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  • USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

    USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

    A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic. Team USA, who have named the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and...

  • Watch: Harden powers Rockets to victory over Suns

    Watch: Harden powers Rockets to victory over Suns

    James Harden flirted with a triple double as the Houston Rockets beat the Phoenix Suns for the 10th straight game with a 108-102 win on Friday. Harden had 41 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds finishing just one rebound short of a triple double.

  • Senglea’s Grech rewarded for persistence after Malta call-up

    Senglea’s Grech rewarded for persistence after Malta call-up

    If there is a cliché that has always been proved correct time and again in football is that persistency always pays off. The Beautiful Game is defined by moments which can shape up individual careers as it has been the case of Leighton Grech of...

  • Hamilton snatches pole position for Australian Grand Prix

    Hamilton snatches pole position for Australian Grand Prix

    Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off last year to reassert his authority and snatch a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday. The Briton clocked a fastest lap of...

  • Loew calls up three rookies as Boateng, Hummels and Muller in the cold

    Loew calls up three rookies as Boateng, Hummels and Muller in the cold

    Germany head coach Joachim Loew on Friday named three debutants in his squad to face the Netherlands in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier as well as a friendly against Serbia next week. Loew has called up RB Leipzig right-back Lukas Klostermann,...

  • Italy recall Quagliarella, leave out Balotelli for Euro 2020 qualifiers

    Italy recall Quagliarella, leave out Balotelli for Euro 2020 qualifiers

    Veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella was included but Mario Balotelli was left out on Friday for Italy's first two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Finland and Liechtenstein later this month. Quagliarella, 36, returns following impressive form with...

  • Italian legend Cannavaro named new coach of China

    Italian legend Cannavaro named new coach of China

    Italian World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was named coach of China on Friday, spearheading the ambitious country's attempts to become a footballing force at last. It was not immediately clear if the former Juventus and Real Madrid star...

  • Key decisions for Zidane as Madrid rebuild begins

    Key decisions for Zidane as Madrid rebuild begins

    Zinedine Zidane has promised change at Real Madrid this summer and the last 11 games of the season will give an indication as to who will be part of his new era. Zidane's first match since being reappointed as coach comes against Celta Vigo on...

  • Former Floriana player Alamango passes away

    Former Floriana player Alamango passes away

    Maltese football lost one of its stalwarts on Friday following the news of the death of Żaren Alamango, aged 83 years. In a statement, Floriana FC heaped praise on the achievements of Alamango who won several domestic honours with the Greens. "On...

  • FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

    FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

    FIFA moved a step closer on Friday to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be found. An internal feasibility study supporting the expansion, which is being strongly...

  • Arsenal draw Napoli in pick of Europa League quarter-finals

    Arsenal draw Napoli in pick of Europa League quarter-finals

    Arsenal will take on Napoli in the pick of the ties in the quarter-finals of this season's Europa League following Friday's draw, as Chelsea were paired with outsiders Slavia Prague. Unai Emery's team will host Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in...

  • Juventus face Ajax, United land Barcelona in Champions League draw

    Juventus face Ajax, United land Barcelona in Champions League draw

    Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur clash in an all-Premier League tie following Friday's draw. Liverpool were drawn to play FC Porto in the knockout rounds for...

  • Spain coach Luis Enrique picks new faces for Norway, Malta qualifiers

    Spain coach Luis Enrique picks new faces for Norway, Malta qualifiers

    Spain's national team coach Luis Enrique named a 23-man squad ahead for their opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against Norway on March 23 and Malta three days later at the National Stadium (kick-off: 20.45).  The former Barcelona coach has selected...

  • Watch: National Drag Racing Championships this weekend

    Watch: National Drag Racing Championships this weekend

    The National Drag Racing Championship gets underway this evening with over a hundred of participants, racing motorcycles, cars, and dragsters will be taking part at the Ħal Far Raceway. The championship will see the participation of local and...

  • Magro Butler wins first Ladies Demolition Derby

    Magro Butler wins first Ladies Demolition Derby

    The Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi held the first ever Ladies Demolition Derby at the Ta’ Qali Complex, last weekend. Ten competitors registered to take part in the race. The competitors were Carol Bowell on a Toyota Starlet, Michaela Sammut...

  • Hamilton on top as Ferrari struggle in season's first exchanges

    Hamilton on top as Ferrari struggle in season's first exchanges

    Lewis Hamilton made a mockery of his claim that Ferrari would be half-a-second quicker at the Australian Grand Prix by easily clocking the fastest times in the season's opening practice sessions Friday. The Briton led a Mercedes one-two in the...

  • Aubameyang double caps Arsenal comeback to reach Europa League quarters

    Aubameyang double caps Arsenal comeback to reach Europa League quarters

    Arsenal completed a clean sweep of six English sides through to European quarter-finals by overturning a 3-1 first-leg deficit to beat Rennes 3-0 and progress to the Europa League last eight at the Emirates on Thursday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang...

  • Umtiti, Coman return to France squad for start of Euro qualifiers

    Umtiti, Coman return to France squad for start of Euro qualifiers

    Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti and Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman return to the France squad named on Thursday as the World Cup winners prepare for the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. Umtiti missed France's last...

  • Ten-man Tarxien steal it at death

    Ten-man Tarxien steal it at death

    QORMI 1 Yankam 35 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 2 Nilsson 11, Wemmer 84 A great goal netted Jens Wemmer netted six minutes from time, eased Tarxien Rainbows’ relegation worries. The result may sound a bit harsh on Qormi who played a good match. As things...

  • Senglea increase points’ tally

    Senglea increase points’ tally

    SENGLEA ATHLETIC 5 Venancio 9, 34pen., 51 Grech 61 Caseres 77 ST ANDREWS 0 Senglea Athletic earned an emphatic 5-0 win over St Andrews, to increase their points’ kitty to 20 points in view of the impending other relegation ‘battles’. Diego...