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PARIS | Champions League: Crunch time for PSG, Napoli and Liverpool

PARIS — The Anfield roar will be thunderous when Liverpool hosts Napoli, and the crowd will likely be just as loud in Belgrade when Red Star takes on Paris Saint-Germain. Group C has lived up to its billing as the toughest in the Champions League competition and any one of the three big teams can … Continue reading PARIS | Champions League: Crunch time for PSG, Napoli and Liverpool

PARIS | US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

PARIS — The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women’s World Cup next summer in France. The draw for soccer’s premier tournament was held Saturday at a gala event in Paris amid a backdrop of unrest in the country. There were widespread clashes between police and demonstrators … Continue reading PARIS | US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | World champion Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — World champion Lewis Hamilton coasted to victory from pole position at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Having already secured a fifth F1 title, the British Mercedes driver beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the Yas Marina circuit to secure his 11th win of the season and 73rd … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | World champion Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Hamilton clinches pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. The Mercedes driver’s 11th pole of the season and record-extending 83rd of his career looked in some doubt as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was quicker at the first time split. But … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Hamilton clinches pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Hamilton fastest in 3rd and final Abu Dhabi GP practice

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ahead of qualifying later Saturday. In hot conditions at the Yas Marina desert circuit, the Mercedes driver was about 0.3 seconds ahead of Ferrari driver Sebastian … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Hamilton fastest in 3rd and final Abu Dhabi GP practice

PARIS | Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title

PARIS — Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic of the chance on Sunday to match Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 Masters titles. Djokovic, a record four-time champion at the indoor event, looked out of energy after an epic three-hour semifinal win against Roger … Continue reading PARIS | Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title

PARIS | Djokovic’s epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

PARIS — Novak Djokovic‘s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end. It finally ended, after three hours, when Djokovic moved 6-1 … Continue reading PARIS | Djokovic’s epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

PARIS | Federer and Djokovic reach Paris Masters quarterfinals

PARIS— Roger Federer’s bid for a 100th career title remains on as he beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. If he wins that, against Kei Nishikori, he could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals — but Federer is thinking more about winning the season-ending ATP Finals, which start … Continue reading PARIS | Federer and Djokovic reach Paris Masters quarterfinals