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  • Funeral for F1 driver Jules Bianchi

    Funeral for F1 driver Jules Bianchi

    Friends and fans pay tribute to Formula One driver Jules Bianchi at his funeral in France following a crash in which he was fatally injured. Paul Chapman reports.  

  • Hibs succumb in second half

    Hibs succumb in second half

    Maccabi Tel Aviv 5Jorginho 32 og; Zahavi 57 pen., 90; Ben Haim II 62; Igiebor 82;Hibernians 1Soares 51; (Maccabi win 6-3 on aggregate) Two quick goals early in the second half dashed Hibs’ dreams of reaching the third qualifying round of the...

  • Upton Park showing fills us with belief – Haber

    Birkirkara approach tomorrow’s Europa League second qualifying tie against West Ham United with a healthy dose of optimism following a gutsy showing last week at Upton Park, goalkeeper Justin Haber said. Last week, Haber produced a...

  • Rooney eyes Charlton’s scoring record at United

    Rooney eyes Charlton’s scoring record at United

    Wayne Rooney has set himself a target of 20 goals this season, which would break Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record as Manchester United’s highest scorer of all time. Rooney is already within one goal of United legend Charlton’s England scoring...

  • Soccer legend Pele leaves Sao Paulo hospital

    Brazilian soccer legend Pele left the hospital after undergoing back surgery, the latest in a series of health complications for the 74-year-old former star striker. Pele, whose given name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, spent the weekend at...

  • Sterling makes instant impression on City debut

    Sterling makes instant impression on City debut

    Record signing Raheem Sterling made an instant impression on his Manchester City debut, scoring in the third minute of the Premier League club’s penalty shoot-out win over Roma in a pre-season friendly yesterday. The 20-year-old was jeered at the...

  • Australia offer Davis Cup olive branch to Tomic

    Australian tennis officials want to clear the air with Bernard Tomic and reinstate the country’s estranged number one into the Davis Cup team for the semi-final against Britain. The controversial world number 29 was booted off the team before the...

  • Young Malta team racing in Pwllheli Europeans

    Young Malta team racing in Pwllheli Europeans

    The 2015 Optimist European Championships got off to an exciting start in Pwllheli, Wales, last weekend. After a warm-up race in a stiff breeze gusting over 20 knots and a 1.5m swell, teams from 37 countries were paraded through Pwllheli and on to...

  • Formula One says farewell to Jules Bianchi

    Formula One world champions past and present paid their respects to Jules Bianchi and mourned one of their own at the French driver’s funeral yesterday. Lewis Hamilton, the current champion for Mercedes, attended the service at Nice’s...

  • Pulido earns ticket to King of Rock final in Istanbul

    Pulido earns ticket to King of Rock final in Istanbul

    Javier Pulido has won the second edition of the Red Bull King of the Rock Malta Qualifiers after an exciting final against Milos Damja-novic last weekend. The decisive match was played in front of a sizeable crowd at the Bognor Sports Complex,...

  • Greek FA rejects Markarian resignation

    Sergio Markarian resigned as Greece coach yesterday but it was unclear if he would leave the post after the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) rejected his resignation. The 70-year-old Uruguayan succeeded Italian Claudio Ranieri in February...

  • Valletta SC players dominate season

    Valletta SC players dominate season

    The 2014-15 season, organised by the Malta Table Football Sport Association, came to a close recently with Valletta Subbuteo Club again scooping most of the honours at stake to retain their number one status in the country. The City team won the...

  • Froome frustrated by data scrutiny

    Froome frustrated by data scrutiny

    Chris Froome has asked why his performance in leading the Tour de France has invited more scrutiny than any of his rivals’ displays in winning other major races. Froome (Team Sky) leads by three minutes 10 seconds from Nairo Quintana (Movistar)...

  • Hibs face Raiders in league opener

    The draws for the new 2015-16 BOV Women’s League were held at the Malta FA headquarters in Ta’ Qali, earlier this week. The championship will see 13 teams competing in two sections, six in the top flight and seven others in Division Two. The draw...

  • Japan Master at Ħamrun dojo

    Kano Yamanaka, a sixth Dan Master, is currently in Malta as guest of the Aikido Yamato Dojo which is based in Hamrun. Yamanaka, of Japan, is a high-ranking Aikido practitioner and ranked among the most expert martial artists in Asia. He started...

  • Bendtner receives Wolves warning

    Nicklas Bendtner has been warned by Wolfsburg chiefs to improve his fitness if he wants to have a future at the club. The former Arsenal striker is following an individual training regime because he club are unhappy with his condition. Wolfsburg...

  • Sports round-up

    Cricket: Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the final of the World Twenty20 next year, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said yesterday. The BCCI named eight venues for the biennial event, which has been staged across three cities in each of its...

  • Juventus need quality signings

    Juventus need quality signings

    Many interesting deals in Italy could still happen by the time the transfer deadline window slams shut on August 31. The first three weeks of the transfer dealings have seen various moves from the top teams in Serie A with champions Juventus...

  • FIFA tries again to clean itself up but critics unimpressed

    FIFA tries again to clean itself up but critics unimpressed

    FIFA will set up a new task force to propose reforms aimed at cleaning itself up, a move critics said was an inadequate response to the worst crisis in the 111-year history of soccer’s governing body. The suggested reforms would include integrity...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fined: Bulgarian clubs Marek Dupnitsa and Haskovo have been fined after UEFA raised suspicions of match fixing, the Bulgarian Football Union said. The two clubs, relegated from the top flight last season, were denied licences to compete in this...