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Mona Nemmer, Liverpool’s new head of nutrition, discussing a menu with the chef Leigh Lawson at Liverpool’s training base. Credit Rob Stothard for The New York Times
Health Soccer

New Head of Nutrition Gives Liverpool a Taste of Premier League Success

LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp did not introduce his Liverpool players to the woman who would subtly change their lives right away. When she joined the team, at the club’s preseason camp in Palo Alto, Calif., last summer, Klopp waited a couple of days, eager to see if her actions […]

A search-and-recovery operation was underway near Sochi, Russia, on Monday after the crash of a plane a day earlier in the Black Sea. A large part of the fuselage was found. Credit Yevgeny Reutov/European Pressphoto Agency
World

Russia Mounts Search After Plane Crash and Says Terrorism Is Unlikely

SOCHI, Russia — Russia mounted an expansive search-and-recovery operation in the Black Sea on Monday for the passengers and the fuselage of a military passenger plane that crashed a day earlier, killing all 92 people on board, including dozens of members of a storied army choir. In Moscow, famous performers […]

Ghanaian election officials use a lantern and a smartphone torchlight to assist people voting late at a polling station in Tamale this month. Credit Pius Utomi Ekpei/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Homeland News Politics

The End for Ghana’s ‘Power-Cut’ President

  ACCRA, Ghana — Last December, my family gathered at my grandmother’s house for the one-year anniversary of her death. Her house in Akim Oda, a small town in southern Ghana, was filled with well-wishers. I walked into the kitchen to fetch drinks for the guests, and as I opened […]

Adou Issa looking over his stunted crops in the Zinder region of Niger.
Homeland News

Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road on Fire’

AGADEZ, Niger — The world dismisses them as economic migrants. The law treats them as criminals who show up at a nation’s borders uninvited. Prayers alone protect them on the journey across the merciless Sahara. But peel back the layers of their stories and you find a complex bundle of […]

This photo taken on Jan. 15, 2015 shows a Tu-154 plane at Chkalovsky military airport near Moscow, Russia. (Dmitry Petrochenko / AP)
World

Russian plane carrying famed chorus crashes into Black Sea; all are believed dead

A military plane carrying members of a renowned Cold War-era musical ensemble that was going to perform for Russian servicemen at a Syrian air base crashed into the Black Sea early Sunday, apparently killing everyone aboard, officials said. The flight also carried nine journalists and a prominent Russian philanthropist. Authorities initially […]

Serena Williams at the 2016 US Open Getty Images
Sports Tennis

Serena Williams: I’m not a white man, so I’m underrated

Serena Williams says recognition of her rightful place in the tennis pantheon — and she’ll say it: No. 1 all-time — has been withheld because she is a woman and because she is black. “I think if I were a man, I would have been in that conversation a long […]

Design: Bailey Brautigan, Forbes Staff
Boxing Sports

Floyd Mayweather’s Net Worth: $340 Million In 2016

Floyd Mayweather ranked No. 34 (tied with Jessica Alba) in Forbes 2016 look at the 40 Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 with a net worth of $340 million. Mayweather, who turns 40 in February, makes the cut for the first time in the annual list. He is sandwiched between NBA legend […]

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Soccer Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo makes donation, tells Syrian children: ‘Don’t lose your hope’

Cristiano Ronaldo is using his voice and platform as an international soccer superstar to help the children of war-ravaged Syria. On Friday morning, the Real Madrid forward and Portugal national team captain released a video on his social-media accounts calling the children affected by the Syrian conflict “the true heroes” and […]

Tiger Woods with the Trumps
Golf Sports

Tiger Woods and Donald Trump hit the golf course

Tiger Woods can add President-elect Donald Trump to his power list of golf partners. Former world number one Woods played 18 holes with the current White House incumbent Barack Obama back in 2013 and repeated the exercise with Trump in Florida Friday. Few details of the latest round have been […]

McIlroy posted 14 top-10s from 22 worldwide starts in 2016
Golf Sports

Rory McIlroy looks back at the highs and lows from his 2016 season

Rory McIlroy admits he failed to reach all of his 2016 targets, but is still pleased with his return after another impressive campaign. McIlroy posted three worldwide wins in an up-and-down season – fewer than he registered in each of his previous two campaigns – although still ended 2016 with his […]