If you're after some real news today head to google and click on the News tab. As an international news aggregator, google news categorises stories, so you have to select the sports option to see sport. As sport isn't really news, the news section tends to be more about real news.
For an international flavour try the international version of the New York Times the International Herald Tribune, or NPR (National Public Radio) is always good for some in depth news, a lot of which you can download as podcasts. If you like science and technology try the Nexus magazine website.
Alternatively, read a book! There are a few out there that are not about sport!