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  • Real’s Vinicius keen to keep feet on ground

    Real Madrid-bound teenager Vinicius Junior admits he has brief moments when he imagines what it might be like playing alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, but otherwise insists his focus remains firmly on current club...

  • Mertesacker unsure of fitness for final

    Mertesacker unsure of fitness for final

    Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker has revealed he has no idea if he is fit enough to play in tomorrow’s FA Cup final against Chelsea but has had to prepare himself to do so. The club captain, 32, is in contention to start with Laurent Koscielny suspended,...

  • Barca fully behind Messi after tax fraud sentence

    Barcelona have expressed their support for Argentine striker Lionel Messi and his father after the Spanish Supreme Court upheld their prison sentences over tax fraud charges, although neither are expected to go to jail. Five-time World Player of...

  • China turns screw on transfer rules

    China turns screw on transfer rules

    China will tighten rules over its domestic teams splashing out on high-profile players and add new rules about youth development, creating potential obstacles to clubs making splashy signings of overseas players. Chinese clubs that are...

  • Valletta, Luxol face off in final

    Valletta, Luxol face off in final

    Valletta and Luxol will contest the Gatorade Futsal Championship play-off final tonight (kick-off 20.00) after winning their respective semi-finals against Ħamrun Tre Angeli and Swieqi last week. Buoyed by their commanding 6-2 win in the opening...

  • F1 teams asked to revise cars after Monger crash

    Formula One teams have been told to change the rear jack points on their cars for safety reasons after a recent Formula Four accident that cost British teenager Billy Monger his legs. International Automobile Federation (FIA) safety director...

  • We will learn from United’sperformance, says Ajax coach

    We will learn from United’sperformance, says Ajax coach

    Ajax Amsterdam coach Peter Bosz was disappointed by his team’s performance in their 2-0 defeat by Manchester United in Wednesday’s Europa League final, but vowed to learn from United’s physical display and come back stronger. Jose Mourinho’s more...

  • Football news

    Everton are looking to sign “productive” players in the upcoming transfer window to strengthen their squad for next season, manager Ronald Koeman has said. Everton finished seventh in the Premier League to book a spot in the Europa League next...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mandzukic: Mario Mandzukic has committed his future to Serie A champions Juventus for at least three years. The 31-year-old Croatia forward has scored 11 goals for Juve in all competitions this term, helping the Bianconeri reach the Champions...

  • Zammit Stevens, Micallef win senior titles

    There was a spate of national records during the Malta Weightlifting Open which was held at the Cottonera Sports Complex last Sunday. The competition got underway with the youngest lifters in competition – the cadets. Despite their young age, the...

  • F1: Vettel sets fastest ever lap at Monaco

    F1: Vettel sets fastest ever lap at Monaco

    Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel looked a good bet for Ferrari's first Monaco Grand Prix victory since 2001 after the fastest lap ever around the metal-fenced street circuit in practice today. The four-times world champion topped the timesheets...

  • Mata praises ruthless Mourinho as finals streak continues

    Mata praises ruthless Mourinho as finals streak continues

    Juan Mata praised Jose Mourinho's remarkable knack for coming out on top on the biggest occasions after Manchester United beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 to signal the Portuguese coach's 12th triumph in a final from 14 attempts. Ajax coach Peter Bosz...

  • Totti loves making fans happy – Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard has likened Francesco Totti to himself ahead of what is expected to be the Italian forward’s final game for Roma. Giallorossi captain Totti has spent his entire 24-year career with the Serie A club and reports suggest he will hang...

  • No ambitions to manage again, says Allardyce

    Sam Allardyce insists he has “no ambitions” for a return to football management after deciding to leave Crystal Palace just five months into his reign. The 62-year-old, who took charge at Selhurst Park on December 23, guided the Eagles to safety...

  • Hibs win first Championship at Ta’ Qali

    Hibs win first Championship at Ta’ Qali

    The gates of the Empire Stadium were closed for the last time on November 29, 1981. The match which brought the curtains down on the famous old ground was the Premier League meeting between Sliema Wanderers and Senglea Athletics. Almost 60 years...

  • Balzan name Micovic as new head coach

    Balzan name Micovic  as new head coach

    Serbian Marco Micovic has been appointed as the new coach of Balzan FC, the Premier League club announced yesterday. Micovic replaces Oliver Spiteri who parted ways with the club at the end of the 2016-17 season. Micovic will be flanked by his...

  • Chelsea cancel victory parade after bomb attack

    Chelsea have cancelled a planned victory parade in London on Sunday in light of Monday’s bomb attack in Manchester. Antonio Conte’s side won the Premier League title and could claim the double by winning Saturday’s FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.

  • Ranieri keen to return to coaching

    Claudio Ranieri is hoping to be back in management somewhere in Europe before the start of next season and is not ruling out a return to the Premier League. “Why not? If a good project arrives, why not?,” the former Chelsea and Leicester City...

  • Football news

    Burnley have released midfielder Joey Barton, a month after he received an 18-month ban from the English Football Association (FA) over a charge for breaking rules concerning betting on matches. Barton was released from Scottish side Rangers in...

  • Sporting briefs

    Carvalhal: Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has extended his stay at the club after guiding them to consecutive berths in the playoffs, the Championship side have said. The former Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas coach joined Wednesday in...