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  • Ricciardo tops opening practice in Hungary GP

    Ricciardo tops opening practice in Hungary GP

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo reminded Formula One's title contenders that he and Red Bull remain a force to reckon with after posting the fastest time in opening Hungarian Grand Prix practice on Friday. Fourth in the championship standings but 60...

  • Watch: Nainggolan pens new Roma contract

    Sought-after midfielder Radja Nainggolan has signed a new four-year contract with Roma. The 29-year-old Belgian, who had been linked to Chelsea and Manchester United, has committed to the Serie A club until June 30, 2021. On Thursday he told...

  • Live: Football transfers news, rumours

    Live: Football transfers news, rumours

    Welcome to this new initiative by Times of Malta's sports desk. We are looking to keep our readers and social media followers updated with all the latest news and gossip regarding the summer transfer window. 11.30am Manchester United's hopes of...

  • Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    WHAT THE PAPERS SAY The Sun reports that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to take Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Stamford Bridge. The Italian is said to be planning a £50 million swoop for the pair as he looks to beef up his...

  • Eder's double hands Inter win over Bayern Munich

    Eder's double hands Inter win over Bayern Munich

    Inter striker Martins Eder scored two first-half headers as the Italian side continued to impress on their pre-season tour of Asia with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Singapore National Stadium on Thursday. Inter have started...

  • Watch: Late goal wins Gold Cup for USA

    The United States have reclaimed the CONCACAF throne from Mexico after defeating Jamaica in the Gold Cup, the regional tournament which is equivalent to the UEFA European Championship. This was their sixth success in 10 finals they have been...

  • Watch: Manchester City hammer Real Madrid

    Watch: Manchester City hammer Real Madrid

    Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the ICC Tournament in front of a record crowd at the Los Angeles Coliseum. After a goalless first half, Nicolas Otamendi, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Brahim Diaz scored the goals to put Pep Guardiola's...

  • Watch: Neymar strike downs United in friendly

    Watch: Neymar strike downs United in friendly

    Manchester United's American tour ended in a defeat as Neymar ignored speculation over his future to fire Barcelona to victory. Jose Mourinho's men brought the curtain down on their pre-season trip to the United States as FedEx Field, home of the...

  • Watch: Juventus defeat PSG in Miami

    Watch: Juventus defeat PSG in Miami

    Claudio Marchisio scored his second goal from the penalty spot in the 89th minute to give Juventus a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday. Juventus twice took the lead through Gonzalo Higuain and...

  • Shadows from the past: Formosa… a fine and loyal goalkeeper

    On Monday, the death of Johnnie Formosa was announced. Formosa, who was affectionately known as ‘The Skipper’, was one of the most under-rated goalkeepers in the history of Maltese football.  He was a fine goalkeeper, yet when great Maltese...

  • Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    WHAT THE PAPERS SAY The Independent reports that Real Madrid's £160million move for Kylian Mbappe could see Gareth Bale sold to Manchester United. Bale has made it known he is only interested in joining United if he leaves the Bernabeu but the...

  • Milan set for Euro return in modest surroundings

    Milan set for Euro return in modest surroundings

    A 20,000-capacity stadium with no roof and an old-fashioned running track around the pitch will be the setting when Milan make their European return after a three-year absence today. The seven-times European champions have spent €190 million so...

  • Vella named on FIFA panel to monitor Greek federation

    Vella named on FIFA panel to monitor Greek federation

    Ivan Vella has been named by FIFA on a three-man panel to monitor the Greek Football Federation (EPO) for at least a year after it holds its elections. The Greek federation will be electing a new president and executive board next month and FIFA...

  • Watch: Serie A clubs await draws for next season

    Watch: Serie A clubs await draws for next season

    The 2017/2018 Serie A season draws will be released in few minutes and you can check them live on the stream below. The new campaign will commence on August 20 and will conclude on May 20, one month before the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Meanwhile, on...

  • Watch: Federica Pellegrini beats Katie Ledecky to 200m gold

    Watch: Federica Pellegrini beats Katie Ledecky to 200m gold

    Federica Pellegrini has won the gold medial in the 200m freestyle at the Swimming World Championships in Budapest, with a time of 1.54.73. Following this result, Pellegrini has become the first swimmer of both genders to get podium for seven...

  • Aquatic sport correspondent Alex Vella passes away

    Aquatic sport correspondent Alex Vella passed away on Tuesday, aged 75. Vella had been a loyal correspondent for the Times of Malta for the past 30 years, covering all major waterpolo and swimming events with great professionalism. During his time...

  • Watch: Roma snatch late win over Tottenham

    Watch: Roma snatch late win over Tottenham

    Marco Tumminello scored two minutes into stoppage time to give AS Roma a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in a bad-tempered International Champions Club match at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday. Tumminello’s winner came just a minute after Spurs’ Vincent...

  • Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    WHAT THE PAPERS SAY Liverpool insist Brazilian playmaker PHILIPPE COUTINHO is not for sale at any price but the Daily Star reports that Barcelona are preparing an £80million bid. The Reds have already rejected a £72million offer from the Catalan...

  • Pellicano and Curmi win in Euro U-16 Championships

    Helene Pellicano and Francesca Curmi made serene progress at the European U-16 Championships in Moscow yesterday.  Pellicano reached the third round of the singles competition when she had the better of Maja Makoric, of Slovenia, 7-5 6-1. She was...

  • Watch: Morata makes debut but Chelsea lose to Bayern

    Alvaro Morata helped set up a goal on his Chelsea debut but could not prevent a 3-2 friendly defeat against Bayern Munich in Singapore. The £60million signing from Real Madrid came on as a second-half substitute with his new side trailing by two...