Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling holiday lights as officials debate how bright to make the season … Read more

Huskers more interested in celebrating than Nebraska’s coaching search

Luke Mullin offers his perspective from Nebraska’s 24-17 win against Iowa on Friday in Iowa City. IOWA CITY — If anyone on the Nebraska sideline had any inkling the program was on the verge of naming a new head coach, they didn’t act like it Friday. Not in the minutes leading up to kickoff, when … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with mothers of Russian servicemen participating in Russia-Ukraine conflict, ahead of Mother’s Day at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on Friday. (Sputnik, Alexander Shcherbak, Pool via Reuters) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes LONDON — President Vladimir Putin spoke on Friday to a carefully selected group of … Read more

Tactical breakdown: England were pulled apart down the left flank time and again

ROB DRAPER’S TACTICAL BREAKDOWN: England were pulled apart down the left flank time and again, while up top Harry Kane and Co were labored and predictable… if national expectations were piqued on Monday, this display poured cold water all over them By Rob Draper for MailOnline Published: 18:27 EST, November 25, 2022 | Updated: 18:44 … Read more

Nebraska defeats Iowa for the first time since 2014

Luke Mullin offers his perspective from Nebraska’s 24-17 win against Iowa on Friday in Iowa City. IOWA CITY — Nebraska football’s season ended on a high note. The Huskers snapped a seven-game losing streak to Iowa that dated back to 2015 with a 24-17 Black Friday win at Kinnick Stadium. The victory featured Trey Palmer … Read more

Team USA can STILL ADVANCE to knockout stage even if it loses to England

Iran’s stunning 2-0 win over Wales isn’t good news for the United States in Group B, but the Red, White, and Blue still has a chance at advancing to the World Cup knockout stage in Qatar, regardless of Friday’s outcome against England . Following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Wales in the Group B opener … Read more

Iran government supporters confront protesters at World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high at Iran’s second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement that has gripped the Islamic Republic. Some fans were stopped by … Read more

Creighton falls to Arizona in Maui final

Ryan Kalkbrenner sank into his seat on Creighton’s bench, attempting to wipe a face full of sweat. The towel that crept down his face slowly revealed a set of eyes seemingly pierced with exhaustion. He’d had a hell of a week, and it was only Wednesday. A Maui Invitational title game matchup with No. 14 … Read more

Israeli-Palestinian conflict catches up with Qatar World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was uncharted territory for the Israeli journalist. Wandering through the rustic outdoor marketplace in Doha before the start of the World Cup, he zeroed in on a Qatari man in his traditional headdress and white flowing robe and asked for an interview. “Which channel?” the Qatari asked. The journalist replied … Read more

Dubai is cashing in on the 2022 Qatar World Cup

A yacht that can be rented to watch the World Cup while sailing around Dubai is docked in Dubai harbor on November 1, 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament. Photo by Giuseppe CACACE/AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images) Giuseppe Cacace | Afp | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab … Read more