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More than 60 players withdraw from 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns

Coy Wire reports more than 60 players are withdrawing from the 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns, Clemson is college football's number one team and NBA legend Shaq was having fun as a virtual fan in the NBA bubble.

LeBron James laughs off Trump's criticism of NBA players taking a knee

NBA star LeBron James says the league won't miss Donald Trump's viewership after the US President criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem.

Megan Rapinoe says 'we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place'

Megan Rapinoe, soccer world champion, discusses her new HBO special 'Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe' and the movement for racial justice.

Justin Thomas returns to world No. 1 ahead of PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are just two buddies who love to golf. They just so happen to have four major titles between them. But who is funnier?

How family, fight and fortune fashioned India's very own sporting 'Wonder Woman'

At the age of just 25, badminton icon P V Sindhu is already India's most marketable female athlete. Catapulted to stardom by her silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, Sindhu has become a sporting, social and cultural female figurehead.

Kendall Kemm: 16-year-old with one-armed swing gets golf lesson from six-time major winner

Kendall Kemm got a lesson from golf legend Nick Faldo after showing off a one-armed swing. The 16-year-old lost the use of her left hand in 2014 after a stroke.

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Viktor Hovland has been driving between tournaments all across the country for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus pandemic, traveling over 4000 miles in the process.

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won't play in Western & Southern Open or US Open

2019 French Open women's champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia talks about her run to the title and what it meant to her to win.

No sex and no fans, but the beer is flowing fast in the NBA 'bubble'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he would cancel the season if the health of his players was jeopardized and talks about the protocols in place for the NBA bubble in Florida.

'It's quite incredible,' says Cesc Fabregas as great-grandmother turns 96 after two positive Covid-19 tests

AS Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas talks to Christina Macfarlane about his career, who the most impactful coach he's had in his career is and what he thinks of BLM and racism in football.

Premier League star Wilfried Zaha says he's 'scared' to open Instagram due to number of racist messages

English Premier League star Wilfried Zaha says that he is too "scared to even look up my direct messages" because of the amount of abuse he gets on social media. Zaha opened up about the horrific messages he received from a 12-year-old boy on Instagram, and the backlash that followed when he raised awareness about this on social media.

UFC President Dana White on sports in 2020: 'This isn't going to work outside of a bubble'

The UFC has just finished a series of events in Abu Dhabi, at 'Fight Island', which was on Yas Island. UFC President Dana White has been reflecting on the experience with Don Riddell, as well as discussing the best practices, with other major U.S. sports starting to resume in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

No beer, no food and less chatting. The new normal for baseball fans in South Korea

South Korea has resumed its pro baseball league with caution after weeks of delay. The nation has gone through several waves of new Covid-19 cases, and new rules have been established among players and audience in this sports-starved season.

Is Bryson DeChambeau irreversibly changing golf?

CNN's Don Riddell caught up with one of the world's top golfers, England's Justin Rose, to find out his concerns about health and travel while on the PGA Tour.

Filmmaker and elite marathon runner, Alexi Pappas wants to make sure 'the complete person is happening'

Alexi Pappas is an Olympic distance runner who has turned to filmmaking in her time away from the track, writing and starring in films.

Michael Johnson: If you're not using your platform on issue of racism, 'you're complicit'

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson says he has "a problem" with any sportsperson not currently using their platform to shine light on inequality and systemic racism.

When Luis Figo signed for Real Madrid. Twenty years on after football's most controversial transfer

Alex Thomas speaks to former FC Barcelona and Portugal international Luis Figo in February 2020 on Cristiano Ronaldo's accomplishments at Juventus and the current situation at the Catalan giants.

Russian goalkeeper, 16, suffers severe burns after struck by lightning

16-year-old Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky was training when lightning struck him on the pitch. The young keeper was standing alone on the pitch when the incident happened on July 4.

'He didn't break any law,' says Dominic Thiem as he defends Novak Djokovic after controversial Adria Tour

World number three Dominic Thiem recently took part in the controversial Adria Tour event, which received criticism after multiple players tested positive for coronavirus, and now is set for the U.S. Open. Thiem spoke with Patrick Snell after his bett1 Aces exhibition win in Berlin.

Skydiving and wingsuiting down a 4,500-foot mountain

Pro skydiver Bjorn Magne Bryn has dreamt of a death-defying jump for over a year, so the Norwegian free-fell onto Mountain Stetind. Immediately after landing, he base-jumped down the 4,567-foot mountain.

Tuk-tuk racing delivers thrills and spills

You've never seen motor racing like this. Thrill-seeking Sri Lankan tuk-tuk drivers show off their skills in a relentless race. This is the Red Bull Tuk-It.

PGA Tour player Nick Watney withdraws from tournament after testing positive for Covid-19

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning won The Match II: Champions for Charity over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, but there were plenty of highlights along the way.

'There's not enough Black people' in golf, says Lee Westwood

Seven-time Ryder Cup winner Lee Westwood tells Amanda Davies that he feels that golf probably hasn't addressed racial diversity in the sport enough.

Elena Delle Donne 'shocked' her WNBA season medical opt-out request was denied, Mystics say she'll be paid

Elena Delle Donne, WNBA champion and two-time MVP, tells Coy Wire that she is still in shock over the league's decision to deny her medical opt-out request.

