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  • Calleja to referee in CEV Euro League

    International volleyball referee Nello Calleja has been appointed by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) to form part of the group of neutral referees chosen for the Women’s European League Pool B, which will be played in Tbilisi, Georgia,...

  • Real Madrid have full confidence in Ronaldo

    Real Madrid insist they have “full confidence” in Cristiano Ronaldo with the forward facing allegations that he defrauded the Spanish tax office of €14.7million. The Portugal captain has been accused by Madrid’s regional state prosecutor of four...

  • Fans federation slams late EPL games proposal

    The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has warned that the proposed late evening Premier League matches could lead to “empty stands” as fans will struggle to attend games that are expected to start as late as 7.45pm. The changes were proposed...

  • United complete Lindel of transfer

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Sweden defender Victor Lindelof from Portuguese champions Benfica on a four-year contract with the option of extending it by another year, the Premier League club said yesterday. “Manchester United...

  • Southgate 'realistic' on England’s bid to match the elite sides

    Southgate 'realistic' on England’s bid to match the elite sides

    England were pushed to their “absolute limit” yet still fell short in France – a gap to the elite that does not surprise manager Gareth Southgate. Parachuted into the hotseat in September, a promising four-match interim stint persuaded the...

  • De Biasi quits as Albania coach, says his cycle over

    Albania coach Gianni De Biasi resigned yesterday after six years in charge during which he led them to Euro 2016, their first and only appearance at a major tournament. The 60-year-old, who made his announcement three days after Albania beat...

  • Chelsea to host Burnley in opener

    Chelsea to host  Burnley in opener

    Chelsea will open the defence of their Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. The full list of fixtures was released yesterday with Antonio Conte’s side also slated for a follow-up game at...

  • Shadows from the past (1,195): Hibs make unusual Double

    Shadows from the past (1,195): Hibs make unusual Double

    At the start of the 1961-62 season, reigning champions Hibernians were firm favourites to retain the championship which they had won for the first time the previous campaign. There were huge expectations in Paola and the least their fans expected...

  • Agones rider Darmanin takes part in Vuelta Andalucia

    Agones rider Darmanin takes part in Vuelta Andalucia

    Agones SFC rider Adam Darmanin successfully completed the Vuelta Andalucia mountain bike race. The Vuelta is a demanding four-day stage XC marathon that includes prolonged climbs in Andalusian mountains. The first stage was held in Yunquera in the...

  • Football news

    Jack Butland wants to dislodge England number one Joe Hart before the 2018 World Cup and declared “bring on the competition”. The Stoke stopper shared goalkeeping duties with Tom Heaton in Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat by France, playing the second half to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Tolisso: German champions Bayern Munich yesterday broke their transfer record to sign versatile midfielder Corentin Tolisso for €41.5 million, with the 22-year-old France international penning a five year deal. Tolisso comes from Olympique Lyon,...

  • Azzopardi continues to break records

    Azzopardi  continues  to break  records

    In the last two or three years young swimmer Mya Azzopardi has blossomed into one of the finest Maltese swimmers after setting several age-group and national records both in individual and relay races. The latest achievement of this prodigious...

  • Xuereb edges Chetcuti to win double trap title

    Xuereb edges Chetcuti to win double trap title

    Maltese shooters were again the protagonists at the Malta International Open Grand Prix as Nathan Lee Xuereb edged William Chetcuti to win the double trap title at the Bidnija ranges yesterday. After Clive Farrugia’s triumph in Tuesday’s skeet...

  • Saints battle past Sirens

    San Ġiljan and Exiles picked maximum points yesterday after beating Sirens and Valletta respectively in the two BOV Premier League matches. The last duel of the day resulted in a far from what many anticipated to be a comfortable win for San...

  • Valletta sign striker Nwoko

    Valletta sign striker Nwoko

    Valletta have completed their first signing of the season when they secured the services of striker Kyrian Nwoko. The Malta U-21 striker, who last season was on the books of St Andrews, has put pen to paper on a five-year contract. Nwoko was...

  • Souza scores Brazil’s fastest-ever goal in rout

    Souza scores Brazil’s fastest-ever goal in rout

    Diego Souza scored Brazil’s fastest ever goal after just 11 seconds as they thrashed Australia 4-0 in their friendly at the MCG yesterday. The 31-year-old was gifted his first international goal after Australia gave the ball away straight from...

  • Nolito, Navas on Sevilla wishlist

    Sevilla president Jose Castro says they are working hard to try and sign Manchester City striker Nolito and his former Etihad team-mate Jesus Navas. Nolito joined City from Celta Vigo last summer for £13.8million but has struggled for first-team...

  • Griezmann extends Atletico deal by a year

    Griezmann extends  Atletico deal by a year

    Atletico Madrid’s France forward Antoine Griezmann has signed a year’s contract extension through to 2022, seemingly ending what was shaping up to be one of the sagas of the transfer window. Griezmann, third in the 2016 Ballon d’Or behind...

  • Roma sign Moreno from PSV

    Roma have strengthened their defence for next season by signing Mexico centre-half Hector Moreno from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on a four-year contract. A two-time winner of the Eredivisie - with AZ Alkmaar and PSV - the 29-year-old brings a wealth...

  • Football news

    Everton have agreed a fee to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the Liverpool Echo reported yesterday. The 23-year-old is regarded as one of England’s most promising keepers and was one of the few successes in a Sunderland side who...