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  • Mercedes to sign Rosberg replacement before the end of the year, says Lauda

    Mercedes to sign Rosberg replacement before the end of the year, says Lauda

    Mercedes expect to have signed Nico Rosberg’s replacement before the end of the year and are looking for someone “better” than the current Formula One world champion. The team’s non-executive director Niki Lauda was as surprised as everyone else...

  • Ramos: Real not getting carried away

    Ramos: Real not getting carried away

    Sergio Ramos has warned Real Madrid against getting carried away with their enviable position at the top of La Liga – but admits it is nice to be in control of their own destiny as they chase a first league crown since 2012. Ramos’s dramatic late...

  • Local results

    BOV Division Two: Birżebbuġa St Peter’s vs Żabbar St Patrick 0-1; Mġarr United vs Swieqi United 1-4; Marsaxlokk vs San Ġwann 1-1; Qrendi vs Mellieħa 4-1; Attard vs St George’s 3-0; Siġġiewi vs Għaxaq 3-2. GFA Division One: Kerċem vs Oratory Youths...

  • Marsa jolt Senglea promotion hopes

    Marsa jolt Senglea  promotion hopes

    Senglea Athletic 1Marsa 2 Senglea’s promotion aspirations were jolted yesterday as they were unexpectedly beaten 2-1 by Marsa at the Centenary Stadium. Marsa, who started the day hovering just above the drop zone in the standings, struck the...

  • England aim to build on great year

    England aim to build on great year

    Paul Gustard believes George Ford and Owen Farrell can build the attacking menace to steer England to World Cup glory in 2019. England equalled the record 14 consecutive wins achieved by Clive Woodward’s class of 2003 with Saturday’s 37-21 victory...

  • Uhal Berven, Quiet Du Chene and Uvario win major races

    Uhal Berven, Quiet Du Chene and Uvario win major races

    As expected, the three semi-finals from the Prix de Ile de France championship, open for French trotters in Premier Class, headlined yesterday’s meeting at Marsa. These races were held over a long distance of 2,640m. In the first semi-final, Uhal...

  • Kenny hails Sutton, but says cannot condone behaviour

    Four-times Olympic champion Laura Kenny (right) said she will always be grateful to former British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton but could not condone the behaviour that forced him to quit 100 days before the Rio Games. Sutton, who along...

  • Football news

    New England boss Gareth Southgate wants Wilfried Zaha to re-main an option for the Three Lions rather than see him switch his national allegiance to the Ivory Coast. The 24-year-old Crystal Palace winger was born in Ivory Coast and moved to...

  • Sports round-up

    Boxing: Billy Joe Saunders took his time before coming to life in the first defence of his WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov at the Lagoon Leisure Centre, in Paisley, late Saturday. After a slow start to the title fight – understandable...

  • Sporting briefs

    Frozen pitch: Yesterday’s FA Cup second-round tie between Stourbridge and Northampton was postponed due to a frozen pitch. The game, which was due to kick off at 14.00, was one of 10 scheduled yesterday, but Northampton confirmed on Twitter that...

  • Everton hold United thanks to late Baines penalty

    Everton hold United thanks to late Baines penalty

    EVERTON 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 A late penalty by Leighton Baines preserved Everton's unbeaten home record in the Premier League this season after Manchester United had taken the lead at Goodison Park. Former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini...

  • Hibs beat Mosta to go top

    Hibs beat Mosta to go top

    Hibernians made it six wins in a row when they had the better of Mosta 2-0 to go top of the Premier League standings. The match was bereft of scoring chances in the first half. Mosta came close on after 12 minutes when Martin Vlcek’s cross-shot...

  • Floriana see off 10-man Balzan

    Floriana see off 10-man Balzan

    BALZAN-1, FLORIANA-3 Floriana extended their rich vein of form as they saw off erstwhile leaders Balzan to maintain the pace with the front-runners. Steve Pisani was instrumental for Floriana as he had a role in their goals, all from set-pieces,...

  • Kevin Strootman on target as Roma beat derby rivals Lazio

    Kevin Strootman on target as Roma beat derby rivals Lazio

    A rare goal from a mischievous Kevin Strootman helped Roma reclaim second place in the Serie A table as they beat derby rivals Lazio 2-0 on Sunday. The injury-prone Holland international has not been prolific since moving to the capital three...

  • Liverpool beaten at Bournemouth

    Liverpool beaten at Bournemouth

    Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake's stoppage-time goal secured Bournemouth their first-ever win over Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp's side capitulated to lose ground on the Blues in the Premier League title race. Seemingly coasting to a win which would have...

  • Spartans inflict more misery on 10-man Birkirkara

    Spartans inflict more misery on 10-man Birkirkara

    HAMRUN SPARTANS-2, BIRKIRKARA-0 Birkirkara's title hopes suffered another setback yesterday as they lost 2-0 to Hamrun Spartans to slip further behind their rivals. Still smarting from their shock exit in the FA Trophy, Birkirkara looked a pale...

  • Sliema edge Gzira

    Sliema edge Gzira

    Sliema Wanderers ended a poor run of three matches without a win after edging past Gzira United 1-0 at the Tedesco Stadium. The match turned out to be an abrasive affair with Gzira threatening after 26 minutes when Ricardo Correa’s cross-shot...

  • Football is stunned by Chapecoense tragedy

    Football is stunned by Chapecoense tragedy

    The tragedy in Columbia last week – which saw one of Brazil’s leading teams almost entirely wiped out in a plane crash – has stunned the world of football. The Chapecoense squad was flying to Columbia to take part in their first ever Copa...

  • Lija close gap on the leaders

    Pietà Hotspurs 2Lija Athletic 3 Lija Athletic bagged their second win over Pietà Hotspurs in the space of a few days when they prevailed in a five-goal thriller at the Centenary Stadium yesterday. Lija, who had beaten the Hotspurs in the FA Trophy...

  • Platinum gongs for Chetcuti, Camilleri

    Platinum gongs for Chetcuti, Camilleri

    Shooter William Chetcuti and Steve Camilleri, the waterpolo ace, headlined the 2016 MOC Sports Awards gala night at the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard, last night. Both protagonists received the prestigious Platinum Award in a ceremony during...