AFCON: Tiny island of Comoros pulls off historic upset against Ghana

AFCON: Tiny island of Comoros pulls off historic upset against Ghana

Having only been admitted as a member of FIFA in 2005, Africa’s fourth smallest country — ranked 132nd in the world — stunned a Ghanaian side dotted with Premier League stars on their tournament debut to secure their first ever AFCON win. Ahmed Mogni’s close-range finish five minutes from time decided a pulsating match, sparking…

What to Expect from the Nets and the Knicks in the Second Half

What to Expect from the Nets and the Knicks in the Second Half

The Knicks and the Nets, as Carmine Lupertazzi Jr. of “The Sopranos” might say, are at the precipice of an enormous crossroad. More than halfway through the 2021-22 N.B.A. season, the teams have more questions about their rosters than they were supposed to have in training camp. Both have underachieved relative to their preseason expectations….

Australian Open: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Siu’ celebration causes confusion

Australian Open: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Siu’ celebration causes confusion

So far, the crowd at this year’s Australian Open has taken every opportunity to mimic the celebration in the stands, which has led to some confusion. Multiple news outlets, commentators and even some players initially mistook the shouts of ‘Siu’ for boos, before eventually realizing what fans were actually shouting. The chants have received mixed…

Dak Prescott: Dallas Cowboys star apologizes for praising fans who threw trash at officials after playoff loss

Dak Prescott: Dallas Cowboys star apologizes for praising fans who threw trash at officials after playoff loss

In the final moments of the game, as Prescott tried to stop the clock by throwing the ball to the turf, umpire Ramon George collided with the quarterback and time expired before another play could be run. After the game, videos on social media showed fans throwing debris aimed at the officials as they walked…

Kristian Blummenfelt Is the Triathlon’s Data-Driven Future

Kristian Blummenfelt Is the Triathlon’s Data-Driven Future

In November, under stormy, tropical skies, the reigning Olympic men’s triathlon champion, Kristian Blummenfelt leapt from a pier into the Caribbean Sea. Then, 7 hours 21 minutes 12 seconds later, after swimming 2.4 miles, cycling more than 112 and running 26.2, he snapped the tape to win the Cozumel Ironman in Mexico and become the…

US basketball player Sonny Weems racially abused by fans in China

US basketball player Sonny Weems racially abused by fans in China

In a video circulating on social media, fans can be heard repeatedly shouting the “N” word and “get out of China” at 35-year-old Weems, who plays for the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association. The incident happened after the Southern Tigers’ game against the Liaoning Flying Leopards last Thursday. During the game, a…