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  • China undergo 'patriotic education' to win Women's World Cup

    China undergo 'patriotic education' to win Women's World Cup

    China's Women's World Cup football team swapped the training pitch for the classroom to beef up their political knowledge and reinforce their dedication to the communist-ruled country. In a step that is unlikely to be replicated by their rivals at...

  • All eyes on Mbappe as PSG's rivals prepare for summer of change

    All eyes on Mbappe as PSG's rivals prepare for summer of change

    Could Kylian Mbappe really be about to play his final game for Paris Saint-Germain? And how are the French champions' main domestic rivals shaping up for what looks set to be a summer of transition? AFP Sport looks at the main talking points in...

  • Brand power key for UEFA to reach fans, says Putsch

    Brand power key for UEFA to reach fans, says Putsch

    ROMAN PUTSCH has played a key role in UEFA’s evolution on the marketing platform. The Head of Marketing Activities will attend an MFA  Symposium, between today and tomorrow, that will discuss Digital Media and Communications. Putsch spoke with...

  • PSG's Al-Khelaifi charged in Qatar athletics graft probe

    PSG's Al-Khelaifi charged in Qatar athletics graft probe

    Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi was on Thursday charged with corruption in the bidding process for this year's world athletics championships in Doha, judicial sources said. Al-Khelaifi, who is also the boss of Qatari television...

  • Mr Whippy Racing Team at Santa Pod

    Mr Whippy Racing Team at Santa Pod

    One of Malta’s most popular Top Alcohol Drag Racing Teams, that of Mr. Whippy Racing Team, is currently at Santa Pod in the United Kingdom. The team is present with its two drivers, veteran Driver Monty Bugeja and Matthew Carabott. The team...

  • Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

    Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday. World football's governing body said in a statement that "following a thorough and...

  • Watch: Raptors thump Bucks to level NBA Eastern Conference finals at 2-2

    Watch: Raptors thump Bucks to level NBA Eastern Conference finals at 2-2

    The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, turning in a total team effort in a 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 25 points and...

  • Aussie Ewan on the double in Giro d'Italia 11th stage

    Aussie Ewan on the double in Giro d'Italia 11th stage

    Australian Caleb Ewan won a sprint finish to take the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, just ahead of Frenchman Arnaud Demare. Italian Valerio Conti, riding for UAE Emirates, kept the overall leader's pink jersey before the race heads...

  • Ferrari and Mercedes to carry Lauda tributes on cars

    Ferrari and Mercedes to carry Lauda tributes on cars

    Ferrari and Mercedes will set their rivalry aside and join in tributes to honour Niki Lauda at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, the teams said on Wednesday. As the Formula One paddock gathered in the cramped Mediterranean harbour, it was also...

  • Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

    Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri plans showdown talks with the club's hierarchy after next week's Europa League final to see if they want the Italian to remain in charge next season. Sarri's side recovered from a mid-season slump in time to secure...

  • Gżira United appoint Tedesco as coach

    Gżira United appoint Tedesco as coach

    Gżira United have announced that they have appointed Giovanni Tedesco as their new head coach. In a short statement, the Premier League club said that the former Ħamrun Spartans coach had put pen to paper on a three-year contract. "We would like...

  • Watch: Maltese Abroad: Schembri scores on Apollon farewell

    Watch: Maltese Abroad: Schembri scores on Apollon farewell

    CYPRUS Andre Schembri netted his fifth goal of the season for Apollon Limassol as they lost 2-1 against Nea Salamis in the final day of the Cyprus league, as Apollon ended third on 58 points. Next season, they will play in the Europa League...

  • Demare wins crashed-marred Giro 10th stage

    Demare wins crashed-marred Giro 10th stage

    Frenchman Arnaud Demare clinched a long-range, high-speed bunch sprint to win stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia on the cobbled streets of Modena on Tuesday. The 27-year-old FDJ sprinter timed his move to perfection as Italy's Elia Viviani came second...

  • Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

    Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

    Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will race the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on June 30, a distance she can contest without reducing her testosterone levels. The South African has won two Olympic golds at 800...

  • A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

    A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

    On fire in a burning cockpit: Formula One legend Niki Lauda, who died late on Monday at the age of 70, will forever be known for his 1976 accident. But even the horrific crash could not shake the 1975 world champion's icy determination -- he...

  • Watch: Xavi's last match ends in defeat for Al Sadd

    Watch: Xavi's last match ends in defeat for Al Sadd

    Xavi Hernandez’s dazzling career came to an anti-climactic end when his side Al Sadd were beaten 2-0 by Iranian giants Persepolis in their last group match of the AFC Champions League on Monday. The 39-year-old midfield genius, who helped Spain...

  • Warriors beat Trail Blazers in overtime to reach 5th straight NBA Finals

    Warriors beat Trail Blazers in overtime to reach 5th straight NBA Finals

    Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both posted triple-doubles to power the Golden State Warriors to a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday and into a fifth straight NBA Finals. The two-time defending NBA champions...

  • Women's World Cup coach dares China to 'dream big'

    Women's World Cup coach dares China to 'dream big'

    China's coach admits his side are "far apart" from the elite but has nevertheless told them to defy expectations at next month's Women's World Cup. Jia Xiuquan's team carry the hopes of a country all too used to seeing the men's side disappoint on...

  • Lauda 'irreplaceable', says Mercedes chief Wolff

    Lauda 'irreplaceable', says Mercedes chief Wolff

    Formula One legend Niki Lauda is "irreplaceable", Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said in reaction to the death of the Austrian three-time world champion at the age of 70. Lauda -- whose death comes eight months after he underwent a lung...

  • Arsenal's Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

    Arsenal's Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

    Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku amid fears over his safety. Mkhitaryan's well-being was a concern for Arsenal due to the tense political dispute between Armenia and final...