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  • Genoa held by Palermo

    Genoa missed the chance to move up to fourth in the Serie A standings when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Palermo last night. Paulo Dybala put the Sicilians in front in the seventh minute when he curled his shot beyond the reach of Mattia Perin...

  • Football news

    Ronaldo’s pose in underwear has helped open up dozens of export markets for Danish manufacturer JBS Textile Group and the company is hoping to build on that success with a range of shirts. JBS teamed up with Ronaldo, the Real Madrid striker who...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ban reduced: An Israeli FA tribunal has reduced the punishment given to Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv following violence this month that caused their derby match to be abandoned at half-time. One point has been given back to each team, the...

  • Resurgent Valletta tear Mosta apart to go second

    Resurgent Valletta tear Mosta apart to go second

    Valletta 5Bajada 14; Briffa 32; Elford-Alliyu 38; Nafti 70; Montebello 89;Mosta 0 Valletta offered a timely reminder of their undoubted quality when they crushed Mosta to go second in the BOV Premier League standings. It was a classy performance...

  • Gilmar gem leaves Qormi frustrated

    Gilmar gem leaves Qormi frustrated

    Naxxar Lions 1Gilmar 90;Qormi 1Pisani 48; Gilmar came to the rescue of Naxxar Lions yesterday as the Brazilian hit a spectacular equaliser with virtually the last kick of the match to earn his team a point against Qormi. It was a heartbreaking...

  • St George’s rally to save point in derby

    Vittoriosa Stars 2St George’s 2 A late penalty, converted by St George’s player Larson Mallia two minutes from the end, capped an action-packed Cottonera derby as the Saints hit back from two goals down to hold their rivals Vittoriosa Stars to a...

  • Milan derby ends all square on Mancini’s Inter return

    Milan derby ends all square on Mancini’s Inter return

    Roberto Mancini’s return to the Inter bench after a six-year gap ended in a 1-1 draw against old rivals Milan in Serie A last night. Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was fuming after his side squandered a 2-0 lead in a 3-3 draw with Cagliari while...

  • Unsung Di Natale scores 200th goal in Serie A

    Unsung Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale scored his 200th Serie A goal in the 1-1 draw against Chievo yesterday, becoming only the seventh player to reach the milestone. The irrepressible 37-year-old struck with a half-volley from 12 metres just...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaRayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo 1-0; Levante vs Valencia 2-1; Elche vs Cordoba 2-2; Villarreal vs Getafe 2-1; Deportivo vs R. Sociedad 0-0. Leading standings: R. Madrid 30; Barcelona 28; A. Madrid 26; Valencia 24; Sevilla 23; Malaga...

  • Palace stun Liverpool

    Palace stun Liverpool

    Liverpool squandered an early lead and lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace while Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat Hull City 2-1 as two of the Premier League’s big boys experienced contrasting fortunes against the lesser lights...

  • Football news

    Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan says he will resign if the English FA find him guilty of racism over comments he made defending the appointment of controversial manager Malky Mackay. Whelan was accused of anti-Semitism and condoning racism...

  • Sporting briefs

    Falcao: Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao is back in training after overcoming a niggling calf problem, the 28-year-old confirmed on Twitter yesterday. Falcao, on loan at Old Trafford from Ligue 1 side Monaco, has not featured since a 2-2...

  • Milan derby ends all square on Mancini's Inter return

    Milan derby ends all square on Mancini's Inter return

    Roberto Mancini's return to the Inter bench after a six-year gap ended in a 1-1 draw against old rivals Milan in Serie A. Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was fuming after his side squandered a 2-0 lead in a 3-3 draw with Cagliari while Torino missed...

  • Rampant City tear Mosta apart

    Rampant City tear Mosta apart

    Champions Valletta breezed to a comfortable 5-0 victory over Mosta to go second in the BOV Premier League standings. It was a commanding performance from the Malta champions who looked a class apart from the struggling Mosta who struggled to...

  • Updated: Liverpool lose but Spurs win against lesser lights

    Updated: Liverpool lose but Spurs win against lesser lights

    Liverpool squandered an early lead and lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace while Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat Hull City 2-1 as two of the Premier League's big boys experienced contrasting fortunes against the lesser lights. Spurs needed a...

  • Gilmar’s late goal earns Naxxar a point

    Gilmar’s late goal earns Naxxar a point

    Naxxar midfielder Gilmar earned his team a dramatic point when he scored a spectacular equaliser secure a 1-1 draw against Qormi at the National Stadium. The match was evenly balanced for much of the first half with Qormi creating the better...

  • Five-star Hibs outclass Greens

    Five-star Hibs outclass Greens

    Hibernians 5Edison 3; Jorginho 8, 52; Failla 43; Cohen 66;Floriana 0 The Hibernians’ juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. Having effectively swept all before them in the first round, collecting 10 wins and a draw from 11 matches, the...

  • Mifsud ends goal drought to give Sliema win

    Sliema Wanderers 2Mifsud 62; Mangiacasale 80;Tarxien Rainbows 0 Michael Mifsud must have been relieved to have finally got off the mark this season after netting Sliema’s opener in a hard-fought win over Tarxien Rainbows. Mifsud, who missed out on...

  • Pietà hit back to stun Stripes

    Pietà Hotspurs 4Micallef 7; Agius 52; Pisani 78 pen; Frances 84;Birkirkara 3Ellinton 23, 41; Ledesma 57 pen; Birkirkara’s title aspirations suffered another blow yesterday as they crashed to a second successive league defeat when they were beaten...

  • Goalkeepers excel in 1-1 stalemate

    Goalkeepers excel in 1-1 stalemate

    Żebbuġ Rangers 1Mamic 30;Balzan 1Piccioni 63; This was a game that produced a plethora of chances but only two goals as the two goalkeepers took centre-stage. Fabricio Rapchan Dos Santos Morales, Żebbuġ’s goalkeeper, pulled off a series of fine...