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  • City fight back to sink Sliema

    City fight back to sink Sliema

    Valletta came from a goal down to overcome Sliema Wanderers 3-1 at the National Stadium. The Citizens found themselves behind on 63 minutes when Mark Scerri’s shot from outside the area was not held by goalkeeper Dziugas Bartkus with the ball...

  • Balzan rout Mosta 7-1

    Balzan rout Mosta 7-1

    Balzan collected three vital points to return at the top of the BOV Premier League after powering past Mosta 7-1. Oliver Spiteri’s side are now leading the table with 48 points, as Hibernians will feature in tomorrow’s evening kick-off against...

  • Mosta FC protest upheld by MFA Protests Board

    Mosta FC protest upheld by MFA Protests Board

    The Malta Football Association’s Protests Board has upheld a protest lodged by Mosta FC against the result of their BOV Premier League second-round match against Pembroke Athleta. The game, played on February 11 at the Hibernians Stadium, ended...

  • Watch: Malta's first goalkeeper recalls national team's baptism of fire

    Watch: Malta's first goalkeeper recalls national team's baptism of fire

    Alex Vella rolls back the years to evoke personal memories of Malta’s first international match against Austria 60 years ago today Nostalgia has a soothing feeling of satisfaction as years are rolled back and events recalled. Life is full of such...

  • Leicester City decision to sack Ranieri 'beggars belief', says Lineker

    Leicester City decision to sack Ranieri 'beggars belief', says Lineker

    Leicester City's owners had hit the panic button when they sacked title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, former player Gary Lineker said today as English football reacted to news of the Italian's stunning fall from grace. Five straight Premier...

  • Valletta have no margin for error, warns Zammit

    Valletta have no margin for error, warns Zammit

    The BOV Premier League enters into its final stretch when the third round gets under way with the first matches between today and tomorrow. Leaders Hibernians start the final round of matches when they face Ħamrun Spartans tomorrow. But this...

  • Juve can end 21-year Euro wait – Khedira

    Juve can end 21-year  Euro wait – Khedira

    Sami Khedira believes this could be the season that Juventus end their 21-year wait for a third European title after the Italian side beat Porto 2-0 away in their UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg match on Wednesday. Marko Pjaca and Dani...

  • Champions Leicester sack manager Ranieri – club

    Premier League champions Leicester City sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri yesterday with the Midlands team still in the Champions League but hovering near the relegation zone. Ranieri, whose side are a point and a place above the bottom...

  • Hajjy among favourites as foreign entries increase

    Hajjy among favourites as foreign entries increase

    For the eighth straight year, the  Malta Marathon, now in its 32nd edition, will feature another record number of participants as 4,400 have registered for the March 5 races, organiser Joe Micallef said yesterday. This year’s full marathon will...

  • Mourinho miffed by timing of Chelsea Cup showdown

    Jose Mourinho’s delight at Manchester United’s progress to the last 16 of the Europa League has been tempered by the timing of their FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea, with the manager criticising the tie being scheduled for a Monday. United,...

  • Winter Championships at Marsa

    Winter Championships at Marsa

    The Malta Amateur Athletic Association will host its annual Winter Championships at the Matthew Micallef St John Track, in Marsa, tomorrow. The championships serve as an opportunity for athletes to gauge their levels ahead of the forthcoming season.

  • Real Madrid made to pay for terrible start

    Zinedine Zidane’s fears that Real Madrid’s lack of intensity at the start of games would eventually cost his team have proved well founded. On Wednesday night, away against a Valencia side that has endured its worst season in many years, Real...

  • Team time trial at Coast Road on Sunday

    Greens Cycling Club will be hosting a team time trial on the Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq Coast Road on Sunday. This is one of the most exciting races on the local calendar as clubs challenge each other with their best quartet over a distance of 30km. Team...

  • Xewkija go six points clear

    Xewkija go six points clear

    Xewkija Tigers moved six points clear at the top of the GFA Division One at the end of the second round after having the better of Victoria Hotspurs 1-0 as nearest rivals Għajnsielem were beaten by Nadur Youngsters. The Tigers struggled to assert...

  • Budapest gives up on 2024 dream

    Hungarians displayed a mixture of disappointment and relief yesterday after the government ended Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games in the face of growing popular opposition. The Momentum movement, a new force in Hungarian...

  • Mammoth victory for leaders Luxol

    Luxol were in a class of their own as they thrashed Żurrieq Wolves 23-0 in another monotonous one-sided affair from the first phase of the Gatorade Futsal League. The Wolves’ aspirations did not extend beyond trying to avoid a heavy defeat against...

  • Scicluna top rider in Enduro series

    Scicluna top rider in Enduro series

    The third round of racing from the Enduro National Championship, organised by the Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi last weekend, saw the participation of 16 riders. The meet kicked off with the Pole Position qualifiers where Joseph Scicluna...

  • Sporting briefs

    Friendly: Five times World Cup winners Brazil will play Australia in a friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 13, giving the Socceroos the toughest of warm-ups for the Confederations Cup later that month. Ange Postecoglou’s Australia...

  • Hamilton hails ‘awesome’ new Mercedes F1 car

    Hamilton hails ‘awesome’ new Mercedes F1 car

    Lewis Hamilton declared his new Mercedes “pretty awesome” yesterday after lapping a blustery Silverstone circuit in the car he hopes will secure him a fourth Formula One world championship. “It felt incredible,” added the Briton, who finished...

  • Football news

    Eastern Sports Club coach Chan Yuen-ting was comforted by her opposite number Luiz Felipe Scolari after her Asian Champions League debut at Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande ended in a nightmarish 7-0 defeat. The 28-year-old Chan,...