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  • Valletta hit their stride in second half

    Valletta 3Ikenna 28; Cremona 65; Barry 84;Mosta 1Roberts 58; With their hopes of retaining the title as good as over, Valletta have been way below their best in the third round of the championship. Their indifferent form has raised question marks...

  • Mazzetti makes an impact for the Stripes

    Mazzetti makes an impact for the Stripes

    Birkirkara 2Z. Muscat 66; Mazzetti 88;Pietà Hotspurs 1Fortunato 85; A slow-burning, lacklustre game sprung into life in the final stages with two quick goals. Birkirkara had the last laugh as they battled past relegation strugglers Pietà Hotspurs...

  • Floriana unable to go past resolute Qormi

    Floriana 0Qormi 0 Frustrated Floriana drew a blank after a below-par performance yesterday as Qormi coach Mark Miller devised a cautious plan aimed at nullifying the Greens’ attacking weaponry. Floriana held the initiative for long stretches but...

  • Fiorentina heap misery on Roma

    Fiorentina heap misery on Roma

    Fiorentina tore apart Italian rivals Roma to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win that left their opponents’ season in tatters and under-fire coach Rudi Garcia tottering on the brink of the sack. While Napoli held off a spirited...

  • Delighted Hodgson hands Kane his first England call-up

    Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, was named in the senior England squad for the first time by coach Roy Hodgson yesterday. Hodgson included Kane in his 24-man squad for the March 27 Euro...

  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in quarters

    Nadal, Federer join Murray in quarters

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open, joining Andy Murray in the last eight, though Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon...

  • Spencer Cup at Marsa

    Spencer Cup at Marsa

    The Malta Polo Club heralded the second half of the season on Saturday with the Spencer Cup, an historic trophy first presented to the Maltese in 1928 by Sir Charles Spencer in memory of his son Sir Cecil Spencer. Team Chukkas took an early lead...

  • A milestone has been reached

    A milestone has been reached

    Alex Vella talks to coach Karl Izzo about Malta’s latest feat in qualifying for the finals of a major international championship – the European Games in Azerbaijan this year. Two years of preparation gained momentum some months ago when coach Karl...

  • Parling promoted for crucial France clash

    England have promoted Geoff Parling to the second row and recalled Nick Easter to the bench for tomorrow’s decisive RBS Six Nations clash with France at Twickenham. The solitary change to the starting XV that toppled Scotland 25-13 last weekend...

  • 2022 WCup final to be played on December 18

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is to be played in November and December and the final will be held on December 18, FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio said yesterday. De Gregorio told reporters the decision was made by the executive committee of...

  • Uranium Des Arkads steals the limelight

    Driven by Kurt Saliba, French trotter Uranium Des Arkads went on to win the Assikura Championship final for Bronze Class trotters at the Marsa Racetrack, yesterday. This final, held on a short distance of 2,140m, formed part of the 11th winter...

  • La Liga leads the way

    La Liga leads the way

    La Liga is well ahead of the Premier League as the strongest in Europe in terms of Champions League consistency, with Barcelona the best-performing individual club since the rebranding of the competition in 1992. The supremacy of Spanish teams...

  • Xewkija score a late winner, easy for Nadur

    Xewkija score a late winner, easy for Nadur

    Title challengers Xewkija Tigers and Nadur Youngsters obtained contrasting wins last weekend to remain within one point of each other before their direct clash on Sunday afternoon at the Gozo Stadium. Xewkija came back from a goal down to beat...

  • O’Sullivan relaxed over Crucible

    O’Sullivan relaxed over Crucible

    Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan claims winning 10 world titles “wouldn’t change his life much” and insists he plays the Crucible tournament “just to get away from home”. O’Sullivan eased into the World Grand Prix quarter-finals late...

  • Title contenders stay on winning track

    Title contenders stay on winning track

    Luxol, Ħamrun Spartans and Balzan claimed important victories in the Futsal Premier Division to maintain their challenge for the championship. Luxol, top of the league on 38 points, beat Qormi 10-3 while Ħamrun, one point behind in second place,...

  • Vonn extends skiing record

    Vonn extends skiing record

    Lindsey Vonn (picture) dominated the Super-G at the Alpine skiing World Cup finals in Meribel, yesterday to add a record-equalling 19th globe to her collection. The American, who won the downhill title on Wednesday, took her 67th World Cup victory...

  • Local sports results

    GFA Division Two: Għajnsielem vs Qala Saints 3-1; Żebbuġ vs Għarb 4-2.IASC Division Two: Mġarr vs Żurrieq Wolves 2-3; Birkirkara vs Rovers Utd 2-2; Żabbar CB vs Safi AFC 3-2. Basketball Men’s League SFs play-offs: Athleta vs Luxol 97-53; Virtus vs...

  • Football news

    Louis van Gaal says he will retire from football when his spell with Man. United comes to an end. Van Gaal has enjoyed a stellar career that has taken him from Holland to Spain, Germany and now England, where he is contracted with United until...

  • Sporting briefs

    Points docked: Panathinaikos’ hopes of winning a 21st Greek Super League title were dented yesterday after their appeal against a three-point deduction was rejected by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO). It was the second setback to hit...

  • Sports round-up

    Cricket: India, growing in confidence with every match, thrashed Bangladesh by 109 runs yesterday in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The defending world champions made light work of their clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, outclassing...