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Speculation abounds around Tom Brady’s future as NFL free agency approaches

The big question continues to loom: Where will Tom Brady play next season? The New England Patriots quarterback is set to become a free agent, and the speculation is in full effect. Will Brady return to the Patriots, teaming up again with head coach Bill Belichick? Or will Brady — who turns 43 in August…

Formula E leader Mitch Evans says motor sport is in ‘unique era of change’

Mitch Evans has experience when it comes to being a “target” in motorsport, but he is exploring new territory in Formula E. After winning the Mexico ePrix two weeks ago and finishing third in Santiago, the Panasonic Jaguar driver is the leader of the 2019-20 Driver’s Championship. Evans’ previous experience of leading the pack came…

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left distraught after shock miss in dying seconds costs Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked on the verge of tears. “I don’t even know,” the Arsenal striker sighed. “I feel very, very bad.” Minutes earlier, Aubameyang had just missed what looked to have been one of the easiest chances in his career — and it proved costly. After Youssef El Arabi’s 120th-minute goal for Olympiacos had stunned…

Inter Milan beat Ludogorets in front of an empty stadium amid coronavirus outbreak

Italian soccer team Inter Milan may have booked its place in the next round of the Europa League on Thursday but none of its fans were in the San Siro stadium to witness it. The eerie match against Bulgarian side Ludogorets was ordered to be played behind closed doors as Italian authorities continue to grapple…

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang handed eight-year ban

Triple Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been banned from the sport for eight years for missing an out-of-competition doping test, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday. CAS said it had accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against a decision by the world swimming body FINA to clear…

David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miami’s ‘long, tough journey’

It was seven years ago that David Beckham, having announced his retirement from football, first dreamed of bringing a new team to Miami — a painstaking process that finally comes to fruition this weekend. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features Inter Miami CF will play its inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) game against…

Premier League to launch official Hall of Fame for ‘very best’

Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer — the list of world-class players to have graced the Premier League is seemingly endless. Now, the very best of the best will receive a new highly exclusive honor after the Premier League announced it will introduce its first Hall of Fame. “Membership of the Premier League Hall of…

The $20 million Saudi Cup to become world’s richest horse race

Eye-watering amounts of money are on offer in Saturday’s Saudi Cup as the brand new horse race takes the crown as the sport’s richest event. The race is offering an incredible $20 million prize purse — with a staggering $10 million going to the team behind the winning horse. It will overtake the Dubai World…

Maria Sharapova, the ultimate competitor with a complicated legacy

It was Maria Sharapova’s mental toughness which set her apart from most of her peers. There may have been others with more talent, players who moved more elegantly on the court, yet few could match her spirit. She was the ultimate competitor. But, aged 32, one of the best-known athletes of the century had to…

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo

It’s only one goal and there’s still the return leg to come in Turin, but Lyon’s surprise 1-0 win against Juventus on Wednesday leaves this last-16 tie delicately poised as the Italian team seeks its first Champions League title since 1996. In the intervening 24 years, Juventus has reached the European Cup final five times…

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios gives expletive-laden media conference after being booed off court

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios accused the crowd of being “disrespectful” after he was booed off court at the Mexican Open. The outspoken Australian was forced to retire early from his first-round match against Ugo Humbert because of a wrist injury, having already dropped the first set. Kyrgios, the defending champion in Acapulco, had only been…

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis in a column she has written for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The Russian retires at the age of 32 having last won a grand slam in 2014 when she clinched the French Open for the second time. Her last appearance came at the…

Manchester City appeals against two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City is appealing against its two-year ban from European football competitions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced Wednesday. City was punished by UEFA, European football’s governing body, for “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations and will not be able to play in the Champions League for two seasons.…

How the coronavirus is impacting sport

As countries across the world scramble to get to grips with the coronavirus outbreak, sporting events across the board have been compromised. There are now more than 80,000 confirmed cases of the virus around the world and the death toll is over 2,700 — the majority of which are from mainland China. With the World…

LeBron James calls Zion Williamson ‘special’ after pair’s first clash

There have been very few basketball prospects who have entered the NBA accompanied by as much excitement as when LeBron James was drafted in 2003. That was until Zion Williamson was drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. The former Duke sensation earned comparisons with James due to their similarities in physicality,…

Tokyo 2020 preparations going ahead ‘as planned’ despite coronavirus threat

Olympic organizers have insisted that preparations for Tokyo 2020 are going ahead “as planned” despite the novel coronavirus outbreak in Asia. The virus has so far claimed the lives of over 2,700 worldwide, with the majority recorded in mainland China. A number of sporting events have already been impacted, including the Tokyo marathon which has…

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans mounted a renewed protest over Champions League ticket prices as the Bundesliga club romped to a 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Bayern’s supporters unfurled a banner during the last-16 first-leg tie in London that read: “Away end CFC £55 FCB 59+1€,” a reference to Chelsea and Spanish club…

Saudi Arabia launches a soccer league for women

Saudi Arabia is launching a soccer league for women, another gesture toward loosening some of the strict rules that are still imposed on women living in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Until recently, Saudi women were mostly barred from participating in sports in public. But the country has been under pressure from various sports governing organizations to…

Deontay Wilder blames heavy costume for defeat by Tyson Fury in Las Vegas

Deontay Wilder blamed the elaborate costume he wore during the ring walk for his heavyweight world title defeat by Tyson Fury. The American donned a 40-pound costume as a tribute to Black History Month as he made his way into the MGM Grand arena in Las Vegas Saturday. Britain’s Fury clinched the WBC belt with…