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  • Rooney ends goal drought as United climb to third

    Rooney ends goal drought as United climb to 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 a dogged Sunderland. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first...

  • Floriana struck at death to beat Rainbows

    Floriana struck at death to beat Rainbows

    The complexion of the game changed on the half hour mark with a controversial decision taken by referee Sandro Spiteri on the half hour mark as he delayed his decision to award a penalty when Felipe Douglas’s tackle on Alex Cini inside the area...

  • Fortunato’s late goal dents Wanderers

    Fortunato’s late goal dents Wanderers

    Pietà Hotspurs denied Sliema Wanderers the satisfaction of grabbing their third successive league victory when they grabbed a dramatic 1-1 draw at the Hibs Stadium. Sliema had held the edge for much of the opening half. On eight minutes Djumo...

  • Nisevic wary of Żebbuġ’s threat

    Nisevic wary of Żebbuġ’s threat

    Sitting on top of the Premier League standings with a comfortable eight-point lead and with a match against modest Żebbuġ Rangers coming up, few would bet against Hibernians maintaining their dominance in this season’s title race this afternoon...

  • Sciberras and Ledesma return for Stripes

    Pietà Hotspurs vs Sliema Wanderers (today at 2pm, Hibs Stadium). Sliema will be looking to make it three wins out of three when they take on lowly Pietà. Back-to-back wins over Mosta and Tarxien saw the Wanderers distance themselves from the drop...

  • Federer and Djokovic to clash in Dubai final

    The top two players in the world will contest the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships today after contrasting semi-final victories yesterday. World number two Roger Federer thrashed Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 in just 57...

  • Rugby great Woodward at BLM conference

    Rugby great Woodward at BLM conference

    Clive Woodward was a high-profile speaker during the Business Leaders Malta (BLM) annual conference at the Radisson Blu Golden Sands Resort, yesterday. Addressing representatives from various entities, the legendary rugby coach shared his...

  • Fiorentina’s Montella gets Roma reunion in Europa League draw

    Fiorentina’s Montella gets Roma reunion in Europa League draw

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella was handed a reunion with former club Roma in an all-Italian clash that was among the highlights of the Europa League last-16 draw made yesterday. Montella, who spent 10 years at Roma as a player and had a spell...

  • Condachi’s crew still heading the standings

    Condachi’s crew still heading the standings

    Day Three of the 2015 Royal Malta Yacht Club Match Racing Winter Series was held last weekend with a light to moderate westerly breeze and rain holding back just long enough to allow the three competing teams to race each other twice at Marsamxett...

  • Alonso says he is fine after crash

    Alonso says he is fine after crash

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso assured his fans that he was fine yesterday in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing last weekend. “As you can see, I am completely fine,” the Spaniard, recovering at his home, said in a...

  • Third all-London showdown

    Third all-London showdown

    The all-London League Cup final at Wembley Stadium tomorrow will see Chelsea and Tottenham fight it out for the first domestic prize of the season in England. This will be the third all-London showdown in the history of the competition. In 2007,...

  • Combative Costa may be more careful but won’t change his game

    Combative Costa may be more careful but won’t change his game

    Controversial Chelsea striker Diego Costa has no plans to modify his robust style of play though he concedes he may need to be more careful in future to avoid another ban. The Brazil-born Spain international returned from a three-match suspension...

  • Roma seek revenge win over Juventus to close gap

    Roma seek revenge win over Juventus to close gap

    The best teams in Serie A face off late Monday when Roma host Juventus, with the home side hoping they can reverse the 3-2 defeat they suffered against the champions in October to close the gap at the top of the standings. Prior to their first...

  • Another Parma match off as players threaten strike

    Bottom-of-the-table Parma have had a Serie A match called off for the second weekend in a row after the squad at the financially-stricken club threatened to strike over unpaid wages. The Italian football federation (FIGC) agreed yesterday to...

  • 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18 – Blatter

    The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said yesterday. Blatter, who arrived in Northern Ireland for this weekend’s International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting, said he...

  • Local sports – weekend programme

    Hibs Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Pietà Hotspurs vs Sliema Wanderers; 4pm Żebbuġ Rangers vs Hibernians.Tedesco Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Tarxien Rainbows vs Floriana; 4.15pm Naxxar Lions vs Balzan.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm...

  • Late Ogunnupe goal gives Żurrieq hope

    Żurrieq 1Gudja United 0 Joseph Ogunnupe converted a late penalty to hand Żurrieq a priceless victory over Gudja that revived their hopes of avoiding relegation. The Reds, under the charge of Winston Muscat, played a blinder to overcome the...

  • Greens to light up Gozo race tomorrow

    Team Greens will be holding their annual club race tomorrow in Xagħra, Gozo. The race, which is part of the Malta Cycling Federation calendar, will feature a 4.5km circuit starting from Xagħra centre down towards Rabat and back to starting point...

  • Sporting briefs

    Jordan: Colombian forward Wilmar Jordan has signed a deal to join Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda, ending his successful stint at Bulgarian side Litex Lovech. The 24-year-old striker, who signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Tianjin,...

  • Football news

    Feyenoord coach Fred Rutten will leave the club at the end of the season, Dutch media reported yesterday a day after the club were eliminated from the Europa League. Rutten has been at the club since the start of the season on a rolling one-year...