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Roma v Fiorentina is pick of opening Serie A fixtures

Juventus start the defence of their Serie A title at Chievo next month but the pick of the first-day fixtures announced today will see last season's runners-up AS Roma host Fiorentina who finished fourth. The opening weekend, on Aug. 30-31, also...

  • Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery

    Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said yesterday. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the 100...

  • Majka closes in on polka dot jersey

    Majka closes in on polka dot jersey

    Poland’s Rafal Majka took a big step towards winning the Tour de France polka dot jersey when he took a solo route to the stage victory yesterday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his grip on the overall race. Majka was the best climber on...

  • Sporting briefs

    Empoli: Serie A newcomers Empoli have signed midfielder Tiberio Guarente from Sevilla on a one-year contract. The 28-year-old from Pisa enjoyed separate loan spells from Catania and Chievo during the 2013-14 season and returns to Italy permanently...

  • Biros helps Reds beat gallant Sirens

    Neptunes Grimaldi booked a passage into the final of the knock-out competition after beating a gallant Sirens Ritter Sport who have come a long way this season after grooming a well-knit team spearheaded by Italian Christian Presciutti and Csaba...

  • Two wins for Maltese U-18 girls

    The Maltese U-18 girls team are through to the semi-finals of the Euro Championship (Division C) after two wins from two matches in the qualifying phase of the tournament, currently being played in Andorra. Malta started in style following a 54-42...

  • Sports round-up

    Winter Sport: Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a public plea for help after her laptop including all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen from her car. The 34-year-old, who became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a...

  • Raikkonen has Mattiacci backing

    Raikkonen has Mattiacci backing

    Kimi Raikkonen’s future at Ferrari would appear to be safe in the wake of team principal Marco Mattiacci’s glowing reference, yesterday. Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari has been nothing short of an embarrassment for a driver who won his 2007 world...

  • Young man of Maltese descent on trial with Manchester United

    Young man of Maltese descent on trial with Manchester United

      Oscar Borg, a 16-year-old whose grandparents are Maltese, is currently on trial with Manchester United. Nicknamed 'Gareth' after Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale, the youngster is currently signed up with London side West Ham United. The speedy...

  • Malta's contingent in Commonwealth Games

    The Maltese contingent taking part in the Commonwealth games is made up of: Diane Borg, Rebecca Camilleri, Rachel Fitz, Sare’ Rebecca and Kevin Moore - athletics; Kirsty Caruana, Peppina Dalli and Adreana Zammit - gymnastics; Isaac Bezzina, Jeremy...

  • Club officials urged to step out of their ‘comfort zones’

    Club officials urged to step out of their ‘comfort zones’

    Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo outlined the association’s top three priorities for the coming years, urging club officials to “step out of your comfort zones” during the 2013/14 Annual General Meeting, held yesterday evening at the...

  • Malta FA report revenues of €7.4 million

    The Malta FA reported revenues of €7.4 million last season compared to €7.5m the previous term while the annual expenditure went up from €5.2 to €5.6 million, according to the association’s financial report for season 2013/14. Despite posting a...

  • Dunga named as new Brazil coach

    Brazil named Dunga (picture) as their coach for the second time yesterday, two weeks after they were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, a result which led to the resignation of former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The 50-year-old...

  • Real sign Rodriguez

    Real sign Rodriguez

    Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said yesterday. “Real Madrid and AS Monaco have reached an agreement for the transfer of James Rodriguez that will see him at the club...

  • Southampton ready to sell Dani Osvaldo

    Southampton are looking to sell their record signing Italian Dani Osvaldo who has been at St Mary’s for less than a year, the Premier League club’s new manager Ronald Koeman said. The Saints paid Roma a club record fee of 15 million pounds for the...

  • Nine-man City go down in Qarabag

    Qarabag 4Valletta 0 (Qarabag win 5-0 on aggregate) Qarabag ended nine-man Valletta’s involvement in this season Champions League as the Azeris eased to a 4-0 win at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium to complete a 5-0 aggregate victory yesterday. Valletta...

  • Nine new limits set at Tal-Qroqq

    Nine new limits set at Tal-Qroqq

    The 2014 National Champion-ships held at Tal-Qroqq complex between last Friday and Sunday produced several encouraging performances, with the numerous spectators enjoying five sessions of keen races. The highlights of the champion-ships, this year...

  • Leicester smash club record to sign Ulloa from Brighton

    Promoted Premier League club Leicester City have signed Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa for a reported fee of eight million pounds which represents a record deal for both clubs. Leicester won the Championship last season and are back in the top...

  • Gambina new champion

    Gambina new champion

    Following the encouraging performances by HiTT Academy youngsters at the junior championships, the national event for senior players presented an ideal opportunity for the organisation to cement its status as the leading table tennis school in...

  • Conte’s departure a blow to Juventus and Serie A

    Conte’s departure a blow to Juventus and Serie A

    As Italy are still getting to grips with the harsh reality of having been knocked out from the group stages of two consecutive World Cup editions for the first time, last week it was Antonio Conte’s turn to drop a potentially bigger bombshell on...

  • Usain Bolt and Mo Farah headline cast in Glasgow

    Usain Bolt and Mo Farah headline cast in Glasgow

    Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah head a cast of the world’s leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland’s biggest city today. World-record holders, decorated Olympians and novice...