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  • Gudja hit back to floor Saints

    Gudja hit back to floor Saints

    Gudja United 2St Andrew’s 1 Gudja United turned defeat into victory in their game against St Andrew’s to join the same Saints and Melita on 19 points at the top. It was Gudja’s first win in four league games but their second in the space of four...

  • Football results

    BundesligaHamburg vs Mainz 2-1; Eintracht Frankfurt vs Werder Bremen 5-2. Leading standings: B. Munich 36; Wolfsburg 29; Augsburg 24; B. Leverkusen, Schalke 04, B. M’gladbach 23; E. Frankfurt 21; Hoffenheim 20. Ligue 1Evian vs Lyon 2-3; Lens vs...

  • Football news

    Major League Soccer, once mocked as a ‘retirement home’ for European players, has grown into a competitive league, says LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane. Keane believes the stereotype that MLS is an easy place to end a career is outdated. “Maybe six...

  • Sporting briefs

    Parma: Serie A club Parma are close to being sold to a Russian-Cypriot conglomerate, a club director said yesterday. “The president (Tommaso Ghirardi) informed us this morning that talks have intensified,” Parma managing director Pietro Leonardi...

  • Pieta' in 0-0 draw with Tarxien

    Pieta' in 0-0 draw with Tarxien

    A slow-burning encounter produced a late flurry of chances but Tarxien and Pieta' failed to capitalise. The wood frame denied both sides in closing stages as this sudden and unexpected number of chances contrasted with the best part of the game...

  • Balzan, Qormi share the spoils

    Balzan, Qormi share the spoils

    Balzan and Qormi shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw following a fiery encounter at the Hibs Stadium. It was Balzan who enjoyed the better start and took the lead on 19 minutes when from a Justin Grioli free-kick, the ball fell into the path of Oscar...

  • Updated: Genoa's run continues with win over Milan

    Updated: Genoa's run continues with win over Milan

    Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini said he could hardly believe the Serie A table after his unheralded side beat Milan 1-0, ensuring they would finish the weekend in third place. Luca Antonelli headed the only goal from a corner in the 32nd minute,...

  • Updated: West Ham climb to third, Leicester lose again

    Updated: West Ham climb to third, Leicester lose again

    England forward Andy Carroll returned to goalscoring form with two thumping headers in West Ham United's 3-1 victory over Swansea City that lifted the London club to third in the Premier League. Carroll, without a goal since March, headed his side...

  • Birkirkara see off Lions

    Birkirkara see off Lions

    Birkirkara survived an early scare as they came from behind to see off Naxxar Lions 3-1 at the Hibs Stadium. Things looked bleak for the Stripes who found themselves a goal behind after only 14 minutes. Gareth Sciberras looked to have lost his...

  • Żebbuġ hold Mosta to a draw

    Żebbuġ hold Mosta to a draw

    ZEBBUG 1 MOSTA 1 Lowly Żebbuġ Rangers held fourth-placed Mosta to a 1-1 draw at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. The Rangers started on a positive note with Britto often breaking free on the right flank as Tyrone Farrugia struggled to contain the...

  • Elford-Alliyu hits three as City claim derby spoils

    Elford-Alliyu hits three as City claim derby spoils

    Valletta 4Elford-Alliyu 2, 41, 60 pen; Nafti 45;Floriana 1Plut 77; This was men against boys. A potentially tricky derby against a Floriana side buoyed by back-to-back wins over Sliema Wanderers turned into a stroll for Valletta. Their experience...

  • Leaders Hibs survive tense finale

    Leaders Hibs survive tense finale

    Sliema Wanderers 1Xuereb 66;Hibernians 2Edison 12, 60; A goal can change the dynamic of a game. That much was true yesterday. Hibernians, the rampant leaders of the Premier League, looked home and dry on the hour after Luis Edison Tarabai’s second...

  • Man. City close gap as Chelsea suffer first league defeat

    Man. City close gap as Chelsea suffer first league defeat

    Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season ended with a dramatic 2-1 defeat at Newcastle yesterday when Papiss Cisse struck twice to stun the Premier League leaders at St James’ Park. Champions Manchester City took full advantage of Chelsea’s surprise...

  • Blackpool earn rare win

    Championship basement dwellers Blackpool secured just their second win of the season with a 1-0 defeat of Birmingham at Bloomfield Road. The Seasiders are still five points adrift at the foot of the table but a Steve Davies strike gave Lee Clark...

  • US put in tough group in women’s World Cup draw

    Concerns over artificial turf were replaced by worries over opponents as number one ranked Olympic champions the United States found themselves in the ‘Group of Death’ at the 2015 women’s World Cup draw yesterday. The Americans were placed in...

  • Ten-man Roma stage dramatic fightback

    Ten-man Roma stage dramatic fightback

    Adem Ljajic scored deep into injury-time to rescue a point for second-placed Roma who had to come from two goals behind and with a man down to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Sassuolo in Serie A yesterday. Ljajic had begun the comeback with a 78th...

  • Ronaldo hits 23rd hat-trick

    Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a record 23rd La Liga hat-trick to guide leaders Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu yesterday. It also helped the European champions extend their club record winning streak to 18 matches in all...

  • Barca await transfer ban appeal verdict

    Barca await transfer ban appeal verdict

    Barcelona are awaiting the result of an appeal against a FIFA sanction for an alleged breach of rules on the transfer of foreign under-18 players after a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday. Barca’s lawyers, as well as...

  • United fans jumping the gun

    United fans jumping the gun

    It doesn’t take much for Manchester United fans to get overly excited these days. The club wins a few games and all of a sudden their supporters start talking about a return to the days of football domination. And the English media, who love...

  • Moting hat-trick brings more misery for Stuttgart

    Moting hat-trick brings more misery for Stuttgart

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored a hat-trick to give Schalke 04 a 4-0 win at VfB Stuttgart as the dismal run of the Bundesliga’s bottom club continued yesterday. At the top, unbeaten leaders Bayern Munich maintained their 100 per cent home record...

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