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  • Richards tops Preliminaries

    John Richards scored an impressive 6.5 points in seven rounds to top the standings at the end of the Maltco Preliminaries stage from the National Championship. Richards made sure of sole first place by drawing against veteran Ron Sammut in his...

  • Football results

    League OneOldham Athletic vs Rochdale 3-0; Sheffield United vs Scunthorpe United 4-0. League TwoLuton Town vs Wycombe Wanderers 2-3. Scottish ChampionshipCowdenbeath vs Falkirk 0-1; Raith Rovers vs Queen of South 3-0. League OneBrechin vs...

  • Four Ocean Race boats tipped over in Southern Ocean ‘mayhem’

    Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet keeled over in the Southern Ocean yesterday as the fleet experienced its roughest conditions since the event started last October. The all-women’s crew of Team SCA (Sweden), Dongfeng Race Team (China) and...

  • Football news

    Germany’s Commerzbank ex-tended its naming rights deal for Eintracht Frankfurt’s stadium for five years to 2020, the Bundesliga club said yesterday. The bank has had the rights for the city-owned stadium since 2005 with more than 12.5 million...

  • La Salle retain men’s handball crown

    La Salle retain men’s handball crown

    Champions La Salle Rivareno retained their men’s National League crown for the fourth consecutive year with a 27-15 win over Swieqi Phoenix Menrad last weekend. This was La Salle’s eighth championship and they made sure with a superb showing at...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be sanctioned for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday’s La Liga ‘Clasico’ at Barcelona. Ronaldo appeared to be urging the Barca fans to calm down when he struck to make...

  • Chetcuti misses out on top-six berth after shoot-off in UAE

    Double Trap shooter William Chetcuti was a whisker away from qualifying to the top-six finals of the ISSF World Cup event which was held in Al Ain, UAE, yesterday. Chetcuti managed a remarkable score of 140 (30, 29, 28, 28, 25) from a possible 150...

  • Ennis-Hill eyes Manchester comeback

    Ennis-Hill eyes Manchester comeback

    Jessica Ennis-Hill will make her long-awaited competitive return in the 100 metre hurdles at the Great CityGames in Manchester on May 9. The Olympic heptathlon champion will take part in her strongest event after a near two-year absence due to the...

  • Alonso: I feel good and ready to go

    Alonso: I feel good and ready to go

    Fernando Alonso has declared himself “ready to go” ahead of facing one final hurdle prior to his return to Formula One in Malaysia this weekend. The double world champion missed the opening round of the season in Australia following a crash in his...

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: Multiple Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish will head the line-up at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic in August, organisers of the 200km one-day race said. Briton Cavendish, who has 25 Tour stage victories to his name,...

  • Sturridge out of England squad

    Sturridge out of England squad

    Daniel Sturridge has joined Liverpool team-mate Adam Lallana in withdrawing from the England squad through injury. The Football Association announced late on Monday that Sturridge had returned to his club after scans on an injury sustained in...

  • ‘Europe deserves another slot’

    ‘Europe deserves another slot’

    Europe deserves at least one more place at the World Cup and is optimistic that will be granted for the 2018 tournament in Russia, European football governing body UEFA said yesterday. UEFA was allocated 13 slots at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...

  • European leagues alone in opposing 2022 timing, says UEFA

    European leagues alone in opposing 2022 timing, says UEFA

    The association which represents European football’s professional leagues is alone in its opposition to the settlement reached last week over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, UEFA said yesterday. FIFA confirmed on Thursday that the...

  • Van Praag disappointed TV debate with Blatter is off

    FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag said yesterday he was “very disappointed” a television debate with the other challengers had been abandoned because incumbent Sepp Blatter refused to take part. Van Praag, in a four-way fight for the...

  • Barcelona squander head-to-head advantage against Real Madrid

    Barcelona squander head-to-head advantage against Real Madrid

    Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid in Sunday’s ‘Clasico’ may have put them four points clear at the top of La Liga but they will be kicking themselves for not taking a host of second-half chances and grabbing the head-to-head advantage. If Real...

  • Enrique: Suarez goal top-notch

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes that few players would be capable of scoring the Luis Suarez goal that gave them a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga ‘Clasico’. Suarez was slow to get into his stride at Barca following a...

  • Borg, Bezzina out to defend title

    Borg, Bezzina out to defend title

    Local snooker enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to over the next 10 days as the Dolmen Hotel is currently hosting the European U-21 Championships which are to be followed by the European Team Championships, starting on Friday. The U-21...

  • Coach Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy

    Coach Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy

    Italy coach Antonio Conte is defending his call-ups of non-Italian born players to the national team. Sampdoria’s Brazilian-born striker Eder and Palermo’s Argentine playmaker Franco Vazquez, who each have Italian nationality, have been included...

  • Trump’s strong comeback stuns faltering O’Sullivan

    Trump’s strong comeback stuns faltering O’Sullivan

    Judd Trump won six frames in a row to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-7 in the final of the inaugural 888.com World Grand Prix on Sunday night. Just as he did in the final of the World Championship last season against Mark Selby, O’Sullivan lost his way...

  • First England call-up for Mason

    Uncapped Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been called up to the England squad for the first time. The Football Association (FA) announced yesterday that Mason, 23, had been drafted into the national squad for the upcoming games against...