Football

Brazil crowds up but stadium use still problematic

SAO PAULO — The average attendance at Brazil’s new arenas in the five months since the World Cup was higher than the league mean but stadiums in cities without major clubs are...

Chelsea go three clear after easing to win at Stoke

Chelsea go three clear after easing to win at Stoke

LONDON — John Terry’s early header and Cesc Fabregas’s second-half strike restored Chelsea’s three-point Premier League lead heading into a busy Christmas programme after a 2-0...

Draw ‘hurts United’s title chances’

Draw ‘hurts United’s title chances’

BIRMINGHAM — Louis van Gaal has admitted that Manchester United damaged their chances of mounting a Premier League title challenge after drawing 1-1 with Aston Villa.

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