DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Jordan Henderson knew exactly who to thank after opening the scoring in England’s 3-0 win against Senegal at the World Cup.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit on Monday to Qatar as it is hosting the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations.
Kentucky and Michigan finally played their London game, but organizers aren’t exactly running a fast break to get back to the British capital. The Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase was delayed because of the coronavirus, and then Sunday’s game tipped off an hour before England played Senegal in the World Cup. Basketball Hall of Fame president and CEO John Doleva says “we’ve certainly had our hurdles.” The Wildcats beat Michigan 73-69 in the marquee game at O2 Arena before 8,242 fans as part of a doubleheader that featured Marist against Maine earlier. That’s less than half the sold-out crowds of the regular-season NBA games held at the O2 between 2011 and 2019.
The College Football Playoff is two years away from expanding, and those involved in growing the format from four to 12 teams have already said those first two seasons will be a test run. They are committed to the basics of the format: 12 teams, six conference champions and six at-large teams, but the door has been left open for tweaks for 2026 and beyond. The field has been for the second-to-last four-team CFP. No. 1 Georgia will play No. 4 Ohio State in the Peach Bowl. No. 2 Michigan faces No. 3 TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Now, let’s take this season’s final selection committee rankings and apply the future format.
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s shaky performance wasn’t his biggest problem. Blame a two-year layoff for Watson being rusty.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Poland heads home from the World Cup as the latest team unable to overcome an inspired Kylian Mbappé, who dominated in France’s 3-1 win in the round of 16.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's precision. Lionel Messi's vision. The speed and power of the original Ronaldo — the one from Brazil.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson are representing the LPGA Tour this week in the QBE Shootout. Next year, they will have plenty of company.
African champion Senegal was outplayed by England and given a reality check as it was eliminated in the last 16 at the World Cup. Senegal was missing its best player in Sadio Mane through injury. It was also hampered by the absence of other key players against England. It still held hopes of launching a strong challenge but the 3-0 loss was a bitter end to a disappointing campaign for Africa’s top-ranked team. Coach Aliou Cisse and key players like captain Kalidou Koulibaly, midfielder Idrissa Gueye and striker Mane may not be around for the next World Cup in 2026.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England forward Raheem Sterling has left his team’s World Cup camp in Qatar and returned to the U.K. after a break-in at his home.
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Qatar's strict rules regarding alcohol have drawn attention as it hosts the World Cup. Fans cannot buy beers at stadiums in the Muslim country, but they can in the fan zones. There are also hotel bars and night clubs serving alcoholic beverages. In addition, there’s a liquor store where non-Muslim residents and visitors can shop after applying for a government-issued license. Drinking alcohol is considered haram, or forbidden, in Islam.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is now the only candidate to host the 2027 Asian Cup after India’s soccer federation withdrew its bid on Monday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kylian Mbappé is the top scorer. Lionel Messi has been thrilling fans with his goals and dribbles. So what about Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the other superstars at the World Cup?
The Chicago Blackhawks face the top-ranked team in the Metropolitan Division, the New Jersey Devils.
Los Angeles Kings (13-10-4, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (10-13-1, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Toronto Maple Leafs (15-5-6, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Dallas Stars (14-6-5, first in the Central Division)
Carolina Hurricanes (14-6-5, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (6-17-3, eighth in the Pacific Division)
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Detroit Red Wings after the Lightning took down the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in overtime.
Columbus Blue Jackets (8-13-2, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8-4, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
Florida Panthers (12-9-4, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Winnipeg Jets (15-7-1, second in the Central Division)
High Point Panthers (7-1) at Furman Paladins (6-2)
Bryant Bulldogs (6-3) at Tulane Green Wave (5-3)
Sam Houston Bearkats (7-1) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-3)
East Carolina Pirates (6-3) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (6-3)
Milwaukee Panthers (7-3, 2-0 Horizon) at Chattanooga Mocs (5-3)
South Carolina State Bulldogs (1-8) at Winthrop Eagles (4-5)
Maryland Terrapins (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten) at Wisconsin Badgers (6-2)
Bradley Braves (6-3, 2-0 MVC) at SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (7-2)
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (3-6) at Montana Grizzlies (3-5)
UMKC Kangaroos (4-7) at Oklahoma Sooners (6-2)
Nevada Wolf Pack (7-2) at Pepperdine Waves (5-2)
Wagner Seahawks (4-3) at Fordham Rams (8-1)
UMBC Retrievers (5-4) at Columbia Lions (4-7)
North Texas Mean Green (6-2) at UT Arlington Mavericks (4-5)
UNC Greensboro Spartans (4-5) at Arkansas Razorbacks (7-1)
Saint Joseph's (PA) Hawks (3-4) at Temple Owls (5-4)
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (3-7) at Pacific (CA) Tigers (3-6)
Troy Trojans (6-3) at San Diego State Aztecs (6-2)
Kent State Golden Flashes (6-2) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-3)
Jackson State Tigers (1-6) at TCU Horned Frogs (6-1)