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  • Rossi ready to prove his worth

    Valentino Rossi feels this weekend’s MotoGP event in America will prove if he genuinely has a shot at a seventh title. Valentino Rossi, 35, finished a superb second to reigning champion Marc Marquez in the season-opener in Qatar three weeks ago,...

  • We must win at all costs – Borg

    Valletta defender Steve Borg has summed up his team’s cautious mindset by describing today’s encounter with fourth-placed Mosta at the Hibs Stadium (6pm) as the toughest game in their title run-in. After Mosta, Valletta will meet Balzan before a...

  • Powell to appeal drug ban

    Asafa Powell is planning his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being handed an 18-month doping ban. The sprinter was given the sanction on Thursday by a disciplinary panel of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission following his...

  • Tedesco to make debut as Floriana coach

    Naxxar Lions vs Qormi (today at 4pm, Hibernians Stadium). Level at the top of the Relegation Pool on 23 points, Naxxar Lions and Qormi will effectively secure their Premier League status if they emerge victorious from their direct clash. Both are...

  • Boston race charity donations on the rise

    Boston marathon runners are poised to set an off-course record this year, in the form of charity fund-raising. Donations to charity teams linked to the world-renowned race are flooding in from around the globe and are poised to break last year’s...

  • Bayern and Real clash in semis

    Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final this month with Atletico Madrid up against Chelsea. Yesterday’s draw in Nyon not only paired powerhouses Bayern and Real...

  • Borg through after 10-4 win over Campbell

    Alex Borg booked his place in the third qualifying round of the Dafabet World Championship after completing a 10-4 victory over Marcus Campbell, in Sheffield, yesterday. Borg, now two wins away from a place at the mythical Crucible Theatre,...

  • Juventus face Benfica roadblock

    Juve face a difficult task to reach a Europa League final in their own stadium after the Italian champions were handed a tough semi-final draw against Portuguese league leaders Benfica at UEFA headquarters in Nyon yesterday. Both sides remain...

  • FDL girls beat Playvolley in cup final series

    FDL Office Group are the 2014 National Cup winners after making sure of the title by prevailing over Playvolley Toyota in the first two ties from the best-of-three series at the Cottonera Sports Complex, last weekend. But this was no easy ride for...

  • Arsenal target FA Cup success

    Arsenal will be determined to remain on course for their first trophy in nine years when they take on holders Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, today. Last weekend’s defeat to Everton in the Premier League has piled the...

  • Weekend sports fixtures

    Hibs Stadium: Bov Premier Lea-Gue 4pm Naxxar Lions Vs Qormi; 6pm Mosta Vs Valletta.Tedesco Stadium: Bov Premier League 4pm Rabat Ajax Vs Vittoriosa Stars; 6.15pm Tarxien Rainbows Vs Floriana.Centenary Stadium: Bov Division One 4pm Msida St Joseph...

  • Soccer pauses to commemorate Hillsborough

    Every senior match in England will kick-off seven minutes later than normal this weekend as soccer marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. Nowhere will...

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: Dave Brailsford, The Man Behind His Country’S Rise To Cycling Superpower Has Quit As Performance Director Of British Cycling. Brailsford, 50, Instigated Gold Medal Hauls At Both The 2008 And 2012 Olympic Games. The Guardian Said He Was...

  • Inter, Milan fighting over Europa League crumbs

    Accustomed to fighting for the game’s biggest honours, Inter and Milan finds themselves in a seven-team scrap for a place in the unloved Europa League as their patchy Serie A campaigns draw to a close. Seven-times European champions Milan host...

  • Van Gaal outlines Dutch preparations

    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will take a group of home-based players to a training camp next month at the start of his World Cup preparations, the Dutch Football Association said yesterday. He will start on May 7 in Hoenderloo with the best of...

  • Bayern face Dortmund amid bitter loan row

    Champions Bayern Munich meet second-placed Borussia Dortmund with Bundesliga bragging rights already awarded this season but a bitter row over an old loan between the clubs has fanned the rivalry for the league’s top two teams. The Bavarians have...

  • Brazil will stage best World Cup, Blatter tells Rousseff

    Three stadiums are not ready and other promised infrastructure has been shelved, but the 2014 World Cup will “be the most successful of all time”, the head of FIFA told Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff said she spoke with Sepp Blatter...

  • It must be hard to be Messi – Barca coach

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has defended Lionel Messi following sharp criticism of the four-times World Player of the Year’s limp performance in Wednesday’s Cham-pions League defeat at Atletico Madrid. Messi, who has excelled in so many past...

  • Ancelotti plays down Ronaldo injury problems

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury problems and suggested the Portugal captain may recover in time for Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona. Top scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League...

  • Sporting briefs

    Berti Quits: Newell’s Old Boys coach Alfredo Berti, given a hard act to follow when he replaced Gerardo Martino last July, has resigned after a third defeat in a row put his team out of the Libertadores Cup. The Argentine side, twice Libertadores...

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