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  • 31 athletes could miss Rio Games after re-tests

    31 athletes could miss Rio Games after re-tests

    Thirty one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after 454 doping samples were re-tested from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the IOC said yesterday. The IOC also said it would start re-testing Sochi 2014...

  • Champion Tyson Fury apologises for offensive remarks

    World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has apologised for offensive remarks he made in an online video last week, insisting he is ‘not a bigot or a racist’. The outspoken Briton, preparing for a re-match with Wladimir Klitschko who he surprisingly...

  • Sports round-up

    Giro d’Italia: Mikel Landa’s Giro d’Italia hopes vanished when he abandoned with illness early on stage 10 yesterday before Italian first-year professional Giulio Ciccone powered to victory in Sestola. Team Sky leader Landa began the day one...

  • Man United ease past Bournemouth to seal fifth spot

    Man United ease past Bournemouth to seal fifth spot

    Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford scored to lift Manchester United to a comfortable 3-1 win over Bournemouth this evening that secured fifth place in the Premier League table. The game was hastily rearranged after the match on Sunday was abandoned...

  • France to use anti-drone technology at Euro 2016

    France to use anti-drone technology at Euro 2016

    France will deploy anti-drone technology over stadiums during the Euro 2016 championships, the tournament's security chief has said.Ziad Khoury said the technology will interfere with and take control of any flying machines that violate no-fly...

  • Doping: 31 athletes risk Rio Olympics ban, says IOC

    Doping: 31 athletes risk Rio Olympics ban, says IOC

    Thirty one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics after 454 doping samples were re-tested from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the IOC said today. A statement from the International Olympic Committee said its...

  • Old Trafford bomb scare was my fault - security firm boss

    Old Trafford bomb scare was my fault - security firm boss

    The boss of a security firm has taken personal responsibility for the bomb scare which forced Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium to be evacuated on Sunday, costing the club millions in lost revenue. The Red Devils' match with AFC Bournemouth...

  • Rashford is urged to seize his chance

    Rashford is urged to seize his chance

    Marcus Rashford will be given the chance to “knock someone off their perch” after Roy Hodgson included the uncapped 18-year-old in an expanded 26-man squad for Euro 2016, yesterday. Rashford, who has never even played for the U-21s, was the most...

  • Police chief demands answers from United over Old Trafford ‘shambles’

    Police chief demands answers from United over Old Trafford ‘shambles’

    Manchester United must be “up front” with answers about Sunday’s “shambolic” security scare at Old Trafford, the city’s police and crime commissioner has said. Tony Lloyd, who is also the mayor of Greater Manchester, said the club’s reputation and...

  • Werder keep faith in coach Skripnik

    Werder Bremen’s director of sport Thomas Eichin has confirmed that coach Viktor Skripnik will still be in charge of the club next season. Bremen avoided relegation to the second division thanks to an 87th-minute goal by Papy Djilobodji on the...

  • ‘Ronaldo’ on duty for Hereford

    Ronaldo has been cleared to take to the Wembley pitch for minor league Hereford in Sunday’s FA Vase final although opponents Morpeth Town need not lose any sleep over it. For Ronaldo, full name Hawkesbury 1 Ronaldo, is not a three-times world...

  • Leicester City celebrate Premier League title success

    Leicester City celebrate Premier League title success

    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and his players parade the Premier League trophy on top of an open bus through the City Centre. The Foxes celebrated the first league title in the club’s 132-year history with thousands of their supporters yesterday.

  • Judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing case

    Judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing case

    An Italian judge yesterday acquitted Antonio Conte, the future coach of English Premier League club Chelsea, for allegedly doing nothing to halt a 2011 match-fixing scandal while he was in charge of Siena. Conte, who will coach Italy’s national...

  • Floriana, Oliveira part ways

    Floriana, Oliveira part ways

    Floriana FC and coach Luis Oliveira have decided not to extend their association beyond the 2015-16 season, the Premier League club announced yesterday. “Floriana FC would like to thank Luis Oliveira for his professional service as coach of our...

  • Club mates Hili and Pace ride to victory at San Martin

    Club mates Hili and Pace ride to victory at San Martin

    The Malta Cycling Federation Road Race National Championship got underway earlier this month in San Martin. On the day, the Cyclist CC had the most impressive results as their riders William Hili and Hannah Pace won the Elite category and women’s...

  • Young Verstappen gives Ricciardo less to smile about after Spain victory

    Young Verstappen gives Ricciardo less to smile about after Spain victory

    Max Verstappen’s stunning victory on his Red Bull debut has given team-mate Daniel Ricciardo a taste of his own medicine, according to 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve. The 18-year-old Verstappen became Formula One’s youngest race winner at...

  • CSKA Moscow end long drought to clinch Euroleague in Berlin final

    CSKA Moscow end long drought to clinch Euroleague in Berlin final

    CSKA Moscow won their seventh Euroleague title and the first since 2008 after inspired performances by guards Milos Teodosic and Nando De Colo led them to a dramatic 101-96 overtime win over Fenerbahce Istanbul in Sunday night’s final. Ending a...

  • Keeper Mignolet hoping to avoid final spotlight

    Keeper Mignolet hoping to avoid final spotlight

    Simon Mignolet has no desire to be Liverpool’s hero in the Europa League final despite earning praise from former Reds goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek. It is the first time the Merseysiders have reached a European final since their famous Champions League...

  • Kringsja and Qormi seal promotion to Challenge III

    The fourth and final day of the EuroHockey Club Champions Challenge IV at the Corradino Complex yesterday saw Maltese team Qormi and Norway’s Kringsja SK sealing promotion from the group. The first play-off game of the day was between Finland’s HC...

  • Rosberg ponders clear-the-air talks with Hamilton following crash

    Nico Rosberg will decide in the coming days whether he needs to hold clear-the-air talks with Lewis Hamilton following their spectacular collision in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. Both Mercedes cars failed to progress beyond the fourth turn of a...