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  • Schembri says Apollon decision was the right one

    Schembri says Apollon  decision was the right one

    Andre Schembri is looking forward to his new adventure with Apollon Limassol in the Cypriot league and the Malta striker wants to help his new team grab the silverware in the coming season. Earlier this month, Schembri rescinded his contract with...

  • Football news

    Proceeds from August’s FA Community Shield match between Premier League winners Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal will be donated to the victims of last week’s Grenfell Tower Fire in London, the English Football Association has said. Seventy nine...

  • Sporting briefs

    Harrop: Preston North End have signed midfielder Josh Harrop from Manchester United on a four-year contract. Harrop, 21, was the top scorer for United’s reserve team with 10 goals in 25 appearances last season and made a memorable senior debut,...

  • Izzo at EU Week of Sport launching

    Izzo at EU Week of Sport launching

    The European Commission last week launched the European Week of Sport, an initiative to promote participation in sport and physical activity among the continents’ citizens. Looking back to the success of last year, more than 15,000 local events...

  • UEFA Pro coaches benefit from sport scholarship scheme

    Six Maltese football coaches have recently successfully completed the first UEFA Pro Coaching course organised by the Malta FA Technical Centre. Mark Buttigieg, Raymond Farrugia, Josef Mansueto, Carmel Sciberras, Noel Turner and Steven Vella...

  • Relaxed Russia coach shrugs off early Confederations Cup exit

    Relaxed Russia coach shrugs off early Confederations Cup exit

    Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov shrugged off his team’s early exit from the Confederations Cup that they are hosting, insisting they had made a "qualitative leap" over the last year. Russia were knocked out after losing 2-1 to Mexico in Kazan,...

  • Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

    Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

    European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched New Zealand 4-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals after Cristiano Ronaldo set them on their way with a penalty. Portugal's all-time leading scorer swept the ball home in the 33rd minute,...

  • Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

    Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

    Lewis Hamilton surpassed Ayrton Senna's career haul of 65 pole positions in Formula One as he edged Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to secure top spot the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton banished memories of a dismal qualifying session in Baku...

  • Alonso and Vandoorne hit with further penalties after engine change

    Alonso and Vandoorne hit with further penalties after engine change

    McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne's grid penalties at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday have been extended to 40 and 30 respectively, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said. The FIA stewards said in a statement...

  • Klopp: Salah is perfect mix of experience and potential

    Klopp: Salah is perfect mix of experience and potential

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes new £34.3 million signing Mohamed Salah has the “perfect mix of experience and potential”. The Reds kick-started their summer recruitment drive after completing a deal for the Roma winger, who has signed a...

  • Boothroyd: England’s investment in future is starting to bear fruit

    Boothroyd: England’s investment in future is starting to bear fruit

    England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd believes the Young Lions are reaping the rewards of their St George’s Park blueprint. The 46-year-old has guided England into the semi-finals of Euro 2017 in Poland after a 3-0 win over the hosts on...

  • De Boer excited about Palace role

    De Boer excited about Palace role

    Frank de Boer is “very excited” about the opportunity to take over as Crystal Palace manager, according to his twin brother Ronald. The Eagles look set to be closing in on their next new boss following the surprise resignation of Sam Allardyce at...

  • Celtic kick off title defence against Hearts

    Celtic kick off title defence against Hearts

    Brendan Rodgers’ rampant Celtic will kick-off their quest for a seventh straight Scottish Premiership title against Hearts on Saturday, August 5. The Parkhead champions completed an astonishing 47 domestic games without defeat last season as they...

  • German coach Loew praises rookie side after Chile draw

    German coach Loew praises rookie side after Chile draw

    Joachim Loew hailed his rookie Germany team for securing a 1-1 draw with Chile in their Confederations Cup group match at the Kazan Arena. Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s leading goalscorer when he capitalised on a defensive error to score in the...

  • Prosecutor open to lifting Messi prison sentence

    Prosecutor open to lifting Messi prison sentence

    Lionel Messi could have his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud substituted for a fine after a Spanish prosecutor said yesterday it was open to dropping the jail term The judge in charge of the case will make a decision bearing in mind the...

  • Stripes face stern test

    Birkirkara will face a stern test in Europe as the Women’s Champions League qualifying draw was held yesterday. The Malta champions will be travelling to Slovenia as they take on home side ZNK Olimpija Ljubljana, Belarus champions FC Minsk and...

  • Pellegrino takes over as Southampton manager

    Argentine Mauricio Pellegrino was named as manager of Premier League Southampton yesterday the week after the club sacked Claude Puel. The 45-year-old has agreed a three-year contract and will arrive at St Mary’s next week to prepare for the new...

  • Football news

    Monaco midfielder Fabinho would be tempted by a move to Manchester United. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from the principality, having helped Leonardo Jardim’s men to impressively win Ligue 1 and reach the Champions League...

  • Sporting briefs

    Man Utd: Juventus scouting manager Javier Ribalta is moving to Manchester United, Press Association Sport understands. Planning is well under way for the 2017-18 season, with Benfica’s Victor Lindelof the only player to have so far arrived at Old...

  • Cassar enjoys positive season at Stella Azzurra

    Cassar enjoys positive  season at Stella Azzurra

    Kurt Cassar has joined the Malta U-18 and U-20 selections who are currently stepping up their preparation for the European Championships Division C tournaments which will be held next month. The 2.08m player has enjoyed a positive season with...