SENEGAL HAVE LAST-EIGHT PLACE IN SIGHT

SENEGAL HAVE LAST-EIGHT PLACE IN SIGHT

Sadio Mane-inspired Senegal will become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals if they defeat upstarts Zimbabwe in Franceville on Thursday.

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CHINESE BIDS FOR COSTA, CAVANI ‘COLLAPSE’ WITH CLAMPDOWN

CHINESE BIDS FOR COSTA, CAVANI ‘COLLAPSE’ WITH CLAMPDOWN

China’s clampdown on big-spending football clubs has scuppered a bid by Tianjin to buy Diego Costa and a host of other Europe-based stars, its chairman said.

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HOSTS SEEK BETTER PERFORMANCE

HOSTS SEEK BETTER PERFORMANCE

Hosts Gabon vowed to put a poor start to their Africa Cup of Nations behind them and beat Burkina Faso on Wednesday in the second series of Group A matches.

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Sadio Mane-inspired Senegal will become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals if they defeat upstarts Zimbabwe in Franceville on Thursday.
Substitute Antonio Candreva scored a 98th-minute winner to send Inter into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia with an enthralling 3-2 home win over Bologna.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces an anxious wait to discover how long he will be sidelined after suffering ankle ligament damage.
China’s clampdown on big-spending football clubs has scuppered a bid by Tianjin to buy Diego Costa and a host of other Europe-based stars, its chairman said.
Yaya Toure has no interest in a move to China this month, or in the near future, and will finish the season with Manchester City, Goal understands.
Arjen Robben has revealed that he turned down big-money offers from China in favour of a prolonged stay at Bayern Munich.
Juventus have unveiled a new club logo at an event in Milan on Monday evening, marking a dramatic departure from their traditional crest.
Holders Ivory Coast started their Africa Cup of Nations defence with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Togo on Monday.
Thomas Muller is growing frustrated with the debate about his role at Bayern Munich.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced Monday that it is reducing the number of foreign players a team can field as the country’s cash-rich clubs continue to lure international talent.
In the week after former manager Graham Taylor passed away, Lincoln City added another chapter to their history with a famous FA Cup triumph.
Mike Dean has been demoted to the Championship following fierce criticism of his officiating over the festive period.
Andre Ayew's penalty was enough to take the points as Ghana got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign up and running with a 1-0 win over Uganda in Group D.
Borussia Dortmund forward Adrian Ramos is set to complete a €12 million move to Chinese Super League club Chongqing Lifan, according to Kicker.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says a global ambassador’s role will be offered to Diego Maradona — if the former club legend settles his score with the Italian tax man.
Hosts Gabon vowed to put a poor start to their Africa Cup of Nations behind them and beat Burkina Faso on Wednesday in the second series of Group A matches.
Former Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from professional football.
Arjen Robben has reached an agreement with Bayern Munich over a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2018.
Runners-up two years ago, Ghana start their latest bid to recapture the Africa Cup of Nations crown when they face Uganda in Port-Gentil in Group D on Tuesday.
Senegal lived up to their billing as one of the favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations with a confident 2-0 victory over Tunisia in their opening game.

Liberty Media's plans to acquire Formula 1 have taken another significant step forward after stockholders voted in favour of its takeover, while they also approved a name change to the 'Formula One Group'.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were among the big guns who made serene progress to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, but Ivo Karlovic was pushed to the limit by Horacio Zeballos in a remarkable encounter.
Fourth seed Stan Wawrinka survived a huge scare to reach round two of the Australian Open on Monday, as a number of leading seeds made unconvincing starts to their respective campaigns.
Williams has announced that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join the team on a one-year deal for the 2017 season, to race alongside rookie driver Lance Stroll, with Valtteri Bottas released to Mercedes.
Mercedes have officially confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will be Lewis Hamilton’s partner in the 2017 Formula 1 season as he replaces Nico Rosberg.
History repeated itself as fourth seed Simona Halep became the biggest casualty of the Australian Open on day one, stunned by Shelby Rogers in the opening round.
MotoGP rider Álvaro Bautista has set himself a "difficult but realistic" objective of fighting in the top five when he returns to Aspar this year.
James DeGale and Badou Jack retained their respective belts after a majority draw in their thrilling unification bout in Brooklyn, New York.
Serena Williams led a day of widespread success for seeded players in the Australian Open women's singles.
Mark Allen completed a 6-5 win over John Higgins in the Masters first round after the four-time world champion missed a key black in the deciding frame.
Ferrari says Mick Schumacher, son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher, would find a “red carpet” at their young driver academy should he opt to join.
As part of the research for the Halo cockpit protection device, the FIA simulated Fernando Alonso’s devastating crash at the Australian Grand Prix, but with the device attached to his McLaren.
World number one Andy Murray was below his best but got past Illya Marchenko in straight sets in the Australian Open first round.
Red Bull Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey has described the 2017 Formula 1 regulation changes as a "mixed bag" and is wary that increased downforce levels could prove detrimental to racing.
Floyd Mayweather Jr lashed out at the judges after Badou Jack's super-middleweight unification bout with James DeGale ended in a majority draw on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal is unsure whether he is capable of winning the Australian Open, with the 14-time grand-slam champion refusing to look beyond the first round.

