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Maternity support for female footballers welcomed as 'essential step' for the game

New FIFA proposals supporting female pros who have children during their careers have been welcomed as a "groundbreaking moment" by high-profile former goalkeeper, Karina LeBlanc.

Haley Moore overcomes bullying to become LPGA professional

Professional golfer Haley Moore was bullied for her weight when she was younger. Despite the bullying, Moore persevered, stuck to golf and made it to the pro level.

Pope Francis meets with NBA players to discuss social injustice

Five NBA players met with Pope Francis to discuss social injustice and inequality on November 23, including Marco Belinelli, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver. The meeting comes in a year filled with awareness around social injustice.

World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas appears as a hologram to judge Freestyle World Championship

World Cup champion Cesc Fabregas was one of the judges at this year's Red Bull Street Style competition. The 2020 World Championship went all-digital for the first time ever with Fabregas appearing live as a hologram.

Australian Open could be 'really dangerous' for tennis players, says ATP Finals champion Daniil Medvedev

Russia's Daniil Medvedev overcame the top three players in the world en route to lifting the season-ending ATP Finals trophy in London. Speaking to CNN, the 24-year-old reflects on what he says is the biggest win of his career and explains why he no longer celebrates after victories.

Victory over the All Blacks was an 'emotional' moment for Argentina, says Hugo Porta

Argentina rugby legend Hugo Porta says there is no reason why the Pumas can't make it two wins in a row in The Rugby Championship when they face Australia on Saturday. The South Americans are on a roll after beating New Zealand's mighty All Blacks for the first time in their history.

Hit Netflix show 'The Queen's Gambit' will speed up chess 'boom,' say grandmasters

Netflix hit "The Queen's Gambit" is raising chess' profile in a big way. Chess grandmasters Garry Kasparov and Judit Polgar speak to Christiane Amanpour about the popularity of the show.

Lewis Hamilton set to meet an old rival in the future of motorsport

Extreme E is the new, all-electric, off-road racing competition set to bring attention to some of the world's most dramatic locations and seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has just joined with a new team.

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set to complete takeover of Welsh soccer team

Welsh football team Wrexham AFC is now owned by two Hollywood A-listers: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The "Deadpool" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actors have officially been approved as owners by the club's supporters group.

Emily Kristine Pedersen wins inaugural Saudi Ladies International after thrilling finish

Denmark's Emily Kristine Pedersen wins the inaugural Saudi Ladies International after a play-off with England's Georgia Hall.

Gigantic alligator spotted roaming Florida golf course

A golf pro working at a course in Naples, Florida captured this video of a huge alligator on a stroll through the green.

Defender scores 'miraculous' scissor kick after his bicycle kick rebounds off crossbar

Danish defender Nicolai Geertsen scored an unbelievable double-volley in the space of two seconds. Geertsen scissor-kicks the ball into the cross-bar, then volleys the rebound into the back of the net.

2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia withdraws from 2020 edition after testing positive for Covid-19

Amateur Open champion James Sugrue is quickly impressing on the senior scene. He has played in three professional majors beginning with the 2019 Open Championship and is Ireland's next great golf hope.

'I've never been so happy to see a piece of bacon.' Surviving two weeks of isolation to play video games

The 2020 League of Legends World Championships are in Shanghai, but with Covid measures in place to ensure player and staff safety, people had to quarantine for two weeks in order to play the biggest esport tournament in the world for over 100M people online.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's '100% sure' he will never box professionally again

Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather tells CNN en Español that he isn't going to fight boxers anymore in the ring, but he is open to other combat sportsmen boxing against him.

Andy Murray hails Rafael Nadal's French Open record as 'one of the best in sport'

20-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal comes from a sporting family and it's shaped his life and how he plays the game.

Jack Nicklaus endorses Donald Trump ahead of US presidential election

Jack Nicklaus became the oldest player to ever win in Augusta at the age of 46. With Nicklaus' son as his caddy, it was a moment the two will never forget.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner pulled mid-game during World Series win after positive Covid-19 test

LA Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner left Game 6 of the 2020 World Series as he had tested positive for Covid-19 before LA won the Fall Classic, but he later returned to the field to celebrate with teammates, even lowering his mask at times.

US Women's National Team stars on equal pay: To win that fight is bigger than World Cup victory

Tobin Heath and Christen Press are mainstays in the US Women's National Team and integral parts to their World Cup title last summer in France. The pair have recently made their debut with the Manchester United Women's team.

Trailblazing climber Sasha DiGiulian was told 'little girls don't belong.' She didn't listen.

US climber Sasha DiGiulian was told "little girls don't belong" in rock climbing but has since taken the sport by storm. She has faced discrimination for most of her career and now she's trying to change the narrative.

Sprint star Christian Coleman banned for 2 years over missed drug test

USA Track and Field star Christian Coleman talks to Amanda Davies about his doping test controversy back in 2019.

Innovator FC Midtjylland shakes up status quo with revolutionary approach

FC Midtjylland entered this season's Champions League in the second qualifying round, needing to beat three 3 other teams to make it to the group stage, and have used innovative techniques throughout the process to get there.

Footballer recommended to rest after suffering horror testicle injury

Supporting a football team is hard. It's full of heartbreak and stressful moments. But for this group of Brazilian fans, it's a way to connect back to home - 5,700 miles away.

Real Madrid edge Barcelona to spoil what could be Lionel Messi's final home El Clasico

El Clasico is one of the biggest and most intense games in the world of soccer. It's involved some of the greatest ever players and featured plenty of incredible moments.

