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  • Strategy meeting must be decisive, says Horner

    Formula One needs to make real strategic decisions at a meeting today after talking a lot about change and delivering little, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said. “I think it’s a crucial meeting. Really some actions need to come out of...

  • Sweden crowned U-21 European champions

    Sweden crowned U-21 European champions

    Sweden are the winners of the 2015 U-21 European Championship after they beat Portugal 4-3 on penalties in the final at the Eden Arena in Prague, last night. There was little to separate the two finalists who could not find the breakthrough after...

  • Federer, Kvitova feast on Wimbledon prey

    Federer, Kvitova feast on Wimbledon prey

    When Roger Federer’s game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in. It was like that on Centre Court yesterday as the King of...

  • Football news

    The agent of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has denied reports he had talks with Roma over a possible transfer of the player to the Serie A club. The Italian press has fuelled speculation that the Bosnia international will move to Italy as...

  • Volleyball girls in altitude training

    Volleyball girls in altitude training

    A group of volleyball players from the women’s national team are currently in the mountainous village of Bobbio Pellice, limits of Torino, for a training camp. The players, under the tutelage of Melissa Chevron, are preparing for their...

  • Sporting briefs

    Klaus: Hanover have announced the signing of Freiburg’s Felix Klaus. The 22-year-old winger has signed a deal through to the end of the 2018/19 season.“Despite having other Bundesliga offers, Felix Klaus turned them all down and decided to pick...

  • Sports round-up

    Sports round-up

    Golf: Australia has a new number one women’s golfer for the first time in around two decades after Minjee Lee (picture, left) leapfrogged Karrie Webb in the latest world rankings to end the seven-times major champion’s long reign at the top.

  • Euro debutants Balzan go down to Zeljeznicar

    Euro debutants Balzan go down to Zeljeznicar

    BALZAN-0, FK ZELJEZNICAR-2 Balzan suffered a 2-0 defeat to Bosnian team FK Zeljeznicar in their Europa League debut this evening. Rijad Bajic scored an early brace for the superior Zeljeznicar who were dominant in the first half at the Hibernians...

  • European newcomers Balzan target creditable showing

    European newcomers Balzan target creditable showing

    Balzan will be going all out to mark their debut in UEFA competitions with a spirited showing when they meet Bosnia’s FK Zeljeznicar this evening in the first leg of their Europa League first qualifying round match at the Hibernians Stadium...

  • Ambitious Tagliaferro eyes more signings

    Ambitious Tagliaferro eyes more signings

    Balzan FC president Anton Tagliaferro is prepared to sanction the signing of more players over the next two months. Buoyed by their fourth-place finish in the Premier League, Balzan have been busy in the close season. They have brought in Malta...

  • Azzopardi to make Europa League bow

    UEFA have selected Maltese football referee Adrian Azzopardi to take charge of the Europa League first qualifying round match between Brondby IF (Denmark) and AC Juvenes (San Marino) in Copenhagen on Thursday. This will mark Azzopardi’s debut in...

  • Liverpool close in on defender Clyne

    Liverpool close in on defender Clyne

    Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne underwent a medical on Merseyside yesterday ahead of his £12.5 million move to Liverpool. The 24-year-old England right-back has returned from holiday and is in the city to complete the final stages of his...

  • Three national records broken

    Three national records broken

    The ASA National Swimming Championships, held at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq, from Friday to Sunday, produced three national records, two age-group marks and a spate of personal bests. The highlights of the 70-race event were Julian Harding’s...

  • Chile’s Jara gets three-match ban for finger incident

    Chile’s Jara gets three-match ban for finger incident

    Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for three matches for sticking his finger up an opponent’s backside and feigning injury during a match. CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American...

  • Bezzina hits 101 break on way to winning exciting final

    Bezzina hits 101 break on way to winning exciting final

    Duncan Bezzina had the better of Brian Cini in a thrilling final to clinch the fourth snooker ranking tournament organised by the Malta Billiards and Snooker Association (MBSA). Friday’s final, best of nine frames, produced some high-quality...

  • Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rivals Arsenal

    Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rivals Arsenal

    Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech ended a highly successful 11-year spell at English champions Chelsea when he moved to Premier League rivals Arsenal yesterday. Cech, who made over 400 appearances at Stamford Bridge and won the Champions League...

  • Maltese squad in Italy training camp

    The national beach soccer team will be taking part in the first edition of the Mediterranean Beach Games this summer. These games are scheduled to take place towards the end of August and beginning of September in Pescara. In preparation for their...

  • No Roma contact for Casillas – agent

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas’ agent claims he has not been contacted by Roma regarding a summer switch for his client. Casillas’ future at the Bernabeu is in doubt with the club thought to be interested in acquiring Manchester United...

  • Gatlin wins 200m race in blazing 19.57

    Gatlin wins 200m race in blazing 19.57

    Controversial Justin Gatlin set the stage for a world championship showdown with Usain Bolt when he won the 200 metres in a blazing 19.57 seconds at the US trials in Oregon on Sunday. Only four people, including world record holder Bolt, have ever...

  • Real striker Ronaldo sells image rights

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has sold his image rights to Singaporean tycoon Peter Lim, owner of Primera Liga club Valencia. Ronaldo, the World Player of the Year, banked a reported £50 million last year in salary, bonus and endorsements,...