Sport

Golf and Jason? Ariya Jutanugarn's perfect day

Story highlights Ariya Jutanugarn reveals her perfect day LPGA world No. 2 names her dream golf course (CNN)Golfer Ariya Jutanugarn heads into this week’s US Women’s Open in New Jersey among the favorites, having won the 2016 British Open and last month’s Manulife Classic. The 21-year-old, Thailand’s first ever major winner, has already amassed over $4,000,000 in career earnings. Follow ...

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Chuck Blazer, ex-FIFA official who blew open corruption scandal, dies

Story highlights Blazer said he was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 He forfeited nearly $2 million after pleading guilty to a host of charges (CNN)Chuck Blazer, a former FIFA official who helped blow open the United States investigation into corruption in soccer’s governing body, has died, according to his lawyer. He was 72. Blazer, a large, bearded figure, was involved ...

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Rufus the Hawk rules roost at SW19

Story highlights Rufus the Hawk keeps Centre Court pigeon free He is a cult figure at the grand slam tournament (CNN)Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Pete Sampras: Wimbledon’s historic Centre Court has been graced by the greatest champions in tennis. Follow @cnnsport But in recent years, one character has consistently ruled the roost — and he isn’t seen wearing tennis whites. ...

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Soccer star, 20, suffers permanent brain damage

Story highlights Nouri collapsed during a match on Saturday Midfielder was put into an induced coma (CNN)A promising 20-year-old Dutch footballer has been left permanently brain damaged after collapsing during a pre-season friendly game, his club Ajax said Thursday. Follow @cnnsport Abdelhak Nouri was put into an induced coma at a hospital in Austria after collapsing during the friendly match ...

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How football brought joy to grief-stricken Nice

Story highlights Nice terror attack in 2016 killed 86 City and football club united in the aftermath (CNN)As he recalls the events of July 14, 2016, Frédéric Colombo’s voice begins to crack. His eyes start to well up. He’s remembering the day his city’s heart was broken. That was the day, on a picturesque summer evening in Nice on the ...

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The sport that's 'like rugby in water'

Story highlights FINA Aquatic Championships start Friday in Budapest Hungary has won nine Olympic gold medals in water polo Budapest (CNN)It’s a brutal battle won by the team who can best master its dark arts. Water polo is not for the faint-hearted and, below the surface, fierce competitors push its rules to the limit. Away from the eyes of officials, ...

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Andy Murray knocked out of Wimbledon quarterfinals

Story highlights Querrey wins 3-6 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 Murray appeared to be injured American reaches first grand slam semifinal Wimbledon (CNN)Sam Querrey did it again at Wimbledon. The world No. 28 eliminated the ailing defending champion Andy Murray in five sets in Wednesday’s quarterfinals — a year after ending the grand slam reign of Novak Djokovic at The ...

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Mayweather and McGregor face off in profanity bout

Story highlights Mayweather and McGregor fight August 26 (CNN)If the August 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor matches the fighters’ trashing talking Tuesday boxing fans could be in for a real treat next month. Facing up like snarling jackals in front of over 10,000 people at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the two men went toe-to-toe ...

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'Ballet in water' … with bruises

Story highlights World Aquatics Championships start July 14 Championships run until July 30 Russia tops world championships medal table (CNN)If you want to get ahead in synchronized swimming it pays to be able to multitask. Described as “ballet in water,” the strength and flexibility required to deliver routines that can be up to five minutes long might look effortless in ...

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Williams ends Ostapenko streak at Wimbledon

Story highlights Williams beats Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 Ostapenko had won 11 straight matches at majors Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta also make last four Novak Djokovic reaches men’s quarterfinals Wimbledon (CNN)If these are arguably some of the worst times personally for Venus Williams, the US tennis star’s professional career is enjoying a late blooming. Williams has talked about feeling “devastated” after ...

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