Olympic fencer Ysaora Thibus: 'I'm an athlete, but first I'm a woman, I'm a Black woman'

Olympian Ysaora Thibus has represented France in fencing for over a decade, but with global events highlighting continued inequality for people of color and women, Thibus is now making an impact both on and off the piste.

Sports stars take to social media to condemn police brutality in Nigeria

Nigerian activist Aisha Yesufu tells CNN's Becky Anderson she's horrified by Nigerian forces opening fire on peaceful protesters in Lagos.

Hollywood stuntwoman Sarah Lezito is 'bored' of competing against men

Sarah Lezito, dubbed "the best stuntwoman in the world," was Scarlett Johansson's stunt double for her role in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The Frenchwoman has been riding for 15 years now and wants to see more women on bikes.

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero widely criticized for putting his hand on the shoulder of a female official

Ebru Koksal is the Chair of "Women in Football." She's a former general secretary of Galatasaray, who was appointed the first general secretary of the Turkish FA in 2011 and is very open about the discrimination she faced first hand.

WNBA superstar Sue Bird: 'Women's soccer players generally are cute little White girls'

WNBA superstar Sue Bird tells Don Riddell that the difference in perception and treatment between the US Soccer women's team and WNBA players is only one of the ways inequality exists in women's sport.

Moving the goalposts: Ryan Babel's property portfolio dabble

Dutch football star Ryan Babel has ditched the stereotype of pro footballers splashing cash on flash cars with a global property portfolio, record label and financial advice for his peers.

'Unbelievable': Justin Thomas praises Bryson DeChambeau's remarkable transformation and success

Former world No. 1 Justin Thomas says that, although competitive golf has resumed following the hiatus because of the pandemic, golfers are "very lucky" to continue playing while others are having a hard time.

'Big pieces' of Kilimanjaro 'missing' due to climate crisis, says ice climber Will Gadd

World champion ice climber Will Gadd says he is one of the last people to climb an iconic route to the Kilimanjaro summit before it melted away for good. He's been named "Mountain Hero" for his work exploring the impact of climate change on mountains.

'Little is being done': One year on from Bulgaria, football's fight against racism and discrimination is only just beginning

Queens Park Rangers' Director of Football Les Ferdinand has criticized FIFA and UEFA for the lack of punishments handed out for incidents of racist abuse.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffers devastating injury

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was carted off the field in the Cowboys' 37-34 victory over the NY Giants and LA Lakers fans chant Kobe Bryant's name after the Lakers won the NBA championship.

This surfer had no idea how close he came to a shark -- until he saw the drone footage

Matt Wilkinson was surfing at Sharpes Beach at Ballina when drone operators from Surf Life Saving NSW spotted a five-foot shark just behind him.

Caught in grief and in pandemic: Mikaela Shiffrin says Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis is a wake-up call for all

Double Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin chats to CNN about Covid-19 and the unexpected and tragic loss of her father earlier this year.

Olympic high jumper pressured to 'perform better' and lose a few pounds

Priscilla Frederick-Loomis wants to make it to Hollywood and play a Marvel superhero. And the Olympic high jumper is going to do everything it takes, even if that involves defying body ideals and racial barriers.

Aaron Donald: How 'lazy, chunky kid' became NFL superstar

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald tells CNN Sport's Coy Wire about his pride in forging a career against the odds in the NFL and how his parents helped turn a "lazy, chunky kid" into an NFL star.

WNBA star Ariel Atkins has no regrets over T-shirts printed with seven bullet holes protest

Washington Mystics star Ariel Atkins tells CNN Sport's Don Riddell of her passionate belief in speaking out "on the things that I feel are wrong in this world."

Landon Donovan says he has 'immense pride' in Collin Martin for coming out in a 'very macho sport'

San Diego Loyal manager Landon Donovan speaks to CNN about Wednesday night's incident and what went into the decision to leave the field.

'One in a million' golfer Brendan Lawlor blazing a trail for others to follow

On August 27, Brendan Lawlor became the first disabled golfer to compete on the European Tour. Since turning pro in 2019, the 22-year-old has risen to fourth in the disabled golf rankings. Now, the Irishman wants to see disability golf make it into the Paralympic Games.

Arnaud Jerald: Record-breaking free diver explains the thrill of exploring ocean depths

Arnaud Jerald broke the world record for the deepest sea dive in bi-fins at a depth of 354 feet. Now, in a dive lasting three minutes and 24 seconds, he's surpassed his own record, descending to almost 367.5 feet.

'German Scouser' Jurgen Klopp deserves to be on the same 'pedestal' as Bill Shankly, says Jamie Carragher

With a rip-roaring start to their title defense, Liverpool seem early favorites to win the Premier League in 2020/21. Their guiding light and influence is German manager Jurgen Klopp.

Rafael Nadal targets 13th French Open title as Novak Djokovic says his rival is 'beatable' on clay

Twelve-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal is the clear favorite for a "bubble" French Open, but who is the favorite for the women? And who can knock off the top contenders?

Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP after Lewis Hamilton is handed 10-second penalty

British racer Nicolas Hamilton, the half brother of six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, talks about the challenges his brother faces as the only Black F1 driver.

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan lead "American invasion" of English football

Manchester City FC's newest signing Rose Lavelle speaks to CNN's Amanda Davies about her move to the FA's WSL alongside four of her US Women's National team teammates

Bayern Munich powers its way to Super Cup glory in front of 15,000 fans

Bayern edged Sevilla 2-1 in extra time of the UEFA Super Cup, but it was over 15,000 fans in attendance that stole the headlines.

