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  • IAAF will not accept Nestlè decision to end sponsorship

    IAAF will not accept Nestlè decision to end sponsorship

    Sebastian Coe has vowed the IAAF will not accept a decision by food giant Nestlè to abruptly terminate its sponsorship deal with world athletics’ governing body. Swiss-based Nestlè said on Wednesday it was concerned its own reputation could be...

  • Luxol prevail in direct clash

    Luxol prevail in direct clash

    Luxol maintained sole leadership in the Gatorade League after a hard-earned 4-3 win over strong contenders and second-placed team Ħamrun Spartans. This top-of-the-table clash attracted a sizeable crowd to the pavilion with both teams producing...

  • Wilson thrilled by centuries record

    Kyren Wilson described his record-breaking match with Anthony Hamilton as “phenomenal” after they made six consecutive centuries between them on Wednesday night. Wilson won the China Open qualifier in Barnsley 5-3 after he made four centuries and...

  • Football news

    Spain international Bojan Krkic has committed his long-term future to Stoke City by signing a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club said. Signed by current Stoke manager Mark Hughes to help instil a more eye-catching brand of...

  • Peplow, Cini, Borg bow out in Wroclaw

    Malta’s participation in the European Championships for Under-18 and Under-21 players came to an end yesterday as Chris Peplow, Brian Cini and Isaac Borg failed to make it through to the latter stages of the continental tournaments in Wroclaw,...

  • In brief

    Amauri: Striker Amauri has left Torino after his contract was cancelled yesterday. The 35-year-old former Juventus and Parma player moved to the Stadio Olimpico in September 2014 but struggled to make much of an impact for Toro. Fined: A-League...

  • Sports round-up

    Cricket: As the clock ticks down on Brendon McCullum’s international career, the New Zealand captain will achieve one more milestone today in the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve. The 34-year-old will become the third New...

  • Liverpool owners apologise and scrap ticket price hike that stunned fans

    Liverpool owners apologise and scrap ticket price hike that stunned fans

    Liverpool's American owners have been forced into a U-turn over ticket price rises after being hurt by accusations of greed by protesting fans. Angered by the plans of Fenway Sports Group (FSG), supporters sang "You greedy b******s, enough is...

  • Dedicated Muscat hitting high notes at Akragas

    Dedicated Muscat hitting high notes at Akragas

    Zach Muscat’s dedication is paying off as the talented defender has already become a mainstay in the Akragas rearguard following his January switch from Birkirkara. Kevin Azzopardi spoke to the 22-year-old Malta international... Early days these...

  • Bosi promoted, Tedesco stays as assistant

    Palermo’s coaching merry-go-round continued yesterday after the club announced that Giovanni Bosi, who had been in charge of the club’s youth squad, is to take over as head coach to the senior team with Giovanni Tedesco staying on as his...

  • WHam pay heavy price for going the distance in cup win over Liverpool

    West Ham are counting the cost of their dramatic FA Cup replay win over Liverpool. Angelo Ogbonna’s header in the last minute of extra time finally saw off the Reds 2-1 on Tuesday night and set up a fifth-round trip to Blackburn Rovers. But the...

  • England’s Johnson admits child sex charge

    England’s Johnson admits child sex charge

    England footballer Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl on the first day of his trial. At Bradford Crown Court, the 28-year-old Sunderland winger admitted one count of sexual activity with a girl...

  • Raul backs Real to end season with ‘something to shout about’

    Raul backs Real to end season with ‘something to shout about’

    Raul has backed Real Madrid to end a difficult season with “something to shout about” under the coaching of Zinedine Zidane. Since he succeeded Rafael Benitez at the Bernabeu in January, Zidane’s Real have beaten Deportivo La Coruna 5-0, Sporting...

  • Coach Stevens resigns from Hoffenheim over health

    Hoffenheim coach Huub Stevens stepped down yesterday, citing heart problems with the team struggling in the Bundesliga. The 62-year-old Dutchman told reporters he had quit after being diagnosed with heart arrhythmia that may require surgery. “I am...

  • Feats, controversies mark local game during swinging sixties

    Feats, controversies mark local game during swinging sixties

    The 1960s were exciting years for Maltese football. It was a time of change, a period full of pitfalls and problems for those connected with the game on our islands. They were, however, years of plenty, brimming with nostalgia for those who, like...

  • Britain should move camp out of Brazil – Ennis-Hill’s coach

    Britain should move camp out of Brazil – Ennis-Hill’s coach

    Britain should move its preparation camp for the Rio Olympic Games outside Brazil to minimise the risk of catching the Zika virus, Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach said, adding he would not encourage the reigning heptathlon champion to defend her...

  • Valletta, Balzan boast perfect league record

    Valletta, Balzan boast perfect league record

    The volleyball season has reached its halfway point in the senior categories, and things from now onwards will get more interesting, especially in women’s competitions. In the men’s category, Valletta Mapei and Fleur de Lys Twistees have confirmed...

  • Wehrlein claims Manor seat for F1 championship

    Manor have announced the signing of Pascal Wehrlein for the upcoming Formula One season. Wehrlein, former reserve driver at Mercedes, will make his full grand prix debut in Australia next month. The 21-year-old German is the first driver to be...

  • Floriana win second leg but Virtus claim the title

    Floriana win second leg but Virtus claim the title

    Floriana Cafe Del Mar 77Falken Cynergi Virtus 67 Aggregate: 136-164 Falken Cynergi Virtus lost the second leg of the men’s Louis Borg Cup final yesterday but the result did little to dampen their atmosphere, having beaten Floriana by a wider...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Former world number one Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from this month’s Qatar Open due to a persistent arm injury, the Russian said yesterday in a statement from tournament organisers. The five-times grand slam champion has been troubled...