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  • CSKA Moscow out to complete comeback

    CSKA Moscow out to complete comeback

    CSKA Moscow have had to overcome plenty of adversity in this season’s Champions League but two stunning results against Manchester City have left them tantalisingly close to qualifying from the toughest group in the competition. If the Russian...

  • BOV Premier League

    BOV Premier League

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 6 (1 pen); Guerrero 3; Mifsud Triganza 2, Zarate 2; Micallef, Darmanin, Serrano. Red cards: Cassar (vs Naxxar); Guobadia (vs Valletta); Brincat (vs Hibs). BirkirkaraEllinton ‘Liliu’ 10; Ledesma 5 (1 pen); Eliandro...

  • Clyne earns Southampton a point at Villa

    Clyne earns Southampton a point at Villa

    Nathaniel Clyne’s late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa last night, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers. England international Clyne’s rasping...

  • Rodgers says his job could be under threat

    Manager Brendan Rodgers acknowledged his job could be under threat after Liverpool slipped to a third consecutive Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace at the weekend. Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Neil Warnock’s side, who started the day in the...

  • Casillas shock inclusion on FIFA award shortlist

    Iker Casillas was the surprise inclusion on the goalkeeping shortlist for FIFA’s 2014 World XI yesterday after enduring a difficult year for both Real Madrid and Spain. Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, who won the World Cup with Germany in Brazil,...

  • Giroud to miss European matches after club blunder

    Olivier Giroud will miss both of Arsenal’s remaining Champions League group matches after the club made the mistake of not including the striker on their original squad list. Giroud injured his ankle on August 23 and was not expected to return...

  • Bees start on sound footing

    Bees start on sound footing

    The MCA Winter Wallop League got underway last weekend with holders Melita Bees playing against Krishna Cobras at the Marsa oval. The competition will be played on a 20-over format. Frank Spiteri and Matt McKeon opened the batting for the Bees.

  • Genoa held by Palermo

    Genoa missed the chance to move up to fourth in the Serie A standings when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Palermo last night. Paulo Dybala put the Sicilians in front in the seventh minute when he curled his shot beyond the reach of Mattia Perin...

  • Qormi Yellows win 5s tournament at Corradino complex

    The Hockey Association Malta (HAM) hosted an inaugural 5s tournament at the Corradino complex last weekend. Hockey 5s is a new format of the game being promoted more heavily by the world and European federations. The HAM has been entrusted with...

  • Football news

    Ronaldo’s pose in underwear has helped open up dozens of export markets for Danish manufacturer JBS Textile Group and the company is hoping to build on that success with a range of shirts. JBS teamed up with Ronaldo, the Real Madrid striker who...

  • Bugeja pots the points that matter in final

    Bugeja pots the points that matter in final

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 70Virtus Cynergi 74 (18-27, 15-23, 25-12, 12-12) Virtus marked their first season in the MBA competitions with a re-markable victory over Athleta in the Shield final on Sunday. Paul Ferrante’s team had opened a 50-33 lead...

  • Mascots inspired by animals and plants of Brazil

    Mascots inspired by animals and plants of Brazil

    Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by or-ganisers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals and plants of Brazil,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ban reduced: An Israeli FA tribunal has reduced the punishment given to Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv following violence this month that caused their derby match to be abandoned at half-time. One point has been given back to each team, the...

  • Simmons’ fine play not enough for Athleta

    Caffe Moak Luxol are the only unbeaten team in the women’s basketball league following the weekend programme during which they chalked up a second successive win after beating Honey Athleta 62-54. Amelia Simmons had another fine match for Athleta...

  • Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

    Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

    Marco Mattiacci’s brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended yesterday with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene, the team’s third boss in nine months. The Italian joins from sponsor Philip Morris where he...

  • Sports round-up

    Ice Hockey: Viktor Tikhonov, who coached the Soviet Union and Unified Team to Olympic ice hockey gold at three straight Games, has died at the age of 84 in Moscow, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation said. In addition to winning gold at the 1984,...

  • Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci as Ferrari principal

    Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci as Ferrari principal

    Marco Mattiacci's brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended today with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene, the team's third boss in nine months. The Italian joins from sponsor Philip Morris where he held...

  • Hamilton leaves the partying for later

    Hamilton leaves the partying for later

    Graham Hill would doubtlessly have done it differently. Where James Hunt might have staggered dishevelled into the morning after the night before, probably clutching bottles in both hands on the way to bed, Lewis Hamilton celebrated his second...

  • Resurgent Valletta tear Mosta apart to go second

    Resurgent Valletta tear Mosta apart to go second

    Valletta 5Bajada 14; Briffa 32; Elford-Alliyu 38; Nafti 70; Montebello 89;Mosta 0 Valletta offered a timely reminder of their undoubted quality when they crushed Mosta to go second in the BOV Premier League standings. It was a classy performance...

  • Gilmar gem leaves Qormi frustrated

    Gilmar gem leaves Qormi frustrated

    Naxxar Lions 1Gilmar 90;Qormi 1Pisani 48; Gilmar came to the rescue of Naxxar Lions yesterday as the Brazilian hit a spectacular equaliser with virtually the last kick of the match to earn his team a point against Qormi. It was a heartbreaking...