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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.

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.

Football fans in Germany chant 'Nazis out' as racist fan is identified and ejected

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

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.

Teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland stuns PSG on Champions League debut for Borussia Dortmund

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.

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.

WNBA star Diana Taurasi credits Kobe Bryant for helping grow women's basketball

WNBA star Diana Taurasi pays tribute to Kobe Bryant and his support of women's basketball.

Daniele de Rossi wears impressive disguise to attend Rome derby

AS Roma and Italy legend Daniele De Rossi hired a makeup artist to disguise him, so that he could attend the Roma vs. Lazio match in the Curva Sud without being recognized.

Rafael Nadal crashes out of Australian Open against Dominic Thiem

Day 10 saw top seed Rafael Nadal fall to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza win and a shock upset in wheelchair tennis.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: The first medical doctor playing in the NFL is in Super Bowl LIV

This doctor has one of the most important jobs in Super Bowl LIV, but he's not part of the team's medical staff. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif plays right guard on the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line.

Rugby League club slammed for signing controversial star Israel Folau

Israel Folau has signed a one-year contract with Super League side Catalans Dragons despite being disgraced for an anti-gay post on social media.

Roger Federer saves seven match points against Tennys Sandgren to reach Australian Open semifinals

Day 9 of the Australian Open brought a protest against Margaret Court, Roger Federer escaping seven match points against Tennys Sandgren and Ash Barty marching on to the semifinals.

Kobe Bryant: Remembering the final game of 'The Black Mamba'

Kobe Bryant wowed fans by scoring 60 points in his farewell game with the Los Angeles Lakers. CNN's Paul Vercammen has more.

Paris' hidden gem for basketball lovers faces ravages of time

Basketball stars hit the streets of the City of Light as part of their trip for the 2020 NBA Paris Game. The Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets will take to the court on January 24 at the AccorHotels Arena.

Roger Federer survives huge scare against John Millman in Australian Open epic

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?

The children's game that's got professional athletes playing and millions watching online

It has been described as one of the oldest and most played sports in history. Chase tag -- played in a 1,550 sq. ft. arena -- has become the latest craze in action sports.

Coco Gauff stuns defending champion Naomi Osaka to reach Australian Open fourth round

Christine Brennan talks to Don Riddell about the rising star of Cori "Coco" Gauff in tennis and the immortal greatness of gymnast Simone Biles.

Basketball star Maya Moore to skip second consecutive WNBA season and 2020 Olympics to focus on criminal justice reform

WNBA superstar Maya Moore is stepping away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and another WNBA season to focus on criminal justice reform.

Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon mock Rafael Nadal routine at Australian Open

Dirty rain delays play, Nick Kyrgios has fun and mocks Rafa Nadal in his win, while Simona Halep marches into the third round in this day 4 wrap of the Australian Open.

Zion Williamson stuns for New Orleans Pelicans in record-breaking NBA debut

Is New Orleans Pelican Zion Williamson the next NBA superstar or will he fail to live up to the insane hype? Don Riddell and Dale Yake look at the former Duke star.

Conor McGregor wins in first UFC match in 15 months

Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was victorious in his first UFC match in over 15 months, with a technical knockout win over American opponent Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The life and times of Conor McGregor -- how social media changed UFC fighter

On Saturday, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone readies for the biggest fight of his career against the UFC's ultimate villain, Conor McGregor, who returns to the octagon after a lengthy hiatus

Liam Broady brands Australian Open email a 'slap in the face' as bushfire smoke continues to hit tournament

Severe thunderstorms are bringing temporary relief, along with new risks, to Australia that has been ravaged by historic bushfires. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

'The body and brain is the limit, not the car': How it feels to drive the world's quickest Porsche

CNN Supercharged Nicki Shields sees the revolutionary Porsche 919 hybrid on a tour of the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

10 young athletes to watch in 2020

2020 brings a plethora of action and thrills for sports fans, including Euro 2020, the Olympics and the Paralympic Games. Here are some of the athletes to watch this year.

From destroyed Amazonian rainforests to the Himalayas, Extreme E is 'future of off-road racing'

Extreme E is a brand-new, all-electric SUV racing series. Spectators will be brought to some of the most secluded areas of the world, including the Himalayas and the Amazon.

Formula E boss hopes racing series will 'accelerate' adoption of electric vehicles

New CEO Jamie Reigle believes the electric racing series plays a vital role in making motorsport greener as a whole and helping the wider world change.

Will Leicester be the first team to beat Liverpool in the Premier League?

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho reacts to the racist incidents plaguing football by saying that the sport needs help, but so does society.

Barcelona remains best paid sports team, Ronaldo's Juventus up to third

From winning the World Cup to becoming a cultural icon to winning the 2019 Ballon d'Or, US soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe has had a year for the ages.

