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  • Loanee Mario Balotelli unused as Milan brush aside Empoli

    Loanee Mario Balotelli unused as Milan brush aside Empoli

    Mario Balotelli watched on as goals from fellow forwards Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano earned Milan their first win of the new Serie A season - 2-1 against Empoli. Italy international Balotelli rejoined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan from...

  • Mosta preserve perfect start

    Mosta secured their second win of the season when they had the better of Qormi 1-0 at the Tedesco Stadium. The Blues started brightly and after two minutes Tyrone Farrugia connected with Manolito Micallef’s corner kick but his downward header flew...

  • St Julian's crowned champions

    St Julian's crowned champions

    St Julian's were this evening crowned champions of the BOV Water Polo Premier Division League. They edged Neptunes by two points to claim their first title since 1995, claiming the double after winning the BOV Water Polo knockout earlier this...

  • Pembroke win derby to go top

    Pembroke win derby to go top

    Pembroke joined Valletta at the top of the Premier League standings when they edged St Andrew’s 4-3 at the Tedesco Stadium. Pembroke were off to a flying start and inside the opening two minutes they were already ahead. Gibson Bardsley controlled...

  • Update 2: Sterling off the mark in City win, while Chelsea slump at home to Palace

    Update 2: Sterling off the mark in City win, while Chelsea slump at home to Palace

    Raheem Sterling scored his first Manchester City goal as Chelsea lost further ground on their Barclays Premier League title rivals with a shock home defeat to Crystal Palace. Sterling opened his City account following his £49million summer move...

  • Falcone puts Valletta on top

    Falcone puts Valletta on top

    Valletta 1Falcone 90Sliema Wanderers 0 Federico Falcone came off the bench to prod home a last-gasp winner that handed Valletta a 1-0 victory over Sliema yesterday. It looked as though City were set for a dour night as despite dominating...

  • Balzan outsmart Lions

    Naxxar Lions 0Balzan 2Mensha 57 pen; Zarate 63 Godwin Mensha and Edison Bilbao struck after the break to help Balzan register their first win of the season. Naxxar gave their opponents a good run for their money but Balzan’s greater quality made...

  • Hibs made to sweat

    Hibernians 2Failla 13 pen, Dias 72Floriana 1 Villa 60 pen A controversial Marcelo Dias goal got Hibernians their first win as they beat Floriana 2-1 last night. The Greens, already incensed by referee Clayton Pisani’s decision to award the...

  • Resilient Rainbows frustrate Birkirkara

    Resilient Rainbows frustrate Birkirkara

    Tarxien Rainbows 2Joao Pedro 12 pen; Baker 64Birkirkara 2Vukanac 2; Miccoli 30 Birkirkara dropped their first points of the season after a 2-2 draw against a battling Tarxien Rainbows side yesterday. It was a disappointing result for title...

  • A dual mission for United at Swansea

    A dual mission for United at Swansea

    Last week, Manchester United lost their perfect record at home after a 0-0 draw against Newcastle. Tomorrow, Louis van Gaal’s team, who advanced to the Champions League group stages in midweek, will be eager for the three points at the Liberty...

  • Rodriguez leaves River Plate for Everton

    Uruguayan striker Leandro Rodriguez has completed his move to Everton from River Plate Montevideo for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old forward has signed a four-year deal at Goodison Park and is expected to be part of a South American double...

  • Leverkusen sign Kampl as forward Son joins Tottenham

    Bayer Leverkusen have signed Slovenia international Kevin Kampl from Borussia Dortmund as they seek to replace striker Son Heung-min who joined Tottenham, the club said yesterday. Leverkusen, who will face holders Barcelona, Roma and BATE Borisov...

  • Saints all out to finish the season on a high

    Saints all out to finish the season on a high

    Although San Ġiljan Crystal Finance were mathematically assured of finishing top of the BOV Premier Division standings on Wednesday, following Neptunes Grimaldi’s 12-10 shock upset to Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate, the coronation day for the...

  • Serena Williams insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

    Serena Williams insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

    Serena Williams said she is treating the upcoming US Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year’s final grand slam may have. The three-times defending champion enters the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 tournament...

  • China duo walk tall as hosts claim first gold

    China picked up a first gold medal at their home world athletics championships when Liu Hong led Lu Xiuzhi across the line after the duo blew away the field in the women’s 20 kilometre walk yesterday. Both were given a rapturous reception as Liu...

  • Schippers storms to 200m title

    Schippers storms to 200m title

    Dutch sensation Dafne Schippers clocked the fourth fastest run of all time to pip Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson by three-hundredths of a second and take the 200 metres gold at the World Championships yesterday. The former heptathlete, who claimed...

  • Allegri expects Juveto bounce back

    Allegri expects Juveto bounce back

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri expects his team to bounce back from their disappointing start to the season when they travel to the Italian capital to face Roma at the Stadio Olimpico tomorrow evening. Champions Juventus were beaten 1-0 by...

  • Karate federation gradings

    A series of grading examinations, held recently at the Mġarr Karate Club, saw a group of martial artists elevated to higher levels in the rankings. Anthony Gauci is now a Black Belt second Dan while Jacob Camilleri, Matthew Rapa, Annabel Vella...

  • Platini avoids FIFA talk, says in last term as UEFA chief

    Michel Platini is in his final term as UEFA president regardless of whether he wins next year’s FIFA election, the Frenchman said in Monaco, yesterday. Platini declined to talk about his bid for the FIFA presidency in his first news conference...

  • German sailor treated for infections after Rio test event

    German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio Olympic test event this month, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the sailing regatta there. The Brazilian metropolis will host the 2016...

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