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  • Barcelona name Valverde as coach

    Barcelona name Valverde as coach

    Barcelona have named former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde as the successor to Luis Enrique and he will take charge of the La Liga runners-up on a two-year contract with the option of a third. Valverde, who will be officially unveiled on...

  • Huddersfield into Premier League after penalty drama

    Huddersfield into Premier League after penalty drama

    Huddersfield Town returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years after a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading in the Championship promotion playoff final at Wembley today. The game finished 0-0 after extra...

  • Tiger Woods arrested for driving under the influence - reports

    Tiger Woods arrested for driving under the influence - reports

    Updated 6.46pm Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods was arrested in South Florida on Monday morning on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports. Woods, who is second on the all-time list with 14...

  • Sporting briefs

    CARRICK: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will play another season at Old Trafford after signing a one-year extension to his contract. Carrick’s existing deal was due to expire next month, but the former England international, who will...

  • Football news

    Moise Kean hailed his goal for Juventus, which made him the first player born in 2000 to score in Serie A, as “just the beginning”. On Saturday, the 17-year-old came off the bench to head the winner with the final act of the match as the champions...

  • Battle for Premier League riches

    Huddersfield Town and Reading will be playing for a minimum of £170 million pounds when they compete for a place in English soccer’s Premier League at Wembley today in a match regularly described as the richest in the global game. Lucrative...

  • Own goal earns PSG record 11th French Cup title

    Paris St Germain’s dominance in France’s domestic cup competitions continued late on Saturday after they captured a record 11th French Cup title by beating Angers 1-0 thanks to an injury-time own goal. The capital side, who owed their victory to...

  • Outgoing Barca boss says nine trophies out of 13 is pretty good

    Outgoing Barca boss says nine trophies out of 13 is pretty good

    Luis Enrique feels he is leaving Barcelona with his head held high after leading the club to another trophy. Barcelona won the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win against Alaves in Enrique’s final game in charge last weekend. It is the ninth trophy of...

  • Ibrahimovic’s agent not sure about Man. United return

    Ibrahimovic’s agent not sure about Man. United return

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent admits he does not know if the Swede will be back at Manchester United next season and says there have been plenty of offers for the prolific forward. Mino Raiola did, however, insist that Ibrahimovic will continue...

  • Watch: 'No regrets' for unlucky Alonso as Indy 500 race ends with engine blow-up

    Watch: 'No regrets' for unlucky Alonso as Indy 500 race ends with engine blow-up

    Fernando Alonso left the Indianapolis 'Brickyard' last night without a fairytale victory to cap his Indy 500 adventure but had no regrets as he prepared to return to his Formula One day job with McLaren. Alonso's race finished in much the same way...

  • Wenger says FA Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

    Wenger says FA Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

    If it does transpire that Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was manager Arsene Wenger’s final game in charge it will have been a memorable way to sign off. The 67-year-old Frenchman’s brow has been constantly furrowed this season...

  • Kerber’s nightmare season hits new low with French Open pummelling

    Kerber’s nightmare season hits new low with French  Open pummelling

    World number one Angelique Kerber’s nightmare season hit a new low yesterday when she was dumped out of the French Open 6-2 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova. The German became the first top seeded woman to lose in the opening round of the...

  • Dumoulin wins Giro d’Italia to claim first grand tour title

    Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, of Team Sunweb, claimed his maiden grand tour title when he won the Giro d’Italia after crushing his main rivals in yesterday’s final time trial. Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) finished second overall, 31 seconds...

  • Ruy Blas d’Ariane and Sos Amor top semis

    Yesterday’s 24th meeting of the season was made up of 11 races, all for trotters. The two most important events on the card were semi-finals from the Prix De Vincennes Championship for French trotters registered in the Premier Class. These races...

  • Vettel ends Ferrari’s long wait for Monte Carlo victory

    Vettel ends Ferrari’s long wait for Monte Carlo victory

    Sebastian Vettel stretched his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points yesterday after becoming the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win Formula One’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix. Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, on pole...

  • Micallef upbeat on Malta’s chances in San Marino

    Micallef upbeat on Malta’s chances in San Marino

    Team Malta’s adventure in the 2017 Games of the Small States of Europe gets under way today with the opening ceremony heralding the start of the 17th edition in the series in San Marino (start: 9pm). Athletes and delegates from the nine...

  • Sports round-up

    RUGBY LEAGUE: Brisbane Broncos forward Adam Blair (picture) has been appointed as New Zealand’s new captain for the 2017 World Cup. The 30-year-old prop was unveiled by Kiwis head coach David Kidwell at a press conference in Auckland as the...

  • Roma clinch second spot with last-gasp win on "Totti Day"

    Roma clinch second spot with last-gasp win on "Totti Day"

    AS Roma celebrated Francesco Totti's final game after 25 seasons at the club by beating Genoa 3-2 to clinch second place in Serie A today after 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri had given the visitors a shock lead. One-club man Totti, 40, came on the...

  • Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory

    Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory

    Sebastian Vettel extended his Formula One championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points today after becoming the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win the showcase Monaco Grand Prix. Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen,...

  • Roma’s Totti set for fond farewell

    Roma’s Totti set for fond farewell

    Although their pursuit of the title has fallen short - they sit four points behind newly-crowned champions Juventus - Roma still have business to complete with Napoli just one point behind and both keen to avoid the Champions League qualifier that...