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  • Sevilla sign forward Llorente from Juve

    Sevilla have completed the signing of forward Fernando Llorente from Juventus and the 30-year-old former Spain international has agreed a three-year contract, the UEFA Europa League champions said yesterday. Sevilla announced late on Wednesday...

  • FIA to test driver safety ideas in September

    Formula One’s governing body the FIA will test two different concepts designed at improving driver safety and revolutionising the sport. The debate surrounding protected cockpits has gathered pace following the tragic death of Justin Wilson on...

  • New regulations included for September 8 races

    New regulations included for September 8 races

    The Maltese rowing sport federation, Għaqda Regatta Nazzjonali, and the Kunsill Malti għall-Isport (KMS) have jointly published an updated text for the regulations which will oversee the forthcoming September 8 National Regatta. Important changes...

  • Sarè’s big year and bigger ambitions

    Sarè’s big year and bigger ambitions

    “It has been a great year.” Often in sport you come across people who only see the empty half of the glass... those who keep thinking about the one negative result rather than the good ones. It is refreshing, therefore, to come across the effusive...

  • Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

    Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

    Bayer Leverkusen are brimming with confidence ahead of tomorrow’s big Bundesliga clash against champions Bayern Munich, having secured a Champions League group stage spot on Wednesday and guaranteed a €20 million windfall from that...

  • Sports round-up

    Triathlon: Dalian Wanda Group, headed by China’s richest man, yesterday said it had bought the organiser of Ironman Triathlon races for $650 million, in a diversification push that the property developer said may involve another sports purchase by...

  • Usain does it again for Beijing sweep

    Usain does it again for Beijing sweep

    Usain Bolt delivered Justin Gatlin a second knockout blow in five days to win his fourth straight 200 metres world title yesterday and prove that when it comes to major championship sprinting, he simply has no peer. In the seven years since the...

  • Balotelli blames Rodgers for poor Liverpool stint

    Balotelli blames Rodgers for poor Liverpool stint

    Maverick striker Mario Balotelli blamed his poor Liverpool stint on manager Brendan Rodgers’s tactics after completing his season-long loan move to Milan yesterday. The controversial player failed to make an impact at Anfield last season, scoring...

  • Football news

    Newly-promoted Italian Serie A side Frosinone Calcio have signed midfielder Aleksandar Tonev from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee, the English Premier League club said yesterday. The 25-year-old Bulgarian was sent out to Celtic on loan last...

  • Sporting briefs

    ‘Class of 92': Singapore property developer Rowsley Ltd is paying 29 million pounds for a 75 per cent stake in a soccer-themed hotel and restaurant business founded by former Manchester United players including Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. Rowsley...

  • Bolt secures golden double, laughs off Segway trouble

    Usain Bolt stormed to the World Championship sprint double on a night when a runaway segway proved more problematic than Justin Gatlin. Four days on from riding to the rescue of his beleaguered sport in the 100 metres, the Jamaican attempted to...

  • Juve vs Manchester City in Champions League

    Juve vs Manchester City in Champions League

    Juventus and Manchester City will face each other in the Champions League. The draw for the  group stage was made in Monaco this evening. Chelsea were drawn in Group G with Porto, the team Jose Mourinho led to the Champions League title in 2004 in...

  • Rooney ends drought in style

    Rooney ends drought in style

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney ended his long goal drought with a hat-trick in their 4-0 Champions League qualifying rout of Club Bruges last night. The England captain had not scored since a Premier League game against Aston Villa in...

  • Chelsea could face Real due to UEFA’s new seeding system

    UEFA’s new seeding system means Jose Mourinho faces the possibility of his Chelsea side being in the same group as his old team Real Madrid when the draw for the Champions League takes place in Monaco today (17.45). The new system will see the pot...

  • Coach Hareide does it again with new-look Malmo

    Coach Hareide does it again with new-look Malmo

    As the Swedbank Stadium heaved on a late summer night in Sweden, Malmo coach Age Hareide did it again, guiding his team to the Champions League group stage for the second year running with a 4-3 aggregate victory over Celtic. Stripped of all but...

  • Valencia tick key box in Peter Lim masterplan

    Valencia’s progress to the lucrative Champions League group stage on Tuesday thanks to a 4-3 aggregate success against Monaco took them over a key hurdle in owner Peter Lim’s push to return the La Liga club to the continent’s elite. Singapore...

  • Defender Cini in provisional squad

    Defender Cini in provisional squad

    Pembroke Athleta defender Alex Cini was a surprise addition to Pietro Ghedin’s provisional squad of 27 players for the European Championship Group H qualifiers against Italy and Azerbaijan. Last week, Cini played his part as Pembroke marked their...

  • Ghanaian midfielder Bruce seals Valletta move

    BOV Premier League club Valletta yesterday completed the signing of midfielder Albert Bruce. The Ghanaian has inked a two-year contract at City after securing his release from the financially-hit Qormi FC. Bruce emerged as a target for Valletta...

  • Coentrao joins Monaco on loan

    Monaco have announced the signing of Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao on a season-long loan. Coentrao joined Real Madrid from Benfica in the summer of 2011 and helped Los Blancos to their last league title in his first season at the club. He...

  • Arsenal visit Spurs in League Cup

    Arsenal must travel to last season’s League Cup runners-up Tottenham Hotspur after the draw for the third round made late Tuesday threw up several mouth-watering local derbies. The London rivals have met three times in the competition in the last...