The U.S.-Iran World Cup game puts a spotlight on Iran’s protest movement : NPR

A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide protest movement. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption toggle caption Francisco Seco/AP A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa … Read more

Rangers bring losing streak into game against the Senators – Ottawa

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 29, 2022 3:11 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size New York Rangers (8-6-3, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (5-9-1, eighth in the Atlantic Division) Ottawa, Ontario; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers are looking to end their three-game … Read more

Pelicans play the Raptors for cross-conference game

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 29, 2022 2:04 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto Raptors (11-9, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (12-8, third in the Western Conference) New Orleans; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: OG Anunoby and the Toronto Raptors take on Zion Williamson … Read more

Why the Iran vs USA World Cup clash is ‘anything but a football game’

A man holds a 'Go Iran' flag in red white and green colours on the left. On the right, a group of USA supporters smile in blue, red and white colours.

Highlights Iran and the USA will face off against each other in a crucial World Cup clash on Wednesday morning (AEDT). Despite insisting they are out to play football, political tensions are already running high. Iran and the US have a complex geopolitical history – and the match has triggered memories of their rivalry. Two … Read more

Predicting every World Cup game: Standings, picks, odds with USMNT favored in must-win game against Iran

We’re reaching the business end of the World Cup as the final day of group stage play will begin for Groups A and B. Seven of the eight teams in action have a chance at advancing to the last 16 except Qatar who have become only the second host nation ever to be eliminated from … Read more

Kevin Durant laughed while being guarded in Nets-Magic game

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets‘ Kevin Durant couldn’t help but laugh as he rolled over the Orlando Magic during Monday night’s 109-102 win. 1 Related No, seriously. In the midst of scoring 45 points, Durant laughed during a play in the first quarter when Magic guard Kevon Harris got a little too close for … Read more

World Cup: Protester carrying rainbow flag invades pitch during game | World News

A pitch invader runs across the field with a rainbow flag during the World Cup group H soccer match between Portugal and Uruguay, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

A pitch invader carrying a rainbow flag ran on to the pitch during Monday’s World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay. The protester was wearing a blue Superman T-shirt adorned with the messages “save Ukraine” and “respect for Iranian woman”. He was chased down by security officials and ushered away through a tunnel, with the … Read more

Zion Williamson plays his 100th NBA game, and the Pelicans’ star has been nothing short of dominant

Zion Williamson played his 100th career NBA game on Monday night, a New Orleans Pelicans‘ 105-101 win over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder, thanks to a game-winning and-1 by Williamson in the final minute. His career has been like a lightning bolt. You don’t see him often, but when you do he’s spectacular. It’s one … Read more

Ben Simmons (knee) leaves Nets’ game vs. Magic in first half

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets swingman Ben Simmons is out for the rest of Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic because of left knee soreness. Simmons, who has missed six games already this season because of the same injury, exited in the second quarter. Since returning to the floor after missing a Nov. 13 loss … Read more

Lakers vs. Pacers: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

Who’s Playing Indiana @ Los Angeles Current Records: Indiana 11-8; Los Angeles 7-11 What to Know The Indiana Pacers might have tired legs after a matchup yesterday as they head on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m. ET Nov. 28 at Crypto.com Arena. Los Angeles will be strutting in after a … Read more