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  • Shock defeats for Chelsea and Man City in FA Cup

    Shock defeats for Chelsea and Man City in FA Cup

    English Premier League leaders Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at home to third tier Bradford City while Manchester City lost 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough on a day of seismic FA Cup shocks today. Goals from Gary...

  • Floriana overcome sluggish Mosta

    Floriana overcome sluggish Mosta

    MOSTA-1, FLORIANA-3 Floriana put their top-four challenge back on track after Mosta 3-1 in today's opening match. The Greens were worth their win as they were the better side through but their failure to take their chances almost came back to...

  • Stripes out to breathe life into title race

    Stripes out to breathe life into title race

    With a gargantuan 15-point lead at the top, Hibernians already have one hand on the BOV Premier League trophy but Branko Nisevic has been at pains to stress that the title race is not over yet. The Serbian tactician will be hoping that his players...

  • Drop zone duels in focus, Samb gets hefty ban

    Mosta vs Floriana (today at 2pm, National Stadium) – This is a must-win encounter for both contenders as they look to boost their aspirations of breaking into the top four. Sharing fifth spot on 24 points, Mosta and Floriana will be gunning for...

  • Cup stars Sirens handed Qormi clash

    Cup stars Sirens handed Qormi clash

    The heavyweights have all made it to the quarter-finals but it was the presence of an unheralded club from the third grade of Maltese football that enhanced the appeal of yesterday’s draw. Division Two side Sirens have defied the odds by reaching...

  • Federer toppled but pain-free Nadal powers on

    Federer toppled but pain-free Nadal powers on

    Rafa Nadal restored a semblance of order to the Australian Open yesterday after Italian Andreas Seppi sent shockwaves through the tournament by toppling Roger Federer in one of the greatest Melbourne Park upsets in recent memory. Under the lights...

  • Lija and St George’s share spoils at Centenary Stadium

    St George’s 1Lija Athletic 1 St George’s and Lija Athletic took a point each in a match played in poor weather conditions at the Centenary Stadium The match was played in gusty winds and torrential rain with referee Stefan Pace stopping play for a...

  • Snooker bids for 2020 inclusion

    Snooker bids for 2020 inclusion

    Snooker is making a surprising push for inclusion in the programme for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. New legislation implemented in December by the IOC now allows a host city to bring in a new sport on a one-off basis. The World Professional...

  • Pardew leads Palace at St Mary’s

    Pardew leads Palace at St Mary’s

    The FA Cup fourth round draw produced two ties between Premier League teams. Today, at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton cross swords with Crystal Palace and Tottenham host Leicester City at White Hart Lane. Palace and Southampton last met in the FA...

  • Chilton to work at Carlin ahead of IndyCar move

    Max Chilton is to rekindle his partnership with Carlin ahead of a potential crack at IndyCar in 2016. Chilton finds himself without a Formula One drive this year in the wake of Marussia’s demise last season, unless ongoing rescue talks come to...

  • Embarrassing draw for United at Cambridge

    League Two Cambridge earned a FA Cup fourth-round replay at Old Trafford after Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United side endured an uncomfortable night at the Abbey Stadium, yesterday. Cambridge, the lowest ranked team remaining in the...

  • Sports programme for weekend...

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Mosta vs Floriana; 4pm Birkirkara vs Hibernians.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Rabat Ajax vs Gżira United; 4pm Vittoriosa Stars vs St Andrew’s.Luxol Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm Żurrieq vs...

  • Serie A turning into a repeat of last season

    Serie A turning into a repeat of last season

    Juventus are steaming clear of the rest of the field, Roma are struggling to keep up, the two Milan clubs lurch from one crisis to another and Napoli are exasperatingly inconsistent. The current Serie A season, which enters the second half at the...

  • Sports round-up

    Formula One: Formula One’s governing body took legal action against French former F1 driver Philippe Streiff for comments he made about an investigation into compatriot Jules Bianchi’s horrific crash. The statement said FIA president Jean Todt and...

  • Iraq beat Iran on penalties as UAE upset Japan

    Iraq beat Iran on penalties as UAE upset Japan

    Iraq beat Iran 7-6 on penalties to reach the semi-finals of the Asian Cup yesterday after the two Middle Eastern rivals played out one of the most extraordinary matches in the tournament’s history. With police heavily patrolling the stands and the...

  • Useful tips ahead of the big day

    Useful tips ahead of the big day

    The Malta Marathon will be held on February 22 but we have to bear in mind that the final two days before the race will be very important. The final workouts, meals and logistical planning you do within these 48 hours can affect your performance –...

  • Ten clubs make up 2015 line-up

    Ten clubs make up 2015 line-up

    The 21st edition of the ASA Winter League is due to start on Sunday, February 22, with ten clubs making up this year’s line-up. Exiles, Neptunes, San Ġiljan, Sirens, Sliema and Valletta will form the Premier Division while Marsascala, Marsaxlokk,...

  • Football news

    Another wildcard has entered the pack of candidates challenging Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA in May’s election – Mino Raiola, a soccer agent whose clients include Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 47-year-old Dutchman with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Lanig: Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Martin Lanig has joined Apoel Nicosia on an 18-month deal, becoming the first German to be lured to the Cyprus club by fellow countryman coach Thorsten Fink. Frankfurt said the 30-year-old had requested to be...

  • Embarrassing draw for Man Utd at fourth tier Cambridge

    Embarrassing draw for Man Utd at fourth tier Cambridge

    Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw at fourth tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round after another embarrassing outing against lower league opposition. Cambridge, promoted from the minor leagues into the professional pyramid last...