Football – EPL | ‘This isn’t good enough’: Solskjaer’s Man United loses again

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows how badly he's doing at Manchester United. However, the manager can't seem to find any solutions. "When you're at Man United there's always going to

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

More than a half- century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States,

Tennis | Nadal: A lot on his mind at Australia Open, but not No. 20

Rafael Nadal says he’s thinking about his next opponent and his next practice session and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set

Football | Injuries fail to stop Bayern; Müller bullish about title bid

Even a host of injuries failed to prevent Bayern Munich from delivering a statement to its chief Bundesliga rivals, with Thomas Müller declaring the hunt for

Setién rekindles Barcelona’s passing style in first game

Coach Quique Setién only needed one match to leave his mark on Barcelona. Barcelona set season highs for ball possession and passes in a 1-0 win over Granada on Sunday, Setién’s

Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books

Even the bookies are having a problem figuring out a favorite in the Super Bowl. Odds opened at pick ‘em Sunday at many Las Vegas sports books, though the Kansas City

Conor McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return

Conor McGregor’s opening punch bloodied Donald Cerrone’s nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished

Tennis | Federer figures Nadal, Djokovic will pass him

Roger Federer, for one, figures questions about whether Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic — or both? — will surpass his men’s record for most Grand Slam singles titles are moot. That’s

‘Armless Archer’ Stutzman and his disarming sense of humor

Matt Stutzman has no arms. He was born that way. But he has — pardon the pun — a disarming sense of humor. The American is known as the “Armless Archer,”

Football | Barcelona axes manager Valverde in midseason with Liga lead

Barcelona made a rare coaching change midway through the season, replacing Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setién on Monday. The move came four days after the loss to

Trump cheered loudly at college football title game

President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff championship. Trump

Football | Madrid beats Atlético in shootout, wins Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi

Motorbike racer Paulo Gonçalves dies during Dakar Rally

Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Gonçalves died on the Dakar Rally after crashing in the Saudi Arabia desert on Sunday. He was 40. Gonçalves fell and

Tennis | Nadal urges tennis organizers to compromise on one World Cup

Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he reached yesterday’s final of the ATP Cup, the new international team competition. He thinks it’s too much. After walking off following

Football | Zidane’s experiment with five midfielders pays off for Madrid

Without some of his best forwards, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane trusted his midfielders to get the job done. Zidane used five players in the midfield to make up for the

The Buzz | 17 UN peacekeepers, 2 civilians hurt in Mali rocket attack

Suspected Islamic militants launched a rocket attack that wounded 17 U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali, authorities said Thursday. Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, said the injured

Basketball | Davis bruises lower back in Lakers’ 117-87 win over Knicks

Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers’ sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks

Performer injured in Olympic ceremony rehearsal accident

A performer has been hospitalized after an accident at a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne. The International Olympic Committee said yesterday that a female

Tennis | Britain in good shape to advance to ATP Cup quarterfinals

Even without Andy Murray, Britain looks likely to advance to the ATP Cup quarterfinals. Britain No. 1 Dan Evans outclassed Radu Albot 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the fifth-day match after Cameron

Football | Real Madrid set to sign another Brazilian teenager

Real Madrid is about to add another Brazilian teenager to its squad. After signing youngsters Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo in recent seasons, the Spanish club is

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