MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - ROUND 16 PREVIEW

MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - ROUND 16 PREVIEW

Formula 1 moves from Singapore to Malaysia for the second race of the sport's late flyaway phase, as the title battle heats up.

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UKRAINIAN UNDERDOGS VISIT MAN UTD

UKRAINIAN UNDERDOGS VISIT MAN UTD

Manchester United host unheralded Ukrainians Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford on Thursday with Jose Mourinho’s side aiming to get their Europa League campaign off the ground after a bumpy start.

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Former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has defended Renato Sanches following an underwhelming start to life at Allianz Arena and feels the Portugal international needs time to adapt to his new surroundings.
Manchester United host unheralded Ukrainians Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford on Thursday with Jose Mourinho’s side aiming to get their Europa League campaign off the ground after a bumpy start.
Combating match-fixing in football is absolutely crucial for the integrity of the sport, says Emilio Garcia UEFA’s head of disciplinary and integrity matters.
Miralem Pjanic scored one goal and created another as Juventus eased to victory over Group H rivals Dinamo Zagreb to move to the top of their Champions League group.
Islam Slimani extended his remarkable scoring record against Porto as Leicester City made it two wins from two in their debut Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory.
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti is wary of Atletico Madrid's defensive strength and expects a difficult match at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola expects Kevin de Bruyne to miss up to three weeks due to a hamstring injury, with skipper Vincent Kompany set to be out for a similar time period.
On the eve of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of off-the-ball incidents.
Robert Lewandowski has told Bayern Munich to try a different approach when they take on Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen's agent has hinted the Barcelona goalkeeper would like to sign a new contract having established himself as first choice at Camp Nou.
A top Chinese football official has urged FIFA to realise the “dream” of China’s fans by bringing the World Cup to the giant Asian nation in 2030 — or even sooner.
Eight current or former Premier League football managers were on Tuesday accused of taking kick-backs for player transfers, as part of a broader newspaper sting which led to England manager Sam Allardyce being axed.
Title-holders Ivory Coast, hosts Gabon and former champions Algeria and Ghana were named Tuesday as the top seeds for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
A late goal by Andre Schurle denied Real Madrid victory with the Germany international securing a 2-2 draw for Thomas Tuchel's side.
Heung-min Son scored his fifth goal in four games to earn Tottenham their first win in the Champions League this season beating CSKA Moscow 1-0.
Sam Allardyce has left his post as England manager after just 67 days in charge and one game, the Football Association have confirmed.
Bayern Munich are out to erase the memory of last season’s Champions League semi-final exit to Atletico Madrid, when the two sides meet again, this time in the group stages of the competition on Wednesday.
Sam Allardyce is set to be dismissed as England manager, according to various media reports.
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Tottenham star Harry Kane should return from injury within the next three weeks.
Bayern Munich have received a boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid, with Mats Hummels returning to training.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reprimanded three boxers for flouting its rules on gambling at Rio 2016.
Chris Froome has said the current system regarding therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) is "open to abuse" and called on the issue to be urgently addressed by authorities, amid the ongoing debate regarding Bradley Wiggins' legal use of a powerful corticosteroid.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes Tyson Fury will be stripped of his WBA Super and WBO world heavyweight titles after pulling out of his bout with Wladimir Klitschko.
Jorge Lorenzo reckons his warm-up crash was a crucial factor in him beating Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi to second position in Sunday afternoon's Aragón Grand Prix.
Repsol Honda's Marc Márquez extended his MotoGP championship lead with his fourth victory of the season, ahead of Yamaha pair Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, at the Aragón Grand Prix
Bradley Wiggins is adamant he was not seeking to gain an unfair advantage from being allowed to use a prohibited steroid before major races.
Lara Arruabarrena claimed her first WTA Tour title in more than four years with a three-set win over Monica Niculescu in the Korea Open final.
Stan Wawrinka extended his perfect record against Viktor Troicki to six games with a comfortable 7-5 6-2 victory in the St Petersburg Open quarter-finals.
Formula 1 moves from Singapore to Malaysia for the second race of the sport's late flyaway phase, as the title battle heats up.
Being one of three races where Mercedes failed to win a race in 2015, Mercedes technical director Paddy Lowe is motivated to get the job done this time around.
Seeded trio Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Carla Suarez Navarro booked last-16 spots at the Wuhan Open on Monday.
Alexander Zverev ended US Open champion Stan Wawrinka's 11-match winning run in finals, claiming the St Petersburg Open title with a 6-2 3-6 7-5 victory.
Wladimir Klitschko has admitted that he is unhappy with the decision to cancel his bout with Tyson Fury for a second time and has vowed to now "move forward".
Caroline Wozniacki ended her long wait for a WTA Tour title with victory over Naomi Osaka in the Pan Pacific Open final.
Repsol Honda's Marc Márquez trounced his rivals as he flew to pole position at the Aragón Grand Prix, his sixth of the season.
Andrea Iannone will take no further part in the Aragon Grand Prix weekend, after riding through the pain of his back injury in FP1, with Ducati tester Michele Pirro replacing him.

