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Holders Real face Liverpool in Champions League

Champions League holders Real Madrid will face former European champions Liverpool, FC Basel and debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria following the group stage draw. The eagerly-awaited event, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, had a distinct...

  • Spain players dominate at VLTC

    The young Spaniards in the Nexia BT European U-16 tournament, played recently at the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club, have scooped the major honours. The boys’ final, characterised with some very high quality play, was contested by Francisco...

  • Neptunes can seal title with derby win

    Neptunes can seal title with derby win

    Undisputed National League leaders Neptunes Grimaldi could become champions of Malta for a fifth successive year tomorrow if they avoid defeat to sporting antagonists Sliema Frank Salt as the Championship Pool edges closer to its final week of...

  • McGregor earns Scotland call-up

    Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has won a call-up to the Scotland squad for next month’s clash with Germany. The 21-year-old has been rewarded for an impressive start to the season which has seen him strike four times for the Scottish...

  • Algieri hopes to reach for the stars in Pacquaio bout

    Algieri hopes to reach for the stars in Pacquaio bout

    Confident and unbeaten, WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri believes his strong jab can nullify the speed and power of Manny Pacquiao and propel the New Yorker to legendary status. The American faces easily the sternest test of his...

  • Useful exercise for ‘idle’ players

    Useful exercise for ‘idle’ players

    Most of the out-of-contract players who participated in a pre-season training camp this summer are now with a club after signing new deals, the Malta Football Players Association (MFPA) said. In the off-season, the MFPA followed other FIFPro...

  • Hamilton wonders whether team-mate can be trusted

    Hamilton wonders whether team-mate can be trusted

    Lewis Hamilton says he no longer knows whether to trust Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on the track after they collided at Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix but has ruled out retaliation. The incident, with Rosberg’s front wing making contact with...

  • Murray passes Dutch test in physical start

    Murray passes Dutch test in physical start

    Andy Murray defied his own body and Dutch opponent Robin Haase to reach the second round of the US Open last night. In conditions that were hot but not extreme, the Scot struggled badly with cramp during the last two sets but survived to win 6-3...

  • Marsa seal title as league ends in controversy

    Marsa seal title as league ends in controversy

    The last three games from the 2014 CricHQ Summer League were played last weekend at the Marsa oval. In the opener, Marsa played against Krishna CC who needed a win to remain in contention and halt their opponents from clinching the title. Marsa...

  • Football news

    The agent of Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski yesterday dropped a clear hint that the Germany international could leave London soon to join a club in Italy. Reports last week said the Gunners have received various offers from Serie A clubs including...

  • Australia to crack down on athletes’ entourages

    The Australian Olympic Committee will make the country’s top athletes sign pledges that they have never worked with coaches or support staff that have engaged in doping-related activity. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will introduce new...

  • Sporting briefs

    Eremenko: Russian champions CSKA Moscow have signed Finland midfielder Roman Eremenko from top-flight rivals Rubin Kazan. “I am very happy I can start work with my new team,” the 27-year-old said. “There are a lot of emotions and expectations in...

  • Alonso expects to see Sainz in F1 sooner or later

    Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso says fellow-Spaniard Carlos Sainz junior will be in F1 ‘sooner or later’ despite the setback of Toro Rosso opting for Dutch teen Max Verstappen next season. Sainz had been seen as a leading candidate for the Toro Rosso...

  • Sports round-up

    Ryder Cup: Jamie Donaldson secured his place in Europe’s team for next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles with a fine final round to win the Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort by two shots. Welshman Donaldson needed a top-seven finish to...

  • Manchester City ominous after cruising past Liverpool

    Manchester City ominous after cruising past Liverpool

    A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season. With new signing...

  • Algeria suspends all football after player is struck, killed

    Algeria has suspended all football this weekend in memory of Albert Ebosse, the striker killed on Saturday after being struck by an object thrown from the crowd during a Ligue 1 match in the north African country. The Algerian Football Federation...

  • Balotelli completes move to Liverpool

    Balotelli completes move to Liverpool

     Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Liverpool from AC Milan on a "long-term" deal, the Premier League club said. The 24-year-old is the big signing Liverpool fans have craved since selling last season's top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona in...

  • Ten-man Hibs battle for victory

    Ten-man Hibs battle for victory

    Hibernians 2Edison 29, 88;Qormi 1Effiong 6 pen; Mario Muscat bid adieu to football with a victory in a highly-dramatic match when 10-man Hibns beat Qormi thanks to Luis Edison’s last-gasp winner, yesterday. A man short and one goal down, Hibs were...

  • Keeper Muscat – the Hibs’ living legend

    Keeper Muscat – the Hibs’ living legend

    Five hundred league matches is a record which any player should be proud of in any category let alone in the Premier League. This is the proud record which goalkeeper Mario Muscat established yesterday. Apart from a handful of matches for...

  • Bueno’s late goal foils Hotspurs

    Bueno’s late goal foils Hotspurs

    Mosta 1Bueno 74;Pieta Hotspurs 0 Pieta Hotspurs were taught a harsh lesson by Mosta yesterday as a Daniel Mariano Bueno goal late on condemned the Premier League newcomers to a defeat in a match which saw them holding the upperhand for long...

  • Van Gaal’s wait for win goes on

    Van Gaal’s wait for win goes on

    Manchester United were denied their first competitive win under Louis van Gaal yesterday as Jack Rodwell’s equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Juan Mata put Manchester United ahead in the 17th minute, providing a...