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  • Blatter set to win new term despite Fifa scandal

    Blatter set to win new term despite Fifa scandal

    The worst corruption crisis in football history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said. Mr Blatter spoke at the Fifa congress (follow live...

  • Updated: Defiant Blatter urges Fifa unity

    Updated: Defiant Blatter urges Fifa unity

    The worst corruption crisis in football history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said. Mr Blatter spoke at the Fifa congress hours before the...

  • From ‘friendly passes’ to international events

    From ‘friendly passes’ to international events

    Canoe polo is a fast-driving team sport played in kayaks in swimming pools, rivers or any suitable area of water available. It requires good paddling and ball-handling skills, combining the dynamics of kayaking with team sports like waterpolo or...

  • Adamoli’s girls out to make amends

    Adamoli’s girls out to make amends

    Angela Adamoli and the women’s basketball team have a score to settle at the Games of the Small States of Europe. In Luxembourg 2013, Adamoli and her girls went through what they described as a nightmare after suffering three successive defeats...

  • Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

    Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

    The corruption charges engulfing football’s governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said yesterday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal. With FIFA facing the worst crisis...

  • Marzamemi success for Borg, Pace

    A group of Maltese triathletes recently participated in the first Triathlon Sprint di Marzamemi in Sicily. Falling under the Italian National Ranking System, the race consisted of a 750m swim, a 24km cycle and a 5km run. Despite the unfavourable...

  • IOC chief tells FIFA it’s time to clean up its act

    FIFA needs to learn from the Olympic movement’s experience and become more transparent if it is to regain its credibility, the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach told delegates at the opening of the FIFA Congress...

  • Enduro honour for Zahra

    The Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) Enduro Championship wrapped up last weekend after a decisive final round of races at the quarry in Torri Falka, limits of Zebbiegħ. This championship was held thanks to the assistance of Hardrocks...

  • Darmanin Demajo joins Platini in calling for change

    Darmanin Demajo joins Platini in calling for change

    Malta FA officials have assumed a prominent role in a robust UEFA campaign to try and unseat beleaguered FIFA president Sepp Blatter in the wake of the scandal that has engulfed football after seven senior officials of the world governing body...

  • Greens book worlds spot after Skyros showing

    Greens book worlds spot after Skyros showing

    Team Greens resumed their international programme of races in Skyros, Greece, where the UCI World Tour qualifiers were held. The race was a 20km time trial on Friday and a 110km road race on Sunday. Team Greens was represented by Etienne Bonello,...

  • Aboulezz, Brincat the new faces in Ghedin’s squad

    Aboulezz, Brincat the new faces in Ghedin’s squad

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has included two new faces in his initial squad for the June 8 friendly against Lithuania and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Bulgaria four days later. Balzan defender Clive Brincat and Tarxien midfielder Firas Aboulezz...

  • Brousson keeps title

    Theresa Brousson claimed her 10th consecutive national title, this year renamed as the Malta National Scrabble Championship, after a stuttering start that saw her concede two losses in her first direct encounter with main challenger David...

  • Benitez to quit Napoli post amid Real talk

    Benitez to quit Napoli post amid Real talk

    Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has announced he is leaving after two years with the Serie A club amid widespread expectation he is poised to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. Spaniard Benitez, 55, who had a stint in Real’s youth set-up...

  • Mountain bikers tackle Xemxija challenge

    Mountain bikers tackle Xemxija challenge

    The third and final Wheel Wizard downhill race of the season was held recently in Xemxija. Participants had two rounds to show off their skills on the technical and hard surface paths. Damien Camilleri won the race by a whisker, clocking 1.33.11...

  • Mourinho keen to keep Chelsea squad intact

    Mourinho keen to keep Chelsea squad intact

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to let any of his English Premier League title-winning squad depart Stamford Bridge in the close season. The Portuguese, who steered Chelsea to a fifth English title earlier this month, said his focus was...

  • Contador extends Giro lead, battling Gilbert wins stage

    Alberto Contador looked to lock up the pink jersey as he took yet more time out of his rivals on stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia. BMC Racing’s Philippe Gilbert raced away to his second stage victory of the Giro but the real action was behind as...

  • Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

    Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

    Sevilla further underlined their European pedigree with a record fourth Europa League title but now face the more daunting task of converting their continental success into a challenge for domestic honours. While Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Dnipro...

  • Ancelotti pondering offer to return at Milan

    Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether or not to manage Milan next season on Wednesday, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani. Galliani held a second meeting with Ancelotti in Spain yesterday hoping to convince the veteran Italian...

  • Malta in bronze medal play-off after Kuwait win

    Malta completed their group commitments in the World Development Tournament on a winning note after they had the better of Kuwait 9-7 in Tehran yesterday. The win handed Karl Izzo’s men a place in today’s bronze medal play-off against Iran or...

  • Serena escapes as women’s seeds continue to tumble

    Serena escapes as women’s seeds continue to tumble

    The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women’s crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the top name, Serena Williams, would also vanish yesterday. Shortly after former world number one Caroline...