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  • Crouch End hit back to tie Marsa series

    Crouch End hit back to tie Marsa series

    On Friday and Saturday, Marsa took on North London side Crouch End who were playing their first series in Malta. On the opening day, the hosts batted first in the twenty over encounter. A great opening partnership of 50 runs from John Callus (27)...

  • Football news

    The A-League season needs to start a month earlier if Australian teams are to be given the best chance of winning the Asian Champions League, Western Sydney goalkeeper Ante Covic said. The A-League season does not start until October and runs...

  • Cilic leads Croatia to playoff win, Spain out

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the...

  • Markham returns from Slovenia training camp

    Markham returns from Slovenia training camp

    The future of triathlon in Malta looks rosy as a new generation of young triathletes is being nurtured and offered opportunities to specialise in disciplines of this sport. The latest youngster to benefit from this is Neil Markham who, at the age...

  • Sporting briefs

    Verratti: Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Paris St Germain. Verratti, 21, has made 88 appearances for the club since joining from Serie B Pescara in the summer of 2012. He said: “When I think...

  • German teen Wehrlein appointed Mercedes F1 reserve

    Nineteen-year-old German Pascal Wehrlein has been appointed reserve driver for the dominant Mercedes Formula One team after becoming the youngest winner in the German Touring Car championship (DTM). Mercedes announced the appointment a day after...

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: Flesh-coloured kit that makes a Colombian women’s cycling team look naked below the waist has been described as unacceptable by the sport’s governing body. Photographs of the Bogota Humana team were taken at the Tour of Tuscany, showing...

  • United find their Angel of the North

    According to his father, Angel di Maria does not ask for a lot. This Valentine's Day baby is not after more money, nor more respect but simply a bit of love and affection from his paymasters. At last, at Manchester United, one of the least valued...

  • Van Gaal sets his eyes on Premier League title

    Van Gaal sets his eyes on Premier League title

    Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di...

  • Superior Hibs beat champs to make it four out of four

    Superior Hibs beat champs to make it four out of four

    Valletta 1Kooh Sohna 90;Hibernians 2Jorginho 6; Edison 36; Title hopefuls Hibernians pro-vided a statement of intent when they scored two first-half goals to see off an inept Valletta side yesterday. This was a polished display from the Paolites...

  • Rangers fight back to open their account

    Rangers fight back to open their account

    Żebbuġ Rangers 3Monti 28, 53 pen; Britto 68;Tarxien Rainbows 3Wesley 1; Alvaro 25; Caruana 51; Tarxien and Żebbuġ were yesterday involved in a six-goal thriller that kept those present on the edge of their seats for most of the match. The final...

  • Substitute Attard wins derby for Melita

    Substitute Attard wins derby for Melita

    Melita 2Pembroke Athleta 1 A goal from substitute Antoine Attard five minutes from time gave Melita the derby spoils against Pembroke yesterday. Pembroke were the better side early on. They forged ahead after only three minutes when Abder Dos...

  • Icardi hits hat-trick for Inter in seven-goal rout

    Icardi hits hat-trick for Inter in seven-goal rout

    Inter routed hapless Sassuolo 7-0 for the second season in a row yesterday with Argentine striker Mauro Icardi grabbing a hat-trick and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scoring twice. Rafael Benitez’s problems at Napoli mounted as they lost 1-0 at home to...

  • Football results...

    BundesligaEintracht Frankfurt vs Augsburg 0-1; Hanover vs Hamburg 2-0. Leading standings: B. Leverkusen, B. Munich, Hanover 7; B. Dortmund 6; Paderborn, B. Mgladbach, Mainz, Hoffenheim, FC Cologne 5. Primera LigaCelta Vigo vs R. Sociedad 2-2; R.

  • Lift off at last for United’s Van Gaal

    Lift off at last for United’s Van Gaal

    The Louis van Gaal era finally got lift off as Manchester United demolished Queens Park Rangers 4-0 yesterday for their first win since the Dutchman took charge at Old Trafford. New signing Angel di Maria was outstanding throughout, scoring the...

  • Merritt shines as Americas begin Continental Cup defence

    LaShawn Merritt romped to victory in the 400 metres at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech as the Americas opened the defence of the title they won four years ago. The American clocked 44.60 seconds for victory while compatriot Francena McCorory...

  • Dead balls killing Real Madrid – Casillas

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas admits his side need to quickly solve their problems in defending set-pieces after slumping to defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Atletico Madrid. Atletico’s opening goal in the 2-1 win at the Bernabeu came...

  • No joy for Malta as Xuereb loses bronze medal match

    No joy for Malta as Xuereb loses bronze medal match

    Nathan Lee Xuereb had high hopes of winning a medal at the ISSF World Championship junior double trap event after qualifying for the semi-finals in top spot but his optimism turned into disappointment as the young shooter went down to Russia’s...

  • Rossi wins while Marquez crashes

    Rossi wins while Marquez crashes

    Valentino Rossi returned to the top of the MotoGP podium with a home win at the San Marino Grand Prix yesterday while runaway world championship leader Marc Marquez suffered a rare spill and finished 15th. The victory at Misano, the eastern...

  • Football news

    Shinji Kagawa admitted it was difficult to describe how he was feeling after his fairy-tale return to Borussia Dortmund. The Japanese midfielder scored on his second debut for the club in a 3-1 win over Freiburg. The 25-year-old was given a hero’s...