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  • ‘It will be an honour to play for Malta’

    ‘It will be an honour to play for Malta’

    There are no ‘naturalised’ players in the current Malta squad but that could change next year if Qormi striker Alfred Effiong secures Maltese citizenship. Born and bred in Nigeria, Effiong has been playing in our country for the past 10 years,...

  • Schumi has made progress, says doctor

    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after his skiing accident has said the seven-times Formula One champion has made progress but his recovery could still take years. “I have observed some progress but I would say we have to give him time,”...

  • Malta cruise past Ireland

    Malta eased their way past Ireland to score a convincing victory over opponents who could only offer token resistance despite facing the host team that had more youngsters in the side including goalkeeper Nicholas Grixti and Marc Lanzon. After...

  • Joy for Malta as Artie crowned overall winners

    Joy for Malta as Artie crowned overall winners

    With all mathematical possibilities exhausted for all of the yachts still racing, Lee Satariano’s Maltese J/122, Artie were declared the overall winners of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race, yesterday. After probably the toughest 24 hours in the...

  • Serena Williams on verge of year-end no.1 ranking

    Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time yesterday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was...

  • Juve at a loss to explain poor European form

    Juve at a loss to explain poor European form

    Juventus are at a loss to explain why they fail to play with the same conviction and authority in Europe that they have shown in dominating Serie A over the past three seasons. The Serie A champions are in danger of falling at the first hurdle for...

  • Hawaii test awaits Bonello Spiteri

    Hawaii test awaits Bonello Spiteri

    2014 has been the culmination year for Danica Bonello Spiteri who will be racing at the prestigious XTerra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii, on Sunday. Bonello Spiteri is the reigning ITU Cross Triathlon champion in her age group, a title she...

  • Italy up two places; Malta down to 157th

    Italy up two places; Malta down to 157th

    Switzerland, who were among the top seeds for the World Cup finals this summer, have dropped out of FIFA’s top 10 world rankings after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Portugal, who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to Albania in...

  • Testa takes over from Gatt as president of Sliema ASC

    Testa takes over from Gatt as president of Sliema ASC

    Frank Testa (picture) has been appointed president of Sliema Aquatic Sports Club after incumbent Michael Gatt decided not to stand for re-election, the club said in a statement. Dr Testa, a lawyer by profession, thanked his predecessor for the...

  • Napoli beaten by Young Boys

    Napoli beaten by Young Boys

    Napoli dropped their first points of the Europa League campaign as they went down 2-0 away to Swiss side Young Boys yesterday. Goals from Guillaume Hoarau in the 52nd-minute and Leonardo Bertone in injury-time decided the contest and moved the...

  • Tight match goes Kavallieri’s way

    The third round of matches from the 2014-15 MHA Cup saw Kavallieri edge out Aloysians Von Taine 22-21 in a thrilling encounter at Tal-Qroqq. Both teams produced fast-paced and flowing play with Aloysians showing their best in the opening stages...

  • Massimo Moratti ends Inter link after 19 years

    Massimo Moratti ends Inter link after 19 years

    Former Inter owner Massimo Moratti has resigned as honorary president, ending his 19-year association with the club. The 69-year-old quit almost exactly one year after selling a 70 per cent stake in the club to a consortium led by Indonesian...

  • Juniors to race in Cyprus regatta

    Following an eventful weekend at the MCF Canoe Sport Festival, the Malta Canoe Federation (MCF) has switched its attention to the last set of sprint races for 2014. A fresh crop of athletes who came through the MCF’s development programme will be...

  • Unbeaten Xewkija and Nadur lose perfect record

    Unbeaten Xewkija and Nadur lose perfect record

    Champions Xewkija Tigers and title rivals Nadur Youngsters dropped their first points of the championship after being held to a 1-1 draw by Kerċem Ajax and Victoria Hotspurs respectively. Following these results, the first-round clash between the...

  • Sports round-up

    Golf : World number four Sergio Garcia will lead a heavyweight line-up in the second edition of the Turkish Airlines Open next month. The 34-year-old Spaniard joins Ryder Cup team-mates Victor Dubuisson, world number five Henrik Stenson, US Open...

  • Last-gasp goal sinks Valletta, Balzan march on

    Last-gasp goal sinks Valletta, Balzan march on

    A dramatic goal scored by Karl Saliba 4.1 seconds from the end gave Luxol St Andrew’s a dramatic 4-3 win over Valletta at the Corradino Sports Pavilion. As the scoreline indicates, this was not an easy game for the Saints who were erratic in front...

  • Sporting briefs

    Valdes: Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury at Manchester United. The 32-year-old tore his cruciate knee ligaments in March and is without a club after leaving the Nou Camp at the end of...

  • Football news

    Ignazio Abate has signalled he wants to end his career at Milan as he approaches the end of his present contract. The Italy defender has yet to sign an extension to his deal that ends next summer but insists he intends to stay at the San Siro. “My...

  • Inter maintain unbeaten start

    Inter maintain unbeaten start

    Inter maintained their unbeaten start to Group F but were booed off after being held to a goalless home draw by St Etienne on Thursday evening. The out-of-sorts Italian giants could not find the breakthrough in an evenly-fought encounter at the...

  • Tottenham thrash Asteras Tripolis

    Tottenham thrash Asteras Tripolis

    Erik Lamela scored one of the finest goals ever seen at White Hart Lane on a night in which Tottenham's hat-trick hero Harry Kane ended the thrashing of Asteras Tripolis in goal. This Europa League encounter was not one which whetted the appetite,...