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  • Hoops march on after 2-0 win

    Celtic extended their Scottish Premiership lead with a 2-0 win over Motherwell yesterday. Moussa Dembele’s 34th-minute penalty, after he was fouled by Zak Jules, put Celtic ahead and James Forrest jinked past Joe Chalmers to double the lead before...

  • Bale back with a bang on return from injury

    Gareth Bale was given a rousing welcome back by Real Madrid supporters when he came off the bench against Espanyol yesterday and just 12 minutes later gave them a goal in return to seal a 2-0 win that kept them on top of La Liga. Bale collected a...

  • Lewandowski saves lethargic Bayern

    Lewandowski saves lethargic Bayern

    Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich needed a last-gasp goal from striker Robert Lewandowski to rescue a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin and increase their advantage at the top of the standings to eight points. Hertha Berlin scored through Vedad Ibisevic...

  • Football news

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he does not know if new signing Gabriel Jesus will play again this season after undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his foot. Jesus had surgery to mend his broken metatarsal on Thursday. Guardiola...

  • Sporting briefs

    Zola: Gianfranco Zola said he would seek talks with Birmingham’s owners as his reign as manager hit a new low with a 4-1 home defeat to QPR, yesterday. Under Zola’s control, Birmingham have collected just six points from a possible 36 in the...

  • Young Optimists seeking repeat of results in 2016

    Young Optimists seeking repeat of results in 2016

    Following last year’s successful Malta Optimist Dinghy Association’s regatta, Express Trailers are again the official sponsors of this year’s edition currently being hosted by the Birżebbuġa Sailing Club. The regatta, which comes to a close with...

  • Bonello starts on a high

    Agones Sfc have just organised the Safi Criterium where a record number of riders lined up at the start. The race, where the winners are determined according to the number of points accumulated over a set of sprints, serves as an official opener...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Judd Trump reached the final of the Coral Welsh Open for the first time by beating Scott Donaldson 6-3 in Cardiff, yesterday. Trump is aiming for the seventh world ranking title of his career, and is hoping to win two in the same season...

  • Atalanta beat Crotone as unlikely European push continues

    Serie A's surprise package Atalanta moved to within three points of the Champions League places after Andrea Conti's second-half finish secured a 1-0 home victory over struggling Crotone, while Lazio remain hot on their heels after coming from...

  • Chelsea through, Leicester knocked out, Lincoln make history

    Chelsea through, Leicester knocked out, Lincoln make history

    Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat top-flight Burnley 1-0 away and become the first minor league club to reach the quarter-finals for 103 years. On a day of fifth-round toil for the top-flight sides, English champions Leicester...

  • Sliema advance to the last four following win on penalties

    Sliema advance to the last four following win on penalties

    Senglea Athletic: 0 Sliema Wanderers: 0 Penalties: Sliema 3; Senglea 2   Ten-man Sliema Wanderers had to struggle to beat First Division team Senglea Athletic during this afternoon's FA trophy clash. Holders Sliema threatened first when defender...

  • History is made as non-league Lincoln reach FA Cup quarter finals

    History is made as non-league Lincoln reach FA Cup quarter finals

    Sean Raggett's 89th-minute header earned Lincoln another stunning FA Cup upset as they won 1-0 at Burnley to reach the quarter-finals. The National League side gave as good as they got throughout an end-to-end encounter at Turf Moor and got their...

  • Wanderers wary of threat from underdogs Senglea

    Wanderers wary of threat from underdogs Senglea

    The BOV Premier League makes way for the FA Trophy this weekend as eight teams will be vying for a place in the last four of the knock-out competition between today and tomorrow. Holders Sliema Wanderers take centre stage this afternoon when...

  • Activities to mark 60 years from Malta-Austria

    Activities to mark 60 years from Malta-Austria

    On February 24, the Malta Football Association will mark the 60th year since the famous friendly match between Malta and Austria at the Empire Stadium, the national team’s breakthrough on the international scene. The Austrians had won the...

  • Brawn to meet teams, says there’s no quick fix for F1

    Brawn to meet teams, says there’s no quick fix for F1

    Liberty Media wants to steer Formula One towards a “better place” but there are no quick fixes for the sport’s evident problems, newly-appointed motorsport head Ross Brawn has said ahead of talks with teams. Report: Alan Baldwin “There are some...

  • CONCACAF to mull joint World Cup bid

    CONCACAF will discuss a possible joint bid for the 2026 World Cup and the governing body’s president also saida planned wall along the US-Mexico border would not present an obstacle to co-hosting the event. Victor Montagliani, speaking to Reuters...

  • Injured Wehrlein to miss F1’s first test

    Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein will miss Formula One’s opening pre-season test in Barcelona at the end of February due to a lingering back problem, the German said yesterday. “I have to skip the first winter test due to medical advice because of a...

  • Arsenal visit revives old memories for Eastmond

    Arsenal visit revives old memories for Eastmond

    Like most of his team-mates, Sutton United midfielder Craig Eastmond will be looking out for the big names when Arsenal turn up for their FA Cup fifth round on Monday against the minor league side. The difference is that the 26-year-old part-timer...

  • Williams unveil images of 2017 racing car

    Williams unveil images of 2017 racing car

    Williams have become the first team to provide an insight into how cars will look in the new Formula One era after unveiling images of their 2017 challenger. The sport has undergone a massive overhaul of its regulations over the winter in a bid to...

  • Malta go down to Andorra 2-0

    Malta conceded its first defeat in the UEFA Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament after going down 2-0 to Andorra at the Centenary Stadium. A 1-0 victory over Armenia in their opening game had raised optimism of another positive outcome...