MANCHESTER RIVALS FACE OFF

MANCHESTER RIVALS FACE OFF

Manchester rivals City and United go head to head in a crucial derby on Thursday evening, with both teams fighting it out for top four finish.

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JOSHUA BANS HIS MOTHER FROM KLITSCHKO SHOWDOWN

JOSHUA BANS HIS MOTHER FROM KLITSCHKO SHOWDOWN

Anthony Joshua has banned his mother from attending his heavyweight super fight with Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday.

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SPURS TURN ATTENTIONS BACK TO PREMIER LEAGUE

SPURS TURN ATTENTIONS BACK TO PREMIER LEAGUE

Tottenham will be hoping to put the disappointment of their FA Cup semi-final defeat against title rivals Chelsea behind them on Wednesday when they take on in-form Crystal Palace.

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PSG, MONACO RENEW BATTLE IN FRENCH CUP SEMI-FINAL

PSG, MONACO RENEW BATTLE IN FRENCH CUP SEMI-FINAL

Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco hold the edge over Paris Saint-Germain in the French title race, but the reigning champions haven’t given up hope of landing a third successive sweep of the domestic trophies.

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DORTMUND HOPE TO SHATTER BAYERN'S DOUBLE DREAM

DORTMUND HOPE TO SHATTER BAYERN'S DOUBLE DREAM

Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund hope to add to Bayern Munich’s recent woes in Wednesday’s crunch German Cup semi-final to end Carlo Ancelotti’s bid for the domestic double.

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Manchester rivals City and United go head to head in a crucial derby on Thursday evening, with both teams fighting it out for top four finish.
Russia on Tuesday defended restrictions on visiting journalists covering the Confederations Cup football tournament, after Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper said it would boycott the tournament.
As many as 1,000 Qatar World Cup construction workers are receiving health checks as part of a pilot programme agreed between the 2022 tournament organisers and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin has extended his contract at Borussia Dortmund until 2019.
Tottenham will be hoping to put the disappointment of their FA Cup semi-final defeat against title rivals Chelsea behind them on Wednesday when they take on in-form Crystal Palace.
Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund hope to add to Bayern Munich’s recent woes in Wednesday’s crunch German Cup semi-final to end Carlo Ancelotti’s bid for the domestic double.
Manchester City forward Nolito would be welcome back at Celta Vigo if he is prepared to lower his wage demands, says the La Liga club’s president Carlos Mourino.
Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has laughed off suggestions Liverpool are set to sign Sead Kolasinac, Max Meyer and Leon Goretzka.
N'Golo Kante has been named the PFA Players' Player of the Year after a formidable debut season at Chelsea, while Dele Alli of Tottenham has retained the Young Player of the Year award.
Massimiliano Allegri's squad rotation had little impact on brilliant Juventus as the Serie A pacesetters blew Genoa away in a 4-0 win that moved them 11 points clear of Roma.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Parc des Princes until 2020.
The Amsterdam ArenA is to be renamed the Johan Cruyff ArenA as a tribute to the memory of the Ajax and Netherlands great.
Gareth Bale could miss the rest of Real Madrid’s season after suffering the latest in a series of calf injuries since he joined the Spanish giants four years ago.
Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti has criticised the recent form of Franck Ribery and suggested he could drop the Frenchman in favour of Douglas Costa for Wednesday's DFB-Pokal clash with Borussia Dortmund.
Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco hold the edge over Paris Saint-Germain in the French title race, but the reigning champions haven’t given up hope of landing a third successive sweep of the domestic trophies.
Inter have given head coach Stefano Pioli a vote of confidence in the wake of their 5-4 Serie A defeat at the hands of Fiorentina.
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev insists Manchester United and Real Madrid targets Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva have offered no indication that they want out.
David Beckham was honoured at the PFA ceremony on Sunday as he received the Merit award for services to football.
After reaching the FA Cup final in the weekend, leaders Chelsea will shift its focus back to the Premier League for its mid-week match at home against Southampton on Tuesday.
The records continue to tumble for Lionel Messi, with the Barcelona star now the leading goalscorer in El Clasico in La Liga after equalising against Real Madrid.

Eugenie Bouchard and Tsvetana Pironkova were high-profile first-round casualties at the Istanbul Cup on Tuesday.
Roberta Vinci is the latest player to voice her disapproval over wildcards gifted to Maria Sharapova as she prepares to face the former world number one in her long-awaited comeback.
Anthony Joshua has banned his mother from attending his heavyweight super fight with Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday.
Ex-Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone has said he has been left powerless by Liberty Media, but he still has the money to be able to influence the sport.
Belarus made it through to the Fed Cup final for the first time on Sunday and will face the United States for the right to be crowned champions after the latter knocked out holders the Czech Republic.
Hughie Fury's WBA heavyweight title fight with holder Joseph Parker has been cancelled after the Briton suffered an injury.
Rafael Nadal will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas in an all-Spanish Monte-Carlo Masters final after the defending champion beat David Goffin in a semi-final that turned on a poor decision from the umpire.
Sebastian Vettel is not overly concerned about Ferrari's prospects in Russia despite the cold temperatures expected to suit Mercedes.
Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo is adamant that he made another "step forward" at the Grand Prix of the Americas, pinning his late slump to ninth on front tyre graining.
Wladimir Klitschko revealed being the underdog against Anthony Joshua is "beyond motivation" for the former heavyweight champion and the veteran is using the words of JF Kennedy to inspire him at Wembley this weekend.
Manny Pacquiao insists he is "not done yet" with his boxing career as he prepares to face Jeff Horn in July.
Valentino Rossi says it comes as "a great surprise" to himself and Yamaha that he leads the MotoGP title race after the first three rounds of 2017.
Reigning World Champion Marc Márquez preserved his perfect record at the Circuit of the Americas as he claimed victory, while erstwhile championship leader Maverick Viñales crashed out.
Alejandro Valverde dedicated his Liege-Bastogne-Liege triumph to the late Michele Scarponi after a fourth win at the event.
Top seed Peng Shuai rallied from an early setback against Zheng Saisai to reach the Biyuan Zhengzhou Women's Tennis Open final with a 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-5) victory.
Aspar rider Karel Abraham has sustained a fractured right ankle following a collision with team-mate Álvaro Bautista during practice for the Grand Prix of the Americas.

