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  • Ferrante keen to build on Virtus’s wonder season

    Ferrante keen to build on Virtus’s wonder season

    Rookies Virtus Cynergi have just completed a fairytale campaign in the Malta Basketball Association season. Formed just less than a year ago, Virtus engaged Paul Ferrante as coach and his players took the national championship by storm on their...

  • Norwich to face Boro for Premier League place

    Norwich to face Boro for Premier League place

    Norwich City will meet Middlesbrough at Wembley for a place in the Premier League next season after a 3-1 victory over 10-man Ipswich Town in their Championship playoff semi-final, second leg at Carrow Road yesterday. Ipswich went down 4-2 on...

  • FIBA Europe General Assembly at the Excelsior

    FIBA Europe General Assembly at the Excelsior

    Delegates from all the 52 European basketball national federations convened at the Grand Hotel Excelsior yesterday for the opening day of the FIBA Europe General Assembly. The meeting is being chaired by president Turgay Demirel and general...

  • Austin snubbed by football powers

    Austin snubbed by football powers

    Can someone explain to me why England’s top teams are not rushing to sign a striker who is arguably one of the country’s most natural goal scorers? With Queens Park Rangers relegated to the Championship it is highly unlikely Charlie Austin will...

  • Raffael puts Gladbach in Champions League

    Raffael puts Gladbach in Champions League

    Borussia Moenchengladbach secured a Champions League group stage place for the first time after two goals from Raffael secured a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga yesterday. With one game left, third-placed Gladbach cannot be caught by...

  • Holders face tough tests in 113km race

    The Garmin Malta 113km, in Birżebbuġa today, will have a record participation of triathletes – an increase of 50 per cent on the previous year’s entry registration. In all, there will be 54 athletes vying for the honours in the full distance.

  • F1 refuelling return depends on cost ­ Wolff

    F1 refuelling return depends on cost ­ Wolff

    The proposed return of refuelling to Formula One in 2017 will only happen if it is affordable, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. The move, announced by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Friday, has received...

  • Motherwell in relegation play-off

    Motherwell face a fight for survival in the play-off’s after St Mirren ensured Ian Baraclough’s team will finish second bottom of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 win in Paisley. With Kilmarnock and Ross County three points ahead before...

  • Inter keeper Handanovic hands win to Juventus

    Inter keeper Handanovic hands win to Juventus

    Inter are in danger of missing out on a place in Europe next season after goalkeeper Samir Handanovic gifted champions Juventus a 2-1 victory in Serie A yesterday. Elsewhere, Lazio took an important step towards a Champions League berth by winning...

  • Contador doubles Giro lead

    Spain’s Alberto Contador doubled his Giro d’Italia lead to four seconds after a hilly eighth stage won by compatriot Benat Intxausti yesterday. The two times Tour de France winner finished fifth in the undulating 186km stage from Fiuggi to...

  • Djokovic moves up a gear to reach Rome final

    Djokovic moves up a gear to reach Rome final

    For the first time this week Novak Djokovic needed only two sets to triumph at the Rome Masters, beating Spain’s David Ferrer 6-4 6-4 as he reached the final to close in on a 24th Masters 1000 title. The world number one, who is chasing a fourth...

  • Paris SG clinch third French title in a row

    Paris St Germain clinched a third successive Ligue 1 title, with a game to spare, and stayed on course for an unprecedented domestic treble with a 2-1 win at Montpellier yesterday. The Qatari-owned club needed only a point to seal the title but...

  • Football results

    Ligue 1 Played yesterdayBastia vs Caen 1-1; Evian vs St Etienne 1-2; Guingamp vs Toulouse 2-1; Lille vs Marseille 0-4; Lyon vs Bordeaux 1-1; Monaco vs Metz 2-0; Montpellier vs Paris SG 1-2; Nantes vs Lorient 1-1; Nice vs Lens 2-1; Reims vs Rennes...

  • Honda’s Marquez takes pole at Le Mans

    Honda’s MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez took pole position for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans yesterday after lapping half a second faster than his nearest rival. Marquez’s pole, in a time of one minute 32.246 seconds on a drying track after...

  • Football news

    Danish defender Simon Poulsen has signed for PSV Eindhoven as the newly crowned Dutch champions made their first move in the transfer market to strengthen their side for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The 30-year-old signed a two-year deal...

  • Today’s sport

    National Stadium: FA Trophy semi-final 5pm Hibernians vs Qormi. Tedesco Stadium: Youth FA Under-15 8am Pietà Hotspurs vs Hibernians. Under-17 9.45am Floriana vs Hibernians; 11.30am Pietà Hotspurs vs Sliema Wanderers. Luxol Stadium: Youth FA U-15...

  • Sporting briefs

    Frosinone: Frosinone coach Roberto Stellone was overjoyed at seeing his team secure their historic debut promotion into Serie A. The Gialloblu beat Crotone 3-1 yesterday afternoon and book their spot in the top flight with a second consecutive...

  • Sports round-up

    Olympics: Peter Tallberg, the second longest serving member of the International Olympic committee, has died aged 77, the IOC said yesterday. A five-time Olympic sailor, Tallberg from Finland, had been an IOC member since 1976, second only to...

  • Man United guaranteed top-four finish as Liverpool lose

    Manchester United will finish at least fourth in the English Premier League, earning a place in next season's Champions League qualifying round, following Liverpool's 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace today. United, who missed out on Europe's elite...

  • Villa and Leicester safe, Gerrard farewell agony

    Villa and Leicester safe, Gerrard farewell agony

    Aston Villa were crushed 6-1 by Southampton but joined Leicester Cityin celebrating Premier League survival today while Steven Gerrard's farewell party was spoiled as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Midlands duo Villa and Leicester, who...