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  • Wiggins pips Martin for first world time trial title

    Briton Bradley Wiggins added a time trial gold to his impressive set of cycling medals when he caused an upset by beating German powerhouse Tony Martin at the world championships yesterday. The 2012 Tour de France champion, who also beat Martin to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Van Beek: Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has included uncapped Feyenoord defender Sven van Beek in a 30-man preliminary squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Iceland Hiddink also named several young players who were...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Union: South Africa will give a first test start to loose-forward Teboho ‘Oupa’ Mohoje, one of two changes to their line-up, in the Rugby Championship test against Australia at Newlands on Saturday. Blindside flank Mohoje, who made his debut...

  • Napoli squander two-goal lead as Juve, Roma win

    Napoli squander two-goal lead as Juve, Roma win

    Napoli's troubles continued when they squandered a two-goal lead and were held 3-3 at home by Palermo in Serie A while leading pair Juventus and Roma both won to maintain their perfect records after four games. Arturo Vidal scored twice to give...

  • Man City hit seven, Chelsea also progress in League Cup

    Man City hit seven, Chelsea also progress in League Cup

    Holders Manchester City sailed into the English League Cup fourth round with a crushing 7-0 win over Sheffield and Chelsea beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1. After struggling to break down their Championship (second tier) opponents in the first half, City...

  • Córdoba for Malta training camp in December

    Córdoba for Malta training camp in December

    Former international and Inter star Iván Ramiro Córdoba will be in Malta in December for a training camp being hosted by Inter Club PUPI Zanetti Malta and Luxol Sports Club. Córdoba played 324 matches and scored 15 goals for Inter. He represented...

  • Liverpool come through epic shootout to beat Middlesbrough

    Liverpool come through epic shootout to beat Middlesbrough

    Liverpool reached the fourth round of the League Cup last night after winning an epic and nerve-shredding penalty shootout 14-13 at home to second-tier Middlesbrough, with the teams ending extra time tied at 2-2. Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah...

  • Bayern restore order with 4-0 drubbing

    Champions Bayern Munich ended Paderborn’s dream start to the season with a 4-0 demolition of the Bundesliga new boys last night, with Mario Goetze netting twice and new signing Robert Lewandowski getting off the mark. The win lifted Bayern two...

  • Clyne fires Saints to win at Arsenal

    Clyne fires Saints to win at Arsenal

    Southampton’s fine start to the season continued as Nathaniel Clyne’s stunning strike dumped Arsenal out of the League Cup in the third round last night. The Gunners, who fielded a relatively strong attack alongside an inexperienced back line,...

  • Borg handed three-match suspension by UEFA

    Steve Borg was yesterday banned for three matches by the UEFA Disciplinary Commission following his dismissal in Malta’s 2-0 defeat to Croatia in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Zagreb earlier this month. The Malta defender was shown a straight red card...

  • Ronaldo stars in Real win

    Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific start to the season with four goals, including two penalties, as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 5-1 in La Liga last night. Real conceded a 15th minute penalty for a foul on Pedro Mosquera, with...

  • Torres scores on first start for Milan

    Fernando Torres scored his first Serie A goal last night as a leaky Milan battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Empoli. Making his first start after a late appearance at the San Siro on Saturday in a 1-0 defeat to Juventus, the former...

  • United need massive investment on new players, says Neville

    United need massive investment on new players, says Neville

    Manchester United, who spent £150 million ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another £100 million before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville. United’s defenders...

  • Magath cheesed off over injury remedy claim

    Former Fulham coach Felix Magath has taken to Facebook to reject claims that he told club doctors to treat an injured player with cheese. Magath, who was sacked last week in the wake of the club’s terrible start following relegation from the...

  • Spain should not dump tiki-taka, says Capdevila

    Spain should not dump tiki-taka, says Capdevila

    Former world champions Spain will have to wait to regain their past glory but they need not discard their attractive brand of football that earned them fans and laurels, World Cup winning defender Joan Capdevila told Reuters in an...

  • FIFA Exco considers new concussion rule

    A proposal allowing for a three-minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion will be discussed this week by FIFA’s Executive Committee. The guidance comes from FIFA’s medical committee, following a meeting on Monday in Zurich, and...

  • Fernando Santos appointed Portugal manager – FPF

    Fernando Santos appointed Portugal manager – FPF

    Fernando Santos (picture), who led Greece to the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil, has been appointed Portugal’s new coach. “Fernando Santos, 59, is the new national team coach. Santos, the former head coach of Greece, will be presented to the...

  • Juve bring Milan back down to earth

    Juve bring Milan back down to earth

    What a difference a week can make in football. Following back-to-back victories over Lazio (3-1) and Parma (5-4) in their first two league outings of the season, Milan entered Saturday’s clash with Juventus brimming with confidence. Juventus...

  • Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain

    Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women’s Tour player Gala Leon as Spain’s new Davis Cup captain. The RFET handed the 40-year-old Leon responsibility for the...

  • Mixed fortunes for Marsa CC at the Oval

    Mixed fortunes for Marsa CC at the Oval

    The Marsa CC are coming from a busy weekend during which they played against CMS CC in a twenty over game on Friday before taking Eton Ramblers in a two-game series. On Friday, the home team batted first and made a reasonable total of 130...

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