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  • Former youth player claims paedophile ring operated in pro football

    Former youth player claims paedophile ring operated in pro football

    Former Manchester City youth team player Jason Dunford has alleged a paedophile ring was running in professional football and it was covered up as part of a conspiracy. Dunford, who waived his right to anonymity, claims the scandal is bigger than...

  • Conman who swindled WHam players out of £61,000 is jailed

    Conman who swindled WHam players out of £61,000 is jailed

    A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England boss Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years. Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham United staff – including then-boss Allardyce and England...

  • Croatia and Argentina tied in Davis Cup final

    Argentina fought back to level an absorbing Davis Cup final against hosts Croatia yesterday as Juan Martin Del Potro beat Ivo Karlovic 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 7-5 after Marin Cilic’s five-set defeat of Federico Delbonis. Neither world number six Cilic nor...

  • Team Aqua soar into the lead

    Team Aqua soar into the lead

    Chris Bake seemed to have lit the touch paper on board his Team Aqua boat during the second day of fleet racing at the RC44 Valletta Cup, yesterday. The longest-serving RC44 crew seemed to be in a different league as they achieved a perfect...

  • Hamilton fastest in practice

    Hamilton fastest in practice

    Lewis Hamilton landed an early psychological blow ahead of Formula One’s Abu Dhabi title showdown by lapping faster than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in both practice sessions yesterday. The Briton, 12 points behind the championship favourite...

  • Bale faces lengthy spell on sidelines, says Zidane

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expects to be without the services of Welsh forward Gareth Bale for a long period of time. Bale damaged tendons in his right ankle during Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League and he will...

  • Athletics

    Athletics

    There were no major surprises in the opening leg of the three-day EuroSport Malta International Challenge Marathon which got underway with a 16km run in Siġġiewi, yesterday. Charlton Debono, as expected, won the men’s race in 55 minutes, 37...

  • Upbeat Hibs out to raise pressure on Balzan

    Upbeat Hibs out to raise pressure on Balzan

    Hibernians are in buoyant mood. A run of seven games without defeat has not only propelled Hibs back into the upper tiers of the table, it has restored their players’ belief that they can challenge for the championship as they are only one point...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Veteran Leeds cueman Peter Lines produced a major shock by sinking defending champion Neil Robertson in the first round at the UK Championship. With Robertson out of sorts, Lines took full advantage and a deserved 6-3 victory thrilled the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Wilshere: Midfielder Jack Wilshere will be offered a new Arsenal contract despite being sent to Bournemouth on loan this season. Wilshere, 24, fell out of favour at Arsenal after managing only 17 games in two seasons blighted by injury. “Of course.

  • Football news

    The Rangers board will have to wait until next week to discover whether they can forge ahead with plans for an exclusive share offer. The move is designed to provide much-needed cash and also dilute the influence of shareholder and Sports Direct...

  • Bayern Munich increase turnover by €100m in one year

    Bayern Munich increase turnover by €100m in one year

    Bayern Munich, driven by strong sponsorship and marketing results, posted a record annual turnover of €626.8 million ($665 million) for the 2015-16 fiscal year, up by more than €100 million from the previous year, the club said on Friday. Hours...

  • FIFA faces lawsuit over rules banning transfer of minors

    FIFA faces lawsuit over rules banning transfer of minors

    FIFA is facing a lawsuit in a Zurich court over regulations that ban the transfer of players under the age of 18. The case was filed at the Zurich Commercial Court on Wednesday on behalf of a 17-year-old African player and his parents, who say...

  • Xewkija eliminate KO holders Kerċem

    Xewkija eliminate  KO holders Kerċem

    Xewkija Tigers beat holders Kerċem Ajax 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the KO tournament for Division One teams in Gozo last weekend. Two goals in the opening half paved the way for the Tigers’victory. On 23 minutes, Thiago Melo Dos Santos’s...

  • Decisive day looms for Hamilton and Rosberg

    Decisive day looms for Hamilton and Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton feels he faces “pretty impossible odds” going into Formula One’s Abu Dhabi title-decider while Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg says he will treat Sunday’s race like any other. Both are being disingenuous, of course.

  • Determination and hard work the strong points for Spiteri

    Determination and hard work the strong points for Spiteri

    There are some people who are natural athletes and clearly destined to achieve great things. For others, the road is harder and they have to put in a lot of effort in order to achieve success. The thing is that, most of the time, it is those who...

  • MSSF U-13 and U-16 competitions in Żebbuġ

    MSSF U-13 and U-16 competitions in Żebbuġ

    There was an entry field of 44 boys and girls, from seven different church and independent schools, for the U-13 and U-16 tennis competitions organised recently by the Malta School Sports Federation (MSSF). Rebecca Mangion and Francesca Delia, of...

  • Celtic with Messi might have beaten Barca, says Rodgers

    Celtic with Messi might have beaten Barca, says Rodgers

    Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers hailed Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as probably the greatest player ever after the Argentine magician put the Scottish champions to the sword again with both goals in a 2-0 win on Wednesday night. Messi, returning to the...

  • Strong start for Katusha

    Strong start for Katusha

    Malta laid on suitably brisk conditions for the opening day of fleet racing at the RC44 Valletta Cup. Wind gusting above 20 knots plus a choppy sea tested crews and owner-drivers alike on the 10 competing one designs, this year celebrating their...

  • Valletta and Ħamrun Spartans start league campaign on a high

    Valletta and Ħamrun Spartans start league campaign on a high

    Valletta and Ħamrun Spartans began the new Gatorade Futsal League season on a high after winning their opening-day encounters. Champions Valletta launched their title defence with a 7-1 victory over Marsascala. The score may give the impression...