Soccer racism is 'vile' and must be confronted, UK Prime Minister's office says

CNN Sport contributor Darren Lewis speaks about the racist incidents that plague the Premier League and English football and the weak responses authorities have to these acts.

'Three-nil against Liverpool': Flamengo fans dream of history repeating itself

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.

'Black Pete' tradition emboldens racism, says Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum

Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum tells Darren Lewis that he doesn't "stand behind" the use of Black Pete - a highly controversial Dutch Christmas character - in his home country.

Formula E is not a threat, says Formula 1 boss Chase Carey

Some detractors thought it would be nothing more than a flash in the pan, while others labeled it a gimmick -- but Formula E's remarkable growth and popularity is proof that the sport is here to stay.

Mike Pompeo backs Arsenal star Mesut Ozil in China row over Muslim Uyghur minority

Mesut Ozil has found himself at the center of a sporting and geopolitical row after a tweet in which he took aim at China for its dealings with the Muslim Uyghur minority in the northwest Xinjiang province.

Macho vegans: The documentary that's changing the script on plant-based diets

It was never his intention to polarise global opinion. Back in 2013, when the former MMA and special forces combat trainer James Wilks purchased a second hand camera off Craigslist, he simply wanted to document his road to recovery from two injured knees.

Italian soccer anti-racism monkey artwork condemned as 'outrage'

An Italian football anti-racism initiative featuring paintings of monkeys has received widespread criticism after its release. The sport in Italy has been blighted by racist abuse this season, and the artwork commissioned by Serie A was designed to stop fans directing monkey chants at players.

Hit by a bullet, boxer Terence Crawford vowed to change his life

WBO welterweight champion and pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford talks to Patrick Snell about competing at Madison Square Garden in NYC and fighting against the "Mean Machine."

Sonny Bill Williams: 'We've been taught to be embarrassed of Islam'

New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams reflects on his Islamic faith and how he felt compelled to speak out after the terror attacks in Christchurch.

Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors were 'wiped out' after NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows all about the highs of the Dubs, but 2019 has seen some lows following championship years. Kerr says though that better times are around the corner.

Football and food banks: How UK soccer fans are helping tackle society's 'gaping wound'

Across the UK, voters are questioning long-held political allegiances and thinking of voting for the other side. But these changes cut in all directions -- a mixture of disillusionment and fervent views on Brexit pushing locals to question long-held political loyalties. CNN's Matthew Chance reports from two of the most marginal seats in the country.

Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors were 'wiped out' after NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is a big Liverpool FC fan and - in particular - of Mo Salah and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.

Dog bites, kidney infections and 335 laps of a car park -- how an ex-banker ran a marathon in every country

Nick Butter is an endurance athlete who embarked on a journey to run a marathon in all 196 countries in the world to fight prostate cancer.

As he scaled world's 14 highest peaks, Nepalese climber shocked by climate change effects

There are 14 8,000m peaks in the world -- "death zone" mountains. Nirmal 'Nims' Purja. set a world record by climbing them all in six months and six days.

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang hopes the 'power of sport can unite us'

US Presidential candidate Andrew Yang shoots hoops with Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins and talks about healthcare and politics in the US.

FIFA and UEFA 'may as well have stood in stands' with racists, says ex-England star

Former England star Les Ferdinand believes football authorities need to improve diversity at the top to create meaningful change in the sport.

Acrobatic daredevils perform on world's largest trampoline

The acrobatic basketball team Dunking Devils are back​ with a new stunt - jumping off a trampoline suspended 100 ft in the air.

FIFA and UEFA 'may as well have stood in stands' with racists, says ex-England star

Queens Park Rangers' Director of Football Les Ferdinand has criticized FIFA and UEFA for the lack of punishments handed out for incidents of racist abuse.

Tiger Woods says his kids don't talk about his Masters win

Don Riddell sits down with 15-time major winner Tiger Woods to talk about his career renaissance in 2019 and what comes next on the golf course.

Tiger Woods says his kids don't talk about his Masters win

Don Riddell takes a look at the success of 15-time major winner Tiger Woods on the international stage ahead of his captaincy at the Presidents Cup.

Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum credits Klopp for developing his game

Georginio Wijnaldum has praised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for transforming the way he plays.

How Shaun Wright-Phillips wanted both teams to win when Manchester City won the Premier League

Don Riddell sits down with Shaun Wright Phillips who reflects back on one of the most memorable moments in the Premier League - the day Manchester City defeated Queens Park Rangers to win the title.

Tiger Woods says his kids don't talk about his Masters win

He's been in the headlines for nearly all of his golfing career, but 15-time major champion Tiger Woods says he doesn't like fame and publicity.

Tiger Woods says his kids don't talk about his Masters win

Tiger Woods won his 15th major title at the Masters earlier this year, but seven months on he tells CNN's Don Riddell that his children hardly every talk about it.

