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  • Atletico Madrid close on La Liga triumph

    Atletico Madrid moved closer to a first La Liga title in almost two decades when Diego Godin and Diego Costa scored in a 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe yesterday that stretched their advantage at the top to three points. The surprise leaders ahead of...

  • Football results

    Bundesliga: B. Leverkusen vs H. Berlin 2-1; Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg 2-0. Leading standings: B. Munich 78; B. Dortmund 61; Schalke 58; B. Leverkusen 51; Wolfsburg 50. Ligue 1: Nantes vs Guingamp 1-0; Reims vs St Etienne 2-2; Lyon vs Paris SG...

  • Hull City tame plucky Blades

    Premier League Hull City were given a fright as they had to come from behind twice to beat obstinate third tier side Sheffield United 5-3 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley yesterday to reach the final for the first time. In a frantic opening...

  • ‘Pool sink City to close on title

    Liverpool took a huge step towards becoming English champions for the first time in 24 years when they beat third-placed Manchester City 3-2 in a thrilling Premier League game at Anfield yesterday. Chelsea won 1-0 at 10-man Swansea City to stay...

  • St Johnstone overcome Aberdeen to reach Cup final

    Stevie May killed off St Johnstone’s semi-final jinx as his double confirmed a 2-1 win over Aberdeen and booked the Perth men a place in next month’s Scottish Cup final yesterday. Niall McGinn had slotted Derek McInnes’ side ahead after a quarter...

  • Spartans see off St George’s

    St George’s 0Ħamrun Spartans 2 Already relegated Ħamrun Spartans lifted their low morale when they scored two early first-half goals to beat St George’s. The Spartans won the match on merit as they were surely the better side throughout the...

  • Kenyans dominate as Farah toils in debut

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah toiled on his highly-anticipated marathon debut with the Briton trailing in eighth as Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Edna Kiplagat secured London titles yesterday. Farah was given a “tough” baptism by the world’s best...

  • Żebbuġ hit four past Melita to seal promotion

    Żebbuġ 4Melita 0 Żebbuġ Rangers ended a 24-year old wait to finally secure promotion to the Premier League. Jesmond Zammit’s men produced a strong second-half performance to completely overwhelm Melita and seal second place in the...

  • Local results

    BOV Division Two: Dingli vs Senglea 2-0; Marsaskala vs Pembroke 1-3; Mqabba vs Fgura 2-0; Mdina Knights vs Marsa 1-3; Siġġiewi vs Kirkop 4-1; Żabbar SP vs Mellieħa 3-1. GFA Division One: Xewkija Tigers vs SK Victoria Wanderers 4-3; Nadur...

  • Kooh Sohna scores five in Hotspurs win

    Birżebbuġa SP 2Pietà Hotspurs 6 Pietà Hotspurs honoured their status as Division One champions when they hammered Birżebbuġa St Peter’s with striker Raphael Kooh Sohna scoring five goals. The Hotspurs came out strongly and inside the first minute...

  • Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

    Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title on Saturday night and avenge a highly controversial loss to the American in June 2012. Two judges scored the fight 116-112 for Pacquiao, while...

  • St Andrew’s too strong for Gudja

    Gudja United 1St Andrew’s 4 In a typical end of season encounter, St Andrew’s registered a sound victory over Gudja in a one-sided encounter. Early on, it was Emiliano Lattes who drove the ball just inches over the Gudja bar. Andrew’s forged ahead...

  • Spieth on course for victory

    A flash of inspiration kept Jordan Spieth on course to become the youngest Masters champion ever last night, as Europe’s challenge for the green jacket faded. At just 20 years old, Spieth would replace 21-year-old Tiger Woods as the youngest title...

  • Football news

    Atletico Madrid and former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are among the owners of eight franchises of a new Indian league set to kick off later this year. Atletico and former India captain Ganguly were part of the consortium that...

  • Sports round-up

    Cricket: Australia opener Chris Rogers has suggested that “in an ideal world” he would retire after next year’s Ashes series in England. The 36-year-old has enjoyed a late-career blossom on the international stage and was last week named as one of...

  • Sporting briefs

    Conte: Serie A champions and leaders Juventus are used to having the world against them and this season is no exception, coach Antonio Conte said yesterday. “Either you are for Juventus or you are against Juventus, it’s always been like that and...

  • Tazza l-Kbira SFs steal limelight

    The three semi-final races from the Tazza l-Kbira were the main attraction of yesterday afternoon’s 5th Spring meeting at the Marsa racetrack. The card included nine races, all for trotters, and held on a long distance of 2,640m. There were 12...

  • Izzo, Farrugia handed new contracts by ASA

    Malta waterpolo national coach Karl Izzo and his assistant Anthony Farrugia were rewarded by the Aquatic Sport Association for guiding the team to a silver medal in the Commonwealth Championships in Scotland with a new two-year contract, the...

  • Superb Birkirkara crush Sliema to regain top spot

    BIRKIRKARA-6, SLIEMA WANDERERS-0 Birkirkara stormed back to the top of the table after hammering Sliema Wanderers 6-0 this evening at the National Stadium. Valletta's 5-0 rout of Mosta yesterday looked to have turned up the pressure on the...

  • Hull beat plucky Sheffield United to reach first FA Cup final

    Hull City twice came from behind to beat obstinate third tier side Sheffield United 5-3 in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley today to reach the final for the first time. In a frantic opening half, Jose Baxter gave Sheffield United a shock lead on 19...

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