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  • Barcelona beat Atletico to wrap up 23rd Liga crown

    Barcelona beat Atletico to wrap up 23rd Liga crown

    Treble-chasing Barcelona are La Liga champions for the fifth time in seven years after a clinical Lionel Messi strike secured a 1-0 victory away to Atletico Madrid that wrapped up the title with a game to spare yesterday. Cristiano Ronaldo hit a...

  • Contador clings to Giro lead

    Alberto Contador clung on to the overall lead of the Giro d’Italia despite being outsprinted by his closest rival Fabio Aru at the end of a hilly ninth stage yesterday. Paolo Tiralongo, 37, won the stage after overhauling Tom Jelte Slagter with a...

  • Treble-seeking PSG still the top team in Ligue 1

    Treble-seeking PSG still the top team in Ligue 1

    Paris St Germain made up for another European failure by clinching their third Ligue 1 title in a row on Saturday after a tense season as they took the second step towards what would be an unprecedented domestic treble. PSG lifted the title after...

  • Lorenzo leads Yamaha one-two at French GP

    Lorenzo leads Yamaha one-two at French GP

    Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo celebrated his second successive MotoGP win after beating team-mate and championship leader Valentino Rossi in a Yamaha one-two at yesterday’s French Grand Prix. Italian Andrea Dovizioso was third for Ducati, with world...

  • Local football results

    Youth FA Under-15: Ħamrun vs Mosta 0-2; Tarxien Rainbows vs Melita 0-2; St Andrew’s vs Luqa SA 7-0; Sta Luċija vs Siġġiewi 1-6; Għaxaq vs Żejtun Corinthians 6-1. (St Andrew’s Section B winners). GIDA Cup final: WPU vs Club33 1-1 (Club33 win 4-2 on...

  • Djokovic overruns Federer in Rome

    World number one Novak Djokovic continued his dominant form when he brushed aside old rival Roger Federer to win the Rome Masters yesterday, his fifth title of the year. Earlier, Russian Maria Sharapova ground down Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6 7-5 6-1...

  • Football news

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has told the fans ahead of today’s Serie A home clash with Parma that they are not giving his players the respect they deserve after a strong season. Fiorentina were booed by their fans after Europa League...

  • Saphir Barbes seals first victory at Marsa

    Saphir Barbes seals first victory at Marsa

    The 24th meeting of the season, held yesterday at the racetrack, comprised 10 all-trotting races, six of which were heats from two championships reserved for French horses – the Silver Class Prix De Cabourg and the Prix De Cagnes Sur Mer for...

  • Fraser-Pryce downed in China

    Fraser-Pryce downed in China

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the world’s fastest woman, was surprisingly beaten in her opening 100 metres of the year as Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor crushed a high-quality field in the Shanghai Diamond League meeting yesterday. Fraser-Pryce,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Basle: The point from a goalless draw with Young Boys was enough to guarantee Basle their 18th Super League title. The side from St-Jakob Park were 11 points ahead of second-placed Young Boys ahead of yesterday’s meeting and the gap remained the...

  • Pharoah in Triple Crown hunt

    Pharoah in Triple Crown hunt

    The hunt for the elusive Triple Crown is on again. Despite a torrential downpour, favourite American Pharoah (picture) comfortably won the 140th Preakness Stakes last weekend to become the third horse in the past four years to leave Pimlico with a...

  • Sports round-up

    Rugby Sevens: Fiji were crowned sevens world series champions for the first time in nine years yesterday as the US won the final tournament of the season at Twickenham. Two tries from Savenaca Rawaca secured Fiji’s 19-7 win over South Africa in...

  • Hibs sweep past Qormi to reach FA Trophy final

    Hibs sweep past Qormi to reach FA Trophy final

    QORMI-0, HIBERNIANS-2Champions Hibernians kept their dream of a league and cup double alive after beating Qormi 2-0 to set up a final clash with Birkirkara on Saturday. Hibernians' win was never in doubt as they controlled the semi-final against a...

  • Arsenal stay ahead in race for third after draw with Man Utd

    Manchester United and Arsenal battled to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford today to leave the Londoners ahead in the race to qualify directly for next season's Champions League group stage without having to face a playoff. Ander Herrera volleyed United...

  • Berardi hat-trick sinks angry nine-man Milan

    Domenico Berardi scored a hat-trick, including a so-called phantom goal, against AC Milan for the second season running to give Sassuolo a 3-2 win against opponents who finished the game with nine men today. Milan had Giacomo Bonaventura and Suso...

  • Inter keeper Handanovic gifts victory to Juve

    Inter keeper Handanovic gifts victory to Juve

    Inter are in danger of missing out on a place in Europe next season after goalkeeper Samir Handanovic gifted champions Juventus a 2-1 victory in Serie A. Elsewhere, Lazio took an important step towards a Champions League berth by winning 1-0 at...

  • Fenech breaks City’s hearts again

    Fenech breaks City’s hearts again

    Birkirkara 1Fenech 110;Valletta 0 (after extra-time) Paul Fenech’s decision to spurn Valletta’s overtures and extend his deal with Birkirkara made for an intriguing sub-plot to this eagerly-awaited FA Trophy semi-final between the two fierce...

  • Hibs back in competitive mode – Nisevic

    Hibs back in competitive mode – Nisevic

    Hibernians are still on cloud nine after walking away with the Premier League title but coach Branko Nisevic is in no doubt that his feted players have rediscovered their focus ahead of their FA Trophy semi-final against Qormi this evening at the...

  • Gerrard suffers farewell agony

    Gerrard suffers farewell agony

    Aston Villa were crushed 6-1 by Southampton but joined Leicester City in celebrating Premier League survival yesterday while Steven Gerrard’s farewell party was spoiled as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Midlands duo Villa and Leicester,...

  • Government to appoint sports medicine consultant

    Government to appoint sports medicine consultant

    For Chris Fearne, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, his recent visit to the Malta FA’s new physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinic evoked memories when, as a young doctor, he formed part of the association’s medical staff. An avid football...