Juventus target Chelsea boss Sarri as new manager

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says his future should not be decided by the result of the Europa League final. He told reporters he planned to discuss his future with the directors of the Stamford Bridge club ‘to know if they are happy with me’. Sarri, 60, admitted he is ‘very happy’ in the English Premier […]

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 […]

Tony Pulis leaves role as Middlesbrough manager

Middlesbrough have parted company with manager Tony Pulis after the club missed out on the Championship play-offs. Boro confirmed that Pulis’ contract would not be renewed, ending an 18-month reign on Teesside. A club statement said: ‘Middlesbrough FC can confirm that the contract of manager Tony Pulis will not be extended.’ Pulis arrived at the […]

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 […]

England cricketer Alex Hales dropped from World Cup squad

Alex Hales will not play for England at the Cricket World Cup this summer. He has been dropped from the squad following his involvement in a street fight. The batsman was originally named in the 15-man squad but it emerged that he has been sanctioned by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the disciplinary […]

Liverpool release new 2019/20 home football kit

Liverpool have released their new home kit for the 2019/20 season with a classy nod to the club’s history. The New Balance kit has been modelled on the strip the Reds wore in the 1982-83 season and pays homage to legendary manager Bob Paisley. The red shirt comes with white pinstripes and is accompanied by […]

Rugby Australia to terminate Israel Folau’s contract

Rugby Australia and New South Wales are to terminate Israel Folau’s contract over his anti-gay social media posts. The Wallabies star was warned last year, but avoided any disciplinary action, for making homophobic comments on Instagram. In a statement, Rugby Australia said: ‘As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly […]

Medals for Malta at Mediterranean Bowling Championships

Malta has got off to a dream start at the Mediterranean Bowling Championships, winning three medals on the first day of the international tournament Malta took silver and bronze in the ladies singles competition, held at the Eden Superbowl in St Julian’s. Sue Abela came second behind Georgia Sagona from Greece who won gold. Malta’s […]

Federer eases into Miami Open semi-finals

Roger Federer has moved into the Miami Open semi-finals with a straight-sets victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. Federer defeated the sixth seed 6-0, 6-4 and looks like the man to beat heading into the final weekend of the tournament. The three-time champion brought the cheeky net skills, the crafty slices from side to side […]