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  • Pace braves blazing heat in Budapest

    Pace braves blazing heat in Budapest

    Extremely hot conditions were the order of the day for the thousands of athletes vying to cross the Ironman 70.3 Budapest finish line within the stipulated cut-off times recently. A 16-strong delegation from Malta travelled to the Hungarian...

  • Malta claim bronze in Hungary

    Malta claim bronze in Hungary

    Malta’s golf team, composed of Andy Borg, Ruud Critien, J.J. Micallef and Luc Schembri, managed to bring home the bronze medal in the European Team Shield Championship (ETSC). The competition was organised by the European Golf Association and...

  • Football news

    Sunderland have signed Spanish defender Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 22-year-old full-back spent last season on loan at Marseille, where he made 31 Ligue 1 appearances,...

  • #BEACTIVE campaign gathering pace

    Led by SportMalta, together with the national sport associations and clubs, Malta is backing the 2016 European Week of Sport which aims to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to be active. Surveys show that levels of physical inactivity...

  • Luxol to host US side in exhibition game

    Under the auspices of the Malta Basketball Association, Luxol will be hosting the basketball team of Bryant University Bulldogs who play in the Northeast Conference NCAA Division One. The Bryant University team are currently in Italy. They were...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bravo: Manchester City have signed Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for an initial £18 million, the clubs confirmed yesterday.  The 33-year-old agreed a four-year contract to join City as new manager Pep Guardiola continues his major...

  • Hamilton to take hefty grid penalty in Belgian GP

    Hamilton to take hefty grid penalty in Belgian GP

    Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Belgian Formula One Grand Prix from near the back of the grid due to an engine-related penalty, but the championship leader is confident the setback will not halt his momentum. The Mercedes driver is set to take...

  • Kenya removes Olympics committee over Rio showing

    Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) because of the poor handling of the east African country’s team during the Rio Olympics, sports minister Hassan Wario said. Wario has set up a committee to investigate the misconduct and...

  • McIlroy ‘proven wrong’ by golf’s success at Olympics

    Rory McIlroy was glad to be “somewhat proven wrong” by the success of golf at the Olympics following its controversial return to the Games. McIlroy was one of more than 20 top players to withdraw from Rio, the 27-year-old initially citing concerns...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: Australia fly-half Quade Cooper has been recalled to the starting line-up for tomorrow’s Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand after a raft of injuries to the inside-backs forced coach Michael Cheika to shake up his backline.

  • Juventus faces Sevilla, Olympique Lyonnais and Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League

    Juventus faces Sevilla, Olympique Lyonnais and Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League

    Pep Guardiola will return to the Nou Camp in the Champions League group stage after his new club Manchester City were drawn against his former Barcelona team. The two sides were drawn in Group C alongside Borussia Moenchengladbach and former...

  • The grass is greener at the National Stadium

    The grass is greener at the National Stadium

    The grass is greener and the balls are brighter. Gazing at a handful of Nike balls lying on the new hybrid pitch at the National Stadium yesterday, Bjorn Vassallo, the Malta FA general secretary, had good cause to feel satisfied. “Last year, we...

  • Chelsea need to be better at killing off games, says Conte

    Chelsea need to be better at killing off games, says Conte

    Chelsea must develop a ruthless mentality to kill games and not invite pressure from their opposition, manager Antonio Conte has said after his side endured a tense finale in their 3-2 League Cup win against third-tier Bristol Rovers. Two goals...

  • Wales manager Coleman targets job in Europe

    Wales manager Coleman targets job in Europe

    Wales manager Chris Coleman has distanced himself from a return to the Premier League, indicating that he might prefer to work in Europe when his time in charge of the Euro 2016 semi-finalists ends. Coleman, who has had previous spells in charge...

  • Barry banks on his never-say-die spirit to reach the top

    Barry banks on his never-say-die spirit to reach the top

    Ernest Barry became only the third goalkeeper to win the MFA Footballer of the Year award in 2000. It is no secret that outfield players are often preferred to goalkeepers when selecting candidates for this accolade. It has to be a really...

  • Camenzuli joins Floriana on loan

    Camenzuli joins Floriana on loan

    Floriana’s busy transfer campaign continued yesterday when they signed winger Ryan Camenzuli from Birkirkara. The Greens were looking to bolster their forward line with the capture of a speedy winger, and opened talks with Birkirkara after...

  • Bale eyes Champions League final in Cardiff with Real

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale said yesterday he has an extra incentive to reach a third Champions League final in four years because the title game will be played in his hometown of Cardiff. “This is the reason I came to Madrid - to play in the...

  • UEFA candidate Villar promises ‘democracy and transparency’

    UEFA candidate Villar promises ‘democracy and transparency’

    Spanish football boss Angel Maria Villar has promised democracy and transparency if he is elected as president of European football’s ruling body UEFA next month. Villar’s manifesto for his bid was published on the Spanish Football Federation...

  • Marsaxlokk keep clean slate

    Marsaxlokk keep clean slate

    Marsaxlokk Fischer, who deposed neighbours Marsascala for the First Division league title, ended their campaign with a clean slate when yesterday they beat Ta’ Xbiex Amigos 12-10 thus bringing their total to 36 points from 12 matches. The...

  • Pique expects Barca to benefit from Neymar’s Olympic glow

    Neymar should return to Spain with renewed enthusiasm after leading Brazil to their first football gold medal at an Olympic Games, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said. Neymar, who has scored 85 goals in 141 games in his three seasons at...