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  • Sports round-up

    Swimming: Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps (picture) was arrested for drunken driving yesterday after spee-ding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police...

  • Real Madrid forewarned by Liverpool’s struggle

    Real Madrid forewarned by Liverpool’s struggle

    It may look like one of the great mis-matches of Champions Lea-gue history, but Real Madrid, who won their 10th European Cup last May, cannot afford to underestimate Ludogorets from the tiny Bulgarian town of Razgrad on matchday two...

  • City’s Hart back for Roma clash

    Joe Hart will return to the Manchester City side for the Champions League clash against Roma today. The England goalkeeper was surprisingly omitted for Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Hull, with Willy Caballero retaining the gloves following a midweek...

  • I won’t rest Costa says Mourinho

    I won’t rest Costa says Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho intends to risk Diego Costa’s fragile hamstrings by starting the striker against Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal this week. Mourinho anticipates Spain will call upon the £32 million summer signing from Atletico Madrid for...

  • Mazzarri admits mistakes

    Mazzarri admits mistakes

    Inter coach Walter Mazzarri apologised to the club’s fans following an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at home to Cagliari on Sunday. The Nerazzurri went into the clash unbeaten but were thoroughly humbled by a side that had taken just one point from...

  • BOV Premier League

    BOV Premier League

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 5 (1 pen); Guerrero 3; Mifsud Triganza 2; Micallef, Dar-manin, Zarate.Red card: Cassar (vs Naxxar Lions). BirkirkaraEllinton ‘Liliu’ 5; Rafael Ledesma 3; Eliandro 2; Grech, Fenech, Camen-zuli. FlorianaPiciollo 3,...

  • Stoke edge Newcastle to heap pressure on Pardew

    Stoke edge Newcastle to heap pressure on Pardew

    An early Peter Crouch (picture) goal gave Stoke City a 1-0 home win against Newcastle United in the Premier League last night to pile more pressure onto the beleaguered Toon boss Alan Pardew. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley had played down comments he...

  • Udinese beat Parma to go third

    Udinese moved up to third in the Serie A table after they beat Parma 4-2, their a fourth win of the season yesterday. Jose Mauri’s first goal in Serie A gave the visitors the lead, but two goals from the evergreen Antonio Di Natale turned the game...

  • US must seek to rediscover spirit of 2008 to stop the rot

    US must seek to rediscover spirit of 2008 to stop the rot

    Every two years a small group of wonderfully talented, hugely successful American millionaire golfers have to line up like schoolboys to explain why they are no good and why they don’t get on as well as their European counterparts. That has been...

  • Football news

    Juan Mata could be on his way back to the Spanish Liga as Valencia are weighing up a move to re-sign their former playmaker who joined Manchester United from Chelsea for £37m only eight months ago. The Daily Star reported that Valencia are pushing...

  • Depiro girls start the new season on a high

    The competitive season started last weekend with the Anniversary Tournament for women, marking the Malta Basketball Association’s 50th year since the organisation’s inception. With Starlites opting out of all competitions, five teams took part. A...

  • Mark Gatt wins doubles competition in Woking

    Mark Gatt wins doubles competition in Woking

    Earlier this month, Mark Gatt travelled to the UK to participate in the Woking Seniors Tennis Championships. In the singles quarter-finals, Gatt beat Richard Freeman, of Great Britain, 6-2 6-4. The Maltese player met another British player,...

  • Rossi ignores the doctor and checks himself out of hospital

    Rossi ignores the doctor and checks himself out of hospital

    Valentino Rossi has checked himself out of hospital in defiance of doctor’s advice to continue his recovery from concussion in his own motorhome. The 35-year-old Yamaha rider, nine-times a world champion in all categories, was taken to hospital...

  • Sporting briefs

    Watford: Oscar Garcia has stepped down as Watford boss following his recent health scare and has been replaced by Billy McKinlay. Spaniard Garcia, 41, spent a week in hospital earlier this month after suffering from chest pains and only returned...

  • Verstappen to set record in Japan GP practice

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany’s...

  • Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses on return

    Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses on return

    US Open champions Marin Cilic and Serena Williams kicked off their China Open campaigns with straight sets victories against battling underdogs yesterday, but Rafael Nadal suffered defeat in a rare doubles outing on his return from...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: World number five David Ferrer’s poor start to the ATP’s Asian swing continued yesterday when he was dumped out of the Japan Open in the first round by fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers. Granollers, ranked 44th, fought back for a 4-6 6-4...

  • Improving Stripes halt Mosta’s unbeaten start

    Improving Stripes halt Mosta’s unbeaten start

    Birkirkara 2Liliu 61; Eliandro 80;Mosta 0 This was a bold statement of intent from Birkirkara. With Mosta still unbeaten and flying high in the table, the Blues were expected to offer a stern challenge to Birkirkara but Enrico Piccioni’s troops...

  • Under-fire Sliema claim first win

    Under-fire Sliema claim first win

    Pietà Hotspurs 0Sliema Wanderers 2Mangiacasale 15; Scerri 90; Sliema Wanderers finally broke their duck after a barren patch of two defeats and three draws that led to growing cynicism about their credentials to challenge for the championship this...

  • Perfect Gudja see off Gżira to stay top

    Perfect Gudja see off Gżira to stay top

    Gudja United 3Gżira United 1 Gudja United claimed their third successive victory after coming from a goal down to inflict the first defeat on promotion hopefuls Gżira United 3-1. The manner of their win yesterday served notice of Gudja’s potential...

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