LONDON | Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

LONDON— Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Rival 21st Century … Continue reading LONDON | Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

LONDON | Wolverhampton spoils Ferguson’s Man U homecoming in EPL

LONDON — English Premier League newcomer Wolverhampton turned party-pooper on the day Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Old Trafford. The most successful coach in British soccer history was back at his former stamping ground on Saturday for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May. But Manchester United was unable to … Continue reading LONDON | Wolverhampton spoils Ferguson’s Man U homecoming in EPL

BRIGHTON, England | Kane ends 5-game scoring slump as Spurs beat Brighton 2-1

BRIGHTON, England — Harry Kane moved alongside Jermain Defoe as the joint fifth highest Tottenham scorer of all time on 143 as the London club emerged from a slump by beating Brighton 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Tottenham had lost three games in a row for the first time under coach Mauricio … Continue reading BRIGHTON, England | Kane ends 5-game scoring slump as Spurs beat Brighton 2-1

PARIS | Lille off to best French league start in 66 years

PARIS— After struggling last season, Lille is transformed. The northern side earned a fourth win in six matches to move to second place in the French league, within two points of Paris Saint-Germain, after a 2-1 result against Nantes on Saturday. Lille has won its three home games this season and is off to its … Continue reading PARIS | Lille off to best French league start in 66 years

MADRID | Lemar helps Atletico end winless run in Spanish league

MADRID — Thomas Lemar‘s scoring debut with Atletico Madrid helped the team end a winless run in the Spanish league on Saturday. Lemar set up the other goal in Atletico’s 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe. After a loss and draw, Atletico moved within five points of league leader Barcelona, which hosts Girona on Sunday. Lemar, … Continue reading MADRID | Lemar helps Atletico end winless run in Spanish league

TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: US beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup

TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to help the U.S. beat Senegal 87-67 on Saturday night in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s Basketball World Cup. The teams played six days ago and the … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: US beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup

ROME | Bannon dubs the far-right Europe’s “new elite” patriots

ROME — Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right “patriots” are the “new elite” of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union drive to Italy. The ex-aide to U.S. President Donald Trump addressed a forum in Rome organized by a small far-right Italian opposition party. Bannon was asked if … Continue reading ROME | Bannon dubs the far-right Europe’s “new elite” patriots