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  • Interesting races in store as season resumes today

    Interesting races in store as season resumes today

    The local horse racing season resumes this evening after the summer break which lasted longer than usual. A series of competitive races from all classes are in store at the Marsa Racetrack today. The programme also heralds the start of the first...

  • Balotelli ‘working hard’ to succeed at Liverpool

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli insists he is working harder to become more of a threat in the penalty area but would prefer a partner to play off up front. The Italy international may get his wish for greater support, with Daniel Sturridge set...

  • De Santis holds on to top post

    The Malta Gymnastics Federation recently convened its members for an annual general meeting during which the election of a new executive committee was held. Roberto de Santis was confirmed as the organisation’s chief executive officer and Albert...

  • Alonso wants fresh environment, says Di Montezemolo

    Alonso wants fresh environment, says Di Montezemolo

    Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team’s ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said. Ferrari have yet to confirm Alonso is leaving, although it...

  • ‘Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs’

    ‘Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs’

    Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted. Messi and his father, who have denied wrongdoing, have...

  • Gauci rides high in Fawwara

    Gauci rides high in Fawwara

    The Assoċjazzjoni Sport Mu-turi/Karozzi (ASMK) opened its 2014/15 season with the first round of races from the Pasta Poiatti National Championships. First out were the riders from the Enduro section for offroad motorcycles with a series of races...

  • MLS chief hits back at coach Klinsmann over comments

    MLS chief hits back at coach Klinsmann over comments

    Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at US national team coach Juergen Klinsmann for saying players switching to the league could be hampered by a drop in form. While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading US players like...

  • Galea, Bonello Spiteri live up to top billing

    Galea, Bonello Spiteri live up to top billing

    It was truly a day of celebration for the sport of triathlon in Malta as 2014 reached an exciting climax with the National Championships, held last Sunday on a new route in Marfa and L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa. The National Championships attracted a...

  • Koeman committed to Southampton job

    Koeman committed to Southampton job

    Ronald Koeman has pledged not to desert Southampton for the Holland job, despite former Netherlands team-mates tipping him to succeed under-fire Guus Hiddink. Southampton boss Koeman claimed Holland missed their chance to install him as national...

  • Yachts from 24 countries out to show their mettle in Med. classic

    Yachts from 24 countries out to show their mettle in Med. classic

    The 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, sets off tomorrow in the Grand Harbour. This will be the largest fleet ever assembled in the 46-year history of the race. The vast majority of the competing yachts have...

  • Under-fire Ranieri gets Greece backing

    Under-pressure Greece coach Claudio Ranieri was publicly backed by Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) president Giorgos Sarris yesterday amid doubts over the Italian’s future after his team’s dire start to the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Ranieri, who...

  • Australian Racing defends safety standards after two deaths

    The head of the Australian Racing Board has defended safety standards at the country’s racecourses after the death of two women jockeys this week. Carly-Mae Pye died from injuries she suffered in a fall at Callaghan Park racecourse in Rockhampton,...

  • Easy for Xewkija but Nadur made to sweat

    Easy for Xewkija but Nadur made to sweat

    Xewkija Tigers and Nadur Youngsters maintained their march at the top of the GFA Division One standings last weekend after wins over Oratory Youths and Kerċem Ajax, respectively. Xewkija were too strong for the Youths as the 6-2 scoreline amply...

  • Liquigas powers Xplane for RMSR

    Liquigas powers Xplane for RMSR

    Liquigas Malta has extended its support and namesake to Liquigas Xplane, a boat participating in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race (RMSR) which sets sail tomorrow. Liquigas Xplane skipper Sean Borg said: “We have been working really hard lately and...

  • Holders Balzan, Valletta and Qormi ease into second round

    Holders Balzan, Valletta and Qormi ease into second round

    Balzan launched the defence of their knock-out title with a 13-0 drubbing of Luqa to stroll into the second round of the competition. Player/coach Boycho Marev scored four goals for Balzan. Nicola del Re and Eslam Khalifa hit a brace each while...

  • Sports round-up

    Gymnastics: American Simone Biles, who won four golds at last week’s world gymnastics championships in China, including the all-around title, was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Biles, 17, also won gold in the floor...

  • Football news

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil faces around six weeks out with a knee ligament injury, a problem that was only discovered when he joined up with the Germany squad for duty last week. Ozil, 26, first felt pain in the...

  • Marchionne gets tough with Ferrari

    Marchionne gets tough with Ferrari

    New Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne claims the marque is ready to “kick some backsides” and take risks in order to return to the front in Formula One. In taking over from former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo this week, Marchionne has come out...

  • Sporting briefs

    O’Shea: Sunderland captain John O’Shea completed a week to remember yesterday by signing two-year contract extension which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2017. The defender, who marked his 100th cap for Ireland by scoring a stoppage...

  • Marchionne gets tough with Ferrari

    Marchionne gets tough with Ferrari

    New Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne claims the marque is ready to "kick some ass" and take risks in order to return to the front in Formula One. In taking over from former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo this week, Marchionne has come out all guns...