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  • James dethrones Jordan as most popular in US

    James dethrones Jordan as most popular in US

    LeBron James (picture) has overtaken Michael Jordan as the US most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft, a debate has raged over who...

  • Casemiro joins Porto

    Porto have signed Brazilian midfielder Casemiro on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid. The 22-year-old, who moved to Madrid from Sao Paulo in January 2013, has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Real but could join Porto permanently...

  • Italy’s Nibali tightens grip as Majka wins in Alps

    Italy’s Nibali tightens grip as Majka wins in Alps

    Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his stranglehold on the Tour de France when he gained further ground over his rivals in the second Alpine stage won by Poland’s Rafal Majka yesterday. Astana rider Nibali finished the 14th stage, a 177-km mountain trek...

  • Football news

    Italian league chief Maurizio Beretta told reporters yesterday that referees during Serie A and Serie B matches next season will be using vanishing spray. “It was ratified, so we will begin adopting this new technology,” Beretta revealed. “It’s...

  • Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m

    Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourth-fastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting late Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a year-leading three minutes, 27.64 seconds...

  • America’s Cup challengers Team Australia withdraw

    The next America’s Cup in 2017 has been thrown into turmoil with the official Challengers of Record, Team Australia, withdrawing from the regatta because of the mounting costs. Organisers said yesterday that Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht...

  • Sporting briefs

    Shirokov: Russia team captain Roman Shirokov has joined Spartak Moscow as a free agent, club owner Leonid Fedun said. The 33-year-old midfielder, who missed the World Cup finals in Brazil due to injury, has moved to the capital from St Petersburg...

  • Sports round-up

    American Football: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says interest in the league is so strong in London that the city could end up having a team of their own before the decade is out. “It depends on if we continue to see that growth and how fast it...

  • Rosberg on pole for home GP

    Rosberg on pole for home GP

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for his home German Grand Prix yesterday after a brake failure dumped title rival Lewis Hamilton out of qualifying. Hamilton, who is four points behind Rosberg in the standings after...

  • Adamoli’s girls win play-off

    The Malta women’s national team, coached by Angela Adamoli, yesterday beat Scotland 66-59 to wrap up their commitments in this year’s championship for small states on a positive note after finishing third in the final classification. The match, in...

  • Alonso focused on Ferrari

    Alonso focused on Ferrari

    Fernando Alonso has voiced his frustration at the latest rumours linking him with a move away from Ferrari. Not for the first time in Alonso’s career, and in light of another difficult season with the team, the double world champion is being...

  • Rosberg on pole as Hamilton crashes out

    Rosberg on pole as Hamilton crashes out

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for his home German Grand Prix after a brake failure dumped title rival and team mate Lewis Hamilton out of qualifying. Hamilton, who is four points behind Rosberg in the standings...

  • Hamilton spurred by Silverstone win

    Hamilton spurred by Silverstone win

    Lewis Hamilton feels his startling turnaround over the course of the British Grand Prix weekend has fuelled his belief anything is possible this season. Hamilton recovered from another miserable qualifying run last Saturday, in which he made an...

  • Lahm quits national team

    Lahm quits national team

    Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland yesterday by quitting international soccer at the age of 30, five days after leading his side to World Cup victory in Brazil. “During last season I made a decision to end my international career...

  • Hamilton on top in German GP practice

    Hamilton on top in German GP practice

    Lewis Hamilton denied Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg the satisfaction of lapping fastest at his home German Grand Prix in Hoc-kenheim, yesterday. With track temperatures soaring, Hamilton set a sizzling pace with a quickest lap of one minute...

  • Nibali makes his mark as Porte cracks

    Nibali makes his mark as Porte cracks

    Vincenzo Nibali put the hammer down on the Tour de France when the Italian snatched a solo win in the 13th stage in a mountaintop finish as Australian Richie Porte blew up in the heat yesterday. Astana rider Nibali went on his own in the long...

  • Toure vows to see out Man. City contract

    Yaya Toure has vowed to remain at Manchester City as he asked for an end to a summer of speculation largely begun by his own agent. Toure and his representative Dimitri Seluk spoke to Sky Sports News yesterday to confirm the Ivory Coast...

  • The Hennessy teams tournament

    The Hennessy teams tournament

    This year’s national open Bridge teams championships, sponsored as usual by Hennessy, were won by Bjarni Kristjansson, Svetlana Rhoukliada, Stanko Grammatikov and Kalin Anastasov with an overall score of 336 vps. Mario Dix, Margaret Parnis...

  • Demba Ba completes Besiktas move

    Chelsea striker Demba Ba has completed his move to Besiktas, the Turkish club have announced. Besiktas claim the deal for the 29-year-old Senegal striker is worth €6 million. Ba arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday to undergo a medical and pose with...

  • Okmalta.com cruise to a deserved title

    Okmalta.com cruise to a deserved title

    Okmalta.com are the latest MSV Life National League champions, and were honoured during a presentation evening organised by the Malta Tenpin Bowling Association earlier this month. They topped the Division One standings after 18 league...