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Real Madrid goes top of La Liga with El Clasico victory over Barcelona

Real Madrid weathered bitter winds and driving rain to defeat Barcelona 2-1 in an action-packed El Clasico on Saturday. The win, which came courtesy of goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos, saw Real go top of La Liga ahead of rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, although Atletico has a chance to regain the top…

Hideki Matsuyama races into Masters lead ahead of final day

In what is known as “moving day” in golf’s majors, the third day of the Masters lived up to that billing with plenty of changes in the leaderboard. The tournament’s front end bunched up considerably over the course of Saturday’s play, which was disrupted by an hour-long delay caused by bad weather. It was Hideki…

Play suspended on third day of Masters due to inclement weather

Just as things were heating up and the leaderboard was getting congested, play has been suspended during the third round of the Masters due to inclement weather. Suggestions of storms and high winds were in the forecast at the beginning of Saturday’s play, and those predictions came to fruition around 4 p.m. ET. The wind…

Premier League leader Manchester City stunned by 10-man Leeds United

Two goals from Stuart Dallas saw Leeds United secure an unlikely 2-1 victory against Premier League leader Manchester City, despite having captain Liam Cooper sent off in the first half. Man City looked far more likely to get the winner after Ferran Torres had equalized for the home side, but Dallas’ breakaway goal in stoppage…

Hometown pitcher throws the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history

Pitcher Joe Musgrove tossed the first no-hitter in Padres franchise history on Friday night, as San Diego defeated the Texas Rangers 3-0 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Padres, who started playing in 1969, were the only team in Major League Baseball to have never thrown a no-hitter. Musgrove struck out 10 and…

Big names make big moves at second day of Masters but still trail leader Justin Rose

Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau — these former major winners used the second day of the Masters to make their move up the leaderboard. A two-time winner at Augusta, Spieth — following his first PGA Tour victory since 2017 last week — hit a 4-under round to finish 5-under, while his friend Thomas hit…

2021 French Open postponed by a week due to Covid-19 pandemic

This year’s French Open tennis tournament has been postponed by a week due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced on Thursday. The second grand slam of the year was originally scheduled to take place from Monday 17 May to Sunday 6 June. However, France has recently entered a new lockdown with…

Kylian Mbappe’s brace hands PSG a thrilling Champions League victory over Bayern Munich

PSG defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in a thrilling, end-to-end Champions League encounter on Wednesday thanks to two goals from star striker Kylian Mbappe. In a repeat of last year’s final, which Bayern won 1-0, this proved to be a much more open affair in the swirling snow of Munich’s Allianz Arena. Bayern enjoyed more possession…

The ‘Tiger Slam’: 20 years on from when Tiger Woods won it all

As Tiger Woods walked onto the 18th green at the 2001 Masters, throngs of fans were in hot pursuit to catch a glimpse of the golfer and all cameras were pointed at the then 25-year-old, who was on the precipice of etching his name into golf history. “Here comes the salute to an achievement that’s…

Angelo Gabriel, 16, becomes youngest goalscorer in Copa Libertadores history

Santos forward Angelo Gabriel became the youngest goalscorer in Copa Libertadores history on Tuesday as he scored his side’s final goal in a 3-1 victory against San Lorenzo. Aged 16 years, three months and 16 days, Angelo broke Juan Carlos Cardenas’ record that had stood for 59 years with his stoppage-time goal after a save…

Bryson DeChambeau optimistic new driver will help his chances at Masters

Bryson DeChambeau has muscled his way to becoming a major winner, and he’s now hoping it’ll bring him success at golf’s most famous competition. As he prepares for the Masters, which begin on Thursday, the 2020 US Open winner has brought a new weapon with him: a new driver. DeChambeau had contemplated using a 48-inch…

Dustin Johnson to serve pigs in a blanket, filet mignon at Masters Champions Dinner

