Author: Kurt Aquilina

Malta’s shot at winning a bronze medal at the FIBA European Small Countries Championship was denied in the final quarter as Kosovo came back to win the third-place game 70-60 on Sunday. This comes as a disappointing finale to a game that was largely dominated by the Malta girls bar a fightback in the second quarter and coach Angela Adamoli’s side will have a late lapse in concentration to blame which lost them control over the game.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports website by Times of MaltaIndependent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta…

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Malta crashed to an 89-46 defeat against favourites Luxembourg in the FIBA European Small Countries Championship semi-final on Saturday. Size and strength played a vital role in sending the Group B winners into an exciting final against Group A winners Ireland, who beat Kosovo earlier on in the first semi-final.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports website by Times of MaltaIndependent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.Support Us See original Article on timesofmalta.com

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Malta can exceed expectation if they overcome a tough Luxembourg side on Saturday in their semi-final game of the FIBA European Small Countries Championship (tip-off: 7PM). However, it will take a collective effort from every player on coach Angela Adamoli’s team to achieve this, according to Malta guard Kristy Galea.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports website by Times of MaltaIndependent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.Support Us See original Article on timesofmalta.com

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In a time when performing sport challenges for charity is on the rise, 62-year old Dorian Vassallo and paddling partner Albert Gambina, 60, will be kayaking from Malta to Sicily, around the neighbouring island, and back to Malta. The feat, taking place in the coming days, is said to be a month-long trip for the pair and will raise funds for Inspire. Speaking to the Times of Malta, Vassallo said the idea is for them to paddle from Armier to Marina di Ragusa, all the way around the island and back down to Malta. Asked about a specific date for…

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Malta could not emulate the superb performance against Andorra as they fell to a 78-48 loss against Group A winners Ireland on Thursday. The Irish’s speed on the fast-break and greater rebounding advantage made the difference as they lead throughout the game. Center Claire Melia led Ireland’s charge with 19 points and 13 rebounds, Rachel Huijsdens adding 10 points. For Malta, it was Kristy Galea who led the scoring with 14 points from a barrage of threes as Josephine Grima added eight.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports website by Times of MaltaIndependent journalism costs…

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Malta opened their FIBA European Small Countries Championship commitments with a statement win on Wednesday as they blew out Andorra to win 79-30. However, the Malta women now face stronger opposition in Ireland, a side who had also cruised past the Andorrans a day before. Against Andorra, Starlites forward Stephanie De Martino was the top point-getter with 20, also adding seven rebounds and three assists. Speaking to the Times of Malta after the game, De Martino said it was crucial for them as “it’s the first game we played together in two years due to COVID-19”. Continue reading this article…

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Malta cruised past lowly Andorra in their opening Group A game of the FIBA European Championship for small countries on Wednesday. In a dominant display up and down the court where all but one player of the Malta roster scored, the Malta women put aside the fact that this is possibly one of the youngest selections the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) has ever sent up, and blew out an Andorra side who had just come off a 104-33 bruising against Ireland on Tuesday. This was no different as Malta won the game 79-30 After the last buzzer.   Continue reading…

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European football’s governing body UEFA hosted its Europa Conference League third qualifying round draws in Nyon on Monday, giving Hibernians, Birkirkara, and Gżira United an idea of whom they might be facing were they to progress into the next round of qualifiers. The draw was split into two, the Champions path and the Main path. In the Champions path, Hibernians have been drawn into a tie against Latvia’s Riga FC or North Macedonia’s Shkendija if they overcome San Marino’s Folgore in the second round scheduled for Tuesday and July 27.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new…

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COVID-19 may have restricted club basketball in Malta this year, but a FIBA decision on May 12 to go ahead with this summer’s European Small Countries Championship has brought back the excitement of watching our national team play competitively. While Malta’s men have the task of defending their crown in August, the women will be looking to conquer this year’s competition startingtomorrow. Speaking to the Times of Malta, Malta Basketball Association (MBA) president Paul Sultana is aiming high and said that the team’s goal is to “win it all”.   Continue reading this article on Sports Desk, the new sports…

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Shooter Eleanor Bezzina and swimmer Andrew Chetcuti have been named Malta’s flagbearers for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. The announcement confirmed the two athletes – a new initiative for the Games – upon the fact that they are the most representative of our country in these Games, with Tokyo being the third participation for Chetcuti and the second for Bezzina. The Malta contingent, consisting of six athletes in five disciplines, will be travelling to the Games throughout next week, and Malta Olympic Committee (MOC) president Julian Pace Bonello said they will be expecting the best performances from all the athletes.  …

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