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  • Neymar double helps Barcelona down PSG

    Neymar double helps Barcelona down PSG

    Neymar scored twice as Barcelona reached the Champions League semi-finals for the seventh time in the last eight seasons by comfortably beating Paris St Germain 2-0 to complete an emphatic 5-1 aggregate victory. The Nou Camp crowd were brought to...

  • Majestic Bayern crush Porto 6-1 to book semi-final spot

    Majestic Bayern crush Porto 6-1 to book semi-final spot

    Sensational Bayern Munich destroyed Porto 6-1 to charge into the Champions League semi-finals 7-4 on aggregate and stay on track for a treble in Pep Guardiola's 100th competitive game in charge. The five-time European champions, who lost 3-1 in...

  • IOC backs MOC on Exco elections

    The Maltese Olympic Committee has published correspondence from the International Olympic Committee endorsing its behaviour to ensure that Thursday’s executive committee election is held according to statute. The run-up to Thursday’s Exco poll was...

  • Mourinho plan worked very well against United – Fabregas

    Mourinho plan worked very well against United – Fabregas

    Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has saluted the strategy employed by Jose Mourinho for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United, a victory that took the Londoners 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Towering Marouane Fellaini was...

  • Russia’s critics should stay at home – Blatter

    World politicians unhappy that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup should stay at home, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to host venue Sochi yesterday. “If a few politicians are not particularly happy that we are hosting the World Cup...

  • Obbadi jolt Viola’s CLeague hopes

    Fiorentina’s faint Champions League hopes were all but extinguished as Mounir Obbadi secured a late 1-0 win for Verona at the Stadio Artemio Franchi last night. The Viola, who remain nine points behind third-placed Roma having played their game in...

  • Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence

    Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence

    Bayern Munich are on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as they seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second leg today. The five-times European champions, who have reached...

  • MOC head Pace Bonello rejects claims

    MOC head Pace Bonello rejects claims

    The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) have no plans to reschedule this week’s election despite the objections raised by a group of six candidates who are arguing that the process goes against the statute. On Thursday, 17 candidates will be vying for...

  • Direct Barcelona must stand firm against Paris St Germain

    Barcelona’s lethal attack has put them on course for a seventh Champions League semi-final place in eight years but their shaky defence gives Paris Saint Germain a glimmer of hope today. The Catalan side are renowned for the quick passing...

  • Pace and Grech for Spielberg finals

    The best amateur kart racers from around the globe will gather at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, on Friday for the third running of the World Finals. The race will feature 18 finalists from as far afield as Oman, Latvia and Malta. They...

  • I’m very happy but being away makes me sad, says Tarabai

    I’m very happy but being away makes me sad, says Tarabai

    Luis Edison ‘Tarabai’, the Premier League’s leading scorer, tells Kevin Azzopardi that his joy at Hibernians’ title victory is tempered by sadness as he can’t enjoy this success with his former team-mates after moving to South Korea last...

  • Pace wins TrapaniMan sprint race in Sicily

    Pace wins TrapaniMan sprint race in Sicily

    Pembroke Athleta’s Hannah Pace (picture) showed consistent form by winning the International TrapaniMan Sprint Distance Triathlon in San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, on Sunday. This was a memorable race for the triathlon association as Danica Bonello...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BOV Premier League statistics

    BalzanPiccioni 14 (2 pens); Kaljevic 12 (2 pens); Mifsud Triganza 6; Guerrero 5; Serrano 3, Darmanin 3, Zarate 3, Micallef 3; Arab 2, Grima 2; Bezzina, Guobadia. Red cards: Cassar (vs Naxxar); Guobadia (vs Valletta); Brincat (vs Hibernians); Arab...

  • Champions Qormi seal league title with 5-0 win

    Qormi made up for their upset in the KO final a few days before with an emphatic 5-0 victory over White Hart on Sunday to make sure of the league title. Steve Tanti shot his team ahead on ten minutes and Qormi continued to exert pressure even...

  • Football news

    Reading keeper Adam Federici has taken to Twitter to apologise for his gaffe in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal. With the game finishing 1-1 after 90 minutes, the Australian inexplicably let a tame Alexis Sanchez shot slip through his...

  • Virtus defy the odds

    Virtus defy the odds

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 61Virtus Cynergi 75 (17-14, 17-12, 10-27, 17-22) Virtus Cynergi are the new national champions after knocking Athleta A-Z Electronics from their perch with a stunning clean sweep in the best-of-five final series at the...

  • Higgins still hungry for titles

    John Higgins would love to land a fifth Crucible title and vowed “the fire is still there” after making an eye-catching start in Sheffield. The way the 39-year-old Scot breezed past Robert Milkins augured well for his prospects at the World...

  • Sporting briefs

    Dybala: Palermo vice-president Guglielmo Micciche has admitted Chelsea target Paulo Dybala is likely to leave the Serie A club this summer. Dybala is Palermo’s leading scorer with 13 league goals. “His transfer is a popular topic of conversation,...

  • Athleta’s best effort not enough to stop Luxol from series whitewash

    Athleta’s best effort not enough to stop Luxol from series whitewash

    Honey Athleta 51Caffe Moak Luxol 73 (19-19, 15-10, 10-25, 7-19) Caffe Moak Luxol kept hold of the women’s league crown after dashing Honey Athleta’s slim hopes by winning the third game and opening an unassailable 3-0 lead in the final play-offs...

  • Bolt wins 100m but unhappy with performance

    Usain Bolt cruised to victory in a sprint challenge in Rio on Sunday but the Jamaican world record holder declared himself unhappy with his performance in his first 100 metres of the season. Bolt pulled away from Ryan Bailey to finish in 10.12,...

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