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  • FDL girls beat Playvolley in cup final series

    FDL Office Group are the 2014 National Cup winners after making sure of the title by prevailing over Playvolley Toyota in the first two ties from the best-of-three series at the Cottonera Sports Complex, last weekend. But this was no easy ride for...

  • Arsenal target FA Cup success

    Arsenal will be determined to remain on course for their first trophy in nine years when they take on holders Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, today. Last weekend’s defeat to Everton in the Premier League has piled the...

  • Weekend sports fixtures

    Hibs Stadium: Bov Premier Lea-Gue 4pm Naxxar Lions Vs Qormi; 6pm Mosta Vs Valletta.Tedesco Stadium: Bov Premier League 4pm Rabat Ajax Vs Vittoriosa Stars; 6.15pm Tarxien Rainbows Vs Floriana.Centenary Stadium: Bov Division One 4pm Msida St Joseph...

  • Soccer pauses to commemorate Hillsborough

    Every senior match in England will kick-off seven minutes later than normal this weekend as soccer marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. Nowhere will...

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: Dave Brailsford, The Man Behind His Country’S Rise To Cycling Superpower Has Quit As Performance Director Of British Cycling. Brailsford, 50, Instigated Gold Medal Hauls At Both The 2008 And 2012 Olympic Games. The Guardian Said He Was...

  • Inter, Milan fighting over Europa League crumbs

    Accustomed to fighting for the game’s biggest honours, Inter and Milan finds themselves in a seven-team scrap for a place in the unloved Europa League as their patchy Serie A campaigns draw to a close. Seven-times European champions Milan host...

  • Van Gaal outlines Dutch preparations

    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will take a group of home-based players to a training camp next month at the start of his World Cup preparations, the Dutch Football Association said yesterday. He will start on May 7 in Hoenderloo with the best of...

  • Bayern face Dortmund amid bitter loan row

    Champions Bayern Munich meet second-placed Borussia Dortmund with Bundesliga bragging rights already awarded this season but a bitter row over an old loan between the clubs has fanned the rivalry for the league’s top two teams. The Bavarians have...

  • Brazil will stage best World Cup, Blatter tells Rousseff

    Three stadiums are not ready and other promised infrastructure has been shelved, but the 2014 World Cup will “be the most successful of all time”, the head of FIFA told Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff said she spoke with Sepp Blatter...

  • It must be hard to be Messi – Barca coach

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has defended Lionel Messi following sharp criticism of the four-times World Player of the Year’s limp performance in Wednesday’s Cham-pions League defeat at Atletico Madrid. Messi, who has excelled in so many past...

  • Ancelotti plays down Ronaldo injury problems

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury problems and suggested the Portugal captain may recover in time for Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona. Top scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League...

  • Sporting briefs

    Berti Quits: Newell’s Old Boys coach Alfredo Berti, given a hard act to follow when he replaced Gerardo Martino last July, has resigned after a third defeat in a row put his team out of the Libertadores Cup. The Argentine side, twice Libertadores...

  • Football news

    Cardiff have confirmed that their chairman Mehmet Dalman has been in contact with the Premier League over an incident arising from last Saturday’s clash against Crystal Palace. It is understood that Cardiff have complained that their starting...

  • Champions League semi-final draw

    Draw for the semi-finals of the Champions League made today: Real Madrid v Bayern Munich Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Matches to be played on April 22/23 and April 29/30.    

  • Europa League semi-final draw

    Draw for the semi-finals of the Europa League made today: Sevilla v Valencia Benfica v Juventus Matches to be played on April 24 and May 1.

  • Juve, Benfica and Sevilla win, Valencia stun Basle

    Valencia turned the tables on a stunned Basle side to reach the Europa League semi-finals with a 5-0 win after extra time thanks to a Paco Alcacer hat-trick as they recovered from a three-goal first-leg deficit.It completed a good night for Spain...

  • Lowe argues against further changes

    Mercedes executive technical director Paddy Lowe has described as “absurd” the possibility of changes being made to the latest regulations for the 2015 Formula One season. Despite the initial criticism of the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged power...

  • Simeone’s Atletico Madrid closing on greatest season

    A key player in the Atletico Madrid team that won a La Liga and King’s Cup double in 1996 and now the club’s inspirational coach, Diego Simeone has led his unfancied team to the brink of an even greater achievement. Atletico’s stunning 1-0 home...

  • Powell banned for 18 months

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel yesterday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the...

  • Guardiola struggles to please crowd

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola displayed signs that he has yet to fully adapt to life at the German champions following Wednesday’s win over Manchester United, complaining of a passive home crowd and the huge expectations placed upon his...

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