The Malta Independent 2 April 2020, Thursday


Spanish league wants mini-camp, testing before resuming

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11:44 Last update: about 3 hours ago Associated Press

The Spanish league is putting together a detailed plan to get teams ready for when the league restarts, recommending a mini-preseason and a large number of tests for players, their close relatives and...

UEFA postpones more football amid uncertainty over resumption

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 18:57 Last update: about 18 hours ago Associated Press

UEFA postponed more matches and deadlines on Wednesday without giving any firm indication on when European soccer might be able to resume, as it continues to grapple with the challenge of completing...

Simone Biles on 2021 Olympics: 'Nothing is set in stone'

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 18:56 Last update: about 17 hours ago Associated Press

There's a large whiteboard calendar on a wall inside the massive gym owned by Simone Biles' family that outlines every major gymnastics event of the year, the 2020 Olympics included. When the...

MotoGP rider Iannone banned 18 months for steroid use

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 16:54 Last update: about 17 hours ago Associated Press

MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone was banned for 18 months by the International Motorcycling Federation on Wednesday after testing positive for a steroid. The failed test came from a urine sample...

Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out salary cuts

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 14:40 Last update: about 18 hours ago Associated Press

Best known for his aggressive defending on the soccer field, Giorgio Chiellini is proving to be an effective negotiator in the board room, too. The Juventus captain — who has a...

FIFA challenged at court by Brazil's Teixeira, English FA

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 13:53 Last update: about 18 hours ago Associated Press

FIFA rulings are being challenged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport by disgraced Brazilian soccer official Ricardo Teixeira and the English Football Association. The...

2021 Mediterranean Games postponed over coronavirus

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 17:29 Last update: about 1 day ago

The 2021 Mediterranean Games have been postponed a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the host country Algeria confirmed on Tuesday. The Algerian Sports Ministry said in a statement that it...

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