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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...

  • United out to clip Chelsea’s wings

    United out to clip Chelsea’s wings

    Manchester United will try to bring to a halt Chelsea’s impressive start to the season when they host the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford tomorrow. Jose Mourinho’s Blues had an outstanding take-off to their new campaign, scoring in all...

  • Lakers veteran Nash out for season with back injury

    Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association team said yesterday. Nash, 40, has battled a bad back and other injuries for years and the latest setback suggests the two-time NBA...

  • Malta ease past Livorno to net third win

    An ultra-experimental Malta, with more young units in the water, registered their third win in a row, this time beating Italian Serie B side Livorno as easily as the 14-4 scoreline indicates. At times, however, the locals lacked the sparkle and...

  • Micallef speeds past all his rivals at Miżieb

    Micallef speeds past all his rivals at Miżieb

    The sixth round from the 2014 Island Car Club hillclimb championship, sponsored by Grimaldi Lines, was held recently at Miżieb. After a low-key start to the season, 2013 champion Mark Micallef was back and produced a high-quality drive, winning...

  • Caterham F1 Team administrators in a bid to find buyer

    Caterham F1 Team administrators in a bid to find buyer

    Administrators have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer. Insolvency specialists Smith & Williamson closed the team factory in Leafield, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. The firm had...

  • Ivanovic bows out despite beating Halep at WTA Finals

    Ivanovic bows out despite beating Halep at WTA Finals

    Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic just missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Finals despite beating Simona Halep in the final group match yesterday. Under the rules of the round-robin competition, Ivanovic needed to win in straight...

  • Rodgers tells Reds to deal with criticism

    Rodgers tells Reds to deal with criticism

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told under-fire striker Mario Balotelli and the rest of his side to accept recent criticism and move on. While the Italy international has come in for the most negative attention after scoring just once in 10...

  • Weekend sports fixtures...

    Today - FootballHibs Stadium: BOV Premier League 3pm Pietà vs Żebbuġ Rangers; 5pm Hibernians vs Birkirkara.Tedesco Stadium: BOV Premier League 3pm Qormi vs Tarxien Rainbows; 5.15pm Floriana vs Mosta.Centenary Stadium: FA Trophy second round 3pm St...

  • Nadal to miss ATP World Tour Finals

    Rafa Nadal will miss the year-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month after the ailing Spaniard called time on his season yesterday. The former world number one has been treating appendicitis with antibiotics and has decided to bring...

  • Juventus and Roma look to bounce back

    Juventus and Roma look to bounce back

    Juventus and Roma head into this weekend’s Serie A action on the back of demoralising results in the Champions League. The Serie A leaders lost for the second time in the group stages of Europe’s elite club competition when they fell 1-0 at...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: Utility back Kurtley Beale has been fined 45,000 Australian dollars ($39,559) for sending an offensive text, but has escaped a ban after being cleared of sending a second “more offensive” photograph, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU)...

  • Top Euro clubs lobby for April/May date

    European clubs want April and May to be considered as possible months for staging the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A FIFA task force begun discussions in September over the timing of the event, when the January/February and November/December slots...

  • Real Madrid, Barcelona set for titanic ‘Clasico’ battle

    Real Madrid, Barcelona set for titanic ‘Clasico’ battle

    Clashes between Real Madrid and Barcelona are rarely short on drama and this evening’s La Liga ‘Clasico’ may have more than its usual share with Luis Suarez poised to return from a biting ban and Barca team-mate Lionel Messi on the brink of...

  • Ħamrun through after shoot-out

    Ħamrun Spartans 2Vittoriosa Stars 2 (aet; Ħamrun win 3-1 on pens) Division Two leaders Ħamrun Spartans progressed to the third round of the FA Trophy after they edged past Vittoriosa Stars 4-1 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at the end of...

  • Football news

    Parma coach Roberto Donadoni is confident his bottom-placed team can end their dismal run of form when they take on Sassuolo today. One win in seven matches is a far cry from the team that finished sixth in Serie A last season. Donadoni said: “I...

  • Sporting briefs

    Walcott: Theo Walcott, who has been out with a knee injury since January, should make his comeback to the Arsenal squad next week against Burnley but is not ready for today’s match against Sunderland, manager Arsene Wenger said. “He has to get...

  • Everton investigate Lille trouble

    Everton will continue to work with French and Merseyside police in a bid to establish the facts about the trouble involving Toffees fans in Lille this week, the Barclays Premier League club have said. The build-up to yesterday evening's Europa...

  • Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted

    Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted

    Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's Euro 2016 qualifier, abandoned following a brawl between the players after a flag stunt, but also had three points deducted, the Serbian FA said today. Serbia have also been...

  • ‘It will be an honour to play for Malta’

    ‘It will be an honour to play for Malta’

    There are no ‘naturalised’ players in the current Malta squad but that could change next year if Qormi striker Alfred Effiong secures Maltese citizenship. Born and bred in Nigeria, Effiong has been playing in our country for the past 10 years,...

  • Schumi has made progress, says doctor

    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after his skiing accident has said the seven-times Formula One champion has made progress but his recovery could still take years. “I have observed some progress but I would say we have to give him time,”...