PARIS (AP) — Emiliano Sala waited near the penalty spot, anticipating the ball’s trajectory. When it finally came, he lurched forward and sent a powerful header into the bottom corner of the net. It was the last goal Sala would ever score. The Argentine forward, who scored that goal forRead More →

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has reported pre-tax profit rising to a record 125 million pounds ($162 million), fueled by last season’s run to the Champions League final. Turnover rose by 90 million pounds to 455 million pounds in the year ending May 31, 2018, according to extracts of theRead More →

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Wendy Holdener put herself in position to retain her Alpine combined title at the skiing world championships on Friday after finishing 0.42 seconds off the lead following the downhill run. The Swiss racer’s strength in the slalom, which serves as the second leg of the combined,Read More →

LONDON (AP) — Tributes are being paid across soccer to Argentine player Emiliano Sala, with the French league announcing a minute’s applause before matches. French club Nantes says it will retire the No. 9 jersey worn by Sala before he was sold last month to Cardiff in the English PremierRead More →

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire tore through the sprawling training complex of one of Brazil’s biggest soccer clubs, killing 10 people and leaving three injured teenagers in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. Brazilian firefighters were called in just after 5 a.m. Friday to battle a blaze at theRead More →

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Lindsey Vonn is struggling with a rib problem. After completing the downhill portion of the combined as a training run, Vonn says, “I’m a little stiff still. I actually feel pretty decent. It’s justRead More →

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Lindsey Vonn has convinced Ingemar Stenmark to come to her last race. Vonn says, “I’ve been texting him and he wasn’t planning on being here and I was like, ‘Please, please, please,’ and soRead More →

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Captain Rohit Sharma dashed a half-century from 28 balls and Rishabh Pant made an unbeaten 40 as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 to level the three-match series at 1-1 on Friday. New Zealand won the first match by 80Read More →

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday’s Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career. Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday’s downhill race, afterRead More →

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Six people have been arrested and released on bail in connection with last month’s killing in Ghana of an undercover journalist who exposed a high-ranking official at FIFA as corrupt, police said on Friday. David Eklu, director general of police public affairs, said the arrests onRead More →

Here are some things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Auburn at No. 21 LSU: Auburn’s bounced back from a tough stretch to win three games in a row. The Tigers (16-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) are also starting to get healthy: 6-foot-11 Austin WileyRead More →

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 2 Duke at No. 3 Virginia. The first matchup of these ACC co-leaders was a classic. The second could be even better — because this time, the Blue Devils willRead More →

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will be able to compete at next year’s Paralympics in Tokyo after being reinstated Friday, more than two years after the country was suspended for widespread doping. The IPC ruled reforms to crack down on doping and limit government interference are enough to allow Russia toRead More →

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics open in just over 500 days and all medals will beRead More →

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics open in just over 500 days and all medals will beRead More →

BASKETBALL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After Anthony Davis found out he wouldn’t be traded, the six-time All-Star learned the New Orleans Pelicans will let him suit up for the remainder of the season. While Davis had stated publicly that he’s ready to move on from New Orleans, he also hadRead More →

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter. There was nowhere else to go. Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13Read More →

John Mozeliak has built enough championship clubs in St. Louis that he immediately recognized after the Cardinals failed to make the playoffs last season that changes needed to be made. The president of baseball operations also knew they were close. So with an aggressive approach to the offseason, Mozeliak tradedRead More →

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The score climbs as the clock ticks down. Many fans have started to leave or are already gone. The regulars start to come off the floor, sometimes individually, sometimes as a group after their day’s work is done. At the end of the bench, a groupRead More →

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — This breakout season for Nebraska has broken down. The Cornhuskers sat 11-2 on New Year’s Day, were in the national polls for the first time since 2014 and on pace to have their highest scoring team since the mid-1990s. They were playing like the team thatRead More →