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  • Rio 2016 ‘on track’ to meet targets

    Rio 2016 Olympic organisers have labelled criticism of their preparations by a senior IOC figure “as ill-informed and wrong” and said they are now on course to meet their targets. Australian IOC vice-president John Coates, a member of the...

  • Champions League fixtures

    Third qualifying round (first legs)   1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Playing today       Sparta Prague vs Malmo FF       Slovan Bratislava vs FC Sheriff       Debrecen vs BATE Borisov       Tomorrow       Aktobe vs Steaua Bucharest       FK...

  • National leagues to resume tomorrow

    The ASA of Malta said last night that following an urgent council meeting at the Tal-Qroqq Complex, it was decided that all national competitions will resume with immediate effect. Two matches from the top flight and one fixture from the First...

  • Course record tumbles

    Course record tumbles

    Dreamer Tech, skippered by Massimo C. Savoca, scorched through the finish line at Porto Piccolo in eight hours 37 minutes and 22 seconds flat, eclipsing Strait Dealer’s previous record of nine hours 42 minutes and 25 seconds for the Malta to...

  • Football news

    Manchester United defender Rafael has returned home early from the club’s tour of the United States to have treatment on a groin problem. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in training prior to the Red Devils’ win over Roma on Friday. Even...

  • Sixth place for Galea in Finland

    Sixth place for Galea in Finland

    Trap shooter James Galea led the field at the end of the qualifying round at the sixth ESC International Shotgun Cup, held in Finland last weekend, but failed to maintain his sharpness in the semi-finals, finishing sixth overall. After starting...

  • Chetcuti spearheads Sirens medal drive at Nationals

    Chetcuti spearheads Sirens medal drive at Nationals

    A remarkable 80 per cent personalbest rate was achieved by 58 Sirens swimmers at the National Championships held last week. As the 2013/14 season drew to a close, swimmers from Sirens’ development, junior, senior and elite squads demonstrated...

  • Sporting briefs

    Pires: Robert Pires has followed former Arsenal team-mate Freddie Ljungberg in signing up for the inaugural Indian Super League. It was announced last week that former Sweden midfielder Ljungberg had penned an ambassadorial contract with the ISL,...

  • Hamilton team order came from panic, says Mercedes chief Lauda

    Hamilton team order came from panic, says Mercedes chief Lauda

    Mercedes panicked in asking Lewis Hamilton to move over for Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix and the Briton was right to ignore the request, according to Niki Lauda. The Formula One team’s non-executive chairman, himself a triple...

  • Sports round-up

    Shooting: The bid of shooter Michael Gault (picture) to become the outright most successful Commonwealth athlete of all time is over after he missed out on a place in the final of the 50m air pistol, yesterday. The 60-year-old grandfather from...

  • Roma v Fiorentina is pick of opening Serie A fixtures

    Juventus start the defence of their Serie A title at Chievo next month but the pick of the first-day fixtures announced today will see last season's runners-up AS Roma host Fiorentina who finished fourth. The opening weekend, on Aug. 30-31, also...

  • FIFA ask FIGC to investigate Italy racism row

    FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become its next president, in which he referred to African players as "banana eaters". "Media reports concerning alleged racist...

  • Russia should lose tournament over Ukraine – UK deputy PM

    Russia should lose tournament over Ukraine – UK deputy PM

    Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilising Ukraine, Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said yesterday, warning the world would look weak if it didn’t act. Nick...

  • Possession is key, says United boss Van Gaal

    Possession is key, says United boss Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal hit out at his players for almost allowing Roma to break his 100 per cent record as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal made it two wins from two as United boss thanks to a 3-2 win over the Italian giants in the Colorado...

  • Bronze just eludes Xuereb

    Bronze just eludes Xuereb

    The double trap competition at the Commonwealth Games threw up mixed fortunes and mixed emotions for Malta as Nathan Lee Xuereb finished fourth, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal. Xuereb, 17, produced a performance that belied his young age...

  • Di Maria expected back at Real for training – Ancelotti

    Di Maria expected back at Real for training – Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Angel Di Maria to begin pre-season training on August 5 and has no information about the Argentina winger leaving for Paris St Germain. “There is nothing new in the market,” Ancelotti said when asked...

  • Australia, Kenya strike marathon gold on streets of Glasgow

    Australia, Kenya strike marathon gold on streets of Glasgow

    Australian Michael Shelley and Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech Daniel took gold in the men’s and women’s marathons as the Commonwealth Games took to the streets of Glasgow yesterday. Shelley, who won silver four years ago in Delhi, became the first...

  • Liverpool pull out of Remy deal after failed medical – reports

    Liverpool pull out of Remy deal after failed medical – reports

    Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour. Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up...

  • Borg sixth in 100m heat

    Diane Borg finished sixth in her 100m heat as the track and field events got underway at Hampden Park yesterday. The Maltese was classified behind Belize’s Kaina Martinez, in fifth place, after both clocked 12.12 seconds, As expected, the heat was...

  • We’ll never sack Pep, says Rummenigge

    We’ll never sack Pep, says Rummenigge

    Pep Guardiola has been told he has a job for life at Bayern Munich. Former Barcelona coach Guardiola led Bayern to four trophies in his first season in charge, but he has said the expectations at Bayern are such that a smaller return would not be...