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  • Chelsea considering Terry red card appeal

    Antonio Conte believes referee Kevin Friend was wrong to send off John Terry in yesterday’s FA Cup third-round win over Peterborough and says Chelsea are considering an appeal. Terry, making his first start since the EFL Cup exit at West Ham in...

  • Exiles SC to mark 50th anniversary with a programme of activities

    Exiles SC to mark 50th anniversary with a programme of activities

    Fifty years in the life of a club is an occasion to savour. Exiles Sports Club, one of six premier league waterpolo clubs in Malta, are proud to have reached such a landmark this year and will be celebrating this milestone in the most appropriate...

  • Football news

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has taken responsibility for the club’s recent inconsistent form and said he is still getting to know his players and how best to use them. City made a flying start under Guardiola, winning their first 10...

  • Murray upbeat despite defeat to Djokovic

    Andy Murray believes there is more to come from him in 2017 as he switches focus to success at the Australian Open following a dramatic three-set defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Qatar Open, on Saturday. Defending champion Djokovic...

  • Dimitrov ends trophy drought with Brisbane title

    Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov ended a two-and-a-half year trophy drought yesterday after outlasting Kei Nishikori of Japan in an absorbing final at the Brisbane International. The 6-2 2-6 6-3 win at the Pat Rafter arena was the 25-year-old’s first in...

  • Jones determined to make a statement

    Eddie Jones wants England to play a leading role in transforming the RBS 6 Nations into the best competition in the world by showing ambition throughout their title defence. Jones masterminded a Grand Slam on his debut Championship last year, but...

  • Sporting briefs

    Belotti: Torino’s claim that Arsenal made a bid of £55 million for striker Andrea Belotti has been disputed in north London. The Serie A club’s director of sport Gianluca Petrachi said yesterday that a bid had been received, but Press Association...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Isaac Borg (picture) is through to the quarter-finals of the European U-17 Snooker Championships that are currently being played in Malta. The 16-year-old won his opening two group matches but then lost his third game but still managed to...

  • Fourth-tier Plymouth hold Liverpool youngsters at Anfield

    Fourth-tier Plymouth Argyle shut up shop and kept the door firmly closed to earn a superb 0-0 draw away to Liverpool's youngest ever starting XI in Sunday's FA Cup third round tie at Anfield. Determined defending and unstinting effort kept the...

  • Roma, Lazio scrape home while Inter win again

    Roma, Lazio scrape home while Inter win again

    Second-placed AS Roma needed an unlucky own goal from Armando Izzo to beat Genoa 1-0 away in Serie A today and neighbours Lazio survived a controversial disallowed goal before snatching a last minute win over lowly Crotone. Ivan Perisic scored at...

  • Balzan win, Hibs beat Valletta and keep in touch

    Balzan win, Hibs beat Valletta and keep in touch

    Matteo Piciollo was Balzan’s hero as the Italian striker netted a well-taken brace that enabled his team to maintain their leading position in the Premier League standings with a 2-1 win over Gzira United. Balzan’s first goal-scoring opportunity...

  • Birkirkara too strong for Pembroke

    Birkirkara too strong for Pembroke

    BIRKIRKARA 2 Dimitrov 7; Herrera 17 PEMBROKE ATHLETA 0 Although Pembroke sprang a surprise in the reverse fixture, it was too much to expect another shock result from them against the same Birkirkara. With Nigerian striker Ugochukwo Akuta,...

  • Hill urges government to help Silverstone keep British GP

    Hill urges government to help Silverstone keep British GP

    The man who brokered the last deal to save the British Grand Prix has called on the UK Government to back the event financially or risk losing one of the country’s best “shop windows”. Former Formula One world champion Damon Hill was president of...

  • Barzagli wants Juve to regain momentum

    Barzagli wants Juve to regain momentum

    Defender Andrea Barzagli is confident Juventus can pick up where they left off in Serie A as they host Bologna this weekend looking to extend their three-match winning run in the league. The defending champions suffered a penalties defeat to Milan...

  • It’s tough being at the top… and tougher in fourth

    It’s tough being at the top… and tougher in fourth

    Could it be that we are seeing the first public cracks in the previously impenetrable aura of perfectness that surrounds Pep Guardiola? It’s still early days for the Spaniard in terms of his Premier League managerial career. And I remain...

  • Real thrash Granada to equal unbeaten record

    Real Madrid equalled a Spanish record of 39 games unbeaten in all competitions by crushing struggling Granada 5-0 yesterday to go four points clear at the top of La Liga. Spain midfielder Isco set Real on their way to an easy victory by latching...

  • Today’s sports fixtures

    Hibs Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Tarxien Rainbows vs Sliema Wanderers; 4pm Gżira United vs Balzan. National Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Birkirkara vs Pembroke Athleta; 4pm Hibernians vs Valletta. Tedesco Stadium: BOV Division One 2pm...

  • Vittoriosa maintain promotion charge

    Vittoriosa maintain  promotion charge

    Rabat Ajax 2Vittoriosa Stars 5 Vittoriosa Stars completed their first round commitments with a comfortable victory against Rabat Ajax to maintain their promotion push. The Stars are now sharing fourth spot with Senglea Athletic and Mqabba on 22...

  • Marsa beat Żebbuġ

    Żebbuġ Rangers 1Marsa 2 A Luis Andrade Da Lima Melo goal six minutes from time enabled Marsa to overcome Żebbuġ Rangers and move away from the relegation zone. Marsa should have taken the lead on 14 minutes when Sakurai dashed into the area and...

  • I turned down a TUE in 2015 Tour win – Froome

    Chris Froome turned down the use of a therapeutic use exemption during the second of his three Tour de France wins, the Briton has revealed. The Team Sky rider, who has admitted to receiving TUEs twice during his career, rejected medical help...