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  • Ramos red could cost Real dear

    Ramos red could cost Real dear

    With Real Madrid trailing 2-1 to great rivals Barcelona in the Clasico on Sunday, there was something of an air of inevitability as Sergio Ramos was sent off for the 22nd time in his professional career. In Ramos’s words, his sending off proved...

  • Suarez heaps praise on Messi after Barca star nets 500th goal

    Suarez heaps praise on Messi after Barca star nets 500th goal

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez led the tributes to Lionel Messi after the Argentinian scored the 500th goal of his career to give Luis Enrique’s side a last-gasp 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid. Messi struck twice in a dramatic victory to take...

  • Chelsea still a team in transition, says Conte

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said his team is going through a rebuilding phase and the best is yet to come despite reaching the FA Cup final and leading the Premier League title race in his first season at the club. Chelsea last secured a...

  • Balzan will keep fighting till the end – coach Spiteri

    Balzan will keep fighting till the end – coach Spiteri

    The 2016-17 Premier League title race will be going down to the wire as Hibernians’ 0-2 upset by Birkirkara on Sunday left the Paolites leading the standings just two points clear of second-placed Balzan with only two matches to go. Prior to last...

  • Senglea Athletic end 35-year wait

    Melita 0Senglea Athletic 3 Senglea Athletic ended a 35-year wait when they were promoted to the Premier League following a comfortable victory over Melita. Steve D’Amato’s men needed just 45 minutes to wrap up the points and remain just one point...

  • Premier League statistics

    Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 23 (4 pens); Da Silva Souza 8; Piciollo 7; Effiong 6; Nafti 5, Micallef 5 (1 pen); Fenech 3; Serrano 2; Agius, Arab, Bruno, Anderson. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs...

  • Football news

    Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente is keen to score more goals in the club’s four remaining Premier League games and help them avoid relegation, the Spaniard has said. Llorente, who is Swansea’s leading goalscorer with 12 strikes, opened the...

  • Alonso sees Indy as a bigger challenge than Le Mans

    Alonso sees Indy as a bigger challenge than Le Mans

    Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso sees next month’s Indianapolis 500 as a bigger challenge than the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race as he seeks to win motorsport’s famed ‘Triple Crown’. “The biggest task is definitely the Indy 500...

  • Briefs

    Rajtoral: Frantisek Rajtoral, a Czech footballer playing for Turkish top tier club Gaziantepspor was found dead in his home in an apparent suicide. The club’s president Ibrahim Kizil told reporters that the 31-year-old former international had...

  • BUPA Luxol land 13th title

    BUPA Luxol land 13th title

    BUPA Luxol 84Floriana 71 (25-12, 22-16, 23-18, 14-25) BUPA Luxol made it a clean sweep of victories in this year’s BOV league final play-offs when they bagged their third successive win over Floriana MCP Car Parks to secure the title. Sunday’s...

  • Trimatts triathlon training camp

    Trimatts triathlon  training camp

    Trimatts organised their first triathlon training camp with the participation of 12 young athletes at Savio College last week. The main goal of the activity, under the tutelage of coach Matthew Azzopardi, was to help the young hopefuls in their...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Mark Selby (picture) wasted little time in completing a 13-6 defeat of Xiao Guodong to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship. Selby started play 10-6 in front and claimed a clean-sweep of the frames this afternoon to secure...

  • Milan great Baresi in Malta

    Milan great Baresi in Malta

    Franco Baresi (left) was in Malta yesterday as special guest of San Ġwann FC. The former Milan and Italy defender was here as part of the San Ġwann FC celebrations after winning promotion to Division One next season. An interview with the...

  • Chelsea's Kante named PFA player of the year

    Chelsea's Kante named PFA player of the year

     Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been voted the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year for the 2016-17 season. The Frenchman, who is on course to win a second successive Premier League title after also being part of the...

  • Milestone man Messi puts on sensational Clasico display

    Milestone man Messi puts on sensational Clasico display

    Lionel Messi delivered a majestic Clasico display to silence the Santiago Bernabeu as the Argentine scored his 500th Barcelona goal to snatch a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid yesterday. Messi scored twice with his stunning second strike settling...

  • Local results

    BOV Division Two: Gudja vs Żabbar 0-2; Birżebbuġa vs Siġġiewi 1-0; St George’s vs Għaxaq 6-0; Marsaxlokk vs Mġarr 2-2; Żejtun  vs Mellieħa 5-0; Attard vs San Ġwann 0-8; Qrendi vs Swieqi 3-0. GFA Division One: Xagħra vs Victoria Hotspurs 0-3;...

  • Football news

    Harry Kane insists Tottenham Hotspur will try to win the Premier League for Ugo Ehiogu after they were beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final. Fans of both teams at Wembley paid tribute to Ehiogu, who died on Friday after suffering a cardiac...

  • Sporting briefs

    Red Bulls: New York Red Bulls went level on points with Columbus Crew at the top of the Major League Soccer  Eastern Conference after a 2-0 win. Alex Muyl’s 11th-minute goal was added to by a Daniel Royer penalty seven minutes before the break and...

  • Luxol are hoops kings

    Luxol are hoops kings

    BUPA Luxol were yesterday crowned Malta basketball champions for the 13th time in the club’s history after defeating Floriana MCP Car Parks 84-71 to seal the final play-off series 3-0. This was Luxol’s first championship crown after an absence of...

  • Sos Amor bags first win at Marsa

    Sos Amor  broke its duck at the Marsa racetrack after winning the Premier class race, which highlighted the 15th meeting of the season. Thirteen trotters took part in the class Premier race. It was Pine Rolls (Matthew Farrugia) the fastest horse...