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Nine-man Roma eliminated from Champions League

Nine-man Roma eliminated from Champions League

AS Roma missed out on the Champions League group stage after having two players sent off and losing 3-0 at home to Porto in their playoff second leg tonight. Roma, who drew 1-1 in Portugal, started as favourites but never recovered after Felipe gave the visitors an eighth-minute lead and the Italians imploded when Daniele De Rossi and Emerson Palmieri...

  • Bravo’s impending City arrival set to signal Hart exit

    Claudio Bravo was pictured leaving Barcelona Airport yesterday and his expected move to Manchester City is likely to trigger the departure of England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The 33-year-old Bravo is set for a medical this week at the Etihad Stadium...

  • Neptunes widen gap in title race

    Neptunes widen gap in title race

    Neptunes Grimaldi again produced supremely confident fare to lower the colours of current champions San Ġiljan Salini Resort and in so doing widen the gap to four points in the race for the title. Much as their 15-5 first round victory over the...

  • Gold medallist Peaty keen on further honours

    Gold medallist Peaty keen on further honours

    Swimming sensation Adam Peaty has admitted he has one eye on becoming a knight of the realm after his Olympic heroics in Rio. Peaty beat his own world record en route to winning Great Britain’s first gold of the Games in the men’s 100 metres...

  • Allardyce open to talks with Terry over England return

    England manager Sam Allardyce has said he may consider holding talks with defender John Terry on a possible return to international football, but added he was not aware of the “political” issues that may arise as a consequence. Terry won the last...

  • Schultheis siblings excel

    Schultheis siblings excel

    “Switzerland’s Max Wallenberg and Victoria Schultheis, of Malta, are the new Optimist world champions, and the United States Team Racing winners.” This was the final outcome of the 2016 Optimist World Championships, held recently at the Clube...

  • Leicester ready to spend more on new players

    Leicester ready to spend more on new players

    Leicester City are ready to spend to make further additions to their title-winning squad if the right opportunity arises, the club’s vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has said. Leicester have signed striker Ahmed Musa, midfielder Nampalys...

  • Maltese team complete Euro challenge in Arco

    Maltese team complete Euro challenge in Arco

    A group of endurance athletes have just represented Malta at the European Mountain Running Championships in Arco di Trento, Italy. The men’s race consisted of a scenic countryside loop from the Arco town square up to the imposing medieval castle...

  • Strachan excited for Scotland’s WCup qualifiers

    Strachan excited for Scotland’s WCup qualifiers

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has declared his excitement for the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign after naming his squad for the opening game in Malta. Strachan has called up uncapped Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton and Fulham midfielder...

  • Russia loses CAS appeal against Paralympics ban

    Russia has lost its appeal against a ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday. The decision to exclude Russia’s team, initially made on August 7 by...

  • Serie A minnows hard-pressed to replicate Leicester feat

    At this time last year, Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City had just started building the foundations of what turned out to be a memorable campaign, culminating in the first ever English Premier League title in the club’s 132-year history. Many...

  • Team GB hailed for ‘best sporting achievement’

    Team GB hailed for ‘best sporting achievement’

    Great Britain’s record-breaking Olympics in Rio has been hailed as “the best sporting achievement” in the country’s history by chef de mission Mark England. Team GB brought back 67 medals, their highest number from an overseas Games and a total...

  • Football news

    Aston Villa have signed defender Ritchie De Laet from Premier League champions Leicester City on a three-year contract. “I’m pleased to have brought Ritchie to the club,” manager Roberto Di Matteo told second-tier Villa’s website yesterday. “He is...

  • Serena, Kerber qualify for WTA Tour finals

    Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, battling it out for the world number one ranking, are the first two women to qualify for the season-ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore, the WTA said. World no.1 Williams, who leads Kerber by 190 ranking...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mannone: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was on his way to hospital yesterday afternoon amid fears he may have suffered an arm fracture. Manager David Moyes has revealed that the Italian is to undergo checks after being hurt in training. The...

  • Sports round-up

    Athletics: Ethiopia will not bar runner Feyisa Lilesa (picture)  from entering the country after he made an anti-government gesture upon finishing second in the Olympic marathon on Sunday, an official said. Lilesa held his arms over his head,...

  • Football results

    Second round: Crystal Palace vs Blackpool 2-0; Blackburn vs Crewe 4-3 (aet); Burton vs Liverpool 0-5; Chelsea vs Bristol R. 3-2; Derby vs Carlisle (aet; 14-13 on pens); Everton vs Yeovil 4-0; Exeter vs Hull 1-3; Luton vs Leeds 0-1; Millwall vs N.

  • No place for Muscat in Ghedin’s squad as club saga continues

    No place for Muscat in Ghedin’s squad as club saga continues

    The ongoing uncertainty over his club future has cost midfielder Rowen Muscat a place in Malta’s squad for the opening 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to Scotland and the preceding friendly against Estonia on August 30. Muscat has only been...

  • Defender Magri on target for Dover FC

    Defender Magri on target for Dover FC

    Sam Magri was on the mark as Dover FC chalked up an impressive 3-1 win over Barrow at their Crabble Athletic Ground on Saturday. The Malta U-21 defender scored his first goal for the club with an accurate header seven minutes from time after Moses...

  • Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping claims

    Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping claims

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a ban on Russia's participation in next month's Rio Paralympics amid a row over state-backed doping. "The CAS Panel in charge of this matter found that the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) did...

  • Borg, Beerman in provisional list for home Belgium clash

    Borg, Beerman in provisional list for home Belgium clash

    Malta U-21 coach Silvio Vella yesterday named a provisional 22-man squad for his side’s 2017 UEFA Under-21 Group One qualifier against Belgium on September 2. Valletta midfielder Jean Borg and Myles Beerman, who plays for the youth team of English...