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  • Nedved wary of Monaco threat

    Nedved wary of Monaco threat

    Pavel Nedved has warned Juventus that Monaco are “dangerous” after the clubs were pitted against each other in the Champions League semi-finals. The reigning Serie A champions and the current Ligue 1 table-toppers will go head-to-head over two...

  • Liverpool look for useful points

    Liverpool look for useful points

    Liverpool have a chance to consolidate their position in the Champions League qualification spots when they take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday, while three of the top four are in FA Cup semi-final action. Looking to benefit...

  • National coach Neill not underestimating Israel

    National coach Neill not  underestimating Israel

    The rugby national team will be chasing top spot in the European Nations Cup – Conference 1 South qualifying group when facing leaders Israel at the Hibs Stadium this afternoon. Malta are currently second on 10 points, four adrift of Israel, who,...

  • Inter missed targets under break-even rules, says UEFA

    Inter have missed spending targets set by UEFA for this season under break-even rules, UEFA said yesterday. As a result, the Italian Serie A side, along with Turkish clubs Besiktas and Trabzonspor, will continue to be subject to limits on squad...

  • Sharapova should not get wildcard – Radwanska

    Sharapova should not get wildcard – Radwanska

    Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova should not be fast-tracked into next month’s French Open as she returns from a doping ban, insists Polish rival Agnieszka Radwanska. With double French Open champion Sharapova currently...

  • Ex-England defender Ehiogu dies after cardiac arrest

    Ex-England defender Ehiogu dies after cardiac arrest

    Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died in hospital aged 44 following a cardiac arrest, Tottenham Hotspur said yesterday. Ehiogu, who worked as Tottenham’s under-23 coach, had collapsed at the North London club’s training...

  • Goffin downs Djokovic in Monte Carlo

    David Goffin proved too hot to handle for Novak Djokovic as the Belgian 10th seed reached the Monte Carlo semi-finals with a thrilling 6-2 3-6 7-5 victory yesterday. Former world number one Djokovic saved four match points but cracked under his...

  • Football news

    Bastia will play their next home match at a neutral stadium behind closed doors after their ground was closed by the French league on Thursday following the abandonment of their game against Olympique Lyon. Officials called a halt to Sunday’s...

  • Curmi prevails at the TCK

    Curmi prevails  at the TCK

    Francesca Curmi won the San Michel U-18 international tournament at the Tennis Club Kordin, played recently. Making her first appearance in a tournament in Malta since recovering from injury, the 14-year-old player showed remarkable mental...

  • Sporting briefs

    STOKE: Stoke City midfielders Joe Allen and Glenn Whelan are set to feature in today’s Premier League trip to 18th-placed Swansea, manager Mark Hughes said yesterday. Allen, Stoke’s joint top scorer with six goals, has been on the sidelines after...

  • Sports round-up

    ATHLETICS:Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna Rollins was handed a one-year suspension for failing to properly file whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing, the US Anti-Doping Agency said. Rollins, who led an American sweep...

  • Mosta FC deducted five points, fined €5,000

    Mosta FC deducted five points, fined €5,000

    Mosta FC has been deducted five points from their tally in this season’s Premier League and fined €5,000 after the Malta Football Association’s Control and Disciplinary Board found it guilty of breaching MFA rules on the status and transfer of...

  • Juventus to face Monaco in Champions League semi-finals

    Juventus to face Monaco in Champions League semi-finals

    Italian champions Juventus have been drawn against French side Monaco in the Champions League semi-finals.  The other semi-final will feature a Madrid derby, with eleven-time champions Real Madrid taking on neighbours Atletico Madrid. Massimiliano...

  • Monaco will stay true to attacking style – Jardim

    Monaco will stay true to attacking style – Jardim

    Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim promised his team would stay true to their offensive style in the Champions League semi-finals after eliminating Borussia Dortmund thanks to another brilliant attacking display on Wednesday. The principality side beat...

  • Premier League clubs enjoy record revenues

    Premier League clubs’ revenues reached a new high of £3.6 billion last season, business advisory firm Deloitte said in its annual analysis while noting the clubs’ suffered record combined pre-tax losses of £110 million. A number of one-off costs...

  • Barca paid for mistakes in first leg – coach

    Barcelona’s errors in last week’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus still weighed heavily on coach Luis Enrique’s mind after his side were held to a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg which sealed their elimination from the Champions...

  • Chelsea, Spurs dominate PFA Team of Year

    Chelsea, Spurs dominate PFA Team of Year

    Chelsea and Tottenham lead the way in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year with four players each. Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante and winger Eden Hazard, both nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, are included along with defensive duo...

  • Koeman wants ‘improved’ Lukaku to stay at Everton

    Koeman wants ‘improved’ Lukaku to stay at Everton

    Everton’s Ronald Koeman wants to keep Romelu Lukaku, saying the Premier League’s top scorer has improved significantly since he became the Merseyside club’s manager at the start of the season. British media reported this week that Everton were...

  • Oratory, Għajnsielem reach semis

    Oratory Youths and Għajnsielem are through to the semi-finals of the GFA Cup following victories over Qala Saints and SK Victoria Wanderers respectively. The Youths registered a 5-0 win over Division Two side Qala Saints. This was a dominant...

  • Borg steps down as FMA president

    The Futsal Malta Association will be electing a new president to lead the organisation during the upcoming annual general meeting after Mark Borg showed his intentions not to continue occupying the position. In a statement, the FMA said that after...