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  • Malta-England ticket sales launched

    Two months away from the highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier between Malta and England, the Malta Football Association yesterday officially launched the ticket sales for the September 1 match at the National Stadium. Addressing the media during...

  • Football news

    Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari believes midfielder Paulinho’s proposed move to Barcelona is unlikely to happen as the Chinese Super League’s transfer regulations make it too expensive to find a replacement. The Brazilian’s form...

  • Sporting briefs

    Diouf: Former Liverpool striker El-Hadji Diouf has reopened his long-running feud with former captain Steven Gerrard after claiming the midfielder “did nothing for his country”. The ex-Senegal international has history with Gerrard stretching back...

  • The gloves are off between rivals Hamilton and Vettel

    The gloves are off between rivals Hamilton and Vettel

    The gloves are off and the fight is on between Formula One title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Sunday’s explosive Azerbaijan Grand Prix more than made up for last year’s dull race in Baku, bursting the budding ‘bromance’ and...

  • Maltese juniors set for Euros

    Maltese juniors set for Euros

    Six juniors will be representing Malta at the European Junior Championships which will be held in Romania between September 4 and 15. Around 1,400 participants from across 60 countries will be competing in the largest chess tournament for juniors...

  • Miller upbeat ahead of FCI Tallinn test

    Miller upbeat ahead of FCI Tallinn test

    Hibernians coach Mark Miller is confident his players can grind out a result as the Paolites take on FCI Tallinn, of Estonia, in their Champions League opener at Corradino on Tuesday (kick-off: 8pm). The English coach is pleased with his team’s...

  • VAR will punish divers immediately – Webb

    Howard Webb says diving players will run the risk of “immediate punishment” under the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system. VAR is to be introduced in Major League Soccer from August 5, as well as from the third round of the upcoming...

  • England coaches proving they can match the best, says Paul Simpson

    Under-20 World Cup winner Paul Simpson insists English coaches are proving they are good enough to take the top jobs. Now Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd is one game away from the Euro 2017 final, with the Young Lions featuring in tomorrow’s...

  • Ronaldo and Santos criticise Zenit’s pitch

    Ronaldo and Santos criticise Zenit’s pitch

    The relaid pitch at the St Petersburg stadium was criticised again on Saturday, this time by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Fernando Santos after their 4-0 win over New Zealand in the Confederations Cup. The 68,000-seat stadium, the...

  • Ex-United star Park reveals management ambitions

    Ex-United star Park reveals management ambitions

    Park Ji-sung may have hung up his boots but his work ethic remains, with the Manchester United fans’ favourite now determined to take his first steps into the world of sports management. The dynamic midfielder ingratiated himself to the Old...

  • FIFA still investigating McLaren report allegations

    Global soccer body FIFA is still investigating allegations that footballers were among the Russian athletes who were involved in or benefited from an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme, it said yesterday. FIFA would not confirm a report in...

  • Tying down Antonio Conte would be vital - Lampard ­

    Tying down Antonio Conte would be vital - Lampard ­

    Frank Lampard believes if Chelsea tie Antonio Conte down to a new contract it would be their signing of the summer. Conte has signalled his eagerness to stay next season but an extension to his current deal, which expires in 2019, is yet to be...

  • Football news

    Swansea City manager Paul Clement hopes that having a full pre-season with his side will help them start the 2017-18 Premier League campaign strongly and avoid another relegation scrap. Clement joined Swansea in January, when they were bottom of...

  • Sporting briefs

    MLS: The Chicago Fire maintained their pursuit of MLS Eastern Conference leaders Toronto FC by thrashing Orlando City 4-0 at Toyota Park. Valjko Paunovic’s men have now won eight of their last nine games as they attempt to chase down Toronto, who...

  • Caruana, Zahra place first in offroad championship

    Caruana, Zahra place first in offroad championship

    Two Maltese teams, members of the All Wheel Drive Club Malta, competed in the second leg of the Italian Championship of WTI 2017 that was held in Calabria for the first time earlier this month. This championship consists of two categories, the...

  • Clubs approve proposed reforms by Malta FA 

    Clubs approve proposed reforms by Malta FA 

    Futsal clubs have voted unanimously in favour of the list of reforms proposed by the Malta Football Association that are aimed at improving the game’s administration over the coming months. In a statement, Futsal Malta said that the Malta FA has...

  • Vettel "disgraced himself", says furious Hamilton

    Vettel "disgraced himself", says furious Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton accused Formula One rival Sebastian Vettel of disgracing himself and deliberately driving into his car as a bitter clash between the world championship rivals dominated Sunday's Grand Prix in Azerbaijan. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo...

  • Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Vettel, Hamilton blunder

    Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Vettel, Hamilton blunder

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix today, with Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel finishing fourth after being penalised for swerving into rival Lewis Hamilton who came home in fifth. Hamilton's Mercedes...

  • Man. United’s Carrick taking it ‘year by year’

    Manchester United’s 35-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick is focused on getting through one year at a time and believes that he can play into his late thirties like former team-mates Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. Carrick, who has made over 450...

  • Loew has a long talk with Goretzka over future

    Loew has a long talk with Goretzka over future

    Germany coach Joachim Loew said he has had a long and honest discussion with Leon Goretzka about the player’s career as the Schalke 04 midfielder’s performances continue to attract attention. Arsenal and Bayern Munich are among those who have...