Besides the green jacket, the adulation and the acclaim, one of the greatest honors for a Masters winner is putting on a spread for his fellow champions at the next year’s tournament. Although he’s had a shorter time to prepare than most — the 2020 Masters was held in November rather than its typical slot…

The return of patrons at the Masters will play a ‘massive role,’ says Jordan Spieth

With golf’s Masters tournament getting underway this week, the sight of patrons returning to Augusta National is a sure sign that parts of the sporting world are slowly returning to normal. The 2020 event took place in November and was staged without spectators amid the pandemic, but this week a limited number of fans are…

Referee Rebecca Welch makes history in English Football League debut

Rebecca Welch made history on Monday as she became the first appointed female referee to take charge of an English Football League (EFL) game. The 37-year-old, who has previously refereed high-profile women’s matches, oversaw Port Vale’s 2-0 win against Harrogate Town in the third tier of men’s English football. Back in 2010, Amy Fearn became…

Moe Norman: The ‘Rain Man of golf’ who amazed even the greats of the sport

Whether it’s because of his funky clothing, eccentric personality or highly distinctive swing, Moe Norman — dubbed golf’s “Rain Man” — didn’t fit into the sport’s traditional mold. “Like Raymond [Babbitt], Moe spoke in staccato bursts,” golf coach and author Tim O’Connor, who has written a book about Norman, told CNN Sport, as he compared…

North Korea reportedly won’t participate in Tokyo Olympic Games

North Korea has reportedly decided drop out of the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics due to concerns its athletes could contract coronavirus. North Korea decided to sever almost all of its ties with the outside world in 2020 to prevent an influx of coronavirus cases. The country has not reported a major outbreak of Covid-19, and there…

Tennis stars Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils announce engagement

It’s official! Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils are engaged after the tennis power couple announced the news on social media. World No. 5 Svitolina and world No. 14 Monfils have been dating since 2018, according to WTAtennis.com. “To the beginning of our forever,” said the couple on their joint g.e.m.s. life Instagram account. The account’s…

Neymar sees red as Lille stuns Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 title showdown

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian star Neymar sent off late on Saturday as the Ligue 1 champion’s hopes of claiming a fourth successive league title were dented by Lille. Ahead of Saturday’s title showdown, the two teams had been level on 63 points at the top of the table, with PSG leading on goal difference, but with…

Premier League: West Bromwich Albion scores five goals against 10-man Chelsea

The contest for the Premier League’s Champions League qualification places got a whole lot more interesting on Saturday after 10-man Chelsea were surprisingly beaten 5-2 at home by relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion. Starting the day in fourth place and two points ahead of West Ham United, Chelsea had to play for over an hour with…

NBA: Golden State Warriors suffer 53-point blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors

Destroyed. Humiliated. As defeats go this was about as bad it gets. Missing Steph Curry, who was out with a sore tailbone, the Golden State Warriors were routed 130-77 by the Toronto Raptors in Tampa, Florida on Friday. “You saw it,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr as he reflected on the team’s third worst defeat…

How Michael Miraglia completed his own Strongman Marathon on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats

Many have completed a marathon, but no-one has done anything like Michael Miraglia’s Strongman Marathon. The fitness coach and CrossFit athlete covered 26.2 miles on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in February by completing a variety of exercises. The challenge, which Miraglia dreamed up himself, included a mile of a single exercise such as tire flips,…

Japan thrashes Mongolia 14-0 in historic World Cup qualifier win

Japan recorded the second-biggest win in its history, thrashing Mongolia 14-0 in a World Cup 2022 qualifier. Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako scored a hat trick, while Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino — who is currently on loan at Southampton — was also on the scoresheet. Mongolia, who are ranked No. 190 in the world, registered…

Motor racing: Sandwich wrapper wrecked Alonso’s comeback race

Fernando Alonso’s Renault-owned Alpine team have blamed a discarded sandwich wrapper for wrecking the double world champion’s Formula One comeback race in Bahrain on Sunday. The Spaniard retired from his first race since 2018 after the car’s rear brakes overheated. “After the second stop, a sandwich wrap paper got stuck inside the rear brake duct…

