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    Iniesta: Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta could miss next week’s La Liga clash with Celta Vigo and the Champions League tie against Ajax Amsterdam after injuring himself against Real Madrid on Saturday. Iniesta has had plenty of highs and lows...

  • Veikko Hornline, Obelix Molgard top Johnny Walker Cup semi-finals

    Veikko Hornline, Obelix Molgard top Johnny Walker Cup semi-finals

    Ten trotters booked their place in the Johnnie Walker Cup final, open for class Gold trotters, during yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack. Veikko Hornline and Obelix Molgard topped the two semi-finals which formed part of the 34th meeting...

  • Malta win to clinch honours

    Malta win to clinch honours

    A third-session recovery sparked by man-of-the-match Niki Lanzon and sustained by eight goals in a row, turned it round for Malta against an obdurate Switzerland in the last match yesterday morning. In the end the Maltese won 14-11 after...

  • Ruthless Williams avenges loss to Halep

    Ruthless Williams avenges loss to Halep

    Serena Williams destroyed Romania’s Simona Halep 6-3 6-0 yesterday to win the WTA Finals championship in Singapore, proving once again why she remains the most formidable force in women’s tennis. Williams avenged her “embarrassing” loss to Halep...

  • Sports round-up

    Rallying: France’s Sebastien Ogier took his second successive world rally championship title for Volkswagen yesterday after winning the Rally of Spain. Ogier, who had led for most of the four-day event, beat Finnish team mate Jari-Matti Latvala by...

  • Goalless draw for Sliema and Balzan

    Goalless draw for Sliema and Balzan

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 0 BALZAN 0 Sliema Wanderers and Balzan fought out a goalless stalemate yesterday afternoon. The Wanderers created enough chances to win the game hands down but had to settle for a point after failing to convert any of their...

  • Chelsea denied by Van Persie equaliser

    Chelsea denied by Van Persie equaliser

    Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to earn Manchester United a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea. Didier Drogba, 36, playing from the start because Diego Costa was unfit, headed the visitors in...

  • Valletta back to winning ways

    Valletta back to winning ways

    VALLETTA 2 NAXXAR LIONS 0 Valletta returned to winning ways with a hard-fought victory over Naxxar Lions. Hardly seven minutes from the start had elapsed when Camilleri had a chance to put Valletta ahead when his goalbound cross-shot was cleared...

  • Update 2: Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Update 2: Hat-trick for Higuain, stormy win for Inter

    Gonzalo Higuain burst into life by scoring a hat-trick in the final half hour, his first league goals of the season, to help Rafael Benitez's erratic Napoli thrash Verona 6-2 in Serie A. Troubled Inter scrambled a 1-0 win at Cesena thanks to a...

  • Ameobi sparks Newcastle win at Spurs, Everton beat Burnley

    Ameobi sparks Newcastle win at Spurs, Everton beat Burnley

    Sammy Ameobi scored within eight seconds of coming on as a halftime substitute for Newcastle United in a 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur. In the other early kickoff in the Premier League, Cameroonian veteran Samuel Eto'o scored twice as Everton won...

  • Hibs go seven points clear

    Hibs go seven points clear

    Hibernians 1Edison 9;Birkirkara 0 This was another bold statement from Hibs about their title intentions as they produced a polished display to edge past nearest rivals Birkirkara in front of a packed stadium in Corradino. Branko Nisevic’s men had...

  • Mosta throw away 2-0 advantage

    Floriana 3Plut 46, 51; Farrugia 73;Mosta 2Borg 20; Micallef 32; Floriana scored late to drag themselves back from two goals down for a thrilling 3-2 win over Mosta, yesterday. Mosta dominated the first half and Adrian Borg and Manolito Micallef...

  • Qormi make Tarxien pay the penalty

    Qormi make Tarxien pay the penalty

    Qormi 1Effiong 48 pen;Tarxien Rainbows 0 Qormi continued to climb up the Premier League ladder yesterday after a scrappy win over a 10-man Tarxien side. After a tepid first half, the game sprang briefly into life after the changeover when an...

  • Pisani goal decides as Pietà win tight match

    Pietà Hotspurs 1Pisani 65;Żebbuġ Rangers 0 A second-half goal from Jurgen Pisani handed Pietà Hotspurs the three points in this clash between the two newly-promoted sides yesterday. It was a hard-fought victory for the Hotspurs who had to contend...

  • St George’s reach third round after shoot-out

    St George’s 2St Andrew’s 2 (St George’s win 5-4 on pens) St George’s reached the third round of the FA Trophy after eliminating St Andrew’s on penalties as after 120 minutes both sides were still locked in a 2-2 draw. The St George’s keeper made...

  • City find no way back at West Ham

    City find no way back at West Ham

    West Ham and Southampton maintained their unlikely but impressive starts to the season when the Hammers beat champions Manchester City 2-1 and the Saints moved up to second with a 1-0 win over Stoke yesterday. Chelsea, who visit Manchester United...

  • It’s a tired old excuse

    It’s a tired old excuse

    As we all know, England forward Raheem Sterling was too tired to represent his country in the recent qualifying game with Estonia. Well, apparently, spending two-thirds of that game sitting on the bench rather than out on the pitch helping his...

  • Roma held by Sampdoria

    Roma held by Sampdoria

    Roma missed the chance to move to the top of Serie A as they were held to a 0-0 draw at third-placed Sampdoria, who successfully extended their unbeaten start to the season. Sergio Romero was Samp’s hero with an outstanding save late on to prevent...

  • No joy for Suarez as Real beat Barca

    No joy for Suarez as Real beat Barca

    Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona’s lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from letting in an early goal to secure a stirring 3-1 comeback win in the ‘Clasico’ yesterday. There was no dream return for Luis Suarez, making his Barca...

  • Mike Ashley wins Rangers battle

    Mike Ashley has won the battle for control of Rangers after the Ibrox board rejected Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy’s 11th-hour loan offer, reports said yesterday. The Newcastle owner – who already has an 8.92 per cent stake in the club – will...