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  • Football news

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is determined to reach double figures in both goals and assists by the end of the Premier League season, the 23-year-old has said. Barkley has been playing in a more advanced midfield role under manager Ronald...

  • Sporting briefs

    FA Cup: Chelsea will tackle Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday, March 13 at 8:45pm. All four ties are set to be televised, with non-league Lincoln’s trip to Arsenal scheduled for Saturday, March 11, kicking off at the...

  • Kirkop’s Pello wins award

    Kirkop’s Pello wins award

    Kirkop midfielder Liis Pello is the BOV Female Player of the Month for  November. The Estonian settled very quickly in the local game and scored the winner in Kirkop’s 1-0 win over Luxol. Pello was presented with the award by Marvic Doughty,...

  • Paul Fenech to sit out Mosta clash

    Balzan will be without Paul Fenech for tomorrow’s league clash against Mosta at the National Stadium. The MFA Disciplinary Commissioner handed a one-match ban Fenech after he picked up a fourth yellow card in his team’s 2-1 defeat to Sliema...

  • Sliema face San Ġiljan in Winter League opener

    Sliema face San Ġiljan in Winter League opener

    Holders San Ġiljan will face Sliema in the opening match of this year’s Winter League on March 30 as the draws of the competition were held at the ASA headquarters, yesterday. The league will comprise 24 matches, with Exiles, Neptunes, Sirens and...

  • Record-breaking okmalta.com retain league title

    Record-breaking okmalta.com retain league title

    The Malta Tenpin Bowling Association has recently honoured all the winners in the MAPFRE MSV Life National League that has just come to a close. The National League is held over three divisions, formed by ten teams each. Team Fina and Team Ramis...

  • Teenager Norris signs for McLaren

    British teenager Lando Norris has been signed up by Formula One giants McLaren. Norris, who turned 17 in November, has been announced as part of the British team’s young driver academy, with a view to him forging a career in the sport. Born in...

  • Real stunned by Valencia

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia yesterday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Top seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Rio de Janeiro Open yesterday after suffering a 6-4 6-3 first-round loss to Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. The Japanese world number five, who was stunned by unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in...

  • Juventus close in on quarters as substitutes see off Porto

    Juventus close in on quarters as substitutes see off Porto

    Juventus edged closer to the Champions League quarter-finals after second-half goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves earned them a 2-0 away win at 10-man Porto in their last 16 first-leg tie. Porto's downfall was partly self-inflicted...

  • United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    Manchester United strolled into the Europa League last 16 despite having Eric Bailly sent off after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first-half goal secured a resounding 4-0 aggregate victory over St Etienne. The only negatives in a comfortable win for United...

  • St Etienne coach not giving up hope of turning tie around

    St Etienne coach not giving  up hope of turning tie around

    St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier does not believe the 3-0 loss at Manchester United is an “insurmountable handicap” and pledged to go for the jugular in the Europa League return leg. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick and the battle between the...

  • Liverpool announce plans to leave Melwood training ground for Kirkby

    Liverpool announce plans to leave Melwood training ground for Kirkby

    English Premier League side Liverpool announced plans today that will see the first team leave their long-time training base in Melwood and move to a redeveloped site in Kirkby, where their youth academy is located. Melwood, the training ground of...

  • Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Juve’s rampant domestic form doesn’t make them Champions League favourites, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri, but the Serie A leaders are looking increasingly unstoppable before they meet FC Porto in the first leg of their round of 16...

  • Blow for Malta as double trap is taken off Olympics list

    Blow for Malta as double trap is taken off Olympics list

    Double Trap will no longer form part of the Olympics programme following a decision by the a Executive Committee of the International Shooting Sport Federation. The world governing body approved a set of proposals by its Ad hoc committee to remove...

  • Middle finger gesture costs Ancelotti €5,000

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will face no further action over an offensive gesture he made following his side’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The Bundesliga leaders announced that an investigation has been dropped by the German...

  • Leicester must not lose at Sevilla, says Zieler

    Leicester City goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has warned his team that they must avoid defeat in Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 tie today to have any hope of avoiding a premature exit from the Champions League. Leicester finished top of...

  • Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club

    Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club

    The Sutton United goalkeeper filmed eating a pie while on the substitutes bench during his side’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal quit the club in tears yesterday after admitting a “costly error of judgment”, Sutton’s manager said. Wayne Shaw...

  • Football news

    Leicester City have complained to the English FA about “abuse, provocation and intimidation” aimed at their players, staff and fans during Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by third-tier Millwall. Millwall supporters ran onto the pitch after their team’s...

  • Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 F1 championship

    Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 F1 championship

    Renault unveiled their 2017 Formula One car yesterday and said it targetted fifth place in the championship and possible podium finishes after struggling among the backmarkers last season. The former world champions, who returned as full...