From world titles to the cover of Vogue Arabia, meet world champion BMX rider Matthias Dandois

Matthias Dandois had always dreamed of becoming a pro soccer player, but fate had other plans. After realizing that he "sucked at it," Dandois turned to flatland biking instead and found his true calling.

Notorious for the anti-Arab racism of some of its fans, Israeli soccer club explores Emirati investment

Beitar Jerusalem is notorious across Israel for the anti-Arab racism of some of its fans. When Moshe Hogeg bought the club, he sought to change that. His latest move is to explore Emirati investment in the club, following the normalization agreement between Israel and the UAE.

Remembering the Original 9, the pioneers of women's tennis who allowed future generations to live their dream

The Original 9 were a group of nine women who risked their careers to fight for equal rights in tennis. Billie Jean King and Rosie Casals were joined by seven others in a bold move for equality.

Triathlete Diego Méntrida praised for act of sportsmanship after allowing rival to finish third

Spanish triathlete Diego Mentrida showed the ultimate sportsmanship over the weekend when he gave up a podium finish to his competitor, who went the wrong way on the course mistakenly.

Bryson DeChambeau wins the US Open

27-year-old American Bryson DeChambeau overpowers the infamous Winged Foot course en route to his first major title: the US Open.

WNBA star Maya Moore marries Jonathan Irons after helping overturn his prison sentence

WNBA star Maya Moore announced her marriage to Jonathan Irons, who she helped exonerate after he served 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

WNBA players react to Breonna Taylor settlement

Tanika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, spoke after the city of Louisville, Kentucky, agreed to pay $12 million to Taylor's family and institute a series of police reforms to settle the family's wrongful death lawsuit.

Naomi Osaka, of Japanese and Haitian descent, thanks her ancestors after US Open tennis triumph

2020 US Open champion Naomi Osaka talks about her push for further awareness of the names of victims she wore on her masks, the journey to the title and using her voice moving forward.

Novak Djokovic doesn't think he'll 'ever forget' disqualification from US Open

2020 US Open Champion Dominic Thiem sits down with CNN to talk about his epic comeback, the feeling of winning his first major, and playing against his friend Alexander Zverev.

These were the Black victims Naomi Osaka honored on face masks at the US Open

Two-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka tells Christina Macfarlane that she is using lockdown to draw more and to learn how to come out of her shell and stop being shy.

Dustin Johnson wins Tour Championship to clinch FedEx Cup and pocket $15 million prize

36-year old American wins $15M prize and talks with Patrick Snell about unprecedented PGA Tour season

Andri Ragettli: Pro ski champion lives double life as social media star

Andri Ragettli is taking social media by storm. The 22-year-old Swiss has over 7 million views on his YouTube videos, catching the attention of many including football giants Real Madrid.

Former soccer star Gary Lineker will welcome a refugee into his own home

Jawahir Roble fled from Somalia to England with her parents after her country's civil war when she was a girl. Ten years later, she became the UK's first female Muslim referee.

Golf's new star Sophia Popov is living proof you should never give up on your dreams

German golfer Sophia Popov talks to Patrick Snell about her win at the 2020 Women's British Open, saying: "it's changed my life in many ways, but it hasn't changed me."

Angel City: Disruptors plan Hollywood ending for LA women's soccer club

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman is helping bring a new era of women's soccer to Los Angeles. New soccer club Angel City will start playing in the National Women's Soccer League in 2022.

John Thompson Jr., the first Black coach to win the NCAA championship, dies age 78

John Thompson Jr, the first Black basketball head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, died at his Arlington, Virginia home August 30, a family source tells CNN. He was 78.

John Thompson Jr., the first Black coach to win the NCAA championship, dies age 78

John Thompson Jr., the first Black basketball head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, died at his home according to his family. He was 78.

Amid allegations of racism, Real Salt Lake owner says he's selling soccer teams

Women's National Basketball Players Association president Nneka Ogwumike talks to CNN's Dana Bash about the unprecedented protests against police violence by professional basketball players.

Nuggets star says shoes with images of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd 'give me life' after scoring 50 points

CNN's John King speaks with former NBA player Chris Webber about the significance of basketball players boycotting games following the shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Why Serena Williams may still have the edge at the US Open

The 2020 US Open in New York will be unlike you've ever seen before and it's all because of the coronavirus. Big names missing, no fans, a bubble for the tournament - it's all uncharted territory for tennis.

Returning healthy is all family cares about as Alexander Zverev strives for US Open glory

Tennis star Alexander Zverev gives CNN's Patrick Snell an insight into the US Open tennis "bubble."

'This is war!' How the relationship between Lionel Messi and Barcelona turned sour

After 10 La Liga titles, four Champions League trophies and six Ballon d'Or awards, Lionel Messi seems ready to say adios to Barcelona. CNN takes a look at the football star's remarkable career.

How Brendon Todd came in from the cold to grab himself a slice of the action on PGA Tour

CNN Sport's Patrick Snell caught up with Brendon Todd, who explained why he had contemplated a complete change in career, something far from the golf course.

Tennis players face death threats and online abuse as soon as they step off the court. Tech companies are trying to stop it

As tennis returns to Flushing Meadows, New York, for both the Western & Southern Open and next week's US Open, CNN takes a look at the abuse tennis players receive on social media. Taylor Townsend and Benjamin Hassan talk to CNN World Sport's Christina Macfarlane about the online abuse they receive following tennis matches, which they perceive to be related to online gambling.

