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  • Agius hails Hibs after fine cover in defence

    Agius hails Hibs after fine cover in defence

    Winning is all that matters for Hibernians FC at the moment and on Saturday the team from Paola further underlined their intentions of maintaining a firm grip on top position in the BOV Premier League standings with a totally-committed display in...

  • BOV Premier League

    BOV Premier League

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 5 (1 pen); Guerrero 3; Mifsud Triganza 2, Zarate 2; Micallef, Darmanin, Serrano. Red card: Cassar (vs Naxxar Lions). BirkirkaraEllinton ‘Liliu’ 7; Ledesma 4; Eliandro 2; Grech, Fenech, Camenzuli. FlorianaPlut 6;...

  • Football news

    Chelsea have appointed former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as their new head of global commercial activities. The 50-year-old will lead the Blues’ attempt to expand their brand around the world. Purslow joined Liverpool in June...

  • Sporting briefs

    Zinnbauer: Hamburg have awarded coach Josef Zinnbauer with a new contract until 2016. The northern Germany club announced the new agreement via Twitter yesterday, ahead of their DFB-Pokal second-round tie with Bayern Munich tomorrow. Zinnbauer had...

  • City back to winning ways

    City back to winning ways

    Valletta 2Kooh Sohna 40; Bajada 90;Naxxar Lions 0 The pressure was on Valletta to get back on track after their painful defeat to Birkirkara last week. On paper, Valletta should have not encountered too much trouble to overcome a Naxxar side still...

  • Sliema and Balzan play out goalless draw

    Sliema and Balzan play out goalless draw

    Sliema Wanderers 0Balzan 0 Sliema Wanderers and Balzan fought out a goalless stalemate yesterday. The Wanderers created enough chances to win the game hands down but had to settle for a point after failing to convert any of their opportunities. In...

  • Omeruo’s brace puts Pembroke into third round

    Rabat Ajax 1Pembroke 2 Pembroke progressed to the third round of the FA Trophy following a merited victory over Rabat Ajax at the Luxol Stadium yesterday. Pembroke were the better team throughout with their Nigerian striker Lucky Omerou, scorer of...

  • Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Gonzalo Higuain burst into life by scoring a hat-trick in the final half hour, his first league goals of the season, to help Rafael Benitez’s erratic Napoli thrash Verona 6-2 in Serie A yesterday. Troubled Inter scrambled a 1-0 win at Cesena...

  • Inter set for Malta training camp – report

    Italian giants Inter look set to conduct a week-long training camp in Malta during the Serie A winter break in January, reports in the media said yesterday. SportMediaset reported yesterday that Inter president Erik Thohir and club vice-president...

  • Chelsea denied by Van Persie

    Chelsea denied by Van Persie

    Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to earn Manchester United a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea yesterday. Didier Drogba, 36, playing from the start because Diego Costa was unfit, headed the...

  • Celtic beat Kilmarnock to go fourth

    Celtic beat Kilmarnock to go fourth

    Celtic leapfrogged Kilmarnock into fourth place in the Premiership with a 2-0 win over the 10-man Ayrshire side at Parkhead yesterday. Swedish striker John Guidetti scored his fifth goal in seven games in the 35th minute with a 25-yard free-kick...

  • Rampant Real riding high after ‘Clasico’ win

    Rampant Real riding high after ‘Clasico’ win

    Real Madrid’s decision to sell midfielders Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria left many scratching their heads and consecutive La Liga defeats as well as a reverse to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup set alarm bells ringing at the...

  • Football results

    Primera Liga: Malaga vs Rayo Vallecano 4-0; Eibar vs Granada 1-1; Espanyol vs Deportivo 0-0; Sevilla vs Villarreal 2-1; Getafe vs A. Madrid 0-1. Leading standings: Barcelona, Sevilla 22; R. Madrid 21; Valencia, A. Madrid 20. Bundesliga: Wolfsburg...

  • Football news

    Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month. The 18-year-old striker im-pressed for Inter’s youth team,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Iniesta: Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta could miss next week’s La Liga clash with Celta Vigo and the Champions League tie against Ajax Amsterdam after injuring himself against Real Madrid on Saturday. Iniesta has had plenty of highs and lows...

  • Goalless draw for Sliema and Balzan

    Goalless draw for Sliema and Balzan

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 0 BALZAN 0 Sliema Wanderers and Balzan fought out a goalless stalemate yesterday afternoon. The Wanderers created enough chances to win the game hands down but had to settle for a point after failing to convert any of their...

  • Chelsea denied by Van Persie equaliser

    Chelsea denied by Van Persie equaliser

    Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to earn Manchester United a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea. Didier Drogba, 36, playing from the start because Diego Costa was unfit, headed the visitors in...

  • Valletta back to winning ways

    Valletta back to winning ways

    VALLETTA 2 NAXXAR LIONS 0 Valletta returned to winning ways with a hard-fought victory over Naxxar Lions. Hardly seven minutes from the start had elapsed when Camilleri had a chance to put Valletta ahead when his goalbound cross-shot was cleared...

  • Update 2: Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Update 2: Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Gonzalo Higuain burst into life by scoring a hat-trick in the final half hour, his first league goals of the season, to help Rafael Benitez's erratic Napoli thrash Verona 6-2 in Serie A. Troubled Inter scrambled a 1-0 win at Cesena thanks to a...

  • Ameobi sparks Newcastle win at Spurs, Everton beat Burnley

    Ameobi sparks Newcastle win at Spurs, Everton beat Burnley

    Sammy Ameobi scored within eight seconds of coming on as a halftime substitute for Newcastle United in a 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur. In the other early kickoff in the Premier League, Cameroonian veteran Samuel Eto'o scored twice as Everton won...