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  • Sporting briefs

    Coutinho: Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will have a scan on his injured ankle this afternoon. PA Sport said the early indication is the Brazil international has most likely sustained ligament damage against Sunderland. Coutinho attended...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Mark Allen made the first 147 of his career with a maximum at the UK Championship yesterday. Allen’s perfect score came in the seventh frame of his second round match against Rod Lawler, putting him 4-3 up before winning 6-4. It’s worth...

  • Mourinho sent off on bad day for United as Arsenal win again

    Mourinho sent off on bad day for United as Arsenal win again

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off for the second time in a month today as the controversial coach watched his side draw 1-1 at home to West Ham United and lose more ground in the Premier League title race. On an afternoon when...

  • Allegri says Juve needed to commit more fouls

    Allegri says Juve needed to commit more fouls

     Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said his team were outmuscled by Genoa in Serie A today and suggested that one of the reasons for their 3-1 defeat was that they did not commit enough fouls. Allegri's opposite number Ivan Juric, meanwhile,...

  • Citizens fire blanks against Mosta

    Valletta’s title defence hit a snag this afternoon when they were held to a goalless draw by struggling Mosta at the Tedesco Stadium. The Citizens dominated proceedings for much  of the first half but they rarely tested Yenz Cini in the Mosta...

  • Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour

    Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour

    Genoa blew away Serie A leaders Juventus today, scoring three times in an astonishing first half hour on the way to a 3-1 win. Giovanni Simeone, the 21-year-old son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego, scored twice in the first 15 minutes before Alex...

  • Balzan lead the Malta Premier League

    Balzan lead the Malta Premier League

    Balzan are back at the top of the Premier League standings after brushing aside Pembroke Athleta 4-0 in a one-sided encounter at the Tedesco Stadium. Pembroke had started brightly and after six minutes the woodwork denied them an opener when Asani...

  • Nico Rosberg wins F1 championship in nail-biting finale

    Nico Rosberg wins F1 championship in nail-biting finale

    Germany's Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One world championship today after finishing runner-up in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton amid accusations of 'dirty tricks'. After all the suspense and...

  • Poppygate descends into madness

    Poppygate descends into madness

    Sometimes you have to wonder if Fifa’s ludicrous behaviour comes naturally or if they make a conscious effort to be utterly pathetic. I am sure you are all aware of the ongoing dispute between football’s governing body and the football...

  • Chinese buyers say committed to closing Milan deal soon

    The Chinese consortium seeking to buy Italian soccer club Milan is committed to signing the deal soon, it said yesterday after the club’s owner Silvio Berlusconi hinted at a further delay to the long-awaited acquisition. The group of investors,...

  • Ronaldo scores twice as Real beat Sporting Gijon

    Cristiano Ronaldo continued his rich vein of form by scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 2-1 home win over struggling Sporting Gijon yesterday, although the La Liga leaders got a lucky break when the visitors squandered a second-half penalty. The...

  • Bayern Munich end winless streak

    Bayern Munich end winless streak

    Bayern Munich ended a three-match winless run when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 yesterday, although the Bundesliga champions still had to cling on at the end. Borussia Dortmund, who beat Bayern Munich one week ago, ended an eventful week by...

  • Today’s sport

    Tedesco Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Balzan vs Pembroke Athleta; 4.15pm Valletta vs Mosta. Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Naxxar Lions vs Rabat Ajax; 4.15pm Mqabba vs Fgura United. Mosta: BOV Division Three 2pm Sta Luċija vs Żurrieq;...

  • Pietà and Sirens move to safer waters

    Żebbuġ Rangers 0Pietà Hotspurs 2 Pietà Hotspurs piled on the pressure on bottom-placed Żebbuġ Rangers after coasting to an easy win. Patrick Curmi’s side had a trouble-less ride and if it wasn’t for Julian Azzopardi’s heroics, they could have...

  • Debono, Vella Wood lead in Challenge Marathon

    Charlton Debono and Michelle Vella Wood retained top spot in the Eurosport Malta Challenge Marathon after winning yesterday’s second leg in Marsaskala. Debono, who runs for Gozo Atletix, topped the 5km race in 15 minutes and 59 seconds ahead of St...

  • Podiums wide open going into final day

    Podiums wide open going into final day

    The final day of the RC44 Valletta Cup today will also determine the winner of the one design class’ 2016 fleet racing championship. Three more races were held yesterday in marginally lighter conditions, and with three more scheduled this morning,...

  • Fourteen-man England still too strong for Argentina

    England showed great determination, organisation and experience to overcome a fifth-minute red card for Elliot Daly and grind out an impressive 27-14 victory over Argentina yesterday to make it 12 wins in a row under Eddie Jones Wing Daly was sent...

  • Cini and Peplow into last 32

    Brian Cini is through to the Last 32 of the IBSF World Championships which are currently being played in Qatar. Cini had reached the knock-out stages after winning three of his opening four matches to finish second in his group. Yesterday, the...

  • Hosts Russia drawn with Portugal and Mexico

    Hosts Russia were drawn yesterday in Group A at next year’s Confederations Cup along with Portugal, Mexico and New Zealand. In Group B, world cham-pions Germany meet Chile, Australia the winners of the African Nations Cup which will be decided in...

  • Croatia win doubles to take 2-1 lead over Argentina

    Hosts Croatia took a 2-1 lead over Argentina in the Davis Cup final after an inspired Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig beat Juan Martin Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-3 in yesterday’s doubles. Having overcome more fancied doubles teams in...