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  • Pirlo voted Italy’s best player

    Pirlo voted Italy’s best player

    Andrea Pirlo has been voted Italy’s best player by his peers for the third year in a row. The Juventus and Italy playmaker has received the Italian Professional Footballers’ Association (AIC) trophy during a gala in Milan. The 35-year-old, who has...

  • Conte says committed to Azzurri role

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has brushed aside media reports that he will resign from his post after just five months in charge. The former Juventus tactician has steered Italy to five wins and a draw since replacing Cesare Prandelli this summer, yet...

  • Genoa’s Perotti punished for kick at Holebas

    Genoa midfielder Diego Perotti has been handed a three-match ban for aggressive conduct towards Roma defender Jose Holebas, the Lega Serie A announced yesterday. The Argentinian player kicked Holebas in the leg during Roma’s 1-0 victory at Genoa...

  • FIFA rejects Garcia appeal against Eckert statement

    FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia’s appeal against the statement issued by ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert on his investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process has been ruled inadmissible. FIFA also said yesterday there...

  • Henry retires

    Henry retires

    Former World Cup winner and Arsenal’s record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer yesterday, bringing an end to a glittering 20-year career. The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as...

  • ‘A legend

    Arsenal paid a fitting tribute to Henry with a link on the home page of their website www.arsenal.com with a 45-page gallery highlighting his incredible career at the Premier League club, entitled “Pictures: Thierry Henry’s best moments”. After...

  • Real Madrid sail into final

    Real Madrid sail into final

    Real Madrid eased into next Saturday’s final of the Club World Cup after a 4-0 win over Cruz Azul at the Le Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco, last night. Goals came from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema in the first half before Gareth Bale and...

  • Saints cut down by Blades

    Southampton suffered an embarrassing 1-0 League Cup quarter-final defeat at third tier Sheffield United yesterday while Chelsea powered into the last four with a 3-1 win at Derby County. Southampton’s bright early form now seems a distant memory...

  • 137 sailors for four-day event

    137 sailors for four-day event

    A fleet of 137 young sailors from nine countries will be contesting the 15th edition of the Optimists Class Euromed Malta Championship which will be held between next Friday and Monday. Mellieħa Bay is once again the championship’s racing arena...

  • I have never been involved in fixing, says Herrera

    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said he has never been involved in manipulating the results of games after being named among 41 people in a match-fixing probe in Spain. “In an ongoing legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain),...

  • Melita Bees finish first round with a buzz

    Melita Bees finish first round with a buzz

    MCA Winter Wallop League holders Melita Bees finished the first round of the competition on a high last weekend after beating bottom-placed Marsa Magpies to go top of the standings. On Saturday, the Magpies were strengthened with the inclusion of...

  • Two men held over death of Spanish football fan

    Two men are being held as suspects over the death of a Deportivo La Coruna supporter before a La Liga clash last month, police said. Francisco Javier Romero, 43, died in apparent organised fighting between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo ultra fans...

  • Eight track and field morning finals at Rio

    Eight track and field morning finals at Rio

    Eight track and field finals, including the women’s 10,000 metres and men’s triple jump, will be held during morning sessions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) said this week. At a council...

  • Roma spoil Italian party in Europe

    Roma spoil Italian party in Europe

    Torino’s 5-1 annihilation of FC Copenhagen on Thursday not only enabled Giampiero Ventura’s side to put an end to a seven-match winless run but also marked an almost perfect week for Serie A clubs in Europe. The Maroons became the fourth Italian...

  • Hungarian Fridrich keeps local referees updated

    Hungarian Fridrich keeps local referees updated

    The 2014 Malta Judo Federation international calendar came to an end earlier this month with a refereeing update conducted by Katalin Fridrich. Fridrich is a former member of the Hungarian national team and is now one of the top 50 referees within...

  • Football results

    League Cup QFsDerby County vs Chelsea - 1-3Sheff. Utd vs Southampton - 1-0 Playing today:Bournemouth vs Liverpool - 20.45Tottenham vs Newcastle - 20.45 FA Cup, second roundChester vs Barnsley - 0-3Luton Town vs Bury - 1-0Mansfield vs Cambridge -...

  • Pacquiao says money no object in Mayweather showdown

    Pacquiao says money no object in Mayweather showdown

    Manny Pacquiao took up Floyd Mayweather Jr’s shout-out that the boxers finally book a long-awaited clash on May 2, the Filipino insisting money was no object and that they owed it to the sport to fight each other. Mayweather, in remarks to...

  • Football news

    Barcelona defender Martin Montoya is eyeing a move to the Premier League having decided to leave the Catalan club in the January transfer window. The 23-year-old home grown talent opted to stay and fight for his place this season despite being on...

  • McIlroy named golfer of the year

    McIlroy named golfer of the year

    Rory McIlroy has been named the 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year after a stunning season on both sides of the Atlantic. The Northern Irishman won the Race to Dubai and topped the PGA Tour money list, as well as winning the Open...

  • Russian Federation calls for documentary material

    Russia’s Athletics Federation (VFLA) wants to see an unedited version of the material used by German journalist Hajo Seppelt in his documentary about alleged widespread doping in Russian sport. “The federation has demanded an unedited version of...

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