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  • Chelsea’s title success built on sound defence

    Chelsea’s title success built on sound defence

    English champions Chelsea boasted the best defensive record for the second season running, and the fifth time in a decade. In all, the Blues conceded 32 goals for an average of 0.84 per league match played in 2014-15. The previous season, Jose...

  • England beat Scotland 8-3 in Blackpool final

    England were in a class of their own as they beat rivals Scotland in the World Eightball Pool Championship final in Blackpool, yesterday. The early stages of the best-of-15 clash were shared but England looked the more composed team as the contest...

  • Flores keen to create ‘something special’ at Watford

    New Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is out to create “something special” at Vicarage Road. The Hornets, promoted back to the Premier League last season, have been installed as favourites to go straight back down again. But former Valencia and...

  • Camilleri improves time at open water championships

    Camilleri improves time at open water championships

    In a race that had already been postponed once due to inclement weather, sea conditions were far from perfect when over 100 swimmers braved the tough conditions to undertake the second leg from the Birkirkara St Joseph Open Water Swimming...

  • Lewis Portelli breaks new ground with Sports Panorama

    Lewis Portelli breaks new ground with Sports Panorama

    In 1962, broadcasting in Malta reached another important milestone. For the first time ever, Malta Television introduced a sports programme. The series was produced and directed by the late Lewis Portelli who had already become a household name...

  • Djokovic, Sharapova turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

    Djokovic, Sharapova turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

    With everyone “feeling hot, hot, hot” at the All England Club yesterday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible. Spectators sitting under the searing sun on...

  • Football news

    Danny Blind was named the new coach of the Netherlands yesterday, replacing Guus Hiddink who resigned this week. Blind, who enjoyed a hugely successful career as a defender at Ajax and also coached the club, had been assistant to Hiddink. “I’m...

  • Sky to split with British Cycling

    British Cycling’s partnership with broadcaster Sky will end in 2016 after eight years which led to a golden run of Olympic success, two Tour de France champions and put a cynical public back on two wheels. The split, confirmed yesterday, will have...

  • Sporting briefs

    Eder: Swansea have announced the signing of Portugal striker Eder for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old will move to the Liberty Stadium from Braga. He has agreed a three-year deal with the Premier League club, and will enhance the Swans’...

  • Sports round-up

    Triathlon: Great Britain triathlon star Jonny Brownlee has been ruled out of competition until September by a stress fracture of his thigh bone. The 25-year-old 2012 Olympic bronze medallist had been training in St Moritz in preparation for the...

  • Valletta players secure UK visa in Paris

    Valletta players secure UK visa in Paris

    Valletta have received a boost ahead of their Europa League match against Welsh side Newtown AFC tomorrow evening after four of their foreign players finally secured a UK visa to travel to Wales. While the Valletta squad headed to Wales yesterday...

  • Battling Balzan lack bite to trouble Zeljeznicar

    Battling Balzan lack bite to trouble Zeljeznicar

    Balzan 0FK Zeljeznicar 2Bajic 3 pen, 13; This was always going to be a difficult test for Balzan. Conceding a goal three minutes into their European debut hardly aided Balzan’s cause against an experienced and well-deployed team like Bosnia’s FK...

  • Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final

    Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final

    The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the 2017 Champions League final, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said yesterday. The Friends Arena in Stockholm will be the venue for the 2017 Europa League final. It will be the first final of...

  • Vargas double takes hosts Chile into final

    Vargas double takes hosts Chile into final

    Chile took another step towards their dream of winning a first Copa America on home soil with a 2-1 win over Peru on Monday but Eduardo Vargas’s match-winning double was overshadowed by an early refereeing decision that turned the game the hosts’...

  • Bajada back at Tarxien Rainbows

    Midfielder Roderick Bajada has joined his former coach Jacques Scerri at Tarxien Rainbows after agreeing a one-year deal. For Bajada this will be his second time with the Rainbows after his stint of season 2012-13. Last year, the much-travelled...

  • Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

    Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

    Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after spending less than one year in his second spell in the job, the Football Association (KNVB) announced yesterday. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in...

  • Brazil defender Miranda undergoes Inter medical

    Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda is undergoing a medical in Milan yesterday ahead of his move to Inter Milan. The Brazil centre-back will reportedly join the Nerazzurri on a €15 million transfer and put pen to paper on a three-year...

  • Immobile to stay at Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund forward Ciro Immobile is unlikely to leave the Bundesliga club this summer, according to the player’s agent. The Italy international endured a difficult debut season in Germany and is a reported target of Serie A clubs Napoli and...

  • Catania president admits fix attempts

    Former Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti has confessed to attempts to fix the results of five Serie B games in Italy this season in a bid to save his club from relegation to the third division. Pulvirenti and six other people, including club...

  • Italian girls, Turkey boys prevail in 5s tournaments

    Italian girls, Turkey boys prevail in 5s tournaments

    The international Hockey5s tournaments at the Corradino Complex came to an end with the girls’ competition on Sunday. Club Italia overcame the sprightly Turkish girls 3-0 after a keen encounter played in very good sporting spirit. In a play-off...