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  • Watch: Out of form England 'looking forward' to New Zealand test

    Watch: Out of form England 'looking forward' to New Zealand test

    Chris Ashton will make his first England start for four years in one of three changes made by coach Eddie Jones for Saturday's match against the All Blacks at Twickenham. Ashton, who ended a lengthy England exile when coming off the bench in last...

  • Finn Harps move was a breath of fresh air – Borg

    Finn Harps move was a  breath of fresh air – Borg

    Jacob Borg engraved his name in the history of Finn Harps as they beat Limerick in the promotion/relegation playoff 3-0 on aggregate to seal promotion to the Irish Premier League last weekend. The Maltese-Australian joined the Harps from Balzan...

  • Watch: Playing England always a challenge, says All Black's Hansen

    Watch: Playing England always a challenge, says All Black's Hansen

    New Zealand have signalled their attacking intent against England by naming two playmakers in a full strength side for Saturday's blockbuster Test at Twickenham.Two-time world player of the year Beauden Barrett and mercurial youngster Damian...

  • Gżira show title mettle as ten-man Valletta fire a blank

    Gżira show title mettle as ten-man Valletta fire a blank

    High-flying Gżira United and champions Valletta fired a blank in the top of the table clash. So, the outcome maintained the status quo between the two sides in a drab encounter with few goal-scoring opportunities. Valletta did their very best...

  • Watch: Tunisia's Esperance win African Champions League

    Watch: Tunisia's Esperance win African Champions League

    Esperance midfielder Saad Beguir scored either side of halftime to help the Tunisian side win the African Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Al Ahly of Egypt in the second leg of the final to claim the trophy 4-3 on aggregate on...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: Curry exits as Bucks blast Warriors

    Watch: NBA roundup: Curry exits as Bucks blast Warriors

    Eric Bledsoe scored six of his game-high 26 points during a second-quarter flurry that allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to build a double-digit lead en route to a shockingly easy 134-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday in Oakland,...

  • Update: Bottas tops the practice timesheets in Brazil

    Update: Bottas tops the practice timesheets in Brazil

    Mercedes returned to the top of the timesheets on Friday in practice for a Brazilian Grand Prix that looks set to deliver them a fifth successive Formula One constructors' world championship. Finland's Valtteri Bottas, who has yet to win in a...

  • Watch: Bordeaux: new president DaGrosa sees "no limitations"

    Watch: Bordeaux: new president DaGrosa sees "no limitations"

    American investment fund GACP has completed its takeover of Ligue 1 club Bordeaux for 100 million euros ($114 million), the team's previous owners announced Tuesday. French media company M6, which had owned the club since 1999, said in a statement...

  • Double agents: How soccer clubs, players and advisers play the tax game

    Double agents: How soccer clubs, players and advisers play the tax game

    Behind most millionaire soccer stars stands a successful soccer agent. Except when it comes to filling out a tax return. Take Manchester City and the French player Gael Clichy, recruited by the club in 2011 for more than 4 million pounds ($5.2...

  • Serie A side Fiorentina mulling Malta training camp

    Serie A side Fiorentina mulling Malta training camp

    Fiorentina are mulling the possibility of holding a short training camp in Malta during the Serie A winter break, the Times of Malta has learnt. Traditionally, top Serie A sides hold short training camps during the Serie A recess between December...

  • In-form Valletta, Gżira battle for supremacy

    In-form Valletta, Gżira battle for supremacy

    Top spot in the BOV Premier League standings will be at stake when leaders Gżira United take on Valletta in the main clash at the National Stadium this evening (kick-off 7pm). With just eight matches played so far, these are still early days in...

  • Updated: Arsenal and Chelsea through to Europa last 32, Marseille out

    Updated: Arsenal and Chelsea through to Europa last 32, Marseille out

    Arsenal and Chelsea were among seven teams to reach the Europa League knockout stage on Thursday, while last year's runners-up Olympique de Marseille were eliminated at the group phase. The two Premier League teams were joined by Eintracht...

  • Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron, Lakers edge Wolves

    Watch: NBA roundup: LeBron, Lakers edge Wolves

    LeBron James scored 24 points, and Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart had 21 apiece as the Los Angeles Lakers held on in a back-and-forth affair Wednesday to earn a 114-110 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. James added 10 rebounds and nine...

  • Fontanella lands Player of the Month award

    Fontanella lands Player of the Month award

    Valletta’s Mario Fontanella is the BOV Player of the Month for October 2018. The Italian striker, who joined Valletta from neighbours Floriana during the summer transfer market, stormed to the top of the Premier League scorers list with 10 goals,...

  • Muscat, Gambin return for Kosovo, Faroe Islands qualifiers

    Muscat, Gambin return for Kosovo, Faroe Islands qualifiers

    Zach Muscat and Luke Gambin were both recalled by Malta coach Ray Farrugia for this month’s final UEFA Nations League qualifiers against Kosovo and the Faroe Islands at the National Stadium on November 17 and 20 respectively. Defender Muscat, who...

  • Watch: Maltese Abroad: Borg's Finn Harps promoted

    Watch: Maltese Abroad: Borg's Finn Harps promoted

    ITALY Pistoiese defender Zach Muscat played 77 minutes in their goalless stalemate against Alessandria in the Serie C. The Arancioni, who are 17th in the 20-team league, will face Cuneo away next Sunday.  At youth level, goalkeeper Rashed...

  • Mourinho defends Juventus taunts after 'fantastic victory'

    Mourinho defends Juventus taunts after 'fantastic victory'

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defended his taunting of Juventus supporters after his side's sensational late revival which saw them grab a 2-1 win over the Italians and boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions...

  • Watch: United fight back to snatch unlikely late win at Juventus

    Watch: United fight back to snatch unlikely late win at Juventus

    Manchester United snatched an extraordinary and barely deserved 2-1 win at Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday with a late free-kick from Juan Mata and a scrappy own goal from Alex Sandro, revitalising their hopes of reaching the last...

  • Late goals earn 10-man Hoffenheim 2-2 draw at Lyon

    Late goals earn 10-man Hoffenheim 2-2 draw at Lyon

    Hoffenheim kept their slim hopes of extending their Champions League season afloat on Wednesday when they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with only 10 men at a rain-sodden Olympique Lyonnais. Lyon coped much better with the wet conditions and...

  • Onana goes from villain to hero as Ajax hold Benfica

    Onana goes from villain to hero as Ajax hold Benfica

    Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana went from villain to hero as the Dutch side drew 1-1 at Benfica on Wednesday, gifting the hosts the lead before making a brilliant save with the last kick of the game to rescue a point. Jonas put Benfica ahead...