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  • San Ġiljan hit back to beat Valletta after a poor start

    Defending champions San Ġiljan Salini Resort were good enough to give Valletta McDonald’s a three-goal start before turning the game around to win comfortably by a margin of five goals as the Premier League resumed yesterday. The City team had...

  • Froome extends lead despite crash

    Froome extends lead despite crash

    Chris Froome hit the deck but retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour de France on the 19th stage, a crash-marred 146-km mountain trek won by Frenchman Romain Bardet in vintage style yesterday. Froome fell about 13.5kms from the...

  • Ferrari’s Vettel slams radio rules as a ‘joke’

    Former world champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed Formula One’s decision to tighten radio rules, saying that drivers and teams should be free to say whatever they want to each other during a race. “All the radio issues we’ve had, I think it’s a...

  • England FA appoint Allardyce as manager

    England FA appoint Allardyce as manager

    Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager yesterday on a two-year contract, tasked with the job of restoring pride in the national team after their dismal performances at Euro 2016. Allardyce, at Sunderland since October, will replace Roy...

  • Russia’s Olympic ban will scare drug cheats – Bolt

    The ban on Russia’s track and field athletes from the Rio Games will scare drug cheats and help cleaning up the sport, Jamaica’s six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has said. The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday...

  • Hamilton crashes out in Hungary practice

    Hamilton crashes out in Hungary practice

    Nico Rosberg ended the opening day of practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix fastest after Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton crashed out yesterday. The World Championship leader, fresh from signing a two-year contract extension...

  • Bruce quits as boss of Hull City

    Steve Bruce has resigned as manager of Hull City, reports said. Bruce, 55, led Hull to promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in May, but has reportedly quit following a meeting with the club’s owners and did not take part in training...

  • IOC announces 45 failed tests from Beijing and London Games

    Forty-five athletes have failed dope tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were re-analysed, the IOC said yesterday. The results are from a second wave of re-tests and take the total number of athletes who...

  • Mourinho’s United begin China tour with 4-1 defeat to Borussia

    Mourinho’s United begin China tour with 4-1 defeat to Borussia

    Jose Mourinho tasted defeat as Manchester United manager for the first time yesterday as Borussia Dortmund comprehensively won their friendly match on a hot and humid evening in China. The International Champions Cup clash was the first real test...

  • Sports round-up

    Boxing: Former British light welterweight champion Des Rea has died at the age of 72. Rea, born in Belfast, became the first man to win the Lonsdale Belt in his weight category when he beat Vic Andreetti in 1968 and also fought for the European...

  • Spurs push fades as Flores gets sack

    Spurs push fades as Flores gets sack

    Tottenham were the main challengers to champions Leicester City last season but they became erratic in the straight for home and had to settle for third place. Spurs’ forward line was great to watch last season but, perhaps, the biggest asset for...

  • Football news

    Arsenal have completed the signing of defender Rob Holding on a long-term contract from third tier Bolton Wanderers. The 20-year-old made 30 appearances last season as Bolton were relegated from the championship. British media reported that...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ibra: New Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed the number nine shirt for the forthcoming season – relegating previous incumbent Anthony Martial to no.11. The Swede be-comes the third player to wear that number in the last three...

  • Rosberg fastest in practice as Hamilton crashes

    Rosberg fastest in practice as Hamilton crashes

    Nico Rosberg ended the opening day of practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix fastest after Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton crashed out this afternoon. The world championship leader, fresh from signing a two-year contract...

  • Allardyce appointed England manager

    Sam Allardyce has been named England manager on a two-year contract, the Football Association said in a statement today. Allardyce, in charge at Sunderland since October, will replace Roy Hodgson, who quit as England manager following the...

  • 'I want to run against clean athletes' - Mo Farah talks Russia doping ban

    'I want to run against clean athletes' - Mo Farah talks Russia doping ban

    Olympic champion Mo Farah said today he only wants to run against 'clean athletes' in response to the ban on Russia for doping. "As I said, as an athlete, I just have to concentrate on my sport and all I want to do is be able to run against clean...

  • Birkirkara team returns, players 'living a dream'

    Birkirkara team returns, players 'living a dream'

    The Birkirkara FC squad received a warm welcome from a small crowd of supporters this morning when it returned from Scotland after its historic qualification to the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Birkirkara yesterday beat Hearts 2-1...

  • Rosberg signs deal to stay at Mercedes until 2018

    Rosberg signs deal to stay at Mercedes until 2018

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a new contract that will keep him at Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton until the end of the 2018 season. The team tweeted video of the 31-year-old German, runner up to Briton Hamilton in the...

  • Midfielder Goetze back to Dortmund from Bayern

    Midfielder Goetze back to Dortmund from Bayern

    Germany midfielder Mario Goetze has rejoined his boyhood club Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal from Bayern Munich, the Ruhr valley club said on their website yesterday. Goetze won two Bundesliga titles at Borussia Dortmund before joining...

  • Title-starved Lazio hope to be crowned champions – of 1915

    Lazio are hoping they will soon be crowned Italian champions for a third time – by winning the title for the 1914/15 season, which was interrupted by World War One. After more than 30,000 Lazio supporters signed a petition, the Italian football...