Maverick Viñales dodges disaster after jumping off bike at 228 kph in Styrian MotoGP

A week after miraculously avoiding a flying motorcycle that almost hit him at close to 200kph, Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales was again counting his lucky stars after a terrifying incident during Sunday's MotoGP of Styria, in Austria.

Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis won't put a 'cap' on how high he can jump

Armand Duplantis isn't an average 20-year-old -- he likes the high life. The Swedish pole vaulter broke the world record after jumping 20.27 feet in February.

Watch biker Adrian Guggemos turn an automobile museum into a stunt park

Adrian Guggemos has a "Ride at the Museum" with an insane 10 meter back flip on the supersonic Tupolev Tu-144. The German, 26, is also seen performing jaw-dropping wheelies, front flips and a wide jump over a McDonnell-Douglas F15 Eagle.

Toronto Raptors president says he was shoved by police officer because he is Black

Newly released body cam footage is being used against Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Strickland in a civil case by Toronto Raptors' president, Masai Ujiri. Strickland first sued Ujiri in February.

Brad Binder: Cheating death and creating MotoGP history

South Africa's star Brad Binder had a front row seat for one of the most terrifying crashes motorsport has ever seen at this weekend's Austrian MotoGP, which he discusses with Don Riddell.

Daniel Cormier set to end career but first he must overcome Stipe Miocic at UFC 252 ... in front of nobody

A former two-division world champion, Daniel Cormier looks ahead to his final fight, and to life outside of the Octagon, with CNN World Sport's Don Riddell.

How 11-year-old Gui Khury made skateboarding history with first 1080 on a vertical ramp

He's a skateboarding prodigy ... and Gui Khury made history in May. The 11-year-old became the first person to land a 1080-degree turn on a vertical ramp earlier this year.

Glenn Robinson III on life inside the NBA 'bubble' and fighting for social justice

Robinson III, is currently with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Bubble in Orlando spoke to CNN's Amanda Davies passionately about raising his two-year-old daughter to understand living as a Black person.

PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa 'wants more' glory after debut major victory

Just 15 months after leaving university, American golfer Collin Morikawa is on top of the world having won the PGA Championship.

US golf star Collin Morikawa, 23, wins maiden major at the PGA Championship

The 23-year-old is the third youngest to win the PGA Championship

More than 60 players withdraw from 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns

Coy Wire reports more than 60 players are withdrawing from the 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns, Clemson is college football's number one team and NBA legend Shaq was having fun as a virtual fan in the NBA bubble.

LeBron James laughs off Trump's criticism of NBA players taking a knee

NBA star LeBron James says the league won't miss Donald Trump's viewership after the US President criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem.

Megan Rapinoe says 'we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place'

Megan Rapinoe, soccer world champion, discusses her new HBO special 'Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe' and the movement for racial justice.

How family, fight and fortune fashioned India's very own sporting 'Wonder Woman'

At the age of just 25, badminton icon P V Sindhu is already India's most marketable female athlete. Catapulted to stardom by her silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, Sindhu has become a sporting, social and cultural female figurehead.

Justin Thomas returns to world No. 1 ahead of PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are just two buddies who love to golf. They just so happen to have four major titles between them. But who is funnier?

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Viktor Hovland has been driving between tournaments all across the country for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus pandemic, traveling over 4000 miles in the process.

Kendall Kemm: 16-year-old with one-armed swing gets golf lesson from six-time major winner

Kendall Kemm got a lesson from golf legend Nick Faldo after showing off a one-armed swing. The 16-year-old lost the use of her left hand in 2014 after a stroke.

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won't play in Western & Southern Open or US Open

2019 French Open women's champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia talks about her run to the title and what it meant to her to win.

No sex and no fans, but the beer is flowing fast in the NBA 'bubble'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he would cancel the season if the health of his players was jeopardized and talks about the protocols in place for the NBA bubble in Florida.

'It's quite incredible,' says Cesc Fabregas as great-grandmother turns 96 after two positive Covid-19 tests

AS Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas talks to Christina Macfarlane about his career, who the most impactful coach he's had in his career is and what he thinks of BLM and racism in football.

Premier League star Wilfried Zaha says he's 'scared' to open Instagram due to number of racist messages

English Premier League star Wilfried Zaha says that he is too "scared to even look up my direct messages" because of the amount of abuse he gets on social media. Zaha opened up about the horrific messages he received from a 12-year-old boy on Instagram, and the backlash that followed when he raised awareness about this on social media.

UFC President Dana White on sports in 2020: 'This isn't going to work outside of a bubble'

The UFC has just finished a series of events in Abu Dhabi, at 'Fight Island', which was on Yas Island. UFC President Dana White has been reflecting on the experience with Don Riddell, as well as discussing the best practices, with other major U.S. sports starting to resume in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Is Bryson DeChambeau irreversibly changing golf?

CNN's Don Riddell caught up with one of the world's top golfers, England's Justin Rose, to find out his concerns about health and travel while on the PGA Tour.

No beer, no food and less chatting. The new normal for baseball fans in South Korea

South Korea has resumed its pro baseball league with caution after weeks of delay. The nation has gone through several waves of new Covid-19 cases, and new rules have been established among players and audience in this sports-starved season.

Filmmaker and elite marathon runner, Alexi Pappas wants to make sure 'the complete person is happening'

Alexi Pappas is an Olympic distance runner who has turned to filmmaking in her time away from the track, writing and starring in films.

