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  • Vassallo says MFA committed to raising standards across the board

    Vassallo says MFA committed to raising standards across the board

    As the Malta FA launched ticket sales for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Norway (October 10) and Italy (October 13), general secretary Bjorn Vassallo insisted that the association remained fully committed to raising the level of the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Materazzi: Former Italy de-fender Marco Materazzi has joined Chennai in the new Indian Super League (ISL) following in the footsteps of former national team-mate Alessandro Del Piero. The 41-year-old Materazzi will be player-manager of the team...

  • Football news

    Club supremo Massimo Ferrero revealed Sampdoria are planning to build a new stadium by the sea to replace the Stadio Ferraris. Ferrero said: “This is a dream project. You can see in the plans there is a nautical hall as we’ll build the stadium by...

  • Spartans present new signings

    Spartans present new signings

    Hamrun Spartans FC presented their new signings during a press conference today at Eurosport in Birkirkara. Gaetano Debattista, the club vice president, stated that following the misfortune of being relegated to Division Two last season, the...

  • Rodgers wants Sterling protected

    Rodgers wants Sterling protected

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling needs protecting, not putting on a pedestal as England's next great hope, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The talented 19-year-old has enjoyed a stellar nine months since regaining a place in the starting...

  • Falcao relishing challenge at Manchester United

    Falcao relishing challenge at Manchester United

    Radamel Falcao is relishing the challenge of turning out for Manchester United following his transfer deadline day season-long loan move from Monaco. The 28-year-old Colombia striker was put in front of the media for the first time since arriving...

  • No international U-turn for Ribery

    Franck Ribery will not back down on his retirement from the France national team. The 31-year-old Bayern Munich winger missed this summer’s World Cup with a back problem and called time on his international career once the tournament was...

  • Rossi will make ‘complete recovery’

    Fiorentina are confident Giuseppe Rossi will make a full recovery after the Italy international underwent successful right knee surgery last week. The 27-year-old striker, who had already undergone two operations to reconstruct cruciate ligaments...

  • Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure

    Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure

    Portugal coach Paulo Bento lost his job yesterday after a calamitous start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign following a dismal World Cup. The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed his departure, which had looked inevitable after the shock...

  • Neptunes’ dream a reality with five titles in a row

    Neptunes’ dream a reality with five titles in a row

    The image of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt flinging an arrow high up in the air after winning a race has become a trademark of his success. It depicts his desire to reach the skies. Scaling the heights is his avowed target. Neptunes WPSC are much...

  • FIA clamp down on radio talk

    The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions at future grands prix deemed to help the driver with his on-track performance. Messages from drivers asking for advice on driving style, or from the teams informing their drivers on how and where...

  • France stun Spain as Serbia rout Brazil

    Huge upsets lit up the basketball World Cup on Wednesday night as France beat hosts Spain 65-52 while Serbia thumped Brazil 84-56 to set up an intriguing semi-final clash. Holders the United States and Lithuania were to meet in the first semi in...

  • Czechs chase third straight final at Roland Garros

    Czechs chase third straight final at Roland Garros

    A noisy crowd, big stage and Roland Garros atmosphere could play an important part in France’s Davis Cup semi-final against record-chasing champions Czech Republic, according to old hands Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Radek Stepanek. Tsonga, who leads a...

  • Borg attains personal best

    Borg attains personal best

    Birkirkara St Joseph triathlete Graham Borg has completed his second Ironman triathlon in Copenhagen, achieving a personal best after improving last year’s finishing time by 44 minutes. Dubbed as the most spectacular race course in the world, this...

  • Rodgers slams England’s treatment of Sturridge

    Rodgers slams England’s treatment of Sturridge

    Daniel Sturridge’s thigh strain “could have been prevented” and the FA must do more to protect international players from injury, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday. Striker Sturridge played 89 minutes of England’s 1-0 friendly win...

  • Spiteri wins time trial series

    Wayne Spiteri has won the inaugural Individual Time Trial Series, organised by Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club and sponsored by Garmin and BBB. Spiteri, making his debut in the local cycling scene this year, was unbeaten in all three races. Steve...

  • Confident Welbeck is ‘ideal’ signing, says Arsenal coach

    Confident Welbeck is ‘ideal’ signing, says Arsenal coach

    England striker Danny Welbeck is the “ideal” signing for Arsenal and could make his debut against Manchester City this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Welbeck joined the Gunners from Manchester United for £16 million on transfer...

  • ASA league standings

    A feature of the local swimming season stretching over 10 months between autumn of one year and the following summer, comprises several swim meets, monthly time-trials and the National Championships. An ensuing league classification in individual...

  • Fierce promotion fight looms as14-team league kicks off today

    Fierce promotion fight looms as14-team league kicks off today

    The 2014/15 BOV Division One league gets under way this evening when St George’s take on Msida St Joseph in the opening match at the Luxol Stadium (kick-off 19.30). A total of 14 teams are contesting the championship after 13 took part last season...

  • Sports round-up

    Rallying: Kris Meeke led a Citroen one-two at the end of the Rally Australia shakedown yesterday. The Northern Irishman posted a time of two minutes 52.9 seconds around the Hydes Creek special stage on the outskirts of Coffs Harbour, situated...

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