Maltese international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will again be involved in the European sphere this week with a game in Italy.
Brian Galea claimed the MSSF Trap Trophy organised at Bidnija on Sunday.
Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) opened the ‘ASMK - 2016/2017’ for the Autocross and Motocross.
Clive Farrugia claimed the Bonello Skeet Trophy in the weekend
George Mifsud claimed the first trophy of the year at the Southern Shooting Club with new ISSF Shotgun Finals format.
HiTT Academy Malta managed to collect €2,000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund from three events, including a marathon of 30 hours non-stop table tennis.
The Malta Weightlifting Association organised their annual event where they honoured the athletes for their achievement in 2016.
Seventeen, fully crewed yachts took part in the Royal Malta Yacht Club’s final race of the year, an annual appointment that is kept by many returning crews for the Round Malta Race.
Results
The Malta Weightlifting Association Electoral Congress was held on Saturday at the Cottonera Sport Complex in which were elected the board members for 2017-20.
After postponing twice due to dangerous track conditions, the Gozo Motorcross Association organised its third round of the championship 2016/17.
Results
Malta Rugby League has named their squads for the upcoming international fixtures against the Philippines next month.
Malta international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will again, after the festive season break, be involved in the European sphere this week with a game in France.
ASMK is now 31 years young and is still one of the Islands major active Motorsport events organisations on the Island especially with regards to Off-Road Circuit motor racing.
Results

The second match day of 2017 will be completed this week, with fixtures from both the First and Second Division.
Hamrun Spartans and Valletta returned to winning ways after beating Sliema Wanderers and Gzira United on Saturday.
Eight teams will return to action for the first time in 2017 to wrap up the second round of both the Women’s First and Second Division.
Results
Floriana started 2017 in great fashion beating Hamrun Spartans 5-1, while in the other match St. Andrews and Mosta played out a 1-1 draw.
Mosta Shaggy Pub won the Zmerc Christmas tournament after beating Birkirkara Masters 7-5 in the final.
Birkirkara FC Youth Academy will be holding the Christmas Festival 2016, on the 23, 24 and 26 December at its Training Centre.
Valletta came from a goal down to beat Sliema Wanderers 2-1 to claim the Super Cup on Wednesday.
Leaders Balzan Youths and second-placed Hibernians were both held to a draw by Birkirkara and Floriana at the National Stadium, Ta’ Qali on Sunday.
Interest is running high and building up in the MSV Life Masters League, as who will be the six teams that will contest in the Premier Division in the second phase, with the remaining six play in Division One.
Leaders Balzan Youths and nearest rivals Hibernians both registered important wins beating Gzira United and Valletta respectively on Sunday.
Birkirkara registered their second premier league win in four days after beating Pembroke Athleta 2-0, while in the other match Tarxien Rainbows defeated Sliema Wanderers 1-0.
Dingli’s march for the second consecutive league title continued with an 11-1 win over Melita to take over at the top of the MSV Life Masters League table.
The Malta Football Association (MFA) has received information that, during the application process for the regularisation of foreign players in Malta with the relevant authorities, MFA documents may have been used in an abusive manner in a few isolated cases.
Birkirkara Masters reached the final of Zmerc Christmas Tournament after beating Rabat Cavete 6-5 in a tense match with the score uncertain up to the end.
A 90 minute own goal handed Tarxien Rainbows a 3-2 victory over Hamrun Spartans at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
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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