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  • Sporting briefs

    Championship: Goal-line technology looks set to be used in English soccer’s second tier after Championship clubs agreed in principle yesterday to its introduction next season. Similar technology has been used in the Premier League since 2013-14...

  • Leaders Luxol go six points clear

    Leaders Luxol go six points clear

    Luxol came from behind to beat Swieqi FC 9-2 and move six points clear at the top of the Gatorade Futsal League. Swieqi started well and managed to surge ahead but Luxol maintained their composure and soon levelled the matters. From then on, Luxol...

  • Agones SFC duathlon in Safi

    Agones SFC duathlon in Safi

    For the fourth consecutive year, Agones SFC organised the Eurosport Duathlon at Safi, last weekend. Perfect weather conditions welcomed almost 100 participants in different age groups. The duathlon consisted of a 5km run followed by an 18km...

  • Jamaican sprinter Carter files CAS appeal

    Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said yesterday. Carter is awaiting a date to come...

  • Trump ends Page’s run at Welsh Open

    Trump ends Page’s  run at Welsh Open

    Jackson Page’s impressive run at the Coral Welsh Open came to an end as he lost 4-0 to Judd Trump in the last 32 in Cardiff, yesterday. Welsh 15-year-old schoolboy Page has proved his potential this week by beating Jason Weston and John Astley in...

  • Sports round-up

    Tokyo 2020: Members of the Japanese public lined up to donate unwanted mobile phones that will be recycled into medals for the 2020 Olympic Games, as a project aimed at promoting sustainability was launched yesterday. The campaign kicked off at...

  • Bayern crush Arsenal 5-1

    Bayern crush Arsenal 5-1

    Bayern Munich crushed Arsenal 5-1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg last night, scoring three goals in a dazzling 10-minute spell in the second half to extend their record to 16 consecutive home wins in the competition. Thiago...

  • Cavani has last laugh over Suarez

    Cavani has last laugh over Suarez

    Paris St Germain’s Edinson Cavani swapped shirts with Barcelona and fellow Uruguay striker Luis Suarez after Tuesday’s Champions League last-16, first leg tie knowing his was the most valuable on the night after the French champions’ 4-0...

  • Dortmund rue missed chances in Benfica defeat

    Borussia Dortmund were left licking their wounds after wasting several chances in a frustrating 1-0 defeat at Benfica in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash on Tuesday. The Germans misfired throughout the game with their top scorer,...

  • Australia great Hackett arrested after ‘breakdown’

    Australia great Hackett arrested after ‘breakdown’

    Australian long distance swimming great Grant Hackett was arrested and detained by police on the Gold Coast yesterday after a “breakdown” at his parents’ home, local media reported. The troubled triple Olympic champion’s father told local...

  • Mourinho believes United could pay price of success

    Mourinho believes United could pay price of success

    Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United will end up “in trouble” if they continue to fight on all fronts. Tonight’s  Europa League last-32 first leg against St Etienne kicks off a frantic 11-day period as the second leg in France comes after an...

  • Euro parliament backs probe into ‘anti-competitive practices’

    The European Parliament has backed an investigation into “anti-competitive practices” in Formula One. Labour MEP Anneliese Dodds called for an amendment to the parliament’s annual competition report published in January. The motion carried this...

  • Turkey will bid to host Euro 2024

    Turkey will bid to host the Euro 2024 soccer tournament after three previous unsuccessful attempts, Turkish Football Federation head Yildirim Demiroren said yesterday. The country previously made bids to stage the finals in 2008, 2012 and...

  • Renault recruit aero head from Red Bull

    Pete Machin will be joining Renault from Red Bull in July as the Formula One team’s head of aerodynamics. Machin worked on wind tunnel development through Renault-powered Red Bull’s four successive world championships from 2010 to 2013, having...

  • Ten Premier League players handed one-match ban

    Ten Premier League players were suspended by the Malta FA Disciplinary Commissioner yesterday. Leaders Hibernians cannot bank on defender Andrei Agius for their clash against Ħamrun Spartans as the Malta defender received his fourth booking in the...

  • University races on March 12

    The sixth BRND WGN University Ring Road Races will be held in Tal-Qroqq on March 12 with half the proceeds being donated to Hospice Malta, organisers said. “As in previous editions our aim is to make this event attractive for all by reaching out...

  • Winning start for Malta U-16

    Malta made a positive start to the UEFA European Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament after beating Armenia 1-0 in their opening game at the Centenary Stadium. Captain Shaun Dimech scored the winning goal with a direct free-kick from...

  • Woods cancels press conference as back spasm problems flare up

    Woods cancels press conference as back spasm problems flare up

    Tiger Woods has cancelled a press conference ahead of the Genesis Open as he continues to struggle with the back spasms which forced his withdrawal from the event. Woods had been due to speak to the media yesterday as the tournament benefits his...

  • Adrian Mifsud...a fast and deadly goal-poacher

    Adrian Mifsud...a fast and deadly goal-poacher

    Adrian Mifsud was, in my opinion, one of the best strikers of the modern era in Maltese football. Small in stature, Mifsud was a pacey and deadly striker who made a name for himself with Rabat, Hibernians, Sliema and Floriana. Born on December 11,...

  • Sharapova deserves a second chance, says Becker

    Sharapova deserves a second chance, says Becker

    Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-times grand slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium...