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  • Audi Malta Motorsport Awards 2015

    Audi Malta Motorsport Awards 2015

    The first edition of the Audi Malta Motorsport Awards 2015, will appreciate and recognise nine racing drivers and five club officials along with two special awards during the much anticipated event among the local motorsport community. The awards...

  • Resilient Monaco stun Arsenal

    Resilient Monaco stun Arsenal

    Monaco gave Arsenal a lesson in patient, counter-attacking football to win their Champions League last 16 first leg-match 3-1 in London last night and take a stranglehold on the tie. French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia put the visitors ahead...

  • Failed Messi penalty could be Barca’s ‘what if’ moment

    Failed Messi penalty could be Barca’s ‘what if’ moment

    If Barcelona fail to secure their eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final appearance, Lionel Messi’s failed penalty at Manchester City on Tuesday could well prove their “what if” moment. Barca were leading 2-1 in the last 16, first leg...

  • Tevez drops tantrums to find new lease of life

    Tevez drops tantrums to find new lease of life

    Italian football has become something of a refuge for players who have fallen out of favour in other European leagues or are reaching the twilight of their careers. Players such as Kaka, Mario Balotelli, Patrice Evra, Ashley Cole, Nemanja Vidic,...

  • Greece suspends professional soccer leagues indefinitely

    Matches in Greece’s professional soccer leagues have been suspended indefinitely in a crackdown on violence, the Super League said yesterday. The move follows a pitch invasion at the end of the Athens derby last weekend and a Super League board...

  • No club compensation for a 2022 winter WCup – FIFA

    No club compensation for a 2022 winter WCup – FIFA

    FIFA flexed its muscles again yesterday when it announced that clubs will not get compensation for losing players and suffering domestic disruption due to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar. A day after a FIFA task force angered Europe’s clubs by...

  • Booze ban for Tottenham fans

    A strong police presence and 24-hour alcohol ban welcomes Tottenham fans ahead of the Europa League tie against Fiorentina. The last-32 tie is evenly poised at 1-1 ahead of a return leg for which the authorities in Florence are taking no chances...

  • Top scorer Edison ruled out of Żebbuġ match

    Hibernians will be without their chief scorer Luis Edison for Saturday’s BOV Premier League clash against Żebbuġ Rangers as yesterday he was handed a one-match ban by the Malta FA Disciplinary Commissioner. The prolific Brazilian netted his 24th...

  • Stuttering Giallorossi kick off decisive week in Rotterdam

    Roma begin a very important stretch this evening at Feyenoord in the Europa League. Rudi Garcia’s team will face the Dutch in the second leg of their last 32 tie in Rotterdam and then return home to meet Serie A leaders Juventus four days...

  • Autocross races held in difficult track conditions

    Autocross races held in difficult track conditions

    The 2014-15 Autocross National Championship series at the Ta’ Qali circuit were held regularly on Sunday despite the bad weather and persistent rains that fell for most of the day. However, all Motocross events had to be postponed because of the...

  • Bartolo – a fine player and great sportsman

    Bartolo – a fine player and great sportsman

    The demise of Andrew Bartolo on Christmas Day last year, at the venerable age of 94, broke one of the last links with the good old days of Maltese football. Bartolo was born in Floriana on January 22, 1920. Like most boys of his era he ran and...

  • Genovese’s record haul of titles get world recognition

    Genovese’s record haul of titles get world recognition

    A stellar career for table tennis veteran Mario Genovese was capped off in style this month as he entered the Guinness World Record books as the man with the most National Championships worldwide. Genovese has won 21 national titles in singles...

  • All-London League Cup showdown on Sunday

    All-London League Cup showdown on Sunday

    Next Sunday’s 2015 League Cup final at Wembley Stadium will be contested by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. In the semi-finals, the Spurs eliminated cup battlers Sheffield United, of League One, 3-2 on aggregate (1-0 and 2-2) while...

  • Jamaica making anti-doping strides, says WADA chief

    Jamaica making anti-doping strides, says WADA chief

    Jamaica has made progress towards beefing up drug-testing and repairing its tarnished sprinting reputation following a string of doping scandals, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency told Reuters. WADA president Sir Craig Reedie arrived in...

  • Football news

    Juventus have become the highest-ranked Italian team in the UEFA classification for clubs after joining the top 20 thanks to their victory over Borussia Dortmund. With Milan not involved in Europe this season, Juve’s 2-1 win over Borussia earned...

  • Mickelson calls Love a ‘perfect fit’ as US Ryder Cup captain

    Phil Mickelson, whose outspoken criticism of Tom Watson’s Ryder Cup captaincy made headlines last year, gave his support to the appointment of Davis Love III as his successor yesterday. Mickelson was part of an 11-member task force set up by the...

  • McLaren’s Alonso leaves hospital

    McLaren’s Alonso leaves hospital

    McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week’s final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital yesterday following a big crash four days ago. The Spaniard, a double world champion, smiled and waved to reporters and fans...

  • Assikura Brokers Gold Class final on Sunday

    This year’s Assikura Insurance Brokers Ltd harness racing championship for Gold Class trotters has reached a decisive stage with the final scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack. The qualifying heats were held earlier this month...

  • Sporting briefs

    TV rights: Italian football will be screened on UK television until 2018 reports said as BT Sport renewed its broadcasting deal with the Serie A clubs. As from next season, BT Sport will show up to 380 live Serie A games per season until the end...

  • Sports round-up

    Davis Cup: Gael Monfils was named in France’s Davis Cup team to play Germany in Frankfurt next month despite reports he had told captain Arnaud Clement he wanted a rest. The tie will be a rematch of last year’s hard-fought World Group...