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  • Chelsea agree Filipe Luis deal

    Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to sign Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis. The 28-year-old, who is yet to agree personal terms at Stamford Bridge, is poised to become the Blues’ second signing from Atletico in the last 24...

  • Europa League – Playing today

    Second qualifying round, first legFC Astana vs H. Tel AvivKairat Almaty vs Esbjerg fBFK Neftchi vs KoperKosice vs S. LiberecLaci vs ZoryaBuducnost vs Omonia NicosiaDinamo Minsk vs MYPATrencin vs VojvodinaElfsborg vs Inter BakuK. Atlantas vs S.

  • Champions League

    Second qualifying round, first legPlayed yesterdayDinamo Tbilisi vs Aktobe - 0-1Legia Warsaw vs St Patrick’s - 1-1Malmo FF vs Ventspils - 0-0Ludogorets R. vs Dudelange - 4-0Stroemsgodset vs S. Bucharest - 0-1 Second legs: July 22/23.

  • Suarez bids adieu to Premier League

    Suarez bids adieu to Premier League

    Last season, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez finished as the Premier League’s leading marksman with a total of 31 goals. It seemed that the Uruguayan reserved his best for matches against Norwich who were relegated to the Championship at the end of...

  • Spate of records at MWA clubs competition

    Spate of records at MWA clubs competition

    The Malta Weightlifting Association last weekend hosted the annual competition for clubs at the Cottonera Sports Complex. Cottonera WL Centre topped the overall standings with 3,648 points to finish ahead of MCAST Naxxar, Starmax and Cross Fit...

  • Debono bolsters Floriana defence

    Debono bolsters Floriana defence

    Alfred Debono’s best trait as a player was his clean and steady style of play. Quite unassuming, he gave his opponents a false impression. Beneath the calm and unruffled exterior, lay a dormant volcano which made him one of the toughest defenders...

  • Australia’s former sprint record holder Sullivan retires

    Australia’s former sprint record holder Sullivan retires

    Former 100 metres freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan (picture) has retired from the pool following medical advice not to swim on to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Swimming Australia said yesterday. The 28-year-old, who also held the 50m...

  • Football news

    Mainz have snapped up Chile international Gonzalo Jara on a two-year contract after he became a free agent. The 28-year-old defender, who played for West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Brighton in England, could extend his stay with the Bundesliga...

  • Attacking Gallopin claims 11th stage

    Attacking Gallopin claims 11th stage

    Two days after wearing the yellow jersey, France’s Tony Gallopin claimed the 11th stage of the Tour de France thanks to late attacks in a nervous finale yesterday. German John Degenkolb was second and Italian Matteo Trentin took third place at the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Huszti: Szabolcs Huszti is on the verge of joining Chinese club Changchun Yatai after their offer was accepted by Hannover. The Hungarian attacking midfielder, who joined Hannover from Zenit St Petersburg two years ago, requested a move this...

  • Powell third on 100m comeback after doping ban ends

    Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell finished third on his return to 100m action at a meeting in Lucerne, the day after his reduced doping ban ended. “It’s good to be back. I’ve had a lot of stress and pressure over the last few months,” said Powell...

  • Sliema edge Sirens as excitement turns into mayhem

    Sliema edge Sirens as excitement turns into mayhem

    The Sirens Ritter Sport-Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate match had a bizarre ending as excitement turned into a turbulent finish with prolonged contestations making for total mayhem. With 0.1 seconds left and the Blues leading 11-10, Sirens were...

  • Sports round-up

    Basketball: European Championships – Malta vs Gibraltar 93-25. Athletics: Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah confirmed he will be fit to take part in this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after recovering from abdominal pains. The...

  • Rosberg extends contract with Mercedes

    Rosberg extends contract with Mercedes

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a multi-year contract extension with Mercedes ahead of his home German Grand Prix at Hockenheim this weekend, the team said. The deal was expected – and in fact widely assumed to have been...

  • Man Utd sign up Japanese noodle maker

    Manchester United signed a multi-season sponsorship deal with Japanese noodle maker Nissin on Wednesday, illustrating the English soccer team's undiminished appeal to a broad range of businesses. The agreement follows a record sportswear...

  • Milan confident over Balotelli

    Milan confident over Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli's immediate future is in Italy, with AC Milan announcing the striker will take part in their pre-season tour of the United States. The 23-year-old is coming off a disappointing campaign with the Rossoneri and the club's president...

  • Juventus sign Allegri after Conte departure

    Juventus sign Allegri after Conte departure

    Updated 12.16pm Italian champions Juventus have signed Massimiliano Allegri, the former Milan coach, to be their new coach. The two year deal was announced by Italian media this morning. Antonio Conte, who coached Juventus to three successive...

  • F1 title leader Rosberg extends Mercedes contract

    F1 title leader Rosberg extends Mercedes contract

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a multi-year contract extension with Mercedes, the team said today, announcing the new deal ahead of the German driver's home grand prix. "I'm looking forward to the next years together, when...

  • Berlin crowds welcome German champs home

    Berlin crowds welcome German champs home

    About a million jubilant Germans welcomed their triumphant national team home to Berlin yesterday, many waving flags and banners saying “We are all world champions!” as they basked in the nation’s fourth World Cup victory. Hundreds of thousands of...

  • Conte quits Juve

    Conte quits Juve

    Antonio Conte has left his post as coach of Juventus after winning the Serie A title for three successive years. The 44-year-old announced his decision in a video interview on the club’s official website yesterday evening – just a day after the...