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  • FIFA cannot be dominated by one continent, warns Blatter

    Scandal-hit FIFA can never be dominated by one continent, outgoing president Sepp Blatter said yesterday. Without going into details or naming anyone, Blatter said that in the past one continental federation had tried to exert a dominance over the...

  • Bayern leave it late to beat Hoffenheim

    Bayern leave it late to beat Hoffenheim

    Champions Bayern Munich scored a 90th minute winner through Robert Lewandowski to edge past Hoffenheim 2-1 yesterday, with the champions reduced to 10 men following the second-half dismissal of defender Jerome Boateng. Lewandowski tapped in after...

  • Saints snatch dramatic win to land coveted cup

    Saints snatch dramatic win to land coveted cup

    The moment has at last arrived for San Ġiljan Crystal Finance! After two decades they have struck success in the shape of the BOV knock-out when defeating Neptunes Grimaldi by the odd goal in a 25-goal thriller that left all those present at the...

  • Hearts make it five wins from five games

    Hearts collected a fifth straight Scottish Premiership win with a convincing 3-0 victory over Partick Thistle to maintain their flawless start to the season, yesterday. Following a slow start from Robbie Neilson’s side, the hosts went ahead...

  • Championship leader Hamilton bags sixth straight pole in Spa

    Lewis Hamilton blew away his rivals to claim his sixth straight pole position for today’s Belgian Grand Prix. The world champion yesterday posted a best lap of one minute 47.197 seconds to leave Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg trailing in his wake...

  • Football news

    Croatia have banned their own fans from the team’s Euro 2016 away qualifiers fearing racist incidents could get them thrown out of the competition, the country’s FA (HNS) said. “There will be no organised section for Croatian fans in games at...

  • Farah storms to 10,000m victory

    Farah storms to 10,000m victory

    Britain’s Mo Farah survived a last-lap trip to retain his 10,000 metres world title in some style yesterday, extending his dominance of men’s distance running at major championships. Almost tripped up by Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor as he took the...

  • Sporting briefs

    FIFA visit: FIFA will send a team to investigate the state of play in Indonesian soccer with the Southeast Asians hopeful the world governing body will overturn a ban administered for government interference. Indonesia Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi...

  • Sports round-up

    Golf: Tiger Woods roared back after over a year in the wilderness to tie for the Wyndham Championship lead. Less than three months after the worst round of his career, Woods looked more like the 14-times major champion that he is as he recovered...

  • Late Mosta rally sinks Floriana

    Mosta struck two goals in the closing stages of the match to overcome Floriana 2-1 at the National Stadium. The Greens had seemingly set to give new coach Luis Oliveira a good start to life in the BOV Premier League when they took the lead after...

  • Hamilton secures pole

    Double world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix  with a flawless lap to take top slot on the starting grid for the 10th time in 11 races. The Mercedes driver will have his closest rival and team mate Nico...

  • Updated - United held to goalless draw by dogged Newcastle

    Updated - United held to goalless draw by dogged Newcastle

    Manchester United's 100 percent start to the Premier League season ended when they were held to a goalless draw against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney had an early goal ruled out for offside as United, 1-0 winners in their opening...

  • Spot-on Priso leads Valletta to a 3-0 win

    Spot-on Priso leads Valletta to a 3-0 win

    Valletta 3Priso 45 pen, 67 pen; Falcone 89;St Andrews 0 Njongo Priso scored two penalties and Federico Falcone was also on the mark as Valletta marked the start of Paul Zammit’s second spell at the City club with a 3-0 victory over St Andrew’s...

  • Pembroke’s dream start

    Qormi 1Gauci 50;Pembroke 2Villalobos 13, 71; Pembroke Athleta had a dream start to their first-ever Premier League campaign yesterday as they beat a Qormi team in disarray. At times, it seemed that Jesmond Zerafa’s Yellows were the debutants in...

  • Rainbows strike late to down 10-man Blues

    Sliema 0Tarxien 2Azzopardi 75 pen, Hevia 83; Ayrton Azzopardi came off the bench to inspire Tarxien to victory after scoring a 75th-minute penalty and set up a second goal against ten-man Sliema yesterday. It was a deserved victory for the...

  • Plut and Miccoli tame the Lions

    Plut and Miccoli tame the Lions

    Birkirkara 4Miccoli 11; Plut 13, Sciberras 43; Fenech 73;Naxxar Lions 0 Birkirkara made a comfortable start to their league trek as they broke little sweat to see off the feeble challenge of Naxxar Lions yesterday. The Stripes were clearly in a...

  • All-red duel at the Emirates

    All-red duel at the Emirates

    Title contenders Arsenal and Liverpool clash at the Emirates Stadium in London on Monday night. Last weekend, Arsene Wenger was seen breathing more easily after the Gunners chalked up their first points of the season following a hard-earned 2-1...

  • United could have signed Pedro if they wanted, says Van Gaal

    United could have signed Pedro if they wanted, says Van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal played down the club’s interest in signing Pedro from Barcelona yesterday after the Spanish international decided to join Premier League cham-pions Chelsea instead. He also defended the club’s executive...

  • Milan look set to put years of mediocrity behind them

    Milan look set to put years of mediocrity behind them

    With a new coach, a new investor and possibly a new stadium on the way, Milan look as if they can finally put several years of confusion and mediocrity behind them in Serie A this season. Milan should join Roma and Napoli as the main challengers...

  • Rosberg fastest despite tyre blowout

    Rosberg fastest despite tyre blowout

    Nico Rosberg was fastest for Mercedes in Belgian Grand Prix practice yesterday despite an explosive, high-speed tyre blowout that had the German wrestling to keep the car out of the barriers. After lapping fastest in bright and sunny morning...

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