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  • Hamilton still targeting F1 glory

    Lewis Hamilton has vowed to win this year’s Formula One world title after clear-the-air talks with Mercedes team-mate and bitter rival Nico Rosberg. Mercedes have taken “suitable disciplinary measures” against Nico Rosberg after he “acknowledged...

  • Gritty Neptunes turn tables

    Gritty Neptunes turn tables

    Neptunes Grimaldi came from behind to topple their neighbours San Ġiljan All Care Insurance 18-16 in a match which had two twists in the second and third sessions bordering on the bizarre. In yesterday’s opener, Marsascala Mor€ defeated Otters...

  • Sports round-up

    Cricket: India’s slow bowlers tormented England again to claim a six-wicket victory in the third one-day international in Nottingham yesterday to go 2-0 up in the five-match series. Having lost the toss and being put in to bat at Trent Bridge, the...

  • Updated: Winning start for Allegri

    Updated: Winning start for Allegri

    Juventus made a winning start to the defence of their Serie A title with a 1-0 victory at Chievo, although the scoreline failed to reflect their dominance in Verona. An own goal by goalkeeper Franceso Bardi in the sixth minute of the game was...

  • Update 2: Man City lose at home as Chelsea hit Everton for six

    Update 2: Man City lose at home as Chelsea hit Everton for six

    It was a day for role reversal as free-scoring Manchester City's attacking talents were blunted in a shock 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City while Jose Mourinho's often cautious Chelsea thumped Everton 6-3. City dropped their first points of the...

  • Capello not paid for three months, says Russian minister

    Capello not paid for three months, says Russian minister

    Russia head coach Fabio Capello and other support staff have not been paid for the last three months, according to sports minister Vitaly Mutko. "They have not been paid for three months," Mutko told the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS. "I knew...

  • Sevilla play down favourites tag

    Sevilla play down favourites tag

    Sevilla coach Unai Emery played down talk of them being favourites to retain the Europa League title this season after they were drawn to play Standard Liege, Feyenoord and HNK Rijeka in yesterday’s group stage draw. “It’s great to be back in...

  • Gomez, Reus called up for Germany matches

    Gomez, Reus called up for Germany matches

    Mario Gomez and Marco Reus, who both missed Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign through injury, have returned to the squad for next month’s friendly against Argentina and a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland. Fiorentina striker Gomez, who...

  • Bayern complete deal for midfielder Alonso

    Bayern complete deal for midfielder Alonso

    German champions Bayern Munich have completed the transfer of former World Cup winner Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid on a two-year deal as they seek to boost their midfield options following a string of injuries. Spain’s double European champion...

  • Marsaxlokk win to go top

    Marsaxlokk Fischer kept up the pressure on neighbours Marsascala when they beat Ta’ Xbiex Amigos to reach 23 points and overtake the team led by Pierre Borg, but with the latter side, on 21 points, having today’s First Division match against...

  • Abela and Anastasi clinch national titles

    Abela and Anastasi clinch national titles

    The 2014 National Championships are the most anticipated event in the local tenpin bowling calendar, and has been organised by the MTBA and played at the Eden SuperBowl, St Julian’s. In a repeat of the 2013 edition, Mauro Anastasi managed to claim...

  • Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance in US Open

    Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance in US Open

    Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to America’s latest tennis sweetheart on Thursday, as 15-year-old Catherine Bellis hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again. However, Bellis, who shot from...

  • Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Hamilton crash in Belgium

    Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Hamilton crash in Belgium

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team-mate Lewis Hamilton during Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix and has been disciplined, his Mercedes team said yesterday. German Rosberg hit Hamilton on the second lap at...

  • Tough test awaits Mourinho’s Blues

    Tough test awaits Mourinho’s Blues

    Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea have opened the season on a high after gathering all points from their two matches against Burnley (away) and Leicester (home). This evening, the Londoners will have to deal with a tougher challenge though as they play...

  • Neptunes girls seal waterpolo crown

    Neptunes girls seal waterpolo crown

    Neptunes are the new champions of the women’s waterpolo league after topping the standings with full points in the BOV championship. The other teams taking part were Sliema, San Ġiljan and Exiles. Christine Saliba, Bank of Valletta manager,...

  • Farrugia obtains WFM

    Malta’s national teams have just returned from the Chess Olympiad held in Tromsoe, Norway. The men’s team consisted of David Cilia Vincenti, Colin Pace, Robert Zerafa, Patrick Zerafa and Duncan Vella with GM Bartlomej Heberla as captain. The...

  • England line up top-class opponents

    England will play four prestige friendlies against world champions Germany, Spain, Italy and France over the next two years. Football Association general secretary Alex Horne said the friendlies against teams who have won four out of last five...

  • Sports round-up

    Boxing: Kubrat Pulev has accused world heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko of feigning injury to avoid taking on the Bulgarian challenger in an IBF title bout in Hamburg next month. Klitschko postponed the fight saying he had torn bicep muscles.

  • Juve will keep on winning says Pogba

    Juve will keep on winning says Pogba

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba believes his side will once again dominate Serie A this season despite the departure of coach Antonio Conte. The three-time defending champions open the campaign at Chievo this evening under new boss Massimiliano...

  • Chelsea and Milan agree Torres loan

    Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for misfit striker Fernando Torres on Friday but the Spaniard has yet to agree terms and decide to end his London nightmare. Milan are desperate for a cut-price but big-name forward after selling...