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  • Scottish goalkeeper Walker proves instant hit at Hibs

    Scottish goalkeeper Walker proves instant hit at Hibs

    The start of the 1936-37 football season was accompanied by a high dose of optimism for Hibernians FC. During the summer months, the town of Paola was gripped by enthusiasm as the club signed some high-profile foreign players. Hibs’ plans,...

  • Palermo axe coach De Zerbi

    Palermo sacked head coach Roberto De Zerbi and ap-pointed Eugenio Corini as his replacement, the Italian club said yesterday. The Serie A side were eliminated from the Italian Cup by second-tier side Spezia yesterday and despite chairman Maurizio...

  • Southgate handed task of reviving England’s fortunes

    Southgate handed task of reviving England’s fortunes

    Gareth Southgate was handed the onerous task of ending England’s decades of under-achievement at major tournaments when he agreed a four-year deal to become national team manager yesterday. The 46-year-old former international defender had been in...

  • KO honour for Ħamrun Liberty ‘A’

    Ħamrun Liberty have won the first major honour of the Malta Pool Association season after beating Domus Kids 10-7 in the final of the Heineken KO for teams. This was a close contest between two competitive sides in Division One with the Żejtun...

  • Football news

    North Yorkshire and North Wales police are the latest forces to confirm they are probing allegations of child sex abuse in football – taking the tally to 11. So far police have received 250 reports and more than 50 calls were made to an NSPCC...

  • Caruana Curran wins third term as president of ASA

    Caruana Curran wins third term as president of ASA

    Joe Caruana Curran was re-elected president of the Aquatic Sports Association (ASA) for a third term yesterday evening. Caruana Curran, who has been at the helm of the ASA since 2010, was confirmed as president for the next three years by a show...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sannino: Serie B club Salernitana are without coach following the resignation of Giuseppe Sannino, yesterday. Salernitana are currently 12th in the league standings after a 1-1 draw with fellows-in-distress Pro Vercelli on Monday. Under Sannino,...

  • Bonus points to reward try-scoring in 2017 Six Nations championship

    Bonus points will be awarded in a radical shake-up of next year’s Six Nations as tournament organisers seek to encourage teams to adopt a more attacking style of play. The new system, which will be introduced initially on a trial basis, will award...

  • IAAF plans transparency amid new claims of corruption

    Just as the IAAF is about to endorse wide-ranging changes to its governance aimed at making the organisation more ethical, transparent and accountable, world athletics’ governing body is being assailed by more claims of corruption. Today,...

  • Sports round-up

    Athletics: Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova (picture) was stripped of her 2011 world title on Tuesday for a doping violation, with Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill set to be awarded the gold medal. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in...

  • Man United sweep past West Ham, Arsenal ousted by Southampton

    Man United sweep past West Ham, Arsenal ousted by Southampton

    Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice each to help Manchester United ease into the League Cup semi-finals with a 4-1 home victory over West Ham United as Arsenal suffered a 2-0 home defeat by Southampton. Martial netted twice in the...

  • Spiteri puts Sliema in fourth round

    Spiteri puts Sliema in fourth round

    Holders Sliema Wanderers scored a dramatic FA Trophy victory when they edged Mosta 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Tedesco Stadium. It was Mosta who looked in control when taking a two-goal lead. On 19 minutes, Martin Vlcek controlled the ball...

  • Football FA Trophy: Lija beat Pieta Hotspurs to progress

    Football FA Trophy: Lija beat Pieta Hotspurs to progress

    Lija Athletic are through to the fourth round of the FA Trophy when they eased past Pieta Hotspurs 2-0 at the Tedesco Stadium. Pieta were the better side in the first half and created the better chances. On 11 minutes, Karl Micallef served Gabriel...

  • Lino Farrugia Sacco withdraws candidature for ASA president

    Former Malta Olympic Committee president Lino Farrugia Sacco has withdrawn his candidature for president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta. The other candidate is current ASA president Joe Caruana Curran. Judge Farrugia Sacco's letter can...

  • Ventura’s venture is on the right track

    Ventura’s venture is on the right track

    It was always going to be difficult for any Italy national team coach to replace Antonio Conte who quit the side after Euro 2016 to return to club football at the helm of Chelsea in the Premier League. In 2014, ex-Juve mentor Conte had taken over...

  • Hamilton one of the best, but no friend - Rosberg

    Hamilton one of the best, but no friend - Rosberg

    Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg hailed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton as one of the greatest drivers of all time today but ruled out forging any friendly ties with the Briton as long as they raced each other. Rosberg, who lost out to...

  • Interview: Southgate deserves England job – Redknapp

    Interview: Southgate deserves England job – Redknapp

    One of the most experienced managers in football, Harry Redknapp, believes that Gareth Southgate has shown he deserves to take the Three Lions job on a permanent basis and urged the English FA not to appoint a foreign manager. In this extensive...

  • Ex-coach charged with sexual assaults on boy

    A British former soccer coach was charged yesterday with eight historical offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14. The charges against Barry Bennell, 62, who was a talent spotter at Crewe Alexandra and a coach at Manchester...

  • Corruption case is a complication for Neymar – Brazil coach

    A Spanish corruption case surrounding Neymar’s transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 is certain to influence the Brazil forward’s form, national coach Tite said. Spain’s public prosecutor last week called for Neymar to be sent to prison for...

  • ASA to elect president today

    Incumbent Joe Caruana Curran is banking on his achievements to win another term as head of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta as challenger Lino Farrugia Sacco says he has enough backing from the clubs to become the new president when an...