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  • Marquez wins in Aragon

    Honda’s Marc Marquez ended MotoGP’s streak of eight different winners and moved a big step closer to taking his third world title with victory at Spain’s MotorLand Aragon circuit yesterday. The Spaniard, who now has a 52-point advantage over...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki (picture) continued her revival by brushing aside Japanese teen-ager Naomi Osaka 7-5 6-3 yesterday to win the Pan Pacific Open and secure her first title of the year. Hampered by injuries, the 26-year-old Dane slumped to...

  • Hibs overwhelm 10-man Valletta

    Hibs overwhelm 10-man Valletta

    VALLETTA-0, HIBERNIANS-2 Hibernians completed a dismal week for Valletta after beating the champions 2-0. Goals from Rodolfo Soares and Jurgen Degabriele gave Hibs a deserved victory while handing Valletta their second defeat in five days after...

  • Sliema hit back to sink Tarxien

    Sliema hit back to sink Tarxien

    SLIEMA WANDERERS-2, TARXIEN RAINBOWS-1 Sliema Wanderers battled back from a goal down to beat Tarxien Rainbows 2-1 and atone for their disappointing defeat to St Andrew's. Tarxien were the better side for most of the opening half but their failure...

  • Southampton's Austin roars on at spluttering Hammers

    Southampton's Austin roars on at spluttering Hammers

    Southampton won 3-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League to record their fourth successive victory in all competitions and increase the concerns of home supporters about their dismal record at their new stadium. Defeat was the Hammers' second...

  • Two Premier League games cancelled

    Today’s two Premier League games at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino have been cancelled because of the weather, the Malta Football Association said. It said the game between Balzan FC and Gzira Utd FC, which was at 6pm, will be played at the...

  • Totti's 250th Serie A goal fails to save Roma

    Totti's 250th Serie A goal fails to save Roma

    Adds late game Francesco Totti, two days short of his 40th birthday, scored his 250th Serie A goal for Roma but it was not enough as they continued their inconsistent start to the season with a 3-1 defeat at Torino. Giovanni Simeone, son of...

  • Zammit sounds rallying cry as City take on Hibs

    Zammit sounds rallying cry as City take on Hibs

    It says everything about the unpredictability of the 2016/17 BOV Premier League that champions Valletta and Hibernians, runners-up last term, find themselves under pressure to stay in touch with the pacesetters ahead of their first meeting this...

  • Punishing the wrong man

    Punishing the wrong man

    Yaya Toure’s agent is not exactly the most tactful man on the planet. But that has only served to make Dimitri Seluk’s current feud with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola all the more entertaining. The two men are having a very public war of...

  • Bayern score late to beat Hamburg

    Bayern score late to beat Hamburg

    Champions Bayern Munich needed an 88th-minute winner by Joshua Kimmich to beat Hamburg 1-0 yesterday and protect their three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Strugglers Hamburg had battled hard to protect a goalless draw and end a...

  • Sirens stun Stars in comeback win

    Sirens stun Stars in comeback win

    Sirens 4Vittoriosa Stars 3 This was a pulsating encounter that saw Sirens hit back from two goals down to beat Vittoriosa for their second win in the league. Sirens were trailing 3-1 but they never wilted under the pressure as the Stars conceded...

  • Barca cruise past Gijon

    Luis Suarez and Rafinha scored in the first half before three late goals in seven minutes, including two from Neymar, gave Barcelona a 5-0 win at 10-man Sporting Gijon yesterday, their first game this season without Lionel Messi. After a slow and...

  • Cyber hacking could create a ‘crazy scenario’, warns Cram

    Cyber hacking could create a ‘crazy scenario’, warns Cram

    The hacking of confidential medical exemptions risks tarnishing innocent athletes and turning people off elite sport, former world champion runner Steve Cram has warned. The 55-year-old Briton, the 1983 world champion at 1,500 metres and 1984...

  • Today’s local sports fixtures, results

    Hibs Stadium: BOV Premier League 18.00 Balzan vs Gżira United; 20.00 Pembroke Athleta vs Birkirkara. National Stadium: BOV Premier League 18.00 Sliema Wanderers vs Tarxien Rainbows; 20.00 Valletta vs Hibernians. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One...

  • Football news

    Tommaso Ghirardi, the former Parma supremo, and high-ranking official Pietro Leonardi were each slapped with a five-year ban by the Italian football federation (FIGC) for mismanagement leading to the once-mighty club to lose its status. Ghirardi...

  • Sirens ASC squad in Sicily training camp

    Sirens ASC squad in Sicily training camp

    Thirty-five swimmers from the Sirens ASC squad recently travelled to Sicily for a pre-season training camp under the charge of South African Olympic coach Grant Kritzinger. Kritzinger was assisted by nine members from the Sirens coaching staff...

  • ‘Medically unfit’ Fury out of rematch with Klitschko

    ‘Medically unfit’ Fury out of rematch with Klitschko

    Next month’s world heavyweight title rematch between champion Tyson Fury and Ukrainian Vla-dimir Klitschko was called off yesterday for a second time with the Briton ruled “medically unfit”. The fight was due to be held on October 29 in...

  • Sporting briefs

    Soft play: Motherwell manager Mark McGhee revealed in-form striker Louis Moult almost missed their 1-1 Premiership draw with Partick Thistle yesterday after being injured by a soft toy. McGhee said: “We never really got going. One of the things...

  • Wozniacki to meet Osaka in Tokyo final

    Wozniacki to meet Osaka in Tokyo final

    Caroline Wozniacki (picture, right) outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6 7-5 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open yesterday to end the Pole’s reign at the Ariake Coliseum. The former world number one prevailed in two hours and...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Mark Selby came from 5-3 down to beat Stuart Bingham 6-5 and reach the final of the Shanghai Masters. A clash between the top two ranked players in the world produced a thrilling finish as Selby took the last three frames to earn a final...