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  • Sunderland escape bottom three after draw with Arsenal

    Sunderland crawled out of the Premier League relegation zone and Arsenal dropped points in their quest for a top-four finish in a lively 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light. A game full of chances saw Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt rattle the...

  • Allegri reaching for remote as Juve sight scudetto

    Allegri reaching for remote as Juve sight scudetto

    Massimiliano Allegri will have no complaints if he has to watch Juventus being crowned Serie A champions from the comfort of his living room. Should Juve claim all three points from today’s trip to Fiorentina, their players and staff will have to...

  • Spurs or Leicester: either way, it will be football that wins

    Spurs or Leicester: either way, it will be football that wins

    It may sound strange, considering the excellent season they are having, but I actually feel a little sorry for Tottenham Hotpur. Under normal circumstances, the vast majority of neutral fans like myself would be hoping and praying that Mauricio...

  • Luis Suarez scores four as Barcelona rout Gijon

    Luis Suarez scored four goals for the second game in a row and unseated Cristiano Ronaldo as La Liga top scorer as Barcelona thumped 10-man Sporting Gijon 6-0 with the help of three penalties to further affirm their title ambitions, last...

  • Red Star match postponed after supporter killed in fight

    Red Star Belgrade’s match at Serbian top division rivals Borac Cacak was postponed yesterday after one of their supporters was killed in a fight with rival fans. “The Superleague’s director made the decision after consultations with the...

  • Leaders Bayern put champagne on ice despite win at Hertha

    Leaders Bayern put champagne on ice despite win at Hertha

    Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 yesterday but had to put the champagne on ice for a looming record fourth straight Bundesliga title after Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart 3-0 to stay seven points behind with three games left. A deflected...

  • Unbeaten Gżira wrap up title with 4-0 victory

    Unbeaten Gżira wrap up title with 4-0 victory

    Gżira United 4St George’s 0 Gżira United will return to the top flight next season as Division One champions after trouncing the already-relegated St George’s 4-0 yesterday to secure the title. It was a fitting end to a memorable season for the...

  • Football news

    Manchester United paid £10 million to agents and intermediaries between October and February – over £3m more than the next highest-spending Premier club. A document by the FA listed the net totals spent by clubs from the start of October to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Spal: Spal have gained promotion into Serie B after a 23-year absence. The club, based in Ferrara, were able to top the table in Lega Pro with a draw against Arezzo, yesterday. First founded in 1907, Spal went bankrupt in 2005 and again in 2012.

  • More athletes benefit from MOC scheme

    More athletes benefit from MOC scheme

    The Youth Commission within the Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) has launched the 2016 Youth Elite Athlete Scheme whereby promising and dedicated young athletes from different sport are selected to form part of this programme. The scheme provides...

  • Kimetto eyes course record in London

    Kimetto eyes course record in London

    World record holder Dennis Kimetto is targeting a course record in today’s London Marathon. The 32-year-old is the only man to have run under two hours three minutes. His world record of 2hrs 2mins 57secs was set in Berlin in September 2014 – the...

  • Cini champion

    Cini champion

    Brian Cini (right) is the new Malta champion after defeating Alex Borg 6-4 in the national championship final at the Juventutis Domus hall, in Żejtun, late Friday. Cini, who plays for St Joseph BC of Żebbuġ, won the opening frame but Juventutis...

  • Marco Fu reaches last eight

    Marco Fu became the first player to book his place in the quarter-finals at the Crucible in Sheffield this year by winning a hard-fought best-of-25 encounter with qualifier Anthony McGill 13-9 late Friday. Fu, the 14th seed at the World...

  • Integrity Unit says 48 match alerts received this year

    The organisation tackling the threat of match-fixing in tennis has received 48 alerts this year, mostly from the lower tiers of the professional ranks. A briefing note from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said 24 men’s matches on the Futures Tour...

  • Today’s sports programme, results­­

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 4pm Mosta vs Floriana; 6pm Birkirkara vs Hibernians. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One 4pm Gudja United vs Mqabba; 6.15pm Senglea Athletic vs Lija Athletic. Mosta: BOV Division Three 4pm Marsaxlokk vs Ta’...

  • Sports round-up

    Athletics: Shot putter Valerie Adams will have the opportunity to become the first woman to win the event at three successive Olympics after she was named in New Zealand’s initial athletics squad for this year’s Rio de Janeiro Games. Adams, whose...

  • Jovetic brace spurs Inter to 3-1 win over Udinese

    Jovetic brace spurs Inter to 3-1 win over Udinese

    Striker Stevan Jovetic scored twice as Inter Milan came back from a goal down to beat Udinese 3-1 at San Siro and consolidate fourth place in Serie A. Striker Cyril Thereau volleyed the visitors into the lead in the ninth minute with Jovetic...

  • Man United reach FA Cup final with last-gasp winner

    Man United reach FA Cup final with last-gasp winner

    Anthony Martial snatched a last-gasp winner to send Louis van Gaal's Manchester United into a potentially season-redeeming FA Cup final as the favourites following a 2-1 victory over Everton at Wembley. With the semi-final headed for extra-time...

  • Qormi shock Sliema to retain survival hopes

    QORMI 1; SLIEMA WANDERERS 0 Qormi achieved the biggest victory of the season yesterday when an early goal by their talisman defender Noah Ojoula handed them a 1-0 success over Sliema. With the three teams in the red zone separated by just three...

  • Mifsud keeps Valletta in the lead

    Mifsud keeps Valletta in the lead

    BALZAN-1, VALLETTA-2 Valletta opened a four-point gap on Hibernians after edging Balzan 2-1 in a hard-fought clash. Needing a win to keep top spot ahead of their potentially descisive final-day match against Hibs, who meet Birkirkara tomorrow,...