Ultrarunner Coree Woltering runs almost 1,200 miles in record time, fueled by fast food and heavy metal

Coree Woltering has recorded the fastest known time for running the near 1200-mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. He completed the mammoth task in 21 days, 13 hours, 35 minutes - beating the previous record by almost five hours.

Manchester City wins appeal against two-year ban from European football competitions

Manchester City's ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. City had previously been excluded from European competitions for two seasons.

Christian Kabasele says racism online 'is worse' than incidents in stadium

Watford's Christian Kabasele tells CNN contributor Darren Lewis that he finds racism online "worse" than racist incidents in stadiums. The interview was recorded in March.

Christian Kabasele says racism online 'is worse' than incidents in stadium

From monkey chants, to bananas being thrown at him, Watford defender Christian Kabasele reflects on frequently being racially abused in Bulgaria when he played there in the 2011-2012 season

Handcuffs to light bulbs shine light on painful Black experience

Former West Indian cricketer Michael Holding is moved to tears as he talks about racial inequality and the portrayals of black people in religion and society.

Noah Lyles breaks 200m world record -- but then it transpires he only ran 185m

Former middle distance runner turned athletics commentator Steve Cram was flummoxed and flabbergasted as US sprinter Noah Lyles crossed the finishing line.

'I absolutely experienced racism in and out of tennis,' says former Wimbledon finalist Mal Washington

Mal Washington currently holds a 24-year record in men's tennis. He's the last Black man to play a Wimbledon final since Arthur Ashe in 1975 and he's fighting to make the sport more diverse.

'I love winning ... I don't like to lose at anything': Fernando Alonso discusses his return to F1

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will return to the sport with Renault in 2021. The Spaniard spoke to CNN World Sport's Amanda Davies

Team GB sprinter accuses police of 'racial profiling' after she and partner are stopped and searched in London

Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams has accused the Metropolitan Police of "racial profiling" after she and her partner were stopped and searched in London. Williams and the Portuguese 400m record holder, Ricardo dos Santos, have spoken about their ordeal to CNN Sport contributor Darren Lewis.

"MLS is Back Tournament" rolls on despite coronavirus concerns

Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow and over 70 other MLS players formed the Black Players Coalition to focus their efforts on fighting systemic racism and making real change in their communities

'Why should I bleach the color of my skin to be deemed beautiful?' Cricket star's anger over racist Indian nickname

West Indies cricketer Daren Sammy tells CNN about his finding out his teammates were calling him a derogatory racial term in the Indian Premier League and what cricket can do to improve racial justice.

WNBA star Natasha Cloud says wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts is 'not enough'

WNBA star Natasha Cloud says that raised awareness of Black Lives Matters is good, but that wearing a t-shirt is "not enough" and adds that President Donald Trump makes the fight for equality much more difficult.

'I was 25 years ahead of my time': The driver who shattered motorsport's color barrier

Willy T. Ribbs is a pioneering figure in the world of motorsport. He became the first Black driver to test drive a Formula One car and race in the prestigious Indy 500 and NASCAR.

Liverpool star Alexander-Arnold bids to build new dynasty

Liverpool star defender Trent Alexander-Arnold tells Darren Lewis that the squad has huge ambitions for the future and "wants to write our own chapter in history."

'These boys will not stop': Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyes potential points record after winning title

Victorious Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he's committed to producing a brand of football that "creates an atmosphere people will tell their grandchildren about."

Liverpool wins English Premier League for the first time in club's history

Liverpool have ended their 30-year wait for a league title after they were crowned English Premier League champions on Thursday without kicking a ball.

One year on, Marta's emotional World Cup speech resonates even more

Brazilian superstar Marta and Brazilian journalist Amanda Kestelman look back on Marta's emotional speech at the Women's World Cup one year later.

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus after Adria Tour event

Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus following an exhibition event he organized in Croatia. The world No. 1 confirmed that both he and his wife Jelena had also tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning home to Serbia, while his children's results were negative.

As Burnley condemns 'White Lives Matter' banner, social media comments suggest some fans still miss the point

Premier League team Burnley condemned fans who flew a "White Lives Matter - Burnley" flag over their stadium.

As Burnley condemns 'White Lives Matter' banner, social media comments suggest some fans still miss the point

Sports stars across the globe are reacting to protests in the US against racial injustice. Mass demonstrations were sparked over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer.

US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, 20, wants to 'surpass Serena' and be the best

2019 US Open women's champion Bianca Andreescu tells Christina Macfarlane that playing without fans at the US Open will be different, but it won't stop her quest to win more grand slam titles than Serena Williams.

A Russian football team lost a key match 10-1 after Covid-19 forced it to field youth team

FC Rostov suffered a heavy 10-1 defeat in the Russian Premier League to PFC Sochi after being forced to field youth players after several of their senior team tested positive for coronavirus.

The next Maria Sharapova? Why Amanda Anisimova is the real deal

Simona Halep was humbled by teenager Amanda Anisimova in their rain-delayed quarterfinal at Roland Garros.

Tennis event organized by Novak Djokovic under fire as players test positive for coronavirus

Patrick Snell takes a look at Grigor Dimitrov testing positive for Covid-19 following his participation in Novak Djokovic's charity event and Premier League footballers using their platform to support Black Lives Matter.

