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  • Djokovic and Williams take ITF annual honours

    Djokovic and Williams take ITF annual honours

    Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams. Wimbledon champion Djokovic takes the men’s prize for...

  • Juve go four points clear

    Juve go four points clear

    Juventus moved four points clear at the top of Serie A as they returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Cagliari, yesterday. The Turin giants, who had coach Massimiliano Allegri on the bench after his one-match ban was lifted on Wednesday,...

  • British anti-doping body signs agreement with Crime Agency

    UK Anti-Doping has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Crime Agency as Britain beefs up its fight against the use and distribution of performance-enhancing substances. The independent body, created by the government in 2009 to...

  • Mellieħa AC take men’s honours in FDL 10K

    Mellieħa Athletic Club stole the limelight at the 10-kilometre road running race organised by Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club last weekend in conjunction with the Fleur-de-Lys Administrative Council and the Birkirkara Local Council. The in-form...

  • FIFA set to vote on publication of Garcia report

    FIFA’s executive committee began a two-day meeting amid tight security yesterday with members expected to vote on whether to release ethics investigator Michael Garcia’s report into the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World...

  • Gay’s former coach suspended eight years

    American sprinter Tyson Gay’s former coach has been suspended for eight years for doping violations, the US Anti-Doping Agency said. An independent arbitration panel found that Jon Drummond possessed, trafficked, and administered banned...

  • Kenya’s Kiptanui calls for tough doping laws

    Kenya’s Kiptanui calls for tough doping laws

    Kenya’s three-time world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Moses Kiptanui has called for tough sanctions on athletes who fail doping tests, saying “big money” was behind the cheating. Dozens of Kenyan athletes have failed drugs tests in the past...

  • Ancelotti in line for new Real deal

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is almost certain to be offered a contract extension this summer, according to club president Florentino Perez. The Italian tactician’s current deal expires in June 2016 and Real have indicated they want Ancelotti...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: World leading points scorer Daniel Carter will join French club Racing Metro on a three-year contract after next year’s World Cup, a move that will almost certainly bring an end to his storied international career. The 32-year-old had...

  • Ajax, Hotspurs step up challenge

    Kerċem Ajax and Victoria Hotspurs stepped up their challenge in the GFA Division One following wins over SK Victoria Wanderers and Oratory Youths respectively to keep their Championship Pool chances alive. Kerċem beat the Wanderers 3-2, a repeat...

  • Mellieħa and Lija stay on winning track

    Mellieħa and Lija stay on winning track

    Mellieħa and Lija Athletic maintained their good form of late in the First Division after seeing off Attard and Mdina respectively at the Corradino Sports Pavilion to consolidate their top positions in the standings. A goal after three minutes...

  • Sporting briefs

    Real Madrid: Lucas Silva is unlikely to join Real Madrid in January with the Spanish giants not planning to make any moves in the winter market. The Cruzeiro midfielder has been strongly linked with a transfer to the Bernabeu in recent months.

  • Football news

    Controversial Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli was suspended for one match by the FA yesterday and fined £25,000 after posting an offensive message on social media. Earlier this month, the Italian showed a picture on his Instagram account...

  • Juventus return to winning ways against Cagliari

    Juventus return to winning ways against Cagliari

    Juventus beat Cagliari 3-1 away today to end a three-match winless streak and move four points clear at the top of Serie A. After drawing with Fiorentina and Sampdoria in Serie A either side of a 0-0 stalemate with Atletico Madrid in the Champions...

  • Maltese is promoted to Uefa's first category of referees after 20 years

    Maltese is promoted to Uefa's first category of referees after 20 years

    Clayton Pisani has been promoted to the first category of Uefa referees and is now eligible to officiate matches in the Europa League and Euro 2016 group stages. It is the first time in 20 years that a Maltese referee has been promoted to the...

  • Two-match ban for City defender Caruana

    Two-match ban for City defender Caruana

    Valletta’s gnawing disappointment at their 3-1 defeat to Hibernians last Sunday will have deepened yesterday after Jonathan Caruana was handed a two-match ban by the Malta FA Disciplinary Commissioner. Referee Mario Apap showed a straight red card...

  • Qatar risks losing the 2022 World Cup without job reform, Zwanziger warns

    Qatar must meet a March deadline for specific labour reforms or it could risk losing the 2022 World Cup finals, FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said. The German, who was formerly head of his country’s FA and has been a vocal critic...

  • FIFA ethics investigator Garcia steps down

    FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned yesterday in protest at the way his report into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process was handled by Hans-Joachim Eckert, the ethics judge of football’s governing body. Garcia said he had lost...

  • Shot-stoppers Howard and Friedel end feud

    Shot-stoppers Howard and Friedel end feud

    Goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Friedel have ended their feud over claims made in the former’s book. Veteran Tottenham shot-stopper Friedel was accused in his fellow American’s book ‘The Keeper’ of looking to prevent Howard’s move to Manchester...

  • Penalty saves highlight Casillas’ return to form

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has shown remarkable resilience to bounce back from a run of poor performances and doubts over his future at the club earlier this year. The Real captain saved his second penalty in consecutive matches when he...

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