The Netherlands' recovery from one of the lowest ebbs in its history continued with a last-gasp qualification for the Final Four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League. The Dutch come back to draw with Germany 2-2, and top its qualifying group ahead of France. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 850 words, photos.
— SOC--GERMANY-NETHERLANDS — Dutch into Nations League finals on dramatic draw in Germany. SENT: 500 words, photos.
ATHENS, Greece — A Greek prosecutor is investigating televised remarks made by a sport commentator who allegedly called black basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo an "ape." By Derek Gatopoulos. SENT: 260 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Manny Pacquiao will have his first fight in the United States in two years when he defends his WBA welterweight title on Jan. 19 against Adrian Broner in Las Vegas. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 600 words, photos.
DUBLIN — Beating world champion New Zealand gave Ireland "reassurance," says lock Iain Henderson. SENT: 300 words, photo.
— RGU--SOUTH AFRICA-KOLISI — Springboks captain warned after headbutt, free to play Wales. SENT: 150 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — With Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff leading high-octane offenses, the Kansas City Chiefs play the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL's marquee game. The Coliseum hosts a Monday night game for the first time since 1985 after the game was moved from Mexico City. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 0115 GMT.
— SOC--GASCOIGNE CHARGED — Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting a woman on train. SENT: 170 words, photo.
— SOC--ITALY-TONALI — Italy coach curious to see what Tonali and Co can do. SENT: 330 words, photos.
— OLY--2026-CALGARY BID — Calgary bid for 2026 Winter Olympics iced by city council. SENT: 390 words.
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