The Malta Independent 25 June 2019, Tuesday

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Former Spain striker Fernando Torres announces retirement

Friday, 21 June 2019, 12:19 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Former Spain striker Fernando Torres says he is retiring after an 18-year career that included stints at Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea and Italy's AC Milan. "I have something very...

Copa America: Uruguay draw with Japan 2-2

Friday, 21 June 2019, 05:17 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Copa America favorites Uruguay drew 2-2 with Japan on Thursday and delayed until the last round of the group stage its likely qualification to the tournament's knockout phase. Japan, which is...

Tennis: Murray makes winning return in doubles at Queen's Club

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 23:09 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

That familiar fist pump. That indomitable spirit. It was as if Andy Murray had never been away. The three-time Grand Slam champion enjoyed a winning return to competitive tennis Thursday after...

Tennis: Top-ranked Osaka loses in 2nd round in Birmingham

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 20:22 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Naomi Osaka lost in straight sets at the Birmingham Classic grass-court tournament on Thursday — and could soon lose her No. 1 ranking, too. The two-time Grand Slam champion from Japan...

Rift grows over FIFA placing Samoura in Africa clean-up role

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 18:54 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

FIFA and Europe are in another rift, this one over the hasty decision to send secretary general Fatma Samoura to lead an attempted clean-up of the scandal-plagued African confederation. In an...

Cycling: Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin to miss Tour de France

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 18:39 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin says he will not take part in this year's Tour de France as he struggles to regain fitness following a fall last month in the Giro d'Italia. Team Sunweb announced...

Tennis: Del Potro to undergo surgery for fractured kneecap

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 16:21 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Juan Martin del Potro's team says the Argentine player will undergo surgery for a fractured kneecap. The injury forced the 12th-ranked Del Potro to withdraw from the Queen's Club grass-court...

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