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  • Bayern hopeful Guardiola will stay beyond 2016

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will see out his three-year contract with the German champions, who are hopeful of an extension beyond 2016, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said yesterday. Guardiola, who joined in 2013 after winning 14 titles in...

  • Henderson signs new deal with Liverpool

    Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson has committed his future to the Reds by signing a new long-term contract, the Premier League club said yesterday. No details were given on the Liverpool website but media reports indicated the midfielders’...

  • Fiorentina join Napoli in last four

    Fiorentina join Napoli in last four

    Mario Gomez and Juan Manuel Vargas scored a goal in each half as Fiorentina made sure of a place in the Europa League semi-finals last night. Gomez netted in the 43rd minute before substitute Vargas capped the success in injury-time as the Serie A...

  • Div. One

    Today Centenary StadiumMelita vs St Andrew’s - 19.30 Luxol StadiumSt George’s vs Pembroke - 19.30 Tomorrow Centenary StadiumGżira United vs Mqabba - 16.00Gudja United vs Lija Athletic - 18.00 Sunday Centenary StadiumRabat Ajax vs Birżebbuġa -...

  • Camilleri leads the way at Mtaħleb

    Camilleri leads the way at Mtaħleb

    A sizeable crowd turned up for the season’s second round from the Island Car Club Grimaldi Lines Hillclimb and Sprint Championship, at Mtaħleb, earlier this month. Best time of the day was set by 2014 champion Keith Camilleri in his Chevron...

  • No short-term fixes for Red Bull, says Horner

    No short-term fixes for Red Bull, says Horner

    Staying with Renault represents Red Bull’s best hope of Formula One success but there will be no short-term fixes for the team’s current woes, according to principal Christian Horner. The former world champions have been plagued with reliability...

  • All set for intriguing finale

    When Neptunes face Sliema this evening in the second play-off of a three-match series, which decides the destination of this year’s winter title, excitement will continue brewing as the supporters of both teams know very well that their favourites...

  • Nadur beat Xewkija but Tigers celebrate

    Nadur beat Xewkija but Tigers celebrate

    The First Division championship in Gozo, the 65th in history, wrapped up with the last two matches on Sunday. Xewkija Tigers, already sure of retaining the title a second year in succession, suffered a 3-1 defeat to second-placed Nadur Youngsters.

  • Mayweather sure he has winning ticket for big fight

    Mayweather sure he has winning ticket for big fight

    With tickets to his May 2 mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao set to fetch jaw-dropping prices, Floyd Mayweather felt no need to add to the hype this week, avoiding controversy with the same ease with which he evades punches. Undefeated Mayweather even...

  • Champions Balzan face the Spartans in play-offs

    Champions Balzan face the Spartans in play-offs

    The Gatorade Premier Division has now reached a decisive phase as the top four teams will cross swords in the play-offs. In the first leg, to be played tonight, champions Balzan take on Ħamrun Spartans while Luxol, who topped the standings in the...

  • Racism accusations force Stockholm Marathon prize money u-turn

    Accusations of racism have forced organisers of the Stockholm Marathon to change their proposed plan to give prize money to only Nordic runners. The organisers had previously announced that the race, which is due to take place on May 30, would be...

  • Galea loses his seat in MOC Executive Committee

    Galea loses his seat in MOC Executive Committee

    Envic Galea (picture), the long-time official at the Maltese Olympic Committee, yesterday lost his seat in the Executive Committee as he was ousted in the vote by the returning Kirill Micallef Stafrace. Seventeen candidates stood for election...

  • Football news

    Bayer Leverkusen defender Emir Spahic, sacked for hitting two stadium stewards earlier this month, has been banned for three months and fined 20,000 euros. The 34-year-old former Bosnia captain was dismissed by his club two weeks ago after he and...

  • Sporting briefs

    Drulovic: Macedonia have named former Yugoslavia winger Ljubinko Drulovic as their new coach. Drulovic, who won five Portuguese league titles and four cups with Porto before moving to traditional rivals Benfica, replaced Bosko Gjurovski who was...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: Former Wales fullback Lee Byrne has announced his retirement from rugby because of a shoulder injury. “This is a disappointing time for me but I’m looking forward to the future,” Byrne said in a statement on the Newport Gwent Dragons’...

  • Napoli advance to Europa League semi-finals

    Napoli advance to Europa League semi-finals

    Napoli 2 Wolfsburg 2 (Napoli win 6-3 on aggregate) Napoli advanced to the Europa League semi-finals this evening, with a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg seeing Rafael Benitez's side progress 6-3 on aggregate. Second-half goals from Jose Callejon and...

  • Fiorentina make sure of place in Europa League semi-finals

    Fiorentina 2 Dynamo Kiev 0 (Fiorentina win 3-1 on aggregate) Mario Gomez and Juan Manuel Vargas got the goals as Fiorentina made sure of a place in the Europa League semi-finals. Gomez netted in the 43rd minute before substitute Vargas capped the...

  • Juventus do perfect Italian job to knock out Monaco

    Juventus do perfect Italian job to knock out Monaco

    A trademark display of grit and resilience earned Juventus a goalless draw at Monaco as the Italian side qualified for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2003 with a 1-0 aggregate victory yesterday. Juve, the first Italian...

  • Hernandez strikes late to end Real jinx

    Hernandez strikes late to end Real jinx

    Holders Real Madrid kept alive their dream of a record-extending 11th European crown when Javier Hernandez’s late strike against 10-man Atletico Madrid secured a 1-0 win and a Champions League semi-final place yesterday. After last week’s...

  • Pep weathers his first Bayern storm in style

    Pep weathers his first Bayern storm in style

    Pep Guardiola weathered his first major crisis at Bayern Munich, coming out stronger after his team crushed Porto 7-4 on aggregate on Tuesday to move into the Champions League last four. The Spaniard, in his second season in charge, was with his...