'That could've been me,' two-time Olympic gold winner Christian Taylor reflects on George Floyd's death

Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor tells CNN that as a Black man, it "could have been me."

Chelsea agrees to sign highly-rated German striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig

The English Premier League resumed on Wednesday with two games. Players and officials in both games show powerful solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Alex Thomas reports from Manchester.

Marcus Rashford, the gifted Manchester United star who became a remarkable activist

The UK government reversed its decision to not extend free school meal vouchers throughout the summer holidays following a campaign by Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford.

'Brilliant and talented' French climber Luce Douady, 16, dies following fall

The climbing community is mourning the tragic death of Luce Douady at age 16. The French climber died after falling from a cliff on June 14 in southeastern France.

NBA or social justice? 'I just feel like our people -- we need attention,' says LA Laker Dwight Howard

Los Angeles Laker Dwight Howard tells Don Lemon that he'd love to win an NBA championship but that he feels racial injustice needs to be prioritized over restarting the season.

Marcus Rashford calls on UK lawmakers to 'find humanity' and combat child hunger

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has written an emotional open letter to Members of Parliament in the UK, asking them to do more to stop child hunger.

Would Serena Williams play US Open without daughter? Her coach doubts it

Christina Macfarlane talks to Serena Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, about his new tennis tournament with which he hopes to revolutionize the sport.

'I'm the same as everyone else': How albinism empowered a champion

Kelly Gallagher is a Paralympic skier with oculocutaneous albinism - a condition characterized by light hair and skin and visual impairment. But she didn't let that stop her becoming a Paralympic champion.

Becoming a mother inspired Allyson Felix to fight for 'voiceless'

US sprinter Allyson Felix says becoming a mother inspired her to speak out against racial injustice and that, as a mother, George Floyd's death "shattered" her heart.

Donald Trump not 'the right President' to handle current situation in the US, says African American soccer star

Schalke 04 and Team US ​midfielder Weston McKennie reveals to Darren Lewis the level of abuse he has received as a black man in the US and Europe.

Donald Trump not 'the right President' to handle current situation in the US, says African American soccer star

Schalke 04 and Team USA midfielder Weston McKennie talks to Darren Lewis about the protests in the US over racial injustice and the scourge of racism in football.

Ex-NFL star Emmanuel Acho 'honors' actor Matthew McConaughey for fronting up to talk about race

Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho explains his YouTube series "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," and how actor Matthew McConaughey reached out to have a conversation.

13-0: The scoreline that shook the 2019 Women's World Cup

Thai national team forward Pitsamai Sornsai and Thai TV host Peerapol "Champ" Euariyakul look back on the 13-0 rout by the US over Thailand in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.

Michael Jordan and crew reel in 442-pound marlin in fishing tournament

NBA superstar Michael Jordan and his team reeled in a 442-pound marlin during a sportfishing tournament in North Carolina.

'Oh you must be heavy boned.' Marilyn Okoro's fight for body acceptance

Marilyn Okoro is an Olympic bronze medal-winning sprinter, but she's had a life filled with people criticizing her body. How did this happen throughout her career?

Paulo Dybala: 'It is not only people of color that should be fighting racism. We all have to'

Juventus and Argentina star Paulo Dybala tells CNN that he supports players walking off the pitch due to racist incidents in football and says it would be good to show solidarity with protests around the world against racism.

'Uncertainties' surround next year's Olympics, says Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike

In an interview with CNN's Will Ripley, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the Tokyo Olympic Games could signify a victory over the pandemic but admitted that organizers were contending with many uncertainties.

Germany and US leading the way in crucial period for women's football

Arsenal and Dutch football star, Vivianne Miedema, reflects on the effect of Coronavirus on women's football, the fight for equal pay and last year's World Cup in France

Ditching the day job: From the sports desk to UK band Sports Team

Henry Young used to be an aspiring sports journalist with CNN, interviewing Pele and Pep Guardiola, but his other love came calling and he joined a different Sports Team.

Lance Armstrong: The man who 'gained the world but lost his soul'

The disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been the subject of an ESPN documentary entitled "LANCE," which charts his rise and fall. Christina Macfarlane hears from the director, as well as a former friend.

Drew Brees issues apology for 'insensitive' comments

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is facing backlash after saying he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country" during an interview with Yahoo Finance.

Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich is planning to join George Floyd protests

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich says white players should join black teammates' protests against racism and the killing of George Floyd.

NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death

Houston Rockets guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death.

Frances Tiafoe unites tennis stars in protest but feels some people don't want black players to succeed

US tennis star Frances Tiafoe says he feels like some people don't want him to succeed because he's black.

Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, hospitalized after horrific fall

Sky Brown, an 11-year-old British skateboarder, fell from the top of a half pipe while training. Brown hopes to participate in the 2020 Olympics on Great Britain's first skateboarding team.

Daredevil biker Fabio Wibmer swaps mountains for washing machine stunts

Extreme cyclist Fabio Wibmer didn't let the coronavirus lockdown in his native Austria stop him from performing his usual insane stunts - he just moved everything indoors.

As a female footballer it's 'impossible to not be standing for equality,' says Ada Hegerberg

2018 Ballon d'Or Ada Hegerberg talks to Christina Macfarlane about spending lockdown rehabbing her knee, equality for women's football and what anniversary plans she has with her husband.

