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  • Sports round-up

    Men’s League finalAthleta vs BUPA Luxol - 87-94 (best-of-five series stand at 1-1) Women’s League finalLuxol vs Honey Athleta - 68-54 (Luxol lead best-of-five series 2-0) Rugby Union: Australia’s 2015 World Cup preparations will be well tested...

  • Theuma is BOV woman player of the month

    Dorianne Theuma (picture) has just been named BOV Player of the Month for the third time following a series of sound performances for Hibernians during March in the national league organised by the Malta FA. The midfielder’s current fine form,...

  • Football news

    Luton Town won promotion back to the Football League after an absence of five years without kicking a ball late Tuesday when they were handed the Conference Premier crown. Luton, a Championship club in 2007 before being relegated three times in a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Banned: Crawley defender Paul Connolly has been banned for five matches by the FA after confronting a supporter who threw the ball at him from the stands during an English League One match last week. The 30-year-old was charged with violent...

  • Rafa Nadal recovers from shaky start

    Claycourt machine Rafa Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 and reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday. The world number one, whose eight-year reign in the principality...

  • Stuttering Man City held by bottom side Sunderland

    Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow as they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium. Everton suffered a surprise 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to hit their...

  • PN to organise three-day sports conference in June

    The Nationalist Party are organising a three-day sports conference at the Cottonera Sports Complex between June 6 and 8. A host of foreign speakers, including former Juventus player Beniamino Vignola, Felice Mariani, the first Italian judoka to...

  • Mqabba Nursery appoints new coach

    Mqabba FC Youth Nursery has appointed Nicholas Baldacchino head coach as from next season. He will replace Mark Bondin who has joined another nursery. Mr Baldacchino, a Uefa B licence holder, has been involved in youth football for several years.

  • ‘Pool mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster

    Thousands gathered at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 of their fans died during an FA Cup semi-final, one of the darkest days in the history of English football. The...

  • Dortmund win to reach Cup final

    In-form Borussia Dortmund kept up their hopes of a trophy this season, easing past VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 yesterday with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Robert Lewandowski to reach the German Cup final. Dortmund could face holders and rivals Bayern...

  • Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1 to regain fourth place

    Olivier Giroud’s sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave FA Cup finalists Arsenal a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium to move back up into the top four of the Premier League. After a slow start following their...

  • Football results

    Championship: Charlton vs Barnsley 1-2.League One: Crawley vs Tranmere 2-0.Scottish Championship: Raith Rovers vs Queen of South 3-2.League One: Rangers vs Forfar 3-0.French Cup SF: Rennes vs Angers 3-2. Today’s SF – 21.00 Guingamp vs Monaco.

  • Conte puts personal interests aside

    Coach Antonio Conte stressed he was fully focused on Juve’s title charge rather than his own future after his team moved a step closer to a third straight Scudetto with a 2-0 triumph at Udinese late Monday. Juventus responded to Roma’s weekend...

  • Real’s Ronaldo to miss cup final against Barca

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss tonight’s King’s Cup final (kick-off: 21.30) against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday. The Portugal captain has missed...

  • Holland seals it in tight finale to Scratch Challenge Cup

    Danny Holland won the HSBC Scratch Challenge Cup held recently at the Royal Malta Golf Club. The Scratch Trophy, sponsored by HSBC for the last four years, is a two-day competition played without handicap among the best golfers at the club.

  • Simeone won’t stop Costa move to Chelsea

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer. Costa has been the standout player in Atletico’s exceptional season to date, with his 26 goals in 31 Primera Liga matches...

  • Synchronised swimming training at KMS Skolasport

    Saho Harada, a Japan national team synchronised swimming team member, is currently forming part of a dedicated group of water sports coaches at the Kellogg’s-sponsored KMS Skolasport programme being held at Tal-Qroqq. Harada brings a wealth of...

  • Sydney see red over sky blue Melbourne

    Sydney FC are up in arms about the proposed rebranding of Melbourne Heart in line with club owners Manchester City, protesting that there is only room for A-League team playing in sky blue. Twice champions Sydney have played in sky blue, the state...

  • Sultana completes first college season on a high

    Colette Sultana capped an excellent first season of US College Squash by winning three matches and claiming a runner-up finish at the Holleran Cup consolation bracket of the Na-tional Collegiate Squash Championships, held recently. Up against some...

  • Young Maltese referees officiating in England

    Two young Maltese referees, Ishmael Barbara and Alex Johnson, are currently in England officiating matches following an agreement of collaboration reached between English Referees General Manager Mike Riley and Malta FA Director of Refereeing...

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