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Liverpool boss Rodgers backs forgotten man Borini

One man's loss is another's gain, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who could throw outcast forward Fabio Borini into the fray against Newcastle United on Saturday in the continued absence of leading striker Daniel Sturridge. Italian...

  • Attard beats Falzon in final

    The second ranking tournament from a series of eight organised by the Malta Pool Association was played recently. The major honour in the men’s open went to Johan Attard. In the final he beat Miguel Falzon 9-5 to book his place in the national...

  • Bratislava bodes well for Maltese synchro girls

    Bratislava bodes well for Maltese synchro girls

    Recent attempts to revive synchronised swimming in Malta after the initial platform was laid in the eighties under the aegis of the ASA, have had a successful outcome over the past couple of years. The sport has had a new lease of life under the...

  • Pacquiao in top form

    Pacquiao in top form

    Manny Pacquiao is more than three weeks out from his next title defence against unbeaten American Chris Algieri but the WBO welterweight champion is already in devastating form, trainer Freddie Roach says. Sparring partner Viktor Postol, the...

  • UK Sport to considerelite sport funds re-think

    UK Sport is prepared to consider changing its medal-focused criteria for funding elite sport. The government agency, which invests £100 million of National Lottery and other funds into top-level sport each year, has facilitated a surge in British...

  • UCI asks CAS to ban Kreuziger for four years

    The International Cycling Union has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after Roman Kreuziger was cleared of a doping violation by the Czech Olympic Committee. “CAS has initiated a procedure following the appeal filed by the Union...

  • South African female boxer dies after two weeks in a coma

    A South African female professional boxer has died following a knockout punch two weeks ago that put her in a coma, the sports and re-creation department said yesterday. Light middleweight Phindile Mwelase, 31, fell into a coma on October 10 after...

  • Sports round-up

    Basketball: The number of international players in the NBA has increased 10 per cent from one year ago. A record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories are included in the squads, easily eclipsing last season’s total of 92...

  • Sporting briefs

    Faro base: The Gibraltar FA has confirmed that the Estadio do Algarve in Faro, Portugal, will continue to serve as the venue for the nation’s home Euro 2016 qualifiers. With Gibraltar currently bottom of Group D after suffering heavy defeats to...

  • Maradona filmed 'hitting' his girlfriend

    Maradona filmed 'hitting' his girlfriend

    Football legend Diego Maradona has been accused of beating his partner Rocio Oliva in a row over her mobile phone. She secretly filmed the former Argentina legend shouting at her for using her mobile and then apparently hitting out at her...

  • No ultimatum for Mazzarri, says Inter supremo Thohir

    No ultimatum for Mazzarri, says Inter supremo Thohir

    Inter coach Walter Mazzarri can go into tomorrow’s Serie A match at home to Sampdoria comfortable in the knowledge he enjoys the backing of club president Erick Thohir. A poor run has led to widespread speculation over Mazzarri’s future and the...

  • S. Africa shocked by murder of national team captain

    S. Africa shocked by murder of national team captain

    South Africa’s national soccer goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa (picture) has been shot dead by burglars during a break-in, a killing that shocked the country and turned the spotlight once again on gun violence in the region. At an emotional...

  • Bournemouth ride south coast wave

    It wasn’t long ago that collection buckets were passed around to try and salvage the club’s future but today AFC Bournemouth will aim for the League Cup quarter-finals for the first time. A few miles along England’s south coast from Premier League...

  • Agius hails Hibs after fine cover in defence

    Agius hails Hibs after fine cover in defence

    Winning is all that matters for Hibernians FC at the moment and on Saturday the team from Paola further underlined their intentions of maintaining a firm grip on top position in the BOV Premier League standings with a totally-committed display in...

  • A regatta to remember

    A regatta to remember

    The 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race was one to remember. Not only for the international fleet that, for the third year in a row, set a record number of entries, but for the array of conditions that the yachts faced. From no wind to too much; from flat...

  • BOV Premier League

    BOV Premier League

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 5 (1 pen); Guerrero 3; Mifsud Triganza 2, Zarate 2; Micallef, Darmanin, Serrano. Red card: Cassar (vs Naxxar Lions). BirkirkaraEllinton ‘Liliu’ 7; Ledesma 4; Eliandro 2; Grech, Fenech, Camenzuli. FlorianaPlut 6;...

  • Pace wraps season in style after San Vito Lo Capo win

    Pace wraps season in style after San Vito Lo Capo win

    Team Garmin triathlete Hannah Pace ended her season on a positive note after winning the Triathlon Sprint at San Vito Lo Capo, on the western coast of Sicily, earlier this month. The race was a popular one where over 200 participants, 27 of whom...

  • Football news

    Chelsea have appointed former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as their new head of global commercial activities. The 50-year-old will lead the Blues’ attempt to expand their brand around the world. Purslow joined Liverpool in June...

  • Young Stars, Qormi reach semi-finals

    White Hart 1Young Stars 3 Young Stars moved into the semi-finals of the pre-season Challenge Cup after coming from behind to beat White Hart 3-1 at the Corradino Hockey Complex on Sunday. White Hart went ahead early on when Karl Tua netted with a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Zinnbauer: Hamburg have awarded coach Josef Zinnbauer with a new contract until 2016. The northern Germany club announced the new agreement via Twitter yesterday, ahead of their DFB-Pokal second-round tie with Bayern Munich tomorrow. Zinnbauer had...

  • Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus Cynergi 77BUPA Luxol 58 (27-12, 18-11, 24-18, 8-17) Virtus confirmed they have a team good enough to challenge for the honours this season as they beat BUPA Luxol to reach the final of the MBA Shield. Pivot Samuel Deguara was unavailable...