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  • Tottenham out of Europa League after Dele Alli sees red in draw with Gent

    Tottenham out of Europa League after Dele Alli sees red in draw with Gent

    Tottenham bowed out of the Europa League as they drew 2-2 with Gent and had Dele Alli sent off at Wembley to lose 3-2 on aggregate. Mauricio Pochettino's side, trailing 1-0 after their first-leg defeat in Belgium, made a positive start when...

  • Claudio Ranieri sacked as Leicester manager

    Claudio Ranieri sacked as Leicester manager

    Leicester have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than a year after their incredible run to the Premier League title. With the Foxes hovering just one point above the relegation zone, the Italian was relieved of his duties after the team...

  • Malta’s first international football match

    Malta’s first international football match

    It will be 60 years tomorrow since the first international football match played by Malta. The match against Austria was played at the Empire Stadium in Gzira to a sell-out crowd. The Austrians won the game 3-2 after a late rally by Joe...

  • Africa tells FIFA it wants 10 places at 2026 World Cup

    Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent’s football association presidents have told soccer’s world governing body FIFA. Africa wants at least 10 spots in the 48-team World Cup that FIFA...

  • We could have scored more, says Atletico coach Simeone

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone praised his team for perfectly executing his game plan in their 4-2 Champions League victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday and said the scoreline should have been even higher. Atletico ripped the Leverkusen...

  • Attack is best form of defence for Guardiola

    Attack is best form of defence for Guardiola

    Facing Europe’s most potent strikeforce would cause some managers to man the barricades but for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola there was only one option in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Monaco – “attack, attack, attack”. As it turned...

  • The 1938-39 Riga FK tourney

    The 1938-39 Riga FK tourney

    Riga FK were founded in 1923. By the time the Latvian club came to Malta in December 1938 for the Christmas Tourney they had already won the domestic championship eight times and the cup twice. Riga were virtually unknown but this did not stop the...

  • William Chetcuti not ready to give up on the Olympics

    William Chetcuti not ready to give up on the Olympics

    Malta’s leading shooter William Chetcuti could not hide his disappointment yesterday following the ISSF decision to remove Double Trap from the Olympic programme in the 2020 Games in Japan. For the past 15 years, the 31-year-old had established...

  • Mallya’s Force India aim to be a top three team

    Mallya’s Force India aim to be a top three team

    Force India set their sights on breaking into Formula One’s top three at the launch of their new car yesterday and hit back at suggestions that they lack the budget to match the manufacturers in a spending ‘arms race’. “If we did not dream big, we...

  • Rooney agent in China for talks on possible move

    Rooney agent in China for talks on possible move

    Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the England captain to leave Manchester United, according to reports. A month on from becoming United's all-time top scorer, speculation is growing that the...

  • Khedira confident Juve can end 21-year wait for European glory

    Khedira confident Juve can end 21-year wait for European glory

    Sami Khedira believes this could be the season that Juventus end their 21-year wait for a third European title after the Italian side beat Porto 2-0 away in their Champions League last-16 first leg match last night. Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came...

  • ISSF vote goes against Double Trap

    ISSF vote  goes against Double Trap

    Double Trap will not figure among the 2020 Tokyo Olympic sports programme following a vote taken by the International Shooting Sport Federation, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. Top officials from the world governing body assembled in India this week to...

  • Football news

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is determined to reach double figures in both goals and assists by the end of the Premier League season, the 23-year-old has said. Barkley has been playing in a more advanced midfield role under manager Ronald...

  • Sporting briefs

    FA Cup: Chelsea will tackle Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday, March 13 at 8:45pm. All four ties are set to be televised, with non-league Lincoln’s trip to Arsenal scheduled for Saturday, March 11, kicking off at the...

  • Kirkop’s Pello wins award

    Kirkop’s Pello wins award

    Kirkop midfielder Liis Pello is the BOV Female Player of the Month for  November. The Estonian settled very quickly in the local game and scored the winner in Kirkop’s 1-0 win over Luxol. Pello was presented with the award by Marvic Doughty,...

  • Paul Fenech to sit out Mosta clash

    Balzan will be without Paul Fenech for tomorrow’s league clash against Mosta at the National Stadium. The MFA Disciplinary Commissioner handed a one-match ban Fenech after he picked up a fourth yellow card in his team’s 2-1 defeat to Sliema...

  • Sliema face San Ġiljan in Winter League opener

    Sliema face San Ġiljan in Winter League opener

    Holders San Ġiljan will face Sliema in the opening match of this year’s Winter League on March 30 as the draws of the competition were held at the ASA headquarters, yesterday. The league will comprise 24 matches, with Exiles, Neptunes, Sirens and...

  • Record-breaking okmalta.com retain league title

    Record-breaking okmalta.com retain league title

    The Malta Tenpin Bowling Association has recently honoured all the winners in the MAPFRE MSV Life National League that has just come to a close. The National League is held over three divisions, formed by ten teams each. Team Fina and Team Ramis...

  • Teenager Norris signs for McLaren

    British teenager Lando Norris has been signed up by Formula One giants McLaren. Norris, who turned 17 in November, has been announced as part of the British team’s young driver academy, with a view to him forging a career in the sport. Born in...

  • Real stunned by Valencia

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia yesterday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an...