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  • Roma, Napoli win to keep pressure on leaders Juventus

    Roma, Napoli win to keep pressure on leaders Juventus

    AS Roma sneaked past Udinese 1-0 in Serie A today thanks to some inspired goalkeeping by Wojciech Szczesny and despite a shocking penalty miss from their leading scorer Edin Dzeko. Napoli comfortably saw off bottom club Pescara 3-1 while Ciro...

  • Everton teens humiliate Pep's Manchester City men

    Everton teens humiliate Pep's Manchester City men

    Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were delivered a grievous blow today as Everton's inspired Romelu Lukaku and teenagers Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman made it another crushing afternoon for Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard suffered his...

  • Andelkovic goal denies Balzan victory over Birkirkara

    Andelkovic goal denies Balzan victory over Birkirkara

    Leaders Balzan and neighbouring rivals Birkirkara cancelled each other after a 1-1 draw at the National Stadium today. The Reds should have taken the lead on 12 minutes when Alan Da Silva Souza broke free but his pass towards the unmarked Kaljevic...

  • Bigger can be better

    Bigger can be better

    The World Cup is going to be expanded to 48 teams and, frankly speaking, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Fifa unanimously voted in favour of the move last week, with the change due to come into effect for the 2026 tournament. Assuming, of...

  • Circuits upgraded to cope with faster F1 racers

    Formula One’s governing body is writing to every circuit on the calendar to advise them of specific measures that need to be carried out for safety’s sake due to faster cars and higher cornering speeds. The 2017 specification cars are expected to...

  • Fiorentina fully motivated for big match against Juve

    Fiorentina fully motivated for big match against Juve

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will not be taking the opposition lightly when his side travel to the Stadio Artemio Franchi for Fiorentina’s “most important” game of the Serie A season this evening. The Bianconeri, Scudetto winners for the...

  • Orlandina mulling pre-season in Malta

    Orlandina mulling pre-season in Malta

    Orlandina Basket completed a three-day training camp at Ta’ Qali yesterday ahead of the crucial second phase of the Serie A1 season in Italy. Coach Gennaro Di Carlo told The Sunday Times of Malta the programme was a success and that they were...

  • Murray confidence sky high despite final hurdle failures

    Murray confidence sky high despite final hurdle failures

    Losing five Melbourne Park finals would leave many believing they were destined to never win the Australian Open title but world number one Andy Murray remains confident that this could be the year he lays his demons to rest. Murray, after all,...

  • Senglea halt Qormi’s winning run, Lija upset

    Qormi 0Senglea Athletic 0 Senglea ended Qormi’s impressive run of six successive wins after holding their promotion rivals to a goalless draw, yesterday. This was Qormi’s first draw of the season that left them sharing top spot with Naxxar Lions...

  • Today’s local sports fixtures and results

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Balzan vs Birkirkara; 4pm Hibs vs Floriana. Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Naxxar vs Pietà ; 4.15pm Mqabba vs Marsa. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Rabat Ajax vs Fgura United; 4.15pm...

  • Barca thrash Las Palmas

    Barcelona’s Luis Suarez scored twice and Lionel Messi was also on target as they thrashed Las Palmas 5-0 with a ruthless second-half display at the Nou Camp yesterday to provisionally go second and cut the gap with Real Madrid to two...

  • Football news

    Swansea City are edging closer to the signing of Tom Carroll after agreeing an initial fee for the Tottenham midfielder, reports in the UK media said yesterday. It seems that the Spurs have accepted a basic offer of around £5 million for Carroll...

  • Sporting briefs

    Payet: West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan has vowed not to let Dimitri Payet leave this month. France star Payet last week rocked the Hammers by telling them he wants to quit the club. The 29-year-old, who signed a bumper £125,000-a-week...

  • Sunderland is Britain’s first Dakar winner

    Motorcycle rider Sam Sunderland became the first Briton to win the Dakar Rally in any category yesterday while French veteran Stephane Peterhansel won the car crown for his 13th career title. Dubai-based Sunderland, on a KTM, beat Austrian...

  • Sports round-up

    Boxing: UFC president Dana White weighed in on talk about a possible bout between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, saying he would offer $25 million to each plus pay-per-view money. “I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s...

  • Eder's late goal sees Inter claim dramatic win over Chievo

    Eder's late goal sees Inter claim dramatic win over Chievo

    Inter came from behind to beat Chievo 3-1 with late goals from Ivan Perisic and Eder at the San Siro to record a fifth straight Serie A victory. Forward Sergio Pellissier had given the visitors a shock half-time lead when he crashed a volley past...

  • Marcos Alonso's brace means Chelsea don't miss Diego Costa at Leicester

    Marcos Alonso's brace means Chelsea don't miss Diego Costa at Leicester

    Chelsea moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League as they made light work of Diego Costa's absence with a routine victory at Leicester. Marcos Alonso's double helped the leaders brush aside the poor defending champions as Antonio...

  • Montebello's stunning goal leads Valletta to victory

    Montebello's stunning goal leads Valletta to victory

    VALLETTA 1 GZIRA UNITED 0 Although Valletta’s display was far from convincing this evening at the Hibernians Stadium, Luke Montebello struck a stunning goal to allow the champions to return to winning ways after three games. Gzira left the pitch...

  • Ħamrun with a vital win over Sliema

    Ħamrun with a vital win over Sliema

    Ħamrun Spartans registered a crucial win over Sliema Wanderers to extend their lead above the danger zone. Sliema knocked on Ħamrun’s door on minute 17, when Jean Paul Farrugia directed his header towards David Cassar’s goalpost, but his effort...

  • Pembroke and St Andrews share the spoils

    Pembroke and St Andrews share the spoils

    PEMBROKE ATHLETA 2 ST ANDREWS 2  Pembroke and St Andrews shared the spoils in an entertaining match. St Andrews’ flying start came to fruition in the 24th minute when Arber Dharmi sensed the danger for Pembroke outside the box but he could only...