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  • Malta players arrive at Tofig Bahramov Stadium for Euro 2016 qualifier

    Malta players arrive at Tofig Bahramov Stadium for Euro 2016 qualifier

    Malta players arrive at Tofig Bahramov Stadium prior to Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan. Malta's starting formation Andrew Hogg, Jonathan Caruana, Steve Bezzina, Steve Borg, Andrei Agius, Roderick Briffa, Rowen Muscat, Andre Schembri, Paul...

  • Hamilton claims pole in Malaysia

    Hamilton claims pole in Malaysia

    Lewis Hamilton claimed the 40th pole position of his Formula One career at the end of a storm-hit qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix that added spice to the occasion. Thunder and lightning made for a dramatic backdrop during the...

  • Juve's Marchisio ruled out with knee ligament injury

    Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is set to be ruled out for several months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in training with the national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said. The 29-year-old, who has 51 caps...

  • Ghedin backs Malta to give anxious Azeris a rough ride

    Ghedin backs Malta to give anxious Azeris a rough ride

    Malta find themselves in an uncustomary position. Our status as traditional underdogs in international football means that opponents usually approach games against Malta exuding confidence and optimism, moreso when playing on home soil. Yet, the...

  • Borg ‘100 per cent’ convinced Malta can get result in Baku

    Borg ‘100 per cent’ convinced Malta can get result in Baku

    Steve Borg has not been involved in a competitive game for Malta since his infamous dismissal in the opening half of the 2-0 defeat to Croatia back in September. After serving a three-match ban for lashing out at Mario Mandzukic, Borg made his...

  • Kane scores as England win 4-0

    Kane scores as England win 4-0

    England’s Harry Kane scored on his debut less than two minutes after coming on as they brushed Lithuania aside 4-0 at Wembley last night to maintain their grip at the top of the Euro 2016 qualifying Group E standings. The Tottenham Hotspur...

  • Conte’s Azzurri aim to go clear in Group H

    Italy will be hoping to take sole possession of first place in Group H when they take on Bulgaria in today’s Euro 2016 qualifier. The Azzurri are unbeaten in qualifying and travel to Sofia level on 10 points with Croatia, who lead the group on...

  • Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing another spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed he had suffered a muscle tear in his hip. Sturridge, who has already missed five months of the season through injury, was sent...

  • France given reality check

    France given reality check

    France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday. Les Bleus, who were unbeaten since last year’s World Cup quarter-final exit, lost 3-1...

  • Stoke manager Hughes agrees contract extension

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018. He joined Stoke in May 2013, replacing fellow Welshman Tony Pulis who had turned the club into an established Premier League team in his seven years at the helm. Hughes arrived...

  • Race is on for top-four finish

    Race is on for top-four finish

    Chelsea continue to lead the Premier League standings, six points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester City who also played a game more than the Londoners. There are no English teams left in the Champions League quarter-finals but for yet another...

  • Sant to ref ‘A’ friendly

    The Malta FA Refereeing Department has appointed Alan Mario Sant as referee for the international ‘A’ friendly between Luxembourg and Turkey at the Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, on Tuesday. He will be accompanied by assistant referees...

  • Katusha at the double after early start

    Katusha at the double after early start

    With gale force winds forecast from lunchtime on, it was a relatively early start to proceedings for day three of the RC44 Valletta Cup, yesterday. Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio got racing underway two hours ahead of schedule, at 9.30am,...

  • Sport School squads for Rotterdam camp

    The National Sport School’s U-12 and U-13 football squads will be flying to the Netherlands tomorrow to take part in a five-day training camp in Rotterdam. The NSS teams were invited for this training camp by the Dutch FA’s Talent Performance...

  • Caruso, Colbourne retain overall lead

    Caruso, Colbourne retain overall lead

    Luca Caruso and Henrietta Colbourne retained the leaders’ red jersey at the end of yesterday’s Tour ta’ Malta second stage, held at the demanding San Martin circuit. In the elite division, a four-way tussle for the stage victory developed with...

  • Football news

    Milan forward M’Baye Niang has expressed his desire to extend his loan spell at Genoa at the end of the season. The Frenchman joined Genoa on a six-month loan deal during the winter transfer window and has since scored three goals and set up one...

  • Hamilton fastest in Sepang despite major engine issues

    Hamilton fastest in Sepang despite major engine issues

    Lewis Hamilton recovered from a frustrating morning session to lay down a marker to his Formula One rivals with the fastest time of the day in second free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday. Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg had...

  • Local sports – weekend programme

    Centenary Stadium: BOV Division Two 3pm San Ġwann vs Għargħur. Mosta: BOV Division Two 2pm Swieqi United vs Għaxaq; 4.15pm Żejtun vs Xgħajra. Sirens Ground: BOV Division Two 2pm Siġġiewi vs Marsa; 4.15pm Sirens vs Dingli Swallows. Tedesco Stadium:...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fined: Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month. The fine relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after...

  • Neighbours share spoils

    Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan All Care Insurance could not go beyond the sharing of spoils in a match which produced 14 goals yesterday. The result might prove more costly for the Reds in the final reckoning after they lost to holders Sliema...