Crotone manager Davide Nicola cycles length of Italy after team avoids relegation

A Serie A manager completes a 1,300 km bike ride across the length of Italy following a bet he made with his players if they avoided relegation.

Football transfer gossip: Ronaldo, De Gea, Donnarumma, Sandro, Bakayoko, Verratti

Cristiano Ronaldo tells agent to get him back to Man Utd, De Gea to be involved in a cash-plus-player deal, plus more.

Audi’s A5 and S5 Sportback: A performance-minded detour from the SUV

SEATTLE—When introducing its sportback successor to the A4, Audi minced no words about its intended consumer target: the frequent car updater who is this close to switching to an SUV.

After a few hours’ drive in two flavors of this upgrade, the 2018 A5 and S5 Sportback, I was inclined to agree. If you want a luxury car with the length and carrying capacity of a boat, but not the sense that you need maritime credentials to steer it, then Audi’s new sportbacks might be enough to stop you from buying into America’s fastest-growing car-purchase sector.

0-60mph in a heartbeat—with room to spare

That niche is important to mind here, because unlike last year’s A4 sedan, Audi is not offering a sub-$40,000 option for these models. The 2018 A5 Sportback will set you back nothing short of $42,600, while its beefier S5 sibling, whose upgrades includes a 3.0L engine and S Sport Suspension, starts at $54,400.

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How Macron worked the system for a giant parliamentary majority

PARIS (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron was visibly irritated last March at a news conference ahead of the first round of the presidential election.