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Jenson Button set to replace Fernando Alonso for McLaren at Monaco Grand Prix

Britain’s Jenson Button looks set to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren for the Monaco Grand Prix in May. Alonso will miss Monaco to race in the Indianapolis 500, with full support from McLaren and engine partner Honda. McLaren executive director Zak Brown says two-time champion Alonso’s replacement is “not in place”. But there is no other serious option than Button, ... Read More »

Game changers – engineering tomorrow’s sports

Artificial intelligence and robotics are combining with human skill to usher in a new era of sport. Sport is as intrinsic a part of our civilisation as the expression of art or the use of tools. Cave paintings dating from thousands of years ago, in places as far apart as France, Libya and Japan, depict humans engaged in competitive wrestling, swimming ... Read More »

UB will drop four sports teams in athletics budget cutback

UB President Satish K. Tripathi (Buffalo News) The University at Buffalo will eliminate four sports teams at the end of this school year in a belt-tightening that ultimately will save $2 million a year in athletic department spending. Men’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving, baseball and women’s rowing no longer will be sponsored, the university revealed Monday. “This has been ... Read More »

THE WEIRDEST ENDINGS IN SPORTS

  North Carolina-Oregon provided a strange finish to a Final Four game on Saturday, although it’s hard to top Seahawks-Packers in 2012. (Getty Images) North Carolina made its claim to history in the Final Four on Saturday: Who misses four free throws in the final six seconds of a game — while nursing a one-point lead — and lives to ... Read More »

Sports museum in Chicago is proposed by ex-Adler, Shedd executives

Two former museum executives are pitching an idea for a sports museum in Chicago that would use sports to teach visitors about everything from physics to statistics to race relations. But whether the museum could be a grand slam or even get to first base depends on funding and support. FROM OUR PARTNERS: The 10 Best Eyelash Growth Serums On the ... Read More »

Manchester United 1-0 FC Rostov (Agg: 2-1)

Juan Mata scored with his first shot of the game Manchester United edged a nervy encounter with Russian minnows FC Rostov at Old Trafford to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Juan Mata got the decisive goal for United when he stabbed in from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s flick, but Rostov threatened to take the game to extra ... Read More »

A week in Breitbart Sports: anger, annoyance, and an ESPN obsession

The late founder of Bretibart News, Andrew Breitbart, is seen on a T-shirt at CPAC. Like countless other sites on the cluttered web, Breitbart’s sports page just yells to its choir. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Sport can unite people from all walks of life. It can bring together all races, colors, creeds and orientations; it can bridge the gap between ... Read More »

BC shouldn’t be this bad in big-time sports, and other picked-up pieces

Conte Forum was mostly empty for this men’s basketball game against Virginia Tech.–WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE 2016 Picked-up pieces from Houston, Fort Myers, and everywhere in between . . . Boston College is looking for an athletic director in the wake of the failed five-year regime of Brad Bates, who was never a good fit for the job. ... Read More »

LISTEN: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and more discussed on La Liga Weekly podcast

Jon Driscoll and Terry Gibson return from La Liga’s winter break to discuss Neymar’s poor form in front of goal, plus Real Madrid’s hot streak – and you can listen here. The Sky Sports duo look back at a busy weekend of Spanish action, as table-topping Real Madrid extended their lead over Barcelona, who dropped to third following a 1-1 ... Read More »

Barcelona could be nearing end of the Luis Enrique era says Guillem Balague in his latest column

Guillem Balague says Barcelona could be nearing the end of the Luis Enrique era and reflects on the growing strength of Real Madrid in his latest column.   Man City will not be launching a bid to sign Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, according to Sky sources. Guillem reflects on the latest developments in Spain and answers your questions in his column… ... Read More »