Category Archives: CNN – Sports

PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as club pays tribute to Notre Dame

Paris Saint-Germain paid tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral as the club was crowned champion of Ligue 1 for the sixth time in seven seasons. Players wore shirts with an outline of the cathedral in place of the regular sponsor and their names were replaced by ‘Notre Dame,’ while fans held a banner aloft before kick-off.…MORE

Liverpool regain top spot in the Premier League with win over Cardiff

Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner fired Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame a resilient Cardiff City. After a goalless first half in the Welsh capital, Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum broke the deadlock in emphatic fashion 10 minutes into the second period, striking a crisp half-volley from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s…MORE

Pieter Devos wins Miami Beach leg of Global Champions Tour

Belgian Pieter Devos returned to the winner’s circle in the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) — for the world’s top show jumpers — for the first time since 2014 with a narrow victory in Miami Beach. Devos and his 11-year-old Belgian-bred horse Claire Z triumphed in an eight-rider jump-off, producing a clear round that was…MORE

Juventus crowned Serie A champions as Cristiano Ronaldo makes history

Juventus came from behind to beat Fiorentina and create Serie A history, while Cristiano Ronaldo made some history of his own. The Turin club became the team first in Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or the Premier League to win eight consecutive league titles. Ronaldo, meanwhile, became the first player to win the…MORE

Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat to Fabio Fognini

Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat on clay in the Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals, going down 6-4 6-2 to Italian Fabio Fognini. The defeat, in particular the second set which saw Nadal save five match points to avoid a bagel, will raise questions about the Spaniard’s health heading into next month’s French Open. A knee problem…MORE

Man City return to top of Premier League with victory over Tottenham

Pep Guardiola must have been sick of the sight of Mauricio Pochettino. This was the third time in the last 11 days that Manchester City and Tottenham have gone toe to toe, with the north London side coming out on top on the previous two occasions. True, City may have won 4-3 in Wednesday’s pulsating…MORE

Boxing ‘shooting itself in the foot’, says Dana White

Dana White is a man of many passions. From a love of grocery shopping and Tom Brady, to his hope of a thawing in relations between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was an open book as he spoke to CNN’s Patrick Snell. But White was at his…MORE

Valentino Dixon: How art and golf freed innocent man from life sentence

Caged for a murder he didn’t commit, Valentino Dixon sought solace in art. He loved to draw as a child, and took up sketching again to escape the harsh realities of prison after being handed 39 years to life for the fatal shooting of a man in downtown Buffalo in 1991. Art became Dixon’s salvation,…MORE

‘Enough is enough’: Footballers boycott social media in protest at racist abuse

‘Enough.’ That is the strapline being championed on Friday by professional footballers in England and Wales as they stage a 24-hour boycott of social media platforms, in protest against the lack of action being taken in response to racism. Multiple players have been subjected to abuse this season both from the stands during matches, as…MORE

Li Na: Tennis player wants the movie about her life to inspire women

Li Na may be one of China’s most influential sports stars but at home she is just like most parents, regularly being brought back down to earth by one of her children. The now 37-year-old Li has devoted most of her time to her family and her business career since chronic knee injuries forced Asia’s…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…