Michel Platini Is Detained in France Over Qatar World Cup Vote

PARIS — Investigators in France detained Michel Platini, the former European soccer federation president, on Tuesday to question him about the awarding of the 2022 men’s World Cup to Qatar, a decision made almost a decade ago that continues to roil the sport. Platini, 63, met with prosecutors in Paris to discuss the circumstances of…

Rangers Get Jacob Trouba in a Major Deal, Hastening Their Rebuild

The Rangers made a major deal four days ahead of this weekend’s draft, acquiring Jacob Trouba, an elite defenseman, from the Winnipeg Jets. To get Trouba on Monday, the Rangers traded defenseman Neal Pionk plus the 20th choice in Friday night’s first round, a pick they acquired from the Jets as part of a trade…

Pro Football Focus’ biggest Patriots nemesis since 2006 might surprise you

Pro Football Focus’ biggest Patriots nemesis since 2006 might surprise you originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots have dominated the NFL since Pro Football Focus was created in 2006. The Pats have made six Super Bowl appearances and won three championships over that span, but that hasn’t stopped certain players from giving consistently excellent…