Monday, November 22, 2021.
The editor on duty is Eric Núñez in New York until 2100 GMT. Alejandra Zúñiga takes over in Mexico City from that time.
PARIS – French football has to adopt “radical awareness” after a new episode of violence by fans in a league match between Lyon and Marseille, says sports minister Roxana Maracineanu. 400 words. AP Photos. SENT.
BUENOS AIRES – Mavys Álvarez, the Cuban woman who is promoting a complaint for alleged human trafficking of which she was a victim while she was in a relationship with the deceased star Diego Maradona, assures that the former soccer player subjected her to physical and sexual violence. By Débora Rey. 800 words. AP Photos. SENT.
ZÚRICH – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could not be absent from FIFA’s shortlist of candidates for their annual awards. And neither does Robert Lewandowski, last year’s top prize winner. Chelsea were enshrined in the Champions League and England reached the final of the European Championship, but no English appeared on the charts. 344 words. AP Photos. SENT.
LONDON – Gareth Southgate, England’s most successful coach in more than half a century, has renewed his contract and will remain in office until 2024. Southgate, 51, will be able to terminate the contract after Euro 2024 in Germany. 260 words. AP Photos. SENT.
NO PROVENANCE – Away from public view for three weeks, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has appeared on a video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee. But instead of silencing questions about Peng, the conversation is likely to create more uncertainty about the tennis player, the IOC and China. By Stephen Wade. 531 words. AP Photos. SENT.
HALL OF FAME
NEW YORK – David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Howard and Tim Lincecum stand out among the group of 13 players who appear on the ballot for the Hall of Fame for the first time. 430 words. AP Photos. SENT.
BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox exercise their option on Alex Cora’s contract, adding two seasons to him, rewarding their manager for taking them to the American League Championship Series in their first year back after serving a one-year suspension for the signal theft scandal. 320 words. AP Photos. SENT.
TAMPA, Florida – Tom Brady seeks to avoid his first three-game losing streak in 19 years as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New York Giants, winners of two of their last three games. The reigning Super Bowl champions have lost two straight games in which Brady and his defense have not shown their best version. By Fred Goodall. 250 words. AP Photos. Editors: Match starts at 0115 GMT (8.15 p.m. ET)
Today’s NBA Games Eastern Time:
Brooklyn en Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Charlotte en Washington, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City and Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Houston en Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Orlando en Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at New Orleans, 8 pm
Phoenix en San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Memphis en Utah, 9 p.m.
Philadelphia in Sacramento, 10 p.m.
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