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  • Sporting briefs

    Gremio: Zenit SP have signed Brazilian midfielder Giuliano from Gremio. The 26-year-old, who has played eight times for the national team, agreed a four-year contract. Giuliano, who played in Ukraine for Dnipro between 2011-14 before returning...

  • Pilots welcome proud rugby player on her way back home

    Pilots welcome proud rugby player on her way back home

    Malta Rugby Sevens player Beverie Sultana proudly shows the Times of Malta article featuring her team as she was greeted by the Air Malta pilot and co-pilot on her way back home from Bosnia. The woman’s team reached the final after winning all...

  • BMX Malta turns 30

    BMX Malta turns 30

    BMX Malta celebrated its 30-year anniversary earlier this month with an event called BMX Fest - Summer edition. An olive tree was planted next to the open BMX Track to mark the occasion.  Sport Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius unveiled a...

  • Darmanin Demajo to pursue vote of confidence at AGM

    Darmanin Demajo to pursue vote of confidence at AGM

    Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo will seek a vote of confidence at the association’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday. Darmanin Demajo is uncontested for a third thee-year term at the helm of the local governing body of football but he...

  • Allardyce dealing in reality, not England’s potential

    Allardyce dealing in reality, not England’s potential

    New manager Sam Allardyce said the days of talking about England’s potential were over and it had to become reality as he looked ahead to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Holding his first news conference since being named as Roy Hodgson’s...

  • Fans frustrated by match cancellation

    Frustration, disappointment and dissatisfaction were supporters’ overriding emotions after Manchester United and Manchester City’s historic meeting in Beijing was cancelled. In excess of 50,000 fans were expected at the imposing Bird’s Nest...

  • FIFA ethics panel bans Niersbach for one year

    FIFA ethics panel bans Niersbach for one year

    FIFA’s Ethics Committee has banned Wolfgang Niersbach, the former president of the German Football Association, for one year for failing to report potential misconduct surrounding the award of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The adjudicatory...

  • Turkey takes extra security measures for CLeague game

    Turkey has taken additional measures to ensure the safety of the Monaco team visiting Istanbul this week for a Champions League qualifying game against Fenerbahce after a failed coup attempt in the country, the sports minister said...

  • Football news

    Swansea City are looking to bolster their attacking firepower and are targeting two strikers before the new season, the Premier League club’s chairman Huw Jenkins said. Swansea have signed midfielder Leroy Fer, defender Mike van der Hoorn and...

  • Sporting briefs

    Kane: Tottenham striker Harry Kane has announced that he and girlfriend Kate Goodland are expecting their first child. The 22-year-old England international took to Twitter to reveal that he is due to become a father in January next year. He...

  • Five sports ambassadors to front #BeActive campaign

    Five sports ambassadors to front #BeActive campaign

    As part of its commitment to promote clean sport and an active lifestyle, SportMalta has named five sports ambassadors to front its #BeActive campaign. The sports ambassadors are Karl Izzo, the national waterpolo coach, international football...

  • Malta rugby sevens teams get warm welcome

    Malta rugby sevens teams get warm welcome

    The Malta rugby sevens squads flew home to a warm welcome yesterday after their strong performances in the Rugby Europe tournaments last weekend. The men’s selection were the winners of the Conference Cup (2) after ending the competition in...

  • Marsa Veterans lose to Blackheath in thriller

    Blackheath Rugby CC were the 19th cricket team to visit Malta this year. Their veterans selection took on their counterparts from the Marsa Cricket Club in a 30-over encounter. Marsa Vets batted first and reached the impressive tally of 168 runs...

  • F1 drivers call for clearer rules

    F1 drivers call for clearer rules

    Formula One drivers have called for the sport’s rules to be made clearer after several high-profile incidents over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend triggered debate on how they should be applied. Nico Rosberg was allowed to keep pole position for...

  • Djokovic happy to be back on hard courts

    Djokovic happy to be back on hard courts

    World number one Novak Djokovic is looking forward to playing on his favoured hardcourt surface at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, but the Serb urged caution as he returns to action for the first time since his shock Wimbledon exit. The 29-year-old,...

  • Hamilton feels more hunter than hunted

    Hamilton feels more hunter than hunted

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as hunter rather than hunted in the Formula One title race despite victory in Hungary putting him in the overall lead for the first time this season. The Briton seized the lead from Mercedes...

  • Whistleblower Stepanova asks for review of Rio ban

    Whistleblower Stepanova asks for review of Rio ban

    Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova, who helped uncover the biggest doping scandal in decades which threatened to exclude Russia from the Olympics, asked yesterday for a review of her ban from the Rio Games in a last-ditch attempt to compete...

  • Kremlin hails IOC Olympic green light

    The Kremlin yesterday hailed a decision by the International Olympic Committee not to ban Russia’s entire team from the Rio Olympics over doping allegations, but government officials said the strings attached to the IOC’s ruling were unfair. The...

  • Sports round-up

    Archery: Russia’s three-member archery team for next month’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro was cleared to take part by the World Archery Federation (WA) yesterday after the IOC opted against a blanket ban on the country for state-sponsored doping.

  • Malta's Helene Pellicano wins the European Junior Championships

    Malta's Helene Pellicano wins the European Junior Championships

    Helene Pellicano  has become the first Maltese player ever to win the European tennis Junior Championships, beating Denisa Hindova of the Czech Republic.   The win was a fourth straight sets victory of the week for Pellicano, whose only struggle...