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Jasmine Harrison delights in Atlantic Ocean world record row

When your phone goes off in the middle of the night, it isn’t usually good news. At best, it signals a call into action, albeit with a foggy head and a scrambled mind. At worst, the incessant ringing or buzzing represents news of a dreadful event, or an impending one. As the British rower Jasmine…

Golfers wore red and black in honor of Tiger Woods during Sunday’s play

Golfers wore red shirts and black pants during the WGC-Workday Championship on Sunday in honor of golf legend Tiger Woods, who is hospitalized after a serious car accident last week. Woods responded on Twitter to the gesture made by many in the golf community, including Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Thomas and Cameron Champ, who wore Woods’…

Former NBA star Pau Gasol is determined to help others after retiring from the game

Pau Gasol is back in professional basketball after announcing his intent to rejoin the team that launched his career, FC Barcelona. The two-time NBA champion last played in 2019, splitting his final year between the San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks. After spending the past few seasons recovering from a foot injury, Gasol is looking…

WNBA team Atlanta Dream sold to new owners — including a former player

The Atlanta Dream, the WNBA team previously co-owned by former US Sen. Kelly Loeffler, has been sold to executives from a national real estate firm and a former player. The sale of the team to Larry Gottesdiener, chairman of the real estate firm Northland, was unanimously approved by the WNBA and the NBA Board of…

British Gymnastics faces legal action over alleged ‘systemic physical and psychological abuse’

Seventeen former British gymnasts, including three Olympians, have notified British Gymnastics of their intention to take legal action, alleging coaches subjected them to “systemic physical and psychological abuse,” according to a statement from their law firm Hausfeld. “This is a landmark moment in our campaign for justice,” Claire Heafford, a former elite gymnast and one…

‘They get a free shot’: England rugby coach Eddie Jones on the pitfalls of social media

Throughout his coaching career, Eddie Jones has heeded advice he was given by former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. “He just said: ‘Don’t read anything,’” Jones, head coach of England’s rugby team since 2015, tells CNN Sport. “I really don’t read any commentary on the game. I just refuse to read it, I don’t take…

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving calls for the NBA to incorporate Kobe Bryant on its logo

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving isn’t letting go of his idea for the National Basketball Association to incorporate a silhouette of Kobe Bryant on its logo. The current distinctive logo was introduced in 1969 and features the silhouette of LA Lakers great Jerry West dribbling a ball, but Irving says it should be replaced in…

Thierry Henry steps down as coach of CF Montreal due to family reasons

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry is stepping down as head coach of Major League Soccer (MLS) side CF Montreal due to family reasons. Henry made the announcement on Twitter, saying: “It is with a heavy heart that I’m writing this message. The last year has been an extremely difficult one for me personally. Due to…

Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowns in southern Brazil

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is mourning the loss of his father, who drowned in Lavras do Sul, Brazil near the border with Uruguay. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Alisson Becker’s father, Jose, in Brazil on Wednesday,” Liverpool said on its Twitter feed. The thoughts of everybody at the club are with…

Brisbane is the ‘preferred host’ for 2032 Olympics, IOC announces

The Australian city of Brisbane is the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday, in a move which officials said was designed to bring “stability” to the Games after the delay of the Tokyo 2020 edition. IOC President Thomas Bach announced at a news conference Wednesday that the…

Real Madrid breaks Atalanta hearts with late goal after controversial red card

In a match that was largely low on quality, it was a standout moment of brilliance that eventually gave Real Madrid a narrow 1-0 win over 10-man Atalanta in the Champions League round of 16. Full back Ferland Mendy broke the deadlock with only four minutes remaining with a delightful goal from outside the area,…

NHL star taking leave of absence after Russian media report left him ‘shaken and concerned’

New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the NHL team, the Rangers announced Monday. The Russian star is “shaken and concerned” following “unfounded allegations” made against him, according to a team statement posted to Twitter. The statement refers to a report from Russian tabloid newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in which…

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