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  • Weekend sports programme...

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 4pm Valletta vs Hibernians. Gozo Stadium: GFA Division Two KO final 4pm Qala Saints vs Għarb Rangers. Sta Luċija: MAFA Cup QFs 2.30pm Valletta Stars vs Tal-Qroqq Versity; 4pm Mqabba Albions vs Valletta St...

  • Sports round-up

    Volleyball: Russian player Alexander Markin was cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics if selected after the International Volleyball Federation rescinded a ban imposed over a positive doping test for meldonium. Meldonium was added to the WADA...

  • Birkirkara, Balzan end league trek with 1-1 draw

    Birkirkara, Balzan end league trek with 1-1 draw

    BALZAN-1, BIRKIRKARA-1 Birkirkara wrapped up third place in the final standings after figuring in a 1-1 draw against Balzan who finished fourth. The Stripes were the better team for most of the game but needed a late Ryan Camenzuli equaliser to...

  • Enterprising victory for Tarxien

    Enterprising victory for Tarxien

    FLORIANA 2 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 3 Tarxien Rainbows finished their best season in recent years with an entertaining victory over Floriana. The encounter was without any particular interest – as all issues have now been decided. For the Rainbows, under...

  • Valletta-Hibs game directions for supporters

    The National Stadium at Ta’ Qali will open at 2pm for tomorrow’s 4pm game between Valletta and Hibernians, the Malta Football Association said. It said Valletta FC fans were being allocated  West A, West C and Millennium D stand, Hibernians FC the...

  • St Andrew's win to keep survival hopes alive

    St Andrew's win to keep survival hopes alive

    QORMI-2, ST ANDREW'S-4 St Andrew's kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive after beating fellows-in-distress Qormi 4-2 to set up a play-off against Senglea Athletic who finished third in Division One. The Saints managed to move above Naxxar...

  • Naxxar relegated

    Naxxar relegated

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 4 NAXXAR LIONS 2 Jean Paul Farrugia and Johann Bezzina struck late to relegate Naxxar Lions from the premier league. Naxxar Lions looked set for a remarkable escape after coming back from Denni’s early opener for Sliema. Edu...

  • Valletta confirmed champs as Hibs protest turned down

    Valletta confirmed champs as Hibs protest turned down

    The protest filed by Hibernians FC against their 2-1 league defeat to Birkirkara has been turned down by the MFA Protests' Board. The ruling confirms Valletta as Malta champions as they are four points clear of Hibernians before their final-day...

  • In-demand Pochettino extends contract with Spurs until 2021

    In-demand Pochettino extends contract with Spurs until 2021

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2021. The Argentine has become one of the most feted coaches in the English game after guiding Spurs into second...

  • Relegation strugglers in last-chance saloon

    Relegation strugglers in last-chance saloon

    Naxxar Lions, St Andrew’s and Qormi head into their last game with their Premier League future in serious jeopardy but, ironically, the trio are still in with a chance of forcing a play-off with Senglea Athletic who finished third in Division...

  • Atletico loss brings Guardiola closer to familiar failure

    Atletico loss brings Guardiola closer to familiar failure

    After watching Pep Guardiola fail to inspire Bayern Munich to victory over Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night, Manchester City may wonder if they have hired the wrong man to lead them for the...

  • Saul delights in ‘most beautiful goal’

    Saul Niguez announced himself as one of Europe’s most promising midfielders by scoring a stunning individual goal to edge Atletico Madrid a step closer to their second Champions League final in three years. The 21-year-old snaked his way past...

  • Villarreal strike late to beat Liverpool, Sevilla grab draw

    Villarreal strike late to beat Liverpool, Sevilla grab draw

    Villarreal’s Adrian Lopez snatched a stoppage-time winner at home to Liverpool to move them closer to a first European final after the first leg of their Europa League last four clash finished 1-0 yesterday. Liverpool, who got a taste of their own...

  • Hummels wants to join Bayern

    Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has told the club he wants to join Bayern Munich in the summer. The Germany international, regarded as one of the best centre-backs in European football, wants to follow former team-mates Robert Lewandowski...

  • Tottenham’s Alli banned for rest of season

    Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was give a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association yesterday. The 20-year-old, voted the PFA Young Player of the Year last weekend after a sensational...

  • Xewkija topple Għajnsielem to force title decider

    Xewkija topple Għajnsielem to force title decider

    Xewkija Tigers handed 10-man Għajnsielem a 3-0 defeat on the last day of the regular season to force a decider for the top honour in Gozitan football. The title match is scheduled for May 8 at the Gozo Stadium. The clash between the two major...

  • Ħamrun, Valletta vie for top honour

    Valletta and Ħamrun Spartans will be engaged in a nailbiting duel for the title as they play the first game of the best-of-three play-off final series this evening at the Corradino Pavilion (kick-off 20.00). Ħamrun Spartans, who have won 16 out of...

  • Football news

    Chelsea clinched the FA Youth Cup for the third straight year with a 3-1 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Goals from Dujon Sterling, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori saw the Blues ease to a 4-2 aggregate victory after...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ings: Liverpool will pay Burnley £6.5 million for striker Danny Ings – a new record for a fee ordered by a tribunal. The figure eclipses the £3.5 million sum Chelsea had to pay Manchester City in 2009 for forward Daniel Sturridge – coincidentally...

  • International meets on May 6-7

    The Malta Weightlifting Association (MWA) will be hosting the third European Union Weightlifting Championships and the first Malta International Open next week. The two meets will be staged at the Cottonera Sports Complex on May 6 and 7. Unlike...