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  • Sporting briefs

    Eder: Swansea have announced the signing of Portugal striker Eder for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old will move to the Liberty Stadium from Braga. He has agreed a three-year deal with the Premier League club, and will enhance the Swans’...

  • Sports round-up

    Triathlon: Great Britain triathlon star Jonny Brownlee has been ruled out of competition until September by a stress fracture of his thigh bone. The 25-year-old 2012 Olympic bronze medallist had been training in St Moritz in preparation for the...

  • Valletta players secure UK visa in Paris

    Valletta players secure UK visa in Paris

    Valletta have received a boost ahead of their Europa League match against Welsh side Newtown AFC tomorrow evening after four of their foreign players finally secured a UK visa to travel to Wales. While the Valletta squad headed to Wales yesterday...

  • Battling Balzan lack bite to trouble Zeljeznicar

    Battling Balzan lack bite to trouble Zeljeznicar

    Balzan 0FK Zeljeznicar 2Bajic 3 pen, 13; This was always going to be a difficult test for Balzan. Conceding a goal three minutes into their European debut hardly aided Balzan’s cause against an experienced and well-deployed team like Bosnia’s FK...

  • Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final

    Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final

    The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the 2017 Champions League final, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said yesterday. The Friends Arena in Stockholm will be the venue for the 2017 Europa League final. It will be the first final of...

  • Vargas double takes hosts Chile into final

    Vargas double takes hosts Chile into final

    Chile took another step towards their dream of winning a first Copa America on home soil with a 2-1 win over Peru on Monday but Eduardo Vargas’s match-winning double was overshadowed by an early refereeing decision that turned the game the hosts’...

  • Bajada back at Tarxien Rainbows

    Midfielder Roderick Bajada has joined his former coach Jacques Scerri at Tarxien Rainbows after agreeing a one-year deal. For Bajada this will be his second time with the Rainbows after his stint of season 2012-13. Last year, the much-travelled...

  • Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

    Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

    Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after spending less than one year in his second spell in the job, the Football Association (KNVB) announced yesterday. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in...

  • Brazil defender Miranda undergoes Inter medical

    Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda is undergoing a medical in Milan yesterday ahead of his move to Inter Milan. The Brazil centre-back will reportedly join the Nerazzurri on a €15 million transfer and put pen to paper on a three-year...

  • Immobile to stay at Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund forward Ciro Immobile is unlikely to leave the Bundesliga club this summer, according to the player’s agent. The Italy international endured a difficult debut season in Germany and is a reported target of Serie A clubs Napoli and...

  • Catania president admits fix attempts

    Former Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti has confessed to attempts to fix the results of five Serie B games in Italy this season in a bid to save his club from relegation to the third division. Pulvirenti and six other people, including club...

  • Italian girls, Turkey boys prevail in 5s tournaments

    Italian girls, Turkey boys prevail in 5s tournaments

    The international Hockey5s tournaments at the Corradino Complex came to an end with the girls’ competition on Sunday. Club Italia overcame the sprightly Turkish girls 3-0 after a keen encounter played in very good sporting spirit. In a play-off...

  • Muntari leaves Milan

    Reported Everton target Sulley Muntari has had his contract with Milan terminated by mutual consent. The Ghana midfielder made just 12 Serie A starts last season with his last appearance on March 7 and had another year left on his contract. A...

  • Presciutti pilots Sirens to victory

    After going very close to defeating Sliema and at least depriving leaders San Ġiljan of maximum points in the first round, Sirens Ritter Sport found the right groove yesterday when they defeated Valletta MacDonalds as comprehensively as the 14-7...

  • FIGC need new strategy for U-21s

    FIGC need new strategy for U-21s

    Looking back at Italy’s results in the UEFA Under-21 Championship between 1992 and 2004 and comparing them with the most recent six editions of the competition, it becomes evident that the Azzurrini need some kind of lift up. Italy were crowned...

  • FIM-Europe congress to tackle road safety

    Road safety will be the main item on the agenda of the 20th FIM-Europe Congress which will be held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior between tomorrow and Saturday. Almost 300 delegates from 47 affiliated members of the Fédération Internationale de...

  • UEFA softening break-even rule to attract investors

    UEFA has softened its break-even Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations in an attempt to encourage investment in European club football and move from “austerity to sustainable growth”. General secretary Gianni Infantino said FFP, implemented in...

  • Strategy meeting must be decisive, says Horner

    Formula One needs to make real strategic decisions at a meeting today after talking a lot about change and delivering little, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said. “I think it’s a crucial meeting. Really some actions need to come out of...

  • Sweden crowned U-21 European champions

    Sweden crowned U-21 European champions

    Sweden are the winners of the 2015 U-21 European Championship after they beat Portugal 4-3 on penalties in the final at the Eden Arena in Prague, last night. There was little to separate the two finalists who could not find the breakthrough after...

  • Federer, Kvitova feast on Wimbledon prey

    Federer, Kvitova feast on Wimbledon prey

    When Roger Federer’s game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in. It was like that on Centre Court yesterday as the King of...

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