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  • FIFA bans bid inspector Mayne-Nicholls for seven years

    FIFA's ethics committee has banned Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected the bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, for seven years, it said in a statement today. FIFA said more detailed information would be given after the...

  • Cheeky Sanchez penalty clinches Chile’s first title

    Cheeky Sanchez penalty clinches Chile’s first title

    Chile won the Copa America for the first time late Saturday when a cheeky penalty from Alexis Sanchez clinched a shootout victory over Argentina and glory for the host nation’s golden generation in front of their own fans. The two sides were...

  • Upsets unlikely as big guns set for last-16 stage

    Upsets unlikely as big guns set for last-16 stage

    Rafa Nadal may have left the stage but the smooth progress into Wimbledon’s second week of the remaining members of tennis’s established powerbase suggests further upsets are unlikely in the men’s last 16 today. The ‘Big Four’ have been whittled...

  • Losing a second major final with Argentina is torture – Mascherano

    Losing a second major final in a year was absolute torture for Argentina, midfielder Javier Mascherano said. Argentina were beaten by Germany in the World Cup final last July and Saturday’s 4-1 loss on penalties to Chile left them still looking...

  • Williams sisters renew rivalry

    Williams sisters renew rivalry

    With her heart racing as she stood two points from defeat in her third round match at Wimbledon, Serena Williams looked in serious danger of missing out on a 26th on-court date with older sister Venus. For a fleeting second, the American even...

  • Williams penalty gives England third place

    Williams penalty gives England third place

    Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women’s World Cup on Saturday night. The Lionesses gained some consolation for their heartbreaking loss to Japan in the...

  • Contador and Froome in control after hectic stage

    Contador and Froome in control after hectic stage

    One year after crashing out of the race, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador were back in control of the Tour de France, hurting their main rivals in a hectic second stage won by German Andre Greipel yesterday. Crosswinds and crashes caused several...

  • Houghton hoping Sampson stays

    Captain Steph Houghton hopes England hang on to manager Mark Sampson after his tactical ingenuity guided the Lionesses to third place at the Women’s World Cup. Sampson was plucked from Women’s Super League side Bristol Academy barely 18 months ago...

  • Busy month for Maltese youth teams

    Busy month for Maltese youth teams

    July will be a very busy month for the youth sector within the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) with various national teams competing in official FIBA champion-ships. Two of the teams will be in action this week as the girls U-18 side will be...

  • Sepp Blatter makes new World Cup claim

    Sepp Blatter makes new World Cup claim

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed there were “political interventions” from the Presidents of France and Germany ahead of the voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Embattled chief of football’s world governing body Sepp Blatter alleges...

  • 800 FISEC athletes for Malta

    800 FISEC athletes for Malta

    The 67th edition of the FISEC Games, the multi-sports festival for student athletes, will be held in Malta between next Wednesday and July 14. The Maltese organisers confirmed that around 800 teenagers, attending catholic schools from 12...

  • Saints eye Alderweireld

    Southampton are expecting to complete a deal for Toby Alderweireld after Atletico Madrid failed to cancel the buy-out clause in time, Press Association Sport reported. The 26-year-old spent a highly-successful season on loan at St Mary’s last term...

  • European Under-14 tournament at VLTC

    For the eighth consecutive year, Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC), in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting an international Under-14 European Tournament at their premises, starting next weekend. The tournament, launched...

  • Roberto Carlos joins Delhi

    Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos will manage Delhi Dynamos in this year’s Indian Super League (ISL), the club announced yesterday. “I’m coming to you and into the club which is mine now... I want to win together,” the...

  • Valletta make San Ġiljan toil for spoils

    Valletta make San Ġiljan toil for spoils

    Yesterday morning, Valletta McDonald’s made San Ġiljan Crystal Finance stretch every sinew before surrendering 13-10, a result that moves Marko Orlovic’s team to the summit of the league table on a par with Neptunes Grimaldi with 18 points. It was...

  • Goetze needs more support – agent

    Goetze needs more support – agent

    Mario Goetze’s agent has criticised Bayern Munich for not giving the Germany international enough support last season. Goetze failed to set the Bundesliga alight in his first full campaign after his World Cup-winning goal and his agent Volker...

  • Tiger’s swing faltering under pressure

    Nick Faldo has all but written off Tiger Woods as a contender at this month’s British Open, concluding that the 14-times major champion’s swing falters under pressure. Faldo, whose six major titles included a five-stroke romp at St Andrews in...

  • Football news

    West Brom hope to have new owners by the end of the month after the granting of exclusive negotiations to an unnamed bidder, BBC reported. Jeremy Peace, who owns 88 per cent of the club, has been chairman for 13 years, and said in February he...

  • Powell wins with his fastest 100m in four years

    Powell wins with his fastest 100m in four years

    Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100 metres in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds late Saturday. Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut matched Francis Obikwelu’s 2004 European record by...

  • Hamilton a home winner again

    Hamilton a home winner again

    F1 champion Lewis Hamilton soaked up the energy of a roaring home crowd to win the British Grand Prix for the second year in a row yesterday and forge 17 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel finished third for Ferrari,...