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  • Sporting briefs

    Nottingham: The city has no presence in the Premier League but Nottingham has been voted England’s 2015 City of Football. Nottingham beat off Manchester and Portsmouth to earn the title, a reward for its efforts to get more people playing the game...

  • FIA warns teams not to send coded messages

    FIA warns teams not to send coded messages

    Formula One’s governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour’s season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month. The Romanian joins world number one and US Open champion Serena Williams and Russian...

  • Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-0

    Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-0

    Borussia Dortmund comfortably beat Arsenal 2-0 to launch their Champions League Group D campaign with a dominant performance that saw them overwhelm their error-prone opponents. Italian forward Ciro Immobile, who has yet to score in the league for...

  • Tevez double as Juve win

    Tevez double as Juve win

    Carlos Tevez scored his first Champions League goals for more than five years to give Juventus a 2-0 win over stubborn debutants Malmo in Group A today. The feisty Argentine flicked the ball to Kwado Asamoah in the penalty area and then ran on to...

  • Liverpool score dramatic win over Ludogorets

    Liverpool score dramatic win over  Ludogorets

    Liverpool scored a dramatic 2-1 win over debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria with all three goals coming in the last 12 minutes of their Champions League Group B match at Anfield tonight. Mario Balotelli put Liverpool ahead after 82 minutes, Dani...

  • Real on song with 5-1 rout of Basel

    Real on song with 5-1 rout of Basel

    Holders Real Madrid chased away some of their early-season blues when Gareth Bale scored the pick of the goals in a 5-1 rout of FC Basel in their Champions League Group B opener. After a deflected Nacho effort put Real 1-0 ahead in the 14th...

  • Chelsea expect Hazard to sign new deal

    Chelsea expect Hazard to sign new deal

    Chelsea are confident that Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club by signing a new contract, manager Jose Mourinho said. Hazard, who was Chelsea's top scorer with 14 league goals last season, has...

  • Real out to break holders’ jinx in 60th European Cup

    Real out to break holders’ jinx in 60th European Cup

    It was Alex Ferguson who once noted famously that watching the World Cup was as excruciating as visiting the dentist while offering the counterpoint that the Champions League was much more fun, quite the best competition in football. To be...

  • Rio lifts lid on Moyes mistakes

    Rio lifts lid on Moyes mistakes

    Rio Ferdinand has highlighted a series of mistakes which he believes David Moyes made during his dismal Manchester United tenure – starting with the banning of chips the night before matches. The QPR defender, who endured an unhappy return to Old...

  • Inzaghi eyeing Juve ‘miracle’

    Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi hailed the character of his side after seeing them edge out Parma in a nine-goal thriller on Sunday –but believes they will need a “miracle” to beat three-time defending champions Juventus next weekend. Milan’s 5-4 win...

  • Darmanin Demajo urges officials to be more diligent

    Darmanin Demajo urges officials to be more diligent

    Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo has urged officials to tread with the utmost caution when dealing with individuals who use football to nurture their ego but often end up taking legal action to recover the money they poured into their...

  • BOV Premier League pictorial

    BOV Premier League pictorial

    Premier League statistics Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 3; Guerrero 3; Mifsud Triganza 2; Micallef; Darmanin. Red card: Cassar (vs Naxxar). BirkirkaraLiliu 4; Rafael Ledesma 2; Grech; Eliandro; Fenech. FlorianaPiciollo 3;...

  • Hull and West Ham share four goals

    Debut goals from Hull pair Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame were only good enough for a 2-2 draw against West Ham as a Curtis Davies own-goal ensured the spoils were shared in a breathless encounter at the KC Stadium. The home side lost the lead...

  • Champagne will run against Blatter

    Champagne will run against Blatter

    Frenchman Jerome Champagne has confirmed his intention to run for the FIFA presidency. Champagne will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter, who announced last week that he would definitely stand for a fifth term, a reversal of his previous insistence...

  • ZFS winter schedule kicks off on October 1

    The winter schedule at the Zazu Football School (ZFS), one of the leading youth football organisations on the Maltese islands, kicks off on October 1. Spearheaded by experienced coaches Ray Farrugia and Ronald Vella, the Zazu Football School...

  • Coerver enrolment

    The Coerver Coaching Football School have just completed a successful summer training camp with over 120 youngsters taking part in various activities. The school organisers are now focusing on the new autumn/winter schedule.Training will be...

  • Goalkeeping school

    The 2014/15 season at Mario Muscat Goalkeeper School starts this month. Training will be held at two different venues – Corradino and the Luxol Stadium in St Andrew’s. Details on registration may be obtained by phoning 7962-0045, through email...

  • Dominant USA crush Serbia to win World Cup

    Dominant USA crush Serbia to win World Cup

    The United States romped to their fifth basketball World Cup title after overcoming an early deficit to overwhelm the tournament’s surprise package Serbia 129-92 in a one-sided final on Sunday. An athletic US team, missing top NBA players such as...

  • Crouch End hit back to tie Marsa series

    Crouch End hit back to tie Marsa series

    On Friday and Saturday, Marsa took on North London side Crouch End who were playing their first series in Malta. On the opening day, the hosts batted first in the twenty over encounter. A great opening partnership of 50 runs from John Callus (27)...