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  • Boston marathon defies the bombers

    Nearly 36,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line with security tight along the 26.2-mile course today, in a show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage. Two pressure-cooker bombs...

  • Goalless draw for Sliema and Mosta

    Sliema Wanderers 0 Mosta 0 The match billed as the ultimate direct clash for the final European football berth ended in a miserable goalless draw as Sliema and Mosta disappointed at the National Stadium last night. The match produced an exciting...

  • Moyes set for United sack - reports

    David Moyes will be sacked as Manchester United manager, according to reports. A series of reports surfaced on Monday afternoon that the Scot's ill-fated reign as Red Devils boss would shortly be brought to an end, possibly even before this...

  • Tight security for Boston Marathon

    The Boston Marathon is due to be held amid unprecedented security, one year after a pair of home-made pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said security will be tighter...

  • Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

    Liverpool’s dream of a first title in 24 years moved closer to reality after a 3-2 win at lowly Norwich City yesterday opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining. Arsenal beat Hull City 3-0 in a...

  • Paus urges City to focus only on Balzan game

    Amid the growing hype ahead of Saturday’s potentially decisive clash between leaders Birkirkara and title rivals Valletta, coach Andre Paus has called on his players to focus solely on their impending match against Balzan this evening at the...

  • ‘I would shout for the ball and Best wouldn’t pass’

    Manchester United legend Denis Law talks about the highs and lows of his extraordinary career, his close friendship with George Best and Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy. The man striding across the reception area of a prominent hotel in St Julian’s,...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaAlmeria vs Celta Vigo 2-4; Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis 3-1; Sevilla vs Granada 4-0; Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao 2-1. Leading standings: Atl. Madrid 85; Barcelona 81; Real Madrid 79; Ath. Bilbao 62; Sevilla 59; R. Sociedad...

  • Bayern’s Guardiola calls for improvement

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted his team will have to improve if they are to reach the final of the Champions League after struggling to a 2-0 win at Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday. The Bundesliga champions left it late before...

  • Ajax routed as violence mars Dutch final

    PEC Zwolle secured a sensational 5-1 upset triumph over hot favourites Ajax in a drama-filled Dutch Cup final in Rotterdam yesterday which was twice halted after fans threw fireworks on to the pitch. Ryan Thomas and Guyon Fernandez scored twice...

  • Football news

    Atletico Madrid playmaker Arda Turan has been declared fit to face Chelsea in tomorrow’s Champions League semi-final, first leg, the La Liga leaders said yesterday. The Turkey international has not featured since picking up a groin injury in the...

  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two

    Lewis Hamilton raced to a hat-trick of wins in yesterday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, cruising unchallenged to the flag ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg as a dominant Mercedes claimed a third straight one-two finish. The win was the 25th of...

  • Briefs

    Benfica win title: Benfica clinched their first Portuguese league title since 2010 when the hosts beat bottom side Olhanense 2-0 with a double from forward Lima last night. The 30-year-old Brazilian, a little-known journeyman until he joined...

  • Malta juniors strike gold in Czech Rep.

    Malta 9Austria 8 (2-2, 3-1, 4-2, 0-3) The Malta junior team emulated their senior counterparts yesterday after beating Austria 9-8 in a tight final to win the Juniors 98 EU 8 Nations Tournament in Brno, the Czech Republic. Last month, Malta’s...

  • Pearl Storm, Zalgado Transs R prevail in main Easter events

    The 17th meeting of the year, consisting of eight races, was held yesterday afternoon, Easter Sunday, at the Marsa Racetrack. Certainly, the most important races were those for Premier Class trotters on a long distance of 2,640m and a flat race on...

  • Wawrinka fights back to see off Federer

    Stanislas Wawrinka signalled his French Open ambitions by beating Roger Federer 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final yesterday. Third seed and Australian Open champion Wawrinka recovered from the loss of the opening set to...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Ken Doherty drew on the memories of his greatest Crucible triumphs as he struck a blow for snooker’s senior citizens yesterday. The Irish crowd favourite battled from 5-3 behind to win 10-5 against Stuart Bingham in the first round of the...

  • Update 2: Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

    Liverpool's dream of a first title in 24 years moved closer to reality after a 3-2 win at lowly Norwich City today opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining. Arsenal beat Hull City 3-0 in a dress-rehearsal...

  • Waterpolo: Malta juniors win gold

    Malta's junior waterpolo team won the gold medal at the EU8 Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic after beating Austria 9-8 in today's final. The Maltese boys, led by coaches Karl Izzo and Anthony Farrugia, drew the first session 2-2 before...

  • Flag mix-up can't stop Hamilton

    For the first time in Lewis Hamilton's Formula One career he has now taken the chequered flag for three consecutive races, even though the one in China caused confusion by being waved prematurely. At the end of lap 55 of the 56-lap Chinese Grand...

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