Lewis Hamilton 'redefining' Formula One

Formula One broadcaster Will Buston speaks to Amanda Davies about Lewis Hamilton's F1 legacy following a season where he clinched his sixth driver's championship.

'I haven't got any friends on the track': Charles Leclerc on turbulent season for Ferrari

Ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc talks to Amanda Davies about his debut season with Ferrari and his relationship with teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Arsenal sack manager Unai Emery after disastrous run of form

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is the bookmakers' favorite to replace Unai Emery, who was sacked after 18 months in charge of Arsenal.

Flames' coach apology for racial slur is insincere, former NHL player says

Former NHL player Akim Aliu said Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters' apology for his racist remarks is "misleading" and "concerning."

David Duckenfield found not guilty of manslaughter in deaths of 95 football fans in Hillsborough disaster

Former police superintendent David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter in the deaths of 95 Liverpool supporters in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster.

Lionel Messi's life narrated by John Malkovich in new Barcelona documentary

Manchester City, Juventus, Sunderland and, now, FC Barcelona. The Spanish giant is the latest football team to join the documentary craze with "Matchday" -- an eight episode look at their 2018/19 season.

Jerry Jones declares he's a 'Jason Garrett man' following speculation over coach's future

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, off the back of a disappointing loss to the New England Patriots, gives his backing to Jason Garrett.

Flames coach Bill Peters admits to using a racial slur against a player and apologizes

Ice hockey coach Bill Peters is apologizing after a former player accused him of using a racial slur against him a decade ago.

Blind climber Jesse Dufton pushing boundaries after leading 449-foot climb

Climbing the 449-foot high Old Man of Hoy sea stack, in the Orkney archipelago off the north coast of Scotland is difficult enough, so imagine trying to do it with less than 1% of your vision.

'Another fight and I could go blind': The boxing great retiring over fears she could lose her sight

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams is one of the pioneers of women's boxing in the UK. Her sudden retirement following a promising pro career was surprising, but she's still inspiring many.

Georginio Wijnaldum is ready to walk off pitch if subjected to racist abuse

Liverpool and Holland star Georginio Wijnaldum tells CNN he will walk off the field if he suffers racist abuse, even if it means leaving the pitch during a Champions League or Euro final.

Jesse Marsch: 'I don't just want to be some American guy trying to coach'

Red Bull Salzburg head coach talks to Alex Thomas about his viral team talk, Salzburg's season and Erling Braut Haland's incredible potential.

How Son Heung-Min 'Sonsation' gripped South Korea

In South Korea, almost no one is revered more than Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min. We follow fans and journalists from the Asian country to find out what he's such a megastar.

Shanghai Swans rally to win $7 million GCL Super Cup

Daniel Deusser, Peder Fredricson and Pius Schwizer led the Shanghai Swans to a glorious GCL Super Cup win in a dramatic $7 million final.

'Magic' Ben Maher wins $1.4 million Super Grand Prix

Ben Maher and his horse Explosion W closed out a season for the ages by taking the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix in Prague to complete his hat-trick of titles in 2019.

Spaniard John Rahm wins Race to Dubai title to pocket $5 million

Golf's season-ending DP World Tour Championship takes place at Dubai's Jumeirah Golf Estates, but how did the course get built in the middle of the desert?

Sportsmen commit upper lips to charity for Movember

It's the time of year when men around the world commit their upper lips to help make a positive change, including athletes: Movember.

Qatar 2022: Professor defends stadium cooling method

The Al Janoub Stadium one of the first stadiums completed for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 40,000-seat Al Janoub features new air-cooling technology to combat Qatar's notorious temperatures.

Germany's 'Big Four' compete for the first time in motorsport history

For the first time in motorsport history, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi and BMW will compete against each other in the same single-seater championship.

Qatar World Cup coverage has been unfair, says 2022 chief executive

The chief executive of Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizing committee says the country has been surprised by the "severity" of the criticism it has received since winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

Three years on, Colin Kaepernick remains in limbo

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked out in front of representatives from several NFL teams in Riverdale, Georgia. Andy Scholes caught up with Kaepernick's agent, Jeff Nalley, to break down the roller coaster day.

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Greek sensation prepared to overcome 'pain' to break Big Three's dominance

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes to use his 2019 ATP Finals win as a springboard to breaking the Big Three;s grand slam dominance in 2020.

Sonny Bill Williams hoping to 'open doors' with rugby league switch

He's one of New Zealand's most famous sporting sons, but Sonny Bill Williams believes his move into rugby league in Canada could help "open doors" to a generation of young players.

NBA celebrates Gorgui Dieng's charity work in native Senegal

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng was given a philanthropy award by the NBA for his charity to his home country of Senegal. It's the latest example of athletes giving to charity.