Michael Johnson: If you're not using your platform on issue of racism, 'you're complicit'

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson says he has "a problem" with any sportsperson not currently using their platform to shine light on inequality and systemic racism.

When Luis Figo signed for Real Madrid. Twenty years on after football's most controversial transfer

Alex Thomas speaks to former FC Barcelona and Portugal international Luis Figo in February 2020 on Cristiano Ronaldo's accomplishments at Juventus and the current situation at the Catalan giants.

Russian goalkeeper, 16, suffers severe burns after struck by lightning

16-year-old Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky was training when lightning struck him on the pitch. The young keeper was standing alone on the pitch when the incident happened on July 4.

'He didn't break any law,' says Dominic Thiem as he defends Novak Djokovic after controversial Adria Tour

World number three Dominic Thiem recently took part in the controversial Adria Tour event, which received criticism after multiple players tested positive for coronavirus, and now is set for the U.S. Open. Thiem spoke with Patrick Snell after his bett1 Aces exhibition win in Berlin.

Skydiving and wingsuiting down a 4,500-foot mountain

Pro skydiver Bjorn Magne Bryn has dreamt of a death-defying jump for over a year, so the Norwegian free-fell onto Mountain Stetind. Immediately after landing, he base-jumped down the 4,567-foot mountain.

Tuk-tuk racing delivers thrills and spills

You've never seen motor racing like this. Thrill-seeking Sri Lankan tuk-tuk drivers show off their skills in a relentless race. This is the Red Bull Tuk-It.

PGA Tour player Nick Watney withdraws from tournament after testing positive for Covid-19

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning won The Match II: Champions for Charity over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, but there were plenty of highlights along the way.

'There's not enough Black people' in golf, says Lee Westwood

Seven-time Ryder Cup winner Lee Westwood tells Amanda Davies that he feels that golf probably hasn't addressed racial diversity in the sport enough.

Elena Delle Donne 'shocked' her WNBA season medical opt-out request was denied, Mystics say she'll be paid

Elena Delle Donne, WNBA champion and two-time MVP, tells Coy Wire that she is still in shock over the league's decision to deny her medical opt-out request.

Ultrarunner Coree Woltering runs almost 1,200 miles in record time, fueled by fast food and heavy metal

Coree Woltering has recorded the fastest known time for running the near 1200-mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. He completed the mammoth task in 21 days, 13 hours, 35 minutes - beating the previous record by almost five hours.

Manchester City wins appeal against two-year ban from European football competitions

Manchester City's ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. City had previously been excluded from European competitions for two seasons.

Christian Kabasele says racism online 'is worse' than incidents in stadium

Watford's Christian Kabasele tells CNN contributor Darren Lewis that he finds racism online "worse" than racist incidents in stadiums. The interview was recorded in March.

Christian Kabasele says racism online 'is worse' than incidents in stadium

From monkey chants, to bananas being thrown at him, Watford defender Christian Kabasele reflects on frequently being racially abused in Bulgaria when he played there in the 2011-2012 season

Handcuffs to light bulbs shine light on painful Black experience

Former West Indian cricketer Michael Holding is moved to tears as he talks about racial inequality and the portrayals of black people in religion and society.

Noah Lyles breaks 200m world record -- but then it transpires he only ran 185m

Former middle distance runner turned athletics commentator Steve Cram was flummoxed and flabbergasted as US sprinter Noah Lyles crossed the finishing line.

'I absolutely experienced racism in and out of tennis,' says former Wimbledon finalist Mal Washington

Mal Washington currently holds a 24-year record in men's tennis. He's the last Black man to play a Wimbledon final since Arthur Ashe in 1975 and he's fighting to make the sport more diverse.

'I love winning ... I don't like to lose at anything': Fernando Alonso discusses his return to F1

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will return to the sport with Renault in 2021. The Spaniard spoke to CNN World Sport's Amanda Davies

Team GB sprinter accuses police of 'racial profiling' after she and partner are stopped and searched in London

Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams has accused the Metropolitan Police of "racial profiling" after she and her partner were stopped and searched in London. Williams and the Portuguese 400m record holder, Ricardo dos Santos, have spoken about their ordeal to CNN Sport contributor Darren Lewis.

"MLS is Back Tournament" rolls on despite coronavirus concerns

Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow and over 70 other MLS players formed the Black Players Coalition to focus their efforts on fighting systemic racism and making real change in their communities

'Why should I bleach the color of my skin to be deemed beautiful?' Cricket star's anger over racist Indian nickname

West Indies cricketer Daren Sammy tells CNN about his finding out his teammates were calling him a derogatory racial term in the Indian Premier League and what cricket can do to improve racial justice.

WNBA star Natasha Cloud says wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts is 'not enough'

WNBA star Natasha Cloud says that raised awareness of Black Lives Matters is good, but that wearing a t-shirt is "not enough" and adds that President Donald Trump makes the fight for equality much more difficult.

'I was 25 years ahead of my time': The driver who shattered motorsport's color barrier

Willy T. Ribbs is a pioneering figure in the world of motorsport. He became the first Black driver to test drive a Formula One car and race in the prestigious Indy 500 and NASCAR.

Liverpool star Alexander-Arnold bids to build new dynasty

Liverpool star defender Trent Alexander-Arnold tells Darren Lewis that the squad has huge ambitions for the future and "wants to write our own chapter in history."

'These boys will not stop': Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyes potential points record after winning title

Victorious Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he's committed to producing a brand of football that "creates an atmosphere people will tell their grandchildren about."

