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  • Blind faces spell on the sidelines

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal expects to be without midfielder Daley Blind for some time. The midfielder was taken off in the 20th minute of Holland’s 6-0 win over Latvia last Sunday with a knee injury. Van Gaal said initial tests on...

  • Giroud ready to return against United

    Arsenal’s France striker Olivier Giroud could return for their Premier League clash with Manchester United tomorrow after recovering from a broken leg nearly a month ahead of schedule. Giroud, 28, broke his left tibia in the closing seconds of...

  • Six and easy for Xewkija Tigers

    Six and easy for Xewkija Tigers

    Xewkija Tigers and Kerċem Ajax booked their place in the quarter-finals of the GFA Cup following victories over fellow Division One sides St Lawrence Spurs and SK Victoria Wanderers respectively, last weekend. The Spurs produced a decent...

  • Plucky Qormi hold Luxol

    Plucky Qormi hold Luxol

    Luxol’s perfect run of five consecutive wins in the Premier Division was halted by a gutsy side Qormi side who produced their best to gain a point in a thrilling 6-6 draw. Trailing by three goals at the interval, Qormi grew in confidence after the...

  • Borg to officiate top clash in Georgia

    Borg to officiate top clash in Georgia

    The referees’ exchange programme, coordinated by the Malta FA Refereeing Department, will see FIFA referee Marco Borg take charge of the top clash from the Georgian Premier League between Dila Gori and FC Samtredia today. Borg will be assisted by...

  • Football news

    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm had successful surgery on a broken ankle and will remain in hospital for a few more days, the German champions announced yesterday. Lahm, who will be out for about three months, sustained the injury on Tuesday in...

  • McCaw to captain All Blacks for 100th time

    Richie McCaw will become the first player to captain an international team in 100 tests after New Zealand coach Steve Hansen reverted to virtually his first choice selection to face Wales in Cardiff tomorrow. McCaw, who first captained the side...

  • Federer set to face France

    Federer set to face France

    Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France’s Gael Monfils today. The 17-time grand slam champion, looking to give the Swiss a...

  • De Martino best in October

    De Martino best in October

    The Enervit female player of the month for October is Steffi De Martino. The Caffe Moak Luxol captain has won this accolade for the third time in her career but her first since joining the Malta champions. Luxol won the St James Hospital Super Cup...

  • Title showdown could spell double trouble

    Title showdown could spell double trouble

    Lewis Hamilton could be only days away from his secondFormula One world title but the Mercedes driver is wary of double trouble in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. British driver Lewis Hamilton leads German team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points going into...

  • Trials Championship series at Tal-Ballut

    Trials Championship series at Tal-Ballut

    The next round of races from the ASMK Pasta Poiatti Trials Championship will be staged at the Tal-Ballut Quarry, limits of San Pawl tat-Tarġa, on Sunday. The race briefing commences at 9am. Spectators can access the site from the bottom of t’Alla...

  • Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel looked forward to following in Michael Schumacher’s Formula One footsteps after Ferrari confirmed yesterday that the four times world champion would replace Fernando Alonso next season on a three-year deal. The long-awaited news,...

  • Marussia fail in late bid to race in Abu Dhabi

    The Marussia Formula One team, who have ceased trading and made all their staff redundant, have failed in a late bid to get back on the road for Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. “Devastated for everyone involved at Marussia in the past...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: Joe Schmidt has backed Chris Henry to make a full recovery from his brain injury. Ulster flanker Henry suffered “a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain” on the morning of Ireland’s clash with South Africa on...

  • Sporting briefs

    BOV Division One fixtures Today: (Centenary Stadium)19.30 Lija Athletic vs Birżebbuġa St Peter’s. Tomorrow: (Centenary Stadium) 14.00 Fgura United vs Gudja United; 16.00 Msida St Joseph vs Mqabba. Sunday: (Luxol Stadium) 14.00 Pembroke Athleta vs...

  • Hamilton hesitates over handshake

    Hamilton hesitates over handshake

    It was a clearly hesitant Lewis Hamilton that shook the outstretched hand of Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg to signal the start of this weekend's countdown towards either championship ecstasy or agony. Organised by the FIA ahead of the final...

  • Official at last, Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

    Official at last, Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel has finally been confirmed as a Ferrari driver, with the four-times Formula One world champion joining the team on a three-year contract. The news came shortly after Ferrari revealed Fernando Alonso would be leaving the team after...

  • 'Hard cash' claim ignored - Murray

    'Hard cash' claim ignored - Murray

    A FIFA executive committee member was reported to the world governing body's ethics committee after asking for "hard cash" in return for votes during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup - but no action was taken, it has been claimed. Les...

  • Police report peaceful end to match at Celtic Park

    Police report peaceful end to match at Celtic Park

    Despite a bitter soccer rivalry spanning more than a century, and a bumpy political landscape in recent months, Scotland and England’s first clash since the Scots voted to remain within the UK passed off peacefully on Tuesday. A spokesman for...

  • Spain relieved ‘annus horribilis’ is finally over

    Spain relieved ‘annus horribilis’ is finally over

    At the start of 2014, Vicente del Bosque’s Spain were serious contenders to become only the third nation after Italy and Brazil to successfully defend their World Cup title. Thus it was fitting that what turned out to be an “annus horribilis” for...