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  • Sporting briefs

    Hazard Jr: Chelsea’s Thorgan Hazard has agreed to make his loan move to Borussia Moenchengladbach permanent. Hazard, the 21-year-old younger brother of Blues star Eden, moved to the German side at the start of the season and, with his Chelsea deal...

  • Sports round-up

    Winter Sport: The Russian sports ministry is to lead an investigation into the death of a biathlete who collapsed and died during a race at the weekend, Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko said. Alina Yakimkina (picture), 21, died during a Russia Cup...

  • McLaren: Wind contributed to Alonso crash

    McLaren: Wind contributed to Alonso crash

    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been kept in hospital for a second day following a crash while testing in Barcelona yesterday, and his team indicated he may miss the last test next week. In a statement this afternoon, McLaren said Alonso is...

  • Relentless Hibernians march on

    Relentless Hibernians march on

    Hibernians 2Edison 12; Jorginho 78;Qormi 1Effiong 89 pen.; Hibernians strengthened their grip on this year’s title race when they scored a goal in each half to see off Qormi and restore their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier...

  • Stripes hold on to leapfrog City in second

    Stripes hold on to leapfrog City in second

    Birkirkara 1Herrera 27;Naxxar Lions 0 Only the three points mattered for Birkirkara. The Stripes had failed to win their last three league games but found a way through yesterday, thanks to a large slice of fortune. Edward Herrera’s fluke...

  • Saints dent Gżira’s promotion chances

    Gżira United 1St George’s 2 Gżira United’s promotion aspirations suffered a blow yesterday after they lost to an energetic St George’s side who occupy a mid-table position. The Maroons’ hopes were compromised early in the second half when, with...

  • Roma lose further ground to Juve after another draw

    Roma lose further ground to Juve after another draw

    Roma drifted even further behind leaders Juventus in the Serie A title race after being held to a 1-1 draw at Verona yesterday. The Giallorossi needed to respond to Juve’s victory over Atalanta and Francesco Totti put them on the right track with...

  • Parma fans stage protest 

    About 1,000 Parma supporters protested in front of the team’s stadium yesterday where the Serie A match with Udinese was postponed because the cash-strapped club could not afford to pay stewards or police. Team captain Alessandro Lucarelli slammed...

  • Kane rescues late point for Spurs, Liverpool win

    Kane rescues late point for Spurs, Liverpool win

    Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane struck deep in added time to rescue a 2-2 home draw at home to West Ham United, while Liverpool’s top-four hopes were fuelled by a 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League yesterday. Kane’s status as the...

  • Celtic find scoring touch in second half

    Celtic eased three points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership after eventually overcoming Hamilton in a 4-0 win. Accies captain Michael McGovern, a former Celt, held the home side at bay in the first half but he was powerless...

  • Little sweat for quoted teams

    The three fancied teams in the Premier Division, San Ġiljan Allcare Insurance, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate and and Neptunes Grimaldi had an easy stroll when disposing of Sirens Ritter Sport, Valletta McDonald’s and Exiles Ferretti respectively...

  • Football results

    La LigaReal Sociedad vs Sevilla 4-3; Ath. Bilbao vs R. Vallecano 1-0; Villarreal vs Eibar 1-0; Elche vs Real Madrid 0-2; Deportivo vs Celta Vigo 0-2. Leading standings: Real Madrid 60; Barcelona 56; Atl. Madrid 53; Valencia 50; Sevilla 45;...

  • Froome beats Contador to win Tour of Andalucia

    Britain’s Chris Froome came out on top in his battle with Alberto Contador to win the Tour of Andalucia yesterday and start the season on a high. The Team Sky rider came first overall in the five-day race having finished sixth in the final 170km...

  • Nadal stunned by Fognini in Rio Open semi-final

    Nadal stunned by Fognini in Rio Open semi-final

    Fabio Fognini pulled off a huge upset, stunning top seed and holder Rafa Nadal 1-6 6-2 7-5 in the Rio Open semi-final on Saturday night. The Italian’s spectacular victory ended world number three Nadal’s 52-match winning streak in semi-finals on...

  • Five in a row for Moroccan Hajjy

    Five in a row for Moroccan Hajjy

    Mohammed Hajjy has etched his name in the annals of the Malta Marathon with golden letters after the Moroccan fended off the strong challenge of compatriot Nasef Ahmed for a fifth successive title yesterday. With over 4,000 participants for the...

  • Quartz De Vindecy secures maiden win

    Quartz De Vindecy secures maiden win

    Eleven-year-old Quartz De Vindecy, under the charge of French professional driver Ludovic Peltier, took centre-stage during yesterday’s meeting after winning the Premier Class race. The programme also heralded the start of a new competition, the...

  • Football news

    The man subjected to racist chanting by Chelsea fans and pushed off a train in Paris before last week’s Champions League match in the French capital, has snubbed the Premier League club’s invitation to attend a match at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea...

  • Local results

    BOV Division Two: Għaxaq vs Mellieħa 1-1; Swieqi United vs San Ġwann 0-2 Għargħur vs Senglea Athletic 0-1; Ħamrun Spartans vs Marsa 6-0; Siġġiewi vs Żejtun Corinthians 0-2; Xgħajra Tornadoes vs Sirens 0-8. GFA Division One: Nadur Youngsters vs SK...

  • Alonso ‘ok and conscious’ after heavy crash in testing

    Alonso ‘ok and conscious’ after heavy crash in testing

    Fernando Alonso has been given the all-clear after a heavy crash in testing in Barcelona but will remain in hospital for 24 hours as a precaution. The 33-year-old’s McLaren-Honda left the Circuit de Catalunya track at Turn Three and hit the wall...

  • Grunenberg, Pavlos grab the honours

    Grunenberg, Pavlos grab the honours

    Germany’s Karol Grunenberg and Tsana Varos Pavlos, of Greece, are the winners of this year’s Vodafone Malta Half Marathon. The towering Grunenberg dominated the race from start to finish to dash home in one hour, nine minutes and 53 seconds...