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  • Rooney ends goal drought as United go third

    Rooney ends goal drought as United go third

    Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against Sunderland yesterday. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming...

  • Time to embrace Blatter’s winter wonderland?

    Time to embrace Blatter’s winter wonderland?

    Like it or not – and I have yet to meet a single person who does like it – we are going to be having a winter World Cup in seven years’ time. Fifa has decided that is what is going to happen and we all know there is more chance of North Korea...

  • Federation must take some blame – Parma

    Federation must take some blame – Parma

    Coach Roberto Donadoni believes financially-stricken Parma have been abandoned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and he wants someone to take responsibility for the situation. For the second successive week the FIGC have called off a Parma...

  • Barca hot on Real’s heels after Suarez show

    Barcelona cut Real Madrid’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when in-form forward Luis Suarez played a part in all three of their goals in a scrappy 3-1 victory at Granada yesterday. Barca struggled to find their rhythm in the early stages...

  • Pochettino: No room for sentiment in final

    Pochettino: No room for sentiment in final

    Mauricio Pochettino is not losing sleep over letting down those Tottenham players who will not feature in today’s League Cup final, insisting they need to know he is the boss. Spurs face London rivals Chelsea at Wembley looking to win their first...

  • Late Bor. Dortmund goal flurry earns fourth successive victory

    Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 yesterday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in...

  • Maroons go second in table

    Maroons go second in table

    Melita 1Gżira United 3 Gżira made up for their first-round defeat to Melita after beating the Amateurs 3-1 to bounce back from their 2-1 upset to St George’s last week. Darren Abdilla’s side played one of their best matches this season. They won...

  • Cilia receives the highest honour in MMF awards

    Cilia receives the highest honour in MMF awards

    Carmel Cilia was recognised with the highest award of the night during the first edition of the Audi Malta Motorsport Awards 2015 held on Friday. The awards ceremony, hosted by Chris Cauchi and organised by Malta Motorsport Federation (MMF) in...

  • Football results...

    Scottish PremiershipDundee United-Partick - 0-2Motherwell-Inverness - 2-1Ross County-Dundee - 1-0St Johnstone-Kilmarnock - 0-0St Mirren-Hamilton -...

  • Today’s sport and results

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Mosta vs Birkirkara; 4pm Qormi vs Valletta. Luxol Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Pembroke Athleta vs Lija Athletic; 4.15pm St Andrew’s vs Birżebbuġa SP. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Fgura United vs...

  • Football news

    Brian McClair was named Scottish FA’s performance director, reuniting him with former Manchester United team-mate and current Scotland manager Gordon Strachan. The 51-year-old will leave United in May after a 25-year career at Old Trafford, where...

  • Local results

    BOV Division Two: Mellieħa vs Għar-għur 2-0; Żejtun Corinthians vs Dingli Swallows 0-2; Żabbar St Patrick’s vs Marsa 1-3; San Gwann vs Siġġiewi 2-2; Sirens vs Swieqi 3-2; Senglea vs Xgħajra 2-0. GFA Division Two: Xagħra United vs Qala Saints...

  • Awesome Federer floors Djokovic

    Awesome Federer floors Djokovic

    Roger Federer’s enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time yesterday. The 33-year-old’s serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it...

  • Italy stun Scotland with last-gasp win at Murrayfield

    Italy’s perseverance was rewarded as a last-gasp penalty try gave them a 22-19 win over Scotland for only their second away victory in the annual Six Nations. Scotland looked like holding out in a messy battle of the tournament also-rans but Italy...

  • Wins for top contenders

    Wins for top contenders

    There were expected wins for top contenders San Ġiljan AllCare Insurance and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate when they faced Valletta McDonald’s and Exiles Ferretti on day two of the Winter League Premier Division yesterday. A third session spree...

  • Sporting briefs

    Koke: Champions Atletico Madrid will be boosted by the return from injury of midfielder Koke for today’s La Liga game at fifth-placed Sevilla, coach Diego Simeone said. Koke picked up a hamstring strain in the 4-0 victory at home to Real Madrid on...

  • Sports round-up

    Basket, NBA: Anthony Mason, a former player with the National Basketball Association’s New York Knicks, has died at the age of 48, ESPN and other media reported yesterday. One of Mason’s sons said last week that his father’s health was improving...

  • Milan struggles for goalless draw

    Chievo 0 Milan 0 Milan missed the chance to jump towards the European places in Serie A after struggling throughout a goalless draw with Chievo at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. A comfortable victory in Verona would have boosted Filippo...

  • Activists disrupt IOC's Rio meeting

    Environmental activists have burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio's Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting in a protest against ecological destruction related to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Security guards tried to block the small...

  • Balzan turn tables on Naxxar

    BALZAN 2 NAXXAR LIONS 1 Balzan hit back strongly to turn the tables on Naxxar and join Floriana in the fourth place of the standings. Inside the first minute, Elkin Serrano Valero sent Gilmar crashing to end Naxxar’s first serious venture towards...