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  • Pedrosa ends Marquez run

    Pedrosa ends Marquez run

    Marc Marquez’s 10-race winning streak in MotoGP is finally over after his team-mate Dani Pedrosa triumphed in Brno yesterday. Marquez, who had won every race this season, dropped all the way down to fourth, the first time he has missed out on the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bayern: Injury-hit Bayern Munich crushed third-tier Preussen Muenster 4-1 away yesterday to bounce back from their midweek Super Cup defeat and launch a successful defence of their German Cup title. Bayern were eager to make amends for Wednesday's...

  • Baldacchino in European championship for drivers

    Malta champion driver Noel Baldacchino is in Sweden to represent the country at the European Championship for Professional Drivers which is going to be hosted by the racetracks of Solanget and Umea between today and tomorrow. The best drivers in...

  • Sports round-up

    Youth Olympics: Julian Harding made his first showing in the Youth Olympics in Nanjing when he took part in the 100m breaststroke heats yesterday. Competing in the first heat, Harding touched home in third place with a time of one minute 06.38...

  • Mosta grabs victory from champions

    Mosta grabs victory from champions

    MOSTA 1 VALLETTA 0 Valletta’s title defence got off to a terrible start as Mosta grabbed a stunning victory to kick-off their Premier league season. The Lilywhites dominated possession but fell behind in the first half to Nicky Vella’s blunder...

  • Well deserved victory for Qormi

    Well deserved victory for Qormi

    QORMI 1 NAXXAR LIONS 0 Joseph Chetcuti scored the only goal of the game on his return to Qormi as Josef Mansueto’s side started the season with a well-deserved victory over Naxxar Lions. The signing of Temile, 24, has certainly excited supporters,...

  • Updated: City, Liverpool start new campaign with victories

    Updated: City, Liverpool start new campaign with victories

    One moment of attacking brilliance and a late Sergio Aguero strike gave Premier League holders Manchester City a winning start to their title defence as they eased past Newcastle United 2-0. Ivorian powerhouse Yaya Toure and Edin Dzeko combined to...

  • Hibernians storm out of the blocks

    Hibernians storm out of the blocks

    Floriana 0Hibernians 3Jorginho 25; Failla 30; Bezzina 67; This was too easy for Hibernians. On paper, their opening fixture against Floriana looked somewhat tricky but Hibs made a mockery of such forecasts, cantering to a 3-0 victory. The...

  • Piccioni strikes twice to lift Balzan

    Balzan 4Piccioni 23, 65; Micallef 50; Guerrero 84;Zebbug Rangers 2Britto 4, 51; Oliver Spiteri’s men came out on top in a topsy-turvy match to down Żebbuġ Rangers 4-2 in a lively match in Ħamrun, last night. This was a tale of fluctuating fortunes...

  • Birkirkara embark on the road to redemption

    Birkirkara embark on the road to redemption

    Birkirkara 2Ledesma 40; Liliu 75;Pietà Hotspurs 1Attard 90; Redemption is high on the agenda for Birkirkara this term after letting Valletta nip in and take the crown on the final day last season. The Stripes brought in reinforcements to...

  • Caruana rescues Tarxien at the death

    Tarxien Rainbows 1Caruana 90;Sliema Wanderers 1Bianciardi 41; Tarxien Rainbows went to great lengths to complete the signing of midfielder Triston Caruana from neighbouring Hibernians in the close season and their efforts paid instant dividends...

  • Van Gaal’s United lose opener

    Van Gaal’s United lose opener

    Louis van Gaal found no instant fix for Manchester United as a new era dawned at Old Trafford with a dispiriting 2-1 opening-day home defeat by Swansea City in the Premier League yesterday. After a buoyant pre-season campaign, United fans arrived...

  • Season’s greetings

    Season’s greetings

    This season I’ve left nothing to chance in my quest for the perfect set of predictions. I’ve done my research, studied the transfer market, observed the managers, reviewed pre-season form and analysed the squads that make up the 20 teams in this...

  • Celtic fly the flag after comfortable 6-1 win

    Celtic fly the flag after comfortable 6-1 win

    Celtic ran riot on their Scottish Premiership flag day with a 6-1 thrashing of hapless Dundee United at Parkhead, yesterday. Jason Denayer, the 19-year-old Belgian defender who arrived on a year-long loan from Manchester City last week, took only...

  • Legia lodge appeal

    Legia Warsaw have confirmed they have submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their expulsion from the Champions League. The Polish side were punished by UEFA for fielding an ineligible player in their 6-1 aggregate win over...

  • Results...

    German CupFirst round: Bochum vs Stuttgart 2-0; Bremer SV vs Braunschweig 0-1; Walldorf vs Hanover 1-3; Braunschweig vs Cologne 0-4; Homburg vs Borussia M’gladbach 1-3; O. Rathenow vs St Pauli 1-3; Waldkirch vs G. Furth 0-3; St Kickers vs B.

  • Australia stop New Zealand streak in Sydney 12-12 draw

    Australia held New Zealand to a 12-12 draw in their Rugby Championship opener yesterday to prevent the All Blacks from claiming a world record 18th consecutive win. In a gritty encounter played out in a Sydney rainstorm, Australia benefited from...

  • Competitive Phelps taking it slow but still hates to lose

    Competitive Phelps taking it slow but still hates to lose

    Almost two years of retirement has meant Michael Phelps needs to listen to his body and take it slower than in the past but it has not dulled his competitive fire as he sent an ominous warning to his fellow swimmers at this week’s Pan Pacific...

  • Football news

    Bacary Sagna insists money was not his motivation despite giving up a regular start at Arsenal to fight for a place at Manchester City. The 31-year-old left Arsenal when his contract expired at the end of last season and signed for City on a free...

  • Federer turns back Murray

    Five times Cincinnati winner Roger Federer blunted Andy Murray’s attempt at a comeback at the Western & Southern Open on Friday. The second-seeded Federer defeated Murray 6-3 7-5 after the Scot had taken a 4-1 lead in the second set. Federer said...