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  • Chelsea shrug off Costa loss to maintain flying start

    Chelsea passed their first test of playing in the Premier League without prolific top scorer Diego Costa by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 away. In a sign of how the leaders have improved since last season, they were barely troubled as they revisited...

  • Welbeck salvages point for Arsenal

    Danny Welbeck netted a stoppage-time equaliser as injury-hit Arsenal fought back to draw 2-2 against Hull at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners, with a makeshift defence and missing Mesut Ozil because of a knee injury, had taken an early lead...

  • Zebbug, Naxxar draw

    ZEBBUG RANGERS 3NAXXAR LIONS 3  Naxxar Lions failed to provide new coach Jesmond Zerafa with a dream start as they were held by Zebbug Rangers who staged another stirring fightback from 3-1 down to earn a point. The opening minutes were short of...

  • Leaders Hibs held by Tarxien

    Leaders Hibs held by Tarxien

    Leaders Hibernians dropped their first points of the season when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Tarxien Rainbows at the National Stadium. The Paolites entered the match in high spirits after winning their opening seven matches of the Premier...

  • Qormi bag second successive win

    Qormi chalked up their second successive victory as they scored two goals in each half to see off Floriana 4-2 at the National Stadium.Qormi were off to a flier and on 20 minutes they forged ahead when they were awarded a free-kick and Joseph...

  • Classic Aguero inspires Manchester City

    Classic Aguero inspires Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero delivered the performance Mauricio Pochettino feared as he fired all four goals in Manchester City's dramatic 4-1 win over 10-man Tottenham. Spurs boss Pochettino had compared Aguero's play to the genius of Mozart in the build-up to...

  • 10-man Sliema hit four past tame Mosta

    10-man Sliema hit four past tame Mosta

    SLIEMA WANDERERS-4, MOSTA-1 Stephen Azzopardi began his second spell as Sliema coach on an excellent note as the Wanderers trounced Mosta 4-1 to make it three wins in a row. Sliema deserved the three points as they were by far the more organised...

  • Very slow start for Middle Sea Race

    Very slow start for Middle Sea Race

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

  • Sturridge in fresh injury blow

    Sturridge in fresh injury blow

    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...

  • City, Stripes look to keep Hibs within sight

    City, Stripes look to keep Hibs within sight

    As the dust settles on Malta’s much-hyped encounter with Italy, the focus switches back to the mundane reality of domestic football as the BOV Premier League resumes with a six-match programme. For local heavyweights Valletta, the reigning...

  • Sliema bow for Azzopardi as Zerafa leads Lions

    Qormi vs Floriana (today at 15.00, National Stadium). Qormi are on a high after ending their winless run with a 4-0 rout of Mosta while Floriana drew 1-1 with Balzan before the international break. Josef Mansueto, the Qormi coach, must make do...

  • Rabat Ajax claim first win

    Rabat Ajax 1St George’s 0 Rabat Ajax bagged their first win of the season after they edged past St George’s at the Centenary Stadium yesterday. It was a deserved victory for Joey Falzon’s men who struck the winner with their first attempt at goal...

  • Full publication of Garcia report impossible – judge

    Full publication of Garcia report impossible – judge

    The report into the turbulent bidding process for the rights to host the next two World Cups cannot be made fully public for legal reasons, though excerpts of it may be, FIFA’s ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said yesterday. Eckert is still...

  • Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has come to the conclusion that everyone in Italy is against the Turin side. Leaders and title holders Juventus, who have a 100 per cent record after six matches, visit bottom-of-the-table Sassuolo tonight,...

  • Experienced Lagasse says RMSR ‘up there with the big regattas’

    Experienced Lagasse says RMSR ‘up there with the big regattas’

    The Rolex Middle Sea Race has established itself as one of the most popular regattas on the international sailing scene over the last decade or so. Some of the world’s leading sailors have been lured to the centre of the Mediterranean to embark on...

  • Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Kimi Raikkonen has dropped a hint he may carry on at Ferrari for one more season beyond his current contract before retiring from Formula One for good. On his return to Ferrari this season Raikkonen has endured a wretched campaign as the switch to...

  • US sprinter Gatlin out of running for World Athlete of the Year

    Controversial United States sprinter Justin Gatlin is out of contention to win the IAAF’s athlete of the year award after failing to make the final three-man shortlist, the sport’s governing body announced yesterday. As widely expected,...

  • Del Bosque plans to quit Spain after Euro 2016

    Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has confirmed that he plans to stand down after La Roja bid for a third successive triumph at Euro 2016. “In life you cannot be absolutely sure about anything but it is my intention to continue until France 2016 and...

  • Weekend sports programme

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 3pm Qormi vs Floriana; 5pm Hibs vs Tarxien Rainbows.Tedesco Stadium: BOV Premier League 3pm Sliema Wanderers vs Mosta; 5.15pm Żebbuġ Rangers vs Naxxar Lions.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 3pm Mqabba vs...

  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Formula One’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli has changed its compounds for next month’s Brazilian Grand Prix after reassessing the state of new asphalt laid at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit. The original choice of hard and medium tyres was criticised...