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  • Relations with Rossi better than ever, says Lorenzo

    Relations with Rossi better than ever, says Lorenzo

    Jorge Lorenzo says he is getting on better than ever with Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi despite going into Sunday’s British Grand Prix with the pair tied at the top of the MotoGP championship. The Spaniard, whose relationship with the Italian...

  • Sporting briefs

    Hoewedes: Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes is expected to return to team training next month after recovering from a serious ligament injury, coach Andre Breitenreiter said. The Germany defender sustained a partial ligament tear in his left ankle...

  • Sports round-up

    Athletics: Olympic champion and high hurdles world record holder Aries Merritt will have a kidney transplant next week after competing in the World Championships in Beijing, the 30-year-old American said. Merritt, who was told he would never run...

  • Rooney hat-trick as United sail past Bruges

    Rooney hat-trick as United sail past Bruges

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick as United beat Club Bruges 4-0 in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying tie. Rooney netted his first goal of the season after 20 minutes, doubled the lead four minutes after...

  • San Giljan are Malta champions as Sliema beat Neptunes

    San Giljan were crowned Malta waterpolo champions this evening as Sliema beat Neptunes, 12-10, effectively ending their five year reign at the top. The Blues dominated most of the proceedings as they tore through their opponents’ rearguard like a...

  • Malta provisional squads announced

    The MFA has announced the Malta provisional squads for the forthcoming matches against Italy and Azerbaijan and the Under 21's provisional squad set to face the Czech Republic and Montenegro. A TEAM     UNDER 21    

  • Balotelli to have good behaviour clause in Milan contract

    Balotelli to have good behaviour clause in Milan contract

    Maverick striker Mario Balotelli will have a good behaviour clause inserted into his contract with AC Milan, banning extravagant haircuts and clothing and committing him to a healthy lifestyle. Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said on...

  • Celtic miss out after defeat at Malmo

    Celtic miss out after defeat at Malmo

    Celtic’s Champions League hopes ended amid some controversy as a 2-0 defeat by Malmo at the Swedbank Stadion put the Swedish side through to the group stages on a 4-3 aggregate victory. Spain became the first nation to have five teams in the...

  • Stones hands in transfer request

    Everton defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to Chelsea. After three failed bids – the last in excess of £30 million – from the Stamford Bridge club, Press Association Sport reported that the...

  • Fellaini to play in attacking role

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he intends to use Marouane Fellaini as a striker this season. United may have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, but their form in front of goal has so far been far from...

  • Cuadrado makes Juventus loan move

    Cuadrado makes Juventus loan move

    Juan Cuadrado has joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Chelsea, both clubs have confirmed. The 27-year-old Colombia forward returns to Serie A seven months since moving to Chelsea from Fiorentina. Whether there is an option for the move to...

  • MOC drive to foster beach sport culture on Maltese shores

    Maltese athletes will be representing the country at the first Mediterranean Beach Games in Pescara, Italy, starting Friday. Twenty-four countries will be taking part and Team Malta will be composed of 20 athletes who will be competing in...

  • Balotelli undergoes medical ahead of Milan return

    Balotelli undergoes medical ahead of Milan return

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his medical at Milan and declared his delight at returning to the Rossoneri ahead of his loan switch. Both clubs have yet to announce the deal, which will see the Italy international represent the...

  • Reds in must-win clash

    Reds in must-win clash

    Neptunes Grimaldi will be looking to bounce back from the heart-breaking KO final defeat to San Ġiljan Crystal Finance Investment when they face Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate in a crucial Premier Division clash this evening. The Balluta Bay Reds...

  • Arsenal’s Ramsey calls for video technology

    Arsenal’s Ramsey calls for video technology

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has called for video technology to help with crucial decisions after his goal against Liverpool during Monday’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium was ruled out for offside. Ramsey ran through onto Santi Cazorla‘s...

  • Pullicino appointed new national coach

    Pullicino appointed new national coach

    Peter Pullicino (picture) was appointed as coach of the futsal national team, the Malta Football Association announced yesterday. Pullicino, who last season acted as assistant coach to Paul Zammit at Birkirkara, replaces Mark Marlow who last...

  • Depth will help Manchester City to challenge on all fronts – Kompany

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has hailed his team’s strength in depth following a busy summer transfer window and said the extra competition will help them challenge on all fronts this season, the British media reported. City have made a...

  • Two junior players for Med. championships

    Matthias Gatt and Jamie Farrugia will be representing Malta at the forthcoming Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships for young players under 20 in Chania, Crete, between next Wednesday and September 3. Both players featured well in the Malta...

  • I will be appreciated when I’m gone, says Blatter

    I will be appreciated when I’m gone, says Blatter

    Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realise they have been wrong and will recognise his achievements once he has left soccer’s world governing body. In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record...

  • IndyCar driver Wilson dies after Pocono wreck

    IndyCar driver Wilson dies after Pocono wreck

    British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday after suffering a severe head injury during a wreck in the closing laps of a race the previous day at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, IndyCar officials said. He was 37. Justin Wilson, a former...