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Italy football federation chief faces UEFA racism probe

Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio is to face a disciplinary investigation by European soccer's governing body over allegedly racist remarks made during his election campaign, UEFA said. Tavecchio, who was elected FIGC...

  • Dominant Farah eases to 10,000 metres title

    Dominant Farah eases to 10,000 metres title

    Britain’s Mo Farah put aside his recent fitness problems to claim his fourth European title by comfortably winning the 10,000 metres final last night. The double Olympic champion was chased hard down the final straight by Turkish pair Ali Kaya and...

  • Team Sky will learn from poor Tour, says Froome

    Team Sky will learn from poor Tour, says Froome

    Team Sky must lick their wounds after a disappointing Tour de France campaign and come back stronger next year, 2013 winner Chris Froome said this week. Having won back-to-back Tours thanks to Bradley Wiggins and Froome, Team Sky were expected to...

  • Football news

    Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Spain full-back Alberto Moreno from Sevilla. The 22-year-old defender, who has played three times for his country, will cost the Anfield club about 12 million pounds. Moreno did not feature in Sevilla’s...

  • Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati but Tsonga ousted

    World number one Novak Djo-kovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto,...

  • Twickenham to host European final

    Twickenham to host European final

    Twickenham (picture) has been chosen to host the inaugural final of the European Rugby Champions Cup on May 2, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has announced. The decision follows a successful bid by the Rugby Football Union in the tender...

  • Sporting briefs

    Shaw: Manchester United’s Luke Shaw will miss the start of the Premier League season and could be sidelined for four weeks after suffering a hamstring injury, the club said yesterday. The 19-year-old left back, who arrived at Old Trafford from...

  • Andy Murray to start 2015 season with Hopman Cup

    Andy Murray will begin his 2015 season at the Hopman Cup in Perth alongside fellow British number one Heather Watson. Murray teamed up with Laura Robson at the mixed team tournament in 2010 and 2011, with the pair reaching the final on their first...

  • Div. One KO final resumes on Monday

    The ASA of Malta yesterday announced that the interrupted BOV First Division KO final between Marsascala Mor€ and Otters Nivea will continue on Monday. The final had to be called off on Tuesday night following a nationwide blackout. The match was...

  • Sports round-up

    Basket, NBA: Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, has completed his $2 billion purchase of Los Angeles Clippers, ending a saga that began when former team owner Donald Sterling was heard making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a tape...

  • Kompany signs five-year contract at Man City

    Kompany signs five-year contract at Man City

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with the club, the Premier League champions announced. Kompany, 28, is the most successful captain in the club's history and penned the new deal to keep him at City until...

  • Ronaldo strikes twice as Real beat Sevilla in Cardiff

    Ronaldo strikes twice as Real beat Sevilla in Cardiff

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strikeforce ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in the all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium yesterday. Real, starting with...

  • Hodgson never considered quitting

    Hodgson never considered quitting

    Roy Hodgson suffered “dark moments” but did not think of resigning as England manager following his team’s disappointing group-stage exit at this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Hodgson, 67, guided England to 2-1 defeats by Italy and Uruguay and a 0-0...

  • Ex-England boss Hoddle appointed QPR coach

    Ex-England boss Hoddle appointed QPR coach

    Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has been appointed first-team coach at Queens Park Rangers, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 56-year-old, who took charge of England at the 1998 World Cup, has not coached since leaving Wolves in 2006...

  • Pietà Hotspurs confident of retaining their status

    Pietà Hotspurs confident of retaining their status

    Pietà Hotspurs coach Noel Coleiro is upbeat about his team’s chances of avoiding the drop from the BOV Premier League as the newly-promoted side are gearing up for their first season in the top flight after an absence of six years. The Hotspurs...

  • Bayern, Dortmund clash in German Super Cup

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guar-diola has distanced himself from rumours linking his club with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus ahead of today’s German Super Cup meeting between the two sides. Bayern have already signed Mario Goetze and...

  • Legia to appeal ejection

    Poland’s Legia Warsaw have decided to appeal against their elimination from the UEFA Champions League over the use of a suspended player, saying yesterday they deserved to be in the next stage of the competition. Legia were stripped of their place...

  • Vieira blasts Tavecchio FIGC role

    Patrick Vieira has condemned Carlo Tavecchio’s election as the president of the Italian football federation. Seventy-one-year-old Tavecchio was put in office on Monday, winning 63.63 per cent of votes cast in the hunt for Giancarlo Abete’s...

  • Outsiders seek berths in Europe

    Outsiders seek berths in Europe

    As the new Serie A campaign gets underway later this month, Atalanta, Genoa, Parma, Sampdoria, Torino and Udinese are bracketed to figure in a small group of teams all aiming to float in a safe mid-table position with a late push for Europa League...

  • Olsson must answer ref push charge

    Norwich defender Martin Olsson could face a heavy suspension after being charged with pushing referee Simon Hooper during Saturday’s defeat at Wolves. Norwich’s first competitive outing since their relegation from the Premier League proved...

  • Cab eyes total eclipse of Hart

    Goalkeeper Willy Caballero insists he did not join Manchester City to sit on the bench and has warned Joe Hart he will fight for the number one spot at the Etihad Stadium this season. Hart was dropped by Manuel Pellegrini last autumn following a...