Sport

Picture of asylum seeker wins Barcelona FC photography award

Story highlights Photo award aims to identify “positive intrinsic values” of sport Winner was photographer Craig Easton (CNN)It could be an everyday scene: a teenager on a football field, in his club’s colors, boots hanging over his shoulder — but this is no ordinary young footballer and the picture hasn’t been captured by your average photographer. Arshia is an Iranian ...

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Step inside the the kitchen of an F1 masterchef

Story highlights Michael Caines fueling F1 drivers Award-winning chef works for Williams F1 (CNN)When Michael Caines lost his right arm in a car accident in 1994, the dream of becoming a top-level chef seemed a million miles away. Twenty-three years and two Michelin stars later, he hasn’t just become one of his industry’s most distinguished figures, he’s also fueling some ...

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Record-breaking speed sailor has plans for 'crazy boat'

Story highlights Paul Larsen piloted ‘Sailrocket 2’ to record speeds of over 65 knots CNN Sport speaks to Larsen five years on Sailor reveals even “bigger” plan in the pipeline (CNN)Walvis Bay, 2012. Flamingos soar over the Namibian coastline as the fastest sailor in history flies by at 78mph. A decade of work, unwavering belief and dedication to the cause ...

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Big Bang star Taeyang boosts Winter Olympics

Story highlights K-pop sensation becomes ambassador for 2018 Winter Olympics Taeyang will help attract younger audience, say organizers (CNN)The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea just got a little bit cooler — thanks to the help of K-pop sensation Taeyang. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter has taken on the role of honorary ambassador for next February’s Winter Games in PyeongChang. Follow @cnnsport ...

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Queen dashes to racecourse after Parliament date

Story highlights The Queen dashes from House of Lords to Ascot Highlight of British sporting and social calendar (CNN)She was cutting it fine for the start of Royal Ascot, but Queen Elizabeth received the help of a veteran lawmaker in her quest to reach the racecourse on time after wrapping up important business in Britain’s Parliament As tradition dictates, the ...

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Phil and 'Bones' — end of an era in golf

Story highlights Phil Mickelson and caddie split after 25 years Pair won 5 majors, played in 11 Ryder Cups (CNN)Golf was already spinning on its axis in the aftermath of Tiger Woods’ arrest and a US Open set up to yield birdies, but it went into a real whirl at the news that Phil Mickelson was splitting with long-time caddie ...

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Kate stays cool as racegoers swelter

Story highlights The Queen attends Royal Ascot race meeting Highlight of British sporting and social calendar (CNN)Stiff upper lip, old boy, it’ll be winter soon. The British upper class is famous for its fortitude in the face of adversity, but Royal Ascot racegoers were getting hot under their collars as they sweltered in formal clothes in the UK’s summer heatwave ...

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Manchester United cleared over Paul Pogba transfer

Story highlights Pogba made $120m move to Man Utd in 2016 Man Utd cleared of wrongdoing FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Juventus (CNN)A world record soccer transfer involving two of Europe’s most successful clubs and one of the leading stars of game is being investigated by football’s world governing body. Manchester United has been cleared of wrongdoing in the transfer ...

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