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Putin ‘will use Cup like Hitler’s Olympics’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson was speaking to the Foreign Affairs committee The foreign secretary has agreed that President Putin is using the World Cup in Russia as a "PR exercise" akin to how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics. Labour MP Ian Austin put it to Boris Johnson that the Russian president…

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Bilas: This Sweet 16 is neither unprecedented nor revolutionary

As per usual, the first weekend of the 2018 NCAA tournament was delicious, wild and fun. There were major upsets, minor upsets, a first-time upset, major-conference carnage, blowouts, surprises, comebacks, collapses, buzzer-beaters, brackets busted, big shots sent home and a 98-year-old nun. In other words, we had an absolute blast. The tournament has tipped off.…

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Decoding the sneaker scribbles of NBA stars

12:17 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN Throughout the history of the NBA, sneakers have been a way for players to showcase their own style and individuality on the court. Some players get their own signature shoes, and others are supplied with player-exclusive editions. Still, many NBA players -- even among the league's elite -- find the…

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