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  • Videl denies report he has been fined by Juventus

    Arturo Vidal has denied reports that he has been fined by Juventus for indiscipline, describing them as "ill-intentioned", and said he is fully committed to the Serie A champions. The Chile midfielder, who underwent keyhole surgery on his right...

  • Roma close the gap as Juve are held at Sassuolo

    Roma close the gap as Juve are held at Sassuolo

    Juventus' winning start to the Serie A season ended as they were held to a 1-1 draw at minnows Sassuolo allowing AS Roma, who beat Chievo Verona 3-0, to move within a point of the lead. After six straight wins, the Turin team found it hard going...

  • Hibs drop first points in derby

    Hibs drop first points in derby

    Hibernians 1Failla 35;Tarxien Rainbows 1Wesley 74; Hibernians dropped their first points of the season as the league leaders could only manage to share the spoils with rivals Tarxien Rainbows in an eventful derby that also saw two players sent...

  • Żebbuġ fight back to thwart Naxxar

    Żebbuġ Rangers 3Britto 17; Monti 61p; Mamic 72;Naxxar Lions 3Gilmar 21, Falzon 29; Gueye 39p; Naxxar Lions failed to give new coach Jesmond Zerafa a dream start as they were held by bottom-placed Żebbuġ Rangers who staged another stirring...

  • Clinical Qormi punish Greens’ defensive flaws

    Clinical Qormi punish Greens’ defensive flaws

    Qormi 4Anderson 20; Pisani 22; Micallef 64; Effiong 86;Floriana 2I. Galea 47; Plut 66; Two quick goals midway through the first half put Qormi on their way to a thrilling victory over Floriana yesterday. Brazilian midfielder Anderson and defender...

  • Smart Blues hand Azzopardi perfect debut

    Sliema Wanderers 4Gnabouyou 8, 55; Kaljevic 80; Pisanu 86 pen.;Mosta 1Mangiacasale 47; Stephen Azzopardi’s second coming as Sliema coach started on a brilliant note yesterday. Taking charge of his first game less than a week after being confirmed...

  • Chelsea march on as Aguero hits four

    Chelsea march on as Aguero hits four

    Chelsea maintained an iron grip on the Premier League top spot with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, Sergio Aguero netted four times for Manchester City versus Tottenham and Southampton put eight past Sunderland yesterday. Goals from Oscar and Cesc...

  • Paying the price for support

    Paying the price for support

    Say what you like about Manchester City – and lots of people do – you have to give the club credit for one thing: they don’t rip off their fans. Despite having a squad that was assembled for a sum that wouldn’t look out of place on an...

  • Messi nears league record in Eibar win

    Lionel Messi hit the final goal for La Liga leaders Barcelona in a 3-0 win over Eibar last night to move one off the league scoring record ahead of next weekend’s Clasico with Real Madrid. Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his blistering...

  • Juve held at Sassuolo Roma bounce back with 3-0 win

    Juve held at Sassuolo Roma bounce back with 3-0 win

    Juventus dropped their first points of the season last night when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo in a battle of bottom against top in Serie A. Simone Zaza, on loan at Sassuolo from Juve, scored against his parent club to give his side...

  • Football results

    Ligue 1Lorient vs St Etienne 0-1; Lille vs Guingamp 1-2; Metz vs Rennes 0-0; Monaco vs Evian 2-0; Nantes vs Reims 1-1; Nice vs Bastia 0-1. Playing today: 14.00 Marseille vs Toulouse. 17.00 Bordeaux vs Caen. 21.00 Lyon vs Montpellier.

  • Local sports results

    MFA Division Three: Sta Luċija vs Mġarr 1-0; Luqa SA vs Mtarfa 1-3; Qrendi vs Marsaxlokk 3-1; Marsaskala vs Ta’ Xbiex 4-0; Sta Venera vs Kalkara 3-1; Attard vs Kirkop 1-4. GFA Division One: SK Victoria W. vs St Lawrence Spurs 1-2; Victoria...

  • Sturridge could miss four weeks

    Sturridge could miss four weeks

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge faces another two to four weeks on the sidelines, according to a report. The 25-year-old England forward has been out of action for six weeks due to a thigh strain he picked up on international duty. He had been...

  • Today’s sports programme

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 3pm Pietà vs Balzan; 5pm Valletta vs Birkirkara. Centenary Stadium: BOV Divi-sion One 3pm Gudja United vs Żurrieq; 5pm Gżira vs Melita. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One 3pm Lija Athletic vs Pembroke Athleta;...

  • Bayern demolish Werder 6-0

    Champions Bayern Munich crushed Werder Bremen 6-0 in the Bundesliga yesterday to protect their four-point lead at the top as last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund continued their poor run with a 2-1 loss at Cologne. Fellow Champions League...

  • Canoe Sport Festival at Sliema today

    Today, the Malta Canoe Federation is holding its first Canoe Sport Festival in a bid to promote the sport as a way of fitness on our islands. The event will take place on the waters outside the Sliema Strand part of the harbour from 9am...

  • In Scotland

    Scottish PremiershipDundee Utd 1 - Partick 0Motherwell 1 - Dundee FC 3Ross County 0 - Celtic 5St Johnstone 1 - Kilmarnock 2St Mirren 0 - Inverness 1   P W D L F A Pts Hamilton 10 7 2 1 19 5 23 Dundee...

  • Fleet off to record start

    Fleet off to record start

    Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta bastions to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race, yesterday. In all, 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the offshore race in the Mediterranean. Under blue skies and brilliant...

  • Mqabba join Melita at the top after 2-0 win

    Mqabba join Melita at the top after 2-0 win

    Mqabba 2Fgura United 0 Two late goals sent Mqabba top of the table, at least for 24 hours as Melita, who also have 12 points, play against Gżira United today. A Douglas Da Silva Silveira shot from outside the area was stopped by the Fgura keeper...

  • Dominant Marquez on pole for Australian GP

    Dominant Marquez on pole for Australian GP

    World champion Marc Marquez underlined his dominance of MotoGP when he swept to a record-equalling 12th pole position of the season on a good day for Spain at the Australian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Honda rider, who sealed a second straight...