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  • Sliema bow for Azzopardi as Zerafa leads Lions

    Qormi vs Floriana (today at 15.00, National Stadium). Qormi are on a high after ending their winless run with a 4-0 rout of Mosta while Floriana drew 1-1 with Balzan before the international break. Josef Mansueto, the Qormi coach, must make do...

  • Rabat Ajax claim first win

    Rabat Ajax 1St George’s 0 Rabat Ajax bagged their first win of the season after they edged past St George’s at the Centenary Stadium yesterday. It was a deserved victory for Joey Falzon’s men who struck the winner with their first attempt at goal...

  • Full publication of Garcia report impossible – judge

    Full publication of Garcia report impossible – judge

    The report into the turbulent bidding process for the rights to host the next two World Cups cannot be made fully public for legal reasons, though excerpts of it may be, FIFA’s ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said yesterday. Eckert is still...

  • Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has come to the conclusion that everyone in Italy is against the Turin side. Leaders and title holders Juventus, who have a 100 per cent record after six matches, visit bottom-of-the-table Sassuolo tonight,...

  • Experienced Lagasse says RMSR ‘up there with the big regattas’

    Experienced Lagasse says RMSR ‘up there with the big regattas’

    The Rolex Middle Sea Race has established itself as one of the most popular regattas on the international sailing scene over the last decade or so. Some of the world’s leading sailors have been lured to the centre of the Mediterranean to embark on...

  • Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Kimi Raikkonen has dropped a hint he may carry on at Ferrari for one more season beyond his current contract before retiring from Formula One for good. On his return to Ferrari this season Raikkonen has endured a wretched campaign as the switch to...

  • US sprinter Gatlin out of running for World Athlete of the Year

    Controversial United States sprinter Justin Gatlin is out of contention to win the IAAF’s athlete of the year award after failing to make the final three-man shortlist, the sport’s governing body announced yesterday. As widely expected,...

  • Del Bosque plans to quit Spain after Euro 2016

    Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has confirmed that he plans to stand down after La Roja bid for a third successive triumph at Euro 2016. “In life you cannot be absolutely sure about anything but it is my intention to continue until France 2016 and...

  • Weekend sports programme

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 3pm Qormi vs Floriana; 5pm Hibs vs Tarxien Rainbows.Tedesco Stadium: BOV Premier League 3pm Sliema Wanderers vs Mosta; 5.15pm Żebbuġ Rangers vs Naxxar Lions.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 3pm Mqabba vs...

  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Formula One’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli has changed its compounds for next month’s Brazilian Grand Prix after reassessing the state of new asphalt laid at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit. The original choice of hard and medium tyres was criticised...

  • Man. City out to end Spurs’ unbeaten away run

    Man. City out to end Spurs’ unbeaten away run

    Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten on the away front so far this season. Tottenham, currently sixth, will put their record on the line as they visit second-placed Manchester City who will leave no stone unturned in their...

  • Sports round-up

    MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in practice for the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island yesterday despite suffering a heavy fall. The Spaniard lost the front of his Yamaha under braking and, together with rivals Pol Espargaro, Andrea Iannone and...

  • Unlucky Malta undone by late goal in opener

    A vibrant performance from the Malta U-17 side went unrewarded yesterday as hosts Serbia struck a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win in the teams’ opening match from Group Eight of the UEFA U-17 Championship. It was a frustrating outcome for Sergio...

  • Football news

    Berti Vogts has resigned as head coach of Azerbaijan after six years at the helm, with the country’s football association confirming his departure following a meeting with its president Rovnag Abdullayev in Zurich. “Vogts, unfortunately, said that...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sturridge: Daniel Sturridge could feature in Liverpool’s Premier League trip to bottom club Queens Park Rangers tomorrow, manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday. The England striker has been unavailable since early September with a thigh injury...

  • Chiellini thanks Maltese man for 'incredible' gift

    Chiellini thanks Maltese man for 'incredible' gift

    Juventus player and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has tweeted his thanks to William Micallef for giving him a shirt that belonged to Italian defender Gaetano Scirea. In the tweet, Chiellini is seen holding the shirt.

  • Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has come to the conclusion that everyone in Italy is against the Turin side. Leaders and title holders Juventus, who have a 100 percent record after six matches, visit bottom-of-the-table Sassuolo on Saturday...

  • We don’t sit on piles of cash, Gazidis tells Arsenal supporters

    We don’t sit on piles of cash, Gazidis tells Arsenal supporters

    Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis rejected the idea the club are sitting on piles of cash which they refuse to give to manager Arsene Wenger to spend on players when he addressed the AGM yesterday. Arsenal fans have griped for years that the...

  • Ancelotti predicts more attractive La Liga

    Ancelotti predicts more attractive La Liga

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting a more competitive La Liga this season, with Valencia and Sevilla possibly challenging last term’s top three. Atletico Madrid secured their first Spanish league title in 18 years in 2013-14 when they...

  • Ebola outbreak puts Newcastle on alert

    Ebola outbreak puts Newcastle on alert

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed the club are making provisions for their African Nations Cup hopefuls amid the Ebola crisis on the continent. Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote and Senegal striker Papiss Cisse were heading back from...