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  • New flooring installed as Cottonera SC gets facelift

    New flooring installed as  Cottonera SC gets facelift

    An event was held at the Cottonera Sports Complex last Friday to mark the completion of extensive renovation works at the Cospicua facility. “SportMalta employees have been working relentlessly over the past few months to embellish and enhance the...

  • Football news

    A French court sentenced Paris St Germain defender Serge Aurier to two months in jail yesterday over a run-in with police as he left a night club in May, his lawyer said. The 23-year-old Ivory Coast national, who had pleaded not guilty to charges...

  • Fury seeking help because of ‘witch-hunt’

    Tyson Fury’s trainer has confirmed the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion is “seeking help” for issues arising over what he believes to be a “witch-hunt” against the boxer. Fury was due to defend his belts against Wladimir Klitschko next month but...

  • Sporting briefs

    Tottenham: Tottenham Hotspur became the latest club to join the football drive in China as the Premier League side will take part in a year-long initiative to develop the game at grassroots level in the Asian country. The London club’s global...

  • Golfing great Palmer, who led ‘Arnie’s Army,’ dies at 87

    Golfing great Palmer, who led ‘Arnie’s Army,’ dies at 87

    Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications on Sunday. He was 87. Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as...

  • Sports round-up

    Golf: Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (picture) capped a stunning comeback with a birdie at the fourth play-off hole to win the season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday, along with FedExCup honours and the mind-boggling $10 million bonus. McIlroy...

  • Pembroke stun Birkirkara; Hamrun, Floriana in 1-1 draw

    Pembroke stun Birkirkara; Hamrun, Floriana in 1-1 draw

    Pembroke Athleta handed Birkirkara their second league defeat of the season when they beat them 2-1 at the Tedesco Stadium. The Blues almost took the lead on nine minutes when Manolito Micallef flashed into the area but his angled drive finished...

  • Balzan ease past Gżira, Mosta beat St Andrews

    Balzan continued their positive start to the 2016/17 football season today when they eased past Gżira United 3-1 at the Tedesco Stadium. Gżira started brightly and after two minutes Juan Corbalan forced Ivan Janjusevic into a fine one-handed...

  • Parish believes a second Premier League could be an option

    Parish believes a second Premier League could be an option

    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits the financial ramifications of relegation from the top flight now are “scary” and believes a Premier League 2 could be an option if the gap to the Championship continues to grow. Premier League clubs...

  • ‘Sometimes football could be cruel’ – Zidane

    ‘Sometimes football could be cruel’ – Zidane

    Zinedine Zidane (picture) has no doubt his Real Madrid side have what it to takes to remain at the top of La Liga after a “cruel” setback at Las Palmas on Saturday. Real suffered the disappointment of just missing out on a top-flight record of 17...

  • Schalke lose another match

    Schalke lost their fifth straight game in the Bundesliga this season with Hoffenheim turning up the heat on their coach Markus Weinzierl with a 2-1 win, yesterday. Eric Choupo-Moting put Schalke in front but Andrej Kramaric headed Hoffenheim back...

  • Late strike earns Dons victory over Rangers

    Late strike earns Dons victory over Rangers

    James Maddison’s stoppage-time winner ensured Rangers suffered a miserable return to Pittodrie as Aberdeen claimed a dramatic 2-1 Scottish Premiership win, yesterday. The Ibrox side had not visited the Granite City in four-and-a-half years but the...

  • Penalty goal sees Lions through

    Marsa 0Naxxar Lions 1 An early second-half penalty goal handed Naxxar Lions their second win of the season as Marsa conceded their third defeat on the trot. Ivan Casha’s side are not only pointless but are still searching for their first...

  • Bekele claims Berlin race win in near record time

    Bekele claims Berlin race win in near record time

    Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on a new world record when he out-sprinted Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang to win the Berlin marathon in the second fastest race of all time yesterday. The triple Olympic champion weathered Kipsang’s...

  • Football results

    BOV Division Two: Żabbar vs St George’s 2-0; Marsaxlokk vs Birżebbuġa 3-0; Swieqi  vs Gudja 2-0; Mellieħa vs Għaxaq 1-1; San Ġwann vs Żejtun 1-2; Mġarr vs Qrendi 0-2. GFA Div. One: Nadur vs Xewkija pp; Kerċem vs Victoria Hotspurs pp. Girls...

  • Football news

    Watford captain Troy Deeney should be handed a call-up to the England squad, his manager Walter Mazzarri has claimed. With Tottenham striker Harry Kane facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, England manager Sam Allardyce will be on the lookout...

  • Captain Love hit for saying US side ‘best golf team maybe ever’

    Captain Love hit for saying US side ‘best golf team maybe ever’

    Victorious 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley wonders whether Davis Love’s comment that the current United States side “is the best golf team maybe ever assembled” might come back to haunt the US captain. Love, speaking ahead of this...

  • Wiggins denies seeking ‘unfair advantage’ from prescribed drugs

    Wiggins denies seeking ‘unfair advantage’ from prescribed drugs

    British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has defended his use of banned substances under medical exemption rules, saying he was not looking for “unfair advantage” but merely trying to mitigate the impact of asthma and allergies. The first Briton to win the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mel Charles: Tributes have been paid to former Wales international Mel Charles, who has died at the age of 81. The popular player was part of the Wales 1958 World Cup squad. He began his 20-year career in his hometown Swansea. Charles was the...

  • Marquez wins in Aragon

    Honda’s Marc Marquez ended MotoGP’s streak of eight different winners and moved a big step closer to taking his third world title with victory at Spain’s MotorLand Aragon circuit yesterday. The Spaniard, who now has a 52-point advantage over...