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A midseason tactical switch sparked Chelsea's surge to the Premier League title two years ago under Antonio Conte.Could the same happen under his successor this season?For the first time in his debut season at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri deployed a lineup without a genuine striker for the match …
MADRID (AP) — In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future.Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital.The president …
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment.The jury in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. will reconvene Monday to hear additional evidence …
Kelly Graves thought his Oregon Ducks hadn't really done anything to deserve the No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 — the school's best ever.Now after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday at Michigan State, the Ducks will fall in the poll."We hadn't earned the ranking," the coach …
So much changed after Kawhi Leonard crashed to the Oracle Arena floor on May 14, 2017.The San Antonio Spurs had a 23-point lead on the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals when Leonard departed with 26 points, poised to take away home-court advantage in the series between teams who …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines answered the phone and learned he was a Hall of Famer."Very shocked," he admitted.So were many others around the baseball world.In fact, in the hours after his selection by a Hall-picked panel was announced Sunday at the Mandalay Bay resort, a lot of …
Bill Belichick is universally recognized as one of the best coaches — if not THE best coach — in NFL history, and he owns the Super Bowl titles to prove it. That doesn't mean he — or his entire New England Patriots staff — is infallible.Exhibit A: The Miami Miracle.With …
In viewing areas across America, from sports bars to living rooms, explosive cheers rang out.Throughout New England, shocked silence.Whether the way the Patriots-Dolphins game ended is worthy of being dubbed the South Beach Stunner or South Beach Bummer depends on your perspective.Maybe stick with …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights know the importance of winning at home.Last season they went 29-10-2 on home ice during the regular season, en route to their remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Final.This year, once again, the defending Western Conference champions are taking …
CHICAGO (AP) — Jared Goff was born in California and played his college ball for California before beginning his pro career in Southern California with the Los Angeles Rams.The Golden State kid looked a little lost in the Windy City.Harassed by Chicago's fierce pass rush all night long, …
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams' high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL's best record.In a season of huge strides, this might be their biggest one yet.Eddie Goldman …
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock.Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday."It …
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Three Anaheim goals in regulation deflected in off opposing players. When the game went to a shootout and New Jersey's Taylor Hall had a chance to tie it, his shot ricocheted off the crossbar.That left an opening for Ryan Getzlaf, who followed Daniel Sprong's earlier …
SEATTLE (AP) — Usually the suit jacket Washington coach Mike Hopkins wears to start each game is gone long before the end of the first half.On Sunday night the jacket lasted about 33 minutes before Washington's coach ditched it and rolled up his sleeves, just as the Huskies were doing their …
PARIS (AP) — The Anfield roar will be thunderous when Liverpool hosts Napoli, and the crowd will likely be just as loud in Belgrade when Red Star takes on Paris Saint-Germain.Group C has lived up to its billing as the toughest in the Champions League competition and any one of the three big …
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday.The Oilers have won three straight and have gone 6-1-0 in their last seven games.The Flames had a …
Today in HistoryToday is Monday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2018. There are 21 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Dec. 10, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, saying he accepted it "with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the …
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA soccer title."It's a moment that I've thought of since I came to Maryland. I knew that if the moment came I wanted to be the guy to …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets got off to a strong start and cruised to an easy win.Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as Charlotte beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night in a game it never trailed.Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and …
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.Allen received the award Sunday night from former Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club. It goes to a player with …

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