The extreme parkour team whose death-defying jumps caught the attention of Hollywood

They are Storror, a team of seven athletes taking parkour to a different dimension, who've been to Earth's low points and highest buildings. Even in lockdown, the UK-based athletes have not let coronavirus stand in their way.

English Premier League will resume season on June 17

England Women manager Phil Neville chats with Amanda Davies about the return of the Premier League on June 17, saying that he thinks the return of football will "make so many people happy."

'The cries for peace will rain down' -- Colin Kaepernick among sporting figures to pay tribute to George Floyd

Retired NBA player Stephen Jackson recounts his lifelong friendship with George Floyd, who he says was like a brother to him.

Daniel Ricciardo admits Ferrari discussions before McLaren move

Renault Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo has been living his best life in lockdown on his Australia family farm. Still, Ricciardo can't wait to get back to the grid.

'We'll see where that goes,' says Genie Bouchard of dating in the age of coronavirus

While lockdowns have meant people can't meet in person, dating has taken to the internet, with dates taking place over Zoom rather than in bars or restaurants. That's true for tennis star Genie Bouchard, but all in the name of charity.

Meet the Manchester United fanatic opening a 33,000-piece museum in Finland

The Red Room is a brand new museum dedicated to Manchester United founded by a die-hard Finnish fan from Helsinki.

Sporting royalty set for $10m charity golf match in aid of the coronavirus relief effort

As sports slowly but surely start to return, four legends of their game will tee off in Florida on Sunday, to help make an impact on many of the communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson join forces with NFL greats Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in "The Match: Champions for Charity." CNN's Patrick Snell looks ahead to the event, which due to being made by Turner Sports, will be airing on CNN International.

Liverpool vs. AC Milan: 'Something unreal happened' in 2005 Champions League final

Two-time Champions League winner and former AC Milan goalkeeper Dida tells CNN about the hurt the 2005 Champions League final brought to the Italian squad and reflects on how sweet the 2007 win was.

Former Real Madrid star Esteban Granero is using his AI company to help fight coronavirus in Spain

Former Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero is mostly known for his exploits on the pitch, but is now using his AI company Olocip to help the fight against coronavirus in Spain.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger got a haircut during the pandemic -- and Pennsylvania's governor does not seem pleased

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf criticized Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger after the quarterback posted a video of himself getting a haircut during quarantine. His barber joins CNN's Brianna Keliar to discuss the circumstances surrounding that haircut.

From footballer to Netflix superstar: How Jesus Mosquera became one of Spain's top actors

Jesus Mosquera was a soccer player since he was 12, playing for a number of Spanish teams, including Real Betis' and Athletic Bilbao's B teams. One gym workout changed his life forever.

England cricket great Anderson 'desperate to get out there and play' despite nerves surrounding coronavirus

England cricket great James "Jimmy" Anderson has reservations about the return of sport during the global coronavirus pandemic, but is "desperate to get out there and play."

'No team changes lives like our team.' How cycling's Team Novo Nordisk turned type 1 diabetes into its 'greatest strength'

Team Novo Nordisk, a cycling team made up of riders with type 1 diabetes, has found its greatest strength in what many would perceive a weakness.

Dwayne Johnson says his mind is blown by daughter Simone following him into WWE

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson produced and co-stars as himself in the new film based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige.

Legendary footballer Gary Lineker on his sport returning: 'You cannot play football and social distance'

Christiane speaks with soccer legend Gary Lineker about how the beautiful game could return in the age of coronavirus.

Rob Manfred says he has 'great confidence' MLB will reach an agreement with players

Commissioner Rob Manfred explains what an MLB season during the coronavirus pandemic could look like, and how "devastating" the losses would be if there is no baseball this year.

In lockdown, Olympian Missy Franklin is leaning into lessons from therapy

With the world in quarantine, five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin is using the lessons taught to her by her therapist after the 2016 Rio Olympics to help her mental health in lockdown.

Oscar-winning director Jimmy Chin on fear, risk and finding the edge

Jimmy Chin is an award-winning filmmaker, adventurer and National Geographic photographer. He stumbled upon his passion relatively late but hasn't looked back since.

'I have a lot of regrets.' Tennis champion Naomi Osaka opens up about her crippling shyness

Two-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka tells Christina Macfalane that she is using lockdown to draw more and to learn how to come out of her shell and stop being shy.

Star cyclist Fabian Cancellara creates trophy room ... in his sauna

Two-time Olympic time trial cycling champion Fabian Cancellara chats to Amanda Davies in an Instagram Live and shows her his sauna, which was converted into a part-trophy room.

PlayStation, haircuts, and cooking injuries: Two world champion brothers on life in lockdown

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez talks to Christina Macfarlane about burning himself while cooking pizza and cutting his brother's hair.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

Three-time CrossFit Games champion Tia-Clair Toomey gives you her perfect workout to get those quarantine gains. Get ready to sweat!

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

How would you like to get in shape? We mean really in shape. Four of the best Crossfitters on the planet share some home workouts to keep you in shape despite the lockdown.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

2018 CrossFit Games runner-up Patrick Vellner brings you the perfect workout to get those quarantine gains! Get ready for your legs to burn with his jump squat heavy routine.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

Two-time CrossFit Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir walks you through her quarantine workout to help you stay in shape! Get ready for some down-ups to feel the burn.

