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  • Willian gem sinks Newcastle as Chelsea cement fourth place

    Willian gem sinks Newcastle as Chelsea cement fourth place

    Maurizio Sarri warned his Chelsea stars to improve their mentality after Willian's sublime strike sealed a hard-fought 2-1 win over struggling Newcastle on Saturday. Sarri's side took the lead through Pedro's early goal, but Ciaran Clark snatched...

  • Watch: Iraq, Iran, Saudis power to Asian Cup last 16

    Watch: Iraq, Iran, Saudis power to Asian Cup last 16

    Back-from-retirement Sardar Azmoun fired Iran into the Asian Cup knockout phase on Saturday as Carloz Queiroz's side were joined by arch-rivals Iraq and fellow former winners Saudi Arabia in the last 16. Azmoun, 24, quit the national team after...

  • Watch: Rockets rout Cavs, Raptors avenge loss to Nets

    Watch: Rockets rout Cavs, Raptors avenge loss to Nets

    James Harden finished with 43 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to earn his fourth 40-point triple double of the season as the Houston Rockets hammered the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-113 on Friday. Harden set a club record with his 13th 40-point...

  • Salah penalty sends Liverpool seven points clear

    Salah penalty sends Liverpool seven points clear

    Mohamed Salah's second-half penalty was enough to give Premier League leaders Liverpool a 1-0 win away to Brighton on Saturday that saw them go seven points clear at the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp's men were enduring a frustrating afternoon...

  • Late Falzon goal denies Gżira win

    Late Falzon goal denies Gżira win

    GŻIRA UNITED 1 Cohen 81 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1 Falzon 90 Gżira United’s hopes of claiming the BOV Premier League title suffered a minor setback after a late Darren Falzon goal condemned them to a 1-1 draw against Tarxien Rainbows, at the Tedesco...

  • Watch: Immobile fires Lazio into Coppa Italia quarter-finals

    Watch: Immobile fires Lazio into Coppa Italia quarter-finals

    Ciro Immobile scored a first-half brace as Lazio booked the first Coppa Italia quarter-final berth on Saturday with a 4-1 win over third-division Novara in a game which was marred by racist and anti-semitic chants from a small section of the crowd...

  • Leaders Hibs maintain winning run

    Leaders Hibs maintain winning run

    PIETÁ HOTSPURS 0 HIBERNIANS 2 Mbong 36 Tony 37og Hibernians retained their BOV Premier League leadership after easing past Premier League strugglers Pietá Hotspurs at the Tedesco Stadium. The Paolites dominated proceedings in the opening stages...

  • Watch: Rice scores first Hammers goal to defeat Arsenal

    Watch: Rice scores first Hammers goal to defeat Arsenal

    Declan Rice's first West Ham goal secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in a capital city derby clash at the London Stadium.   West Ham United - Arsenal Live Score  

  • Watch: 'Good Samaritan' Sunderland rewarded with Dakar victory

    Watch: 'Good Samaritan' Sunderland rewarded with Dakar victory

    British motorcyclist Sam Sunderland was Friday promoted to fifth stage winner on the Dakar Rally after sportingly stopping mid-race to help a fellow rider who had fallen and suffered a head injury. Frenchman Xavier de Soultrait, on a Yamaha, had...

  • Watch: Maltese Abroad: Dramatic finale for Magri's Ebbsfleet

    Watch: Maltese Abroad: Dramatic finale for Magri's Ebbsfleet

    CYPRUS Andre Schembri was replaced on minute 71 as Apollon Limassol registered a 3-0 win over Nea Salamis in the Cyprus top-flight on January 6. Three days later, Schembri came on in the 58th minute for Apollon as they drew 0-0 at AEK...

  • Floriana, Ħamrun take a point in drab match

    Floriana, Ħamrun take a point in drab match

    FLORIANA      1 Oyama 34 ĦAMRUN SPARTANS     1 Domoraud 81 Ħamrun Spartans and Floriana took a point each in a drab encounter at the National Stadium on Friday. The Greens started brightly and after two minutes ahead they almost took the lead when...

  • Watch: Newcomers will provide more quality, says Qormi's Muscat

    Watch: Newcomers will provide more quality, says Qormi's Muscat

    Despite having a daunting task awaiting them to salvage their top-flight status in the second round of the BOV Premier League, Qormi coach Mario Muscat is not disheartened by what he has seen so far. He believes that the winter transfer window can...

  • Watch: Sweet 16 for South Korea

    Watch: Sweet 16 for South Korea

    South Korea ensured their place in the Asian Cup last 16 on Friday after continuing their perfect start. The Koreans, runners-up in 2015, squeezed past Kyrgyzstan 1-0 thanks to a Kim Min-jae strike just before half-time. South Korea and China are...

  • Taylon named player of the month in December

    Taylon named player of the month in December

    Hibernians' Taylon is the BOV Player of the Month for December 2018. The 23 year old from Carmos des Minas in Brazil sealed this award scoring three of four Hibs’ goals during December and help them go top of the BOV Premier League jointly with...

  • Watch: Aldridge scores 56 in Spurs double OT thriller over Thunder

    Watch: Aldridge scores 56 in Spurs double OT thriller over Thunder

    LaMarcus Aldridge tallied a career-high 56 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame Russell Westbrook's triple double by outgunning the Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 in a double overtime thriller on Thursday. Aldridge's epic performance saw him...

  • Appearances by young players yield €81,555 for clubs so far

    Appearances by young players yield €81,555 for clubs so far

    Maltese players under the age of 21 have amassed a total of 223 appearances (minimum playing time of 30 minutes) in the first round of the 2018-19 BOV Premier League. Statistics on the appearances made by young Maltese players in all divisions in...

  • Watch: Wu magic sparks China to 3-0 Asian Cup win over Philippines

    Watch: Wu magic sparks China to 3-0 Asian Cup win over Philippines

    Star striker Wu Lei fired a brilliant double as China beat the Philippines 3-0 on Friday to virtually assure their place in the last 16 of the Asian Cup. Marcello Lippi emerged victorious against old foe Sven-Goran Eriksson in a heavyweight...

  • Watch: All gold as glittering Aussies rescue Asian Cup campaign

    Watch: All gold as glittering Aussies rescue Asian Cup campaign

    Defending champions Australia dominated Palestine 3-0 on Friday as they recovered from their shock opening defeat at the Asian Cup and moved within sight of the last 16. Goals from Hibernian striker Jamie Maclaren, Awer Mabil and substitute...

  • DNA request made in Cristiano Ronaldo rape case

    DNA request made in Cristiano Ronaldo rape case

    Las Vegas police have asked football star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape allegations made against him. The Portuguese forward - who plays for Juventus in Italy's Serie A league - has vehemently...

  • Live: Football transfers news - January 11 - Cruz Gill to join Tarxien

    Live: Football transfers news - January 11 - Cruz Gill to join Tarxien

    The winter transfer window reopened on New Year's Day. The timesofmalta.com sports section will keep you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip and movements throughout the whole month. So make sure you stay with us to follow all the...