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  • Alleged match fixing in Italy: wiretap transcript published by Italian media

    Alleged match fixing in Italy: wiretap transcript published by Italian media

    One of the Maltese brothers being investigated for match fixing by the Italian Police was heard telling an Italian national on a wiretap that Chinese gamblers who had lost €52,000 had threathened his brother. Former Msida St Joseph FC president...

  • Hibs, Birkirkara coaches upbeat ahead of FA Trophy final

    Hibs, Birkirkara coaches upbeat ahead of FA Trophy final

    Champions Hibernians and Birkirkara will contest the final honour of the domestic season when they meet in the FA Trophy final tomorrow at the National Stadium (kick-off 5pm). On a high after their emphatic title success, Hibernians are aiming for...

  • Financial Fair Play ‘here to stay’ says Platini

    Financial Fair Play ‘here to stay’ says Platini

    Michel Platini has confirmed that changes have been proposed to UEFA’s break-even rules, known as Financial Fair Play (FFP), though he did not repeat the suggestion he previously made that they would be relaxed. The UEFA president told a French...

  • Van Praag and Figo withdraw from FIFA race

    Van Praag and Figo withdraw from FIFA race

    Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the FIFA presidential election race yesterday, leaving Jordan‘s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as the only challenger to incumbent and favourite Sepp Blatter. Figo went out with a bang as he launched a...

  • Maltese riders shine in Mazzarino

    Maltese riders shine in Mazzarino

    Maurice Formosa (The Cyclist) and Etienne Bonello (Team Greens) defied the odds at the Granfondo Ivan Siciliano 110km race in Mazzarino, Sicily, recently, after finishing first and second in the final classification despite not starting among the...

  • Hamilton fastest, Verstappen shines in wet Monaco practice

    Hamilton fastest, Verstappen shines in wet Monaco practice

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest but teenage rookie Max Verstappen stood out with an eye-catching practice performance on a rainy day at the Monaco Grand Prix yesterday. Hamilton, fresh from signing a new three-year deal with...

  • Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers

    Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, is doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said yesterday, but Doha said several of the allegations were inaccurate. Amnesty said little...

  • RMYC gearing up for RLR regatta

    The RLR Weekend Regatta, an event for sailors of all abilities and with different courses set for the various classes eligible to take part, gets underway with race briefing at the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) headquarters this evening. Races are...

  • Formula 1 champions back return to refuelling

    Formula One world champions have backed a proposed return to refuelling in 2017 if it makes cars faster and races more exciting. The plan was given the go-ahead at a recent Strategy Group meeting but has yet to be approved formally by the sport’s...

  • Juve even closer to ‘dream’ treble

    Juve even closer to ‘dream’ treble

    Juventus have their hands on two trophies and there is just one more to go following their Coppa Italia triumph over Lazio on Wednesday Juventus, the Serie A champions, beat Lazio 2-1 in Wednesday night’s final in Rome, with Alessandro Matri...

  • Xavi quits Barca for Qatar

    Barcelona midfielder and captain Xavi confirmed yesterday he will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season and has agreed to join Qatari side Al Sadd after a glittering career stretching over 17 seasons. The 35-year-old former Spain...

  • ‘Best two teams to contest final’

    ‘Best two teams to contest final’

    As the eagerly-awaited FA Trophy final draws closer, Andrew Cohen and Paul Fenech, the captains of Hibernians and Birkirkara respectively, are unified in their conviction that the “the best two teams this season” are contesting tomorrow’s showdown...

  • Hibs complete treble after hitting Raiders for six in final

    Hibs complete treble after hitting Raiders for six in final

    Champions Hibernians were in a class of their own in the final of the Knock-Out as they pummelled Luxol Raiders 6-0 at the Centenary Stadium to make it a memorable treble after winning the league title a few weeks back plus the Super Cup at the...

  • QPR striker Austin gets first England call-up

    Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin received his first England call-up yesterday when he was named in their 24-man squad for next month’s friendly against Ireland and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia. The 25-year-old, who has scored...

  • Barker to spearhead Japan’s challenge

    Former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker has taken over as the new chief executive and captain of Japan’s challenge for the next America’s Cup, organisers said yesterday. The 43-year-old skippered New Zealand’s last three America’s Cup...

  • Football news

    Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona has sued the New York Cosmos, alleging the team fired him without paying him nearly $1 million in salary and a 4 per cent equity interest. Cantona, 48, a Frenchman who won four Premier League titles in...

  • Gilbert prevails inrain-soaked stage

    Gilbert prevails inrain-soaked stage

    Alberto Contador (picture)enhanced his advantage on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia yesterday as Philippe Gilbert won in Vicenza. Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished the 190-kilometre route from Imola three seconds behind Gilbert (BMC Racing) to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Kombouare: Antoine Kombouare is “90 per cent” sure he will leave Lens following their relegation from Ligue 1. The Pas-de-Calais club will definitely finish bottom of the league when the season ends tomorrow, and former Paris St Germain boss...

  • Sports round-up

    Basket, NBA: The Atlanta Hawks suffered a double blow on Wednesday when they were beaten 97-89 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals and lost DeMarre Carroll to what looked like a serious knee injury. J.R. Smith...

  • Tennis, football the perfect match for Asciak

    Tennis, football the perfect match for Asciak

    Matthew Asciak, Malta’s long-time leading tennis player, tells Mark Strijbosch that his love for the sport makes all the sacrifices worthwhile as he prepares to represent Malta in the Iceland GSSE Having just completed a full season with football...