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  • Outgoing Naxxar president Drago handed 10-match ban

    Dione Drago, who stepped down as Naxxar Lions president on Wednesday, was handed a 10-match touchline ban today. Drago, who masterminded Naxxar's rise from the lower tiers back to the top flight of Maltese football, was sanctioned for his...

  • Inter target Premier League duo

    Inter president Erick Thohir has confirmed the Nerazzurri are looking to bring in a top striker this summer, with Manchester City's Edin Dzeko and Chelsea's Fernando Torres as their main targets. Dzeko is under contract with the Premier League...

  • Stuttering City held by Sunderland

    Manchester City saw their title hopes effectively ended after being held to a home draw by the Premier League’s bottom club Sunderland, yesterday. If Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool had deeply wounded City’s chances then this 2-2 draw...

  • Robben inspires Bayern to final

    Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 to set up a mouth-watering German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund. Bayern, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals next...

  • Probert to referee FA Cup final

    Lee Probert will referee the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull next month, the English FA has announced. The 41-year-old Wiltshire official, who originally hails from the Isle of Wight, will be joined by assistant referees Jake Collin and Mick...

  • Bale goal gives Real cup win over Barca

    Gareth Bale raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish King’s Cup last night. Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in the close season, sped down the left wing...

  • Deschamps to pick squad with Euro 2016 in mind

    Didier Deschamps will make his World Cup squad selection with the 2016 Euro Championship in mind, the France coach said yesterday. Speaking to French news channel BFMTV, Deschamps suggested he had to balance a desire for glory in Brazil this June...

  • Sports should transcend politics, says Cutajar

    Former Juventus player Beniamino Vignola, Felice Mariani, the first Italian judoka to win an Olympic medal, and Sky News sports editor Nick Powell, will be among the keynote speakers at a sports conference to be held at the Cottonera Sports...

  • Prandelli warns Azzurri players

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has warned his players that indiscipline will cost them a place in his World Cup squad. Prandelli omitted Roma’s top scorer Mattia Destro from his 42-man list for this week’s fitness tests in preparation for this...

  • Hectic weekend for ASMK

    Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) officials were kept busy last weekend as a series of Autocross races was held at the circuit in Ta’ Qali while Trials riders were again testing their skills at the Naxxar quarry. Outside Maltese shores,...

  • Juve’s Tevez to visit Disney during finals

    Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has revealed he will be at Disney World with his family when Argentina compete at the World Cup this summer. Despite being Juve’s top scorer with 18 league goals this season, Tevez is unlikely to be included in...

  • Di Natale staying put says Udinese chief

    Udinese are confident captain Antonio Di Natale will remain at the club beyond this summer. The Italy forward surprised his club and the fans by announcing earlier this year his intention to retire from football at the end of the season. However,...

  • Hindle Deguara and Rizzo win Malta Open

    Brad Hindle Deguara chalked up his fifth victory in the VetPlus Malta International Squash Open at the Marsa Sports Club last weekend. The Malta no.1 squash player was in a class of his own in the men’s open division racing through to the title...

  • Manchester City stars are highest paid athletes

    Manchester City’s players are the highest paid athletes in the world of sport, according to a new survey. The average first-team pay at City has been calculated at £5.3 million per year, or £102,653 per week, ahead of baseball’s New York Yankees...

  • Spiteri overcomes Arpa to retain Masters title

    The annual MTBA Masters, sponsored by Sigma Paints, were held at the Eden SuperBowl, St Julian’s with top-flight player Mark Spiteri retaining the title for the second year running. In a slight change to the format from previous years, the top...

  • Mourinho’s Chelsea reach semis again

    Jose Mourinho never ceases to astound. Chelsea’s chances had been written off ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final after returning from France 3-1 in arrears against the might of Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain. But,...

  • CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the Olympic gold medallist’s two-year ban. In a scathing...

  • Floriana foil Hibs’ double aspirations

    Hibernians are one of the most successful clubs in Maltese football. However, up to 1960, they had failed to win a major honour. It seemed that a spell was cast on this club which would never be broken. The hoodoo was finally broken in season...

  • Merzetti, Burrage claim singles honours at VLTC

    A total of 160 players from more than 20 countries took part in the San Michel ITF Under-18 tournament, held recently at Corradino Heights. The competition, organised by the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC) in conjunction with the Malta Tennis...

  • Hamilton hoping to seize the edge in Shanghai race

    Lewis Hamilton is hoping his recent victory in Bahrain has delivered a psychological blow to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as they scrap over this year’s Formula One world title. Three grands prix into the new campaign and the Mercedes duo...

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