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  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: World Cup-winning former Australia flyhalf Stephen Larkham has turned down the chance of working under the new Wallabies coach on the upcoming tour of Europe to focus on his job at the ACT Brumbies. The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is...

  • Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova

    Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova

    Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova’s bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6 6-7 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals...

  • Middle Sea Race: Fight to the Finish

    Middle Sea Race: Fight to the Finish

    Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of tomorrow morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure its fourth Line Honours victory. At...

  • Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

    Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

    Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United can still close the gap to Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League. United drew 2-2 at West Brom on Monday to drop more points as they try to catch Jose Mourinho's leaders, who they host on...

  • Blind rescues a point for lacklustre Man United

    Blind rescues a point for lacklustre Man United

    Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League. United, who have now gone six games without an away win in the Premier League,...

  • R. Madrid seek first win over ’Pool, Totti eyes more goals

    R. Madrid seek first win over ’Pool, Totti eyes more goals

    Two of Europe’s greatest clubs with 15 European Cup successes between them renew their rivalry at Anfield tomorrow with Liverpool looking to preserve their unlikely 100 per cent record against Real Madrid in Europe’s elite competition. While that...

  • Give Balotelli time, urges Rodgers

    Give Balotelli time, urges Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact. Rodgers backed the Italy striker to shrug off “unfair” criticism and end his six-game Premier League drought however,...

  • We’re in it together – Agius

    We’re in it together – Agius

    Valletta are in the throes of an early-season crisis. Their grip on the Premier League crown has taken a further blow after the champions went down 2-0 to rivals Birkirkara on Sunday, their fourth defeat in eight games. A shock 2-1 upset to Pietà...

  • Zammit heartened by Stripes’ tactical discipline

    Zammit heartened by Stripes’ tactical discipline

    Paul Zammit has lauded his team’s character and tactical discipline after Birkirkara produced a cohesive performance to overcome champions Valletta on Sunday. Goals from Brazilians Rafael Ledesma and Liliu either side of half-time propelled...

  • BOV Premier League

    BOV Premier League

    Scorers, red cards BalzanPiccioni 5 (1 pen); Guerrero 3; Mifsud Triganza 2, Zarate 2; Micallef, Darmanin, Serrano.Red card: Cassar (vs Naxxar Lions). BirkirkaraEllinton ‘Liliu’ 7; Ledesma 4; Eliandro 2; Grech, Fenech, Camenzuli. FlorianaPlut 4;...

  • Bonello pedals on to the top

    Bonello pedals on to the top

    The mountain bike racing season came to an end with a race in Gudja earlier this month. Maurice Formosa, Mark Bonnici and Etienne Bonello took an early lead with defending champ Jason Vella and Paul Zarb close behind. Formosa and Bonnici lost...

  • Blind rescues United

    Daley Blind’s late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League last night. United, who have now gone six games without an away win in the Premier...

  • Athleta outsmart Floriana in entertaining encounter

    Athleta outsmart Floriana in entertaining encounter

    Athleta A-Z Electronics started their pre-season St James Hospital Shield commitments with a tight victory over Floriana Caffe Del Mar and in another match Virtus Cynergi continued to impress after beating Remax Siġġiewi. Floriana Caffe Del Mar...

  • Micallef and Harding set national records at ASA meet

    In the first ASA time trial meet of the season, Neptunes WPSC swimmers Amy Micallef and Julian Harding started on a bright note when they broke the national records in the 100 metres and 50 metres breaststroke respectively, at the National Pool...

  • Tonelli strikes late to deny Genoa

    Andrea Bertolacci’s first goal in 23 Serie A matches was not enough to secure Genoa all three points as Empoli rallied to force a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in a Serie A match last night. The Grifone midfielder had not scored since...

  • Depiro beat Luxol as Athleta stay in contention

    The women’s MBA Shield continued with two other matches, Pavi Depiro having the better of Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta chalking up their first win at the expense of DHL Phoenix. The format adopted for this competition is the same as the...

  • Wins for Young Stars and Qormi in Challenge Cup

    Qormi 6Hotsticks 2 The early skirmishes were dominated by Qormi as this Challenge Cup group qualifier at Corradino was played at a fast pace. After not converting a penalty corner, Qormi went ahead when John Williams netted from a rebound. John...

  • Football news

    Chievo have appointed Rolando Maran as their new head coach. The 51-year-old replaces Eugenio Corini after the 3-0 defeat at Roma left Chievo perched just outside the Serie A drop zone. Maran had been out of work since leaving Catania in...

  • Williams battles past Ivanovic in Singapore WTA Finals opener

    Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic to open the defence of her WTA Finals title with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament yesterday. In the second match,...

  • Maltese boats Otra Vez and Artie dare to dream

    Maltese boats Otra Vez and Artie dare to dream

    At 5pm yesterday, 113 yachts in this year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race had rounded Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly point of the course. The race leader on the water, Esimit Europa 2, was less than 20 miles from Favignana and...