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  • Football news

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes Romelu Lukaku will continue to do his best for the club despite the uncertainty over whether the striker will sign a new contract. Reports said Lukaku had rejected a new long-term deal from Everton last week...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sounders: Reigning MLS champions Seattle Sounders got their first win of the season with a comfortable 3-1 success over New York Red Bulls. Goals from Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp earned the three points for Sounders and ensured...

  • Hibs miss out on top-four slot

    Hibs miss out on top-four slot

    With only one day to go till the end of the regular season, all four play-off spots are now known after Hibernians failed in their task to beat Starlites. What still needs to be decided is the final placings of all top four teams and the...

  • Degiovanni scores four in Qormi rout

    Rabat Depiro 0Qormi Poiatti 7 Qormi maintained the pressure on league leaders Hotsticks after cruising past Rabat in this one-sided match at the Hockey Complex in Corradino last weekend. Rabat shared the early exchanges but after conceding the...

  • CEV chiefs to meet in Malta

    The Malta Volleyball Association and SportsMalta will be hosting the executive meeting of the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) this week. The CEV, under president Aleksandar Boricic, is the continent’s governing body for the sport,...

  • Sciberras third in Sicily time trial

    Sciberras third in Sicily time trial

    Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club rider Steve Sciberras recently travelled to Sicily for the first race from the Grand Tour Sicilia Time Trial Championships. Competing in the Medio Fondo category, which consisted of a 14.5km time trial, Sciberras...

  • Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes team boss

    Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes team boss

    Formula One’s new rules are “just what the doctor ordered”, even if rival teams have become more competitive, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. The Austrian said in a preview for Sunday’s Australian season-opener in Melbourne that...

  • Sports round-up

    Cricket: Resolute rearguard action by Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh helped Australia escape with a remarkable draw against India on the final day of the third test yesterday. Having conceded a 152-run first innings lead, the tourists were...

  • 'You're hurting Italian football', refereeing chief tells critics

    'You're hurting Italian football', refereeing chief tells critics

    The head of the Italian referees' association hit back today after a spate of controversial decisions in Serie A and the Coppa Italia led to bitter criticism of match officials. "Everybody has thought of their own interests and not about the good...

  • Southgate wants to broaden horizons of English game

    Southgate wants to broaden horizons of English game

    Manager Gareth Southgate thinks English football needs to shed its island mentality and look beyond life in the Premier League if the national side is to become a success Gareth Southgate leads the Three Lions in a friendly in Germany on Wednesday...

  • Wenger to stay at Arsenal - reports

    Wenger to stay at Arsenal - reports

    Arsene Wenger seems poised to extend his managerial career at Arsenal, according to reports. Out of contract at the end of the season, Wenger is reported to be ready to sign a new two-year deal with the Gunners after revealing over the weekend he...

  • Watch: Juve can go all the way in Champions League - Tacconi

    Watch: Juve can go all the way in Champions League - Tacconi

    From Gianpiero Combi to Dino Zoff, leading to Stefano Tacconi, Angelo Peruzzi and now Gianluigi Buffon, the Juventus goal has always been guarded by a great keeper. At 39 years of age, Buffon is probably writing his last few verses in an enriched...

  • Lija beat Senglea to join Lions at the top

    Lija beat Senglea to join Lions at the top

    Senglea Athletics 0Lija Athletic 2 Lija Athletic joined Naxxar Lions at the top of the Division One standings after beating Senglea with a goal in each half. This was a deserved victory for Lija as they were the more aggressive side and apart from...

  • Football news

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte revealed he rolled the dice with a formation tweak at Stoke because he was not content to leave the bet365 Stadium with just a draw. With the score 1-1 and 20 minutes left, Conte brought on Cesc Fabregas – replacing...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bayern Munich: Thomas Mue-ller scored in his 250th Bundesliga match yesterday to give runaway leaders Bayern Munich a deserved 1-0 victory at Borussia Moen-chengladbach that sent them a staggering 13 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. The...

  • Mad Neo tops Gold Class final

    Mad Neo tops Gold Class final

    Swedish trotter Mad Neo, driven by Noel Baldacchino, won the Assikura Championship final at the racetrack yesterday. The class gold final was the major event in yesterday’s eighth meeting of the season which also included a class Premier race...

  • Local sports results

    BOV Division Two: Qrendi vs St George’s 1-0; Marsaxlokk vs Żabbar St Patrick 3-0; Mġarr United vs San Ġwann 0-1; Gudja vs Għaxaq 1-0; Birżebbuġa St Peter’s vs Mellieħa 2-0; Attard vs Żejtun 1-3. GFA Division One: SK Victoria Wanderers vs Nadur...

  • Gerada, Schembri take honours at Dingli 10

    Gerada, Schembri take honours at Dingli 10

    Clive Gerada and Roberta Schembri took the honours in the Lisa Maria Memorial Dingli 10 yesterday. Over 450  runners were at the starting line ahead of the traditional race at this time of the season, organised by St Patrick’s AC. Gerada was the...

  • Djokovic withdraws from Miami Open with elbow injury

    Serbian world number two Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Miami Open with a right elbow injury, the tournament’s three-times reigning champion said yesterday. The injury is the latest setback for Djokovic, who has suffered a drop in form since...

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: Former Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon (picture) has died of a heart attack at the age of 76, the mayor of the French town where he was living said yesterday. “He was taken by a heart attack at 4 am this morning,” Beau-pont Mayor...