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  • Venezuela end long wait

    Venezuela’s Yoel Segundo Finol secured his country’s first Olympic boxing medal since 1984 after beating Algerian Mohamed Flissi to reach the flyweight semi-finals at the Rio Games. Finol has at least a bronze to take home, the guaranteed reward...

  • Brownlee retains triathlon title in British family 1-2

    Brownlee retains triathlon title in British family 1-2

    Alistair Brownlee won the Olympic triathlon in dominant style yesterday, outrunning brother Jonny in a British 1-2 to become the first to retain the title and underlining his position as the greatest-ever exponent of the swim-bike-run...

  • China in table tennis sweep

    China completed their sweep of the table tennis gold medals at the Rio Olympics after their men’s team defeated Japan 3-1 in the final. With the win, the Asian powerhouse has now won 28 out of 32 golds awarded since table tennis became an Olympic...

  • Half the world watching Games – IOC

    The IOC expects that, by the end of the Olympics, about half the world’s population will have watched the Games, with about the same number of people watching the opening ceremony as in 2012, according to early estimates by broadcast executive...

  • Clement wins 400m hurdles

    Kerron Clement of the United States dipped on the line to win the men’s Olympic 400 metres hurdles yesterday after one of his leading rivals, Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson, was disqualified for a false start. The long-striding Clement led down the...

  • Sports round-up

    Beachvolley: German beach volleyball duo Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst took gold in the early hours of yesterday, beating Brazil in gusty conditions to win their country’s first female Olympic medal in the sport and silence the partisan...

  • US swimmer made up story about Rio robbery - police

    US swimmer made up story about Rio robbery - police

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian police official. The official told the Associated Press that at around 6am on Sunday, Lochte, along with fellow swimmers...

  • Mo Farah survives scare to reach 5,000 metres final

    Mo Farah survives scare to reach 5,000 metres final

    Mo Farah survived another heart-in-mouth moment to keep his bid for a fourth Olympic title on track as he coasted into the final of the 5,000 metres in Rio. Four days after dragging himself to his feet after a fall to retain his 10,000m crown and...

  • Roma hang on for draw despite first-half sending off

    Roma hang on for draw despite first-half sending off

    AS Roma clung on for a 1-1 draw away to Porto despite having Thomas Vermaelen sent off on his debut before halftime in a dramatic Champions League playoff first leg last night. Porto defender Felipe gifted Roma the lead with an own goal but the...

  • Olympics: Swimming team-mates of Ryan Lochte removed from flight to US

    Olympics: Swimming team-mates of Ryan Lochte removed from flight to US

    American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from a flight to the US by the Brazilian authorities, the United States Olympic Committee said. The drama happened hours after a judge ordered gold medallist Ryan Lochte and team-mate...

  • Murray and Nadal roll, Raonic outslugs Isner

    Murray and Nadal roll, Raonic outslugs Isner

    Olympic and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray picked up where he left off in Rio by drubbing Argentina's Juan Monaco to take his place in the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Murray, who with his gold medal triumph at the Rio...

  • Kipruto runs to 3,000m steeplechase gold in Rio

    Kipruto runs to 3,000m steeplechase gold in Rio

    Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto stormed to victory in the men’s 3,000 metre steeplechase final yesterday, ensuring the East African nation maintained its iron grip on the event it has won in every Games since 1984. The 21-year-old had long been touted...

  • Brazilian police arrest IOC member in ticketing investigation

    Brazilian police arrested a member of the IOC’s executive board, Ireland’s Patrick Hickey, in his hotel in Rio de Janeiro yesterday in connection with an investigation into ticket touting at the Olympics. Police said in a statement they had...

  • Lange sails to Nacra title for Argentina

    Lange sails to Nacra title for Argentina

    Argentine helmsman Santiago Lange and crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli won gold in the Nacra 17 mixed-sex catamaran class at the Rio 2016 Olympics after a fast medal race that saw wind pick up smartly on the Pao de Acucar course on Guanabara...

  • Clubs struggling to cope with laborious work permit process

    Clubs struggling to cope with laborious work permit process

    Local clubs have been engaged in a race against time to ensure that the registration documents of players from non-EU countries comply with Malta FA regulations ahead of the start of a new season. Last month, the Malta FA Executive Committee...

  • Brazilians end Walsh Jennings bid for 4th gold in beachvolley

    Brazilians end Walsh Jennings bid for 4th gold in beachvolley

    Brazilian duo Barbara Seixas and Agatha Bednarczuk dished out a first ever Olympic loss to American great Kerri Walsh Jennings amid a fevered atmosphere on Copacabana beach to reach the final of the women’s beach volleyball. The Brazilians won the...

  • New cup adds allure to 2016/17 FA Trophy

    As the silversmiths at renowned London-based firm Thomas Lyte put the finishing touches on the new cup for the FA Trophy competition, the quest to win the 2016/17 KO begins on September 3 when Division Three side Xgħajra Tornadoes take on Gozitans...

  • Russia stripped of 2008 relay gold due to positive re-test

    Russia was ordered yesterday to return its gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m women’s relay after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for a banned substance in a re-analysis of her sample. The International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

  • Guardiola impressed by Aguero’s response to penalty misery

    Guardiola impressed by Aguero’s response to penalty misery

    Manchester City boss Pep Guar-diola hailed the attitude of Sergio Aguero after recovering from two penalty misses to sink Steaua Bucharest with a hat-trick. Aguero twice suffered frustration from the spot inside the first 20 minutes of the first...

  • Jamaica, Kenya and US strike gold in athletics

    Jamaica, Kenya and US strike gold in athletics

    Jamaica, Kenya and the United States added to their medal tallies in the 110 metres hurdles, women’s 1,500m race and men’s triple jump on Day Two of the athletics events in Rio, while Russia’s sole track and field competitor survived to compete...