STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — While Brian Cashman was descending the Landmark Building on Friday in preparation for a holiday celebration this weekend, the New York Yankees’ general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please sign Gerrit Cole.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Romanian soccer federation was charged with “racist behavior” on Friday after a Swedish player said he was targeted by the country's fans at a European Championship qualifying game.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Kayla Robbins scored 23 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and beat Syracuse 84-76 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Thursday night.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will be nearly 50 pounds heavier than Anthony Joshua for their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia.
Former No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from professional tennis after competing in Melbourne next year.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale practiced separately from the squad on Friday and is set to miss the team's match against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Saturday.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin criticized the head of Real Madrid on Friday for reportedly planning a "selfish and egotistical scheme" to create world leagues, saying it would ruin soccer.