Liverpool wins English Premier League for the first time in club's history

Liverpool have ended their 30-year wait for a league title after they were crowned English Premier League champions on Thursday without kicking a ball.

One year on, Marta's emotional World Cup speech resonates even more

Brazilian superstar Marta and Brazilian journalist Amanda Kestelman look back on Marta's emotional speech at the Women's World Cup one year later.

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus after Adria Tour event

Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus following an exhibition event he organized in Croatia. The world No. 1 confirmed that both he and his wife Jelena had also tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning home to Serbia, while his children's results were negative.

As Burnley condemns 'White Lives Matter' banner, social media comments suggest some fans still miss the point

Premier League team Burnley condemned fans who flew a "White Lives Matter - Burnley" flag over their stadium.

As Burnley condemns 'White Lives Matter' banner, social media comments suggest some fans still miss the point

Sports stars across the globe are reacting to protests in the US against racial injustice. Mass demonstrations were sparked over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer.

US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, 20, wants to 'surpass Serena' and be the best

2019 US Open women's champion Bianca Andreescu tells Christina Macfarlane that playing without fans at the US Open will be different, but it won't stop her quest to win more grand slam titles than Serena Williams.

A Russian football team lost a key match 10-1 after Covid-19 forced it to field youth team

FC Rostov suffered a heavy 10-1 defeat in the Russian Premier League to PFC Sochi after being forced to field youth players after several of their senior team tested positive for coronavirus.

The next Maria Sharapova? Why Amanda Anisimova is the real deal

Simona Halep was humbled by teenager Amanda Anisimova in their rain-delayed quarterfinal at Roland Garros.

Tennis event organized by Novak Djokovic under fire as players test positive for coronavirus

Patrick Snell takes a look at Grigor Dimitrov testing positive for Covid-19 following his participation in Novak Djokovic's charity event and Premier League footballers using their platform to support Black Lives Matter.

'That could've been me,' two-time Olympic gold winner Christian Taylor reflects on George Floyd's death

Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor tells CNN that as a Black man, it "could have been me."

Chelsea agrees to sign highly-rated German striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig

The English Premier League resumed on Wednesday with two games. Players and officials in both games show powerful solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Alex Thomas reports from Manchester.

Marcus Rashford, the gifted Manchester United star who became a remarkable activist

The UK government reversed its decision to not extend free school meal vouchers throughout the summer holidays following a campaign by Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford.

'Brilliant and talented' French climber Luce Douady, 16, dies following fall

The climbing community is mourning the tragic death of Luce Douady at age 16. The French climber died after falling from a cliff on June 14 in southeastern France.

NBA or social justice? 'I just feel like our people -- we need attention,' says LA Laker Dwight Howard

Los Angeles Laker Dwight Howard tells Don Lemon that he'd love to win an NBA championship but that he feels racial injustice needs to be prioritized over restarting the season.

Marcus Rashford calls on UK lawmakers to 'find humanity' and combat child hunger

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has written an emotional open letter to Members of Parliament in the UK, asking them to do more to stop child hunger.

Would Serena Williams play US Open without daughter? Her coach doubts it

Christina Macfarlane talks to Serena Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, about his new tennis tournament with which he hopes to revolutionize the sport.

'I'm the same as everyone else': How albinism empowered a champion

Kelly Gallagher is a Paralympic skier with oculocutaneous albinism - a condition characterized by light hair and skin and visual impairment. But she didn't let that stop her becoming a Paralympic champion.

Becoming a mother inspired Allyson Felix to fight for 'voiceless'

US sprinter Allyson Felix says becoming a mother inspired her to speak out against racial injustice and that, as a mother, George Floyd's death "shattered" her heart.

Donald Trump not 'the right President' to handle current situation in the US, says African American soccer star

Schalke 04 and Team US ​midfielder Weston McKennie reveals to Darren Lewis the level of abuse he has received as a black man in the US and Europe.

Donald Trump not 'the right President' to handle current situation in the US, says African American soccer star

Schalke 04 and Team USA midfielder Weston McKennie talks to Darren Lewis about the protests in the US over racial injustice and the scourge of racism in football.

Ex-NFL star Emmanuel Acho 'honors' actor Matthew McConaughey for fronting up to talk about race

Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho explains his YouTube series "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," and how actor Matthew McConaughey reached out to have a conversation.

13-0: The scoreline that shook the 2019 Women's World Cup

Thai national team forward Pitsamai Sornsai and Thai TV host Peerapol "Champ" Euariyakul look back on the 13-0 rout by the US over Thailand in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.

Michael Jordan and crew reel in 442-pound marlin in fishing tournament

NBA superstar Michael Jordan and his team reeled in a 442-pound marlin during a sportfishing tournament in North Carolina.

'Oh you must be heavy boned.' Marilyn Okoro's fight for body acceptance

Marilyn Okoro is an Olympic bronze medal-winning sprinter, but she's had a life filled with people criticizing her body. How did this happen throughout her career?

Paulo Dybala: 'It is not only people of color that should be fighting racism. We all have to'

Juventus and Argentina star Paulo Dybala tells CNN that he supports players walking off the pitch due to racist incidents in football and says it would be good to show solidarity with protests around the world against racism.

'Uncertainties' surround next year's Olympics, says Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike

In an interview with CNN's Will Ripley, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the Tokyo Olympic Games could signify a victory over the pandemic but admitted that organizers were contending with many uncertainties.

