Everything you need to know about the 2022 World Cup draw

Now it’s starting to feel real. With the 2022 World Cup fast approaching, teams and their fans are eager to learn of their potential paths to glory in Qatar. Below, theScore outlines everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s draw, which features some interesting wrinkles compared to previous tournaments. Details When: Friday, April 1 […]

Public cost of Bills stadium to top $1B over lease

ALBANY, N.Y. — The public’s share of the cost of building and operating a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills will exceed $1.1 billion, once long-term maintenance costs are factored in, according to documents released Wednesday. Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed a deal Monday in which state and county governments would pay $850 million toward the […]

Sources: Celtics' Williams (knee) out 4-6 weeks

After undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee on Wednesday morning, Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III is expected to return within four to six weeks — a timetable that could land him back in the lineup as soon as the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, sources told ESPN. Williams […]

49ers: Lance will start at QB 'sooner than later'

PALM BEACH, Fla. — With the NFL season still roughly six months away, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan isn’t ready to announce his starting quarterback. In fact, much like last season, he might never make a formal announcement. But, if it wasn’t already clear that Shanahan and the Niners intend to turn the keys […]

Back to square one: How Italy crashed from high of winning Euro 2020

Roberto Mancini made the same mistake as his predecessor. Just as Gian Piero Ventura had done in 2017, Mancini guaranteed the Azzurri would, one way or another, make it to the World Cup. “We’ll book our place in the World Cup in March and hopefully win the tournament, too,” the 57-year-old declared in November. Italy […]

Why haven't the San Francisco 49ers dealt Jimmy Garoppolo?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — To the surprise of many, perhaps even some of those inside the walls of team headquarters, Jimmy Garoppolo is still a member of the San Francisco 49ers. The first week of the new league year has come and gone and the Niners have yet to find a taker for Garoppolo on […]

How the Saints cleared $110 million in cap space two years in a row

METAIRIE, La. — Even by the New Orleans Saints’ standards, this was a bit of a salary-cap stunner. The Saints began this offseason nearly $75 million over the NFL’s $208.2 million salary cap. Yet they pushed more than $110 million in cap costs into future years without cutting a single player in case they needed […]

Preview, predictions for Champions League quarterfinals

The draw for the quarterfinals of this season’s Champions League is complete, and some mouthwatering matchups are on tap. Here’s an early breakdown of each contest, along with predicted outcomes. Chelsea vs. Real Madrid First leg: April 6 at Stamford Bridge Second leg: April 12 at the Santiago Bernabeu Other teams would’ve crumbled. A misfiring […]