Guardiola beating Wenger’s Arsenal may give Bayern boss food for thought

They never got round to shaking hands at their last meeting at the Emirates 20 months ago but ahead of Tuesday’s group-stage clash, Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola smothered each other with politeness. The Arsenal manager referred to serial winners…

Juventus’ Champions League momentum to be tested by Gladbach

Pained by the contradictory nature of this year’s Juventus, fans cannot quite understand why the Old Lady has thrilled in Europe and disappointed at home. While the Bianconeri toiled and laboured to earn a draw against the likes of Frosinone,…

Could Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo reunite at PSG next year?

Players meet their old clubs all the time but, when one comes up against a team for whom he made an impression, there’s something special. If PSG ever play against Manchester United in the Champions League, it’s fair to say…

Jose Mourinho’s obsession with personal battles could lose him the war

Although Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday went some way to lifting the clouds of gloom that have descended on Stamford Bridge this season, respite could prove to be short-lived. Reasons for optimism were few and far between.…

Jabari Parker, out final 57 games of first season, ‘still a rookie’ to team

Jabari Parker played 25 games for the Milwaukee Bucks last season, before he suffered the torn ACL in his left knee that short-circuited his first campaign in the NBA. No matter. Bucks coach Jason Kidd is hitting the reset button…

Q&A: Friedell with Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg

Fred Hoiberg says he believes he can lead the Chicago Bulls to a championship. The 43-year-old first-time NBA head coach comes into his rookie season. Derrick’s doing great. It was good to get him in the building and it started…

Lakers From The Outside: Assets and Liabilities

Through the decades, there’s been one route that, more than any other, has helped deliver the biggest stars to the Los Angeles Lakers: trades. It’s how Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howardand Pau Gasol all ended up donning purple and gold. It’s also how…

NBA Season Preview: Power Rankings for 2015-16

The NBA season begins Oct. 27! We’re rolling out our Insider forecasts, two teams at a time, from now until opening night. Check out our analysis, projections and more!

Youth on display: 10 NBA rookies to watch

OAKLAND, Calif. – The big news Emmanuel Mudiay received nearly two months ago dramatically changed his rookie season with the Denver Nuggets before it even started.

Startup AmeriLeague signs former 1st-round draft pick Royce White

The fledgling AmeriLeague announced Thursday that it has formally signed former NBA first-round draft pick Royce White. A Las Vegas-based startup league, AmeriLeague is pursuing top high school talent and well-known former NBA players by offering salaries higher than those…