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Kvitova 'doing everything' to play at French Open after attack

Story highlights Petra Kvitova enters draw for French Open in May Kvitova was injured by an intruder in December Czech star battling back to fitness after surgery (CNN)Petra Kvitova could make her long-awaited return to tennis at the French Open in May. Follow @cnnsport The two-time Wimbledon champion has been out of action since December after an intruder burst into ...

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And the winner of the cobblestone trophy is …

Story highlights Paris-Roubaix is a one-day road race Cyclists race across northern France Race is nicknamed the “Hell of the North” (CNN)Cobblestones, crashes, mud and blood. It is a race riders love to hate it that has been dubbed “the Hell of the North” — but how do you negotiate one of the world’s craziest cycling routes? Paris-Roubaix is a ...

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F1 champ reveals first car he ever bought

Story highlights Lewis Hamilton reveals first ever car Tells CNN “It was just the greatest thing” (CNN)He’s crossed the finish line first in more F1 races than anyone apart from Michael Schumacher, but Lewis Hamilton hasn’t always had a need for speed. Before making his name as one of the best racing drivers ever, the Mercedes man was behind the ...

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Button replaces Fernando Alonso at Monaco GP

Story highlights Button replaces Alonso for one race Alonso competing in Indy 500 Button won F1 world title in 2009 (CNN)Five months after bowing out of Formula One, Jenson Button will make a surprise return to racing at next month’s Monaco Grand Prix. The former McLaren driver, who retired after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last November, will replace Fernando ...

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Five factors in the makings of the 'world's best race horse'?

Story highlights Winx unbeaten in 17 competitive races Equine physiologist reveals key factors to her success (CNN)Since the summer of 2014, Winx has competed in 17 competitive races and won them all, picking up over $9.7 million in prize money. The five-year-old mare was named Australian horse of the year in 2015/16 — following in the footsteps of the likes ...

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Ferrari and Mercedes set for 'great battle'

Story highlights Ferrari taking fight to Mercedes in 2017 Bahrain GP takes place on Sunday (CNN)With a win apiece and level on points, the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel could not be more finely poised heading into this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel’s storming win for Ferrari at the opening race in Melbourne was matched by Hamilton’s masterful ...

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter

Story highlights The Braves defeat the Padres 5-2 in new stadium The team moved from its downtown Atlanta park to northwest of the city Atlanta (CNN)As Chipper Jones hung out in the Atlanta Braves dugout Friday afternoon, a few hours ahead of the Braves’ first regular-season home game at their new stadium, SunTrust Park, the future Hall of Famer fielded ...

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Federer not certain of competing at French Open

Story highlights Federer taking a break from tennis Swiss star won Australian Open in January He says he is not chasing world No.1 ranking (CNN)Will he? Won’t he? Roger Federer has cast an element of doubt over whether he will compete in the tennis season’s second grand slam — next month’s French Open. The Swiss great told CNN Sport that ...

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Bryan Bickell: NHL star hit by MS goes out on high

Story highlights Bickell was diagnosed with MS in November 2016 Had dreamed of an NHL return Recently announced retirement (CNN)He woke with a start, a strange pain in his shoulder. Used to big hits and aching bones, pro hockey player Bryan Bickell reassured himself, blaming the pain on a strange sleeping position, a pinched nerve, or perhaps an infected tooth ...

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