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  • Conte puts personal interests aside

    Coach Antonio Conte stressed he was fully focused on Juve’s title charge rather than his own future after his team moved a step closer to a third straight Scudetto with a 2-0 triumph at Udinese late Monday. Juventus responded to Roma’s weekend...

  • Real’s Ronaldo to miss cup final against Barca

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss tonight’s King’s Cup final (kick-off: 21.30) against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday. The Portugal captain has missed...

  • Holland seals it in tight finale to Scratch Challenge Cup

    Danny Holland won the HSBC Scratch Challenge Cup held recently at the Royal Malta Golf Club. The Scratch Trophy, sponsored by HSBC for the last four years, is a two-day competition played without handicap among the best golfers at the club.

  • Simeone won’t stop Costa move to Chelsea

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer. Costa has been the standout player in Atletico’s exceptional season to date, with his 26 goals in 31 Primera Liga matches...

  • Synchronised swimming training at KMS Skolasport

    Saho Harada, a Japan national team synchronised swimming team member, is currently forming part of a dedicated group of water sports coaches at the Kellogg’s-sponsored KMS Skolasport programme being held at Tal-Qroqq. Harada brings a wealth of...

  • Sydney see red over sky blue Melbourne

    Sydney FC are up in arms about the proposed rebranding of Melbourne Heart in line with club owners Manchester City, protesting that there is only room for A-League team playing in sky blue. Twice champions Sydney have played in sky blue, the state...

  • Sultana completes first college season on a high

    Colette Sultana capped an excellent first season of US College Squash by winning three matches and claiming a runner-up finish at the Holleran Cup consolation bracket of the Na-tional Collegiate Squash Championships, held recently. Up against some...

  • Young Maltese referees officiating in England

    Two young Maltese referees, Ishmael Barbara and Alex Johnson, are currently in England officiating matches following an agreement of collaboration reached between English Referees General Manager Mike Riley and Malta FA Director of Refereeing...

  • Robinson latest Jamaican hit with a ban

    Jamaican high jumper Damar Robinson has been handed a one-year ban for doping in the latest blow to the country’s athletics programme. The sanction was handed down by the chairman of the Jamaica Anti-doping Disciplinary Panel Kent Pantry following...

  • Benfica pose a tough task for Juve

    Last week’s Europa League draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon paired Sevilla with their Primera Liga rivals Valencia which means a place for a Spanish team in the final is guaranteed. Juventus got a tough draw as Benfica could deny the...

  • Organisers unveil medals for Commonwealth Games

    The medals which will be awarded to athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been revealed to the public for the first time. They were unveiled earlier this week at the city’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum during an event which...

  • Immobile, Cerci lead Italy goal talent charge

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has a striker selection headache ahead of the World Cup in Brazil with Torino pair Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci leading a surge of young Italian attacking talent. The duo were the architects of Torino’s last-gasp...

  • Kavallieri teams top the standings in Division Two

    After winning the league unbeaten the previous two years, Kavallieri RS2 had a difficult start to this season’s Division Two men’s championship after losing the opener to La Salle. Kavallieri, under the guidance of Silvio Borg, reacted brilliantly...

  • Football news

    Swansea have confirmed “a couple of incidents between certain players” took place during training last week. Media reports surfaced yesterday of a training ground bust-up prior to the Chelsea game that Swansea lost 1-0 two days ago. “Yes, there...

  • Haas F1 entry may have to wait until 2016

    NASCAR team owner Gene Haas added some detail to his Formula One plans but left open whether he plans to enter next year or 2016. The American, whose proposed new team was accepted by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) last...

  • Sporting briefs

    Wilmots: Marc Wilmots has extended his contract as Belgium coach by four years until 2018, the Royal Belgian FA (URBSFA) said yesterday. “Marc Wilmots and the URBSFA have found an agreement to extend their collaboration for four more years,” it said.

  • Sports round-up

    Wrestling: The Ultimate Warrior (picture), one of the most celebrated names in US professional wrestling, died of natural causes attributed to heart disease, an Arizona coroner’s office said yesterday. An autopsy on the 54-year-old wrestler, whose...

  • Camilleri back for Bogliasco

    Wearing a protective mask after recovering from a broken nose, Steve Camilleri was back in action for his Italian top division team RN Bogliasco earlier this month. He played in the last three league matches against Como, Florentia and Nervi,...

  • Red Bull lose appeal

    Formula One team Red Bull’s appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said yesterday. “The Court, after...

  • F1 - Red Bull lose appeal

    Red Bull have lost their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Ricciardo crossed the line in second place in front of his home fans in Melbourne, and on his debut for Red Bull,...

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