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  • Rosberg on pole

    Rosberg on pole

    Nico Rosberg kept the pressure on title favourite and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton after seizing pole position yesterday for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. The mind games started as soon as the two had locked out the front row...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: World Snooker announced that the title sponsor of the 2014 UK Championship will be betting brand Coral. The tournament will run from next Tuesday to December 7 at the York Barbican with 128 players battling for the coveted trophy and a...

  • Pogba scores twice as Juve romp to another win

    Pogba scores twice as Juve romp to another win

    Paul Pogba scored twice and Carlos Tevez was also on target as Serie A leaders Juventus romped to a 3-0 win at Lazio. Pogba, 21, broke the deadlock with a classy finish in the 24th minute when he collected Tevez's chipped pass and slotted past...

  • Mifsud ends goal drought to give Sliema win

    Mifsud ends goal drought to give Sliema win

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 2 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 The Wanderers striker Michael Mifsud netted Sliema’s opener in a hard-fought win over Tarxien Rainbows. The early exchanges belong to Sliema but they failed to translate their supremacy into goals as their...

  • Updated: Rooney seals United triumph at Arsenal, Chelsea win again

    Updated: Rooney seals United triumph at Arsenal, Chelsea win again

    Manchester United won away for the first time this season when they beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium to climb to fourth in the Premier League table. An own goal from Kieran Gibbs in the 56th minute and a decisive 85th minute strike from...

  • Unstoppable Hibs hit five past Greens

    Unstoppable Hibs hit five past Greens

    HIBERNIANS-5, FLORIANA-0 Hibernians made it 12 games without a defeat after producing another top-notch performance to demolish Floriana 5-0. This had been billed as a tricky match for the leaders after Floriana had upset Birkirkara before the...

  • Battling Hotspurs stun Birkirkara

    Battling Hotspurs stun Birkirkara

    Pietá Hotspurs created a major upset when they came from behind to stun title contenders Birkirkara 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at the Tedesco Stadium. The Hotspurs immediately showed their intentions as they took the lead after seven minutes. In...

  • All square between Balzan and Zebbug

    All square between Balzan and Zebbug

    BALZAN-1, ZEBBUG RANGERS-1 Balzan and Zebbug Rangers picked a point apiece after their second-round meeting ended one-all. It was an entertaining game with Balzan going all out in attack in the early stages only to concede on the half-hour as...

  • Rosberg on pole, Red Bull excluded from qualifying

    Rosberg on pole, Red Bull excluded from qualifying

    Nico Rosberg grabbed a crucial pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the build-up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday (2pm). For the 11th time this season Rosberg again held the upper hand in qualifying over...

  • Nisevic wary of Floriana threat

    Nisevic wary of Floriana threat

    Hibernians were virtually impregnable in the first round. They have won 10 and drawn one of their opening 11 games for an astounding total of 31 points, 10 clear of Birkirkara, their nearest pursuers. Their scintillating form has seen them...

  • Żebbuġ lose Serrano, Lions release Sidney

    Żebbuġ Rangers vs Balzan (today at 2pm, Hibs Stadium). Żebbuġ Rangers are still without a victory after 11 games while Balzan’s back-to-back defeats to Valletta and Hibernians extended their winless run to five matches. Alfonso Greco, Żebbuġ’s...

  • FA investigating Wigan chief Whelan’s remarks despite an apology

    FA investigating Wigan chief Whelan’s remarks despite an apology

    The English FA is looking into remarks made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan despite his apology for apparently insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview. The FA has also confirmed its inquiry into offensive remarks made by...

  • Lija Athletic prevail in seven-goal thriller

    Lija Athletic 4Birżebbuġa 3 Lija Athletic have stepped up their promotion challenge with a thrilling victory over bottom-placed Birżeb-buġa St Peter’s yesterday. The match was evenly balanced in the first half but on the restart Lija looked the...

  • ‘Outsiders’ meet at the Emirates

    ‘Outsiders’ meet at the Emirates

    All eyes will be on the Emirates Stadium this evening when Arsenal play hosts to Manchester United in the Premier League’s most attractive fixture of the weekend. Both Arsenal and United have failed to sparkle so far and it’s no surprise that they...

  • Mancini is back and ready to go

    Mancini is back and ready to go

    Roberto Mancini will coach Inter for the first time since 2008 in tomorrow’s derby with Milan at the San Siro. The 49-year-old, who won three successive Serie A titles with the club during his four years in charge, replaced Walter Mazzarri during...

  • Monfils beats Federer as France draw level in final

    Monfils beats Federer as France draw level in final

    Gael Monfils rose to the occasion as he upset Roger Federer 6-1 6-4 6-3 to help France level the Davis Cup final with Switzerland 1-1 yesterday. After Stan Wawrinka had given the Swiss a 1-0 lead by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2,...

  • Luxol player Borg slapped with four-year ban for violent play

    The Malta Basketball Association came down heavily on Alan Borg this week, handing the Luxol guard a four-year ban from all basketball activities for violent conduct in a match against Virtus Cynergi. Borg was punished after seriously injuring...

  • Advantage Hamilton

    Advantage Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg yesterday with the fastest lap in practice for F1’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit...

  • Local weekend sports fixtures

    Hibs Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Żebbuġ Rangers vs Balzan; 4pm Hibernians vs Floriana.Tedesco Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Pietà Hotspurs vs Birkirkara; 4.15pm Sliema Wanderers vs Tarxien Rainbows.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm...

  • Ancelotti eyes Khedira as replacement for Modric

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a big blow to lose Luka Modric to a long-term injury, but he hopes to have Sami Khedira fit to take his place in midfield against Eibar today. Khedira has made few starts this season, having suffered...