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  • English football on course for record number of sackings – LMA

    English football on course for record number of sackings – LMA

    More managers will be sacked in the Premier League and Football League than ever before if current trends continue, according to the League Managers Association’s (LMA) quarterly report. As of the end of December, 27 managers ­– more than a...

  • Local results

    Division Two: Mellieħa vs Siġġiewi 0-1; Żabbar vs San Ġwann 0-0; Xgħajra vs Marsa 2-8; Senglea Athletic vs Dingli Swallows 2-0; Sirens vs Żejtun Corinthians 1-2; Ħamrun Spartans vs Swieqi United 6-1. GFA Division Two: Għarb Rangers vs Qala...

  • Football results

    Primera LigaCordoba vs Real Madrid 1-2; Elche vs Barcelona 0-6; A. Madrid vs R. Vallecano 3-1; R. Sociedad vs Eibar 1-0; Villarreal vs Levante 1-0. Playing today: 12.00 Deportivo vs Granada. 17.00 A. Bilbao vs Malaga. 19.00 Espanyol vs Almeria.

  • The RC44 Valletta Cup... what’s all this fuss?

    The RC44 Valletta Cup... what’s all this fuss?

    The RC44 class is unlike any 40 foot sailing yacht ever designed, and the reason for that is simple. She is a high-performance one-design yacht created for top-level racing in international regattas. If one were to compare this concept to racing...

  • Football news

    Joining Real Madrid is a dream that has come true for Brazilian Lucas Silva, his former coach Marcelo Oliveira has said. The talented Silva, who played for Cruzeiro, has agreed a contract until June 2020 for a reported fee of €14 million and will...

  • Abela fires Fina to fine victory

    Division One leaders Fina produced another superb performance in week three of the MSV Life National League, easily toppling The Clan 8-0 with a massive 2,652 series. okmalta.com are level with Fina on 24 points after taking all eight points from...

  • Williams sisters lead US charge

    Williams sisters lead US charge

    Top seed Serena Williams and her older sister Venus led a foursome of American women into the Australian Open fourth round yesterday, while men’s top seed Novak Djokovic survived a nervous start to overcome Fernando Verdasco. It is the first time...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rangers: Rangers’ Scottish Championship clash against Cowdenbeath was postponed because of a frozen pitch at Central Park. The Fife club scheduled an inspection for 12.30pm yesterday and the surface failed the test. The club wrote on Twitter:...

  • Sports round-up

    Basketball, NBA: Klay Thompson (picture) set an NBA record with 37 third-quarter points as he led the Golden State Warriors to a 126-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday. Thompson finished with a career-high 52 during his record-setting...

  • Tottenham's cup runs dry as Leicester pounce

    Tottenham Hotspur's hectic schedule caught up with them as they slipped out of the FA Cup in a 2-1 fourth-round home defeat by Premier League bottom club Leicester City. The north London club's 36th game of the season, more than any other English...

  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full...

  • Agius's last-gasp equaliser keeps Hibs on title path

    Agius's last-gasp equaliser keeps Hibs on title path

    BIRKIRKARA-1, HIBERNIANS-1 Andrei Agius scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Hibs came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with second-placed Birkirkara. The Paolites, 15 points clear at the top, looked to be heading towards their first defeat of the...

  • Shock defeats for Chelsea and Man City in FA Cup

    Shock defeats for Chelsea and Man City in FA Cup

    English Premier League leaders Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at home to third tier Bradford City while Manchester City lost 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough on a day of seismic FA Cup shocks today. Goals from Gary...

  • Floriana overcome sluggish Mosta

    Floriana overcome sluggish Mosta

    MOSTA-1, FLORIANA-3 Floriana put their top-four challenge back on track after Mosta 3-1 in today's opening match. The Greens were worth their win as they were the better side through but their failure to take their chances almost came back to...

  • Stripes out to breathe life into title race

    Stripes out to breathe life into title race

    With a gargantuan 15-point lead at the top, Hibernians already have one hand on the BOV Premier League trophy but Branko Nisevic has been at pains to stress that the title race is not over yet. The Serbian tactician will be hoping that his players...

  • Drop zone duels in focus, Samb gets hefty ban

    Mosta vs Floriana (today at 2pm, National Stadium) – This is a must-win encounter for both contenders as they look to boost their aspirations of breaking into the top four. Sharing fifth spot on 24 points, Mosta and Floriana will be gunning for...

  • Cup stars Sirens handed Qormi clash

    Cup stars Sirens handed Qormi clash

    The heavyweights have all made it to the quarter-finals but it was the presence of an unheralded club from the third grade of Maltese football that enhanced the appeal of yesterday’s draw. Division Two side Sirens have defied the odds by reaching...

  • Federer toppled but pain-free Nadal powers on

    Federer toppled but pain-free Nadal powers on

    Rafa Nadal restored a semblance of order to the Australian Open yesterday after Italian Andreas Seppi sent shockwaves through the tournament by toppling Roger Federer in one of the greatest Melbourne Park upsets in recent memory. Under the lights...

  • Lija and St George’s share spoils at Centenary Stadium

    St George’s 1Lija Athletic 1 St George’s and Lija Athletic took a point each in a match played in poor weather conditions at the Centenary Stadium The match was played in gusty winds and torrential rain with referee Stefan Pace stopping play for a...

  • Snooker bids for 2020 inclusion

    Snooker bids for 2020 inclusion

    Snooker is making a surprising push for inclusion in the programme for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. New legislation implemented in December by the IOC now allows a host city to bring in a new sport on a one-off basis. The World Professional...