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$32m row could end historic race

Story highlights Silverstone’s F1 future thrown into doubt British Racing Drivers’ Club triggers break clause in contract Liberty Media criticize timing of decision ahead of Sunday’s race (CNN)The future of one of Formula One’s most prestigious races has been thrown into doubt over a contract wrangle. Britain’s Silverstone circuit hosted F1’s first ever official race in 1950 and has been ...

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From being paralyzed by shame to coaching Serena

Story highlights Mouratoglou has been Williams’ coach for five years Williams has won 10 grand slams with Frenchman (CNN)Patrick Mouratoglou likes stress. He craves it. The man Serena Williams credits for taking her from “great to history” is not one to rest. He can’t. Boredom would quickly smother the Frenchman were he to ever take it easy. The 47-year-old’s pulse ...

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How turning 'iron' propelled Katinka Hosszú to gold

Budapest (CNN)The minutes tick away in swimming’s equivalent of purgatory: it’s the last call room. For some it must feel like hell. But for Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú this is a space of serenity. This is a space where she starts to embrace victory, drawing strength in her pursuit of gold. Follow @cnnsport A post shared by Iron Lady (@hosszukatinka) on ...

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Gored by a bull but now living a captain's dream

Story highlights Life-changing incident for yacht skipper Gored by bull in Pamplona 25 years ago (CNN)As he sits aboard superyacht Amore Mio in glamorous Monaco, Tripp Hock’s mind wanders back to the moment his life flashed before him. In 1992, then only a teenager, Hock was taking part in the annual “Running of the Bulls” festival in Pamplona, Spain. Backed ...

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Nadal upset by Muller in Wimbledon marathon

Story highlights Muller wins 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 in 4:48 Nadal had won 28 straight sets Since reaching final in 2011, Spaniard hasn’t made quarterfinals Nadal’s exit opens door in top half for Andy Murray Wimbledon (CNN)Wimbledon continues to bring Rafael Nadal more misery of late, as he was upset Monday by big-serving Gilles Muller in a gripping five-set ...

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Thai teenager becomes golf's youngest-ever champion

Story highlights Thai 14-year-old golfer wins pro tournament Atthaya Thitikul wins Thailand Championship (CNN)She took up golf at the age of six and just eight years later Atthaya Thitikul finds herself as the youngest winner of a professional golf tournament. The 14-year-old Thitikul entered the final day of 2017 Ladies European Thailand Championship two strokes behind leader Ana Menendez, but ...

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Valtteri Bottas gets a flyer to land Austrian GP

Story highlights Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian GP Sebastian Vettel finishes second Vettel 20 points clear of Lewis Hamilton (CNN)Valtteri Bottas took advantage of a flying start to win the Austrian Grand Prix Sunday as second-placed Sebastian Vettel extended his title lead over rival Lewis Hamilton. Bottas, on pole in his Mercedes, startled his rivals as he powered away from the ...

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Wimbledon: 'Slippery' grass draws ire

Story highlights Players critical of grass at Wimbledon after numerous slips Hot, dry conditions may be a contributing factor Head groundsman denies courts are more slippery (CNN)Be it the lack of a roof several years ago or its strict clothing policy, there always seems to be controversy at Wimbledon. Follow @cnnsport This year the grass at what is considered to ...

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Tour de France's 70kph crash on 'crazy' stage

Story highlights Thomas & Porte out of Tour de France Rigoberto Uran wins stage nine Froome retains yellow jersey (CNN)From the lakeside town of Nantua to the city of Chambéry, collarbones were fractured, kneecaps were dislocated and lungs were punctured. Follow @cnnsport It’s supposed to be bike race, but by the end of Sunday, stage nine of the 104th Tour ...

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