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April 23, 2017 5:06 PM Alexis Sanchez strikes to shatter Pep Guardiola's hopes of Man City glory

LONDON -- Three quick thoughts on Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. This 2-1 FA Cup semifinal win over Manchester City was as uncharacteristic a performance as any during Arsene Wenger's 21 years at Arsenal. Wenger rolled the dice by playing three centre-backs and attempted to soak up pressure from City's 48

April 23, 2017 3:18 PM Burnley 0-2 Manchester United, Premier League RESULT: Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney help Red Devils cruise to Turf Moor win

Manchester United kept within touching distance of the Premier League top four with a routine win away from home at Burnley. Jose Mourinho's side, needing a win to keep the pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool, raced into a two-goal lead by half-time. The returning Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney both found the back of the net as United eased to the three 12 7

April 23, 2017 12:34 PM Wayne Rooney returns to help Man United close on top four

BURNLEY, England -- Wayne Rooney scored one goal and was involved in the other as injury-hit Man United closed the gap on Manchester City with a 2-0 win at Burnley. The stakes are rarely low in Manchester derbies, but they have just got higher. Manchester United go to the Etihad Stadium on Thursday just one point behind fourth-place Manchester City. They make the short 18

April 23, 2017 12:34 PM Burnley 0-2 Manchester United: Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney prove there is life after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and keep Jose Mourinho's top four hopes alive

For all the obvious benefits that Zlatan Ibrahimovic brings to Manchester United, there is a school of thought that the team's over-reliance on their Swedish talisman has not always helped the progress of his younger teammates. Against Chelsea a week ago, and after Ibrahimovic limped out of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht with serious 10

April 23, 2017 11:51 AM What a 1973 French Novel Tells Us About Marine Le Pen, Steve Bannon and the Rise of the Populist Right

Stridently anti-immigrant, The Camp of Saints was originally ignored or pilloried. Now, it’s found a following. In 1973, a strange apocalyptic novel imagined the Southern coast of France suddenly overrun by hundreds of boats “piled high with layer on layer of human bodies” carrying hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Indian continent. Within 24 hours 28

April 23, 2017 10:29 AM Cesc Fabregas says Chelsea's FA Cup win over Spurs will not affect the title race

Cesc Fabregas has downplayed the potential impact of Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham on the Premier League title race. "(We have) six games where every single one of them we need three points, because I don't believe Spurs will drop too many," Fabregas said. Chelsea's full focus is now on the league prior to the May 27 Wembley FA Cup final 25

April 23, 2017 12:55 AM France votes amid political turmoil

Today's first round of voting in France's presidential elections is the culmination of the country's very surprising campaign. Lisa Louis reports from Paris. France has seen its most extraordinary presidential election campaign in recent history. Beyond politics as usual, it points to a deep institutional crisis. The French are going to the polls today 17

April 22, 2017 9:20 PM At least 140 dead after Taliban attack on key Afghan army base, officials say

KABUL, Afghanistan — The nerve center of Afghan and NATO combat activities in northern Afghanistan is a sprawling military base in Balkh province. There, thousands of Afghan National Army troops live and train, regional deployments and attacks are planned, and U.S.-supplied helicopters and fighter planes are launched to support Afghan troops battling 11

April 22, 2017 6:50 PM 'We need to be out here': Thousands march in downtown L.A. to support science in the Trump era

Thousands of scientists, students and activists gathered Saturday in downtown Los Angeles for the March for Science, one of more than 500 such events being held around the world. After a rally in Pershing Square, the march began at 11 a.m. with participants walking about seven blocks to City Hall, where several speakers were to address the crowd. Afterward 85

April 22, 2017 5:46 PM Thousands rally at Chicago's 'March for Science'

Thousands of people marched downtown for Chicago's "March for Science," Saturday morning, which is being held along with hundreds of rallies around the world. Organizers expected more than 40,000 to attend in Chicago. The goal is to preserve and fight for science and its pivotal role in society. Saturday's march in Chicago began around 10 a.m. with a rally 62