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  • Juventus add Mandzukic to collection of strikers

    Juventus add Mandzukic to collection of strikers

    Serie A champions Juventus boosted their already impressive collection of strikers still further when they signed Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid today. "A fee of 19 million euros, payable in three separate instalments, has...

  • Birkirkara sign Slovenian striker

    Birkirkara have signed Slovenian striker Vito Plut on a three-year contract. Giovanni Tedesco, the new Birkirkara coach, knows Plut well as the two worked together at Floriana last season. Birkirkara, currently undergoing a training camp in...

  • Updated - Hibs to meet Maccabi Tel Aviv in Champions League

    Updated - Hibs to meet Maccabi Tel Aviv in Champions League

    Updated - Adds Europa League raws for Valletta, Balzan and B'Kara Hibernians, the winners of the 2014/15 BOV Premier League, have been drawn against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. The draw for the...

  • Maradona to run for FIFA presidency - report

    Maradona to run for FIFA presidency - report

    Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has decided to stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency to replace Sepp Blatter, Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales has said. Morales said Maradona had told him of his intention when he...

  • Higuain gives Argentina 1-0 win over Jamaica

    Higuain gives Argentina 1-0 win over Jamaica

    An early goal from Gonzalo Higuain was enough to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Jamaica at the Copa America yesterday and secure their place in the quarter-finals as winners of Group B. Higuain collected a pass from Angel di Maria in the 11th...

  • Star-struck striker takes on-pitch selfie with Messi

    Star-struck striker takes on-pitch selfie with Messi

    Lionel Messi is used to being sought after by fans, celebrities and even fellow professionals but he was still caught by surprise when Jamaica’s DeShorn Brown asked for a selfie following Argentina’s 1-0 Copa America win. Argentina won Group B...

  • Serbia have bright future after U-20 WCup win – coach Paunovic

    A brave Serbian outfit which won the Under-20 World Cup with a shock 2-1 win over Brazil in New Zealand on Saturday can become a major force at senior level, coach Veljko Paunovic said. Making their maiden appearance as an independent nation,...

  • Malta start tournament in Kosovo with a win

    Malta start tournament in Kosovo with a win

    Malta commenced their commitments in Group C of the IHF Emerging Nations Trophy in style after a narrow 29-28 victory over the Chinese team. The Maltese team, under the charge of head coach Joseph Tanti and his assistant Ian Psaila, are playing in...

  • Door not shut for Carroll – Hodgson

    Door not shut for Carroll – Hodgson

    Roy Hodgson has told Andy Carroll he can win his place back in the England squad if he hits the ground running next season. Deep in the bowels of the Stadion Stozice in Ljubljana earlier this month, Hodgson was reminiscing about the role Carroll...

  • Bormla regatta rowers back from Leipzig training

    Bormla regatta rowers back from Leipzig training

    Promising Maltese rowers, Romario Brignone and Maximilian Mamo – both members of the Bormla Regatta Club – are back in Malta after completing an intensive one-week training camp in the Olympic-style sport at the Leipzig Rowing Academy in...

  • Gignac heading to Mexico after sealing Tigres deal

    Gignac heading to Mexico after sealing Tigres deal

    Andre-Pierre Gignac has completed a move to Mexican giants Tigres, confirming his Marseille exit via Twitter. The 29-year-old striker signed his deal on Saturday and announced it a day later, while thanking OM after five years on the south coast...

  • Seven nations emerge as replacement 2019 hosts

    Seven nations emerge as replacement 2019 hosts

    Seven potential candidates have emerged to replace the Netherlands as hosts of the 2019 European Games, president of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey said. Netherlands withdrew as hosts for the second edition just days before the...

  • Australia knock Brazil out

    Brazil were knocked out of the Women’s World Cup yesterday after a surprise 1-0 defeat by Australia in the round of 16. A goal from Kyah Simon 10 minutes from the end earned Australia a place in the quarter-finals where they will face the...

  • Sanchez powers to cycling road race gold

    Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez, winner of four Tour de France stages but dogged in recent years by alleged links to doping, claimed men’s road race gold at the European Games yesterday. The 31-year-old Astana rider prevailed in a sprint battle for the...

  • Eyes on Nyon as Maltese quartet await Euro fate

    Eyes on Nyon as Maltese quartet await Euro fate

    UEFA will raise the curtains on the 2015/16 competitions today with the draws for the first and second qualifying rounds of the Champions League and Europa League at the European football body’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. Hibernians,...

  • Federer rules Halle for eighth time

    Roger Federer won the Halle Open for a record-extending eighth time yesterday by beating Italy’s Andreas Seppi 7-6 6-4 in a successful dress rehearsal on grass ahead of Wimbledon. Defending champion Federer, who has now won Halle more times than...

  • Paulo Sousa named new Fiorentina coach

    Fiorentina will introduce Paulo Sousa as their new coach today, the Serie A club have announced. The 44-year-old Portuguese left his post with Basle on Wednesday after winning the Swiss Super League in his only season with the club. “ACF...

  • Wingfield breaks record

    Wingfield breaks record

    Charlotte Wingfield established a new national 100m record yesterday as she came home second at the European Athletics Team Championship Third League, in Azerbaijan. Wingfield, 20, dashed home in 11.69 seconds to better her previous best mark of...

  • England toil to beat Sweden

    England toil to beat Sweden

    Jesse Lingard’s impressive, late strike gave England Under-21s’ European Championship hopes a timely shot in the arm having made hard work of their clash with Sweden yesterday. The Group B tie looked heading for a draw until substitute Lingard...

  • Rosberg triumphs in Spielberg

    Rosberg triumphs in Spielberg

    Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix for the second year in a row in a Mercedes one-two finish with team-mate Lewis Hamilton, in Spielberg, yesterday. Hamilton’s overall championship lead was cut to 10 points, after eight of the 19...