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  • Sports round-up

    Athletics: Kendra Harrison (picture, right) equalled the second-fastest 100 metres hurdles ever run at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting, in Oregon, last weekend. The shocking Harrison, who has never made a global podium, stormed to...

  • Italy beat Scotland 1-0 in Malta friendly

    Italy beat Scotland 1-0 in Malta friendly

    Italy had to battle more than expected to overcome Scotland 1-0 in a friendly international in Malta this evening. Graziano Pelle grabbed the all-important goal midway through the second half to hand Italy a timely tonic ahead of Euro 2016 finals...

  • Ronaldo booed as Real Madrid players return with trophy

    Ronaldo booed as Real Madrid players return with trophy

    Thousands of Real Madrid fans clad in their team's white colours celebrated their team's Champion's League win. Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties to win Europe's top club trophy for a record 11th time. While other team members,...

  • Hamilton wins Monaco GP after Red Bull error

    Hamilton wins Monaco GP after Red Bull error

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated his first win of the Formula One season in a crash-filled Monaco Grand Prix this afternoon. While fortune finally favoured the Mercedes driver after a run of bad luck, team mate and championship...

  • Serena roars through, tears for Tsonga

    Serena roars through, tears for Tsonga

    Thunderclaps, rain delays, an inspired home favourite roared on by a partisan crowd – it was all in a day’s work for reigning champion Serena Williams as the world number one roared into the second week of the French Open yesterday. The...

  • Spurs to play CLeague matches at Wembley

    Tottenham Hotspur have reached agreement with the FA to host Champions League games at Wembley next season with an option to use the national stadium for all matches in the 2017-18 campaign while they are building a new ground. “Having Tottenham...

  • The meldonium controversy

    The meldonium saga is not over. As facts unfold a clearer picture is coming into focus of the conduct of the sport authorities themselves entrusted by us to ensure that athletes are not cheating, as WADA itself comes under the spotlight for its...

  • How not to fire your manager – part II

    How not to fire your manager – part II

    I appreciate they haven’t had much experience at doing it – just twice in three decades to be fair – but Manchester United are utterly clueless when it comes to the delicate art of changing managers. When they got the David Moyes sacking horribly...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb shine at Italian Green Cup

    Maltese shooters enjoyed great success at the Fazz’a Italian Green Cup in Umbria as William Chetcuti placed second in the double trap while Nathan Lee Xuereb won the junior competition. Chetcuti produced a strong performance in the qualifying...

  • Football news

    France’s defensive woes continued yesterday when defender Jeremy Mathieu was ruled out of the Euro 2016 finals with a calf injury, coach Didier Deschamps’s third backline setback in a month. Barcelona’s versatile defender Mathieu is being replaced...

  • Sporting briefs

    Reprimanded: Brentford midfielder Alan Judge has been warned by the Football Association after breaching its anti-doping regulations. The Republic of Ireland international suffers from asthma and was found with high levels of salbutamol in his...

  • Sports round up

    Athletics: Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah surged into the lead with 60 metres remaining to claim victory in the fastest 10,000 metres of the year at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League on Friday. Farah shook off a valiant challenge...

  • Real Madrid win Champions League with Ronaldo penalty

    Real Madrid win Champions League with Ronaldo penalty

    Real Madrid beat their city rivals Atletico in the UEFA Champions League final tonight to be crowned champions of Europe for the eleventh time in their history.  It took penalty kicks to settle this energetic clash between the two Madrid clubs,...

  • Underdog status should spur Azzurri on, says Buffon

    Underdog status should spur Azzurri on, says Buffon

    Italy might not be favourites for Euro 2016, but that should spur them on to “do something special”, goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon said today. Speaking at a press conference ahead of Italy’s pre-Euro friendly against Scotland at Ta’...

  • Hull promoted to Premier League with playoff win

    Hull promoted to Premier League with playoff win

    Hull City's Mohamed Diame struck an unstoppable long-range shot to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley today and secure a money-spinning return to the Premier League after just one season. The game is billed...

  • Young gymnast wins gold at Jeux des Isles

    Young gymnast wins gold at Jeux des Isles

    Maltese gymnast Sana Grillo has won a gold medal at the 2016 Jeux des Isles being held in Mallorca.  Ms Grillo took top spot in the 'beam' category, adding the gold medal to a bronze she won the previous day in the overall category and another...

  • Ricciardo seals maiden F1 pole at Monaco

    Ricciardo seals maiden F1 pole at Monaco

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo seized the first pole position of his Formula One career at the Monaco Grand Prix today with world championship leader Nico Rosberg joining him on the front row for Mercedes. "High time," shouted the Red Bull driver...

  • Liverpool's Sakho cleared of doping charges

    Liverpool's Sakho cleared of doping charges

    France and Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's provisional suspension for failing a drugs test has been lifted by European football governing body UEFA, French sports daily L'Equipe reported today. Sakho was banned for 30 days after testing...

  • Buffon banks on Maltese fans to back the Azzurri tomorrow

    Buffon banks on Maltese fans to back the Azzurri tomorrow

    Gianluigi Buffon views tomorrow’s friendly against Scotland at National Stadium as a very important test for his team ahead of the Euro 2016 Group E opener against Belgium on June 13. The Italy goalkeeper has called on the multitude of Azzurri...

  • Hazard relishing chance to go up against Mourinho

    Hazard relishing chance to go up against Mourinho

    Eden Hazard said he was 99 percent sure to stay at Chelsea next season, and he relishing a chance to go up against new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. The Belgian international, who will captain his country at the European Championship in...