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  • Dortmund win to go top

    Dortmund win to go top

    Borussia Dortmund struck four times in the second half to crush promoted Ingolstadt 4-0 yesterday and climb to the top of the Bundesliga on six points, ahead of champions Bayern Munich on goal difference. The 2011 and 2012 champions, who won their...

  • Pace tops age group in Budapest

    Hannah Pace stormed to victory in her Age Group at last weekend’s Ironman 70.3 race in Budapest, Hungary in what was the first foray for the Pembroke Athleta and national team triathlete in endurance racing. Pace’s result, in a hotly contested and...

  • Cameroon player dies after collapsing during match

    A 26-year-old striker for Cameroonian second division soccer team Dynamo de Douala collapsed during a match and later died, the central African nation’s professional soccer league said yesterday. Leopold Angong Oben was fouled in the penalty area,...

  • Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position yesterday to stretch his lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining. Nico Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton, in a...

  • Deila has faith in Celtic

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila will leave for Sweden this morning armed with faith in his squad after a much-changed team won 3-1 at Dundee United on Saturday. Only Emilio Izaguirre and Leigh Griffiths retained their places following Celtic’s 3-2...

  • Usain summons up Bolt from blue to retain title

    Usain summons up Bolt from blue to retain title

    Usain Bolt once again produced his best when it mattered most to retain his 100 metres world title yesterday and reassert his status as the fastest man on the planet. The 29-year-old Jamaican surged past the in-form American Justin Gatlin over the...

  • FIFA’s reform committee says Blatter unfairly treated-paper

    Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been unfairly treated over the corruption scandal surrounding world soccer‘s governing body, the head of its reform committee told a Swiss newspaper yesterday. United States prosecutors in May indicted nine...

  • Ennis-Hill wins heptathlon

    Ennis-Hill wins heptathlon

    Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill, who only decided to compete four weeks ago, regained the heptathlon world title yesterday after what she described as her “hardest year ever”. Ennis-Hill became a mother for the first time 13 months ago, and...

  • Football news

    Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba made a tame Major League Soccer debut for Montreal Impact in their 1-0 home loss to Philadelphia Union on Saturday. The former Ivory Coast player entered the game in the 59th minute to a standing ovation from...

  • Exiles Ferretti ladies win waterpolo KO

    Exiles Ferretti ladies win waterpolo KO

    Exiles Ferretti won the 2015 BOV women’s waterpolo KO after beating Sliema Frank Salt 10-9 in the final at the National Pool. The match was close and, in fact, required extra-time for a winner to be declared. Elena Borg struck the winner for the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Vargas: Chile striker Eduardo Vargas has agreed to join Bundesliga side Hoffenheim from Serie A side Napoli. The forward underwent a medical last weekend and is set to complete the transfer. It is believed Napoli will receive €5m plus a percentage...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: Roger Federer avenged his Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic by beating the top-seeded Serb 7-6(1) 6-3 last night to capture his second consecutive Western & Southern Open title. The Swiss second seed, playing Djokovic for the first...

  • Juve lose to Udinese

    Juve lose to Udinese

    Serie A champions Juventus slumped to a shock 1-0 home defeat against Udinese in their opening game of the new league season today. Juventus, who have gone through the last two seasons without losing at home in the league, dominated the game as...

  • Pedro shines for 10-man Chelsea on debut, City win

    Pedro shines for 10-man Chelsea on debut, City win

    Chelsea's Pedro scored and made a huge impact on his Premier League debut as the England champions got their campaign off the ground with an entertaining 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion while Manchester City won 2-0 at Everton. Chelsea had taken...

  • Hamilton wins in Belgium

    Hamilton wins in Belgium

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position today to increase his lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining. Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind the Briton for the...

  • Balzan hold Hibs 1-1

    Alexander Vujacic earned Balzan a dramatic point as they held champions Hibernians to 1-1 draw at the National Stadium yesterday. Balzan handed new signing Alfred Effiong a place in the starting formation and the Malta striker almost left an...

  • Substitute Vujacic denies Hibs

    Substitute Vujacic denies Hibs

    Balzan 1Vujacic 90;Hibernians 1Jorginho 57; Alexandar Vujacic came off the bench to stop Hibs from starting their title defence with a win as he fired home a stoppage-time equaliser for Balzan last night. It was an unexpected outcome to a match...

  • Luxol gear up for UEFA Futsal Cup

    Luxol will be showing a positive attitude and a winning mentality in their debut in the UEFA Futsal Cup when the Maltese national league champions take on Italian champions Pescara, Danish JB Futsal Gentofte and Andorran hosts FC Encamp this...

  • Late Mosta rally floors Floriana

    Late Mosta rally floors Floriana

    Floriana 1Bonnici 5;Mosta 2J. Brincat 83; Fidelis 87; Mosta scored two goals in the final seven minutes to come from behind and overcome Floriana in a drab early-season clash. It was a match that offered very little for much of the opening 75...

  • United held by visiting Newcastle

    United held by visiting Newcastle

    Promoted Bournemouth announced their arrival in the top flight with a bang after Callum Wilson’s hat-trick sealed their first-ever Premier League victory in a 4-3 success at West Ham United yesterday. The south coast side, who lost their two...