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  • Federer toppled but pain-free Nadal powers on

    Federer toppled but pain-free Nadal powers on

    Rafa Nadal restored a semblance of order to the Australian Open yesterday after Italian Andreas Seppi sent shockwaves through the tournament by toppling Roger Federer in one of the greatest Melbourne Park upsets in recent memory. Under the lights...

  • Lija and St George’s share spoils at Centenary Stadium

    St George’s 1Lija Athletic 1 St George’s and Lija Athletic took a point each in a match played in poor weather conditions at the Centenary Stadium The match was played in gusty winds and torrential rain with referee Stefan Pace stopping play for a...

  • Snooker bids for 2020 inclusion

    Snooker bids for 2020 inclusion

    Snooker is making a surprising push for inclusion in the programme for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. New legislation implemented in December by the IOC now allows a host city to bring in a new sport on a one-off basis. The World Professional...

  • Pardew leads Palace at St Mary’s

    Pardew leads Palace at St Mary’s

    The FA Cup fourth round draw produced two ties between Premier League teams. Today, at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton cross swords with Crystal Palace and Tottenham host Leicester City at White Hart Lane. Palace and Southampton last met in the FA...

  • Chilton to work at Carlin ahead of IndyCar move

    Max Chilton is to rekindle his partnership with Carlin ahead of a potential crack at IndyCar in 2016. Chilton finds himself without a Formula One drive this year in the wake of Marussia’s demise last season, unless ongoing rescue talks come to...

  • Embarrassing draw for United at Cambridge

    League Two Cambridge earned a FA Cup fourth-round replay at Old Trafford after Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United side endured an uncomfortable night at the Abbey Stadium, yesterday. Cambridge, the lowest ranked team remaining in the...

  • Sports programme for weekend...

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Mosta vs Floriana; 4pm Birkirkara vs Hibernians.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Rabat Ajax vs Gżira United; 4pm Vittoriosa Stars vs St Andrew’s.Luxol Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Żurrieq vs...

  • Serie A turning into a repeat of last season

    Serie A turning into a repeat of last season

    Juventus are steaming clear of the rest of the field, Roma are struggling to keep up, the two Milan clubs lurch from one crisis to another and Napoli are exasperatingly inconsistent. The current Serie A season, which enters the second half at the...

  • Sports round-up

    Formula One: Formula One’s governing body took legal action against French former F1 driver Philippe Streiff for comments he made about an investigation into compatriot Jules Bianchi’s horrific crash. The statement said FIA president Jean Todt and...

  • Iraq beat Iran on penalties as UAE upset Japan

    Iraq beat Iran on penalties as UAE upset Japan

    Iraq beat Iran 7-6 on penalties to reach the semi-finals of the Asian Cup yesterday after the two Middle Eastern rivals played out one of the most extraordinary matches in the tournament’s history. With police heavily patrolling the stands and the...

  • Useful tips ahead of the big day

    Useful tips ahead of the big day

    The Malta Marathon will be held on February 22 but we have to bear in mind that the final two days before the race will be very important. The final workouts, meals and logistical planning you do within these 48 hours can affect your performance –...

  • Ten clubs make up 2015 line-up

    Ten clubs make up 2015 line-up

    The 21st edition of the ASA Winter League is due to start on Sunday, February 22, with ten clubs making up this year’s line-up. Exiles, Neptunes, San Ġiljan, Sirens, Sliema and Valletta will form the Premier Division while Marsascala, Marsaxlokk,...

  • Football news

    Another wildcard has entered the pack of candidates challenging Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA in May’s election – Mino Raiola, a soccer agent whose clients include Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 47-year-old Dutchman with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Lanig: Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Martin Lanig has joined Apoel Nicosia on an 18-month deal, becoming the first German to be lured to the Cyprus club by fellow countryman coach Thorsten Fink. Frankfurt said the 30-year-old had requested to be...

  • Embarrassing draw for Man Utd at fourth tier Cambridge

    Embarrassing draw for Man Utd at fourth tier Cambridge

    Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw at fourth tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round after another embarrassing outing against lower league opposition. Cambridge, promoted from the minor leagues into the professional pyramid last...

  • FA Trophy quarter-final draws

    FA Trophy quarter-final draws

    Qormi vs SirensMosta vs VallettaBalzan vs HibsBirkirkara vs Pieta Hotspurs Ties to be played on February 13-14. On the occasion of the draws of the quarter finals this morning at the Centenary Hall, the Malta Football Association also presented...

  • MFA Exco approve creation of anti-corruption task force

    MFA Exco approve creation of anti-corruption task force

    The Malta FA’s drive to combat match-fixing in football is gathering momentum after the association’s Executive Committee (Exco), spearheaded by president Norman Darmanin Demajo, yesterday approved the creation of an Anti-Corruption and...

  • Sliema return for Alcorse

    Julio Alcorse is making a return to the Maltese Premier League after the Argentine striker agreed to join Sliema Wanderers for the rest of the season. For the 33-year-old forward this will be his second spell with the Wanderers after he donned the...

  • Gatt succeeds Brincat as national coach

    Gatt succeeds Brincat as national coach

    Mark Gatt has been named as new coach of the women’s national team. The appointment of Gatt was confirmed by Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo following a meeting of the association’s Executive Committee yesterday. Gatt, who has been...

  • Cambridge target improbable upset

    Cambridge target improbable upset

    The FA Cup may have lost some of its shine for the top sides, but fourth tier Cambridge United have a chance to rekindle some of the competition’s fabled magic against fourth round opponents Manchester United tonight. The two sides are separated...