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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 …


Errol Spence wants to show he’s best welterweight in world

Errol Spence is in an enviable position as he returns to the ring Saturday night in a welterweight title fight against Shawn Porter. There’s a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao …


History lesson: Christian Coleman learns from past, tries to move on

Christian Coleman never intended to take a crash course on the history of his sport. He got one anyway. Among the main lessons the sprinter learned: Anytime track fans see …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

UEFA confirms 3 Champions League final hosts from 2021-23

The UEFA Champions League finals from 2021 through 2023 will be played in St. Petersburg, Munich and London, the UEFA executive committee decided Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Golf notes: Suzann Pettersen in rare company with winning point

Suzann Pettersen is now linked with Syd Easterbrook, an English golfer and little more than a footnote in Ryder Cup history.


Doug Ferguson: From orphan in China to playing with pros at Pebble

Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee who knew nothing about golf until …


Rugby World Cup goes to area devastated by earthquake, tsunami

Nodoka Kikuchi’s job as a tour guide at the Tsunami Memorial Hall is to detail the earthquake and deadly tsunami that hit this part of Japan’s northeast coast almost nine …


School spirit: U.S. colleges pave the road to success in track

Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play “The Star-Spangled Banner” if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. Maybe their school’s fight …


FIFA president lambasts Italian soccer for ‘hiding’ racism

FIFA president Gianni Infantino lambasted Italian soccer authorities for “hiding the truth” about racism in a scathing assessment Tuesday following a complete lack of punishment after three cases of discriminatory …


Liverpool headed to court to resolve sponsor dispute

New Balance is taking Liverpool to court in a bid to remain the European soccer champion’s uniform supplier beyond their current contract.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Jenna Fryer: IndyCar closes season feeling relevant again

It feels like the 1990s again in IndyCar, which closed its season with a throwback tour to a pair of treasured old haunts, a compelling championship race and a rookie …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

D.C. United secures 2-0 shutout victory over Seattle Sounders

Frederic Brillant and Lucas Rodriguez scored to help D.C. United blank the Seattle Sounders 2-0.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Sebastian Munoz wins Sanderson Farms in playoff for 1st PGA Tour title

Sebastian Munoz of Colombia made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then beat Sungjae Im with a par on the first extra hole …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Josef Newgarden wins championship and Colton Herta wins IndyCar finale

Josef Newgarden won his second championship in three years with a smooth drive in the IndyCar season finale, where he played it safe and watched rookie Colton Herta dominate the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Rocco Mediate rallies to win Sanford International

Rocco Mediate birdied his last two holes for a 6-under 64 and won the Sanford International on Sunday when Ken Duke took double bogey on the final hole.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Sebastian Vettel ends 13-month winless run; Ferrari 1-2 at Singapore

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end a 13-month winless streak in Formula One.


Sounders, FC Dallas battle to scoreless tie

Stefan Frei made three saves for his first shutout since July as the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas played to a scoreless draw and picked up a crucial point in …


UCL roundup: PSG, Man City shine; big names struggle

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded where storied rivals failed in their opening UEFA Champions League games.


UCL roundup: Erling Braut Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose

On a night when Europe’s biggest stars couldn’t find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy. The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his UEFA Champions League …


Doug Ferguson: Suzann Pettersen achieves rare feat by retiring on top

Suzann Pettersen achieved one of the rarest feats in golf. The winning shot in the Solheim Cup? Yes, it starts there. That putt she made from just outside 6 feet …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks more money

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over …


Golf notes: Comparing streaks of sub-70 rounds for Viktor Hovland, Bob Estes

Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched …


UCL preview: Ronaldo faces Atletico again; depleted PSG takes on Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid as Juventus faces Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, while Real Madrid visits a Paris Saint-Germain squad that will be without the attacking trio …


Italian team escapes punishment for racial abuse of Romelu Lukaku

Italian team Cagliari has avoided punishment from Serie A after supporters aimed racist abuse at Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku. The monkey chants were audible on a video from the …


Neymar’s UEFA Champions League ban cut to 2 games

Neymar’s ban from the UEFA Champions League for insulting match officials on social media was cut Tuesday to two group games.


Marc Gasol completes rare double as Spain wins basketball’s World Cup

Perfect year: Gasol gets second title of 2019 as Spain wins the World Cup, beating Argentina 95-75 for gold


Own goal, Nico Lodeiro’s brace lift Sounders past Red Bulls, 4-2

A shot by Victor Rodriguez that was knocked in for an own goal in the 83rd minute put the Seattle Sounders ahead, and Nico Lodeiro’s goal in stoppage time secured …


Joaquin Niemann takes 2-shot lead into final round at The Greenbrier

Joaquin Niemann shot a 2-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead at the Greenbrier.


U.S., Europe tied at 8-8 after brutal Day 2 at Solheim Cup

After a day of extraordinary comebacks, tense 18th-hole finishes, and some of the most brutal weather conditions in Solheim Cup history, still nothing can separate Europe and the United States …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Kevin Chappell shoots 11-under 59 at The Greenbrier

Last fall, Kevin Chappell was at home recuperating from back surgery. On Friday in his first PGA Tour event since surgery, he had the 11th sub-60 round in tour history. …