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  • Benzema happy to call Madrid ‘home’

    Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has insisted he has no plans to leave the Bernabeu. The France forward has been persistently linked with Arsenal, but took to Twitter to say he was going nowhere. “For all those clowns who want to make believe...

  • Lewis Hamilton ‘wary’ after tyre incident in Spa

    Lewis Hamilton revealed he backed off in the closing stages of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel’s devastating tyre failure. Hamilton claimed his sixth victory of the season to extend his lead over Nico Rosberg to 28 points in the...

  • Football news

    Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz believes his side’s latest poor start to a season is down to more than just bad luck as for the fifth year running the Bavarians have failed to win either of their opening two league fixtures. A 1-1 draw at...

  • Fraser-Pryce defends title in Beijing

    Fraser-Pryce defends title in Beijing

    Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce rallied to claim an unprecedented third World Championship 100 metres title in 10.76 seconds in Beijing, yesterday. In another thrilling final at the Bird’s Nest stadium, Ezekiel Kemboi underlined his status as...

  • Sporting briefs

    Stark: Hertha Berlin have signed Germany’s former Under-19 European champion Niklas Stark on a four-year deal from second division Nuremberg. The 20-year-old Stark, who is now an Under-21 international, trained with the squad after completing his...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Defending champion Serena Williams (picture) finished her last US Open tune-up in style by beating Romanian third seed Simona Halep 6-3 7-6 to win the Western & Southern Open on Sunday. For the top-seeded American, the Cincinnati triumph...

  • Formula One counts its lucky stars

    Formula One counts its lucky stars

    Formula One can count its lucky stars after Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg escaped unscathed from high-speed tyre blowouts at the Belgian Grand Prix. Had the incidents involving Germany's top two current drivers happened moments earlier, the...

  • Pedro scores on Chelsea debut

    Pedro scores on Chelsea debut

    Chelsea’s Pedro scored and made a huge impact on his Premier League debut as the champions got their campaign off the ground with an entertaining 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion while Manchester City won 2-0 at Everton yesterday. Chelsea had taken...

  • Victory can be big boost – Rodgers

    Victory can be big boost – Rodgers

    Liverpool can land a psychological blow on Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal with victory at the Emirates Stadium tonight, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The Reds travel to the capital for an early meeting with another side who have...

  • Pochettino planning signings

    Tottenham’s timid display at Leicester highlighted their need to bring in reinforcements and manager Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful of concluding a deal this week. Up until the moment Nacer Chadli clipped in a lovely curling cross for substitute...

  • Juventus humbled by Udinese as Milan fall flat

    Juventus humbled by Udinese as Milan fall flat

    Serie A champions Juventus, weakened by a series of departures in the close season, slumped to a shock 1-0 home defeat against Udinese in their opening game of the new Italian league campaign yesterday. Defeat ended Juve’s 47-match unbeaten home...

  • A border very hard to cross

    A border very hard to cross

    In the wake of our junior waterpolo team’s experience in the recent Comen Cup Under 20 tournament held at the National Pool Complex, there was not much we did not expect in the way of our results and performances against the competing teams. Our...

  • Suarez earns Barca win at Bilbao in opener

    Suarez earns Barca win at Bilbao in opener

    Barcelona got their bid for a sixth La Liga title in eight years off to a winning start when Luis Suarez buried a fine volley shortly after half-time to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao yesterday. The Spanish and European champions’...

  • Bonnici sprints to victory at Ħal Far

    The Ħal Far Raceway opened its gates for the second race from the 2015 BaldBeard Cycling Event. The criterium series is being held in collaboration with the Malta Drag Racing Association. Tomas Najner (Greens CC) and Gerard Said (Greens CC)...

  • Dortmund win to go top

    Dortmund win to go top

    Borussia Dortmund struck four times in the second half to crush promoted Ingolstadt 4-0 yesterday and climb to the top of the Bundesliga on six points, ahead of champions Bayern Munich on goal difference. The 2011 and 2012 champions, who won their...

  • Pace tops age group in Budapest

    Hannah Pace stormed to victory in her Age Group at last weekend’s Ironman 70.3 race in Budapest, Hungary in what was the first foray for the Pembroke Athleta and national team triathlete in endurance racing. Pace’s result, in a hotly contested and...

  • Cameroon player dies after collapsing during match

    A 26-year-old striker for Cameroonian second division soccer team Dynamo de Douala collapsed during a match and later died, the central African nation’s professional soccer league said yesterday. Leopold Angong Oben was fouled in the penalty area,...

  • Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position yesterday to stretch his lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining. Nico Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton, in a...

  • Deila has faith in Celtic

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila will leave for Sweden this morning armed with faith in his squad after a much-changed team won 3-1 at Dundee United on Saturday. Only Emilio Izaguirre and Leigh Griffiths retained their places following Celtic’s 3-2...

  • Usain summons up Bolt from blue to retain title

    Usain summons up Bolt from blue to retain title

    Usain Bolt once again produced his best when it mattered most to retain his 100 metres world title yesterday and reassert his status as the fastest man on the planet. The 29-year-old Jamaican surged past the in-form American Justin Gatlin over the...