Golfer Joaquin Niemann helps raise $2.1 million to save his infant cousin’s life

Since announcing himself on the world stage with a PGA Tour victory as a rookie in 2019, Chile’s Joaquin Niemann has established himself as one of golf’s most exciting prospects. It’s been a whirlwind six months on the course for the Santiago native and a series of outstanding results have seen the 22-year-old break into…

Slum golf: A whole new ball game on Mumbai’s streets

You can play golf on pristine green courses. You can even play on a course made of ice. But thanks to some innovative thinking, residents of some of the poorest areas of Mumbai have been using the bumps and lumps of the street as their course. Here there’s no soundscape of polite clapping from watching…

Former Manchester United player Lou Macari turns his attention to helping the homeless

Before there was Marcus Rashford, there was another notable Manchester United humanitarian, Lou Macari. The Scot enjoyed a long and successful career in which he played over 400 times for the Red Devils and scored almost 100 goals. He won the coveted FA Cup a year before representing his country at the 1978 World Cup…

Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia hit holes-in-one at the WGC Matchplay

There are a whole lot of holes-in-one going on at the WGC Matchplay. Sergio Garcia hit a hole-in-one to win a sudden death playoff against Lee Westwood on Friday to reach the tournament’s knockout rounds and now Tommy Fleetwood has repeated the feat. Like Garcia, Fleetwood’s hole-in-one on Saturday came at the Austin Country Club’s…

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar says he’s tested positive for Covid-19

Legendary Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar has announced he tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet Saturday, Tendulkar — widely considered the greatest batsman of all time — said he was experiencing mild symptoms. Others at his home had tested negative, he added. “I’ve quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols…

Champion snowboarder Julie Pomagalski dies in avalanche

Former world champion snowboarder Julie Pomagalski has died in an avalanche at the age of 40. Pomagalski was killed on Tuesday morning in Uri canton, Switzerland, a spokesperson from the French Ministry for Sports told CNN via email Thursday. She was descending the Gemsstock mountain along with three other people at the time of the…

Fierce derby between Japan and South Korea sparking more concern than excitement

It’s the biggest football match in 10 years between two fierce rivals, but Japan’s meeting with South Korea appears to be sparking more concern than excitement. Any sporting event between the two countries always has an additional competitive edge given the historical tensions between South Korea and Japan. South Korea fans describe the clash as…

Steve Kerr calls for tougher gun control measures following Boulder shooting

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has called for stronger gun control measures in the United States following this week’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. Speaking ahead of the Warriors’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, Kerr started his media availability with the names of the victims from the mass shootings in Boulder…

Belize football team bus held up by ‘insurgents on motorcycles’ in Haiti ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifier

Belize’s football federation (FFB) expressed “disappointment and disgust” on Monday after the team bus carrying the squad from the airport to their hotel was stopped by “an uproar of insurgents with assault rifles on motorcycles.” The incident occurred on Monday morning after the squad arrived in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, ahead of their 2022 World…

McLaren signs long-term deal with karting star Ugo Ugochukwu

McLaren Racing has signed a long-term agreement with 13-year-old Ugo Ugochukwu, a promising karting champion from the United States. Ugochukwu has already claimed several titles in the US and Europe and was recently crowned FIA European karting champion. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features His deal with McLaren, which was announced on Monday,…

Olympic silver medalist Ryo Miyake delivers food for Uber Eats to fund Tokyo 2020 dream

Olympic fencer Ryo Miyake took up a new job last year: delivering food for Uber Eats. Miyake, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, put sponsorship money on hold after learning the Olympics would be postponed. His training stopped for several months during Tokyo’s first state of emergency last spring so he…

Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, killed by lightning while training

