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  • Europa League results

      1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Shakhter Karagandy vs Klaipedos Atlantas 0-0 3-0 3-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva vs RNK Split 1-2 0-0 1-2 Myllykosken Pallo-47 vs Dinamo Minsk 0-3 0-0 0-3 Omonia Nicosia vs Buducnost Podgorica 2-0 0-0 2-0 FC Krasnodar vs JK...

  • Queen declares Games open

    Queen declares Games open

    The Queen formally declared the 20th Commonwealth Games open following a colourful ceremony at Glasgow's Celtic Park. The head of the Commonwealth spoke of the "bonds that unite" the 71 nations and territories when she delivered her message which...

  • English FA chief calls for thorough reform at FIFA

    English FA chief calls for thorough reform at FIFA

    Greg Dyke says the Football Association will not bid to host any FIFA tournaments while Sepp Blatter is still president but insists England will remain a member of the organisation. The FA chairman gave evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport...

  • Barcelona sign defender Mathieu from Valencia

    Barcelona sign defender Mathieu from Valencia

    Valencia’s French defender Jeremy Mathieu joined Bar-celona for a fee of €20 million, the Catalan club said yesterday. “Mathieu will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons plus a further op-tional,” Barca said in a...

  • Rijeka deny Man. City racism claims after Fofana red card

    Croatian club HNK Rijeka have strenuously denied any of their players racially abused Manchester City’s Seko Fofana in a friendly. City’s elite development squad coach Patrick Vieira took his team off the pitch when the 19-year-old French...

  • Loew to lead Germany to Euro 2016

    Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said yesterday. Loew was contracted to the German football federation (DFB) until July 2016, but said...

  • Long tours not good for preparations – Van Gaal

    Long tours not good for preparations – Van Gaal

    New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the club’s lengthy pre-season tour to the United States and said it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign. United were due to play Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose...

  • Hibs pursuing interest in goalkeeper Bonello

    Hibs pursuing interest in goalkeeper Bonello

    Goalkeeper Henry Bonello is set to follow in the footsteps of his father John by donning the shirt of Hibernians as the latter are in talks with Sliema Wanderers over his transfer. After Sliema had indicated their readiness to listen to offers for...

  • Shakhtar move games away from Donetsk

    Shakhtar move games away from Donetsk

    Shakhtar Donetsk will shift their headquarters to Kiev and play their Champions League and domestic games in the western city of Lviv to escape from Ukraine’s strife-torn east, CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed. Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk also announced...

  • Champions League

    Second qualifying round 1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Aktobe vs Dinamo Tbilisi 1-0 3-0 4-0 HJK Helsinki vs Rabotnicki 0-0 2-1 2-1 Maribor vs Zrinjski Mostar 0-0 2-0 2-0 Steaua Bucharest vs Stroemsgodset 1-0 2-0 3-0 Ventspils vs Malmo...

  • First honour for Attard after thrilling victory over Melita

    First honour for Attard after thrilling victory over Melita

    On May 23, 1999, the old Pace Grasso ground relived some of its old glory. For the first time in several months, a large crowd assembled at the Paola football venue to witness that season’s Third Division decider between Attard FC and...

  • Champions Manchester City on goal rampage

    Champions Manchester City on goal rampage

    Manchester City wrapped up their 2012/13 Premier League campaign with 66 goals scored but improved their tally significantly last season as the Citizens hit a staggering 102 goals on their way to winning the major English championship. The title...

  • Glasgow promises great Games

    Glasgow promises great Games

    Glasgow’s ambition to host the greatest Commonwealth Games of all time passed its first big test last night with the opening ceremony in Glasgow. Organisers lived up to their promise as the ceremony delivered a message to the rest of the...

  • Football news

    Mainz have made their third signing of the summer by securing Serbia international Filip Djuricic on a season-long loan from Benfica. The 22-year-old forward has joined from last season’s beaten Europa League finalists to a side hoping to emulate...

  • Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery

    Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said yesterday. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the 100...

  • Majka closes in on polka dot jersey

    Majka closes in on polka dot jersey

    Poland’s Rafal Majka took a big step towards winning the Tour de France polka dot jersey when he took a solo route to the stage victory yesterday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his grip on the overall race. Majka was the best climber on...

  • Sporting briefs

    Empoli: Serie A newcomers Empoli have signed midfielder Tiberio Guarente from Sevilla on a one-year contract. The 28-year-old from Pisa enjoyed separate loan spells from Catania and Chievo during the 2013-14 season and returns to Italy permanently...

  • Biros helps Reds beat gallant Sirens

    Neptunes Grimaldi booked a passage into the final of the knock-out competition after beating a gallant Sirens Ritter Sport who have come a long way this season after grooming a well-knit team spearheaded by Italian Christian Presciutti and Csaba...

  • Two wins for Maltese U-18 girls

    The Maltese U-18 girls team are through to the semi-finals of the Euro Championship (Division C) after two wins from two matches in the qualifying phase of the tournament, currently being played in Andorra. Malta started in style following a 54-42...

  • Sports round-up

    Winter Sport: Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a public plea for help after her laptop including all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen from her car. The 34-year-old, who became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a...