Why Neymar still doesn't make PSG the Champions League favourite

By luring Neymar out of a comfortable life at Barcelona and away from one of the world’s best attacking trios, Paris Saint-Germain changed football’s landscape. In one swift move, the French giant weakened a direct European rival and upended the sport’s establishment. But the €222-million transfer doesn’t guarantee PSG success in the Champions League. Only […]

Dupre leaves hospital; McCarthy says hits illegal

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy thought the hits that concussed two of his players and sent one of them, rookie receiver Malachi Dupre, to the hospital were illegal and has asked the NFL to review them. Both Dupre and cornerback Damarious Randall remained in the concussion protocol on Friday, the […]

Damian Lillard works 12 hours a day on new album

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Damian Lillard is plopped in a chair next to the engineer board in the recording studio. His new tracks are being played in the room and he’s zoned in, listening for segments that could use enhancements. Away from the basketball court, he’s Dame D.O.L.L.A (“Different On Levels the Lord Allows”). And […]

Women’s Tennis Still Awaits Its Next Age of Rivalries

Though she has faced a bevy of challengers in the past decade or so — Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Garbiñe Muguruza, to name a few — Williams’s toughest rival has been the history books. Brad Gilbert, a former top-10 player and longtime ESPN analyst, said Williams “hasn’t even come close to having […]

Winners and losers from the Champions League draw

Thursday’s Champions League draw served up eight groups of varying difficulty. Some clubs will feel more apprehensive than others about their chances of reaching the knockout round. But UEFA itself can feel happy that there’s plenty of good television to come. Here are the winners and losers from the day in Monaco: Winner: Manchester United […]

Champions League group stage draw: PSG meets Bayern, Juve and Barca clash

The path to Kiev became clearer for the 32 teams competing in the Champions League after learning what awaits in the group stage following Thursday’s draw in Monaco. Clubs vying for a chance to compete in next May’s final at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in the Ukrainian capital discovered their opponents for the next […]

Wild card Ofner beats top-seeded Cuevas in Kitzbuehel

AP Published 12:39 p.m. ET Aug. 2, 2017 | Updated 3:15 p.m. ET Aug. 2, 2017 KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Defending champion Paolo Lorenzi and top-seeded Pablo Cuevas both lost in the second round of the Generali Open on Wednesday. Third-seeded Lorenzi won the opening set and led 4-2 in the second before going down […]

OnScene: Pachulia receives Order of Honor from Georgian president

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia became the first player from the Republic of Georgia to win an NBA title when the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. Two months later, Pachulia — with the Larry O’Brien Trophy in tow — is celebrating with his country. On Monday, Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili presented Pachulia […]

On Golf: Time Is No Ally to Jordan Spieth in His Career Grand Slam Bid

At Spieth’s age, it would be easy to view the future as a highway that he can drive on cruise control all night long. But the road is never smooth. There will be blind curves and detours, flat tires and overheated engines, starless nights and sunless days. The proof is all around him. Look at […]