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  • Afghan boy in Lionel Messi shirt made from bag could meet his hero

    Afghan boy in Lionel Messi shirt made from bag could meet his hero

    A five-year-old Afghan boy who made a splash on the internet by wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey might get the chance to meet the Barcelona great. The Afghan Football Federation said it is planning to set up a meeting between Messi and...

  • Liverpool's Klopp a fan of Leicester's playing style

    Liverpool's Klopp a fan of Leicester's playing style

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he was aware of Leicester City's game plan ahead of Tuesday's trip to the King Power Stadium, but admitted that the knowledge, by itself, would not guarantee a result for his club. Leicester, who top the...

  • In-form Rooney seeks to keep heat off Van Gaal

    In-form Rooney seeks to keep heat off Van Gaal

    Wayne Rooney can help ease the pressure on beleaguered Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and move closer to Bobby Charlton’s club scoring record if he maintains his hot streak against Stoke City in the Premier League today. United forgot...

  • ‘Leaving Stripes was tough but I’m excited by new challenge’

    ‘Leaving Stripes was tough but I’m excited by new challenge’

    Goalkeeper Justin Haber is thrilled to have joined Hibernians but admitted that leaving Birkirkara was probably the toughest decision he has had to make in his entire career. The 34-year-old yesterday tied up the loose ends of his move to Hibs...

  • Priso to continue season with Sliema

    Sliema Wanderers pulled off arguably the biggest coup on transfer deadline day after signing Njongo Priso on a short-term deal. Priso had been widely expected to join a foreign club after annulling his five-year contract with Valletta last month...

  • BOV Premier League statistics – scorers and red cards

    BOV Premier League statistics – scorers and red cards

    BalzanEffiong 12; Micallef 8; Vujacic 5; Mensha 3, Da Silva Souza 3 (1 pen), Pedrinho 3; Zarate, Grioli, Darmanin, Focsa, Valero, R. Fenech. Red cards: Valero (vs Floriana), P. Fenech (vs Mosta). BirkirkaraPlut 8; Miccoli 6 (3 pens), Camenzuli 6;...

  • Bayern sign Tasci to plug gaps in defence

    Bayern Munich have signed former Germany international Serdar Tasci on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season as they look to plug the gaps left by injured central defenders Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez, the club said...

  • Perotti joins Roma on loan

    Perotti joins Roma on loan

    Roma have beaten the transfer deadline to sign Argentine winger Diego Perotti on loan from Genoa. The 27-year-old will represent the Giallorossi until June 2017 but could make his deal at the Stadio Olimpico permanent if Roma pay Genoa nine...

  • Football news

    Bologna have completed the signing of former Milan left-back Kevin Constant until the end of the season. The 28-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Turkish outfit Trabzonspor at the end of 2015 and is Bologna’s third signing of the...

  • Briefs

    Napoli: Serie A leaders Napoli have bolstered their squad with the signing of Vasco Regini from Sampdoria. The Azzurri, who boast 22-goal striker Gonzalo Higuain among their number, have been keen to reinforce their defensive options and Italy...

  • Floriana and Virtus to clash in the final

    Floriana and Virtus to clash in the final

    Floriana Café Del Mar 148PAVI Depiro 131 (1st leg: 68-66, 2nd leg: 80-65) It seems that Depiro show their best play in this competition. After eliminating Luxol in the previous round, they produced another outstanding performance over the two legs...

  • Leaders Qormi march on

    Leaders Qormi march on

    Qormi Poiatti 2 Floriana Young Stars 1 Matches between these two teams are always intriguing and produce different results, also including some high-scoring ones. On Sunday, Qormi started on the gallop, forcing several penalty corners but despite...

  • Khosla steers Marsa to victory

    Game five from the Malta Cricket Association Winter League saw Marsa CC notch up their first victory of the season in convincing style. Krishna CC won the toss and elected to bat first. Frank Spiteri (35 not out) and John Grima (19) played decent...

  • Djokovic ‘very hungry’ for French Open title

    Djokovic ‘very hungry’ for French Open title

    He is the tennis version of the Terminator and he’ll definitely be back at the French Open in May, but for Novak Djokovic his exploits at the claycourt major could decide his place in the pantheon of greats. For the second time in his career,...

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: The road cycling World Championships in 2018 will be held in the Austrian city of Innsbruck, the sport’s governing body (UCI) said yesterday. “I have no doubt that Innsbruck will provide a stunning and challenging route for riders to...

  • Priso to join Sliema Wanderers

    Priso to join Sliema Wanderers

    Njongo Priso is to continue his season with Sliema Wanderers after agreement was reached with with Premier League leaders Valletta over his transfer. The Cameroonian winger had been widely tipped to join a foreign club after rescinding his...

  • Wenger rules out Arsenal move for John Terry after he leaves Chelsea

    Wenger rules out Arsenal move for John Terry after he leaves Chelsea

    Arsene Wenger believes John Terry remains a great player but has ruled out making a shock move for the Chelsea captain. The 36-year-old revealed yesterday that he expects to leave the Blues in the summer having been told he will not be offered a...

  • Pep Guardiola to take over Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola to take over Manchester City

    Spaniard Pep Guardiola has signed a three-year contract to take over as Manchester City manager in July, the Premier League club said on Monday. Manuel Pellegrini will leave the job on June 30. "Out of respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the...

  • Back-to-back 100 free records for Chetcuti

    Back-to-back 100 free records for Chetcuti

    Andrew Chetcuti lowered the 100 metres freestyle national record twice on the final day of the Luxembourg Euro Meet, yesterday. In the morning session, Chetcuti took part in the qualifying heats and completed the two-lap race in 51.30 seconds…...

  • Germany win Euro gold

    Germany qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games men’s handball tournament after winning their second European Championship with an impressive 24-17 victory over favourites Spain in the final, in Krakow, Poland, yesterday. The Germans will join hosts...