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  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in quarters

    Nadal, Federer join Murray in quarters

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open, joining Andy Murray in the last eight, though Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon...

  • Spencer Cup at Marsa

    Spencer Cup at Marsa

    The Malta Polo Club heralded the second half of the season on Saturday with the Spencer Cup, an historic trophy first presented to the Maltese in 1928 by Sir Charles Spencer in memory of his son Sir Cecil Spencer. Team Chukkas took an early lead...

  • A milestone has been reached

    A milestone has been reached

    Alex Vella talks to coach Karl Izzo about Malta’s latest feat in qualifying for the finals of a major international championship – the European Games in Azerbaijan this year. Two years of preparation gained momentum some months ago when coach Karl...

  • Parling promoted for crucial France clash

    England have promoted Geoff Parling to the second row and recalled Nick Easter to the bench for tomorrow’s decisive RBS Six Nations clash with France at Twickenham. The solitary change to the starting XV that toppled Scotland 25-13 last weekend...

  • 2022 WCup final to be played on December 18

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is to be played in November and December and the final will be held on December 18, FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio said yesterday. De Gregorio told reporters the decision was made by the executive committee of...

  • Uranium Des Arkads steals the limelight

    Driven by Kurt Saliba, French trotter Uranium Des Arkads went on to win the Assikura Championship final for Bronze Class trotters at the Marsa Racetrack, yesterday. This final, held on a short distance of 2,140m, formed part of the 11th winter...

  • La Liga leads the way

    La Liga leads the way

    La Liga is well ahead of the Premier League as the strongest in Europe in terms of Champions League consistency, with Barcelona the best-performing individual club since the rebranding of the competition in 1992. The supremacy of Spanish teams...

  • Xewkija score a late winner, easy for Nadur

    Xewkija score a late winner, easy for Nadur

    Title challengers Xewkija Tigers and Nadur Youngsters obtained contrasting wins last weekend to remain within one point of each other before their direct clash on Sunday afternoon at the Gozo Stadium. Xewkija came back from a goal down to beat...

  • O’Sullivan relaxed over Crucible

    O’Sullivan relaxed over Crucible

    Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan claims winning 10 world titles “wouldn’t change his life much” and insists he plays the Crucible tournament “just to get away from home”. O’Sullivan eased into the World Grand Prix quarter-finals late...

  • Title contenders stay on winning track

    Title contenders stay on winning track

    Luxol, Ħamrun Spartans and Balzan claimed important victories in the Futsal Premier Division to maintain their challenge for the championship. Luxol, top of the league on 38 points, beat Qormi 10-3 while Ħamrun, one point behind in second place,...

  • Vonn extends skiing record

    Vonn extends skiing record

    Lindsey Vonn (picture) dominated the Super-G at the Alpine skiing World Cup finals in Meribel, yesterday to add a record-equalling 19th globe to her collection. The American, who won the downhill title on Wednesday, took her 67th World Cup victory...

  • Local sports results

    GFA Division Two: Għajnsielem vs Qala Saints 3-1; Żebbuġ vs Għarb 4-2.IASC Division Two: Mġarr vs Żurrieq Wolves 2-3; Birkirkara vs Rovers Utd 2-2; Żabbar CB vs Safi AFC 3-2. Basketball Men’s League SFs play-offs: Athleta vs Luxol 97-53; Virtus vs...

  • Football news

    Louis van Gaal says he will retire from football when his spell with Man. United comes to an end. Van Gaal has enjoyed a stellar career that has taken him from Holland to Spain, Germany and now England, where he is contracted with United until...

  • Sporting briefs

    Points docked: Panathinaikos’ hopes of winning a 21st Greek Super League title were dented yesterday after their appeal against a three-point deduction was rejected by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO). It was the second setback to hit...

  • Sports round-up

    Cricket: India, growing in confidence with every match, thrashed Bangladesh by 109 runs yesterday in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The defending world champions made light work of their clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, outclassing...

  • Juve midfielder Pogba out for at least two months

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will be out for at least eight weeks because of a hamstring injury, Sky Sports Italia reported. The French international went off in the 26th minute of Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League last-16 second leg victory over...

  • 2022 World Cup final to be played on Dec. 18

    2022 World Cup final to be played on Dec. 18

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in November and December, with the final on December 18, FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio told reporters today De Gregorio said the decision was taken by FIFA's executive committee following a...

  • Hibs draw against Naxxar

    Hibs draw against Naxxar

    HIBERNIANS 2Jorginho 32, Lima 45NAXXAR LIONS 2Jorge 22, Toure 90 Naxxar Lions rescued a point at the death against leader Hibernians thanks to Demba Toure’s well-placed shot. Demba Toure picked up the ball from Pablo Doffo before slicing open the...

  • Valletta sweep past Mosta

    VALLETTA-3, MOSTA-1 Valletta maintained their pursuit of second-placed Birkirkara with a 3-1 win over Mosta. It was mixed performance from the champions who looked disjointed for much of the opening hour but rediscovered their form in the final 30...

  • Parma officially declared bankrupt

    Stricken Italian Serie A side Parma were officially declared bankrupt today, a day after their chairman Giampietro Manenti was arrested in a money-laundering probe. Parma's players have not been paid all season and it took just 10 minutes for a...