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  • Rashford nets place in record books as England beat Socceroos

    Rashford nets place in record books as England beat Socceroos

    Marcus Rashford's rapid progress continued as the 18-year-old took 135 seconds to become the youngest player to score on his England debut in a 2-1 win over Australia tonight and almost certainly claim a place at Euro 2016. Rashford's Manchester...

  • Rampant Czechs put six past Malta

    Rampant Czechs put six past Malta

    The Czech Republic scored three goals in each half to crush Malta 6-0 in an international friendly at the Kufstein Arena, in Austria today.It was a poor performance from Pietro Ghedin’s men who could not handle the swift attacking play of the...

  • Exclusive tomorrow: Gianluigi Buffon speaks to Times of Malta

    Exclusive tomorrow: Gianluigi Buffon speaks to Times of Malta

    Tomorrow's Times of Malta will feature an interview with Italian football captain and goalkeeping legend Gianlugi Buffon, who is in Malta together with the Azzurri ahead of Sunday's friendly against Scotland at Ta’ Qali national stadium.Buffon...

  • Nadal pulls out of French Open

    Nadal pulls out of French Open

    Nine-times champion Rafael Nadal sent shockwaves around Roland Garros today when he unexpectedly pulled out of the French Open because of an injury to his left wrist. A day after notching up his 200th grand slam victory with an imperious 6-3 6-0...

  • Manchester United appoint Mourinho as manager

    Manchester United appoint Mourinho as manager

    Manchester United have appointed Jose Mourinho as manager on a three-year contract with an option to stay on until at least 2020, the Premier League club said today. The 53-year-old Portuguese replaces Dutchman Louis van Gaal whose two-year reign...

  • Newcomers to get chance to impress against Czechs

    Newcomers to get chance to impress against Czechs

    Pietro Ghedin is ready to give his young players the chance to impress as Malta take on the Czech Republic in a friendly international at the Kufstein Stadium, Austria, this evening (kick-off: 18.00). The national team are currently in Austria for...

  • England must be more streetwise to prosper at Euro – Dier

    England must be a bit more ‘streetwise’ if they are to have any chance of winning the Euro 2016 in France, according to defensive midfielder Eric Dier. England, who play Australia in Sunderland in a warm-up game today, face Russia, Slovakia and...

  • Trophy would complete Simeone transformation

    Trophy would complete Simeone transformation

    Diego Simeone has turned Atletico Madrid from a team teetering on the brink of relegation into Euro heavyweights. Avenging their 2014 Champions League defeat by Real Madrid tomorrow would complete the transformation. The former Atletico midfielder...

  • Nadal, Djokovic and Serena march on at Roland Garros

    Nadal, Djokovic and Serena march on at Roland Garros

    A dominant Rafael Nadal arrived at one career milestone yesterday but the speed of the Spaniard’s rampage through the early rounds of the French Open suggests his eyes are fixed firmly on another more significant one. The world number five, seeded...

  • Three in a row for St Thomas More College girls’ team

    Three in a row for St Thomas More College girls’ team

    The girls’ waterpolo team representing St Thomas More College, Sta Luċija, have won the Inter-schools Tournament for the third year in succession. The team took part in the competition held recently over two days at the National Pool Complex,...

  • Johnson breaks his duck

    Johnson breaks his duck

    The racing series from the ASMK National Championships continued at the circuit in Ta’ Qali recently with more rounds from the Autocross and Motocross categories. In Autocross Standard and Modified, drivers raced in three heats in...

  • Ricciardo fastest in Monaco

    Ricciardo fastest in Monaco

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo set the pace for Red Bull in Monaco Grand Prix practice yesterday, with crashes and a loose drain cover putting safety back in the spotlight at Formula One’s showcase race. Ricciardo lapped the twisty harbourside...

  • Athletics runs in my veins – Bezzina

    Athletics runs in my veins – Bezzina

    Whilst some athletes visibly fade away with the passing of years, others improve as they gain more experience and confidence in their body’s ability. Lisa Marie Bezzina falls in this latter category. Although she is far too young to be considered...

  • Kimmich has Olympics in sights if he misses Euros

    Kimmich has Olympics in sights if he misses Euros

    Joshua Kimmich, whose meteoric rise has earned him a spot in Germany’s preliminary Euro 2016 squad, says he wants to compete at the Olympics if he misses the cut for the tournament in France. The versatile 21-year-old midfielder has had a...

  • Sharapova is included in Olympic team

    Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian tennis players named to compete in women’s singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from competition after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium. “We will include...

  • Otters ASC school in summer

    During a social evening held recently by Gozo Sports Board, waterpolo youngster Matthew Xerri was named outstanding young athlete of the year. Xerri, 16, had a remarkable tournament as reserve goalkeeper of the Otters ASC senior side in the ASA...

  • Boateng questions England’s quality

    Germany central defender Jerome Boateng has questioned whether England have enough quality to excel at next month’s European Championship. Despite having the world’s richest football league at the moment, the English national team go into the...

  • Sports round-up

    Motor Racing: The family of the late French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are planning legal action against the sport’s governing body, his former Marussia team and Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Group, they said in a statement yesterday.

  • Citizens stun Spartans in futsal final

    Citizens stun Spartans in futsal final

    Valletta clinched their first national futsal league title after stunning Ħamrun Spartans 10-4 in the third and decisive game from the Gatorade Elite final series at the Corradino Pavilion, late Wednesday. Victory was even more remarkable for the...

  • Mourinho agrees deal to take charge at United

    Mourinho agrees deal to take charge at United

    Jose Mourinho has agreed to become manager of Manchester United, Press Association Sport reported last night. Louis van Gaal’s uncomfortable two-year residency was brought to an end on Monday, with FA Cup glory unable to mask poor Premier League...