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  • Real Madrid crush Melilla in Solari's first game as coach

    Real Madrid crush Melilla in Solari's first game as coach

    Santiago Solari got off to the perfect start as Real Madrid's interim coach when his side thrashed Melilla 4-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. In their first match since Julen Lopetegui was sacked after a dire run capped by a 5-1 loss to...

  • Last-gasp Reus penalty sends Dortmund into German Cup third round

    Last-gasp Reus penalty sends Dortmund into German Cup third round

    Borussia Dortmund needed a Marco Reus penalty late in extra time to beat second division Union Berlin 3-2 on Wednesday and book their spot in the German Cup third round. The Berliners had twice come back from a goal down but Christian Pulisic, who...

  • Former Italian football star sentenced in mafia trial

    Former Italian football star sentenced in mafia trial

    An Italian court on Wednesday sentenced former national football star Vincenzo Iaquinta to two years in jail and his father, Giuseppe, to 19 years at the end of a trial of almost 150 people for alleged mafia links. Iaquinta was found guilty of a...

  • NFL roundup: Unbeaten Rams nip Packers

    NFL roundup: Unbeaten Rams nip Packers

    Bills 6, Patriots 25 Tom Brady threw for 324 yards as the New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills 25-6 on Monday night in Orchard Park, N.Y., for their fifth consecutive win. Having averaged 39.3 points over their previous four games, the...

  • Watch: Messi back in Barca training as arm injury heals quickly

    Watch: Messi back in Barca training as arm injury heals quickly

    Lionel Messi returned to training earlier than expected with Barcelona on Wednesday as the forward continues his recovery from an arm injury which kept him out of the team's wins against Inter and Real Madrid last week. The Argentine forward was...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Leonard, Raptors rout 76ers

    Watch: NBA roundup: Leonard, Raptors rout 76ers

    Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Jonas Valanciunas added 23 points off the bench as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 129-112 on Tuesday night. Kyle Lowry added 20 points and 12 assists for...

  • Watch: Calderon sets a female F1 first for Latin America

    Watch: Calderon sets a female F1 first for Latin America

    Colombian Tatiana Calderon became the first Latin American woman to drive a Formula One car in an official capacity when she took part in a promotional event for the Sauber team in Mexico on Tuesday. The 25-year-old GP3 racer was appointed...

  • Vassallo to officiate Basketball match in Italy

    Vassallo to officiate Basketball match in Italy

    Maltese referee Bernard Vassallo will be involved on the international stage after he was appointed to officiate the FIBA EuroLeague Group A women's game between Famila Schio, champions of Italy and Czech side USK Prague, at the Pala Campagnola,...

  • Watch: Former Leicester bosses pay tribute to chairman

    Watch: Former Leicester bosses pay tribute to chairman

    Former Leicester City managers Claudio Ranieri and Nigel Pearson joined the voices of condolence for the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday night. Thai businessman Vichai died along with four...

  • Watch: Real head to Africa to start Copa del Rey campaign

    Watch: Real head to Africa to start Copa del Rey campaign

    Real Madrid's bid to win the Copa del Rey starts in Africa on Wednesday as new interim coach Santiago Solari makes his debut against UD Melilla, a third-tier side who hail from an autonomous Spanish city bordered by Morocco. Spain and Morocco have...

  • Watch: Inexperienced Lakers starting to wear on LeBron

    Watch: Inexperienced Lakers starting to wear on LeBron

    Just seven games into the season, LeBron James is starting to run out of patience with the mistakes of his young Los Angeles Lakers teammates. The Lakers are 2-5 following a 124-120 loss at Minnesota on Monday night and have given up an average...

  • Mahrez seals points for Man. City at Tottenham

    Mahrez seals points for Man. City at Tottenham

    Manchester City returned to the Premier League summit on goal difference with a 1-0 victory over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur courtesy of an early goal by Riyad Mahrez at a subdued Wembley Stadium on Monday. It was not the free-rolling City of...

  • Two-goal Icardi gives Inter sixth league win in a row

    Two-goal Icardi gives Inter sixth league win in a row

    Inter captain Mauro Icardi scored twice as they beat Lazio 3-0 away on Monday with an impressive all-round performance to claim their sixth Serie A win in a row. The win pulled Inter on level with Napoli. Both have 22 points, six behind leaders...

  • Hibs beat Sliema to go second

    Hibs beat Sliema to go second

    SLIEMA WANDERERS         0 HIBERNIANS                    1 Taylon 53 Brazilian Taylon was on the mark as Hibernians edged past Sliema Wanderers to secure their fourth win in a row and join Valletta in second place, four adrift of leaders Gżira...

  • Lopetegui sacked as Real Madrid coach

    Lopetegui sacked as Real Madrid coach

    Real Madrid sacked coach Julen Lopetegui three months into his first season in charge after the Spanish giants were beaten by arch rivals Barcelona, the European champions said on Monday. Real have failed to win in the league since beating...

  • Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

    Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

    La Liga leaders Barcelona thrashed great rivals Real Madrid to all but seal coach Julen Lopetegui's fate while surprise package Alaves kept the heat on the Catalans by downing Villarreal to move second. Atletico Madrid bounced back from their...

  • Five talking points from the Serie A weekend

    Five talking points from the Serie A weekend

    Juventus stretched their lead in Serie A to six points thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo brace in a 2-1 win at Empoli while second-placed Napoli were held 1-1 at home by Roma. The following are five talking points from the weekend: MAZZARRI RAGES...

  • Ronaldo says he left Real because of president Perez’s attitude

    Ronaldo says he left Real because of president Perez’s attitude

    Cristiano Ronaldo says he decided to quit Real Madrid this summer because the Spanish club's president, Florentino Perez, only ever saw him as a means of making money. "He only ever looked at me as a business relationship. I know it. What he told...

  • Senglea pick up first win

    Senglea pick up first win

    ST ANDREWS                  1 Borg 90 SENGLEA ATHLETIC         2 Tcanturia 45 Volpini 60 Senglea Athletic secured their first league win of the season when they surprised St Andrews with a goal in each half at the Centenary Stadium. It was St...

  • Conte unlikely to become Real Madrid coach - reports

    Conte unlikely to become Real Madrid coach - reports

    Italian Antonio Conte will not replace Julen Lopetegui if he is sacked as Real Madrid manager, Spanish media reported on Monday. Following Sunday’s 5-1 Clasico humbling by arch-rivals Barcelona, Real look set to fire Lopetegui after four months in...