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  • Floriana and Virtus cruise into KO semis

    Floriana and Virtus cruise into KO semis

    Floriana Café Del Mar 78Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 53 (20-9, 21-10, 20-9, 17-25) As expected, Floriana booked a place in the semi-finals but the main talk in the lead-up to this match was the fact that both teams had changed coaches. Mario Tabone took...

  • Bregman appointed national team coach

    The Hockey Association of Malta (HAM) announced they have appointed Pieter Bregman as national team coach. The HAM had received various applications for the role but Bregman, who has vast experience both at playing and coaching levels, was chosen...

  • Sporting briefs

    Okore: Jores Okore has refused to give up on his Aston Villa career, but has not ruled out a January move. The defender is yet to play this term after returning from a serious knee injury. “I came to Villa to play and I am going to fight to make...

  • Luxol start title defence with a win

    The St James Hospital Women’s League continued with another two matches last weekend with PAVI Depiro having the better of Honey Athleta and Hibs conceding defeat to champions Caffe Moak Luxol. Depiro lost their previous match to Hibs but were...

  • Sports round-up

    Motor Racing: Britain’s Gary Paffett (picture) will leave his role as McLaren test and reserve driver at the end of the season when the Formula One team switches from Mercedes to Honda power. The former DTM (German touring car) champion, who will...

  • Crowd trouble mars Croatia draw with Italy

    Crowd trouble mars Croatia draw with Italy

    Croatia, helped by a mistake by veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, held Italy to a 1-1 away draw, but their evening was ruined by their fans who twice interrupted play by throwing flares onto the pitch. The contingent of around 5,000 Croatia...

  • Bold Malta make their point

    Bold Malta make their point

    Bulgaria 1Galabinov 6;Malta 1Failla 49 pen; It was all-hands-to-the-pump in the end but Malta’s resilience paid off. Returning to the scene of their most harrowing experience in Pietro Ghedin’s second spell as coach, a 6-0 drubbing in arctic...

  • Crowd trouble mars Croatia draw with Italy at San Siro

    Crowd trouble mars Croatia draw with Italy at San Siro

    Unruly crowd scenes, with fans throwing firecrackers and flares on to the pitch, forced the referee to take the players off the field in Milan before Italy and Croatia were finally able to complete their Euro 2016 qualifier and fight out a 1-1...

  • Blind facing a long lay-off

    Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could be out for a lengthy period after coming off after 20 minutes of the Netherlands’ 6-0 win over Latvia in a Euro 2016 qualifier yesterday. United said on their website that it looked like a thigh...

  • Reliable Welbeck delights Hodgson

    Reliable Welbeck delights Hodgson

    Danny Welbeck may frustrate at club level but put the Arsenal striker in an England shirt and he has proved himself to be a reliable figure on the international stage. Welbeck scored two goals in England’s 3-1 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over...

  • Ireland win eases pressure on Scots ahead of big clash

    Chris Martin admits Scotland’s European Championship qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland has taken the pressure off ahead of the friendly match against England tomorrow night. A Shaun Maloney goal at Celtic Park on Friday night took the...

  • Local sports results

    GFA Cup, first round: Żebbuġ Rovers vs Kerċem Ajax 0-15; Xewkija Tigers vs St Lawrence Spurs 6-2. Youth FA U-17: Birżebbuġa vs Fgura 1-3; Żejtun Corinthians vs Gudja 6-1; Mtarfa vs Msida St Joseph 0-8; Sirens vs Gżira United 1-1. Youth FA U-15:...

  • Vella’s boys produce fine effort in goalless friendly

    Vella’s boys produce fine effort in goalless friendly

    Malta 0Azerbaijan 0 A group of untried players blended with a few more experienced counterparts yesterday to herald a new era for the Under-21 national team with a goalless draw against Azerbaijan in a friendly international in Corradino. The new...

  • Azzopardi sets junior record

    The highlight of last weekend’s ASA time trial at the National Swimming Complex, Tal-Qroqq, was a junior record set by Mya Azzopardi. The young Neptunes WPSC swimmer improved the Group B limit of 1 minute 20.07 seconds in the 100 metres...

  • Results

    Serie BAvellino vs Vicenza - 0-1Crotone vs Bari - 3-0Entella vs Modena - ppLatina vs Virtus Lanciano - 1-0Livorno vs Pro Vercelli - 3-1Pescara vs Frosinone - 3-0Ternana vs Spezia - 0-0Trapani vs Catania - 2-2Varese vs Perugia - 1-1Played...

  • 230 Caterham staff redundant

    The Caterham Formula One team have made 230 staff redundant while still planning to race in next weekend’s Abu Dhabi season-ender, an administrator said yesterday. Finbarr O’Connell told Reuters that the team, who went into administration last...

  • Money-list triumph is special – McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy capped the best season of his career by adding the European Tour’s money-list title yesterday to his two major championship victories. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who sat out the tournament in Belek, knew the crown would be his...

  • Football news

    Former Argentina international Javier Saviola is expected to ask for a move in January after making only three showings for Serie A club Verona this season. Saviola, 33, joined Verona on the last day of the summer transfer deadline and was...

  • President’s Cup for Pedro Vici

    President’s Cup for Pedro Vici

    The highlight of yesterday’s racing at Marsa was the President’s Cup final for Premier Class trotters which was contested on a short distance of 2,140m. The prestigious event formed part of the 39th meeting of the season that was made up of nine...

  • Klitschko retains IBF crown

    Klitschko retains IBF crown

    World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko knocked out Bulgarian challenger Kubrat Pulev with a fierce left hook in the fifth round in Hamburg on Saturday to retain his IBF title and end his opponent’s unbeaten record. The 38-year-old...

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