These CrossFit workout routines will allow you to train like the fittest athletes on Earth

2019 CrossFit Games runner-up Noah Ohlsen is set to help you make those quarantine gains with his core-crushing workout. Get ready to define those abs!

Zoom calls, donuts and social media challenges: How an Olympic champion is observing Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic

With millions of people facing movement restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Muslims are finding creative ways to break their fast this year.

'I don't want to die,' says UFC boss Dana White as sport gets back to business amid pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, UFC has been attempting to get up and running again. UFC President Dana White speaks to CNN about upcoming fight nights, plans to proceed with a private island to host events and his interactions with President Donald Trump.

Coronavirus pandemic offers 'opportunity for F1 to change,' says Nico Hulkenberg

Nine-year Formula One veteran Nico Hulkenberg believes the enforced break the sport is having to undergo because of the coronavirus pandemic offers the perfect time to make some changes.

Virtual stars of NBA esports league return remotely for exciting new season

The NBA's esports competition, the NBA 2K League, is back for the third year in a row. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 23 teams will compete for the title remotely over six weeks.

Mandy Marquardt: Diabetic Olympic hopeful adapts to training in quarantine

Mandy Marquardt is a professional track cyclist for the US and is training for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics all from home, but Mandy faces an additional challenge: she has diabetes.

Pete Alonso: Mets slugger itching to play but is aware these are 'unprecedented' times

Mets star Pete Alonso is hitting a homerun from home with his new foundation Homers 4 Heroes which aims to support and raise money for those working on the front line against Covid-19

Andy Murray joins Roger Federer in backing ATP and WTA merger

In an exclusive interview, Grand Slam champions Billie Jean King and Andy Murray team-up for the first time to talk merging the men's and women's tours and the impact of Covid-19

Michael Jordan was offered $100 million to appear at an event for two hours. He said no, his agent says

Don Riddell speaks to "The Last Dance" director Jason Hehir and Chicago sports broadcaster Dan Roan about the documentary and what the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls season and Michael Jordan were like.

LeBron James unhappy at suggestion of canceling NBA season

Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca says LeBron James is "consistent with what Adam Silver is trying to do" in response to LeBron's tweet saying no one is talking about games or the NBA season being cancelled.

Verona van de Leur: The star gymnast who reinvented herself as a porn actress

Verona van de Leur was a star in Dutch gymnastics, winning Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in 2002, but things took an unexpected turn as she went to prison and became an adult film performer before becoming an author and public speaker.

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala still COVID-19 positive after six weeks

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has tested positive for the coronavirus for the fourth time in six weeks, a source close to the player has told CNN.

'There is nothing worse than hunger,' says South Africa hero Siya Kolisi of helping townships during lockdown

Rugby World Cup winning captain, Siya Kolisi, returns home to the Township where he grew up to help fight Covid-19. Through the Kolisi Foundation, he and his wife Rachel have been providing food and information to South Africa's poorest communities.

Newcastle United takeover will 'greatly stain' Premier League, says Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée

Sportswashing is a term used to describe corrupt or authoritarian regimes who use sport and sports events to whitewash their image internationally. Saudi Arabia is the latest to be accused of using this practice with the potential purchase of Newcastle United.

Simona Halep's lockdown life: military on the streets, slower pace at home

Two-time grand slam champion Simona Halep has been locked down in her native Romania and has been trying a multitude of activities to try to keep busy.

Roger Federer receives support after urging tennis to unify during the coronavirus crisis

Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray suspects that tennis will be "one of the last sports to get back to normality" and revels in the fact that the lockdown allows him to see his kids grow up.

'He was chosen to be the GOAT.' Why the world loves the Michael Jordan docuseries

Andy Scholes talks to Robin Meade about the release of the long-awaited docuseries on Michael Jordan's last season with the Chicago Bulls, "The Last Dance."

Caeleb Dressel: Even Olympic champions struggle to resist junk food binges during lockdown

With two Olympic golds and 13 World Championship golds, American swimmer Caeleb Dressel is tipped to become the next Michael Phelps. He shows CNN how he trains in lockdown to stay in top shape.

Golf 'lends itself more to social distancing,' says PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan

While sport around the globe has been canceled, the spread-out nature of the golf means that returning on the week of June 8 to 14 -- which has been proposed -- is a realistic option for Jay Monahan.

Meet the 73-year-old 'skipping Sikh' raising money to fight the coronavirus crisis

Meet 73-year-old Rajinder Singh, who is inspiring others to keep fit during the lockdown. He has amassed a large social media following after posting his workouts online.

Donald Trump wants sports back, but some governors are less keen on the idea

The NBA organized a remote, virtual H-O-R-S-E tournament featuring stars, past and present, from the NBA and WNBA. Utah's Mike Conley came out on top after beating Chicago's Zach LaVine.

Taiwan plays ball -- and broadcasts live games to the world

The pandemic cancelled sports around the world, but in Taiwan, which has only seen 6 deaths and less than 400 cases due to its aggressive management of the coronavirus, the professional baseball league started its season.

Grieving Mikaela Shiffrin grateful she saw her father in his final moments

Mikaela Shiffrin had her skiing season halted when her father, Jeff, died unexpectedly in early February. Shiffrin opens up exclusively to CNN Sport and reflects on these life-changing events, plus how she has found solace in singing.

