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  • McLaren’s testing programme disrupted by engine issues

    McLaren’s sorry season took another miserable twist yesterday after further problems with their Honda engine contributed to them missing eight hours of testing in Bahrain. While Lewis Hamilton – back in his Mercedes after finishing a disappointing...

  • Brighton chief won’t break bank in EPL

    Brighton and Hove Albion must strengthen the squad following their promotion to the Premier League, but they will resist the temptation to spend lavish sums on transfers, club chairman Tony Bloom has said. Brighton’s Glenn Murray and Solly March...

  • Playing for Rangers is all I’ve ever wanted – Beerman

    Playing for Rangers is all I’ve ever wanted – Beerman

    Myles Beerman has caught the attention of all Maltese football enthusiasts these last few weeks as the U-21 international has succeeded in establishing himself in the first team of Scottish Premiership giants Rangers. Injuries to key senior...

  • Premier League statistics

    Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 23 (4 pens); Da Silva Souza 7, Piciollo 7; Effiong 5, Nafti 5; Micallef 4 (1 pen); Fenech 3; Serrano 2; Agius, Arab, Bruno, Anderson. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs...

  • Football news

    Championship side Birmingham City appointed Harry Redknapp as manager until the end of the season, as a replacement for Gianfranco Zola. Redknapp, who at 70 becomes the oldest manager in English football, guided Tottenham to Champions League...

  • Bayern left fuming over Champions League 'robbery'

    Bayern left fuming over Champions League 'robbery'

    Bayern Munich left the Santiago Bernabeu furious with referee Viktor Kassai and his team of assistants after being knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid yesterday. Real Madrid won 4-2 after extra-time to advance with a 6-3 aggregate...

  • Sporting briefs

    Johnson: Glen Johnson has signed a one-year contract extension with Stoke. The former England defender, whose previous deal was due to expire this summer, is now committed to the Potters until 2018. The 32-year-old right-back, whose past clubs...

  • Sliema, Neptunes pick up wins

    Sliema and Neptunes continued where they left off last week when they registered victories over Exiles (7-4) and Valletta (13-7) respectively in yesterday’s ninth round of the winter league. By the end of the day the Blues had made sure of...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (picture) has entered the draw for next month’s French Open four months after suffering a serious hand injury, she said yesterday. The 27-year-old was stabbed by a knife-wielding intruder in her...

  • Madrid see off Bayern in controversial thriller to reach Champions League semis

    Madrid see off Bayern in controversial thriller to reach Champions League semis

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to send Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-2 extra-time win against 10-man Bayern Munich to seal a 6-3 aggregate victory in controversial circumstances. A bizarre Sergio Ramos own...

  • Leicester's Champions League dream over as Atletico power into semis

    Leicester's Champions League dream over as Atletico power into semis

    Leicester City's fairytale Champions League journey came to an end at the King Power Stadium tonight when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid, who reached the semi-finals for the third time in four seasons with a 2-1 aggregate win. A...

  • Juve's Alves expects a long night at the Camp Nou

    Juve's Alves expects a long night at the Camp Nou

    Dani Alves believes if Juventus can knock out his former side Barcelona, they will be eliminating the best team in the world from the Champions League. The Brazilian right-back, who moved from the Nou Camp to Turin last year, helped keep former...

  • Zanetti says Inter aim to be one of world's top 10 clubs

    Zanetti says Inter aim to be one of world's top 10 clubs

    Inter, currently enduring their fifth straight season without Champions League football, are determined to establish themselves as one of the world's top 10 clubs, vice president Javier Zanetti told Reuters in an interview. Zanetti, a former Inter...

  • Bayern’s Lewandowski set to face Madrid’s shaky defence

    Bayern’s Lewandowski set to face Madrid’s shaky defence

    Real Madrid’s struggling defence will probably have to keep Bayern Munich’s deadly striker Robert Lewandowski at bay in the Bernabeu to reach the Champions League semi-finals. Real will be defending a 2-1 lead from the first leg of the...

  • Leicester plot Atletico downfall

    Leicester City remain a surprise guest at the top table of European football but a place in the Champions League semi-finals beckons if they can overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Spanish heavyweights Atletico Madrid. The Premier League...

  • McLaren woes persist in Bahrain

    Fernando Alonso castigated Honda on Sunday after his McLaren team endured a Bahrain Grand Prix nightmare, with Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne failing to make it even as far as the starting grid. McLaren said Vandoorne, who had qualified 17th,...

  • Terry to leave Chelsea at end of the season

    Long-serving Chelsea defender John Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, the English club said yesterday. The 36-year-old former England international played more than 700 games for Chelsea and has been their most successful...

  • Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

    Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

    Formula One world champions Mercedes have indicated they may increasingly have to favour Lewis Hamilton over new team mate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. In practice, that is likely to mean the reluctant...

  • Brighton promoted to Premier League

    Brighton and Hove Albion were promoted to the Premier League as goals from Glenn Murray and Solly March secured a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic in the Championship yesterday. Brighton’s rise to the top flight was confirmed after Huddersfield Town...

  • As Chelsea wobble can Spurs surge to Premier League title?

    As Chelsea wobble  can Spurs surge to  Premier League title?

    A four-point lead with six games to go. Is the Premier League title race now back on, after so many had assumed Chelsea had the championship in the bag? Simon Evans looks into this season’s championship run-in. The fixture list suggests that...

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