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  • England start afresh, Ireland look to Best

    England start afresh, Ireland look to Best

    Though England’s memories of last year’s global showpiece are arguably the most bitter, having become the first hosts to be eliminated at the pool stage, the quarter-finals were as good as it got for Ireland, Wales, France and Scotland in a...

  • Mosta CC riders dominate opening race in Żebbuġ

    Mosta CC riders dominate opening race in Żebbuġ

    The 2016 cycling season got underway with a mass start race on the Żebbuġ bypass, organised by Mosta AF Sign Studio Cycling Club and held under the auspices of the Malta Cycling Federation. The race attracted a record number of participants, 99 in...

  • Kooh Sohna hat-trick floors Melita

    Melita 1Gżira United 4 Gżira returned to winning ways as a Raphael Kooh Sohna hat-trick inspired them to a convincing victory over Melita at the Centenary Stadium, yesterday. Despite conceding an early goal, the league leaders soon regrouped and...

  • Monumental victory for okmalta.com over rivals Fina

    Week four of the MSV Life National League saw top team okmalta.com continue with their flawless winning streak after a historic full-point victory over defending champions Fina. Ramis also took all eight from their clash with Blitzkrieg and there...

  • City out to test Foxes’ title mettle

    City out to test Foxes’ title mettle

    Premier League leaders Leicester City face yet another test to their title credentials when they clash with second-placed Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in today’s early kick-off. Manchester City kept the pressure up on the Foxes on Tuesday...

  • Olympic champ Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season

    Olympic and world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to miss the indoor athletics season with an Achilles injury, disrupting her preparations for the defence of her title at the Rio Games in August. The Briton told Sky Sports she had...

  • Title rivals Napoli, Juventus aim to extend winning runs

    Title rivals Napoli, Juventus aim to extend winning runs

    Napoli and Juventus must both play a game of ‘who blinks first?’ this weekend, with their Serie A title showdown looming large on the horizon. The leaders’ only feasible response to Juve’s irrepressible 13-match winning run has been to start...

  • IAAF to probe Chinese letter pointing to doping

    World athletics body IAAF said yesterday it would investigate the authenticity of a letter signed by 10 Chinese athletes that says a Chinese Olympic coach ran a systematic doping programme up to the mid-1990s. Signatories to the 21-year-old...

  • African confederation backs Sheik Salman for FIFA presidency

    Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa received a major boost in his bid to become the next FIFA president when he received an endorsement from the Confederation of African Football yesterday. The governing body of football in Africa,...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Judd Trump finished with three consecutive centuries, including a 147 attempt, as he eased to a 5-1 win over Zhang Anda in the last 16 of the German Masters. Trump has played the best snooker of the tournament so far in Berlin and looks...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ayew: Aston Villa boss Remi Garde confirmed Jordan Ayew will be fined for his red card at West Ham – as the manager’s striking woes continued. Five-goal forward Ayew was dismissed for an elbow on Aaron Cresswell in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Upton...

  • Weekend sports programme

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Balzan vs Birkirkara; 4pm Hibs vs Sliema Wanderers.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm San Ġwann vs Fgura United; 4.15pm Mqabba vs Rabat Ajax.Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Żebbuġ Rangers vs...

  • Football news

    Tottenham Hotspur are in a “tough period” due to their new stadium project, manager Mauricio Pochettino said, citing the experience of rival team Arsenal, who also suffered after the switch to the Emirates Stadium in 2006. Tottenham intend to move...

  • Floriana back to winning ways

    FLORIANA 4 PEMBROKE 2 Substitute Juninho Cabral claimed a late brace as Floriana returned to winning ways in pulsating encounter that produced six goals, three of which in a frenetic last 10 minutes with Floriana having the last laugh to eclipse...

  • Valletta maintain title push

    Valletta maintain title push

    VALLETTA-3, MOSTA-0 Valletta maintained their title push after dismissing the tough challenge of Mosta to open a six-point gap on Hibs who meet Sliema tomorrow. The 3-0 scoreline suggests an easy win for the leaders but they were made to fight...

  • Tarxien cruise to comfortable win

    Tarxien cruise to comfortable win

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 4 QORMI 0 As expected, Tarxien Rainbows cruised to a comfortable victory over Qormi to take their season’s tally to a healthy 36 points. As the scoreline indicates, a gulf exists between the two sides, with the Tarxien goalkeeper...

  • St Andrew's record first league win

    St Andrew's record first league win

    NAXXAR LIONS-0, ST ANDREW'S-1 St Andrew's obtained their first win in the BOV Premier League after beating fellow relegation strugglers Naxxar Lions this evening. Salomon Wisdom's early goal was enough for the Saints to overcome the Lions'...

  • Birkirkara, Balzan out to stay in touch with front-runners

    Birkirkara, Balzan out to stay in touch with front-runners

    With only two games remaining before the end of the second round, Birkirkara and Balzan will be bidding to stay on the heels of pace-setters Valletta and Hibernians when they meet tomorrow in this weekend’s crunch fixture. Judging by their...

  • Focus on other matches…

    Focus on other matches…

    Naxxar Lions will be looking to pick up more points in their fight against relegation but they are unlikely to have an easy ride as St Andrew’s have upped their game. The Lions come into the match in high spirits after their 5-0 mauling of Qormi...

  • Lazio handed partial stadium closure, fined for racist jeering

    Lazio handed partial stadium closure, fined for racist jeering

    Lazio must partially close the Stadio Olimpico for their next two home games after Wednesday’s Serie A match at home to Napoli was suspended when home fans aimed racist abuse at a visiting player. The club, whose fans were also involved in racist...