RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field with the gleeful chants of “Messi! Messi!” ringing in his ears from delighted Al-Hilal fans who had just watched their Saudi Pro League team beat the Portugal superstar's Al-Nassr 3-0 in the Riyadh Derby on Friday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner may have finished on the losing team — Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice after fellow Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic opened Al-Hilal — but Ronaldo still remains the focus of attention i
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — A capsule look at each group drawn for the 2024 European Championship. GROUP A Germany, Hungary, Scotland, Switzerland Host Germany had a year to forget in 2023 but can look to 2024 with optimism. The draw was relatively kind to coach Julian Nagelsmann who, since being hired in September, has overseen two of the team’s six losses in 13 friendlies. Germany’s first competitive game since a group stage exit at the 2022 World Cup will be a June 14 tournament opener in Munich
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks' 30-0 run Saturday night was good enough for NBA history, just not for a victory. The Mavericks' run in the fourth quarter against Oklahoma City was the l ongest without allowing a basket in the play-by-play era, which dates to 1996-97. The run lasted from 11:09 remaining in the game until 4:18, carrying Dallas from a 111-87 deficit into a 117-111 lead. But the Thunder regained control and won 126-120. The NBA said the previous record was a 29-0 run by Clevelan
Adam Driver has been facing the wrath of Star Wars fans for the actions of his on-screen character Kylo Ren. During an appearance on Max’s Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?, Driver opened up about fans reminding him “every day” that his supervillain character was the one that killed Harrison Ford’s Han Solo in Star Wars: …
Michigan is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since it won its last national championship in 1997 while Georgia slipped to No. 6 on Sunday after its 29-game winning streak was snapped by Alabama. Michigan received 51 first-place votes. No. 2 Washington had 11 first-place votes and the Huskies were followed by Texas at No. 3 and Florida State at No. 4. All four are conference champions and all but the Longhorns are unbeaten.