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  • Bayern demolish Werder 6-0

    Champions Bayern Munich crushed Werder Bremen 6-0 in the Bundesliga yesterday to protect their four-point lead at the top as last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund continued their poor run with a 2-1 loss at Cologne. Fellow Champions League...

  • Canoe Sport Festival at Sliema today

    Today, the Malta Canoe Federation is holding its first Canoe Sport Festival in a bid to promote the sport as a way of fitness on our islands. The event will take place on the waters outside the Sliema Strand part of the harbour from 9am...

  • In Scotland

    Scottish PremiershipDundee Utd 1 - Partick 0Motherwell 1 - Dundee FC 3Ross County 0 - Celtic 5St Johnstone 1 - Kilmarnock 2St Mirren 0 - Inverness 1   P W D L F A Pts Hamilton 10 7 2 1 19 5 23 Dundee...

  • Fleet off to record start

    Fleet off to record start

    Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta bastions to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race, yesterday. In all, 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the offshore race in the Mediterranean. Under blue skies and brilliant...

  • Mqabba join Melita at the top after 2-0 win

    Mqabba join Melita at the top after 2-0 win

    Mqabba 2Fgura United 0 Two late goals sent Mqabba top of the table, at least for 24 hours as Melita, who also have 12 points, play against Gżira United today. A Douglas Da Silva Silveira shot from outside the area was stopped by the Fgura keeper...

  • Dominant Marquez on pole for Australian GP

    Dominant Marquez on pole for Australian GP

    World champion Marc Marquez underlined his dominance of MotoGP when he swept to a record-equalling 12th pole position of the season on a good day for Spain at the Australian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Honda rider, who sealed a second straight...

  • Football news

    Swansea City manager Garry Monk is eager to secure Wilfried Bony’s future and reports in the UK said yesterday that the club are set to open negotiations with their striker about a new contract. The 25-year-old Ivorian was linked with a move away...

  • Chinese pace-setters break rudder, lose Volvo race lead

    Chinese boat Dongfeng Race Team lost the Volvo Ocean Race lead yesterday after an unidentified object in the Atlantic smashed their rudder. The crew were forced to replace the part after the “violent impact” rocked the boat. The delay to effect...

  • Sporting briefs

    Evans: Sheffield United yesterday denied reports that the club have offered a new contract to convicted rapist Ched Evans. Evans, 25, was released from prison on Friday after serving half of his five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in...

  • ‘Williams brothers’ jibe leads to ban for Russia tennis boss

    ‘Williams brothers’ jibe leads to ban for Russia tennis boss

    The president of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 and banned from the women’s tour for a year after referring to Serena and Venus Williams (picture) as “the Williams brothers” on a television chat show last...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Ali Carter clinched victory in his comeback tournament yesterday with a thrilling 7-6 triumph over former world champion Shaun Murphy in the final of the General Cup in Hong Kong. Essex cueman Carter has been undergoing treatment for lung...

  • Chelsea shrug off Costa loss to maintain flying start

    Chelsea passed their first test of playing in the Premier League without prolific top scorer Diego Costa by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 away. In a sign of how the leaders have improved since last season, they were barely troubled as they revisited...

  • Welbeck salvages point for Arsenal

    Danny Welbeck netted a stoppage-time equaliser as injury-hit Arsenal fought back to draw 2-2 against Hull at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners, with a makeshift defence and missing Mesut Ozil because of a knee injury, had taken an early lead...

  • Zebbug, Naxxar draw

    ZEBBUG RANGERS 3NAXXAR LIONS 3  Naxxar Lions failed to provide new coach Jesmond Zerafa with a dream start as they were held by Zebbug Rangers who staged another stirring fightback from 3-1 down to earn a point. The opening minutes were short of...

  • Leaders Hibs held by Tarxien

    Leaders Hibs held by Tarxien

    Leaders Hibernians dropped their first points of the season when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Tarxien Rainbows at the National Stadium. The Paolites entered the match in high spirits after winning their opening seven matches of the Premier...

  • Qormi bag second successive win

    Qormi chalked up their second successive victory as they scored two goals in each half to see off Floriana 4-2 at the National Stadium.Qormi were off to a flier and on 20 minutes they forged ahead when they were awarded a free-kick and Joseph...

  • Classic Aguero inspires Manchester City

    Classic Aguero inspires Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero delivered the performance Mauricio Pochettino feared as he fired all four goals in Manchester City's dramatic 4-1 win over 10-man Tottenham. Spurs boss Pochettino had compared Aguero's play to the genius of Mozart in the build-up to...

  • 10-man Sliema hit four past tame Mosta

    10-man Sliema hit four past tame Mosta

    SLIEMA WANDERERS-4, MOSTA-1 Stephen Azzopardi began his second spell as Sliema coach on an excellent note as the Wanderers trounced Mosta 4-1 to make it three wins in a row. Sliema deserved the three points as they were by far the more organised...

  • Very slow start for Middle Sea Race

    Very slow start for Middle Sea Race

    Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta Waterfront to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race. 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the Mediterranean classic offshore race. Under blue skies and brilliant sunshine, the...

  • Sturridge in fresh injury blow

    Sturridge in fresh injury blow

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge faces another two to four weeks on the sidelines, according to a report. The 25-year-old England forward has been out of action for six weeks due to a thigh strain he picked up on international duty. He had been...

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