Aston Villa sign Jota from rivals Birmingham City

Aston Villa have signed Jota from city rivals Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League newcomers. He is reunited at Villa Park with Dean Smith, who was also his manager at Brentford. Jota said: ‘Becoming a Premier League player was important for me and […]

Liverpool to offer Jurgen Klopp new bumper contract

Liverpool are set to extend Jurgen Klopp’s contract following their incredible Champions League triumph. The Anfield manager delivered the club’s sixth European Cup, their first major trophy for seven years, and guided them to a second-place finish in the English Premier League with a record runners-up points tally of 97. Klopp, 51, has three years […]

Prince Harry opens Cricket World Cup at The Oval

Prince Harry has opened the Cricket World Cup at the Oval in London. The Duke of Sussex took to the pitch to launch the tournament and predicted ‘World Cup fever’ would sweep the Commonwealth over the coming weeks. With the exception of Afghanistan, the other nine nations taking part in the World Cup are all […]

Adrian, Nasri and Carroll all leave West Ham Utd

Andy Carroll, Adrian and Samir Nasri are to leave West Ham this summer. The trio, along with Spanish striker Toni Martinez, will depart the English Premier League club when their contracts expire at the end of June. West Ham joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement on the Hammers website: ‘Andy and […]

Aston Villa secure their return to English Premier League

Aston Villa will play in the English Premier League next season after beating Derby in what has been described as ‘the richest game in football’. Villa secured promotion after goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn earned them a 2-1 win in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley. The Birmingham club were the better […]

Arsenal confirm Mkhitaryan will miss Europa League final

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in the Europa League final against Chelsea on 29 May. It is understood the Armenian, 30, feared for his safety on the pitch in Baku in Azerbaijan. As a result of political tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Mkhitaryan has missed club matches played in Azerbaijan in the past. […]

Fit-again Firmino returns to Liverpool training

Roberto Firmino has given Liverpool a Champions League final boost by returning to training. The Brazil international has missed the last three matches with a thigh problem but was able to take part in the first session of the squad’s pre-final camp in Marbella. Firmino was the first player to arrive on the south coast […]

Giroud signs new one-year deal with Chelsea

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract with the club. The 32-year-old Frenchman’s new deal extends his stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2019-20 season. He said: ‘I am very happy to sign a new contract. I really wanted to stay at least one more year. ‘I have felt a […]

Toni Kroos extends deal with Real Madrid until 2023

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a four-year contract extension with the club. The new deal ties the Germany international to Madrid until 30 June, 2023. Kroos, 29, has made 233 appearances for Real Madrid, including 28 in La Liga and eight in the Champions League this season. The 2014 World Cup winner joined […]

Kompany appointed Anderlecht player-manager

Vincent Kompany has ended his 11-year association with Manchester City and been appointed player-manager of Belgian side Anderlecht. The 33-year-old joined the Brussels club at the age of six, and his career has now come full circle after a trophy-laden stint at City. He announced on his Facebook page: ‘I choose to be grateful for […]

Dutch Grand Prix to return to Formula One calendar

Formula One is returning to Holland for the first time in 35 years. It’s been confirmed that the Dutch Grand Prix will be on the racing calendar next season. Max Verstappen’s rise as one of the sport’s biggest stars has encouraged F1 to strike a deal in the Dutchman’s homeland. The Zandvoort circuit, which last […]

Liverpool boss refuses to give up on Champions League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted his side can still reach the Champions League final despite a bruising defeat in Barcelona. The Reds were beaten 3-0 in the first leg of their semi-final tie on Wednesday evening as the hosts’ superior finishing made the difference across a largely well-balanced contest. Having failed to register an away […]

More Maltese success at bowling tournament in France

Malta’s top female bowler is celebrating another major success. Sue Abela took home the silver medal after competing in the 8th Track ISBT Open in France. She came second after qualifying for the finals following a fourth place finish in the qualifiers with a 202 scratch average. Sue, who trains at the Eden SuperBowl in St […]

Raheem Sterling named FWA Footballer of the Year

Raheem Sterling has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. The Manchester City star has played a vital role in the success of Pep Guardiola’s team, scoring 17 goals and providing 12 assists in the English Premier League. He wrote on Instagram: ‘Very proud with the PFA Young Player of the year, and […]

VOOMQUEST Enemed UIM V2 World Powerboat Championship is back

Following last year’s successful launch of a new class of powerboat racing and after being awarded the title of World Championship by the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) last October, VOOMQUEST is organising the second V2 World Powerboat Championship, under the supervision of the UIM). The 2019 Championship will see its first Grand Prix taking place […]

Scotland sack McLeish after just 14 months in charge

Alex McLeish’s second spell as Scotland manager is over. The Scottish Football Association announced McLeish would be leaving his role ‘with immediate effect’ after board members gathered for a meeting at Hampden Park in Glasgow. SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell said in a statement: ‘The decision to part company was not an easy one, especially […]