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  • Controversial goal and three points for Hibs

    HIBERNIANS 2 Failla 13 pen, Dias 72  FLORIANA 1 Villa 60 pen  A controversial Marcelo Dias goal got Hibernians their first win as they triumphed 2-1 over Floriana. Andrew Cohen, having started from an offside position, latched onto the end of the...

  • Falcone’s strike sinks Wanderers

    Valletta are the only team with maximum points in the BOV Premier League after they edged Sliema Wanderers 1-0 at the National Stadium. The Citizens were the better side for much of the first half on 26 minutes they should have taken the lead.

  • Balzan beat Naxxar

    NAXXAR LIONS 0 BALZAN 2 Mensha 57 pen, Zarate 63 Godwin Mensha and Edison Bilbao struck after the break to help Balzan register their first win of the season in a hard-fought match. Naxxar Lions gave their opponents a real run for their money but...

  • Birkirkara held by resilient Tarxien Rainbows

    Birkirkara held by resilient Tarxien Rainbows

    Birkirkara were twice pegged by a resilient Tarxien Rainbows side in an entertaining match which finished in a two-all draw at the National Stadium. The Stripes took the lead inside the opening two minutes when from a corner-kick action, Fabrizio...

  • Rebekah Brooks returning to News Corp as UK chief

    Rebekah Brooks will return to Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Brooks is returning one year after being cleared of all charges related...

  • Maltese supporters meet Man U greats at Neville Neville funeral

    Maltese supporters meet Man U greats at Neville Neville funeral

    A number of Maltese yesterday attended the funeral of Neville Neville, father of ex-Manchester United stars Gary and Phil. The funeral was held in Manchester. Those present included David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Sir Alex...

  • Chelsea pursuing China defender Zhang

    Chelsea have made an offer for China and Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng, Chinese media reported. The Premier League champions sent a contract on Wednesday and hope to secure the 26-year-old right back before the summer transfer window...

  • Mourinho faces Porto clash

    Mourinho faces Porto clash

    Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is to meet one of his former clubs in the Champions League group stages while Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will take on Malmo, the club where the Swede began his career. Premier League winners Chelsea...

  • Messi best player in Europe

    Lionel Messi’s role in Bar-celona’s treble-winning 2014/15 campaign has been acknowledged with the Best Player in Europe Award – the second time the forward has been honoured in the accolade’s five-year history, uefa.com reported yesterday. The...

  • Blues to test City’s progress

    Blues to test City’s progress

    Valletta and Sliema Wanderers are treating their first meeting of the Premier League as an ideal test to gauge their potential as the two sides go head-to-head in tonight’s main match at the National Stadium. The Citizens and the Blues had a...

  • Hibs eye first win, Liliu back at Stripes

    Champions Hibernians will look to chalk up their first win of the season when they take on Floriana tonight. Last week, the Paolites were pegged back by Balzan at the death in a one-all draw so Branko Nisevic’s men will be keen to beat Floriana as...

  • Marseille land winger Lucas from Real

    Marseille have signed Real Madrid winger Lucas Silva on a season-long loan. The 22-year-old joined Real from Cruzeiro in January and made nine appearances last season, including starting against Schalke in the UEFA Champions League. He will be...

  • Atalanta get defender Paletta on loan

    Atalanta have signed Italy defender Gabriel Paletta on loan from Milan. The 29-year-old only joined the Rossoneri in February from Parma, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract, but his departure from the San Siro – temporarily at least – was...

  • Sevilla sign forward Llorente from Juve

    Sevilla have completed the signing of forward Fernando Llorente from Juventus and the 30-year-old former Spain international has agreed a three-year contract, the UEFA Europa League champions said yesterday. Sevilla announced late on Wednesday...

  • FIA to test driver safety ideas in September

    Formula One’s governing body the FIA will test two different concepts designed at improving driver safety and revolutionising the sport. The debate surrounding protected cockpits has gathered pace following the tragic death of Justin Wilson on...

  • New regulations included for September 8 races

    New regulations included for September 8 races

    The Maltese rowing sport federation, Għaqda Regatta Nazzjonali, and the Kunsill Malti għall-Isport (KMS) have jointly published an updated text for the regulations which will oversee the forthcoming September 8 National Regatta. Important changes...

  • Sarè’s big year and bigger ambitions

    Sarè’s big year and bigger ambitions

    “It has been a great year.” Often in sport you come across people who only see the empty half of the glass... those who keep thinking about the one negative result rather than the good ones. It is refreshing, therefore, to come across the effusive...

  • Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

    Buoyant Leverkusen ready for Bayern battle

    Bayer Leverkusen are brimming with confidence ahead of tomorrow’s big Bundesliga clash against champions Bayern Munich, having secured a Champions League group stage spot on Wednesday and guaranteed a €20 million windfall from that...

  • Sports round-up

    Triathlon: Dalian Wanda Group, headed by China’s richest man, yesterday said it had bought the organiser of Ironman Triathlon races for $650 million, in a diversification push that the property developer said may involve another sports purchase by...

  • Usain does it again for Beijing sweep

    Usain does it again for Beijing sweep

    Usain Bolt delivered Justin Gatlin a second knockout blow in five days to win his fourth straight 200 metres world title yesterday and prove that when it comes to major championship sprinting, he simply has no peer. In the seven years since the...