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  • Inconsistency cost Barca says coach Luis Enrique

    Inconsistency cost Barca says coach Luis Enrique

    Barcelona’s inconsistency over the season had cost them the La Liga title, coach Luis Enrique has said. A second half comeback from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 on the final day of the season proved futile as Real beat Malaga 2-0 to end a...

  • Reynolds, McLean in Scotland squad for England clash

    Aberdeen pair Mark Reynolds and Kenny McLean have earned recalls to the Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifier against England. The uncapped Jamie Murphy is also back in Gordon Strachan’s group after helping Brighton win promotion to the...

  • Kane wants 100 goals by end of next season

    Kane wants 100 goals by end of next season

    Tottenham Hotspur’s Golden Boot winner Harry Kane had not even finished this season’s work when he set his next target—reaching 100 league goals by the end of next season. Kane racked up a second hat-trick of the week away to Hull City in Spurs’...

  • Guardiola eyes improvement after first English season

    Manchester City are already working on how they can improve next season after sealing a spot in the Champions League, manager Pep Guardiola said as he mulled over potential targets in the transfer window. City secured a top-four finish for the...

  • How Herrera became unlikely leader of Mourinho’s United

    How Herrera became unlikely leader of Mourinho’s United

    Ander Herrera attracted admiration from the last four Manchester United managers, from being man-marked by Alex Ferguson to being scouted by David Moyes and signed by Louis Van Gaal, but it is under Jose Mourinho that the little Spaniard has truly...

  • Ajax – a selling club despite windfall

    Ajax – a selling club despite windfall

    Ajax Amsterdam can expect a big windfall from its Europa League final against Manchester United tomorrow but any thought it could prove the start of a dynasty to rival their all-conquering team of the 1970s will be quashed by contemporary...

  • Liverpool leave for Australia on CLeague high

    Liverpool leave for Australia on CLeague high

    Liverpool had little time to celebrate the return of Champions League football to Anfield before the squad departed for Australia yesterday to play in a post-season friendly linked to the club’s 125th anniversary. Juergen Klopp’s side, who...

  • Ross Brawn willing to work with MotoGP on F1 calendar

    Ross Brawn willing to work with MotoGP on F1 calendar

    Formula One has sounded out MotoGP for cooperation and advice as the sport embarks on a period of change under new owners Liberty Media. Ross Brawn, the former Ferrari technical director who has run three teams and is now Formula One’s managing...

  • F1 race at Silverstone could end in 2019

    Silverstone’s hosting of the British Grand Prix past 2019 has been put in doubt due to the rising costs in Formula One, it was reported yesterday. The Northamptonshire circuit’s executive director Stuart Pringle has raised issues with the costs...

  • Three medals for Malta in Poissy

    Three medals for Malta in Poissy

    The 17th Mediterranean Darts Cup, in Poissy, France, came to a close last weekend with Team Malta returning home with three medals – two silver and a bronze. The squad was composed of Norbert Attard, David Attard, Godfrey Abela and John...

  • Bonello, Aquilina win opening race

    Bonello, Aquilina win opening race

    The Malta Cycling Federation time trial national championships were held last Sunday with the opening race in programme at the Mrieħel By-pass. Team Greens dominated both men and women categories with Etienne Bonello and Marie Claire Aquilina...

  • Struggling Djokovic brings in Agassi for coaching role

    Novak Djokovic confirmed he will be coached by Andre Agassi at the French Open after being humbled by German youngster Alexander Zverev in the final of the Italian Open on Sunday. The Serb, beaten 6-4 6-3 by Zverev in the Rome sunshine, said he...

  • Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies, aged 35

    Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies, aged 35

    Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after the American was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, his Honda World Superbike team said in a statement yesterday. “It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda... has to...

  • Sports round-up

    TENNIS: Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka (picture) said yesterday she is “ready to start competing” again after the birth of her son and intends to target Wimbledon by taking part in one of grass events that precede it. The 27-year-old...

  • Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies after cycling accident

    Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies after cycling accident

    Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died, five days after the American was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, his Honda World Superbike team said. "It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda... has to announce that Nicky Hayden has...

  • Tedesco lauds players and Gaucci after cup triumph

    Tedesco lauds players and Gaucci after cup triumph

    Floriana ended a barren run of five successive seasons without a major domestic honour as they scored a goal in each half to see off Sliema Wanderers 2-0 and lift the FA Trophy, at the National Stadium, on Saturday. In fact, the last time the...

  • New-look Malta retain title

    New-look Malta retain title

    The waterpolo national team retained the EU Nations Cup title for a second successive time with a perfect record of five wins out of five in Sczeczin, Poland, yesterday. Coach Karl Izzo named various young players in his squad for the tournament...

  • Football news

    Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was named Player of the Year by the Premier League yesterday, adding a third individual accolade to a list of achievements this season that includes winning a second consecutive Premier League title. The 26-year-old...

  • Sporting briefs

    Stuttgart: Stuttgart won promotion to the Bundesliga a year after their relegation following a 4-1 demolition of Wuerzburg in the season finale. Stuttgart, Bundesliga champions in 2007, finished top of the second division on 69 points with Simon...

  • National championships provide a feast of records

    The 2017 National Championships, held recently at Marsa, were a veritable feast of records, 12 in all. Charlotte Wingfield stole the show on both days of the championships when she set two national records for her performances in the 100m and 200m...