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    Milan forward M’Baye Niang has expressed his desire to extend his loan spell at Genoa at the end of the season. The Frenchman joined Genoa on a six-month loan deal during the winter transfer window and has since scored three goals and set up one...

  • Hamilton fastest in Sepang despite major engine issues

    Hamilton fastest in Sepang despite major engine issues

    Lewis Hamilton recovered from a frustrating morning session to lay down a marker to his Formula One rivals with the fastest time of the day in second free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday. Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg had...

  • Local sports – weekend programme

    Centenary Stadium: BOV Division Two 3pm San Ġwann vs Għargħur. Mosta: BOV Division Two 2pm Swieqi United vs Għaxaq; 4.15pm Żejtun vs Xgħajra. Sirens Ground: BOV Division Two 2pm Siġġiewi vs Marsa; 4.15pm Sirens vs Dingli Swallows. Tedesco Stadium:...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fined: Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month. The fine relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after...

  • Neighbours share spoils

    Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan All Care Insurance could not go beyond the sharing of spoils in a match which produced 14 goals yesterday. The result might prove more costly for the Reds in the final reckoning after they lost to holders Sliema...

  • Sharapova suffers shock loss

    Sharapova suffers shock loss

    Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open. Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled back to 4-3 down before her serve was broken again by...

  • Renault could quit F1 or buy T-Rosso

    Renault say they are reviewing all their Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of their engine. The French manufacturer has been at loggerheads with main partners Red Bull since...

  • Sports round-up

    Weightlifting: Bulgaria have withdrawn from this year’s European weightlifting championships in Georgia after 11 athletes tested positive for doping, the European weightlifting federation (EWF) said. Eight male and three female Bulgarians,...

  • Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania

    Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania

    England's Harry Kane scored on his debut less than two minutes after coming on as they brushed Lithuania aside 4-0 at Wembley to maintain their grip at the top of the Euro 2016 qualifying Group E standings. The Tottenham Hotspur striker, who has...

  • Euro 2016: Ghedin optimistic ahead of Azerbaijan qualifier

    Euro 2016: Ghedin optimistic ahead of Azerbaijan qualifier

    Coach Pietro Ghedin is confident that Malta can handle the pressure and tension in what promises to be a tough Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan tomorrow at the Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium in Baku (kick-off 6pm, Malta time). "All games...

  • Updated - Hamilton recovers to top practice sessions

    Updated - Hamilton recovers to top practice sessions

    Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton recovered from engine issues to top the second practice session of the Malaysian grand prix on medium tyres this morning. He was sidelined after just four laps in the first session, but mechanics repaired the...

  • Ghedin rues late decline in Georgia

    Ghedin rues late decline in Georgia

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin had mixed feelings after the 2-0 defeat to Georgia in a friendly match on Wednesday. Ghedin was heartened by his team’s spirited performance against a fired-up Georgian side but the manner of the defeat, with Malta...

  • Malta is my home now, says proud Alfred Effiong

    Malta is my home now, says proud Alfred Effiong

    Alfred Effiong has declared himself “proud and honoured” to represent Malta after the Nigeria-born striker made his bow for his adoptive country in the 2-0 defeat against Georgia in a friendly match on Wednesday. The forward was introduced by...

  • Prince Ali heaps praise on MFA chief

    Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, the head of the Jordanian FA, hailed Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo as the catalyst behind his decision to contest the FIFA presidential election in May. Addressing the UEFA congress in Vienna earlierthis...

  • Terry signs Chelsea contract extension

    Chelsea captain John Terry has agreed a new one-year deal that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season. “I’m delighted to have signed an extension to my contract,” the 34-year-old central defender told the club website (www.

  • Rooney is England main man for Hart

    Rooney is England main man for Hart

    Goalkeeper Joe Hart hailed captain Wayne Rooney as England’s “main man” ahead of tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania. Roy Hodgson’s side head into the encounter top of Group E, with a 100 per cent record from their first four...

  • XTERRA leg at Majjistral on Sunday

    XTERRA leg at Majjistral on Sunday

    Top world endurance athletes will descend on Malta to race in the XTERRA Triathlon to be held in Majjistral on Sunday. Xterra is an international series that includes races around the globe, with the European stage being opened by the race in...

  • Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion

    Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion

    Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the pre-season crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, the Spaniard saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the...

  • Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup

    Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup

    Brazil inflicted France’s first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly mastered second-half earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France last night. Neymar and Luiz Gustavo scored after the interval with Oscar having...

  • Marsa too hot for Ingol CC in two-match series

    After a disappointing previous weekend, where the Winter Wallop final had to be postponed until next month, Marsa CC played a two-game series against English side Ingol CC who hail from Preston, Lancashire. On Saturday, the home team batted first...