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  • Hamilton on pole, again

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton continued his season's sweep of qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix with his fourth successive pole position for Mercedes. The Briton was joined on the front row by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, with fellow...

  • Hibs are Malta football champions

    Hibs are Malta football champions

    FLORIANA-1, HIBERNIANS-3 Hibernians are the new Malta football champions. Dominant all season, Hibernians secured their 11th title with three games to spare after a 3-1 victory over Floriana gave them an unassailable lead at the top. Urged on by...

  • Hibernians on the verge of the title as Wanderers thwart City

    Hibernians on the verge of the title as Wanderers thwart City

    Sliema Wanderers 3Mateus 1; Potezica 59; Pedrinho 64;Valletta 3Nafti 5; Camilleri 45; Briffa 68; A goal after just 17 seconds set the tone for a high-scoring match between Valletta and Sliema Wanderers last night. It was end-to-end stuff from...

  • Kaljevic leads Balzan to comfortable win

    Qormi 1Effiong 68 penBalzan 5Kaljevic 1, 20; Piccioni 23, Serrano 41; Arab 89; Bojan Kaljevic took 20 minutes to decide the outcome of this match when he struck twice to help Balzan strengthen their hold on fourth place in the standings. With...

  • Floriana file garnishee order against Vaughans

    Floriana file garnishee order against Vaughans

    Floriana FC have filed a lawsuit against their former president Stephen Vaughan Jr and his father Stephen Vaughan Sr over unpaid monies. Vaughan Jr was at the helm of Floriana between August 2012 and early 2014 when he was succeeded by current...

  • Mqabba dash Stars’ play-off chances

    Vittoriosa Stars 0 Mqabba 4 A below par Vittoriosa Stars saw their slim chances of a place in the play-off dashed after going down to Mqabba 4-0, last night. Surely, this was the worst defensive display by the Stars this season as Arturo Di...

  • Arsenal, ’Pool eye final berth

    Arsenal, ’Pool eye final berth

    The mythical Wembley Stadium will provide the setting for this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals as holders Arsenal take on Reading today and Aston Villa play Liverpool tomorrow. Arsenal, who won the competition last season after coming from two goals...

  • Local sports – weekend programme

    National Stadium: BOV Premier League 4pm Floriana vs Hibernians; 6pm Tarxien Rainbows vs Mosta.Centenary Stadium: BOV Division One 4pm Fgura United vs Melita; 6pm Birżebbuġa vs Gżira United.Mosta: BOV Division Two 4pm Dingli vs Għaxaq; 6.15pm San...

  • Vettel not expecting any gifts from Mercedes duo

    Vettel not expecting any gifts from Mercedes duo

    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is not expecting any gifts from Mercedes even if tensions between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg spill over on to the track in Bahrain this weekend. “Both of them are professional enough to handle the situation,” the...

  • Reds open the title race

    Playing a diligent tactical game, Neptunes Grimaldi summoned their steam in the latter sessions to turn the result around when defeating San Ġiljan All Care 9-8. The Reds may not have a long squad of experienced players despite their tradition of...

  • Malta coach Neill not underestimating Israel

    Malta coach Neill not underestimating Israel

    The Maltese rugby national team resume their commitments in the FIRA-AER Division 2A when they play guests to Israel, in Netanya, this afternoon. Malta have so far experienced mixed fortunes in the group. They opened the campaign on November 1...

  • Djokovic and Nadal to renew rivalry

    A near flawless Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3 to set up a blockbuster Monte Carlo Masters semi-final with claycourt king Rafael Nadal, who came through a testing workout by David Ferrer yesterday. World number one Djokovic won the...

  • Pupil Mourinho aims to halt master Van Gaal

    Pupil Mourinho aims to halt master Van Gaal

    When Jose Mourinho jumped to beleaguered Louis van Gaal’s defence in February, sympathising that he should be given time to get used to English football, even he might have been surprised at just how quickly his mentor has since adapted. At the...

  • In-form Lazio geared up for Juve clash in Turin

    In-form Lazio geared up for Juve clash in Turin

    Rampant Lazio carry an eight-game winning streak in Serie A into tonight’s match at league leaders Juventus. The Biancoceleste, who have scored 18 goals and conceded just one in their last six Italian league games, will attempt to solidify their...

  • Kiev to join race to host Champions League final

    Ukraine is set to join the race to host the Champions League final in 2018 or 2019 after the decision was approved by the country’s football federation yesterday. The move to stage the showpiece match at the Olimpiysky stadium in Kiev comes eight...

  • Hughes dismisses Begovic talk

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes has dismissed the latest reports linking Asmir Begovic with a move away from the Britannia Stadium. There has been fresh talk this week of Real Madrid being interested in the keeper, with it even being suggested that talks...

  • Football news

    Fans are being given the chance to elect their English Premier League Player of the Year after Facebook announced the launch of its own football awards. Supporters all over the world can vote for various awards including Player and Young Player of...

  • Sports round-up

    Figure skating: Double Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko, who announced his retirement after withdrawing from the individual event at the 2014 Sochi Games because of a back injury, is to return to figure skating. “I am slowly getting back into...

  • Sporting briefs

    Kompany: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany may not be fit before the end of the season because of a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said. The 29-year-old central defender limped off at half-time during last weekend’s 4-2 derby...

  • Steadman hopes to stay steady

    Ronnie O’Sullivan’s rookie World Championship opponent is fearing Crucible humiliation before he even plays his first shot against the five-time winner. Manchester potter Craig Steadman will make his debut at the age of 32, making him a relative...