Germany and US leading the way in crucial period for women's football

Arsenal and Dutch football star, Vivianne Miedema, reflects on the effect of Coronavirus on women's football, the fight for equal pay and last year's World Cup in France

Ditching the day job: From the sports desk to UK band Sports Team

Henry Young used to be an aspiring sports journalist with CNN, interviewing Pele and Pep Guardiola, but his other love came calling and he joined a different Sports Team.

Lance Armstrong: The man who 'gained the world but lost his soul'

The disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been the subject of an ESPN documentary entitled "LANCE," which charts his rise and fall. Christina Macfarlane hears from the director, as well as a former friend.

Drew Brees issues apology for 'insensitive' comments

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is facing backlash after saying he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country" during an interview with Yahoo Finance.

Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich is planning to join George Floyd protests

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich says white players should join black teammates' protests against racism and the killing of George Floyd.

NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death

Houston Rockets guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death.

Frances Tiafoe unites tennis stars in protest but feels some people don't want black players to succeed

US tennis star Frances Tiafoe says he feels like some people don't want him to succeed because he's black.

Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, hospitalized after horrific fall

Sky Brown, an 11-year-old British skateboarder, fell from the top of a half pipe while training. Brown hopes to participate in the 2020 Olympics on Great Britain's first skateboarding team.

Daredevil biker Fabio Wibmer swaps mountains for washing machine stunts

Extreme cyclist Fabio Wibmer didn't let the coronavirus lockdown in his native Austria stop him from performing his usual insane stunts - he just moved everything indoors.

As a female footballer it's 'impossible to not be standing for equality,' says Ada Hegerberg

2018 Ballon d'Or Ada Hegerberg talks to Christina Macfarlane about spending lockdown rehabbing her knee, equality for women's football and what anniversary plans she has with her husband.

The extreme parkour team whose death-defying jumps caught the attention of Hollywood

They are Storror, a team of seven athletes taking parkour to a different dimension, who've been to Earth's low points and highest buildings. Even in lockdown, the UK-based athletes have not let coronavirus stand in their way.

English Premier League will resume season on June 17

England Women manager Phil Neville chats with Amanda Davies about the return of the Premier League on June 17, saying that he thinks the return of football will "make so many people happy."

'The cries for peace will rain down' -- Colin Kaepernick among sporting figures to pay tribute to George Floyd

Retired NBA player Stephen Jackson recounts his lifelong friendship with George Floyd, who he says was like a brother to him.

Daniel Ricciardo admits Ferrari discussions before McLaren move

Renault Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo has been living his best life in lockdown on his Australia family farm. Still, Ricciardo can't wait to get back to the grid.

'We'll see where that goes,' says Genie Bouchard of dating in the age of coronavirus

While lockdowns have meant people can't meet in person, dating has taken to the internet, with dates taking place over Zoom rather than in bars or restaurants. That's true for tennis star Genie Bouchard, but all in the name of charity.

Meet the Manchester United fanatic opening a 33,000-piece museum in Finland

The Red Room is a brand new museum dedicated to Manchester United founded by a die-hard Finnish fan from Helsinki.

Sporting royalty set for $10m charity golf match in aid of the coronavirus relief effort

As sports slowly but surely start to return, four legends of their game will tee off in Florida on Sunday, to help make an impact on many of the communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson join forces with NFL greats Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in "The Match: Champions for Charity." CNN's Patrick Snell looks ahead to the event, which due to being made by Turner Sports, will be airing on CNN International.

Liverpool vs. AC Milan: 'Something unreal happened' in 2005 Champions League final

Two-time Champions League winner and former AC Milan goalkeeper Dida tells CNN about the hurt the 2005 Champions League final brought to the Italian squad and reflects on how sweet the 2007 win was.

Former Real Madrid star Esteban Granero is using his AI company to help fight coronavirus in Spain

Former Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero is mostly known for his exploits on the pitch, but is now using his AI company Olocip to help the fight against coronavirus in Spain.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger got a haircut during the pandemic -- and Pennsylvania's governor does not seem pleased

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf criticized Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger after the quarterback posted a video of himself getting a haircut during quarantine. His barber joins CNN's Brianna Keliar to discuss the circumstances surrounding that haircut.

From footballer to Netflix superstar: How Jesus Mosquera became one of Spain's top actors

Jesus Mosquera was a soccer player since he was 12, playing for a number of Spanish teams, including Real Betis' and Athletic Bilbao's B teams. One gym workout changed his life forever.

England cricket great Anderson 'desperate to get out there and play' despite nerves surrounding coronavirus

England cricket great James "Jimmy" Anderson has reservations about the return of sport during the global coronavirus pandemic, but is "desperate to get out there and play."

'No team changes lives like our team.' How cycling's Team Novo Nordisk turned type 1 diabetes into its 'greatest strength'

Team Novo Nordisk, a cycling team made up of riders with type 1 diabetes, has found its greatest strength in what many would perceive a weakness.

Dwayne Johnson says his mind is blown by daughter Simone following him into WWE

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson produced and co-stars as himself in the new film based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige.

Legendary footballer Gary Lineker on his sport returning: 'You cannot play football and social distance'

Christiane speaks with soccer legend Gary Lineker about how the beautiful game could return in the age of coronavirus.

Rob Manfred says he has 'great confidence' MLB will reach an agreement with players

Commissioner Rob Manfred explains what an MLB season during the coronavirus pandemic could look like, and how "devastating" the losses would be if there is no baseball this year.

In lockdown, Olympian Missy Franklin is leaning into lessons from therapy

With the world in quarantine, five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin is using the lessons taught to her by her therapist after the 2016 Rio Olympics to help her mental health in lockdown.

