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F1: Safety 'Halo' gets green light, thumbs down from fans

Story highlights New “Halo” safety system introduced to F1 All F1 cars to be fitted with halo from 2018 Cockpit safety device polarizes opinion (CNN)News that Formula One cars will sport the new “Halo” cockpit protection system starting from next season has been met by a mixed response from motorsport fans. The announcement that all 20 cars on the 2018 ...

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Armstrong: 'A man with no platform is a lost man'

Story highlights Lance Armstrong has Tour de France podcast Ex-cyclist says it has given him a platform Billed as the Tour’s “guilty pleasure” Texan still has federal lawsuit looming (CNN)It has been described as the guilty pleasure of this year’s Tour de France, arguably the race’s greatest villain waxing lyrical about the race he once dominated for so long. Lance ...

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Tips from Federer, skydiving — top golfers ready for the Open

Story highlights 146th British Open starts Thursday Played at Royal Birkdale in northwest England Henrik Stenson is defending champion (CNN)Jordan Spieth is preparing for mind games, Justin Rose will lean on tips gleaned from Roger Federer, Rory McIlroy says he’s a good bet and Henrik Stenson is worried about skydiving with the Claret Jug. The 146th British Open at Royal ...

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Golf's 'Magnificent Seven': The new normal?

Story highlights Last seven majors won by first-time champions Royal Birkdale hosts 146th Open this week (CNN)Eight straight, or end of an era? It’s the big question at the British Open at Royal Birkdale this week. Follow @cnnsport That’s because the last seven majors have been clinched by first-time winners. Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Jimmy Walker, Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson, ...

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This is what pro cycling does to your legs

Story highlights Poljański posts photo of legs after Tour de France’s 16th stage (CNN)If you were in any doubt as to just how grueling the Tour de France really is, then look no further than Paweł Poljański’s legs. The Polish cyclist, riding for German team Bora–Hansgrohe, posted a photo on social media after stage 16 to give fans an idea ...

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Neymar is '200%' remaining a Barca player

Story highlights Summer transfer window is in full flow Speculation about Neymar’s future intensifies Linked with move to PSG ‘200%’ going to remain a Barcelona player, says Barca (CNN)Brazilian superstar Neymar is “200%” going to remain a Barcelona player, says the Catalan club. Barcelona was responding to Brazilian broadcaster Esporte Interativo’s Tuesday report linking Neymar with a move to French ...

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The boy who beat his hero Michael Phelps

Story highlights Joseph Schooling recalls meeting childhood idol, Michael Phelps Swimmer became Singapore’s first ever Olympic gold medalist in Rio He’s ow targeting 100m butterfly world record in Budapest (CNN)The journey started eight years ago with a Singaporean schoolboy posing for a photo with the greatest swimmer of all time. It ended in Rio de Janeiro as he won his ...

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