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  • City boss Guardiola demands an apology before Toure plays again

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure will not play for Manchester City again until the Premier League club receive an apology for comments made by his agent, manager Pep Guardiola said yesterday. “He must apologise. If he doesn’t, he won’t play,”...

  • Joey Barton under investigation over alleged Celtic bet

    Joey Barton under investigation over alleged Celtic bet

    Joey Barton is under investigation for allegedly breaking football betting rules, Press Association Sport reported yesterday. The controversial Rangers midfielder was banned from the club on Monday for three weeks after a training ground...

  • Saints trio for Vojvodina stint

    Saints trio for Vojvodina stint

    San Ġiljan ASC are in advanced talks with Serbian club Vojvodina over the transfer of three players for the coming European season, the Maltese club announced yesterday. San Ġiljan said Dino Zammit, Andrea Galea and Ben Plumpton, who helped the...

  • Sprinter Gay to compete in bobsleigh

    Sprinter Gay to compete in bobsleigh

    Former world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay will switch from the track to the ice this week when he competes in the USA Bobsled National Push Championships in Calgary. Gay, who won 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka...

  • Football news

    Jeremie Aliadiere has rejoined Lorient on a free transfer, the Ligue 1 club has confirmed. The 33-year-old former Arsenal, West Ham and Middlesbrough striker was a free agent after spending the last two years with Umm Salal in Qatar. Aliadiere...

  • Spiteri overcomes injury to qualify for 2017 Worlds

    Spiteri overcomes  injury to qualify for 2017 Worlds

    With a nagging calf injury sidelining Fabio Spiteri for most of the season, completing the Ironman 70.3 Rugen, in Germany, was a modest target the veteran endurance athlete had set himself earlier this month. In the end, Spiteri, who switched to...

  • Sporting briefs

    League Cup: Steven Naismith was applauded by all sides of Goodison Park after scoring the goal that sent Norwich on their way to a third-round League Cup upset at Everton, yesterday. The popular forward, who left Everton in January, put the...

  • Positive Hungary experience for Swieqi Phoenix girls

    Positive Hungary experience for Swieqi Phoenix girls

    Swieqi Phoenix recently participated in the 20th edition of the prestigious Eotvos Cup, an Under-20 volleyball tournament held annually in Debrecen, Hungary. “The Maltese girls, all members of the country’s leading volleyball nursery, last...

  • Mo Farah unfazed by medical data leak

    Mo Farah unfazed by medical data leak

    Mo Farah is unfazed by the latest leak of confidential medical documents by Russian hackers which revealed the four-time Olympic gold medallist had been granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) in October 2008. Farah, who retained his 5,000...

  • Rookies not a concern for Europe Ryder Cup team

    Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley expects the six rookies in this year’s team to draw on their international experience to thrive under pressure in next week’s match against the US. US Masters champion Danny Willett, Chris Wood,...

  • Today’s local football fixtures

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 6pm St Andrew’s vs Sliema Wanderers; 20.00 Floriana vs Valletta. Mġarr: Youth League 4pm Mġarr United vs Msida SJ. Marsaxlokk: Youth League 4pm Birżebbuġa SP vs Sta Luċija. Sta Luċija: Youth League 4pm Luqa SA...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Andy Murray’s thigh problem will not stop him playing a charity exhibition match today. Murray picked up a thigh strain during his Davis Cup singles victory over Guido Pella on Sunday but reports said yesterday he will not pull out of the...

  • Everton stunned by Norwich, Liverpool win in League Cup

    Everton stunned by Norwich, Liverpool win in League Cup

    Everton were dumped out of the League Cup by second-tier Norwich City as the Premier League club's former striker Steven Naismith returned to torment his old employers with the first goal in a 2-0 third-round victory. Record eight-times winners...

  • Milan gain momentum with 2-0 win over Lazio

    Milan gain momentum with 2-0 win over Lazio

    Milan won consecutive Serie A matches for the first time since February as Carlos Bacca's fifth goal of the season and an M'Baye Niang penalty were enough to beat Lazio 2-0 at home. New coach Vincenzo Montella's side are gaining momentum and move...

  • Malta fans get extra tickets to England game at Wembley

    Malta fans get extra tickets to England game at Wembley

    Football fans keen to support the national team when they face England at Wembley stadium next month have been given an added chance to buy tickets to the game.  The English FA has accepted a request by the Malta Football Association to allocate a...

  • 300 and counting for Muscat

    300 and counting for Muscat

    Alex Muscat will remember his 300th appearance in the BOV Premier League for all the right reasons after helping Sliema Wanderers snap a run of three consecutive defeats with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the erstwhile unbeaten Birkirkara on...

  • Muscat makes first appearance for Arezzo

    Zach Muscat made his first league appearance for Arezzo during their 2-1 victory over Tuttocuoio in a Lega Pro Group A match on Sunday. The Malta defender had not featured for Arezzo in their opening four league matches this season but coach...

  • Klopp vows to field a strong Liverpool side against Derby

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is unlikely to rest first-team players for today’s League Cup clash against second tier Derby County, he told reporters yesterday. Premier League managers have often used the competition as a platform to give young...

  • Allegri blasts ‘complacent’ Juve after defeat at Inter

    Allegri blasts ‘complacent’ Juve after defeat at Inter

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri criticised his players for letting their guard down and losing 2-1 at arch-rivals Inter after taking the lead in the second half at the San Siro on Sunday. Inter captain Mauro Icardi headed in from a corner two...

  • Rosberg is in the form of his career – Wolff

    Rosberg is in the form of his career – Wolff

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Nico Rosberg has reached a peak after the German usurped a beleaguered Lewis Hamilton to take control of the F1 World Championship. Nico Rosberg delivered a crushing victory over team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the...