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  • Federer ousts ailing Djokovic

    Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 yesterday. Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before...

  • Desisa bids for repeat in Boston

    When Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa returns to the starting line of the Boston Marathon tomorrow after winning the fabled footrace last year, one of his fiercest challengers may be Kenyan Dennis Kimetto. Both men arrive in Boston with short but enviable...

  • Hamilton on pole in wet China

    Lewis Hamilton will line up on pole position for today’s Chinese Grand Prix (start: 9am) after putting in a storming lap in treacherous conditions to maintain Mercedes’s qualifying stranglehold. The Briton’s best time of one minute 53.860 seconds...

  • Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

    Chelsea's title hopes suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home loss to bottom side Sunderland as manager Jose Mourinho suffered a Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge for the first time. Fabio Borini, on-loan from league leaders Liverpool,...

  • Birkirkara move five points clear

    HIBERNIANS-1, BIRKIRKARA-4 Birkirkara stayed on course to defend their title after brushing aside Hibernians 4-1 to go five points clear at the top with only one game remaining. It was a professional display from the Stripes who pulled clear of...

  • Rainbows cruise past Rabat

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 7 RABAT AJAX 1 Tarxien Rainbows cruised past Rabat Ajax to secure their premier league statues. As the scoeline clearly indicates, this was a mismatch with the Rainbows in a class of their own as they needed a win to seal their...

  • Floriana retain premier league status

    NAXXAR LIONS 0 FLORIANA 2 Chasing victory to secure their top-flight status, Floriana overcame a stubborn Naxxar Lions side to secure their premier league status. Victory for Floriana have put Naxxar in more relegation trouble, now favourites to...

  • Vittoriosa win to boost survival hopes

    VITTORIOSA STARS-2, QORMI-0 Vittoriosa Stars kept their survival hopes alive after beating Qormi 2-0 to set up a final-day decider with Naxxar Lions. Brazilian striker Marcelo Pereira and his Colombian team-mate Oscar Guerrero scored the goals for...

  • Update 2: Juve edge closer to Serie A title

    Juventus moved to the brink of a third successive Serie A title following a 1-0 win over Bologna in Turin. Paul Pogba's 64th-minute strike was enough to see off relegation-threatened Bologna and ensure Juventus could claim the Scudetto in their...

  • Updated: Cardiff, Fulham fail to ease relegation fears

    The Premier League survival hopes of Cardiff City and Fulham remain no clearer after a draw with Stoke City and loss to Tottenham Hotspur respectively kept them marooned in the relegation zone with three matches remaining. Cardiff fought back from...

  • Hamilton secures record 34th pole

    Lewis Hamilton cemented his place in British Formula One history by claiming the 34th pole position of his Formula One career ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. In miserable conditions at the Shanghai International Circuit as rain and leaden...

  • Ricciardo fastest in final practice

    The three quickest drivers in practice on Friday ahead of tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix barely ventured out of the garage for the final hour-long session. Heavy overnight rain, and with constant drizzle in the air, led to a wet final practice run...

  • O’Sullivan: It’s time to entertain

    Ronnie O’Sullivan has told snooker’s straight men to lighten up or risk sending the Crucible crowds to sleep. The defending champion and firm favourite to land the Dafabet World Championship title has been handed a first-round assignment against...

  • Nadal claycourt winning run ended by sixth seed Ferrer

    Rafael Nadal’s 30-match winning streak ended yesterday when the world no.1 was upset 7-6 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals. Sixth seed Ferrer, who had beaten Nadal on clay only once 10 years ago and was...

  • We are only interested in the Hibs game, says Zammit

    Birkirkara’s two-point advantage at the top means that, whatever the outcome of their clash with Hibernians this evening, they would still be in contention for the title ahead of their potentially explosive meeting with rivals Valletta today...

  • Fine start for Maltese juniors

    The Maltese junior waterpolo team could not have hoped for a better start to the EU 8 Nations Tournament after back-to-back victories over Poland and Switzerland in Brno, Czech Republic, yesterday. Malta started with a 15-5 win over Poland.The...

  • Hamilton tops practice

    Lewis Hamilton overcame problems with his car’s handling to return Mercedes to the top of the timesheets in the second practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix yesterday. Hamilton completed 25 laps of the 5.4 km Shanghai International Circuit...

  • Playvolley beat Flyers in five sets

    Flyers played Playvolley in a women’s Super League match with both teams vying for the runners-up position in the championship standings. The two contenders looked aggressive in attack from the first minute but they also laid particular focus on...

  • Suspensions bite for Naxxar, Floriana

    Naxxar Lions vs Floriana (today at 4pm, Hibs Stadium). With the relegation battle sure to go down to the wire, Naxxar Lions and Floriana will be going all out to bolster their survival hopes by taking three points from their direct encounter. It...

  • I have a lot to prove says Mattiacci

    Marco Mattiacci has vowed to win over the sceptics following his appointment as Ferrari’s new team principal this week. Mattiacci has confirmed he was approached last Friday by president Luca Di Montezemolo to take over from Stefano Domenicali,...

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