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  • Barry banks on his never-say-die spirit to reach the top

    Barry banks on his never-say-die spirit to reach the top

    Ernest Barry became only the third goalkeeper to win the MFA Footballer of the Year award in 2000. It is no secret that outfield players are often preferred to goalkeepers when selecting candidates for this accolade. It has to be a really...

  • Camenzuli joins Floriana on loan

    Camenzuli joins Floriana on loan

    Floriana’s busy transfer campaign continued yesterday when they signed winger Ryan Camenzuli from Birkirkara. The Greens were looking to bolster their forward line with the capture of a speedy winger, and opened talks with Birkirkara after...

  • Bale eyes Champions League final in Cardiff with Real

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale said yesterday he has an extra incentive to reach a third Champions League final in four years because the title game will be played in his hometown of Cardiff. “This is the reason I came to Madrid - to play in the...

  • UEFA candidate Villar promises ‘democracy and transparency’

    UEFA candidate Villar promises ‘democracy and transparency’

    Spanish football boss Angel Maria Villar has promised democracy and transparency if he is elected as president of European football’s ruling body UEFA next month. Villar’s manifesto for his bid was published on the Spanish Football Federation...

  • Marsaxlokk keep clean slate

    Marsaxlokk keep clean slate

    Marsaxlokk Fischer, who deposed neighbours Marsascala for the First Division league title, ended their campaign with a clean slate when yesterday they beat Ta’ Xbiex Amigos 12-10 thus bringing their total to 36 points from 12 matches. The...

  • Pique expects Barca to benefit from Neymar’s Olympic glow

    Neymar should return to Spain with renewed enthusiasm after leading Brazil to their first football gold medal at an Olympic Games, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said. Neymar, who has scored 85 goals in 141 games in his three seasons at...

  • Trott irked by accusations against Team GB cycling squad

    Trott irked by  accusations against Team GB cycling squad

    Olympic champion Laura Trott has revealed she is annoyed and frustrated by Great Britain’s cycling rivals calling into question their all-conquering record at the Rio Games. Trott claimed two golds to become Britain’s most successful female...

  • Borg, Bonello Spiteri cross the line first in Xgħajra

    Borg, Bonello Spiteri cross  the line first in Xgħajra

    For the second year running, Agones SFC organised the National Cross-Triathlon Championship under the auspices of the Malta Triathlon Federation. Cross-Triathlon is a multisport event consisting of offroad cycling and running segments. This year’s...

  • Hamilton set for Belgian GP grid penalty

    Hamilton set for Belgian GP grid penalty

    World champion Lewis Hamilton faces starting the second half of the Formula One season on the backfoot after his Mercedes team confirmed it is “likely” he will suffer a grid penalty for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. The penalty, which would see...

  • Football news

    West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed the club are trying to sign striker Wilfried Bony from Premier League rivals Manchester City. “We have a couple of players we are going to try and do a deal (for),” said Bilic, who has also been...

  • Sporting briefs

    Grigg: Will Grigg will miss Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic due to personal reasons, while Burton’s Tom Flanagan and Dundee loanee Michael Duffy have won their first senior call-ups. It is understood Wigan striker...

  • Malta to take part in WDF Euro Cup

    In less than a month’s time, the Maltese national team will join 31 other countries to compete in the WDF Europe Cup of Darts, taking place in Holland. The draws, made earlier this week, pitted Malta against Germany, Luxembourg and Iceland in...

  • Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales – police

    Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales – police

    Brazilian police said yesterday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the British owner of a ticketing company they said masterminded a scheme selling Olympic tickets...

  • US swimmer Feigen omitted facts to protect team-mates

    US Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen apologised yesterday for omitting key details when he told Rio de Janeiro police this month that he and fellow swimmers had been held up at gunpoint. Feigen said he failed to tell police that the swimmers had...

  • Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

    Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

    Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike brought the Olympic flag to Japan from Brazil yesterday and called for all parties to work together to host a successful Summer Games in 2020. Koike was given the flag at the Rio Games closing ceremony on Sunday.

  • Sports round-up

    Weightlifting: Three Chinese Olympic champions in women’s weightlifting from the 2008 Beijing Games have failed doping tests conducted eight years later. The trio were among 15 weightlifters who tested positive for a variety of banned substances...

  • Ajax misery, Borussia storm into Champions League group stage

    Ajax misery, Borussia storm into Champions League group stage

    Four-times European champions Ajax missed out on the Champions League group stage after losing 4-1 to Rostov as Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach eased through. Russia's Rostov, who qualified for the first time, completed a 5-2...

  • Bravo’s impending City arrival set to signal Hart exit

    Claudio Bravo was pictured leaving Barcelona Airport yesterday and his expected move to Manchester City is likely to trigger the departure of England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The 33-year-old Bravo is set for a medical this week at the Etihad Stadium...

  • Neptunes widen gap in title race

    Neptunes widen gap in title race

    Neptunes Grimaldi again produced supremely confident fare to lower the colours of current champions San Ġiljan Salini Resort and in so doing widen the gap to four points in the race for the title. Much as their 15-5 first round victory over the...

  • Gold medallist Peaty keen on further honours

    Gold medallist Peaty keen on further honours

    Swimming sensation Adam Peaty has admitted he has one eye on becoming a knight of the realm after his Olympic heroics in Rio. Peaty beat his own world record en route to winning Great Britain’s first gold of the Games in the men’s 100 metres...