Coronavirus pandemic is 'final wake-up call' for Formula One, says McLaren boss

Motorsport legend Mario Andretti speaks to Patrick Snell about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting his birth country of Italy and one of the sports that brought him fame, Formula One.

Donald Trump wants sports back, but some governors are less keen on the idea

President Trump has spoken about his desire to bring sport back to the US and is holding discussions with sports league reps to bring them back, but state governors and health officials aren't so sure that's the best idea.

To conquer his fear of heights, Marc Hauser jumped into the jet stream

Meet the real-life flying superhero, who also happens to have a fear of heights. Swiss adventurer Marc Hauser is the first person to skydive into the jet stream, according to Guinness World Records.

Paraplegic racing driver Robert Wickens makes return to the track. From his basement

Robert Wickens hopes to race for real again. The IndyCar driver nearly lost his life in a crash in 2018 and announced he was paraplegic. But he's made great strides since and is racing in the INDYCAR IRacing Challenge, a competitive series using virtual simulation.

Climbing the height of Mount Everest from the comfort of your own home

People have been turning their stairs into a virtual Everest in the coronavirus lockdown. British "climbers" arranged to virtually conquer the height of the world's tallest mountain.

Steph Curry made a morale-boosting call to coronavirus nurses

Steph Curry raised the spirits of a group of coronavirus nurses in Oakland, California, when he surprised them with a FaceTime call Tuesday. Shelby Delaney, an ICU nurse at Summit Medical Center, had started wearing Curry's Warriors kit under her scrubs to "summon my inner warrior."

Billie Jean King 'thrilled' tennis center being used as emergency hospital in fight against coronavirus

The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has launched into service in the fight against Covid-19. King tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour she is "thrilled" the center is being used for coronavirus relief.

With play suspended, sports broadcaster turns to life commentary

With virtually all sport on hiatus amid the coronavirus outbreak, one of the world's great connecting "distractions" is simply, gone. But some of the best voices of sport have taken to adding a bit of magic to the mundane and lifting spirits in the process.

With play suspended, sports broadcaster turns to life commentary

2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic speaks to Christina Macfarlane about #tennisathome, his favorite quarantine recipe and the cancellation of Wimbledon 2020.

English Premier League players 'thrown under a PR bus' by clubs, says Gary Lineker

Former Leicester City, Tottenham and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker talks to Richard Quest about the Premier League pay cut debate in the UK.

New England Patriots fly 1.2 million protective masks from China after 'challenging' operation

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks with Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo about his move in bringing 1.2M N95 masks from China to the US using the Patriots plane.

New England Patriots fly 1.2 million protective masks from China after 'challenging' operation

Former New York Knicks star Stephon Marbury is working with a company in China to sell 10 million masks to his hometown at cost instead of a profit. He tells Anderson Cooper why it was important for him to do so.

A fierce critic of Turkey, Enes Kanter has more than just losing the NBA season on his mind

Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert has apologized for his prank following a media conference. Gobert touched every microphone and recorder in front of him in jest after media availability on March 9. At the time, he did not know he had the coronavirus, but has now tested positive as has his Jazz teammate, Donovan Mitchell

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

Chaunté Lowe is a four-time Olympian and American-record holder in the women's indoor and outdoor high jump. Two years ago, she discovered a rice-sized lump in her breast that changed her life forever.

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Prevented from shining on the field, athletes have been taking to social media to share quarantine moments from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

What are organizers up against now the 2020 Olympics have been moved to next year?

The delay in the Tokyo Summer Olympics has presented a logistics nightmare for organizers, athletes and fans. CNN's Will Ripley reports on how the delay could torch Japan's tourism industry.

Katie Ledecky hoping next year's Olympics can be a celebration of 'the entire world coming together'

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky explains her feelings toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As the Olympics grapple with uncertain times, Mallory Weggemann offers powerful example of mental fortitude

Asma Elbadawi calls herself the "Queen of the Ball." The British-Sudanese basketball player and activist fought to allow women to wear the hijab in the sport.

Formula One goes virtual as Bahrain Grand Prix kicks off the season

GIRLGAMER is the world's leading all-female esports competition. With the finals held in Dubai in 2020, the UAE needed a team to compete.

Maracana among Brazilian football stadiums converted into hospitals to treat coronavirus patients

Two hotels run by former Manchester United players Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs will open their doors for free to National Health Service employees to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix postponed because of coronavirus pandemic

If you're struggling for a sports fix then marble racing is the perfect quarantine entertainment. Millions are now watching via social media - and so should you.

Ex-Premier League footballer Peter Whittingham dies at age 35 after fall

Former Cardiff City player Peter Whittingham died nearly two weeks after suffering a head injury in an accidental fall at a pub.

Tom Brady officially signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady has decided to not re-sign with the New England Patriots after 20 seasons and one of the most successful eras in the sport's history.

As well as breaking records 'Queen of Speed' Valerie Thompson is standing up to bullies

While Valerie Thompson will have to wait to attempt to break a world speed record due to coronavirus, the Queen of Speed knows it's only a matter of time before she hits 416mph.

