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  • Trott overcomes illness to win gold

    Trott overcomes illness to win gold

    England’s Laura Trott defied a kidney infection to claim Commonwealth gold in thrilling fashion, pipping Wales’ Elinor Barker in a photo finish to win the women’s points race. The double Olympic champion has been off colour since arriving in...

  • Gunners swoop for keeper Ospina

    Gunners swoop for keeper Ospina

    Arsenal have announced the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract. The 25-year-old, who impressed as Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil, has moved to the Emirates Stadium for an...

  • Ndiku sends warning to Farah

    Ndiku sends warning to Farah

    Kenya’s Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku produced a kick worthy of the absent Mo Farah to win the Commonwealth 5,000 metres title at a packed Hampden Park yesterday. The colourful 21-year-old, who had dyed his hair gold especially for his expected meeting...

  • Football news

    Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim expects Colombia striker Radamel Falcao to make his long-awaited comeback from injury at the Emirates Stadium this coming weekend. The 28-year-old has spent the summer stepping up his recovery and looks set to run out...

  • Silver for Maltese girls

    The Malta U-18 girls team had to settle for silver in the junior European Championships Division C after going down 67-53 to Cyprus in the final, played in Andorra yesterday. As the scoreline indicates, Sandro Farrugia’s girls put up a stirring...

  • Nibali emulates Pantani as Italian Tour de France winner

    Nibali emulates Pantani as Italian Tour de France winner

    Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani yesterday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race. While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fiorentina: Fiorentina have agreed to sign defender Jose Basanta, who was part of the Argentina squad that reached the World Cup final, from Mexican club Monterrey, the Italian club said. The deal is subject to a medical and contract terms for the...

  • ASA Council to convene today

    The urgent meeting called by the Council of the Aquatic Sport Association (ASA), originally scheduled to take place tomorrow, has been brought forward to this evening, the Executive Committee of the local governing body of swimsport announced...

  • Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian GP

    Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian GP

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian Grand Prix for Red Bull yesterday while Lewis Hamilton roared from pitlane to podium in another astonishing performance by the Mercedes driver. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was second and championship...

  • Sports round-up

    Atlanta Open: Top seed John Isner has continued his love affair with the Atlanta Open by powering his way into the final for the fourth time in five years on Saturday. The American was due to meet Israeli Dudi Sela on the hardcourt in Atlanta,...

  • Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix

    Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second with Britain's Lewis Hamilton, who started last and from the pitlane, third for Mercedes. Championship leader Nico Rosberg, who...

  • Update 2 - Commonwealth Games: Xuereb loses bronze medal play-off

    Update 2 - Commonwealth Games: Xuereb loses bronze medal play-off

    Nathan Lee Xuereb missed out on a bronze medal in the Double Trap event at the Commonwealth Games after losing his third place play-off with Indian shooter Asab Mohd at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range. The young Maltese shooter had done well to...

  • Italy administrator Tavecchio caught up in racism row

    Italy administrator Tavecchio caught up in racism row

    Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become the next Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president, has been caught up in a racism storm after referring to African players as “banana eaters”. The influx of foreign players has been a hot topic since...

  • Roma’s Garcia rules out Strootman move

    Roma’s Garcia rules out Strootman move

    Manager Rudi Garcia has ruled out the possibility of Kevin Strootman leaving Roma for Manchester United. United are understood to retain an interest in Strootman and reports in Italy claim the 20-time English champions have bid at least £30...

  • English FA too white and too male and it must change – Dyke

    “Overwhelmingly male and overwhelmingly white” Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said of his own organisation yesterday, saying the governing body must change. In a pre-recorded video message to the Football Supporters Federation, former BBC...

  • Southampton sales continue apace

    Southampton sales continue apace

    Southampton’s summer sales are to continue in the coming days, with the club in line to earn £36 million from deals that will see Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers move to Liverpool and Arsenal respectively. This has been a summer of change on the...

  • Mosta agree loan deals for Pulo, Magro

    Mosta agree loan deals for Pulo, Magro

    Mosta have finalised deals to sign Karl Pulo and Kurt Magro on loan from Tarxien Rainbows and Valletta respectively. Pulo has decided to move after seeing out his three-year contract with the Rainbows who have revamped their squad in the close...

  • Always good, rarely great

    Always good, rarely great

    After agonising over the decision for weeks, Steven Gerrard an­nounced that he is retiring from international football. But the sad truth is that he won’t be missed nearly as much as he should be. Like many other members of the so-called ‘golden...

  • Ospina is a Gunner – Puel

    Nice coach Claude Puel yesterday revealed goalkeeper David Ospina has completed his move to Arsenal. Reports have linked the Gunners with a move for the 25-year-old since his impressive World Cup displays with Colombia. And speaking to Sky Sports...

  • Star attraction Bolt arrives in Glasgow

    Star attraction Bolt arrives in Glasgow

    Usain Bolt sprinkled his stardust on the Commonwealth Games stage yesterday as the fastest man in history arrived in Glasgow. It will not be until next Friday that Glasgow 2014 crowds will see the Jamaican take to the track at Hampden Park, but...