A 22-year-old Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador has died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country’s National Institute for Sport (INDES) has confirmed. Katherine Diaz was in the water at El Tunco beach in south-west El Salvador on Friday when she was reportedly struck by lightning. “We raise a prayer for the…

‘Otherworldly’ Lionel Messi breaks Barcelona appearance record

Lionel Messi broke the club’s appearance record on Sunday as the Argentine featured in his 768th game for the Catalan giants. Messi celebrated in style, working his now famous magic in Barcelona’s 6-1 victory over Real Sociedad, as he superseded the landmark set by former teammate and club legend Xavi Hernandez, who appeared 767 times…

Juventus decides to keep ‘best in the world’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus beyond this season, the club’s managing director Fabio Paratici said after a 1-0 defeat to Benevento. Ronaldo, who joined the Italian side on a four-year deal for a reported $117 million transfer fee in 2018, is the top scorer in Serie A so far this season with 23 goals.…

Lakers superstar LeBron James ‘out indefinitely’ with ankle injury

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will be out indefinitely after suffering a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s game, according to the team’s website. The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 99-94 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. While chasing after a loose ball in the second quarter…

International spectators will be refused entry into Japan for Tokyo 2020

International spectators will be refused entry into Japan for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee said in a statement on Saturday. Any tickets bought by overseas residents for the postponed Games, scheduled to begin on July 23, will be refunded. The decision was taken following a virtual meeting between the…

Champions League quarterfinal draw: Bayern Munich to face PSG in repeat of 2020 final

It’s crunch time in the Champions League. We’re now down to the final eight teams and every club in the quarterfinals will have realistic hopes of lifting European club football’s most prestigious trophy on May 29 in Istanbul. Draw in full Quarterfinals Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund Porto vs. Chelsea Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain…

Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League exit branded a ‘disgrace’ by captain Hugo Lloris

Manager Jose Mourinho questioned Tottenham Hotspur’s “attitude” after defeat by Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League, while captain Hugo Lloris said the team’s performance was a “disgrace.” Dinamo overturned a 2-0 deficit from the first leg to win 3-2 after extra-time on Thursday thanks to Mislav Orsic’s hat-trick. It means the Croatian champion progresses to…

Fernando Alonso: ‘Hopefully I’m back as a better driver’

Fernando Alonso just can’t get enough of the thrill of traveling at speed. That goes for both two wheels as well as four. After stepping away from Formula One in 2018, the two-time world champion is back this season, on a familiar team — formerly known as Renault, but now racing under the new name…

Sabine Schmitz, ‘Queen of the Nürburgring,’ dead at 51

Tributes have flooded in for German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, who has died at the age of 51. Widely known as the “Queen of the Nürburgring,” Schmitz was one of motor racing’s highest-profile female drivers and a regular guest on UK TV motoring show “Top Gear.” She died on Tuesday after a “brave fight against…

Team New Zealand retains the America’s Cup in front of thousands of spectators

Team New Zealand (TNZ) retained the America’s Cup on Wednesday, defeating Italian outfit Luna Rossa 7-3 in the best-of-13 series. It’s the fourth time a New Zealand team has lifted the “Auld Mug,” international sport’s oldest trophy, whilst Italy still waits for its first triumph. In front of thousands of spectators, TNZ simply dominated race…

Russian hockey player Timur Faizutdinov, 19, dies after being hit by puck

A 19-year-old Russian hockey player has died after being hit in the head by a puck, his club announced in a statement on Tuesday. Timur Faizutdinov, a defenseman for Dynamo St. Petersburg’s junior team, passed away today after he was injured during a match in Yaroslavl, Russia, on March 12. READ: he hockey game to…

Rui Patricio ‘okay’ and ‘totally conscious’ after suffering head injury

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said goalkeeper Rui Patricio is “totally conscious” and “going to recover” from a head injury sustained against Liverpool. Play was suspended for over 10 minutes after Patricio collided with teammate Conor Coady late on in Monday’s game and had to be stretchered off the field. Visit CNN.com/sport for more…

