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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Simone Biles sets all-time medals record at gymnastics worlds

Simone Biles set the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise Sunday.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Sprinter wins for Britain and college star takes hurdles

Dina Asher-Smith became Britain’s first female sprint world champion, while Grant Holloway outran the demolition derby to his left to become only the sixth man to capture NCAA and world …

Doug Ferguson: The cups runneth over in golf

The next Ryder Cup starts in 360 days, the perfect occasion for the opposing captains to meet Tuesday at Whistling Straits and share absolutely nothing. That’s not entirely true.

UCL roundup: Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages draw

A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe’s top club competition this season. The wrong kind of history.

Golf notes: Justin Leonard, Brad Faxon lead pro-am for Bahamas hurricane relief

What began as a group text in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian led to a simple question from Justin Leonard: What can we do?

Track Worlds notebook: Kirani James back in blocks, back to form in 400

Kirani James barely knows the names of his fellow 400 runners anymore. They sure know him. The 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada is feeling healthier after two years of dealing …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Suspicious athletes led to coaching great Alberto Salazar’s downfall

Alberto Salazar was so excited about a performance-enhancing supplement he was trying out on his runners, he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong. “Lance, call me asap!” …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Alberto Salazar’s ban overshadows action at track championships

Not a single runner passing through the orbit of famed track coach Alberto Salazar has been implicated for doping, so when Donavan Brazier coasted in for a blowout victory Tuesday …

Soccer leagues, player unions team up on concussion protocol

European soccer leagues and player unions are teaming up to improve how concussions are identified and treated during games. The European Leagues group and FIFPro, the global network of national …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

U.S. Soccer opposes USWNT request for class certification

The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women’s national team’s request to certify the players’ lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action.

Timbers owner fined $100,000 conduct aimed at officials

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has been fined $100,000 by Major League Soccer for “misconduct directed at match officials.”

Eden Hazard seeks 1st goal for Madrid in derby vs. Atletico

Eden Hazard is hoping to score his first goal since joining Real Madrid when it visits Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital derby on Saturday.

Spain spotlight: Zinedine Zidane goes back to formula that helped Madrid succeed

After an up-and-down start to the season, coach Zinedine Zidane is going back to the formula that helped Real Madrid succeed when he first took over three years ago.

Germany spotlight: Dortmund under pressure as old problems resurface

Borussia Dortmund is under pressure after dropping more points in its bid to end Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga dominance. But don’t suggest the team has a mentality problem.

England spotlight: Teenage prodigy Mason Greenwood delivering on hype at Man United

Teenage striker Mason Greenwood is proving to be one of the few bright sparks in another underwhelming season for Manchester United.

Italy spotlight: Italian players’ rep bemoans racism tolerance

It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan.

MLS roundup: Galaxy earn playoff spot, beating Salt Lake 2-1; LAFC wins Supporters’ Shield

Cristian Pavon and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the second-half goal and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Wednesday night for the Galaxy’s first playoff berth since 2016.

Montreal tops Toronto on penalty kicks for Canadian title

Rudy Camacho, Bojan and Daniel Lovitz scored in a shootout and the Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 3-1 in the tiebreaker Wednesday night after the MLS teams tied 1-1 in …

Justin Thomas ready for fresh start on PGA Tour

Justin Thomas didn’t get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks recovering …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

English roundup: United survives scare against lowly Rochdale in League Cup

Manchester United narrowly avoided one of the most embarrassing cup exits in its history, only beating third-tier struggler Rochdale in a penalty shootout after conceding a goal to a 16-year-old …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

French roundup: PSG slumps to 1st home loss in 16 months in French league

Paris Saint-Germain slumped to its first home defeat in the French league in 16 months by losing 2-0 to Reims on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Spanish roundup: Brazilian teenagers lead Real Madrid to league lead

Real Madrid’s Brazilian teenagers came through on Wednesday, taking the team to the top of the Spanish league.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Italian roundup: Napoli loses to Cagliari as Inter extends perfect start

Napoli’s Serie A title aspirations took a hit with a 1-0 home loss to Cagliari on Wednesday while Inter Milan extended its perfect start in the Italian league.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

New sponsor but Russia doping woes linger for re-elected Sebastian Coe

With a lucrative sponsorship deal to open his second term, Sebastian Coe has one hope for the next four years leading track and field. “Not to be dominated by Russia,” …

Fractured squad hampers Mauricio Pochettino’s rebuild of Tottenham

Tottenham broke into English soccer’s established elite through squad unity, the energy of youth and a common purpose created by manager Mauricio Pochettino. More than five years into Pochettino’s tenure, …

U.S. has its David in prop David Ainu’u vs. rugby Goliath England

David Ainu’u is, um, David. Dan Cole is Goliath. That’s one battle that encapsulates the United States. vs. England game at the Rugby World Cup: 19-year-old American prop Ainu’u, with …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

MLS lifts ban on anti-Nazi symbol following fan protests

Major League Soccer is lifting its ban on signs and banners featuring an anti-Nazi symbol for the remainder of the season and the playoffs.

French roundup: Monaco beats Nice 3-1 for 1st win of season

Monaco finally got its first win of the season Tuesday, with Aleksandr Golovin scoring two goals in a 3-1 victory over Nice in a French league derby.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Spanish roundup: Lionel Messi hurt again as Barcelona beats Villarreal 2-1

Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann gave a glimpse of what the duo can achieve for Barcelona, but the partnership didn’t last long because of another injury to Messi.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

English roundup: Spurs ousted from League Cup by 4th-tier Colchester

Tottenham was eliminated from the English League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester after a penalty shootout on Tuesday, an embarrassing loss amid a tough season for a team that was playing …