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Shaw made to train alone as not fit enough for Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ordered full back Luke Shaw to train alone, saying the 19-year-old is "not very fit" and unable to meet the Dutchman's expectations. Shaw joined United from fellow Premier League side Southampton after...

  • Conte’s departure a blow to Juventus and Serie A

    Conte’s departure a blow to Juventus and Serie A

    As Italy are still getting to grips with the harsh reality of having been knocked out from the group stages of two consecutive World Cup editions for the first time, last week it was Antonio Conte’s turn to drop a potentially bigger bombshell on...

  • Usain Bolt and Mo Farah headline cast in Glasgow

    Usain Bolt and Mo Farah headline cast in Glasgow

    Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah head a cast of the world’s leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland’s biggest city today. World-record holders, decorated Olympians and novice...

  • Garcia would welcome Torres return

    Garcia would welcome Torres return

    Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia says Fernando Torres would be welcomed back to the Primera Liga champions with open arms if he opts to leave Chelsea, while also playing down speculation that centre-back Miranda will be the next Rojiblancos...

  • Moore to carry flag at tonight’s parade

    Moore to carry flag at tonight’s parade

    Kevin Moore will be Malta’s flagbearer at tonight’s 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. The 23-year-old will be leading the Maltese Olympic Committee contingent at the march past inside the legendary Celtic Park, in Glasgow, today. Moore...

  • Football news

    Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country’s football federation said. Francis Gillot, Frederic...

  • Bardet, Van Garderen suffer as Rogers wins

    Bardet, Van Garderen suffer as Rogers wins

    Frenchman Romain Bardet and American Tejay van Garderen’s Tour de France podium hopes suffered a major blow yesterday when they lost considerable ground in the 16th stage won by Australian Michael Rogers. Rogers gave his Tinkoff-Saxo team their...

  • Sporting briefs

    Advocaat: Dutchman Dick Advocaat will take over as Serbia coach to lead the team’s bid to qualify for the 2016 European Championship, the Balkan country’s Football Association (FSS) president Tomislav Karadzic told Reuters. “The agreement we have...

  • There will be no slacking from Red Bull team – Horner

    Christian Horner insists Red Bull will continue to throw all they have into the current Formula One season despite their title hopes fading fast. With 10 races gone and nine to go, Red Bull have virtually half of Mercedes’s points total in the...

  • Holders reach final

    Holders Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate beat Valletta Mc Donald’s in the first knock-out semi-final to earn the right to meet either Neptunes or Sirens in the final. The Blues had the edge and conducted the score except for brief moments in the...

  • Sports round-up

    Boxing: Tyson Fury faces a long wait to discover when he can fight Dereck Chisora in a final eliminator for the WBO world title after his opponent was forced out of their Manchester showdown. After Chisora fractured his hand during a sparring...

  • Kevin Arthur Moore flag bearer for Malta at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

    Kevin Arthur Moore flag bearer for Malta at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

      Athlete Kevin Arthur Moore has been chosen by the Maltese Olympic Committee to be the flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games. Malta, through the MOC, will be among 71 Commonwealth countries and...

  • MFA report annual revenue of €7.4m

    MFA report annual revenue of €7.4m

    The Malta FA presented the financial report for season 2013/14 during thew Annual General Meeting, currently underway at the Grand Hotel Excelsior. The accounts showed revenues of €7.4 million last season compared to €7.5m the previous term. The...

  • England captain Gerrard retires from internationals

    England captain Gerrard retires from internationals

    England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his decision to call time on his international career, the Football Association said yesterday. Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool midfielder, won 114 caps for his country after making his debut in a 2-0...

  • Juventus sign Evra from Man. United

    French left back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after eight-and-a-half seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus, the Italian club said yesterday. Juve confirmed that they had agreed a £1.2 million fee for the 33-year-old, who signed a...

  • Qatar 2022 ethics probe to report in September

    An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, FIFA said yesterday. “We expect to deliver our report to the adjudicatory chamber...

  • Two clubs respond to Rummenigge remarks

    Two clubs respond to Rummenigge remarks

    Schalke and Borussia Moenchengladbach have hit back at Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for suggesting the rest of the Bundesliga are plotting against his side. Rummenigge accused his club’s rivals of rejecting Bayern’s request to...

  • Valletta face tough challenge in Azerbaijan

    Valletta face tough challenge in Azerbaijan

    Valletta FC have an arduous task to prolong their stay in this season’s UEFA Champions League as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit away at FC Qarabag in the return leg of the second qualifying round this evening (kick-off: 6.30pm). An early goal...

  • Aussies not so bold about gold medal chances in Glasgow

    Aussies not so bold about gold medal chances in Glasgow

    Australia’s reign atop the Commonwealth Games medals table faces its biggest threat in decades in Glasgow and the team’s management has been at pains to prepare the sports-mad public for the worst – defeat by England. Barring a designer-driven...

  • Only one vote at MFA general meeting today

    The Malta Football Association (MFA) annual general meeting will be staged at the Grand Hotel Excelsior today. Among the first topics at the assembly, starting at 5pm, will be the approval of the 2013 annual general meeting minutes and also the...

  • Tour riders get rest ahead of crunch time

    Tour riders get rest ahead of crunch time

    Astana rider and Tour de France yellow jersey holder Vincenzo Nibali signs an autograph before a training session, yesterday. There was no racing yesterday as the peloton enjoyed the second rest day of the Tour looking ahead to the Pyrenees and...