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  • Ecclestone reveals scant contact with new F1 bosses

    Former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone returned to the Formula One paddock last week, for the first time since he was ousted in January, and revealed how little involvement he has had with the new management. The 86-year-old, who ran Formula...

  • Football news

    At least six of Brazil’s World Cup arenas, including the Maracana stadium where the final was staged in 2014, are under scrutiny in a wave of new political corruption investigations launched by the country’s Supreme Court last week. Newly unsealed...

  • Sporting briefs

    Dybala: Juventus are optimistic that forward Paulo Dybala will recover from injury in time to face Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday after he was forced out of yesterday’s game with Pescara. “He’s taken a knock and twisted it a little...

  • Local results

    MAFA Div. Two: Fleur de Lys CFK vs Qormi 3-2; Mqabba vs Tal-Qroqq 2-3. Swan League Promotion decider – Luqa Juniors vs San Ġwann Knights 0-1. Basketball Men’s League: Play-off final (game one) BUPA Luxol vs Floriana 80-72. U-14 Boys: Luxol vs...

  • Sports round-up

    Basketball, NBA: New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said yesterday that All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony  (picture) “would be better off somewhere else.” Jackson, meeting with the media two days after the Knicks completed their fourth...

  • Watch: Hibernians go five points clear

    Watch: Hibernians go five points clear

    Hibernians 2; Gżira 0 Hibernians scored two goals in the first half to see off Gżira United and move five points clear at the top of the Premier League standings. The Paolites took just nine minutes to forge ahead when Jurgen Degabriele played in...

  • Valletta, Birkirkara in six-goal thriller

    Valletta, Birkirkara in six-goal thriller

    VALLETTA 3; BIRKIRKARA 3 Valletta's comeback fell short of the desired three points as they lost further ground to leaders Hibernians. Billed as a must-win for both sides, Birkirkara stunned the champions into complete silence just before...

  • Tottenham roll on, now seek a helping hand

    Tottenham roll on, now seek a helping hand

    Tottenham Hotspur remained a worrying presence in Chelsea's rearview mirror after a second successive 4-0 victory cut the gap in the Premier League title race to four points. Bournemouth became the 12th consecutive side to leave White Hart Lane...

  • Balzan leave it late to stay in title race

    Balzan leave it late to stay in title race

    Balzan 2 - St Andrews 1 In one of the most dramatic endings of the season, Balzan managed to take all three points home and keep their hopes of lifting their first ever Premier League title. Balzan immediately took the initiative in the early...

  • Bottas ends Hamilton's pole run in Bahrain

    Bottas ends Hamilton's pole run in Bahrain

    Finland's Valtteri Bottas took his first Formula One pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix to end Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's bid for a seventh in a row. Triple world champion Hamilton qualified alongside, a mere 0.023 slower than...

  • Higuain double takes Juve closer to title

    Higuain double takes Juve closer to title

    Gonzalo Higuain scored two first-half goals to give Juventus a 2-0 win at bottom club Pescara which took them eight points clear at the top of Serie A and closer to a sixth successive title. Juventus were given a helping hand by Atalanta who held...

  • All square between relegation strugglers

    All square between relegation strugglers

    PEMBROKE ATHLETA 1; TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1 The encounter between relegation strugglers Pembroke and Tarxien was a tight affair and came down to a tale of two penalties. Two spot-kicks, taken eight minutes apart, brightened this clash. The two sides...

  • AC Milan snatch last second equaliser in thrilling derby

    AC Milan snatch last second equaliser in thrilling derby

    AC Milan hit back from two goals behind and equalised with the last kick of the game to force an extraordinary 2-2 draw against Inter Milan as the historic derby was played at lunchtime for the first time and with both clubs under Chinese...

  • New Milan owners to invest in stadium – CEO

    New Milan owners to invest in stadium – CEO

    The new Chinese owners of Milan plan to invest in a stadium and could eventually list the team on a stock market to help revive its fortunes, Milan’s chief executive-designate said yesterday. Marco Fassone, an experienced football executive hired...

  • Top place and promotion for women’s team in Jersey

    Top place and promotion for women’s team in Jersey

    The women’s national team returned home with a gold medal following their participation at the European Team Championships – Division Three played recently in Jersey. The selection, composed of Colette Sultana, Kimberley Galea and Johanna Rizzo,...

  • City, Stripes in must-win clash

    City, Stripes in must-win clash

    Valletta and Birkirkara cannot afford any slip-ups when they go head to head in this evening’s Premier League clash at the National Stadium (kick-off 6pm). Last week’s unexpected 1-1 draw against Gżira United left Valletta’s title ambitions...

  • Zammit Stevens, Mifsud set new marks in Split

    Zammit Stevens, Mifsud set new marks in Split

    The continent’s major competition – the European Championships – were held in Split, Croatia, early this month with Malta represented in the meeting by Yazmin Zammit Stevens and Kieran Mifsud. Zammit Stevens became the first woman lifter from...

  • Useful experience in Albania – Theuma

    The Maltese national team failed to make the qualifying round of the 2019 Women’s World Cup last week after finishing third in Group 2 of the preliminary phase behind Albania and Greece and ahead of newcomers Kosovo. Drawn in the same group as the...

  • O’Brien relishing clash with Selby

    Mark Selby will launch his World Championship title defence today  against an opponent who was accused of playing anti-snooker to reach the Crucible. Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien was part of a world record on Wednesday night when he won the longest...

  • ‘Sloppiness cost United in Belgium’

    ‘Sloppiness cost United in Belgium’

    Jose Mourinho admits it is “difficult” to know how to instil the missing killer instinct that continues to hamper Manchester United. Comfort made way for frustration as Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg at Anderlecht came to a close...