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    Former Spain striker David Villa’s loan spell at Melbourne City is to come to an end next month after just four A-League matches, the club said yesterday. Villa was loaned to the club from Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City, who are also...

  • World no.1 Williams walloped by Halep

    World no.1 Williams walloped by Halep

    Simona Halep handed an out of sorts Serena Williams the joint heaviest defeat of her illustrious career as the Romanian beat the world no.1 6-0 6-2 at the WTA Finals yesterday. As well as Halep played in moving her opponent back and around...

  • SkolaSport winter programme gets under way

    SkolaSport winter programme gets under way

    Skolasport’s winter programme kicked off last week with the participation of thousands of young enthusiasts who filled all sports centres where the activities were being held. Children practised their favourite sport under the guidance of almost...

  • Sporting briefs

    Tragic ending: Police in Norway said yesterday that a body found at the mouth of the Hunnselva river in Gjovik was that of midfielder Thomas Andrew Morgan. A former team-mate of Cardiff City winger Mats Moller-Dehli at Lyn, 23-year-old Morgan...

  • Lanzon and Zammit spearhead Malta’s win

    An experimental Malta side, replete with young faces drafted from the junior ranks, were too strong for Serie A1 team Sette Scogli who had Steve Camilleri turning out for his new Sicilian outfit after moving from RN Bogliasco. Although shorn of no...

  • Sports round-up

    Motor Racing: Sam Michael is to leave his role as sporting director at McLaren at the end of the current campaign. Michael has spent 21 years in Formula One, initially with Lotus and Jordan before joining Williams in 2001 as chief operations...

  • Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos hold off Juventus for 1-0 win

    Olympiakos claimed another impressive scalp on home soil after Pajtim Kasami's clinical strike gave them a 1-0 win over Juventus in Champions League Group A. Kasami's first-half finish set the Greek champions on their way but it was the...

  • Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts

    Arsenal struck twice in the last two minutes for a smash and grab 2-1 victory away to Anderlecht in Champions League Group D to earn three vital points. The Londoners produced a lethargic display and were trailing to Andy Najar's 71st-minute...

  • Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool

    Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory at Anfield which appeared as classy as it was dominant. The roar of one of Europe's most vociferous crowds...

  • Nine players get one-match ban

    Nine players have been given a one-match ban after last weekend’s BOV Premier League matches. Tarxien Rainbows have three players on the suspensions’ list as Brazilian Wesley, who was sent off in the 1-1 draw against Hibernians, Owen Bugeja and...

  • 25 yachts retire from Middle Sea Race

    25 yachts retire from Middle Sea Race

    A total of 25 yachts have retired from the Middle Sea Race leaving 92 yachts in the race. The expected frontal system arrived around midnight at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas where received by the...

  • Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off

    Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off

    AS Roma's 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A. Last night's match produced the inevitable soul-searching, plus...

  • Ruthless Bayern destroy Roma 7-1

    Ruthless Bayern destroy Roma 7-1

    Ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on the way to a 7-1 demolition of AS Roma which bore an uncanny resemblance to Germany's win over Brazil by the same score in the World Cup semi-final. Just as Germany did in Belo...

  • Wind forces retirements as Esimit Europa 2 wins Middle Sea Race line honours

    Wind forces retirements as Esimit Europa 2 wins Middle Sea Race line honours

    Updated - Esimit Europa 2 has taken line honours in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. Igor Simcic's Maxi crossed the finish line outside the Royal Malta Yacht Club at 10.42pm in an elapsed time of three days 10hrs 42 mins 5secs.  Meanwhile, in a...

  • Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    Bayern tear sorry Roma apart

    A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 36 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at Roma last night that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked. Arjen Robben scored twice, while Mario Goetze,...

  • Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos target victory over Juve

    Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez Gago has stressed the importance of his team returning to winning ways in the UEFA Champions League when they host Juventus tonight. The Greek outfit lost 2-0 at Malmo last time out having previously won their...

  • Sunderland players to refund fans after defeat at St Mary’s

    Sunderland players have offered ticket refunds to all 2,500 fans who made the long trip to watch their side’s humiliating 8-0 thrashing at South-ampton in the Premier League, club captain John O’Shea confirmed yesterday. Some travelling fans had...

  • Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    Van Gaal’s United not good enough – Neville

    After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal’s belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville. A late Daley Blind...

  • Basel’s Xhaka under investigation

    Defender Taulant Xhaka will head into FC Basel’s Champions League clash with Ludogorets today under a Swiss disciplinary cloud. The Albania star’s gesture after Basel’s 1-0 league victory over Young Boys on Saturday has led to a Swiss Football...

  • Verona issued stadium ban

    Verona have been fined 50,000 euros and given a partial stadium ban by the Italian league as punishment for racist chants directed at Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari during Sunday’s Serie A match. The Ghana international was the target of a...

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