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  • Ipswich goal avalanche swamps the Greens

    Ipswich goal avalanche swamps the Greens

    When in 1961-62, Hibernians and Floriana took part for the first time in the European Champions Cup and the Cup Winners’ Cup there were conflicting views in Malta. Many reasoned our clubs were too small to compete with the giants of Europe.

  • Marquez the man to keep Honda happy

    Marquez the man to keep Honda happy

    Honda were way off the pace on their return to Formula One with McLaren but they are sure to be on it in MotoGP when Marc Marquez starts his bid for a third successive crown with Sunday’s season-opener in Qatar. The 22-year-old Spaniard will be...

  • Toure brings passion into City

    Toure brings passion into City

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure hopes the joy he had in the Africa Cup this year will be extended to his club in the English Premier League. Toure, and his brother Kolo, the Liverpool defender, helped Ivory Coast become continental champions...

  • Glamour racing at the Grand Harbour

    Glamour racing at the Grand Harbour

    Malta produced one of the most spectacular starts to a RC44 Championship Tour event yesterday as the Valletta Cup sailed off with a match racing series at the Grand Harbour. Within the confines of the historic fortifications, racing started in...

  • Lampard excited by NY move

    Frank Lampard has no regrets over how his final Premier League season has developed but is eagerly awaiting the next chapter of his career in the United States. Midfielder Lampard is playing out the season with Manchester City before joining their...

  • Bolt to race in US

    Bolt to race in US

    Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt will make his first appearance in the United States in five years when he competes in the Adidas Grand Prix Diamond League meeting in New York City on June 13, organisers said yesterday. The...

  • Rio bay won’t be clean for sailing

    Rio bay won’t be clean for sailing

    Brazilian Olympic officials changed tack yesterday and said they would only clean up lanes for sailors in 2016 and not the whole body of water for the sailing competition as originally promised. Rio de Janeiro pledged to reduce pollution in the...

  • Football news

    Nemanja Vidic’s agent has quashed speculation that the defender will leave Inter at the end of the season. The former Manchester United captain has been strongly linked with a return to England after joining the Nerazzurri as a free agent last...

  • Alonso return to the grid takes focus off dominant Mercedes

    Alonso return to the grid takes focus off dominant Mercedes

    Formula One rolls into Malaysia this weekend for the second round of the championship at the Sepang International Circuit, where talk surrounding the utter dominance of Mercedes will for once take a back seat to the belated arrival of Fernando...

  • Woods confident of 2016 Ryder Cup spot

    Former world number one Tiger Woods expects to be challenging for a place on the US team for next year’s Ryder Cup, according to skipper Davis Love III. In an interview with the BBC, Love said he was in regular contact with Woods and was not...

  • Sporting briefs

    Partizan: Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade named former winger Zoran Milinkovic as their new coach after sacking Marko Nikolic, the club said. Milinkovic, brought in from Partizan’s struggling first division neighbours Vozdovac, played for...

  • Murray delays honeymoon

    Murray delays honeymoon

    Andy Murray will delay his honeymoon until after the tennis season as he looks to continue his recent resurgence. The Scot will wed long-term girlfriend Kim Sears on April 11, a day before the start of the third Masters event of the year in Monte...

  • Sports round-up

    Canoeing: David Cal, Spain’s most decorated Olympian with one gold medal and four silver, has called time on his canoeing career at the age of 32, the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) said yesterday. Sprinter Cal, who carried the Spanish flag at...

  • Malta undone by late goals in Georgia

    Malta undone by late goals in Georgia

    Two goals in the last six minutes of the match condemned Malta to a 2-0 defeat to Georgia at Meskhi Stadium. It was a harsh result for the Maltese who put up a solid performance only to be undone by two late goals, the first of which highly...

  • Malta chase morale-booster in warm-up at Meskhi stadium

    Malta chase morale-booster in warm-up at Meskhi stadium

    Malta will be chasing a morale-booster ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan when they meet Georgia in a friendly match this evening at the Mikheil Meskhi stadium. Mindful of the scale of the challenge awaiting his team in...

  • Ramos urges Real players to focus on the positives

    Ramos urges Real players to focus on the positives

    Real Madrid should focus on the positives from Sunday’s 2-1 La Liga defeat at Barcelona and remember there is still a long way to go until the end of the campaign, according to centre-back Sergio Ramos. Real’s defeat at the Nou Camp, their third...

  • Sturridge injury offers Kane chance

    Sturridge injury offers Kane chance

    Harry Kane’s chances of making his England debut improved yesterday after Daniel Sturridge withdrew from the squad to face Lithuania and Italy through injury. Sturridge underwent a scan at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent late Monday after...

  • UEFA loves FIFA dearly, says re-elected Platini

    UEFA loves FIFA dearly, says re-elected Platini

    Michel Platini was re-elected by acclamation as UEFA president for a third term yesterday and immediately told Congress delegates not to believe everything they heard about the confederation’s relationship with FIFA. Michel Platini, the former...

  • Ex-Croatia striker Suker elected to UEFA Exco

    Croatia’s all-time top scorer Davor Suker was elected to UEFA’s executive committee yesterday and is now one of four former professional players on the European confederation’s governing body. Suker played a key role in Croatia’s third-place...

  • Valletta Cup sails off at the Grand Harbour

    Valletta Cup sails off at the Grand Harbour

    The Grand Harbour and Sliema seafront will be the venues for a series of spectacle races between today and next Sunday as the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour gets under way this morning with the opening leg of the Valletta Cup. The first test for the...