MADRID EYE PERFECT START

MADRID EYE PERFECT START

Real Madrid will be hoping to put their midweek Uefa Super Cup defeat behind them on Sunday, when the new season at the Bernabeu kicks off with a home derby against Getafe.

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MANCHESTER RIVALS LOOK TO MAINTAIN WINNING START

MANCHESTER RIVALS LOOK TO MAINTAIN WINNING START

Manchester rivals City and United will be looking to maintain their winning start to the new English Premier League season, when on Sunday they take on Huddersfield and Brighton, who both started with a defeat.

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Nice striker Mario Balotelli's next destination is unlikely to be Marseille after manager Rudi Garcia insisted his club were not seeking another forward.
Roger Federer overcame compatriot Stan Wawrinka to join Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic and David Goffin in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters after a bumper day of action in Ohio.
Manchester rivals City and United will be looking to maintain their winning start to the new English Premier League season, when on Sunday they take on Huddersfield and Brighton, who both started with a defeat.
Just a week after making his first Premier League start for Manchester United, Andreas Pereira received a surprise first call-up to Tite’s Brazil squad ahead of two friendlies next month.
World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has been named in Paris Saint-Germain’s squad for the first time this season as the French champions go to Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City’s title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday.
Ilkay Gundogan has said he wants to keep playing for Germany and not follow Mesut Ozil into retirement, despite the furore over their controversial pre-World Cup meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso does not know if he will be reunited with World Cup-winning France team-mate Benjamin Pavard at the Bundesliga champions.
Real Madrid will be hoping to put their midweek Uefa Super Cup defeat behind them on Sunday, when the new season at the Bernabeu kicks off with a home derby against Getafe.
Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he’s capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.
Inter Milan said Friday they were ready to sue Spanish football league president Javier Tebas over comments he made concerning the Italian team’s bid to sign Real Madrid’s Croatian star Luka Modric this summer.
A village team including a car salesmen, a tax advisor and a stone mason is dreaming of dumping mighty Bayern Munich out of the German Cup on Saturday.
Kimi Raikkonen has said he is struggling to understand Nico Rosberg’s retirement now that he is back as a TV pundit.
Bordeaux have suspended coach Gustavo Poyet for a week after his angry outburst at club bosses over their transfer policy, the French side announced on Friday.
Claudio Marchisio has left Serie A champions Juventus after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
Paris Saint-Germain head to Guingamp for the second round of Ligue 1 matches already among the pace-setters, yet coach Thomas Tuchel said it feels as if the club is still in pre-season.

An injury time winner from substitute Taylon Nicolas Correa Marcolino saw Hibernians kick-off their new Premier League season with a 2-1 victory against newly promoted Pieta Hotspurs on Friday.
The Malta Football Association announced the appointment of Ivan Vella as Director of National Teams.
The BOV Premier League has a new logo as part of a rebranding exercise aimed at raising the profile of the country’s flagship football competition.
The Malta Mountain Bike Assocation recently held a Kids Bike Ride in its ongoing attempts to attract new and young blood to the sport.
A contingent of MSSF shooters took part this week in the European Shooting Championships, Shotgun at the Shooting Park, Leoberdorf in Austria.
703 athletes from all over the world including Wweightlifting giants Australia, New Zealand, Nauru, Kiribati, Finland, Canada, South Africa as well as Malta participated in this year's Weightlifting ELEIKO Email International tournament.
Birkirkirka and new arrivals Qormi couldn’t have a better start to their new Premier League season courtesy of a 1-0 wins on Friday.
Agones SFC recently hosted the Cross Country National Championships which were endorsed and held under the auspices of the Malta Triathlon Federation.
The Road Championship organized by the Malta Cycling Federation came to an end last Saturday with the third and last race at Il-Mizieb.
Noel Attard won the Santa Marija Trap Grand Prix at the Southern Shooting Club, an event that was organised on five qualification rounds plus finals.
Rodren Vella is racing at Silverstone International circuit, the home of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday.
The draws of the preliminary, first and second rounds of the 2018-19 FA Trophy were made on Monday at the Centenary Hall.
MALTASPORT GETS TO KNOW... BERNARD VASSALLO

MALTASPORT GETS TO KNOW... BERNARD VASSALLO

Bernard Vassallo began his career as a basketball referee in 1993 and three years later made his international debut at the age of 25.

He was kind enough to share some of his insights on being a top referee, besides we had also a chance to know more on his life away from basketball.

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MALTESE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

MALTESE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

Valletta wrapped up their 24th league championship title thanks to a 2-1 win over Gzira United in their final game of the season.

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