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  • Maribor end Celtic’s dream

    Celtic were denied a place in the Champions League group stages by plucky Slovenian champions Maribor, yesterday. The Glasgow giants had been given a second chance to reach the first-round proper of Europe’s top club competition after previous...

  • Results...

    English League CupSecond round: Bournemouth vs Northampton 3-0; Brentford vs Fulham 0-1; Burnley vs Sheff. Wed. 0-1; Crewe vs Bolton 2-3 aet; Derby vs Charlton 1-0; Gillingham vs Newcastle 0-1; Huddersfield vs N. Forest 0-2; Leicester vs...

  • Roma, Napoli out to dethrone Juve

    Roma, Napoli out to dethrone Juve

    Juventus start their title defence on Saturday with an away fixture at Chievo. The champions, now under the charge of Massimiliano Allegri, start among the favourites to retain their title but some critics are wondering whether Juve are still the...

  • Injured Klitschko calls off title fight

    World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko has postponed next month’s IBF title bout with Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev after sustaining an injury in training. “I am very disappointed the fight will not go ahead,” the 38-year-old Ukrainian said. “I am...

  • Football news

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has stayed tight-lipped on the subject of his eight-match ban. The Argentine was hit with a four-match ban for tapping the back of the fourth official’s head, a two-match suspension for the protests which led to...

  • Djokovic and Sharapova sparkle after others toil

    Djokovic and Sharapova sparkle after others toil

    Former champions Novak Djo-kovic and Maria Sharapova sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the US Open favourites on Monday. Djokovic, who had won only two...

  • Berlin to unveil 2024 Games concept

    Berlin, which last hosted the Olympics in 1936, will unveil its concept for the 2024 Games on Sept. 1 and will follow up with a city referendum as Germany has still to decide on a bid between Hamburg and the capital for those Games or 2028. “We...

  • Sporting briefs

    Lukimya: Werder Bremen have extended Assani Lukimya’s contract until 2017. The defender’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but he has impressed enough since joining the club from Fortuna Dusseldorf in 2012 to earn a...

  • My version is different – Rosberg

    My version is different – Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton’s version of events after the Mercedes team-mates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton told reporters at Spa on Sunday that the...

  • Marsaxlokk stay in the hunt

    Marsaxlokk Fisher kept their hopes of winning the First Division after beating leaders Marsascala Mor€ with their keeper Antonello Xuereb effecting a providential save with seven seconds to go. A draw would have been sufficient for Marsascala to...

  • Sports round-up

    Motor Racing: Martin Whitmarsh has officially parted company with McLaren after more than 24 years of service. Whitmarsh served as head of operations, managing director and F1 CEO during his time with the organisation before taking on the role of...

  • United smash British record by signing Di Maria

    Manchester United smashed the British transfer record when they signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds. Di Maria has signed a five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on their website...

  • Birkirkara’s late goal sinks Naxxar

    Birkirkara needed a stoppage time goal from Paul Fenech to see off Naxxar Lions 1-0 at the National Stadium this evening. It was a dramatic victory for Paul Zammit’s men who dominated possession for long stretches but were foiled time and again...

  • Valletta claim first win of the season - against arch rivals

    Champions Valletta chalked up their first league victory of the season when second half goals from Lateef Elford-Aliyu and Abdelkerim Nafti earned them a 2-0 win over Floriana at the National Stadium this evening. The Citizens were in control...

  • England's Lampard quits internationals

    England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps. The 36-year-old was released by Chelsea in May after 13 years at the London club and he signed for New York City before agreeing to move to Manchester...

  • FIA will take no action against Rosberg

    Formula One's governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a deliberate collision at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. "The FIA will not intervene in this...

  • McLaren and Whitmarsh part company

    Martin Whitmarsh has formally left the McLaren Formula One team after being ousted from the role of principal in January. "McLaren and Martin Whitmarsh have agreed amicably to part company," a team spokesman said on Tuesday. The Briton had been...

  • Man. City outclass Liverpool

    Man. City outclass Liverpool

    A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season last night. The...

  • Mario Balotelli completes Liverpool move

    Mario Balotelli completes Liverpool move

    Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Liverpool from Milan on a “long-term” deal, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 24-year-old is the big signing Liverpool fans have craved since selling last season’s top scorer Luis Suarez to...

  • Simeone handed eight-match ban for SCup fracas

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was handed an eight-match touchline ban by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) yesterday following his dismissal and angry reaction in the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid. The Argentine was sanctioned...