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  • Young Stars, Qormi reach semi-finals

    White Hart 1Young Stars 3 Young Stars moved into the semi-finals of the pre-season Challenge Cup after coming from behind to beat White Hart 3-1 at the Corradino Hockey Complex on Sunday. White Hart went ahead early on when Karl Tua netted with a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Zinnbauer: Hamburg have awarded coach Josef Zinnbauer with a new contract until 2016. The northern Germany club announced the new agreement via Twitter yesterday, ahead of their DFB-Pokal second-round tie with Bayern Munich tomorrow. Zinnbauer had...

  • Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus Cynergi 77BUPA Luxol 58 (27-12, 18-11, 24-18, 8-17) Virtus confirmed they have a team good enough to challenge for the honours this season as they beat BUPA Luxol to reach the final of the MBA Shield. Pivot Samuel Deguara was unavailable...

  • Battling victory boosts Murray

    Battling victory boosts Murray

    Andy Murray claimed his Valencia Open title triumph stands him in good stead for upcoming challenges after he fended off five match points to beat Tommy Robredo in the final late Sunday. In a match which swung first one way and then the other, the...

  • Marussia second team to go into administration

    Marussia second team to go into administration

    The struggling Marussia Formula One team have followed rivals Caterham into administration and will miss this weekend’s US Grand Prix, administrators FRP Advisory LLP said yesterday. The move will leave just nine teams and 18 cars on the starting...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy were among the winners on day two of the International Championship in China, moving into the last 32 stage of the £625,000 world ranking event. World number two Robertson, seeking his second ranking title...

  • Capello angers Russian legislators after snub

    Russia's head coach Fabio Capello incurred the wrath of Russian legislators after declining an invitation to a State Duma session today that was discussing the 2018 World Cup finals. The 68-year-old Italian, under fire already over his team's...

  • Juve, Inter in another spat over 2006

    Juve, Inter in another spat over 2006

    Juventus and Inter have become embroiled in another spat over the 2005/06 Serie A season when Juventus were stripped of the title, which was handed to Inter, and relegated over the Calciopoli corruption scandal. The row broke out on Friday when...

  • City back to winning ways

    City back to winning ways

    Valletta 2Kooh Sohna 40; Bajada 90;Naxxar Lions 0 The pressure was on Valletta to get back on track after their painful defeat to Birkirkara last week. On paper, Valletta should have not encountered too much trouble to overcome a Naxxar side still...

  • Sliema and Balzan play out goalless draw

    Sliema and Balzan play out goalless draw

    Sliema Wanderers 0Balzan 0 Sliema Wanderers and Balzan fought out a goalless stalemate yesterday. The Wanderers created enough chances to win the game hands down but had to settle for a point after failing to convert any of their opportunities. In...

  • Omeruo’s brace puts Pembroke into third round

    Rabat Ajax 1Pembroke 2 Pembroke progressed to the third round of the FA Trophy following a merited victory over Rabat Ajax at the Luxol Stadium yesterday. Pembroke were the better team throughout with their Nigerian striker Lucky Omerou, scorer of...

  • Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Gonzalo Higuain burst into life by scoring a hat-trick in the final half hour, his first league goals of the season, to help Rafael Benitez’s erratic Napoli thrash Verona 6-2 in Serie A yesterday. Troubled Inter scrambled a 1-0 win at Cesena...

  • Inter set for Malta training camp – report

    Italian giants Inter look set to conduct a week-long training camp in Malta during the Serie A winter break in January, reports in the media said yesterday. SportMediaset reported yesterday that Inter president Erik Thohir and club vice-president...

  • Chelsea denied by Van Persie

    Chelsea denied by Van Persie

    Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to earn Manchester United a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea yesterday. Didier Drogba, 36, playing from the start because Diego Costa was unfit, headed the...

  • Celtic beat Kilmarnock to go fourth

    Celtic beat Kilmarnock to go fourth

    Celtic leapfrogged Kilmarnock into fourth place in the Premiership with a 2-0 win over the 10-man Ayrshire side at Parkhead yesterday. Swedish striker John Guidetti scored his fifth goal in seven games in the 35th minute with a 25-yard free-kick...

  • Rampant Real riding high after ‘Clasico’ win

    Rampant Real riding high after ‘Clasico’ win

    Real Madrid’s decision to sell midfielders Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria left many scratching their heads and consecutive La Liga defeats as well as a reverse to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup set alarm bells ringing at the...

  • Football results

    Primera Liga: Malaga vs Rayo Vallecano 4-0; Eibar vs Granada 1-1; Espanyol vs Deportivo 0-0; Sevilla vs Villarreal 2-1; Getafe vs A. Madrid 0-1. Leading standings: Barcelona, Sevilla 22; R. Madrid 21; Valencia, A. Madrid 20. Bundesliga: Wolfsburg...

  • Local results

    FA Trophy: Second round – Melita vs Żejtun Corinthians 1-0 (aet); Pembroke vs Rabat Ajax 2-1; Mellieħa vs Victoria Hotspurs 1-5; Fgura vs Nadur Youngsters 1-2; Mqabba vs Senglea Athletic 2-3; Msida vs Marsa 4-1; SK Victoria Wanderers vs Kirkop...

  • Football news

    Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month. The 18-year-old striker im-pressed for Inter’s youth team,...

  • Marquez roars to record-equalling 12th victory

    Marquez roars to record-equalling 12th victory

    Newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez (picture) won a season record-equalling 12th MotoGP race with victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday. The Spaniard, who clinched his second successive title in Japan two weeks ago, had a poor start...