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  • Tennis, football the perfect match for Asciak

    Tennis, football the perfect match for Asciak

    Matthew Asciak, Malta’s long-time leading tennis player, tells Mark Strijbosch that his love for the sport makes all the sacrifices worthwhile as he prepares to represent Malta in the Iceland GSSE Having just completed a full season with football...

  • Navratilova backs Williams to win French Open

    Navratilova backs Williams to win French Open

    Serena Williams is the clear favourite to win the French Open and can still beat Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles, says former world number one Martina Navratilova. Williams is gunning for a third crown at Roland Garros next week...

  • Malta Football Association monitoring match fixing allegations

    Malta Football Association monitoring match fixing allegations

    The Malta Football Association said today it was monitoring the situation and collecting facts about the alleged involvement of two Maltese brothers in a possible international match fixing ring. Brothers Adrian and Robert Farrugia are among 50...

  • F1: Monaco grand prix first free practice times

    F1: Monaco grand prix first free practice times

    The following are the times set in the first free practice of the Monaco grand prix. 1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:18.750 2. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:18.899 3. Daniel Ricciardo...

  • Juve keep treble hopes alive

    Juve keep treble hopes alive

    Substitute Alessandro Matri netted an extra-time winner as Juventus defeated Lazio 2-1 in the Coppa Italia final in Rome last night to keep their hopes of a treble alive. Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, acting as captain on the night,...

  • Kovacic sets new record at Garmin 113km race

    Kovacic sets new record at Garmin 113km race

    Rough seas and strong headwinds were part of the race package at the Garmin Malta 113K National Long Distance Championships in Birżebbuġa last weekend. Fabio Spiteri (Agones SFC) and Margaret Seguna (Mellieħa AC) were crowned national champions in...

  • Sunderland secure safety after 0-0 draw at Arsenal

    Sunderland secured their Premier League survival after manning the barricades to tough out a 0-0 draw at Arsenal, for whom a point was enough to all but seal third place and a spot in the Champions League group stage yesterday. The battle to avoid...

  • Young participants attend Sliema ASC Calcaterra Camp

    Young participants attend Sliema ASC Calcaterra Camp

    A good number of young waterpolo players from various clubs recently took part in the Go Calcaterra Waterpolo Camp, organised jointly by the Sliema ASC nursery and former Italy national team great Roberto Calcaterra. The camp consisted of five...

  • Fabregas ban cut to one match

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has had his three-match ban following his bizarre sending off against West Brom reduced to one game, the Premier League champions said yesterday. The Spaniard was shown a red card in the first half of Monday’s...

  • Gymfest attracts the numbers at University Sports Complex

    ISC Gymnastics Club will be holding their annual event – Gymfest – and a general meeting on May 31 at the University Sports Complex, Tal-Qroqq. The organisers are expecting a healthy entry of approximately 500 children from 11 different schools to...

  • Inter hopeful over Toure

    Inter hopeful over Toure

    Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti claims they are closing in on the signing of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. The Ivory Coast international is likely to leave the Etihad stadium outfit this summer after five years with the club. Inter,...

  • Tennis coaching at VLTC

    In line with their continued policy of promoting the sport for children and adults, the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC) are once again embarking on the annual Summer Coaching Clinics at their headquarters. The aim of the coaching clinics is to...

  • Malta FA treading with caution, says Darmanin Demajo

    Malta FA treading with caution, says Darmanin Demajo

    Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo said news that two Maltese men, brothers Robert and Adrian Farrugia, are being investigated by Italian police for match-fixing was like “a bolt out of the blue” but insisted that local football’s governing...

  • Rory McIlroy honoured at European Tour awards

    Rory McIlroy honoured at European Tour awards

    Rory McIlroy was honoured as Golfer of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year at the European Tour Players’ Awards on Tuesday evening. The world number one won the double award at a ceremony at Sofitel Heathrow following a stunning year in which...

  • Sepp Blatter sketches compromise in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

    The head of world football’s governing body said yesterday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA in-sisted on a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA. After meeting Palestinian...

  • Zakarin takes stage 11 at Giro d’Italia

    Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin clinched a maiden cycling grand tour stage win after holding off the chasing pack following a brave break 20 kilometres from the finish of stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia yesterday. The 25-year-old Katusha rider, who won the...

  • Former Inter star Berti to visit Malta next month

    Former Inter star Berti to visit Malta next month

    Former Inter player Nicola Berti is visiting Malta between June 18 and 22 as guest of Inter Club Malta. “Inter Club Malta is honoured that Nicola Berti has accepted our invitation to spend some days on our islands and meet the Inter supporters,”...

  • Gatlin’s manager says sprinter ‘misunderstood’

    Gatlin’s manager says sprinter ‘misunderstood’

    When a furious Justin Gatlin left Beijing, boasting he was going ‘to drop a bomb’ in his next race, his manager could only raise a smile. Renaldo Nehemiah, one of the greatest athletes of his own era, recognises the fire still burning in Gatlin,...

  • Darmanin Demajo – from the field to the top MFA seat

    Darmanin Demajo – from the field to the top MFA seat

    There seems to be a great divide in football between the playing side and the administration sector. Many players tend to take up coaching after they retire but few, it seems, involve themselves in the administration of our clubs. Some have tried...

  • Rio 2016 consider changing waterpolo venue over delay

    The waterpolo competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics could change venue because of construction delays at the intended site, a spokesman for the organisers told Reuters yesterday. “If we hear from the state government that it’s not going to be...