'They invented that I was depressed,' says Pele as Brazil great dismisses health fears

Football legend Pelé tells CNN Brasil that racism in football has been around since his time in the sport and that the modern game is harder than his era.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville opens hotels for free to medical staff fighting coronavirus

UFC President Dana White tells CNN that the impact of coronavirus on sport is "crazy." Still, he's confident that he will eventually put on Khabib vs. Ferguson for the public.

Speculation abounds around Tom Brady's future as NFL free agency approaches

With five Super Bowl titles, three MVPs and four Super Bowl MVP awards, Tom Brady has a lot of people asking: is he the greatest of all time - the GOAT?

NFL draft to proceed, although public events are canceled

With the coronavirus postponing sport across the world, Mesut Ozil, Thibaut Courtois and other footballers have taken the opportunity to compete digitally in various video games.

Lewis Hamilton says it is 'shocking' Australian GP is going ahead as McLaren pulls out

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton tells a press conference that it's "shocking" the sport is in Australia at the moment given the global pandemic of coronavirus.

How do you beat high-flying Liverpool? Watford's Christian Kabasele reveals all

Watford became the first team to beat Liverpool in the Premier League this season and to get some insight into how they did it, Darren Lewis spoke with star defender Christian Kabasele about their blueprint to success.

Formula E is 'literally the future,' says pop star and environment campaigner Ellie Goulding

Singer Ellie Goulding attended the Marrakesh ePrix and spoke to Supercharged where she said Formula E is "more cool" than Formula 1 because of its environmntal aspect.

Daniel Deusser king of LGCT Doha with Killer Queen

Daniel Deusser jumped a perfect and quick round to pip six other riders in the LGCT Doha Grand Prix ride-off to take the crown in Qatar.

'Not the nicest move,' says Megan Rapinoe on timing of US Soccer's equal pay offer

US Women's National Team football star Megan Rapinoe says that the current offer from US Soccer in regards to pay is way off where it needs to be: "actually offer for equal pay, and some considerable damages as well."

Coronavirus forces cancellation of Indian Wells

In the world of men's tennis, who will reign supreme? Is it the Big 3 of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer? Or the young guns: Medvedev, Tsitsipas and Thiem?

Despite coronavirus concerns, Inter Milan president Steven Zhang confident Serie A season will be completed

Inter Milan president Steven Zhang tells Alex Thomas that he believes the club can cope with a possible 23 games in 12 weeks in their bid for the Scudetto and Europa League glory.

The 'Queen' of Cheer reveals how Netflix mega-hit changed her life

Netflix show "Cheer" has changed the way people view college cheerleading. The series follows the lives of young athletes and their iconic coach, Monica Aldama. Race, class, gender and sexuality are themes that lie at the heart of the show.

Despite coronavirus concerns, Inter Milan president Steven Zhang confident Serie A season will be completed

Inter Milan president Steven Zhang talks to Alex Thomas about the coronavirus response from Italy's Serie A and his Instagram posts calling the Serie A president a clown.

Jose Mourinho 'understands' Eric Dier's anger after player climbs into stands to confront fan

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has his say on Eric Dier's charge into the stands to confront an unruly fan.

Cyborg-suited 'Rollerman' is powered by ... roller skates

It's like something out of a sci-fi movie, except this cyborg is on roller skate wheels. The inventor of 'Rollerman' is French designer Jean-Yves Blondeau.

Jurgen Klopp incredulous at coronavirus question following defeat by Chelsea

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tells a press conference that people shouldn't ask him for coronavirus information, they should ask experts and informed people.

Chasing the sun: Racing 1,800 miles by solar power

The World Solar Challenge is a car race from the top to the bottom of Australia fueled only by the power of the sun. The showpiece race was first held in 1987 and is staged every two years.

Flamengo fans find a taste of the Maracana 5,700 miles from home

Supporting a football team is hard. It's full of heartbreak and stressful moments. But for this group of Brazilian fans, it's a way to connect back to home - 5,700 miles away.

Flamengo fans find a taste of the Maracana 5,700 miles from home

Flamengo fans in London talk to CNN Sport about the Rio club's 1981 Continental Cup victory over Liverpool and their hopes for a repeat in the Club World Cup.

Liverpool lose first Premier League game of the season, beaten 3-0 by Watford

Former Egypt international Mido says Jurgen Klopp should take full credit for transforming Liverpool into the best team in Europe.

Formula E leader Mitch Evans says motor sport is in 'unique era of change'

Following his win in the Mexico City ePrix, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans is the Formula E championship leader. Can he maintain his lead in Marrakech?

David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miami's 'long, tough journey'

Inter Miami owner David Beckham reflects on the newly formed club's "long, tough journey" from being announced to its fruition in Major League Soccer.

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang handed eight-year ban

Christina Macfarlane takes a brief look at the history of doping in sport, including what forms of doping have been performed and which sports have suffered from it.

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam singles winner Maria Sharapova is retiring from tennis. The 32-year-old made the announcement in Vanity Fair on February 26.

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Former Bayern Munich and Real Madrid midfielder Hamit Altintop speaks to Alex Thomas about the big 2020 Champions League clash between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Dave Ayres, 42, emergency goaltender and Zamboni driver gets win in NHL debut

Dave Ayres, a 42-year-old goaltender, was victorious in his National Hockey League debut for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Like 'falling off the face of the earth,' says kayaker Dane Jackson after dropping down 134-foot waterfall

Would you kayak down a 134-foot waterfall? Dane Jackson is the first person ever to kayak down the Salto del Maule waterfall in Chile.

