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  • Adamoli hails team’s fine showing

    Adamoli hails team’s fine showing

    Malta women’s team coach Angela Adamoli expressed herself satisfied with the spirited showing of her players at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries which was played last week in St Polten, Austria. Seven teams took part and Malta...

  • Sports round-up

    Horse Racing: Tony McCoy gained great satisfaction from another personal milestone as he overtook his former boss and mentor Martin Pipe with victory aboard It’s A Gimme in the Betfred Summer Plate at Market Rasen. The record-breaking champion can...

  • Rosberg reigns at Hockenheim

    Rosberg reigns at Hockenheim

    Nico Rosberg completed the week of his life with victory in the German Grand Prix on a day when Lewis Hamilton produced a backs-to-the-wall drive to limit the damage to his team-mate and title rival. From 20th on the grid at Hockenheim, following...

  • Bronze for national female basketball team

    Bronze for national female basketball team

    Malta’s national female basketball team has won bronze in the European Championship for Small Countries after beating Scotland in the game to establish third place. In the groups phase Malta lost to Iceland and beat Gibraltar to end in second...

  • Sabella set to decide on future in midweek

    Sabella set to decide on future in midweek

    With a September friendly looming for Argentina against their World Cup final conquerors Germany, coach Alejandro Sabella is aware of the urgency of a decision on his future. Sabella, whose side lost 1-0 after extra time to Germany in the Maracana...

  • New Brazil coach to be named on Tuesday – CBF

    Brazil will reveal the identity of their new coach on Tuesday, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced. Luiz Felipe Scolari stood down last week after the hosts could only finish fourth at the World Cup, having been thrashed in...

  • Don’t copy others, Redknapp urges England

    Don’t copy others, Redknapp urges England

    Harry Redknapp wants to see England develop their own brand of football and believes he could offer some guidance if approached by the FA. There has been a clamour for England to adopt the approach set out by World Cup winners Germany, who drew...

  • Chelsea manager Mourinho predicts tough title fight

    Chelsea manager Mourinho predicts tough title fight

    Manager Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea have assembled a squad capable of winning the Premier League next season – but also knows any of the title hopefuls could also easily end up fifth. The Blues have moved quickly in the summer transfer...

  • Military service casts doubt over Salah’s future at Stamford Bridge

    Mohamed Salah’s Chelsea career is hanging in the balance as he may be ordered to return to Egypt to complete military service, Egyptian media reported. Salah, who completed a move to Stamford Bridge from Swiss club Basel in January, is allowed to...

  • Lambert makes Liverpool bow

    Rickie Lambert made his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt as Brendan Rodgers’s side came from behind to beat Preston North End 2-1 in a pre-season friendly yesterday. Lambert, who supported the Reds as a boy, made his dream move to Anfield...

  • Another fine Messi they’ve got into

    Another fine Messi they’ve got into

    Lionel Messi winning the golden ball at the World Cup is the latest nail in the coffin of Fifa’s credibility. Did the little Argentinean perform well in Brazil? Absolutely. Was he crucial to his team making progress out of the group? Undoubtedly.

  • Striker Morata joins Juventus from Real

    Striker Morata joins Juventus from Real

    Juventus have signed highly-rated Spanish striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for 20 million euros. The 21-year-old from Madrid, who scored eight goals in 23 Primera Division appearances for Champions League winners Real, has signed a five-year...

  • Young forward Paredes signs for Roma on loan

    Roma have secured the services of Argentinian forward Leandro Paredes on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old joined Roma’s Serie A rivals Chievo on an 18-month loan deal from Boca Juniors in January but only made one league appearance for the...

  • Hull City skipper happy to avoid Ukraine

    Hull City captain Curtis Davies was a relieved man when he found out his side would be facing a likely trip to AS Trencin of Slovakia in their Europa League bow. Davies and his Tigers team-mates were flying back from a warm-weather training camp...

  • Lahm wants to concentrate on the club he loves – Bayern

    Lahm wants to concentrate on the club he loves – Bayern

    Going out at the top of a career is seen to be the mark of a great sportsman and for a footballer it doesn’t come any higher than captaining your national team to victory in the World Cup final. Philipp Lahm had already decided it was time to end...

  • MOC selects a squad of 27 athletes for trip to Glasgow

    MOC selects a squad of 27 athletes for trip to Glasgow

    The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) has selected a team of 27 athletes to represent the country at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this month. This will be one of the largest contingents to represent the country at the quadriennial Games...

  • Niersbach confident coach Loew will stay

    Niersbach confident coach Loew will stay

    The president of the German football federation (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach sees no reason to fear that Joachim Loew will follow Philipp Lahm’s example by resigning as Germany coach. Lahm announced his retirement from international football on Friday...

  • Rory McIlroy storms six clear as Open victory looms

    Open leader Rory McIlroy left the door invitingly ajar for a charging pack led by Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia before slamming it shut with a dazzling finish to his third round at soggy Hoylake yesterday. The Northern Irishman began the day...

  • Rummenigge hits out at the Bundesliga schedule

    Rummenigge hits out at the Bundesliga schedule

    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has accused his club’s league rivals of coercing to make life difficult for the record German champions. The Bundesliga season commences next month with Bayern’s World Cup winners in training for only a...

  • James dethrones Jordan as most popular in US

    James dethrones Jordan as most popular in US

    LeBron James (picture) has overtaken Michael Jordan as the US most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft, a debate has raged over who...