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Arda strikes to give Atletico win over Juve

Atletico Madrid reignited their Champions League campaign when Arda Turan struck 15 minutes from time to give last season's beaten finalists a 1-0 win at home to Juventus in Group A. Beaten 3-2 at Olympiakos Piraeus in their opening game two weeks ago, Atletico hassled and harried the Italian champions at the Calderon and were rewarded in the 75th minute...

  • Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Albin Ekdal took advantage of a dramatic Inter collapse to score a 15-minute first-half hat-trick and give lowly Cagliari a 4-1 win at the San Siro yesterday that not even the Sardinians could have believed was possible. Unbeaten Inter had...

  • Football results

    BundesligaAugsburg vs Hertha Berlin 1-0; Hamburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2. Leading standings: B. Munich 14; B. M’gladbach 12; B. Leverkusen 11; Mainz, Hoffenheim, Hanover 10; E. Frankfurt, Augsburg 9. Spanish LigaGetafe vs Malaga 1-0; Deportivo...

  • Arsenal boss Wenger frustrated by Spurs

    Arsenal boss Wenger frustrated by Spurs

    Arsene Wenger was frustrated on several fronts after the north London derby, with the Arsenal manager accusing Tottenham of time-wasting in a match which saw their injury problems mount. The 174th clash between these sides looked to be going the...

  • Local results

    FootballDivision Three: Mtarfa vs Kirkop 0-0; Mġarr vs Kalkara 2-0; Ta’ Xbiex vs Mdina 0-0; Marsaskala vs Luqa 1-1; Marsaxlokk vs Sta Luċija 0-0; Attard vs Sta Venera 2-1 (abandoned in the 81st minute due to poor lighting). GFA Division One:...

  • Balotelli earns Rodgers praise

    Balotelli earns Rodgers praise

    Brendan Rodgers praised Mario Balotelli’s attitude during his first Merseyside derby. The Italian, who had a Liver bird sculpted into his hair for the occasion, is yet to score a Premier League goal for the Reds and could not take advantage of a...

  • Lorenzo wins rain-hit race

    Lorenzo wins rain-hit race

    Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo won a rain-affected and crash-strewn Aragon Grand Prix for Yamaha yesterday while Honda’s MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez fell for the second race in a row. The two Spaniards swapped the lead until three laps from...

  • Football news

    Bayer Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voeller was critical of the standard of Bundesliga refereeing after a total of 10 yellow cards and two red were shown in his club’s 0-0 draw at Freiburg on Saturday. Leverkusen were reduced to 10 men after...

  • Murray saves five match points to win Shenzhen title

    Murray saves five match points to win Shenzhen title

    An emotional Andy Murray thanked his lucky stars after saving five match points before beating Spain’s Tommy Robredo 5-7 7-6(9) 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China yesterday – his first title since winning Wimbledon last year. The two-time grand...

  • Europe retain iron grip on trophy

    Europe retain iron grip on trophy

    Europe maintained their Ryder Cup stranglehold over the United States with a crushing five-point victory yesterday as rookie Jamie Donaldson had the honour of securing the decisive point to make it eight wins in the last 10 matches. Starting the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Hamburg: Hamburg ended a Bundesliga record goal drought but still lost 2-1 to E. Frankfurt courtesy of a sensational 90th-minute free- kick from Lucas Piazon. Hamburg, anchored in last place, set a new league record for the longest goal drought...

  • Kimetto sets new world record

    Kimetto sets new world record

    Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin yesterday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds after setting a scintillating pace from the start to shave 26 seconds off the previous best. Kimetto...

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski timed his attack to perfection to beat the top favourites and claim gold in the men’s elite race at the road cycling world championships yesterday. Kwiatkowski attacked just before the final climb, caught the...

  • Birkirkara keep flying high

    Birkirkara keep flying high

    BIRKIRKARA 2 MOSTA 0 With two-second half goals, Birkirkara saw off Mosta still unbeaten and flying high in the table. Hardly four minutes from the start of the game had elapsed when a looping free-kick from Ryan Grech unsettled Birkirkara. Justin...

  • Berahino double fires West Brom to easy win over Burnley

    Berahino double fires West Brom to easy win over Burnley

    Things are looking up for West Bromwich Albion as two goals from Saido Berahino helped them record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in 12 months with a 4-0 victory over promoted Burnley. Berahino's goals came either side of...

  • Easy win for Wanderers

    Easy win for Wanderers

    PIETA’ HOTSPURS 0 SLIEMA WANDERERS 2 The Wanderers did the bare minimum to take all three points with a goal from newcomer Fabio Mangiacasale in the 15th minute. Alfonso Greco’s side showed little motivation after that goal and almost paid the...

  • Updated: Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Updated: Inter collapse against table-propping Cagliari

    Albin Ekdal took advantage of a dramatic Inter collapse to score a 15-minute first-half hat-trick and give lowly Cagliari a 4-1 win at the San Siro that not even the Sardinians could have believed was possible. Unbeaten Inter had conceded only one...

  • Updated: Europe retain Ryder Cup

    Updated: Europe retain Ryder Cup

    World number one Rory McIlroy led by example as Europe won the 40th Ryder Cup after being given an early scare at Gleneagles. The home side were overwhelming favourites with a 10-6 overnight lead, but saw Graeme McDowell three down after five to...

  • Valletta make class count

    Valletta make class count

    Valletta 4Elford-Alliyu 32; Terra 63; Azzopardi 86; Montebello 90;Qormi 0 Valletta are finding their feet... and their scoring boots. Having struggled to show their best in their opening four games, the champions have claimed back-to-back wins for...

  • Ten-man Lions hold out for a point

    Floriana 1Plut 17;Naxxar Lions 1Gueye 60 pen; When Gilmar failed to put away his penalty past the half hour, Naxxar will probably have feared the worst as by that time, Floriana were leading courtesy of Vito Plut’s clever flick. But to their...

  • Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Hibs too strong for Żebbuġ

    Żebbuġ Rangers 0Hibernians 4Cohen 7; Failla 51; Dias 68; Edison 71; Hibernians were at their vintage best yesterday following a comfortable victory over Żebbuġ Rangers to maintain their pristine start to the season with their sixth win in a...