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PSG and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday.

Lionel Messi wins record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or

The 34-year-old Argentine extended his record tally after leading his country to the Copa America title over the summer. 27 minutes ago

NFL notebook
Christian McCaffery was injured in the first half of Carolina’s 33-10 loss to the Dolphins and played only sparingly after that.

Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey out for the season with ankle injury

It's the second straight year McCaffrey has ended the season on injured reserve. 1 hour ago

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will be involved in all meetings virtually and will direct game preparations.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy goes into COVID protocol and will miss Saints game

McCarthy, who has said he is vaccinated, is the sixth Dallas coach or staff member to be sidelined for Thursday's game at New Orleans.

NFL injuries
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (center) is led to a cart in the third quarter of a 34-26 loss to the 49ers.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook carted off the field with a shoulder injury

Cook went down after losing a fumble and stayed on the ground for a while before being taken to the locker room.

SPORTS LOG
Marc Bergevin was fired by the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday after a disappointing start but his long-term status with the team had been a question since he entered the season on an expiring contract.

Marc Bergevin out in Canadiens front office shakeup

Montreal has a 6-15-2 record this season and is ahead of only the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference standings.

World Cup Skiing
Mikaela Shiffrin stands on the podium at Killington, Vt., after winning her record-tying 46th World Cup slalom on Sunday.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins fifth straight women’s slalom at Killington, and ties a World Cup record as well

Shiffrin's 46 slalom victories matched Ingemar Stenmark's record for most wins in a single ski racing discipline.

New country, new name for US citizen ‘Enes Kanter Freedom’

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is changing his name to “Enes Kanter Freedom” to celebrate becoming a United States citizen.

Peng Shuai competes in a qualifying match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Aug. 23, 2019.

WTA remains ‘concerned’ about Peng Shuai’s ability to speak freely

Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, has dropped out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse in a Nov. 2 posting on the Chinese internet, which was quickly taken down by Chinese authorities.