Rugby in Colombia: an escape from a violent past

When Alejandro and Julian Navarro first started playing rugby, they sometimes had to stop training because they could hear gun battles between rival gangs approaching the pitch. The situation was so bad in their home city of Medellin in the early 2010’s that a murder seemingly was not even much of an event. “It was…

PSG’s Angel Di Maria and Marquinhos victims of burglary during match

Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria was withdrawn during his side’s loss to Nantes on Sunday after he received news that his home had been burgled, AFP reported. PSG told AFP that Di Maria was one of two players who were victims of burglaries during the game. A source close to the investigation told AFP…

‘What a beautiful journey’: Pele congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo for surpassing Brazilian’s ‘record of goals in official matches’

Pele has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese forward surpassed the Brazilian soccer great’s tally of goals scored in official matches. Ronaldo netted a hat trick in Juventus’ 3-1 win over Cagliari on Sunday to move onto 770 career goals, three more than Pele. The 35-year-old Ronaldo took to Instagram to recognize his achievement as…

Justin Thomas pays tribute to his grandfather after Players Championship victory

Justin Thomas overcame a challenging first two days to win the Players Championship on Sunday, finishing on 14-under after shooting a final-round 68. Thomas ended one shot clear of Lee Westwood, but was in danger of missing the cut on Friday before carding two birdies on the final three holes to stay in contention. That…

Drew Brees set to join NBC as a football analyst

Drew Brees, after announcing his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, has said he will now be working with NBC. New Orleans Saints longtime quarterback Brees announced his retirement on Sunday via social media. During an appearance Monday on “The Today Show,” Brees announced his new role as a football analyst for NBC Sports. “I’m…

Former boxing champion ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler dies at 66

Former undisputed middleweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler died on Saturday at the age of 66, according to his wife Kay G. Hagler. “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,” his wife posted on Facebook. “Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family…

Andy Murray pulls out of Dubai Open after arrival of fourth child

Andy Murray has pulled out of next week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after the birth of his fourth child. Matt Gentry, publicist for the two-time Wimbledon winner, told CNN Friday that reports that Murray’s wife, Kim Sears, had given birth and that Murray had withdrawn from the tournament in Dubai as a result were…

Former British Cycling doctor found guilty of ordering banned testosterone

Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman has been found guilty of ordering testosterone “knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance,” a medical tribunal in Manchester ruled on Friday. Dr. Freeman was charged by the UK’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) with ordering 30…

Mick Schumacher: A ‘big privilege’ to carry legendary surname into Formula One again

Carrying the surname of one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever understandably brings huge pressure and expectation, but Mick Schumacher feels only pride. The 21-year-old, son of seven-time world champion Michael, is gearing up for his first season in F1, exactly 30 years after his father made his debut at Spa in 1991. Schumacher’s…

NBA fines Miami Heat star Meyers Leonard $50,000 for anti-Semitic slur and suspends center

The NBA fined Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard $50,000 on Thursday after the center used an anti-Semitic slur while livestreaming a video game. The league also suspended Leonard from team facilities and activities for one week. Leonard was playing “Call of Duty: Warzone” on Monday when he said: “F**king cowards. Don’t f**king snipe at me. You…

‘We cannot survive’, tennis counts the cost of empty stands

Tennis has limped back to some semblance of normality after last year’s lengthy disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but stakeholders fear playing tournaments in front of empty stands might not be sustainable for long. The professional circuit was shut down for five months in 2020 before tournament organizers set up biosecure bubbles for players…

Frisbee and oval ball star Cat Phillips fired up by fight for gender equality

For someone who describes herself as a “pretty quiet person,” Cat Phillips has shown herself to be utterly unafraid of speaking out. A rarity in the sporting world, Phillips is a multi-sport athlete, who competes in both ultimate frisbee and Australian football. While the Australian Football League men’s competition was founded in 1896, the women’s…

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