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    Motor Racing: Sam Michael is to leave his role as sporting director at McLaren at the end of the current campaign. Michael has spent 21 years in Formula One, initially with Lotus and Jordan before joining Williams in 2001 as chief operations...

  • Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos claimed another impressive scalp on home soil after Pajtim Kasami's clinical strike gave them a 1-0 win over Juventus in Champions League Group A. Kasami's first-half finish set the Greek champions on their way but it was the...

  • Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal struck twice in the last two minutes for a smash and grab 2-1 victory away to Anderlecht in Champions League Group D to earn three vital points. The Londoners produced a lethargic display and were trailing to Andy Najar's 71st-minute...

  • Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory at Anfield which appeared as classy as it was dominant. The roar of one of Europe's most vociferous crowds...

  • Nine players get one-match ban

    Nine players have been given a one-match ban after last weekend’s BOV Premier League matches. Tarxien Rainbows have three players on the suspensions’ list as Brazilian Wesley, who was sent off in the 1-1 draw against Hibernians, Owen Bugeja and...

  • 25 yachts retire from Middle Sea Race

    25 yachts retire from Middle Sea Race

    A total of 25 yachts have retired from the Middle Sea Race leaving 92 yachts in the race. The expected frontal system arrived around midnight at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas where received by the...

  • Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off

    Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off

    AS Roma's 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A. Last night's match produced the inevitable soul-searching, plus...

  • Ruthless Bayern destroy Roma 7-1

    Ruthless Bayern destroy Roma 7-1

    Ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on the way to a 7-1 demolition of AS Roma which bore an uncanny resemblance to Germany's win over Brazil by the same score in the World Cup semi-final. Just as Germany did in Belo...

  • Wind forces retirements as Esimit Europa 2 wins Middle Sea Race line honours

    Wind forces retirements as Esimit Europa 2 wins Middle Sea Race line honours

    Updated - Esimit Europa 2 has taken line honours in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. Igor Simcic's Maxi crossed the finish line outside the Royal Malta Yacht Club at 10.42pm in an elapsed time of three days 10hrs 42 mins 5secs.  Meanwhile, in a...

  • Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 36 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at Roma last night that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked. Arjen Robben scored twice, while Mario Goetze,...

  • Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez Gago has stressed the importance of his team returning to winning ways in the UEFA Champions League when they host Juventus tonight. The Greek outfit lost 2-0 at Malmo last time out having previously won their...

  • Sunderland players to refund fans after defeat at St Mary’s

    Sunderland players have offered ticket refunds to all 2,500 fans who made the long trip to watch their side’s humiliating 8-0 thrashing at South-ampton in the Premier League, club captain John O’Shea confirmed yesterday. Some travelling fans had...

  • Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal’s belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville. A late Daley Blind...

  • Basel’s Xhaka under investigation

    Defender Taulant Xhaka will head into FC Basel’s Champions League clash with Ludogorets today under a Swiss disciplinary cloud. The Albania star’s gesture after Basel’s 1-0 league victory over Young Boys on Saturday has led to a Swiss Football...

  • Verona issued stadium ban

    Verona have been fined 50,000 euros and given a partial stadium ban by the Italian league as punishment for racist chants directed at Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari during Sunday’s Serie A match. The Ghana international was the target of a...

  • Rossi on track in recovery

    Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is set to return to Italy next month to continue his recovery from a knee ligament injury which has blighted his season. Rossi’s problems with his right knee began in October 2011 when he missed 18 months after...

  • Linklaters prevail in maiden tour

    Over the weekend, English side Linklaters made their debut at the Marsa oval in a two-game series against the local team. On Saturday, Marsa totalled 146 runs in a 30-over game. They were heavily aided by 43 points from extras, 37 of which were...

  • Parma in dire need of points

    Parma in dire need of points

    After almost two months into the 2014/15 Serie A, Parma’s campaign has yet to take off. This is somewhat ironic but at the same time quite a realistic assessment for a side currently anchored at the bottom of the table, with just three points won...

  • Club Ritmica international competition this weekend

    Club Ritmica international competition this weekend

    Club Ritmica will be holding their third international rhythmic gymnastics competition this weekend. The event, in conjunction with Club GymStars and staged under the auspices of the Malta Gymnastics Federation, will see the participation of 150...

  • UK football results

    The ChampionshipBournemouth vs Reading 3-0; Blackburn vs Birmingham 1-0; Blackpool vs Derby 0-1; Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday 0-0; Cardiff vs Ipswich 3-1; Charlton vs Bolton 2-1; Huddersfield vs Brighton 1-1; Norwich vs Leeds 1-1; Rotherham vs...