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  • United struggles continue on Di Maria debut

    United struggles continue on Di Maria debut

    Manchester United's Premier League frustrations continued as they were held 0-0 at promoted Burnley with British-record signing Angel Di Maria unable to spark an improvement in their fortunes. Di Maria, signed from Real Madrid for £59.7 million on...

  • Capello not paid for three months, says Russian minister

    Capello not paid for three months, says Russian minister

    Russia head coach Fabio Capello and other support staff have not been paid for the last three months, according to sports minister Vitaly Mutko. "They have not been paid for three months," Mutko told the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS. "I knew...

  • Sevilla play down favourites tag

    Sevilla play down favourites tag

    Sevilla coach Unai Emery played down talk of them being favourites to retain the Europa League title this season after they were drawn to play Standard Liege, Feyenoord and HNK Rijeka in yesterday’s group stage draw. “It’s great to be back in...

  • Gomez, Reus called up for Germany matches

    Gomez, Reus called up for Germany matches

    Mario Gomez and Marco Reus, who both missed Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign through injury, have returned to the squad for next month’s friendly against Argentina and a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland. Fiorentina striker Gomez, who...

  • Bayern complete deal for midfielder Alonso

    Bayern complete deal for midfielder Alonso

    German champions Bayern Munich have completed the transfer of former World Cup winner Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid on a two-year deal as they seek to boost their midfield options following a string of injuries. Spain’s double European champion...

  • Marsaxlokk win to go top

    Marsaxlokk Fischer kept up the pressure on neighbours Marsascala when they beat Ta’ Xbiex Amigos to reach 23 points and overtake the team led by Pierre Borg, but with the latter side, on 21 points, having today’s First Division match against...

  • Abela and Anastasi clinch national titles

    Abela and Anastasi clinch national titles

    The 2014 National Championships are the most anticipated event in the local tenpin bowling calendar, and has been organised by the MTBA and played at the Eden SuperBowl, St Julian’s. In a repeat of the 2013 edition, Mauro Anastasi managed to claim...

  • Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance in US Open

    Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance in US Open

    Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to America’s latest tennis sweetheart on Thursday, as 15-year-old Catherine Bellis hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again. However, Bellis, who shot from...

  • Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Hamilton crash in Belgium

    Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Hamilton crash in Belgium

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team-mate Lewis Hamilton during Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix and has been disciplined, his Mercedes team said yesterday. German Rosberg hit Hamilton on the second lap at...

  • Tough test awaits Mourinho’s Blues

    Tough test awaits Mourinho’s Blues

    Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea have opened the season on a high after gathering all points from their two matches against Burnley (away) and Leicester (home). This evening, the Londoners will have to deal with a tougher challenge though as they play...

  • Neptunes girls seal waterpolo crown

    Neptunes girls seal waterpolo crown

    Neptunes are the new champions of the women’s waterpolo league after topping the standings with full points in the BOV championship. The other teams taking part were Sliema, San Ġiljan and Exiles. Christine Saliba, Bank of Valletta manager,...

  • Farrugia obtains WFM

    Malta’s national teams have just returned from the Chess Olympiad held in Tromsoe, Norway. The men’s team consisted of David Cilia Vincenti, Colin Pace, Robert Zerafa, Patrick Zerafa and Duncan Vella with GM Bartlomej Heberla as captain. The...

  • England line up top-class opponents

    England will play four prestige friendlies against world champions Germany, Spain, Italy and France over the next two years. Football Association general secretary Alex Horne said the friendlies against teams who have won four out of last five...

  • Sports round-up

    Boxing: Kubrat Pulev has accused world heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko of feigning injury to avoid taking on the Bulgarian challenger in an IBF title bout in Hamburg next month. Klitschko postponed the fight saying he had torn bicep muscles.

  • Juve will keep on winning says Pogba

    Juve will keep on winning says Pogba

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba believes his side will once again dominate Serie A this season despite the departure of coach Antonio Conte. The three-time defending champions open the campaign at Chievo this evening under new boss Massimiliano...

  • Chelsea and Milan agree Torres loan

    Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for misfit striker Fernando Torres on Friday but the Spaniard has yet to agree terms and decide to end his London nightmare. Milan are desperate for a cut-price but big-name forward after selling...

  • Football news

    Radamel Falcao has been re-called to the Colombia squad after missing the World Cup, as speculation over his club future continues. Falcao missed this summer’s tournament in Brazil as he continued his recovery from a serious knee injury suffered...

  • Sporting briefs

    Friendly Off: Israel and Germany have agreed to cancel a 2015 friendly game as turmoil in the Middle East has forced a rescheduling of a Euro 2016 qualifier. Israel, who were to host Belgium on Sept. 9 in a 2016 European championships qualifier,...

  • Torres moving to Milan

    Torres moving to Milan

    AC Milan have agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for misfit striker Fernando Torres but the Spaniard has yet to agree terms and decide to end his London nightmare. Milan are desperate for a cut-price but big-name forward after selling Mario...

  • Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Hamilton crash

    Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Hamilton crash

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team mate Lewis Hamilton during Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix and has been disciplined, his Mercedes team said. German Rosberg hit Hamilton on the second lap at Spa and...

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