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  • Murphy the Master with fine victory

    Shaun Murphy became the 10th man to win snooker’s Triple Crown as he stunned Neil Robertson 10-2 at Alexandra Palace to win the Masters last night. World number one Robertson had lit up the Alexandra Palace with his form in 6-1 wins over Ali...

  • Sporting briefs

    Giovinco: Juventus and Italy playmaker Sebastian Giovinco is set to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on a four-year deal, the Canadian and Italian media reported yesterday. They said an announcement was expectedly imminently for the...

  • Luxol see off rivals Athleta to secure third honour

    Luxol see off rivals Athleta to secure third honour

    Luxol 68Athleta 55 (Luxol win 133-101 on aggregate) Caffé Moak Luxol secured their third honour of the season after completing a 133-101 victory over rivals Athleta in the two-legged Louis Borg Cup final yesterday. Buoyed by their 65-46 victory in...

  • Sports round-up

    Alpine Skiing: American Lindsey Vonn (picture) equalled Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 wo-men’s Alpine skiing World Cup victories when she won a downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo yesterday. The four-times World Cup overall...

  • Hard-fought win for Birkirkara

    Hard-fought win for Birkirkara

    FLORIANA 1 BIRKIRKARA 2 Birkirkara registered a hard-fought win over Floriana to maintain their hopes of clinching the runners-up spot in this year’s campaign.   The Stripes stormed into the lead after 17 minutes when Herrera sliced a decent cross...

  • Updated: Cazorla shines as Arsenal beat Manchester City 2-0

    Updated: Cazorla shines as Arsenal beat Manchester City 2-0

    Arsenal ended their away hoodoo against Premier League title challengers with a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that left Chelsea five points clear at the top. Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal the lead from the penalty spot in the 24th minute, after...

  • Hibernians cruise past 10-man Balzan

    Hibernians cruise past 10-man Balzan

    HIBERNIANS-4, BALZAN-0 A difficult test for Hibernians turned into a stroll as the leaders cruised to a 4-0 victory over fourth-placed Balzan who were hit hard by defender Elkin Serrano's red card 19 minutes into the second half. The Paolites...

  • Update 2: Tevez fires Juve five points clear, Napoli go third

    Update 2: Tevez fires Juve five points clear, Napoli go third

    Juventus reached the halfway point of the Serie A season with a commanding five-point lead over Roma after thrashing Verona for the second time in four days. Paul Pogba and Serie A leading scorer Carlos Tevez both scored in the opening seven...

  • Juventus playmaker Giovinco set to join Toronto - reports

    Juventus and Italy playmaker Sebastian Giovinco is set to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on a four-year deal, the Canadian and Italian media reported. They said an announcement was expectedly imminently for the transfer of the...

  • Nafti dazzles as City beat Rangers

    Nafti dazzles as City beat Rangers

    Valletta 2Nafti 41; Elford-Alliyu 76;Zebbug Rangers 0 Valletta have yet to find two strong overseas players who match the lofty standards demanded by coach Ivan Zammit but the foreign trio who survived the January cull are not letting the team...

  • Hotspurs pile more misery on misfiring Qormi

    Qormi 0Pieta Hotspurs 1Micallef 31; Relegation-troubled Pietà Hotspurs threw themselves a lifeline as a Luke Micallef goal in the first half saw them past a struggling Qormi side, in Hamrun, yesterday. It was a hard-earned win for the Hotspurs who...

  • Wanderers shut down by 10-man Naxxar

    Wanderers shut down by 10-man Naxxar

    Naxxar Lions 0Sliema Wanderers 0 Sliema Wanderers were left frustrated after being denied victory by a resolute Naxxar Lions side that held on for a deserved point despite playing for more than an hour with a man less following a first-half...

  • Rainbows strike late to deny Mosta

    Tarxien Rainbows 1Vallecillo 90;Mosta 1Matteus 31; Newcomer Edu Vallecillo handed Tarxien Rainbows their first point in three matches after hitting a last-gasp equaliser in 1-1 draw with Mosta. Perhaps, the problem with Tarxien was that they...

  • Malta end group with heavy defeat to Latvia

    Malta end group with heavy defeat to Latvia

    The Maltese national team suffered a heavy defeat in their final Euro 2016 preliminary round Group E match yesterday when they were beaten by Latvia 8-0 at the Corradino Pavilion. Thanks to their comfortable win, Latvia have now qualified to the...

  • Five-star Chelsea maul Swansea

    Five-star Chelsea maul Swansea

    Chelsea ran riot at Swansea City, scoring four times before half-time on the way to a 5-0 win that sent Jose Mourinho’s side five points clear in the Premier League yesterday. Brazil midfielder Oscar and Spain striker Diego Costa scored two...

  • Dull and duller Hodgson

    Dull and duller Hodgson

    Someone once said (and it may have been me) that if you were to look up the definition of the word ‘boring’ in the dictionary, there would simply be a picture of Roy Hodgson. Is that a little harsh? Possibly yes. But there are times – many, many...

  • Roma held in Palermo

    Roma held in Palermo

    Palermo produced another fine performance but could not go beyond a 1-1 draw with championship contenders Roma at home, last night. Roma could not afford to drop further behind in the Serie A title race following a 2-2 draw with derby rivals Lazio...

  • Lombaers makes International Master norm

    Peter Lombaers, from the Netherlands, was the talk of the town when he remarkably achieved his first International Master norm at the XYChess IM group which came to a close at the Imperial Hotel, Sliema, on Friday. Scoring 6.5 on nine and...

  • Ginola suffers few hitches in FIFA bid

    Ginola suffers few hitches in FIFA bid

    David Ginola’s unlikely bid for the FIFA presidency suffered two major hitches on day one. The 47-year-old former Tottenham and Newcastle forward revealed he was being paid £250,000 to stand by bookmaker Paddy Power and was unable to name a single...

  • Today’s sports fixtures

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 2pm Hibernians vs Balzan; 4pm Floriana vs Birkirkara. Gozo Stadium: GFA Division One 1pm Nadur Youngsters vs Kerċem Ajax; 3pm Xewkija Tigers vs Oratory Youths. Melita Stadium: Youth FA U-17 1pm Kirkop United vs...