RIO DE JANEIRO — Flamengo promises to promptly pay financial compensation for the victims of a devastating fire that killed 10 young academy players, but its president refuses to answer any questions on the apparent lack of proper licensing for the training center. By Diane Jeantet. SENT: 490 words, photos.


PEBBLE BEACH, California — Phil Mickelson is closing in on three decades on the US PGA Tour and a half-century on Earth, and he still feels his best golf is good enough. He was at his best at Pebble Beach, and no one had a chance. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 850 words, photos.


Naomi Osaka has surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 310 words, photos.


GROS ISLET, St. Lucia — Joe Root scores a century as England manhandles a depleted West Indies attack to lead the dead rubber third test by 448 runs after three days. SENT: 400 words, photos.


LONDON— The squad has been publicly undermined. There's been grumbling about the lack of contact from the owner. And the team was just handed its biggest loss in 28 years. Maurizio Sarri's reign at Chelsea already looks like it's approaching the end, and he's not even completed a season. By Rob Harris. SENT: 770 words, photos.


BERLIN — Two young Germany players are leading Bayer Leverkusen's revival under new coach Peter Bosz. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 520 words, photo.


LONDON — A post-mortem found Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala died from injuries to his head and torso when his plane crashed in the English Channel. SENT: 140 words, photos.


AUSTIN, Texas — IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction. The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Tire manufacturer Firestone has extended its supplier deal for five more years. On the track, an already deep driver pool keeps adding veteran and rookie talent. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 760 words, photos.

Other stories:

— SOC--WOLVERHAMPTON-NEWCASTLE — Wolves level late to dent Newcastle's survival hopes in EPL. SENT: 100 words, photos.

— SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP — Alaves ends winless streak, moves closer to European spots. SENT: 140 words.

— RAC--BRITAIN-EQUINE FLU — Horseracing to resume in Britain after equine flu contained. SENT: 190 words, photo.

— SKI--WORLDS-MEN'S COMBINED — Pinturault ends long wait for individual skiing gold. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 560 words, photos.

— WTP--CROATIA-PLAYERS ATTACKED — 3 Croats face hate crime charges in attack on Serbian team. SENT: 240 words.

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