The Nets’ Glow-Up Came Early, and It May Fade Too Soon

PHILADELPHIA — As Nets center Jarrett Allen stood at his locker in a pink Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt, his teammate Jared Dudley was across the room dishing on him. “To be honest with you, Jarrett Allen is probably the key to this franchise moving forward,” Dudley told reporters Tuesday night after the Nets were handily…

On Soccer: Manchester City Sweeps Aside United and Its History, Inching Closer to Premier League Title

MANCHESTER, England — The morning of the Manchester derby, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided the anecdotes from and the lectures about Manchester United’s past were no longer enough. His team’s pride was battered and its reputation bruised. It was time for some living history. So when United’s players left their hotel in Manchester on Wednesday, they…