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  • Manchester City ominous after cruising past Liverpool

    Manchester City ominous after cruising past Liverpool

    A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season. With new signing...

  • Algeria suspends all football after player is struck, killed

    Algeria has suspended all football this weekend in memory of Albert Ebosse, the striker killed on Saturday after being struck by an object thrown from the crowd during a Ligue 1 match in the north African country. The Algerian Football Federation...

  • Balotelli completes move to Liverpool

    Balotelli completes move to Liverpool

     Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Liverpool from AC Milan on a "long-term" deal, the Premier League club said. The 24-year-old is the big signing Liverpool fans have craved since selling last season's top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona in...

  • Ten-man Hibs battle for victory

    Ten-man Hibs battle for victory

    Hibernians 2Edison 29, 88;Qormi 1Effiong 6 pen; Mario Muscat bid adieu to football with a victory in a highly-dramatic match when 10-man Hibns beat Qormi thanks to Luis Edison’s last-gasp winner, yesterday. A man short and one goal down, Hibs were...

  • Keeper Muscat – the Hibs’ living legend

    Keeper Muscat – the Hibs’ living legend

    Five hundred league matches is a record which any player should be proud of in any category let alone in the Premier League. This is the proud record which goalkeeper Mario Muscat established yesterday. Apart from a handful of matches for...

  • Bueno’s late goal foils Hotspurs

    Bueno’s late goal foils Hotspurs

    Mosta 1Bueno 74;Pieta Hotspurs 0 Pieta Hotspurs were taught a harsh lesson by Mosta yesterday as a Daniel Mariano Bueno goal late on condemned the Premier League newcomers to a defeat in a match which saw them holding the upperhand for long...

  • Van Gaal’s wait for win goes on

    Van Gaal’s wait for win goes on

    Manchester United were denied their first competitive win under Louis van Gaal yesterday as Jack Rodwell’s equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Juan Mata put Manchester United ahead in the 17th minute, providing a...

  • Our squad is the best says City boss Pellegrini

    Our squad is the best says City boss Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is convinced the champions still boast the strongest squad in the English Premier League. City face an early test as they host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium tonight. Pellegrini’s summer recruitment has been...

  • Decisive Champions League qualifiers may be better in May

    Decisive Champions League qualifiers may be better in May

    On the same day Brazil were crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semis of the 2014 World Cup, another remarkable match took place almost unnoticed, thousands of kilometres away, in the Armenian capital Yerevan. There, on an historic night for Andorran...

  • West Brom sign winger Varela

    West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Portugal winger Silvestre Varela on a season-long loan from Porto, the Premier League club an-nounced yesterday. The pacey 29-year-old has made 26 appearances for Portugal, scoring five goals...

  • Paderborn denied win

    Promoted Paderborn were denied a dream start to life in the Bundesliga when Mainz salvaged a 2-2 draw with a stoppage-time penalty. Despite a squad budget of around €5m, minnows Paderborn refused to buckle, rewarding their 14,000 fans with their...

  • Ledecky breaks 1,500m record

    Ledecky breaks 1,500m record

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in less than 24 hours while Michael Phelps suffered a rare defeat at the Pan Pacific championships, in Australia, yesterday. Ledecky hacked almost six seconds off her 1,500 metres...

  • Football results

    Coppa Italia, third roundLanciano vs Genoa 0-1; Brescia vs Latina 1-0; Verona vs Cremonese 3-0; Lazio vs Bassano 7-0; Cesena vs Casertana 1-0; Empoli vs L’Aquila 3-0; Sampdoria vs Como 4-1; Udinese vs Ternana 5-1. Primera LigaEibar vs Real...

  • Ricciardo wins at Spa after Mercedes title rivals collide

    Ricciardo wins at Spa after Mercedes title rivals collide

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull yesterday while Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton provided the drama of the day by colliding on the second lap. Hamilton failed to finish after fighting with a...

  • Vella Wood makes Ironman podium

    Vella Wood makes Ironman podium

    Birkirkara St Joseph’s Michelle Vella Wood wrote a new page in the history of Maltese triathlon earlier this month by becoming the first ever local triathlete to claim a podium place in an Ironman event. Vella Wood has just taken part in the...

  • Football news

    Brighton manager Sami Hyypia is predicting a rosy future for Liverpool loanee Joao Teixeira after the Portuguese playmaker scored for the second game running in a 2-1 home victory over Bolton. Hyypia exploited his contacts at Liverpool – where he...

  • Serena plays Townsend in a symbolic opener

    Serena plays Townsend in a symbolic opener

    Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive US Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend tomorrow, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud. On Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day that drew legions of young hopefuls...

  • Balzan gearing up for tough Euro assignment

    Balzan gearing up for tough Euro assignment

    Malta futsal champions Balzan have stepped up preparations ahead of their participation in the UEFA Futsal Cup this week. For the two-time Malta champions this will be their third participation in the European tournament. They were handed a tough...

  • Sporting briefs

    Africa Cup: Libya have been removed as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as fighting in the country continues to rage, delaying plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament. The Confederation of African Football are inviting...

  • Djokovic is looking forward to life as a dad

    Novak Djokovic has had so-so results in the run-up to the US Open, but he is not concerned. In fact, he is riding high as a newly-wed and a soon-to-be father. The 27-year-old Serb tied the knot with his sweetheart Jelena Ristic four days after...