On Sánchez, City Passes and United Strikes

In the summer of 2012, after several tense telephone conversations between Wenger, the Arsenal manager, and his longstanding rival, Alex Ferguson of Manchester United, Wenger agreed to sell his club’s prized asset, the Dutch striker Robin van Persie, to Ferguson’s team. The deal cost Ferguson $34 million. It would cost...

North Korea Agrees, Again, to Pre-Olympic Visit to South Korea

South Korea — After keeping South Korea in suspense, an advance team of North Korean officials, including a well-known singer, arrived in the South a day later than scheduled to prepare for cultural performances during the Winter Olympics next month, South Korean officials said on Sunday. The visit across the...

Angelique Kerber Is Learning How to Win Again

Maria Sharapova versus Angelique Kerber was a high-profile duel between former Australian Open champions, a stylistic contrast between punch and counterpunch, a matchup that had gone the distance the previous three times they had met. Kerber’s 6-1, 6-3 victory in the third round required just 64 minutes. That was 2...

Avalanche Beat Rangers for Ninth Straight Win

Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist each, Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat the Rangers, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon for their ninth straight win. The Avalanche have won eight straight at home and haven’t lost since Arizona beat...

Chris Paul Scores 33 as Rockets End Warriors’ Road Streak

James Harden felt closer to normal after struggling in his first game back from a hamstring injury, and the Houston Rockets got a big game from Chris Paul to down the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Paul scored 33 points with 11 rebounds, Harden bested Stephen Curry twice in...
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