US basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a horror helicopter crash in California. The LA Lakers star was 41. He was travelling in his private chopper when it came down on the outskirts of Los Angeles. President Donald Trump tweeted: ‘Terrible news.’ NBC News reported that his 13-year-old daughter Gigi and four others were […]

Tributes paid to former Malta international rugby star

Tributes have been paid to former Malta international rugby player Leo Mifsud. The former Falcons player, from Valletta, passed away suddenly at the age of 50. Kavallieri Rugby Club described him as ‘a true gentleman on and off the pitch’ in a post on social media. Malta Rugby Football Union president Kevin Buttigieg added: ‘Malta […]

David Beckham says he ‘can’t wait to come back’ to Malta

David Beckham has revealed he ‘can’t wait to come back’ to Malta. The football legend said he ‘always felt at home in Malta’ whenever he visited the island with Manchester United. The former England captain was speaking in a video message sent to the Manchester United Supporters’ Club Malta. He said: ‘I can’t believe it’s […]

Malta players branded ‘ballerinas’ after Spain humiliation

Malta’s national football team has been branded ‘a bunch of ballerinas’ by angry fans after suffering yet another humiliation in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Spain clinched the top spot in Group F in style by hammering Malta 7-0 in Cadiz on Friday for their biggest win of the year. After the match, Malta head coach […]

Maltese waterpolo legend announces his retirement

One of Maltese waterpolo’s longest-serving players has decided to call it a day. Neptunes captain Niki Lanzon announced his retirement on social media after leading his team to a quadruple cup win in the Premier League. Niki, 38, joined the Balluta Bay club 23 years old, making his debut at the age of 15. Since […]

Chelsea launch new ‘old school’ third kit for 2019/20

Chelsea have unveiled their new 1990s-inspired third kit. The black top features an orange trim and resembles the away strip worn by the club between 1994 and 96. The retro shirt includes the Nike logo and an old school collar which includes the club’s name. Blues midfielder Mason Mount told London’s Evening Standard: ‘You can […]

Ex-Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos is coming to Malta

Former Brazil football star Roberto Carlos is due in Malta next week. The ex-Real Madrid defender will team up with a Maltese charity to host a football session with children who are undergoing cancer treatment. The World Cup winner will also sign merchandise to be auctioned at the Puttinu Cares football marathon, which runs from […]

Ex-Manchester Utd star Eric Cantona wins Uefa award

Eric Cantona has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 Uefa President’s Award. The former Manchester United star, 53, will join an illustrious list of previous winners which includes Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Alfredo Di Stefano and Eusebio. Uefa said the award ‘recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities.’ Uefa president […]

Twitter to meet Man Utd over Pogba online abuse

Twitter has said it will hold face-to-face talks with Manchester United after Paul Pogba was racially abused on social media. Old Trafford officials were sickened by comments directed at the midfielder after he missed a penalty in Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Wolves. United said in a statement: ‘The individuals who expressed these views do not […]

Man Utd condemn racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba

Manchester United have condemned racial abuse which was aimed at midfielder Paul Pogba on social media after his missed penalty in the 1-1 draw at Wolves. Pogba saw his 68th-minute spot-kick saved by Rui Patricio as United dropped points in the English Premier League. In a statement, United said: ‘Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted […]

Wales on top of the world after beating England

Wales have topped of rugby union’s world rankings for the first time after beating England 13-6 in Cardiff. Wales’ rise to the summit, which ended New Zealand’s unbroken 10-years at the top, came just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off in Japan. It was an impressive warm-up performance for the tournament as the […]

Sol Campbell leaves Macclesfield by mutual consent

Sol Campbell has left his post as Macclesfield manager by mutual consent after just eight months in charge. The former England, Tottenham and Arsenal defender took over in November last year and guided the Silkmen to safety in League Two. A club statement said the former England defender’s departure had been ‘conducted in the most […]

Andy Murray rules himself out of this month’s US Open

Andy Murray has confirmed he will not be competing in either singles or doubles tennis at this month’s US Open. The former world number one, who will face brother Jamie in the men’s doubles quarter-finals at the Cincinnati Masters, had been scheduled to play doubles in New York. But he has opted to focus on […]

Klopp urges Liverpool to ‘stay greedy’ for more trophies

Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool to ‘stay greedy’ as they look to build on last season’s Champions League triumph. Liverpool were pipped to the English Premier League title by Manchester City – but went all the way in Europe’s elite club competition, beating Spurs in the final in June. But the Anfield boss insists his […]

Rashford double helps Man United crush Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has insisted his team did not deserve Sunday’s hammering at the hands of Manchester United.7 He said a fair result against the run of play ‘was nowhere near a 4-0′. Goals from Anthony Martial, Daniel James and a double from Marcus Rashford saw Lampard’s first competitive game in charge end in […]

Arsenal agree €8.6m deal with Chelsea to sign David Luiz

Arsenal star David Luiz is moving across London. The Gunners have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea star for a fee of around €8.6 million. The defender, 32, passed a medical on Thursday morning and signed a two-year contract with Arsenal, according to London’s Evening Standard. Luiz briefly worked under Arsenal manager Unai Emery at […]