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  • Kyrgios hits back at ‘racist’ Olympic great Fraser

    Nick Kyrgios has accused Olympic great Dawn Fraser of being a “blatant racist” after the former champion swimmer said tennis players should “go back to where their parents came from” if they did not set a better example to Australian...

  • Sporting briefs

    Langerak: Stuttgart goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak will miss the start of the season after pulling his hamstring in training. The Australian only joined the Swabians last week from Borussia Dortmund, but now faces between four and six weeks on the...

  • Sports round-up

    Rallying: Retired four times world champion Tommi Makinen will be Toyota’s team principal when the Japanese manufacturer returns to the world rally championship in 2017. Toyota said in a statement that Toyota president Akio Toyoda, a keen amateur...

  • Juventus sign forward Zaza for 18 million euros

    Serie A champions Juventus have signed forward Simone Zaza from Sassuolo for 18 million euros, the Turin club said on their website (www.juventus.com) today. The powerful 24-year-old, who has five caps for Italy, scored 11 league goals last season...

  • Italy coach Conte may stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

    Italy coach Conte may stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

    Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 104 people a prosecutor has requested to face trial for their alleged involvement in match manipulation in 2011, a judicial source told Reuters. Conte, who has already served a ban imposed by the Italian soccer...

  • Youth policy a priority for newcomers St Andrew’s

    Youth policy a priority for newcomers St Andrew’s

    Attracting young hopefuls and nurturing them into top players has always been the mantra of St Andrew’s FC. Last season, despite having a squad of mainly inexperienced players the Saints still succeeded in winning promotion to the top flight along...

  • Kaljevic back for Balzan

    Bojan Kaljevic is expected to form part of Balzan FC’s squad that will be heading to Bosnia this morning for Thursday’s Europa League first qualifying round, second leg, against Zeljeznicar. The striker was nursing an ankle injury that had ruled...

  • Former Wanderers stalwart Bonnici dies

    Former Wanderers stalwart Bonnici dies

    The Malta Football Association yesterday announced the death of Salvu Bonnici, the former Sliema Wanderers international defender who played over 200 competitive matches for the Blues between 1951 and 1967. Bonnici, born in Sliema on December 21,...

  • Barca agree to sign playmaker Arda

    Barca agree to sign playmaker Arda

    Barcelona have added an extra creative option in midfield by agreeing to sign Turkey playmaker Arda Turan from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, the Spanish and European champions said last night. Barca will pay €34 million ($37.6 million) for Arda,...

  • Williams left stinging in the rain at Silverstone

    Williams left stinging in the rain at Silverstone

    Williams were left stinging in the rain on Sunday after what might have been a sensational home grand prix for the British Formula One team ended up as a damp squib. “I think at the end of any race where you were leading and then don’t finish in...

  • Stunning Lloyd hat-trick inspires US to 5-2 victory

    Stunning Lloyd hat-trick inspires US to 5-2 victory

    Carli Lloyd led from the front as the United States won the Women’s World Cup for a third time with a crushing 5-2 victory over Japan late Sunday, the striker scoring the tournament’s fastest ever hat-trick, including a spectacular long-range...

  • Alonso ends miserable run with a point at last

    Fernando Alonso scored a morale-boosting first point of the Formula One season at the ninth attempt on Sunday but neither the double world champion nor his McLaren team were about to celebrate. “I hope there are many more to come,” the Spaniard...

  • Verratti happy at Paris SG says agent

    The agent of Marco Verratti has denied reports linking his client with a move away from Paris St Germain this summer. Reports in the Spanish press of a recent meeting between Verratti’s agent and Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa...

  • Serena wins Williams battle

    Serena wins Williams battle

    Serena Williams powered past big sister Venus to reach her 11th Wimbledon quarter-final yesterday, while best friend Caroline Wozniacki’s wait for a place in the last eight at SW19 goes on. Top seed Williams extended her quest for that elusive...

  • Pirlo joins New York

    Pirlo joins New York

    Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, one of the most elegant and distinctive players of his generation, is to join New York City FC from Serie A champions Juventus later this month. “I have been wanting this experience for a long time and now that the...

  • Conchita Martinez to take over as Spain team captain

    Conchita Martinez will take over as Spain’s Davis Cup captain for the Group I tie away to Russia in two weeks following Friday’s dismissal of Gala Leon, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said. A former Wimbledon champion who turned to coaching...

  • Football news

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Aberdeen’s Europa League rivals Shkendija after Dons goalkeeper Danny Ward was targeted with a laser during last week’s clash in Skopje. The Dons lodged an official complaint with Europe’s governing...

  • Sporting briefs

    Duisburg: German second-division club Duisburg have told fans to stop travelling to their stadium in a bid to buy tickets for their DFB-Pokal first-round clash with Schalke since the queues are already too long. Lengthy lines of fans built up...

  • Former hockey coach Tabone passes away

    The Malta Hockey Association is mourning the death of former national coach Anthony Tabone who passed away yesterday, aged 68. The son of former Sliema and Floriana football player Frankie Tabone, Anthony Tabone took up several sporting...

  • Froome in charge after crash-marred stage

    Froome in charge after crash-marred stage

    Chris Froome seized early control of the Tour de France, the 2013 champion snatching the yellow jersey after a crash-marred third stage won by Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez yesterday. Katusha rider Rodriguez had the best kick up the punishing Mur de...