Oscar-winning director Jimmy Chin on fear, risk and finding the edge

Jimmy Chin is an award-winning filmmaker, adventurer and National Geographic photographer. He stumbled upon his passion relatively late but hasn't looked back since.

Star cyclist Fabian Cancellara creates trophy room ... in his sauna

Two-time Olympic time trial cycling champion Fabian Cancellara chats to Amanda Davies in an Instagram Live and shows her his sauna, which was converted into a part-trophy room.

PlayStation, haircuts, and cooking injuries: Two world champion brothers on life in lockdown

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez talks to Christina Macfarlane about burning himself while cooking pizza and cutting his brother's hair.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

Three-time CrossFit Games champion Tia-Clair Toomey gives you her perfect workout to get those quarantine gains. Get ready to sweat!

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

How would you like to get in shape? We mean really in shape. Four of the best Crossfitters on the planet share some home workouts to keep you in shape despite the lockdown.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

2018 CrossFit Games runner-up Patrick Vellner brings you the perfect workout to get those quarantine gains! Get ready for your legs to burn with his jump squat heavy routine.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

Two-time CrossFit Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir walks you through her quarantine workout to help you stay in shape! Get ready for some down-ups to feel the burn.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

2019 CrossFit Games runner-up Noah Ohlsen is set to help you make those quarantine gains with his core-crushing workout. Get ready to define those abs!

Zoom calls, donuts and social media challenges: How an Olympic champion is observing Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic

With millions of people facing movement restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Muslims are finding creative ways to break their fast this year.

'I don't want to die,' says UFC boss Dana White as sport gets back to business amid pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, UFC has been attempting to get up and running again. UFC President Dana White speaks to CNN about upcoming fight nights, plans to proceed with a private island to host events and his interactions with President Donald Trump.

Coronavirus pandemic offers 'opportunity for F1 to change,' says Nico Hulkenberg

Nine-year Formula One veteran Nico Hulkenberg believes the enforced break the sport is having to undergo because of the coronavirus pandemic offers the perfect time to make some changes.

Virtual stars of NBA esports league return remotely for exciting new season

The NBA's esports competition, the NBA 2K League, is back for the third year in a row. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 23 teams will compete for the title remotely over six weeks.

Mandy Marquardt: Diabetic Olympic hopeful adapts to training in quarantine

Mandy Marquardt is a professional track cyclist for the US and is training for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics all from home, but Mandy faces an additional challenge: she has diabetes.

Pete Alonso: Mets slugger itching to play but is aware these are 'unprecedented' times

Mets star Pete Alonso is hitting a homerun from home with his new foundation Homers 4 Heroes which aims to support and raise money for those working on the front line against Covid-19

Andy Murray joins Roger Federer in backing ATP and WTA merger

In an exclusive interview, Grand Slam champions Billie Jean King and Andy Murray team-up for the first time to talk merging the men's and women's tours and the impact of Covid-19

Michael Jordan was offered $100 million to appear at an event for two hours. He said no, his agent says

Don Riddell speaks to "The Last Dance" director Jason Hehir and Chicago sports broadcaster Dan Roan about the documentary and what the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls season and Michael Jordan were like.

LeBron James unhappy at suggestion of canceling NBA season

Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca says LeBron James is "consistent with what Adam Silver is trying to do" in response to LeBron's tweet saying no one is talking about games or the NBA season being cancelled.

Verona van de Leur: The star gymnast who reinvented herself as a porn actress

Verona van de Leur was a star in Dutch gymnastics, winning Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in 2002, but things took an unexpected turn as she went to prison and became an adult film performer before becoming an author and public speaker.

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala still COVID-19 positive after six weeks

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has tested positive for the coronavirus for the fourth time in six weeks, a source close to the player has told CNN.

'There is nothing worse than hunger,' says South Africa hero Siya Kolisi of helping townships during lockdown

Rugby World Cup winning captain, Siya Kolisi, returns home to the Township where he grew up to help fight Covid-19. Through the Kolisi Foundation, he and his wife Rachel have been providing food and information to South Africa's poorest communities.

Newcastle United takeover will 'greatly stain' Premier League, says Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée

Sportswashing is a term used to describe corrupt or authoritarian regimes who use sport and sports events to whitewash their image internationally. Saudi Arabia is the latest to be accused of using this practice with the potential purchase of Newcastle United.

Simona Halep's lockdown life: military on the streets, slower pace at home

Two-time grand slam champion Simona Halep has been locked down in her native Romania and has been trying a multitude of activities to try to keep busy.

Roger Federer receives support after urging tennis to unify during the coronavirus crisis

Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray suspects that tennis will be "one of the last sports to get back to normality" and revels in the fact that the lockdown allows him to see his kids grow up.

'He was chosen to be the GOAT.' Why the world loves the Michael Jordan docuseries

Andy Scholes talks to Robin Meade about the release of the long-awaited docuseries on Michael Jordan's last season with the Chicago Bulls, "The Last Dance."

Caeleb Dressel: Even Olympic champions struggle to resist junk food binges during lockdown

With two Olympic golds and 13 World Championship golds, American swimmer Caeleb Dressel is tipped to become the next Michael Phelps. He shows CNN how he trains in lockdown to stay in top shape.

Golf 'lends itself more to social distancing,' says PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan

While sport around the globe has been canceled, the spread-out nature of the golf means that returning on the week of June 8 to 14 -- which has been proposed -- is a realistic option for Jay Monahan.

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