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season. There was a feeling that the 36-year-old Ivorian was well past his best and that...

  • Germany dominate list

    Germany dominate list

    Germany dominated the FIFA Player of the Year shortlist, with six nominees among the 23 candidates announced yesterday, while the 10-man coaching shortlist was full of anomalies and controversy. Juergen Klinsmann was included among the coaches...

  • CSKA Moscow have UEFA suspension modified on appeal

    UEFA yesterday modified CSKA Moscow’s punishment for trouble by their fans at their Champions League match away to Roma on appeal. CSKA were originally ordered to play their next three European home games behind closed doors after incidents...

  • Ronaldo scoops major awards

    Ronaldo scoops major awards

    Cristiano Ronaldo edged out Lionel Messi to be crowned the Primera Division’s Best Player for 2013-14 at Monday night’s LFP awards ceremony. The Real Madrid star, who also scooped the FIFA Ballon d’Or ahead of Messi this year, picked up awards for...

  • Buffon set for 500thJuve appearance

    Buffon set for 500thJuve appearance

    Juventus are eager to secure victory in Genoa that would suitably commemorate the achievements of veteran Gianluigi Buffon on his 500th appearance for the Turin club, today. Buffon, now 36, supported Genoa as a boy but has since won five Serie A...

  • Greco replaces Zammit at struggling Żebbuġ Rangers

    Greco replaces Zammit at struggling Żebbuġ Rangers

    Alfonso Greco is back in club management after less than a month of inactivity following his appointment as new coach of Premier League strugglers Żebbuġ Rangers. On Monday, former coach Jesmond Zammit offered his resignation following the team’s...

  • Russia and Ukraine might be kept apart

    Russia and Ukraine might be kept apart

    Russia and Ukraine might be put into different groups at the 2018 World Cup finals if the Ukrainians qualify and relations between the two countries do not improve, FIFA said yesterday. However, FIFA denied a comment attributed to president Sepp...

  • Sassuolo stage second half rally to beat Empoli 3-1

    Improving Sassuolo battled back from a goal down at half-time to record their second 3-1 victory in four days, following up their first win of the season against Parma with an entertaining triumph over Empoli in the Serie A last night. Sassuolo...

  • Chelsea scrape through

    Jermaine Grandison’s own goal broke Shrewsbury’s hearts after Chelsea survived a scare to snatch a late 2-1 win and progress to the quarter-finals of the League Cup last night. The Town defender turned in Willian’s cross with nine minutes left but...

  • Samp continue flying high

    Samp continue flying high

    In a highly-contested encounter at the Luigi Ferraris stadium on Saturday, Sampdoria held title contenders Roma to a scoreless draw. Goals were all that was missing from the action-packed encounter that could have gone either way as both sides had...

  • Referees urged to get to grips with grapplers

    Referees urged to get to grips with grapplers

    Referees need to clamp down on serial holders and grapplers who are getting away with “cheating” according to former Premier League official Graham Poll. Manchester United players, defending a free-kick, wrestled two Chelsea players to the ground...

  • Football news

    Parma coach Roberto Donadoni is facing an uncertain future as they go into their midweek encounter in Turin after losing five consecutive league games and seven of eight overall. Saturday’s 3-1 reverse at home to Sassuolo, piled further pressure...

  • Vella and Lebrun claim IBA titles at the York Hall

    Vella and Lebrun claim IBA titles at the York Hall

    Richard Vella, Duncan Calleja, Noel Lebrun and Nico Sciberras have just represented Malta at the Independent Boxing Association (IBA) championships which took place in England, last week. All fights were held at London’s York Hall, a health and...

  • More teams could go bust – Mosley

    More teams could go bust – Mosley

    More Formula One teams could follow Caterham and Marussia into administration or failure, the former head of the sport’s governing body Max Mosley warned. This week’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will have just nine teams on the track, the...

  • Marsa CC win opener in Pontefract NC series

    Marsa CC win opener in Pontefract NC series

    Last weekend, Marsa played against new touring team Pontefract New College who in summer won the Yorkshire and Humberside T20 final. Marsa won the first match and the two-game series will be completed next Saturday at the oval. Pontefract batted...

  • Milkins stuns Murphy 6-1 in Chengdu

    Robert Milkins scored a surprise 6-1 win over Shaun Murphy at the International Championship in Chengdu, yesterday. Murphy headed to China full of confidence having won the Bulgarian Open earlier this month, but was no match for world number 18...

  • Attard beats Falzon in final

    The second ranking tournament from a series of eight organised by the Malta Pool Association was played recently. The major honour in the men’s open went to Johan Attard. In the final he beat Miguel Falzon 9-5 to book his place in the national...