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  • McLaren take swipe at Honda engine

    McLaren have aimed another swipe at their beleaguered engine supplier Honda by saying they would be winning in Formula One if they were powered by Mercedes. The British team’s relationship with Honda is in crisis ahead of the new campaign after a...

  • FIFA ethics chiefs facing uncertain future – sources

    The two FIFA ethics chiefs responsible for banning some of the sport’s most prominent figures following a corruption scandal face an uncertain future and may not have their mandates renewed, sources with knowledge of the matter have told...

  • Nadal and Federer set up clash with wins

    Nadal and Federer set up clash with wins

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal powered to third-round wins at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells yesterday to set up a mouth-watering rematch of their recent Australian Open final. Fifth seed Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3...

  • Floriana’s Grand Triple crown

    There was a time when Maltese football was dominated by Floriana and Sliema Wanderers. The situation persisted into the late Fifties albeit with the emergence of Valletta and Hibernians the picture began to change. Season1957-58 was a particularly...

  • Russian Vesnina stuns Kerber to set up Venus quarter-final

    Russia’s Elena Vesnina ousted German second seed Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California. The victory was the 14th-seeded Vesnina’s first against a top-three player and put the...

  • Football news

    Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said it would take him a while to digest the 2-0 defeat at Leicester on Tuesday which sent his team out of the Champions League last 16 stage and threatened to unravel a season that had promised so much. The defeat at...

  • France’s LNR to discuss clubs merger tomorrow

    The French rugby league (LNR) has called an emergency meeting for tomorrow following the announcement of a strike by Stade Francais players to protest a proposed merger with Paris rivals Racing 92. “The National Rugby League is proposing an...

  • Sporting briefs

    Remiro: Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Alejandro Remiro was rushed to hospital yesterday with head trauma, the club said. According to Spanish sports daily Marca, Remiro was treated in a mobile intensive care ambulance at the club’s Lezama training...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: Japan will host Australia at Yokohama’s Nissan stadium, the venue of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, when the pair face off in the east Asian country for the first time in November. “It’s great that the very first test match for...

  • Monaco turn to Falcao to oust Manchester City

    Monaco turn to Falcao to oust Manchester City

    Monaco owe most of their recent success to their young guns, but when they face Manchester City looking to overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League last-16 tie tonight, they will turn to a more experienced player in Radamel...

  • Fenech returns as Ghedin names his 23-man squad

    Fenech returns as Ghedin names his 23-man squad

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has named a 23-strong squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier against Slovakia, to be played on March 26 at the National Stadium (kick-off 20.45). Ghedin’s first selection for 2017 contains some significant...

  • Lukaku will not sign new deal – reports

    Striker Romelu Lukaku’s future at Everton has been thrown into doubt after he told the club he does not want to sign his new contract. Only last week the Belgium international’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed the deal was “99.99999999” per cent...

  • Man. United charged after FA Cup loss to Chelsea

    Manchester United have been charged with failing to control their players during Monday’s 1-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea, the FA said. The charge relates to an incident in the 35th minute of the match at Stamford Bridge. United have...

  • Football news

    Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has affirmed that he is happy to extend his stay at Anfield, dismissing reports suggesting the delay in signing a new contract is down to his wage demands. The German, who will enter the final 12 months of his current...

  • Sporting briefs

    Derby: Championship side Derby County have appointed former defender Gary Rowett as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, the club confirmed yesterday. The 43-year-old Rowett, who made 120 appearances for...

  • Paolites in danger of missing out on play-offs

    Paolites in danger of missing out on play-offs

    With two rounds of matches to go to the end of the regular season, Caffe Moak Luxol and Gżira Athleta are assured of their play-off spots. They will be playing for the top spot on Sunday in a direct clash. Starlites, Depiro and Hibs are tussling...

  • Malta hopefuls prove themselves

    Malta hopefuls prove themselves

    Malta ‘A’ Selection 43HMS Ocean Selection 19 This was a good run out in fine weather for the rising force of young local players to get their teeth into some good foreign-based opposition… and the result was pleasing to see. The local selection...

  • Perfect ride for Mosta CC

    Perfect ride for Mosta CC

    The mass start race, hosted by Mosta AF Sign Studio recently under the auspices of the Malta Cycling Federation, on the Żebbuġ bypass attracted a good spread of participants across eight categories. A tight race in the Elite category had to be...

  • Camilleri roars to Ġnejna win

    The Island Car Club’s sixth round of racing from the Hillclimb Championship at Ġnejna was full of surprises and emotions. The weather was windy and dry but dust that gathered from the beach and fields nearby restricted drivers from developing...

  • Force India unveil new pink livery for 2017

    Force India unveil new pink livery for 2017

    British-based Formula One team Force India will race in pink this season after unveiling a radical new livery. The constructor, which operates out of Silverstone, has made the distinctive change to mark a new sponsorship deal. Force India, who...