Malta

The World Snooker Federation has announced that Malta will host its inaugural WSF Championships.

European football’s governing body, Uefa, has banned six Maltese players, including two for life, for match-fixing offences committed whilst competing for the country’s under-21 team.

Maltese broadcaster, Melita Cable, has acquired the exclusive media rights for both the 2009‑12 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup from UEFA, European football’s governing body.

With more than 2 months to go before the opening of SPORTELMonaco 2006, exhibitors have committed to more than 85% of the expanded floor space in the Grimaldi Forum.

Eurosport has signed a new five-year deal with World Snooker designed to further boost the sport across Europe and the Middle East.

Air Malta has again been appointed the official carrier of the UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship Grand Prix of Malta.

The Maltese Islands will again host the first 2006 Powerboat P1 World Championship event after a three-year deal was agreed.

The 2009 FISA World Rowing Championships will be hosted by Poznan in Poland.

Andorra will play host to the 11th Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE), a six-day mini Olympics for small European countries and states.

The 2005 NBA All-Star events will be televised in 214 countries in 45 languages via 97 international telecasters.

World Snooker has announced a new world ranking event - the Malta Cup - to be staged on the Mediterranean island of Malta in the New Year.

A seminar focusing on world jurisdictions that regulate online gambling will be staged in London in June.

Organisers of the Powerboat P1 World Championship have unveiled the first Grand Prix to be staged in the UK.

The European Pro Beach Soccer League (EPBSL) is set to expand in 2004 after organisers agreed to take on more clubs.

World Snooker has confirmed it is to return to Mediterranean this season as it confirmed the European Open 2004 would be staged in Malta.

UEFA has signed the first batch of wireless rights for the 2003-2006 Champions League seasons.

Soccer governing body UEFA and its marketing partner TEAM have announced a clutch of TV rights deals for the new Champions League contract.

Platini, who had a glittering playing career leading France to victory in the 1984 European Championships and also later managed the side, is hoping to gain a seat on both bodies during elections at the UEFA Congress in Stockholm on April 25.

With time running out until the opening game of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, many broadcasters are playing a waiting game over TV rights. Tim Wallace explains why

UEFA will order matches to be played behind closed doors if racist behaviour by supporters at offending clubs continues.

The UK betting industry is set to enter a golden age from tomorrow when the nine per cent tax, currently paid by all punters, is scrapped.

'Black Betsy', the favorite bat of banned baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, was sold for $577,610 (B

French customs officials have seized more than 77,800 pairs of counterfeit Adidas, Fila and Sprandi sports shoes in a shipment from China at the French port of Le Havre.

South African World Cup 2006 bid officials are planning a charm offensive in Europe later this month, trying to convince European members of the FIFA executive committee of the merits of their candidacy.

UEFA have thrown down the gauntlet to their own clubs, the European Commission and upstart rivals Media Partners and have announced far-reaching plans for the reorganisation of European club soccer.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has been fined 50,000 Swiss francs ($32,000) for not playing their European championship qualifier against Yugoslavia on June 5.

German media group Kirch has agreed to buy Swiss sports rights marketing company CWL Telesport & Marketing AG in a move to expand its international soccer business.

'Black Betsy', the favorite bat of banned baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, was sold for $577,610 (?654,145) in an internet auction on eBay.

Leading IOC member Jacques Rogge is poised to take over the most powerful job in world sport as IOC president in July, according to the results of a new survey.

Many of snooker?s top stars look set to join a breakaway tour which threatens to split the sport and end the domination of the game by its governing body, the WSA, following plans announced by The Sportsmasters Network (TSN).

Facts about the FIFA vote to decide who stages the 2006 World Cup finals, which will take place on Thursday in Zurich.

Fast-food chain McDonalds apologised to Maltese footballers for a Dutch advertisement poking fun at their chances of making it into the European championship this summer.