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  • Inspired Lopez helps Milan win on Inzaghi’s debut

    Inspired Lopez helps Milan win on Inzaghi’s debut

    Goalkeeper Diego Lopez made an inspired debut for Milan as he helped them beat Lazio 3-1 in their first competitive game under new coach Filippo Inzaghi yesterday. Milan raced into a 3-0 lead in little more than an hour with goals from Keisuke...

  • Striker Balotelli out of Azzurri squad

    Antonio Conte has left striker Mario Balotelli out of his first squad since replacing Cesare Prandelli as Italy coach. Conte, who won three league titles with Juventus, was appointed Azzurri mentor last month after Prandelli resigned immediately...

  • Atletico agree deal for Cerci

    Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Italy forward Alessio Cerci from Torino, the Spanish champions have announced. The 27-year-old Cerci, who had been linked with a move to Arsenal, will pen a three-year contract with Atletico, pending a...

  • Irresistible Liverpool trounce Tottenham

    Irresistible Liverpool trounce Tottenham

    Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane yesterday. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and...

  • Problems mount for Deila as Griffiths rescues 1-1 draw

    Ronny Deila found only a little respite as his Celtic side had to scrap for a point in their 1-1 Premiership draw with Dundee FC at Dens Park, yesterday. The Norwegian manager was under pressure after the Hoops had crashed out of the Champions...

  • Chelsea’s Costa must respect opponents, says Everton manager

    Chelsea’s Costa must respect opponents, says Everton manager

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa needs to learn to show respect to opponents after the Spaniard goaded Everton players during their pulsating 6-3 English Premier League win on Saturday, Toffees coach Roberto Martinez said. New signing Costa taunted...

  • Sagna sad after losing debut

    Sagna sad after losing debut

    Bacary Sagna insists Manchester City will knuckle down and get back to work following the first setback in their Premier League title defence. Summer signing Sagna endured a losing debut as the champions slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Stoke...

  • SAmerica could open Libertadores to US sides

    South America is looking to strengthen ties with its northern neighbours CONCACAF which could open the door for US teams to take part in the Libertadores Cup. Mexico has already had sides take part in the CONMEBOL top club competition since 1998...

  • Table tennis association head Dawson passes away

    The death has been announced of Paul Dawson, the 59-year-old Malta Table Tennis Association (MTTA) president who passed away after a short illness. As befits the role of a top official of a sports association, Dawson, was very active in promoting...

  • I still have the hunger for the game – Alonso

    I still have the hunger for the game – Alonso

    Bayern Munich’s Xabi Alonso said he was still hungry for success despite two UEFA Champions League wins, a World Cup victory and two European Championship titles. The 32-year-old Spaniard surprisingly joined ambitious Bayern Munich last week on a...

  • Maltese martial artists for championships in Scotland

    Maltese martial artists for championships in Scotland

    Malta has become the first country to confirm it will attend the Commonwealths Taekwondo Championships being held in Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium in November. The Maltese acceptance was followed by Canada, Singapore and Australia who have all...

  • Midfielder Kagawa returns to Dortmund

    Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa returned to Borussia Dortmund yesterday, signing a four-year contract with last season’s Bundesliga runners-up after two disappointing years at Manchester United. A Dortmund crowd favourite during his 2010-12 stint...

  • Ranking event finals at the MEBF Arena

    The first from a series of six ranking tournaments, hosted by the Malta Eight Ball Federation (MEBF), was played recently. The tournaments include a qualifier for the World Black Ball Championships which will be played in autumn in Perth,...

  • Lopez pens Napoli deal

    David Lopez has made the move to Napoli from Espanyol after completing a medical and putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Stadio San Paolo yesterday. Rafa Benitez’s side agreed undisclosed terms for the Espanyol academy graduate on...

  • Marquez takes his 11th win of season

    Marquez takes his 11th win of season

    Marc Marquez endured a race-long battle with Jorge Lorenzo from start to finish before claiming victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, yesterday. The 21-year-old Spaniard on his Repsol Honda, who started the race from pole position,...

  • Football results

    BundesligaMainz vs Hanover 0-0; Freiburg vs Borussia M’Gladbach 0-0. Primera LigaEspanyol vs Sevilla 1-2; Villarreal vs Barcelona 0-1; Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano 2-2; Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid 4-2. Elche vs Granada – 1-1. Ligue 1Bordeaux vs...

  • Tearful bridesmaid Power finally seals the IndyCar title

    Will Power, three times a championship runner-up, was reduced to tears after finally securing his first IndyCar title with a ninth place finish at the MAVTV 500 in California last weekend. The 33-year-old Australian was pipped to the title in the...

  • Football news

    Eintracht Frankfurt have been dealt a blow by the news that forward Nelson Valdez tore his cruciate knee ligaments in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg. The summer signing lasted only 54 minutes at the VW-Arena before being carried away with...

  • Men march on but more upsets in women’s draw

    Men march on but more upsets in women’s draw

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the US Open on Saturday but the women’s draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked...

  • Skipper Hutchinson changes the tune on ‘Bart’ boat mishap

    Former America’s Cup skipper Terry Hutchinson has backed down from his contention that Artemis Racing was sailing an unsafe boat when it capsized on San Francisco Bay last year, killing British Olympic star Andrew “Bart” Simpson. Simpson, 36, of...