ASMK Trials bikers will be holding the third event of the ASMK 2016/17 Trials Championship on Sunday.
The Malta Amateur Athletics Association brought down the curtain on the non-stadia competitions for season 2016/2017 that commenced last October with the first of two road events over 5 km and ended on Sunday with the last 10km race at Marsaskala.
Brian Galea was the overall winner of the Trap Selection organized by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija this weekend.
National duathlon champion Keith Galea rake claimed another title after winning the Mellieha AC Sprint Duathlon.
The Malta Mountain Bike Association’s National Points Series for the Downhill category will continue this Saturday on the Selmun Clay Slopes.
A top-notch performance helped Aloysians secure their 11th league title in a decisive match over Swieqi Phoenix.
Stephen Vella won the Easter Shoot Trap event at the Southern Shooting Club.
It was a landmark milestone for cricket in Malta this week as the Malta Cricket Academy played their first-ever representative matches against the David Byas Cricket Academy from Yorkshire.
Rodney Zammit currently preparing for the Games of the Small States of Europe, this weekend flew to Udine, in Italy, to compete in the 35th Trofeo Internazionale Judo Citta ‘ di Tolmezzo.
Massive success for Malta weightlifting at the European Small Nations was achieved in San Marino this past weekend.
The European small nation’s delegates met on Friday in San Marino for the quadrennial electoral congress to elect the general secretary for weightlifting.
Malta Davis Cup team took part in the 2017 European Group 3 zone, whihc was held in Sozopo, Bulgaria.
The third race in the Malta Cross Country Series, organised by the Malta Mountain Bike Association, saw many frustrating moments for quite a few cyclists who had to contend with punctures, broken chains and an array of other mechanical issues.
Malta national weightlifting squad made up of Kieran Mifsud, Kyle Micallef, Matthew Camilleri, Yazmin Zammit Stevens and Elisia Scicluna will be participating in the European Small Nations championship in San Marino.
In his very first international karting race at the Adria Karting Raceway last year, 16-year old Kyle Mercieca finished in an excellent 6th place.
The women’s national squash team managed to strike gold in the European Team Division 3 Championships that were held in Jersey last week.

Valletta’s chances to retain the premier league title are almost over after a 3-1 defeat to St. Andrews on Saturday.
Mosta are the new champions of the MSV LIFE Masters Premier League, after beating Wardija 7-4 in a hard-fought match.
Two first-half goals handed Hibernians a 2-0 win over 10-man Gzira United to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League, while Valletta and Birkirkara played out an entertaining 3-3 draw on Saturday.
Matul din il-ġimgħa kellna aktar logħbiet interessanti, fejn mill-grupp tal-Elite, Valletta u Hamrun Tre Angeli ħarġu rebbieħa fuq l-Universitarji u Swieqi rispettivament.
The Malta Football Players Association announced on Thursday the 45 player shortlist for the MFPA Awards 2017.
Hibernians secured all three points in a five-goal thriller to beat Floriana 3-2 to go four points ahead in the Premier League on Sunday.
Valletta spurned the chance to move top of the Premier League after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Gzira United.
In the MSV LIFE Masters Premier League, Wardija registered another good win beating Birkirkara Masters to consolidate their second place in the standing.
Balzan Youths closed the gap on premier league leaders Hibernians to two points after brushing aside Tarxien Rainbows 3-0, while in the other match Floriana and Gzira United played out a 1-1 draw.
At a hearing held earlier this week, the Control and Disciplinary Board of the Malta Football Association looked into the charge brought against Mosta FC who were accused of effecting illegal payments to one of their foreign players who is registered as an ‘amateur’ with the Association.
A group of 17 football administrators, made up of ten officials from different nurseries along with YFA Council members, have just returned from Scotland following their successful participation in an Erasmus+ project.
In the MSV LIFE Masters Premier League, the championship title is still wide open after the results we had recently.
Malta concluded their 2019 Women's World Cup preliminary round commitments on a high note after beating newcomers Kosovo 3-1 at the Selman Stermazi Stadium, Tirana.
Balzan Youths missed the chance to move top of the Premier League after a 3-1 defeat to Birkirkara on Saturday.
Malta women’s team collected their first point in Group B of the preliminary round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after holding hosts Albania to a goalless draw at the Elbasan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Malta’s opening match in Group B of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Preliminary Round ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat to Greece at the Selman Stermazi Stadium, Tirana.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Travel back in time as we take a look at the history of the European Championships, following the tournament's development into the third highest-profile event in the sporting world. Our first destination is 1960, with the final four descending on France to decide the inaugural winners.

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