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Liverpool's Johnson out for a month with groin injury

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson will be out for around a month with a groin injury, British media reported. The 30-year-old tore his groin during the first half of Liverpool's 3-0 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and...

  • 408 students in annual cross country races

    408 students in annual cross country races

    Last week, children from most church and private schools, as well as from some state schools, responded to the call of Athletics Malta to take part in the annual cross country event at the Marsa grounds. Aimed at introducing en-durance running on...

  • Suspensions bite for Qormi

    Qormi’s defensive options ahead of their clash with Sliema Wanderers have been weakened after they had three players receiving a one-match ban yesterday. Argentine centre-half Maurizio Mazzetti, dismissed for two yellow cards in the 1-1 draw...

  • National karate championships

    The Malta Karate Federation (MKF) last month organised the Karate National Championships at Savio College, Dingli, under the theme Solidarjetà bl-iSport (Solidarity Through Sport). The event was contested by 160 athletes from eight clubs...

  • Player survives lightning strike in Copa Peru match

    A Peruvian player is recovering in hospital after being struck by lightning during a Copa Peru match between his Sport Aguila side and visitors Union Fuerza Mineira, the away club and local media reports said yesterday. Joao Contreras, 21,...

  • Hapkimudo seminar

    Hapkimudo seminar

    The Malta Hapkimudo Association (MHA) organised a technical seminar last month. For the occasion, the MHA hosted Grand Master Lee Kang Jong (eighth dan). Assisting Jong was his first assistant Kevin Edon along with Robert Frau and Christopher Vella.

  • England racing towards Euro 2016

    England racing towards Euro 2016

    France will host the European Championship finals in 2016. Les Bleus will join 23 other qualifiers in the tournament draw with the teams divided into six groups. The top two and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16 in...

  • Wales top team in Malta Open

    A total of 34 wrestlers, from five countries, recently participated in the Malta Open International tournament which was staged in Naxxar. The top team this year was Wales. Their wrestlers won three weight categories besides adding a silver and a...

  • Qormi’s promotion to Second Division in the 1963-64 season

    Qormi’s promotion to Second Division in the 1963-64 season

    In 1962-63, Qormi FC just missed out on promotion to the Second Division. The following season, however, the Tigers beat the stiff challenge of Senglea Athletic to secure promotion in a thrilling finale. Qormi deserved the honour but Senglea were...

  • Sports round-up

    Badminton: Badminton ‘powerhouse’ Malaysia lamented their absence from next week’s $1 million Super Series Masters Finals in Dubai. With world no.1 Lee Chong Wei suspended for a doping violation, Malaysia will have no representatives at the...

  • Nursery fun event in aid of L-Istrina

    For the fourth year running, Eurosport has teamed up with L-Istrina to organise a football nursery fun event. The friendly marathon, to be held on Sunday in Birkirkara, will give children the opportunity to unite through sport while raising funds...

  • Football news

    Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio revealed this week that Serie A will be testing goal-line technology ahead of next season. Tavecchio wants to introduce goal-line technology in Italy, especially as it was already used...

  • Sporting briefs

    Suarez: Villarreal have reached a deal to sign Argentine midfielder Leo Suarez from Boca Juniors. The 18-year-old, who had been linked with a move to Valencia, will pen a five-year contract with Villarreal, pending a successful medical. Coyle:...

  • IAAF refutes new doping allegations

    The IAAF has refuted fresh doping allegations after it was claimed athletics’ world governing body turned a blind eye to suspicious blood tests involving 150 athletes, including a leading Briton. German TV broadcaster ARD reported that a member of...

  • Liverpool count cost of Champions League exit

    Liverpool's early exit from the Champions League has a number of implications for the club. Here Press Association Sport looks at some of the after-effects. FINANCE Liverpool banked £8.4million from the group stage before television income is...

  • Former Hamrun players Fenech, Grima banned for life

    Former Hamrun players Fenech, Grima banned for life

    Former Hamrun Spartans players Roderick Fenech and Massimo Grima have been banned for life for match-fixing, the Malta FA have announced. The case goes back to season 2012/13 when the two former defenders and two former committee members of Hamrun...

  • Qormi trio among nine players banned for one match

    Qormi will be without three players for their important match against Sliema Wanderers on Sunday after defenders Maurizio Mazzetti and Zoran Levnaic, and midfielder Bjorn Bondin were handed a one-match ban. Mazzetti, from Argentina, was...

  • Juventus scrape through with risk-free draw

    Juventus did the bare minimum as they scraped into the Champions League knockout stage with a 0-0 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, a result which also suited the Spaniards who topped the group. The first half was reasonably intense, with sporadic...

  • Rodgers upbeat despite Liverpool's Champions League exit

    Rodgers upbeat despite Liverpool's Champions League exit

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers took an upbeat view on a dismal night as the five-times European champions were bundled out of the Champions League following a 1-1 draw with FC Basel at Anfield last night. Liverpool's cause was not helped when...

  • Basel knock out Liverpool as Juventus scape through

    Basel knock out Liverpool as Juventus scape through

    Liverpool’s Champions League challenge ended in a 1-1 draw against FC Basel, who booked their spot in the last 16 last night after withstanding a late fightback sparked by a stunning Steven Gerrard free-kick. Juventus booked their place in the...

  • Rejuvenated Van Persie heading United charge

    Rejuvenated Van Persie heading United charge

    Criticised earlier in the season, Dutch striker Robin van Persie’s revival continued as he scored twice in a 2-1 victory at Southampton that moved Manchester United to third in the Premier League on Monday. After last month’s 2-1 win against...

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