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  • Watch: Curry fires Warriors but Sixers, Raptors stunned in playoff openers

    Watch: Curry fires Warriors but Sixers, Raptors stunned in playoff openers

    The Golden State Warriors began their quest for a three-peat by clobbering the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic delivered a pair of upset victories as the NBA playoffs began Saturday. Stephen Curry drained eight...

  • Dominant Hamilton wins 1,000th race in Mercedes one-two

    Dominant Hamilton wins 1,000th race in Mercedes one-two

    Lewis Hamilton won the 1,000th Formula One grand prix Sunday after grabbing the lead from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the first corner and powering to victory in blustery Shanghai. Back at the front, the 34-year-old Hamilton began...

  • Formosa, Borg take podiums in third stage

    Formosa, Borg take podiums in third stage

    The third stage of The Cyclist Tour Ta’ Malta took off at the Żebbuġ By Pass yesterday, with a variety of interesting attacks and strategies in all categories. Two Maltese cyclists, both hailing from the sponsor’s team The Cyclist, claimed two...

  • Sancho and Buerki send Dortmund top with nerve-jangling win over Mainz

    Sancho and Buerki send Dortmund top with nerve-jangling win over Mainz

    Jadon Sancho's first-half brace and Roman Buerki's goalkeeping heroics helped pile the pressure back onto Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga title race as Borussia Dortmund survived a late scare to secure a 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday. Dortmund...

  • Juventus' Barzagli to retire at end of season

    Juventus' Barzagli to retire at end of season

    Veteran Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli, a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, announced Saturday that he will retire from football at the end of the season. "When you're a footballer you find it hard to think about life after football, but...

  • Lakers split with embattled head coach Luke Walton

    Lakers split with embattled head coach Luke Walton

    The Los Angeles Lakers continued their clearout after a disastrous first season following the arrival of LeBron James by terminating the contract of head coach Luke Walton on Friday. The club said they had mutually agreed to part ways. "We would...

  • Liverpool great Smith dies aged 74

    Liverpool great Smith dies aged 74

    Liverpool legend Tommy Smith, one of the key figures in the club's first golden era, died on Friday at the age of 74. Smith's no-nonsense performances at the heart of Liverpool's defence saw him nicknamed the 'Anfield Iron' during his 18-year...

  • Mosta secure Premier League status with upset win

    Mosta secure Premier League status with upset win

    BIRKIRKARA 1 Marcelinho 4’ MOSTA 2 Brincat 75’, Angan 81’ Mosta stunned Birkirkara as they scored twice in the final fifteen minutes to turn defeat into victory and claim a 2-1 win. Birkirkara had taken an early lead and were clearly a better side...

  • Watch: Resilient Malta top rugby group to move into play-off

    Watch: Resilient Malta top rugby group to move into play-off

    MALTA   18 CROATIA 18 MALTA: D. Halliday, H. Collins, A. Harvey, D. Deguara, D. Cerketa, D. Apsee, L. Watts, T. Holloway, T. Quarendon 5, R. Gum, C. Dudman, R. Holloway 5, J. Debattista, J. Kirk 8.  Subs used: B. Borg.  CROATIA: I. Miljak, D.

  • Pogba penalties save Man. United, Tottenham move up to third

    Pogba penalties save Man. United, Tottenham move up to third

    Manchester United needed two Paul Pogba penalties to stay in contention for a top-four Premier League finish by beating West Ham 2-1, while Tottenham moved up to third thanks to Lucas Moura's hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Huddersfield on...

  • Watch: Riot stops Standard-Anderlecht match in Belgium

    Watch: Riot stops Standard-Anderlecht match in Belgium

    Anderlecht's Belgian championship match at Standard Liege on Friday was halted after visiting fans hurled smoke bombs and other objects onto the pitch with their team losing 2-0 and down to 10 men. The riot erupted in the fourth round of the...

  • Watch: Ligue 1 match temporarily stopped due to racist chants

    Watch: Ligue 1 match temporarily stopped due to racist chants

    Friday's French Ligue 1 game between Dijon and Amiens was temporarily suspended after the visitors' captain Prince Gouano complained he was racially abused. The game was stopped in the 78th minute as players from both sides headed towards the...

  • Two-goal Tarxien sink Pietà

    Two-goal Tarxien sink Pietà

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 2 Wemmer 28’, 68’ PIETÀ HOTSPURS 0 Despite having to play for eighty two minutes in ten men, Tarxien Rainbows moved a step closer to securing their Premier League status as they defeated Pietà Hotspurs 2-0. The Rainbows therefore...

  • Spectacular Africa Cup of Nations draw throws up intriguing groups

    Spectacular Africa Cup of Nations draw throws up intriguing groups

    Under the gaze of the Sphinx, a spectacular Africa Cup of Nations draw in Giza on Friday night produced an intriguing set of groups that leave many riddles to be answered. After an open-air event against the illuminated backdrop of the pyramids,...

  • SPAL stun Juventus to postpone Serie A title celebrations

    SPAL stun Juventus to postpone Serie A title celebrations

    Teenager Moise Kean scored his sixth goal in as many games but champions Juventus slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at SPAL on Saturday to put their Serie A title celebrations on hold. Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore Massimiliano Allegri's...

  • Bottas on pole in Mercedes one-two for landmark Chinese GP

    Bottas on pole in Mercedes one-two for landmark Chinese GP

    Valtteri Bottas narrowly grabbed pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton beside him in a dominant Mercedes front-row lockout. Sebastian Vettel was third-fastest for Mercedes' arch-rivals Ferrari for the race in...

  • Aquilina finishes fourth as she still holds red jersey

    Aquilina finishes fourth as she still holds red jersey

    Strong winds in the exposed St.Paul’s Bay ByPass ensured a tough ride for the second stage of the The Cyclist Tour ta’ Malta. The 83.8km hilly route saw cyclists tackle strong head winds ensuring a rough ride throughout.  Malta’s hopes for...

  • Bottas wary of quick Ferraris after edging China practice

    Bottas wary of quick Ferraris after edging China practice

    Valtteri Bottas remained wary of Ferrari's formidable speed as he recovered from a spin to pip Sebastian Vettel to the fastest practice time at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday. The Finnish Mercedes driver tops the early standings and he showed...

  • MFA EXCO give nod to improved referee conditions

    MFA EXCO give nod to improved referee conditions

    The matters discussed by the Social Dialogue Committee over the past months were on the agenda of the latest meeting of the Executive Committee of the Malta Football Association, held on Thursday. Dr Angelo Chetcuti, the General Secretary of the...

  • Croatia test will show us where we stand – Neill

    Croatia test will show us where we stand – Neill

    The stakes are high as the Malta rugby national team will host Croatia in a decisive encounter from Rugby Europe Conference 1 South at the Hibernians Stadium, tomorrow (kick-off: 2pm). Damian Neill’s boys are in high spirits following a convincing...