Two Maltese cyclists, Marion Pullicino and Gerard Said qualified and participated in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, which were organized this year in Perth, Australia.
The presentation of the Squash National League awards was held last weekend.
Nazzareno Attard added another trophy to his showcase as he won the Trap event Cup at the Bidnija Ranges on Sunday.
The Downhill NPS for 2016 organised by the Malta Mountain Biking Association got off off last Saturday at WARDIJA with a very encouraging turnout of participants.
George Mifsud claimed the the Trap event when he won at the Qormi Clay Shooting Club this weekend.
Gozitan shooter, Marcello Attard won the Skeet event Shield at the Bidnija Shooting Ranges beating Bozhidar Dimitrov in the Gold Medal Match with the score of 13/16 to 10/16.
Around 300 delegates from 30 countries will be participating at the World Kata Judo Championships on the 1st and 2nd of October at the University Sports Pavilion.
With a nagging calf injury sidelining veteran endurance triathlete Fabio Spiteri for most of the season, completing Ironman 70.3 Rügen, Germany was a target Spiteri had set for himself after having to stop in Trapani and delivering a slow run in Texas, earlier on this year.
The Gozo Motocross Association will get underway its first of a long series of events for this season on Sunday 9th October, with an exciting fun race where all riders are invited to participate.
An amazing evening well spent at Hal Far Raceway! The competition in drifting is always becoming tougher and tougher as the drivers are constantly improving the driving techniques and performance!
Results
The Malta Basketball Association announced the Players of the Year for Season 2015/16 during the finals of the Independence Cup 2016.
William Chetcuti won the Independence Day trophy, beating Nathan Lee Xuereb in the Gold Medal Match with the score of 29/30+2 to 29/30+1.
Elite athletes and runners have a new running course to add to their season, except that the newest being added to the international race circuit is set in the spectacular ambience of one of the world’s most historical cities.
Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) successfully organized the third activity with Autocross cars in Xewkija, Gozo in which also €1020 were donated Arka Foundation.
Louis Borg has been reconfirmed as the president of the Malta Handball Association after winning a vote of approval during the association's Annual General Meeting at its headquarters, in Tal-Qroqq.

Kirkop United and Raiders faced each other in their opening commitment from the Women's First Division.
Pembroke Athleta registered their first win of the season after beating Birkirkara 2-1, while Hamrun Spartans and Floriana played out a 1-1 draw.
The match of the week between the last two Premier League champions went Hibernians way after beating 10-man Valletta 2-0 at the National Stadium on Sunday.
The two Premier League matches scheduled at Hibernians Stadium and which were called off due to the bad weather will now be played at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Monday.
Two interesting games in the Masters Football League finished both in draw, results that confirm that this season will be very well contested and there is little difference between some of the participating teams.
Gzira United and Tarxien Rainbows both won when they beat bottom of the Premier League table Pembroke Athleta and Hamrun Spartans respectively on Thursday.
A goal in each half was enough for Floriana to beat neighbours and champions Valletta 2-0 to return to winning ways after two successive defeats.
Kirkop United and Raiders will be meeting each other in their opening commitment from the Women’s First Division on Wednesday evening, with both sides striving to kick start their campaign in the best way possible.
International referee Esther Azzopardi has been appointed to officiate in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 to be played from Friday 30th September to Friday 21st October.
Premier League leaders Balzan Youths maintained their unbeaten start after a 3-1 win over Gzira United, while in another match Mosta defeated St. Andrews 1-0 on Monday.
Sliema Wanderers came from a goal down the beat Tarxien Rainbows 2-1 to return to winning ways on Sunday.
Results
Two late goals handed Balzan Youths a 2-0 victory over Hibernians to move alone at the top of the Premier League, while Birkirkara maintained the pace with the leaders after a 2-0 win over Mosta.
In line with the European Commission’s European Week of Sport, UEFA and its member associations celebrate UEFA Grassroots Week.
Three second-half goals handed St. Andrews their second victory of the season after beating Sliema Wanderers 3-0 on Wednesday.
Sliema Wanderers Football Club Nursery is inviting boys aged 13 to 18 who would like to take part in the Community Football Project launched last season.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Travel back in time as we take a look at the history of the European Championships, following the tournament's development into the third highest-profile event in the sporting world. Our first destination is 1960, with the final four descending on France to decide the inaugural winners.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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