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  • Villa and Leicester safe, Gerrard farewell agony

    Villa and Leicester safe, Gerrard farewell agony

    Aston Villa were crushed 6-1 by Southampton but joined Leicester Cityin celebrating Premier League survival today while Steven Gerrard's farewell party was spoiled as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Midlands duo Villa and Leicester, who...

  • Fenech strikes in extra-time to send Birkirkara into Trophy final

    Fenech strikes in extra-time to send Birkirkara into Trophy final

    BIRKIRKARA-1, VALLETTA-0(after extra-time)Birkirkara are through to the final of the FA Trophy. Facing rivals Valletta in the first semi-final, the Stripes stayed in contention to win the second most prestigious honour thanks to captain Paul...

  • English premier league results and standings

    Results and standings from the English premier league matches. Burnley 0 Stoke City 0 Queens Park Rangers 2 Newcastle United 1 Southampton 6 Aston Villa 1 Sunderland 0 Leicester City 0 Tottenham...

  • City, Stripes vie for shot at KO glory

    City, Stripes vie for shot at KO glory

    Eclipsed by champions Hibernians for much of the past 10 months, Valletta and Birkirkara will be going all out to strengthen their chances of ending an otherwise lacklustre season on a high when they meet in the FA Trophy semi-final this evening...

  • Mosta retain their status thanks to late flourish

    Mosta retain their status thanks to late flourish

    Mosta 2Fortune 88; Roberts 90;Gżira United 0 Feelings of joy and relief gripped the Mosta players last night as the Blues prolonged their sojourn in the elite division following a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Division One hopefuls Gżira United in...

  • Boca Juniors’ place in cup at stake after fan violence

    Boca Juniors’ place in cup at stake after fan violence

    Disciplinary proceedings against Boca Juniors were opened yesterday by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) after at least one of their fans attacked rival River Plate players with what appeared to be pepper spray. Four River Plate...

  • Blatter wants to keep same format

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is opposed to proposals to expand the number of teams at the World Cup and would like to keep the number of participants to 32 if he is re-elected, he said yesterday. He also suggested playing more intercontinental...

  • Pearson’s Foxes out to tame Black Cats

    Pearson’s Foxes out to tame Black Cats

    At the summit of the Premier League, the champions and the three other Champions League candidates are now settled. Down at the bottom matters are different though. Burnley and Queens Park Rangers are doomed with two matches remaining but the...

  • Galea steals the show in a dramatic finale

    Galea steals the show in a dramatic finale

    The penultimate trophy match of the Malta Polo Club season was held last week. Team Jeep and Team Engel & Volkers Sara Grech battled it out for the prestigious Challenge Cup – a trophy that dates back to 1870. Captained by Julian Mamo, Team Jeep...

  • Emotional Anfield gathers for Gerrard’s last home game

    Emotional Anfield gathers for Gerrard’s last home game

    An emotional Anfield will witness the end of an era this evening when Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard makes his final home appearance after more than 700 games and 17 years playing for his boyhood club. Tickets that normally cost £47 are on sale...

  • Tight competition expected at National Championships

    Tight competition expected at National Championships

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association will be staging their annual national track and field championships at Marsa today and tomorrow. The organisers are expecting a good level of performance especially in view of the fact that all foreign-based...

  • Garcia tries to breathe life into waning Roma

    Garcia tries to breathe life into waning Roma

    Roma have been confined to their Trigoria training ground ahead of tomorrow’s match against Udinese as exasperated coach Rudi Garcia tries to breathe new life back into his faltering side. The only surprise after a dismal campaign in the second...

  • Peplow wins Masters title

    Jason Peplow was the surprise winner of the Masters National League recently after beating Malta champion Alex Borg 5-4 in the final played at Senglea’s La Vincitrice Band Club. As the final scoreline clearly indicates, the best-of-nine match was...

  • Dnipro charged by UEFA over crowd trouble

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Ukraine’s Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk following their Europa League semi-final victory over Napoli, European soccer’s governing body said yesterday. Dnipro are facing charges over the behaviour of their...

  • Federer powers on in unplanned Rome appearance

    Federer powers on in unplanned Rome appearance

    Roger Federer, who had not originally planned to play in the Italian Open, crushed Thomas Berdych 6-3 6-3 yesterday to reach the semi-finals. An early loss to Nick Kyrgios in Madrid last week convinced the Swiss maestro that he needed more matches...

  • Sant to ref U-17 quarter-final

    Maltese referee Alan Mario Sant will be in charge of today’s UEFA U-17 Championship quarter-final between holders England and Russia at the Lazur Stadium in Burgas, Bulgaria. Sant has already officiated in the tournament which comes to a close...

  • F1 to bring back refuelling in rules revamp

    F1 to bring back refuelling in rules revamp

    Formula One is set to bring back refuelling in 2017 as part of a rules revamp to make cars faster, louder and more aggressive-looking. The FIA said in a statement yesterday, a day after a meeting of the sport’s Strategy Group, that the aim was to...

  • Football fixtures

    Bundesliga Playing today – 15.30Augsburg vs HanoverB. Leverkusen vs HoffenheimFreiburg vs B. MunichH. Berlin vs E. FrankfurtMainz vs CologneSchalke vs PaderbornStuttgart vs HamburgW. Bremen vs B. M’gladbachWolfsburg vs B. Dortmund Leading...

  • Warne, Tendulkar back new ‘greats’ T20 league

    Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are backing a new Twenty20 league for former cricketing greats that will be played in cities around the world from later this year, the Australian newspaper reported yesterday. Indian batsman Tendulkar and...

  • Football news

    Petr Cech has been given the green light to talk to other clubs by Chelsea, according to the goalkeeper’s agent. After a decade as number one, Cech has found himself second choice behind Thibaut Courtois this season as Chelsea won the Premier...