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  • Valletta (Malta) to play in Champions League

    Valletta (Malta) to play in Champions League

    The next international commitment for a Maltese senior representative team will be in the Champions League Qualification Round I, to be played at the National Pool between September 30 and October 2. The Maltese side, as usual playing under the...

  • Neutral venue for final unappealing to Murray

    Neutral venue for final unappealing to Murray

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is not overly enthusiastic about the possibility of a neutral venue hosting the Davis Cup finals, but backed proposals to shorten matches in the competition. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is considering...

  • Athleta, Luxol land first honour

    Athleta, Luxol land first honour

    Gżira Athleta 59Floriana MCP Car Parks 45(34-24, 25-21) The 2016/17 basketball campaign got under way with the customary pre-season Independence Cup tournament, for men and women, where each game lasts 30 minutes and a marathon 23 games are played...

  • National side in Mexico for Eisenhower Trophy

    National side in Mexico for Eisenhower Trophy

    Andy Borg, Christian Brown, J.J. Micallef and Nick Borg (captain) have just completed their first round at the World Team Amateur Championships (WTAC), the Eisenhower Trophy, being played in Mexico. Organised by the International Golf Federation,...

  • Arsenal great Liam Brady to visit Malta

    Arsenal great Liam Brady to visit Malta

    Former Arsenal and Ireland playmaker Liam Brady (picture, right) will be visiting Malta between October 1 and 2 as guest of the local Arsenal Supporters Club. Brady, now 60, made 235 appearances and scored 43 goals for the Gunners between 1973 and...

  • Selby through to the last eight, O’Sullivan out

    Selby through to the last eight, O’Sullivan out

    Mark Selby ended a fine run by Stuart Carrington to clinch a place in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals, yesterday. The world champion made a run of 87 to win the opener. He looked set to double his lead after a contribution of 58 in the second,...

  • UEFA Grassroots Week

    UEFA Grassroots Week

    In line with the European Commission’s European Week of Sport, UEFA and its member associations celebrate UEFA Grassroots Week. The Malta FA organised various activities this month with events kicking off with the Women’s Super Cup where children...

  • Sports round-up

    Motor Racing: The Formula E electric series will have lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop next July after Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighbourhood was announced this week as the venue for two season-ending races. The ePrix...

  • Barca’s Messi ruled out for three weeks

    Barca’s Messi ruled out for three weeks

    Lionel Messi will be out of action for three weeks after the Barcelona talisman suffered a groin injury in Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid, the Spanish champions said. The five-times world player of the year limped off in the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Lukaku: Romelu Lukaku is in line to return to the Everton team for tomorrow’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth. The striker missed Tuesday’s League Cup defeat by Norwich with a toe injury but manager Ronald Koeman is optimistic he will be fit.

  • Football news

    Tony Pulis has described it as an “honour” to be inducted into the League Managers Association Hall of Fame in recognition of 1,000 games as a manager. The West Brom head coach, 58, will reach the milestone tomorrow when his Albion side travel to...

  • Birkirkara overcome 10-man Mosta

    Birkirkara overcome 10-man Mosta

    BIRKIRKARA-2, MOSTA-0 Birkirkara put their 2-1 upset to Sliema Wanderers behind them as they beat Mosta 2-0 to secure their fourth win in five games. The Stripes deserved the points as they played the better football but Mosta tried hard to...

  • Balzan climb to top of standings

    Balzan climb to top of standings

    HIBERNIANS 0 BALZAN 2 Balzan struck an early psychological blow and stole an early march on their rivals as they beat Hibernians 2-0 to climb at the top of the standings. Hibs had the bulk of the clean openings. They had no fewer than three...

  • Tarxien Rainbows move up a gear

    Tarxien Rainbows move up a gear

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 2 HAMRUN SPARTANS 1 Tarxien Rainbows moved up a gear when it mattered most to register a second successive victory after a poor start to the season. One interesting spectator was former Milan captain Paolo Maldini, who paid a...

  • Three-goal Gzira added to Pembroke's woes

    Three-goal Gzira added to Pembroke's woes

    GZIRA UNITED-3, PEMBROKE ATHLETA-0 Gzira United gained their second win of the season after hammering Pembroke Athleta 3-0. Missing a host of regular players through injury and suspension, Gzira United appeared to be facing an uphill battle but...

  • Maldini supporting son at Hibs Ground

    Maldini supporting son at Hibs Ground

    Milan legend Paolo Maldini is at the Hibernians Ground this evening to support his son Christian who is playing for Ħamrun. He arrived in Malta yesterday afternoon on a flight from LInate. Ħamrun Spartans are playing Tarxien Rainbows.

  • Modest Gollcher led by example

    Modest Gollcher led by example

    It is always sad to write obituaries. It seems that when one of our old football heroes departs, a part of me dies with him. It certainly felt so after the demise of Alex Gollcher who passed away last week and with him died a lot of what is fine...

  • Watch: You won't see a better goal than this one scored at Ta' Qali last night

    Watch: You won't see a better goal than this one scored at Ta' Qali last night

    St Andrew's fans will long savour their team's 3-0 victory over Sliema Wanderers yesterday as one of the best moments in the club's history.  But fans might also treasure memories of their BOV Premier League opener because of this amazing piece of...

  • London the perfect choice for 2020 climax – Ceferin

    London the perfect choice for 2020 climax – Ceferin

    New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes London is the perfect choice to stage the climax to Euro 2020 after 12 other cities across the continent host earlier matches, he said yesterday. Under the controversial format being used for the...

  • Goalkeeping coach Tabone passes away

    Goalkeeping coach Tabone passes away

    The Maltese football community woke up to the sad news yesterday that goalkeepers’ trainer Mark Tabone (picture, right) had passed away after a long illness. Tabone, from Valletta, was well-known in local football circles having worked as...