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  • Sporting briefs

    Mutu: Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu left Romanian club Petrolul Ploiesti yesterday and is poised to join FC Pune City in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL). Much-travelled Mutu is set to join the likes of Frenchmen Nicolas Anelka, Robert...

  • Updated: Ryder Cup - Europe takes lead

    Updated: Ryder Cup - Europe takes lead

    Europe claimed a 5-3 lead after the first two sessions of the 40th Ryder Cup, despite their star trio of Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter contributing just half a point. But that half a point could be worth far more to the final outcome...

  • Malta to sit on foundation board of World Anti-Doping Agency

    Malta to sit on foundation board of World Anti-Doping Agency

    Sports parliamentary secretary Chris Agius has been unanimously selected as one of the three officials representing the European Union on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency.  The other EU representatives are the Sports Ministers...

  • Reviving United’s fortunes my toughest job, says Van Gaal

    Reviving United’s fortunes my toughest job, says Van Gaal

    Leading Manchester United through their current period of transition is the toughest job Louis van Gaal has faced during his trophy-laden career, the manager said yesterday. The Dutchman added that he was also enduring the worst injury crisis he...

  • Misfiring Barca drop first points

    Barcelona dropped their first points of the La Liga season as their star-studded forward line misfired in a 0-0 draw away to Malaga on Wednesday night. Lionel Messi and Neymar have both shone in recent weeks as Barca won their first four games...

  • Sturridge could face Everton, says Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has not given up hope of Daniel Sturridge playing some part in the Merseyside derby. The England striker has been sorely missed by the Reds since sustaining a thigh injury on international duty earlier this month...

  • Udinese add to Lazio’s woes

    Udinese piled the pressure on struggling Lazio after beating them 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico last night. Cyril Thereau’s 26th-minute strike, after a fine move, extended Udinese’s excellent start under Andrea Stramaccioni as the Friuli outfit...

  • Roma, Monaco, Inter,Liverpool probed over FFP – UEFA

    Roma, Monaco, Inter,Liverpool probed over FFP – UEFA

    Roma, Monaco, Inter and Liverpool are among seven clubs that are being investigated for possible breaches of financial fair play regulations, UEFA said yesterday. Liverpool were absent from European competition last year and only recently...

  • Allardyce fears United backlash

    West Ham United fear the backlash from Manchester United’s humbling 5-3 defeat at Leicester City when they visit Old Trafford in the Premier League tomorrow, manager Sam Allardyce said yesterday. Despite travelling with confidence after a...

  • Joseph Zerafa lands Grays Athletic deal

    Joseph Zerafa lands Grays Athletic deal

    Former Birkirkara wing-back Joseph Zerafa has ended the uncertainty over his future by signing a deal with English club Grays Athletic. Zerafa parted ways with Birkirkara in August in search of a new challenge in English football. The 26-year-old,...

  • Gyan breaks silence over rapper ‘sacrifice’ allegations

    Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has broken his silence to defend himself and family against “wild and ludicrous” media reports that he was involved in an alleged ritual killing of a disappeared rapper friend. The striker used his Twitter account to...

  • McIlroy facing Mickelson clash

    McIlroy facing Mickelson clash

    Rory McIlroy will get the chance to let his golf do the talking against Phil Mickelson on the opening morning of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles today. On Wednesday the American veteran made a joke about McIlroy’s court case against the Northern...

  • The man with the starting gun

    The man with the starting gun

    There are moments during an athletics meet when the crowd falls silent and all their attention is focused on the half dozen or so athletes waiting to start a race. During that moment, even though no one is looking at him, the most important person...

  • Second win for Xewkija, Nadur and Oratory

    Second win for Xewkija, Nadur and Oratory

    Xewkija Tigers, Nadur Youngsters and Oratory Youths chalked up their second consecutive win to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season. Champions Xewkija dominated their match against St Lawrence Spurs as highlighted by the 5-1...

  • Discrimination clause part of new host city contracts

    A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form of discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law. The...

  • Lions start with a bang, Mellieħa stay on track

    Naxxar Lions launched their Division One league commitments with a comprehensive 7-2 victory over Siġġiewi as another round of matches were played at the Corradino Pavillion. Despite falling behind, Naxxar turned the match in their favour to...

  • Swieqi Phoenix in Sicily training camp

    Swieqi Phoenix in Sicily training camp

    Swieqi Phoenix Handball Club have completed their pre-season preparations for the 2014/15 campaign with a three-day training camp in Sicily. The Swieqi contingent was made up of 28 players, from the men’s and women’s squad, three coaches and four...

  • Football news

    Thirteen Estonia-based players and two from Slovakia, already suspended by their own respective federations for match-manipulation, have had their bans extended worldwide, FIFA said. FIFA said that two of the Estonia-based players have been...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Ali Carter has withdrawn from his planned comeback at a Players Tour Championship event in Bulgaria next month following advice from his doctor. The two-times World Championship runner-up has been undergoing an intensive course of...

  • Sporting briefs

    Routledge: Swansea boss Garry Monk says Wayne Routledge deserves his new contract after finding a home at the Liberty Stadium. Routledge represented eight different clubs before joining Swansea in August 2011. The 29-year-old winger has signed an...

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