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  • Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Juve’s rampant domestic form doesn’t make them Champions League favourites, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri, but the Serie A leaders are looking increasingly unstoppable before they meet FC Porto in the first leg of their round of 16...

  • Blow for Malta as double trap is taken off Olympics list

    Blow for Malta as double trap is taken off Olympics list

    Double Trap will no longer form part of the Olympics programme following a decision by the a Executive Committee of the International Shooting Sport Federation. The world governing body approved a set of proposals by its Ad hoc committee to remove...

  • Middle finger gesture costs Ancelotti €5,000

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will face no further action over an offensive gesture he made following his side’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The Bundesliga leaders announced that an investigation has been dropped by the German...

  • Leicester must not lose at Sevilla, says Zieler

    Leicester City goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has warned his team that they must avoid defeat in Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 tie today to have any hope of avoiding a premature exit from the Champions League. Leicester finished top of...

  • Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club

    Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club

    The Sutton United goalkeeper filmed eating a pie while on the substitutes bench during his side’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal quit the club in tears yesterday after admitting a “costly error of judgment”, Sutton’s manager said. Wayne Shaw...

  • Football news

    Leicester City have complained to the English FA about “abuse, provocation and intimidation” aimed at their players, staff and fans during Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by third-tier Millwall. Millwall supporters ran onto the pitch after their team’s...

  • Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 F1 championship

    Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 F1 championship

    Renault unveiled their 2017 Formula One car yesterday and said it targetted fifth place in the championship and possible podium finishes after struggling among the backmarkers last season. The former world champions, who returned as full...

  • Sporting briefs

    Smertin: Former Chelsea midfielder Alexei Smertin has been appointed as the Russian Football Union’s anti-racism and discrimination inspector. The 41-year-old, who also played for Portsmouth, Charlton and Fulham, previously denied racism was a...

  • ‘This ship has sailed, it seems’, Budapest 2024 bid chief says

    ‘This ship has sailed, it seems’, Budapest 2024 bid chief says

    The Hungarian capital has likely lost its chance to organise the Summer Olympic Games in 2024, the bid’s chief told local radio after a nascent political movement collected a quarter million signaturesto force a national referendum on the...

  • Rampant Stompers cruise past Kavallieri in one-sided match

    Rampant Stompers cruise past Kavallieri in one-sided match

    Stompers 68Kavallieri 5 Stompers adopted their trademark game for this league encounter against a young Kavallieri side, quickly recycling possession with McLister at 10 dictating the width of the attacks. Kavallieri played with passion throughout...

  • Dingli 10 race on March 19

    Dingli 10 race on March 19

    Since 1991, the Dingli 10 became established as one of the most prestigious races on the local running calendar with its scenic beauty and challenging route. Following the support and co-operation received from the Lisa Maria Foundation, this year...

  • Valletta SC win league and KO

    The Malta Table Football Sport Association (MTFSA) have just completed the National League for clubs and the knock-out tournament. This year only three clubs – Valletta Subbuteo Club, Bormla Subbuteo Club and Valletta Lions – took part but...

  • Hamilton has ‘zero problems’ with Bottas

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments about not wanting to share data with Formula One team-mates and says he has “zero problems” with new Mercedes arrival Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton told a Facebook Live session with F1...

  • Sports round-up

    Golf: Rory McIlroy (picture) played a round with US President Donald Trump last weekend as he continues his recovery from a rib injury. The world number three has not played competitively since suffering a stress fracture to one of his ribs during...

  • Five-star City edge thriller with Monaco

    Five-star City edge thriller with Monaco

    Manchester City came out on top in an epic Champions League battle against Monaco as late goals by John Stones and Leroy Sane secured a 5-3 victory in a last 16 first-leg tie that had goals galore and a missed penalty. City took the lead through...

  • Parents are Youth FA's biggest concern

    Parents are Youth FA's biggest concern

    “Parents are Youth FA’s biggest concern,” Youth FA president Fr Hilary Tagliaferro told a meeting of the House Social Affairs Committee this evening. “They do not know the rules, they dump kids at nurseries to be babysat, and they do not attend...

  • Giggs enjoying life outside coaching

    Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has no qualms about extending his coaching break beyond the summer unless the right challenge crops up. After 29 seasons at Old Trafford as player and assistant manager, the 43-year-old moved onto pastures new in...

  • Real Madrid expect Ramos boost for Valencia trip

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is expected to return from injury when his team plays at Valencia tomorrow, looking to move four points clear at the top of La Liga. Ramos missed Saturday’s 2-0 home win against Espanyol with a hip injury sustained...

  • Monaco look to Bernardo Silva in City clash

    Monaco look to Bernardo Silva in City clash

    Monaco lose some of their best players every season but they keep attracting top youngsters like Bernardo Silva who they will be relying on when they visit Manchester City in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash tonight. The Portugal...

  • Bayer Leverkusen bank on Euro form to carry them past Atletico

    Bayer Leverkusen bank on Euro form to carry them past Atletico

    Bayer Leverkusen will hope to put their erratic Bundesliga form behind them and adopt their most determined European game face when they host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 first leg today. The Germans have lost nine times in...