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  • Dortmund rue missed chances in Benfica defeat

    Borussia Dortmund were left licking their wounds after wasting several chances in a frustrating 1-0 defeat at Benfica in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash on Tuesday. The Germans misfired throughout the game with their top scorer,...

  • Australia great Hackett arrested after ‘breakdown’

    Australia great Hackett arrested after ‘breakdown’

    Australian long distance swimming great Grant Hackett was arrested and detained by police on the Gold Coast yesterday after a “breakdown” at his parents’ home, local media reported. The troubled triple Olympic champion’s father told local...

  • Mourinho believes United could pay price of success

    Mourinho believes United could pay price of success

    Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United will end up “in trouble” if they continue to fight on all fronts. Tonight’s  Europa League last-32 first leg against St Etienne kicks off a frantic 11-day period as the second leg in France comes after an...

  • Euro parliament backs probe into ‘anti-competitive practices’

    The European Parliament has backed an investigation into “anti-competitive practices” in Formula One. Labour MEP Anneliese Dodds called for an amendment to the parliament’s annual competition report published in January. The motion carried this...

  • Turkey will bid to host Euro 2024

    Turkey will bid to host the Euro 2024 soccer tournament after three previous unsuccessful attempts, Turkish Football Federation head Yildirim Demiroren said yesterday. The country previously made bids to stage the finals in 2008, 2012 and...

  • Renault recruit aero head from Red Bull

    Pete Machin will be joining Renault from Red Bull in July as the Formula One team’s head of aerodynamics. Machin worked on wind tunnel development through Renault-powered Red Bull’s four successive world championships from 2010 to 2013, having...

  • Ten Premier League players handed one-match ban

    Ten Premier League players were suspended by the Malta FA Disciplinary Commissioner yesterday. Leaders Hibernians cannot bank on defender Andrei Agius for their clash against Ħamrun Spartans as the Malta defender received his fourth booking in the...

  • University races on March 12

    The sixth BRND WGN University Ring Road Races will be held in Tal-Qroqq on March 12 with half the proceeds being donated to Hospice Malta, organisers said. “As in previous editions our aim is to make this event attractive for all by reaching out...

  • Winning start for Malta U-16

    Malta made a positive start to the UEFA European Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament after beating Armenia 1-0 in their opening game at the Centenary Stadium. Captain Shaun Dimech scored the winning goal with a direct free-kick from...

  • Woods cancels press conference as back spasm problems flare up

    Woods cancels press conference as back spasm problems flare up

    Tiger Woods has cancelled a press conference ahead of the Genesis Open as he continues to struggle with the back spasms which forced his withdrawal from the event. Woods had been due to speak to the media yesterday as the tournament benefits his...

  • Adrian Mifsud...a fast and deadly goal-poacher

    Adrian Mifsud...a fast and deadly goal-poacher

    Adrian Mifsud was, in my opinion, one of the best strikers of the modern era in Maltese football. Small in stature, Mifsud was a pacey and deadly striker who made a name for himself with Rabat, Hibernians, Sliema and Floriana. Born on December 11,...

  • Sharapova deserves a second chance, says Becker

    Sharapova deserves a second chance, says Becker

    Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-times grand slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium...

  • Brain damage in former players fuels ‘heading’ fears, study says

    Brain damage in former players  fuels ‘heading’ fears, study says

    Scientists have found signs of brain damage that could cause dementia in a handful of former football players, fuelling worries about the danger of frequent knocks from heading the ball or colliding with others on the field. The small study was...

  • I have no reason to stay in athletics, says Bolt

    Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport. Bolt will hang up his spikes following the world championships in London in...

  • Sporting briefs

    Lovren: Defender Dejan Lovren was the one notable absentee from the Liverpool squad which flew out to Spain for a warm weather training camp yesterday. The Croatia international has not played since the 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea on January 31,...

  • Leading teams show class in top clashes

    Leading teams show class in top clashes

    A few direct clashes from different championships were played during the weekend at the Cottonera Sports Complex with leading sides Valletta Mapei, Balzan Flyers Crosscraft and Sliema Wanderers obtaining crucial wins In the men’s Super League, the...

  • Football news

    Stoke City winger Ibrahim Afellay is uncertain where he will ply his trade next season, as there has been no movement in terms of extending his contract beyond the current campaign with the Premier League club. The injury-prone Dutchman has...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Schoolboy Jackson Page scored another superb win at the Coral Welsh Open, beating John Astley 4-3 to reach the last 32, yesterday. Page is playing in a professional tournament for the first time, having been handed a wild card following...

  • Regal Real fight back to beat Napoli 3-1

    Regal Real fight back to beat Napoli 3-1

    A stunning Casemiro volley crowned a superb display from Real Madrid, who fought back to beat Napoli 3-1 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie this evening. The Brazilian midfielder thundered a spectacular effort...

  • Whirlwind Bayern crush Arsenal 5-1

    Whirlwind Bayern crush Arsenal 5-1

    Bayern Munich crushed Arsenal 5-1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg, scoring three goals in a dazzling 10-minute spell in the second half to extend their record to 16 consecutive home wins in the competition. Thiago Alcantara struck...