Madison Bumgarner reveals he's been competing in rodeos under the alias 'Mason Saunders'

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner admitted to using an alias to compete in team-roping rodeo competitions.

Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in seventh round of WBC heavyweight title rematch

WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury predicted his TKO of Deontay Wilder to CNN's Don Riddell ahead of the rematch of their controversial draw .

How Tyson Fury stunned Deontay Wilder and who is next for the 'Gypsy King'

CNN World Sport's Vince Cellini talks to 2-time welterweight champion Shawn Porter about the epic win, and the future of heavyweight boxing

US President Donald Trump's pronunciation of names of Indian cricket greats lights up social media

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump toured India's Taj Mahal as part of Trump's first state visit to the country. Earlier, Trump addressed a rally of more than 100,000 people alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Modi's hometown of Ahmedabad. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports from New Delhi, India.

Freestyle football sensation Lisa Zimouche is on a mission to nutmeg Beyonce

Lisa Zimouche is taking the football freestyle world by storm one trick at a time. At only 20 years old, the French-Algerian already has millions of football fans from around the globe.

'The car was turning for me': Sam Bird on the race of his life

Envision Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird recalls all the twists and turns of the 2016 Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix - the race of his life.

Woman and three children killed in car fire allegedly started by husband

Rowan Baxter, a former rugby league player, his wife and their three children died after the dad allegedly set their car on fire in Brisbane.

'I'm going to rip his heart out and feed it to him' -- Tyson Fury ahead of rematch with Deontay Wilder

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder sits down with Don Riddell to chat about his humble boxing beginnings, his family and how he once considered suicide.

'I'm going to rip his heart out and feed it to him' -- Tyson Fury ahead of rematch with Deontay Wilder

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder tells Don Riddell he's glad his first fight with Tyson Fury was a draw and looks forward to winning the second bout.

'Movement, vibration, dynamism': The helmet-cam that is revolutionizing Formula E

​Want to know what it feels like to take the wheel of a Formula E race car? Then say hello to Driver's Eye​ - an 8mm camera that gives a unique, through-the-visor view​.

How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey tells CNN about his incredible journey to the top of the European game.

Armand Duplantis breaks his own pole vault world record to justify the hype

Twenty-year-old breakout track and field star Armand Duplantis talks to Patrick Snell about breaking the pole vault world record twice and reflects on starting at age 3.

Soccer icon Ruud Gullit 'disappointed' players didn't 'protect' racially abused star Moussa Marega

Two-time European Cup winner and football icon Ruud Gullit tells Alex Thomas that he's "disappointed that the players didn't back" Porto's Moussa Marega when he was racially abused in a match.

Lewis Hamilton calls for diversity and inclusivity after winning Laureus award

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton highlighted a glitzy and star-studded affair in Berlin at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards.

Teen sensation Erling Braut Håland continues incredible scoring record with another brace

Red Bull Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch tells CNN why Erling Braut Håland is such an incredible talent and why he's a perfect fit for Salzburg.

Manchester City banned from upcoming UEFA competitions

Manchester City has been banned from UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons -- beginning in 2020/21 -- and handed a $32.5 million fine by European football's governing body.

Usain Bolt says he considered coming out of retirement

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt tells Coy Wire that there is no chance he participates in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and also chats about his beloved Manchester United.

Deontay Wilder accuses Anthony Joshua of choosing 'business' over 'entertainment and thrill'

Ahead of his second fight against Tyson Fury, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder slams British heavyweight Anthony Joshua for his display against Andy Ruiz Jr.

'Trump criticism was surreal' -- Sue Bird remembers when Donald Trump targeted girlfriend Megan Rapinoe

WNBA star Sue Bird talks to Don Riddell about her position in women's sport, her partner Megan Rapinoe and the fallout from Rapinoe speaking out about Donald Trump.

Jurgen Klinsmann steps down as Hertha Berlin coach to surprise of Bundesliga club

COPA90 goes to a city that has experienced the highs and lows of humanity from centuries of war and conflict to decades of culture, the only thing Berlin hasn't seen, is a top flight derby in 40 years. Until now.

Pele has become depressed and reclusive, says his son

A London art gallery has dedicated an exhibit to football legend Pele in honor of his 75th birthday. CNN's Isa Soares spoke to him about his legacy and the state of his beloved sport in 2015.

Remote desert powering electric car revolution

Lithium is the key element for rechargeable batteries used in phones and Formula E cars. But where is it farmed and how? The answer lies in Chile.

Fabio Wibmer wows the world with daredevilry on two wheels

Fabio Wibmer is taking the idea of going for a bike ride to a different level. The 24-year-old Austrian has over 4 million YouTube subscribers with his insane tricks in cities and in nature.

Racism in football is 'bubbling up again,' says UK anti-racism head

Sanjay Bhandari, the head of Kick It Out - a leading UK organization that works to tackle discrimination in professional and grassroots football - believes racism in the sport is getting worse.

Patrick Mahomes goes to Disney World and lives his Super Bowl dream

Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes speaks to Don Riddell from Disney World, where he talks about Twitter prophecies and wanting to win more championships.

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