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Manchester United arrive in Moscow for CSKA match

Manchester United arrive in Moscow for CSKA match

The Reds will go into Wednesday’s game in good form, having won the Group A opener against FC Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford as well as every domestic fixture since, with the Premier League triumphs at home to Everton (4-0) and away to Southampton (1-0) sandwiching last week’s Carabao Cup victory over Burton Albion at Old Trafford (4-1).

Rafael Nadal wins 3rd US Open title

Rafael Nadal wins 3rd US Open title

Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th career grand slam title Sunday, beating No. 28 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.

A chess master with an unpredictable style and the hopes of a nation. The New Yorker

A chess master with an unpredictable style and the hopes of a nation. The New Yorker

From 2012 to 2014, Aronian was often ranked second in the world; most people in chess expected him to challenge Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the three-time, and current, world champion. But when Aronian performed badly at the 2014 Candidates Tournament, the event that chooses who will face off against the reigning world champion, it seemed to spark a decline. Last year he performed erratically, falling well below the mark required to face Carlsen for the world title in New York last November. A month after the Candidates Tournament, I met up with Aronian at a hotel in London. He had just competed at the London Chess Classic, drawing six matches and losing two, placing eighth out of ten entrants. It was cold and gray, and Aronian was tired.

I dreamt about scoring in the final: Mkhitaryan

I dreamt about scoring in the final: Mkhitaryan

“I am thankful to my teammates because I’ve scored so many goals due to them. I am happy that I scored a goal in the final. After the Celta match I was dreaming every day about scoring a goal in the final.”

Lionel Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial

Lionel Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial

Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed, Reuters reports.