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  • Sporting briefs

    Coventry out: Former winners Coventry City were knocked out of the FA Cup after a surprise 2-1 home defeat by non-league Wor-cester City in the first round of soccer’s oldest domestic cup competition yesterday. Third-tier Coventry, winners in...

  • Mosta's losing streak comes to an end

    Mosta's losing streak comes to an end

    MOSTA 2 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1 Bojan Kaljevic struck a second-half winner to end Mosta’s five-game losing streak against Tarxien to hand caretaker coach Peter Smith a winning debut. Mosta’s resolve to take maximum points was in abundant evidence in...

  • Updated: Stunning Tevez solo goal caps Juventus rout

    Updated: Stunning Tevez solo goal caps Juventus rout

    (Adds late games) Carlos Tevez scored a solo goal after a run that started inside his own half to cap an emphatic 7-0 win for Serie A leaders Juventus over hapless Parma. Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata scored twice and Stephan...

  • Updated: North London nightmare as Arsenal and Spurs lose

    Updated: North London nightmare as Arsenal and Spurs lose

    Swansea City came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 and Tottenham Hotspur's misery continued with a 2-1 home defeat by Stoke City, making it a nightmare Sunday for north London. Alexis Sanchez struck his sixth league goal in four games to give...

  • No goals in drab Pieta' Qormi encounter

    No goals in drab Pieta' Qormi encounter

    PIETA' HOTSPURS 0 QORMI 0 Pieta' and Qormi fought out a drab 0-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. In the first clear-cut opportunity after 12 minutes, Andreson sliced open the Pieta'defence with a slick ball to send Temile through but his usual...

  • Premier League games postponed again

    The Premier League games which had to be played at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday and were postponed to today because of the weather, will be played tomorrow, the Malta Football Association said. The MFA said in a statement it took this...

  • Revitalised Lions give Wanderers the blues

    Revitalised Lions give Wanderers the blues

    Naxxar Lions 1Mintoff 34 og;Sliema Wanderers 0 The fortunes of Naxxar Lions and Sliema Wanderers have changed dramatically in the last week. Having waited nine games and three months for their first league win, Naxxar have now made it two in a row...

  • Low-key City labour to victory

    Low-key City labour to victory

    Żebbuġ Rangers 0Valletta 2Barry 20 pen; Nafti 54; Taking on Valletta, even these days, was always going to be a daunting challenge for the modest Żebbuġ Rangers let alone if they had to play them with 10 men for 65 minutes. With their goal just...

  • Eviparker scores twice as Stars beat Lija

    Lija Athletic 0Vittoriosa Stars 2 This was a deserved victory for Vittoriosa Stars as Anthony Eviparker scored a brace to lower Lija’s colours at the Centenary Stadium, yesterday. The side from Cottonera dominated most of the proceedings even...

  • Mou crowns Chelsea ‘autumn champions’

    Mou crowns Chelsea ‘autumn champions’

    Chelsea were declared the “autumn champions” by coach Jose Mourinho as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win at Anfield yesterday that kept them four points clear of Southampton at the top of the Premier...

  • Morecambe, Southend out of cup

    Vanarama Conference sides Dover and Chester FC provided the shocks of the FA Cup first round proper as they knocked out League Two teams Morecambe and Southend respectively. Stefan Payne scored the only goal for Dover at The Crabble, while Chester...

  • Liverpool let down by needless surrender

    Liverpool let down by needless surrender

    What Brendan Rodgers did on Tuesday night was practically inexcusable. Irrespective of yesterday’s result against Chelsea, even if his team thrashed the champions-elect, playing his reserves against Real Madrid was woefully ill-judged. Not only...

  • Morocco rejects cup hosting over Ebola fears

    Morocco has refused to host January’s African Cup finals amid fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, throwing the 2015 tournament into jeopardy yesterday. The country, which had already said it wanted the 16-team event postponed, rejected an...

  • Sampdoria share points with Milan

    Sampdoria share points with Milan

    Sampdoria moved up to third in Serie A after a dramatic 2-2 draw against Milan, last night. Stephan El Shaarawy gave Milan the lead after 10 minutes, his first goal after 622 days. Sampdoria hit back to overturn the deficit with two goals in six...

  • Turf dispute goes to mediation

    A group of top female players will head to mediation with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) in a bid to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup. Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights...

  • Mueller sends Bayern soaring

    Mueller sends Bayern soaring

    Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as the undefeated champions crushed Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 yesterday to open up a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. At the other end of the table Werder Bremen moved off the bottom...

  • Inverness boss Hughes keeping players grounded

    Inverness manager John Hughes will be keeping his and his players’ feet firmly on the ground despite soaring to the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 4-2 win over Hamilton, yesterday. Two of the league’s form sides played out a pulsating...

  • Football results

    Primera Liga Played yesterday: Almeria vs Barcelona 1-2; Getafe vs Elche 0-0; Real Madrid vs Vallecano 5-1; Celta Vigo vs Granada 0-0; Malaga vs Eibar 2-1. Today: 12.00 Sevilla vs Levante. 17.00 Espanyol vs Villarreal. 19.00 Valencia vs Athletic...

  • Football news

    Josip Ilicic said he will not play for Slovenia again while Srecko Katanec is the coach. The news was confirmed by Katanec himself who said the Fiorentina midfielder had turned down his offer to return to the team for the Euro 2016 qualifier...

  • Sporting briefs

    Zenit lose: Leaders Zenit St Petersburg saw their unbeaten start to the Premier League season come to an end as they were defeated 3-1 at home by Terek Grozny yesterday. Ailton (17, 55) scored a goal in each half before Igor Lebedenko (61) added...