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  • Bristol City rock back to the second grade

    Bristol City, the Rockin’ Robins of the Football League, are back in The Championship after a two-year absence. Before being demoted to League One in 2012-13, Bristol City had spent six years in The Championship. They became the first side in...

  • Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Double Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has agreed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until the end of 2018, the team announced yesterday. Although no financial details were given, media reports have suggested the...

  • Football news

    Torino midfielder Alexander Farnerud is expected to be sidelined for at least six months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Sweden international sustained the injury during training on Saturday. Farnerud, 31,...

  • F1 drivers to launch global fan survey

    Formula One drivers are to ask fans worldwide for their opinions in what they are billing as the most thorough survey ever carried out by any sport. A statement by the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) said the initiative will be formally...

  • Sporting briefs

    Leeds coach: Leeds United have appointed former Manchester City striker Uwe Rosler as their fifth head coach in less than a year, the Championship club announced yesterday. The ex-Brentford manager has signed a two-year contract at Elland Road...

  • Sports round-up

    Athletics: Dutch multi-national retail chain SPAR International announced yesterday that it had extended a commitment to European Athletics for a further three years from 2017. SPAR has been an international partner of European Athletics’ major...

  • Matri the unlikely hero as Juventus win Coppa Italia

    Matri the unlikely hero as Juventus win Coppa Italia

    Substitute Alessandro Matri was the unlikely hero when he scored an extra-time winner to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Lazio in the Coppa Italia final, keeping them on course for the treble. Matri, who has changed clubs in each of the last four...

  • Sunderland secure Premier League safety after draw at Arsenal

    Sunderland secure Premier League safety after draw at Arsenal

    Sunderland secured their Premier League survival after manning the barricades to tough out a 0-0 draw at Arsenal, for whom a point was enough to all but seal third place and a spot in the Champions League group stage. The battle to avoid...

  • Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Double Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has agreed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until the end of 2018, the team announced. Although no financial details were given, media reports have suggested the Briton is in...

  • Rivals to blame for loss says Chelsea’s Mourinho

    Rivals to blame for loss says Chelsea’s Mourinho

    Manager Jose Mourinho took a sly dig at Chelsea’s title rivals for allowing them to switch off at the end of the season. The champions slipped to a deserved 3-0 defeat at West Brom late Monday and had Cesc Fabregas sent off in comical fashion. It...

  • QPR keep faith with head coach Ramsey

    QPR keep faith with head coach Ramsey

    Chris Ramsey was named as head coach of relegated Queens Park Rangers yesterday despite failing to turn around the club’s fortunes since taking over on a temporary basis in February. The London club, who suffered a second relegation from the...

  • ‘Financial fair play rules never worked’

    Arsene Wenger believes the new £5 billion Premier League domestic TV rights deal has provoked clubs in the rest of Europe to demand changes to UEFA’s financial fair play rules. UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed on Monday that the FFP rules...

  • Relegated Burnley to release Wallace

    Relegated Burnley to release Wallace

    Relegated Burnley are to release winger Ross Wallace at the end of the season. The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and the club have announced his departure as they look to rebuild following relegation from the Premier League. The...

  • England could win in 2022 says FA chief Glenn

    England could win in 2022 says FA chief Glenn

    New Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has claimed England winning the World Cup in 2022 is not a “pie-in-the-sky” hope. Glenn started in his new job on Monday and said he supported FA chairman Greg Dyke’s target of England winning...

  • Sette Giugno cruise to Pozzallo

    Sette Giugno cruise to Pozzallo

    The Sette Giugno cruise to Pozzallo, organised by the Malta Cruising Club (MCC), is this year on its third running and expected to see a bigger fleet than the 17 boats of the 2014 edition. For this friendly water-sport activity, non-members are...

  • Lima, Jorginho sign new contracts at Hibs

    Brazilian duo Jackson Lima and Jorginho have pledged their future to Hibernians after putting pen to paper on new contracts, the Malta champions announced yesterday. In a short statement, Hibernians said that midfielder Lima had agreed terms with...

  • Satisfactory results at the Malta Open

    Satisfactory results at the Malta Open

    The Malta Weightlifting Association said it was satisfied with the performances and results at the Malta Open Championships which were held recently at the Cottonera Sports Complex. Various categories were contested and among those leaving a good...

  • Scolari leaves Gremio

    Former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has left Gremio after a run of poor results, the club said yesterday. “Luiz Felipe is no longer Gremio coach,” said club president Romildo Bolzan. “He resigned earlier this morning. He believed that his...

  • All-In Translations make it a Pentasia double

    All-In Translations make it a Pentasia double

    The Pentasia Clubs League was concluded last week when All-In Translations completed the double with a 7-2 win over Enetsport in the cup final. The Malta-based language service provider team had already won the championship with nine points.

  • Xavi set to quit Barcelona

    Barcelona midfielder Xavi will end his long association with the Catalan giants at the end of the season, according to his father. Xavi joined the club’s famous La Masia youth system at the age of 11 and has developed into a central figure in a...