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  • Welbeck boosts Arsene Wenger on mixed day for Arsenal

    Welbeck boosts Arsene Wenger on mixed day for Arsenal

    Arsenal celebrated in unison as Danny Welbeck's strike earned a 1-0 win which leaves Norwich's Premier League position ever more precarious. The well-publicised protests in the 12th and 78th minute - to signal 12 years since Arsenal's last Premier...

  • Champions Valletta end trek with 1-1 draw against Hibs

    Champions Valletta end trek with 1-1 draw against Hibs

    VALLETTA-1, HIBERNIANS-1 Valletta wrapped up their title-winning season with a 1-1 draw against rivals and deposed champions Hibernians this evening. Already assured of the championship after opening an unassailable four-point lead, Valletta were...

  • Bale header keeps Real's title hopes burning

    Bale header keeps Real's title hopes burning

    Gareth Bale again came to Real Madrid's rescue by heading home the winner in a 1-0 win at Real Sociedad that keeps their title hopes alive. The Wales international, who had scored twice as Madrid came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Rayo...

  • More misery for Hamilton as Rosberg takes pole

    More misery for Hamilton as Rosberg takes pole

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg seized pole position for the Russian Grand Prix after a power unit failure piled more misery on Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. The German, chasing his seventh successive win and fourth of the...

  • Excitement could be dangerous for Leicester - Spurs boss

    Excitement could be dangerous for Leicester - Spurs boss

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned Leicester it would be dangerous to assume they have won the title already. The Foxes need only three points from their three matches left to be crowned Barclays Premier League champions and they can...

  • Boisterous City fans gearing up to celebrate title

    Boisterous City fans gearing up to celebrate title

    There is a festive mood in capital today as the Valletta fans are gearing up to celebrate their club's 23rd football title. Thousands of City supporters will be making their way to the National Stadium in decorated cars and double-decker buses to...

  • Leicester one victory away from league title

    Leicester one victory away from league title

    Premier League leaders Leicester City, who beat Swansea City 4-0 at home in their last outing, will be on their travels this weekend as they play Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Foxes, seven points clear at the top with only three matches...

  • ‘Difficult climate’ cost Arsenal title –Wenger

    ‘Difficult climate’ cost Arsenal title –Wenger

    A “difficult climate” at the Emirates Stadium contributed to Arsenal’s poor home form this season and eventually led to the team missing out on a chance to win the Premier League title, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Among the top five...

  • Juve pledge to end the season with a flourish

    Juve pledge to end the season with a flourish

    Juventus need to “honour” their remaining matches as they celebrate their fifth successive Scudetto, according to Stephan Lichtsteiner. The Bianconeri will play at home against Carpi tomorrow for the first time since securing their...

  • Di Natale to end Udinese career at end of season

    Di Natale to end Udinese career at end of season

    Long-serving Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale (picture) has announced that this season will be his last with the club. The 38-year-old striker has been at the Stadio Friuli for 12 years but said yesterday that his final game will be the home...

  • Klopp issues Anfield warning to Villarreal

    Klopp issues Anfield warning to Villarreal

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has warned Villarreal that Anfield awaits after his side’s 1-0 defeat in their Europa League semi-final first leg. On Thursday, substitute Adrian Lopez capitalised on a momentary lapse in concentration in the second...

  • Michel Platini appeal heard at the CAS in Lausanne

    Suspended UEFA president Michel Platini’s appeal against his six-year ban from soccer was heard at sport’s highest tribunal yesterday with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter among the witnesses. Platini, who arrived in a taxi for the hearing at...

  • Football news

    Danny Welbeck’s last-minute winner for Arsenal against Leicester City in February was the most talked about moment of the Premier League title race on Twitter. The goal, which gave Arsenal a 2-1 victory and appeared a crucial result at the time,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Crotone: Crotone were promoted to Serie A for the first time in their history following a 1-1 draw at Modena last night. The visitors picked up the point they needed to guarantee a maiden season in the top flight of Italian football thanks to...

  • Friars prevail at first MaltaT20 Crossfire Trophy

    Friars prevail at first MaltaT20 Crossfire Trophy

    The inaugural MaltaT20 Crossfire Trophy saw Charterhouse School’s Friars Cricket Club emerging victorious in what organisers are considering as the best club tournament ever staged at the Marsa oval. In all, eight matches were played over three...

  • Xuereb, Magro in Swiss challenge

    Xuereb, Magro in Swiss challenge

    This weekend, youth bowlers Sara Xuereb and Matthew Magro (picture, right) are competing in the Youth Challenge in Zurich to continue widening their international experience in the sport. The tournament is being organised by the Zurich Bowling...

  • Mountain run race set for May 21

    Renowned Frenchman Laurent Vicente will be taking part in the fourth Perskindol National Mountain Running Champion-ships on May 21, the local race organisers announced. Vicente is the current short trail champion in France and placed 17th in the...

  • Hamilton fastest in Russia

    Hamilton fastest in Russia

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton boosted his morale with the fastest lap in Russian Grand Prix practice yesterday after Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg set the early pace and Ferrari suffered reliability problems. Rosberg, chasing his...

  • Ricciardo tests head protection device

    Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo tested a new Formula One head protection device on his car at the Russian Grand Prix yesterday with opinions divided on the aesthetics if not the effectiveness. The Australian lapped the Sochi circuit with the...

  • Fu survives tip incident to draw level with Selby

    Marco Fu lost his cue tip but not his nerve as he levelled his World Snooker Championship semi-final against Mark Selby at 8-8, yesterday. Fu had started the afternoon trailing 5-3 but outplayed the world number one and was looking to take the...