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  • Saul delights in ‘most beautiful goal’

    Saul Niguez announced himself as one of Europe’s most promising midfielders by scoring a stunning individual goal to edge Atletico Madrid a step closer to their second Champions League final in three years. The 21-year-old snaked his way past...

  • Villarreal strike late to beat Liverpool, Sevilla grab draw

    Villarreal strike late to beat Liverpool, Sevilla grab draw

    Villarreal’s Adrian Lopez snatched a stoppage-time winner at home to Liverpool to move them closer to a first European final after the first leg of their Europa League last four clash finished 1-0 yesterday. Liverpool, who got a taste of their own...

  • Hummels wants to join Bayern

    Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has told the club he wants to join Bayern Munich in the summer. The Germany international, regarded as one of the best centre-backs in European football, wants to follow former team-mates Robert Lewandowski...

  • Tottenham’s Alli banned for rest of season

    Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was give a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association yesterday. The 20-year-old, voted the PFA Young Player of the Year last weekend after a sensational...

  • Xewkija topple Għajnsielem to force title decider

    Xewkija topple Għajnsielem to force title decider

    Xewkija Tigers handed 10-man Għajnsielem a 3-0 defeat on the last day of the regular season to force a decider for the top honour in Gozitan football. The title match is scheduled for May 8 at the Gozo Stadium. The clash between the two major...

  • Ħamrun, Valletta vie for top honour

    Valletta and Ħamrun Spartans will be engaged in a nailbiting duel for the title as they play the first game of the best-of-three play-off final series this evening at the Corradino Pavilion (kick-off 20.00). Ħamrun Spartans, who have won 16 out of...

  • Football news

    Chelsea clinched the FA Youth Cup for the third straight year with a 3-1 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Goals from Dujon Sterling, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori saw the Blues ease to a 4-2 aggregate victory after...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ings: Liverpool will pay Burnley £6.5 million for striker Danny Ings – a new record for a fee ordered by a tribunal. The figure eclipses the £3.5 million sum Chelsea had to pay Manchester City in 2009 for forward Daniel Sturridge – coincidentally...

  • International meets on May 6-7

    The Malta Weightlifting Association (MWA) will be hosting the third European Union Weightlifting Championships and the first Malta International Open next week. The two meets will be staged at the Cottonera Sports Complex on May 6 and 7. Unlike...

  • 300-strong field for one-day event

    300-strong field for one-day event

    Over 300 athletes from 19 countries will be in Malta on June 11 to take part in the inaugural Athletics Championships for Small States. Edwin Attard, president of the Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA), told a news conference yesterday...

  • I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    Despite the boom long-distance running in Malta has experienced in recent years, much of it has been among casual runners. The elite, those who go beyond just participating and aim to win, have stayed pretty much the same. Matters, however, are...

  • Action-packed races at Ta’ Qali

    Action-packed races at Ta’ Qali

    The Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) last weekend organised the ninth event from the 2015/16 Pasta Poiatti Championship. A total of 42 competitors registered for the day’s events which included races for Autocross cars (standard and...

  • Hamilton needs a Russian hat-trick

    Hamilton needs a Russian hat-trick

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton is the only Formula One driver to have won the Russian Grand Prix and, with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on a red-hot winning streak, needs to keep it that way on Sunday. The Briton will be toiling flat out...

  • Ennis-Hill deeply concerned by Zika threat

    Britain’s world and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is deeply concerned about the threat of the Zika virus in Brazil ahead of this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to numerous...

  • In-form Ding in charge against McManus in first semi-final

    Ding Junhui fired four centuries to take a strong 6-2 lead over Alan McManus in the first session of their World Championship semi-final. The Chinese had to qualify for the Crucible this year after slipping out of the world’s top 16 but has been...

  • Sports round-up

    Basket, NBA: The Golden State Warriors did not skip a beat without key point guard Stephen Curry, routing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday night to seal a 4-1 series triumph in the first round of the Western Conference play-offs. The...

  • Goals galore in Pembroke-Mosta dead rubber

    Goals galore in Pembroke-Mosta dead rubber

    MOSTA 3 (Mensah 11, 71 Okonkwo 25)PEMBROKE ATHLETA 5 (Gustavo 27, 32,85, O’Brien 42, Micallef 60) Pembroke and Mosta had no pressure weighing down on their shoulders going into their final match of the season. As one might have expected, the match...

  • Liverpool's Sakho to face UEFA proceedings following failed drugs test

    Liverpool's Sakho to face UEFA proceedings following failed drugs test

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mamadou Sakho following his failed drugs test.The Liverpool defender decided not to have his B sample tested in relation to the doping violation and has now been provisionally suspended for 30 days...

  • Let’s get ready to rumble at Bernabeu, says City’s Hart

    Let’s get ready to rumble at Bernabeu, says City’s Hart

    Manchester City are set up to land Real Madrid a knockout blow at the Bernabeu next week and earn a place in the Champions League final, Joe Hart said after his saves helped earn a 0-0 draw in Tuesday’s first leg. The England keeper produced two...

  • Stripes to meet Sliema in clash of thoroughbreds

    Stripes to meet Sliema in clash of thoroughbreds

    The thoroughbreds and newcomers were kept apart in the FA Trophy semi-final draw yesterday as holders Birkirkara will meet 20-time cup winners Sliema Wanderers while Balzan were paired with Pembroke Athleta in a clash between two clubs who have...