Andy Murray targets Australian Open after bouncing back from 'rough year'

Three-time grand slam winner Andy Murray said that he felt like he was "coming through the end of the bad bit and entering exciting times" and was looking forward to the 2020 season.

Sam Kerr: Chelsea wins race to land Australian soccer star

Former New Zealand international Rebecca Smith talks to Amanda Davies about the fight for equal pay in women's football.

Estudiantes reopens stadium with flaming lion hologram

Argentinian soccer team Estudiantes de la Plata re-opened their stadium with a holographic lion to prowl the pitch. But they're only the latest to use holograms, from esports to concerts.

Tiger Woods set for 'eye-opening' captain's role at Presidents Cup

Fifteen-time major winner and Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods explains to Don Riddell why he chose himself as a wildcard pick and discusses his golf routine as a veteran.

Springboks' victory parade brings joy across South Africa

CNN's David McKenzie explains the significance of South Africa's Rugby World Cup win as the team travels round the country with the trophy.

KSI and Logan Paul box smart in 'fight to legitimize' YouTubers

The two YouTubers face off in a professional boxing match at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 9 in a rematch of their 2018 fight in Manchester which ended in a draw.

Meet the Paralympic swimmer changing perceptions of disability

Théo Curin has been on a mission to change the way people look at disability. Now a world class swimmer, the teenager is looking to expand his portfolio.

Verona handed partial stadium ban over racist abuse towards Mario Balotelli

Lokomotiv Moscow and Portugal midfielder Joao Mario speaks to Alex Thomas about racism in football and his relationship with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lewis Hamilton 'could go on until he's 40,' says dad Anthony

Lewis Hamilton's dad, Anthony, believes his son can keep racing in Formula One for another six years as he bids to eclipse Michael Schumacher's all-time record.

South Africa stuns England to win Rugby World Cup and inspire a nation

South Africa has captured the Rugby World Cup championship with a stunning 32-12 win over England. CNN's Christina Macfarlane reports.

Rugby World Cup final win would mean so much to South Africa, says coach Rassie Erasmus

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus, speaking to CNN ahead of the Rugby World Cup final, reflects on captain Siya Kolisi's influence on the team.

MotoGP has a problem. Can 20-year-old Fabio Quartararo solve it?

Don Riddell speaks with MotoGP expert Jonathan Hawkins about the 2019 season: continued domination of Marc Marquez, rising star Fabio Quartararo and comparing to Formula One.

80 minutes from glory: Can South Africa upset favorites England?

Both Bryan Habana and Jonny Wilkinson know what it's like to win the World Cup. CNN sits down with the South Africa and England legends to find out about the RWC final.

Stephen Strasburg named World Series MVP after dominant postseason

The Washington Nationals have clinched their first World Series title after defeating the host Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

This footballer was racially abused by a fan ... then banned for six matches

Last season, Linford Harris, a footballer in England's amateur leagues, was banned for six matches despite being the victim of alleged racist abuse.

Vlatko Andonovski: New USWNT coach feels weight of expectation

New US Women's National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski speaks to Don Riddell after his appointment to take over the World Cup winners from Jill Ellis.

World Series: Astros look to snap road-team win streak in Game 6

Hooray for booing! Trump joins the ranks of politicians getting roundly booed. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the best boos.

Age is just a number when it comes to playing rugby in Japan

The Rugby World Cup has seen rugby fever sweep across Japan as a whole new generation of Japanese rugby fans have been inspired by the incredible exploits of the country's national team, the Brave Blossoms.

Wilfried Zaha says he's ready to walk off the pitch if he's racially abused

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham speaks to Darren Lewis about the racist abuse he received following a penalty miss in the UEFA Super Cup.

Naomi Osaka: 'I want to leave some sort of legacy'

Ahead of the 2019 WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, two-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka reflects on her rollercoaster season with Open Court.

Shaquille O'Neal's sister dies of cancer; his co-hosts pay tribute

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal's sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, has died after a three-year cancer battle. She was 40 years old. His co-commentators on TNT's "Inside the NBA" delivered a touching tribute about O'Neal and his family.

WTA Finals: Top eight women compete for record $14 million pot

The 2019 WTA Finals in Shenzhen will offer the largest ever prize purse in tennis history, with an undefeated winner taking home close to $5 million.

The surprising experience of a Tokyo baseball game

Coy Wire visits Tokyo's Jingu Stadium to take in a traditional baseball game in Japan.

Michael Phelps on doping: One failed test and you should never be allowed to compete again

The Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps spoke to CNN World Sport's Don Riddell about his work with water conservation, as well as discussing his career and family.

All Blacks wary of 'hungry animal' ahead of World Cup semi with England

Ahead of his side's World Cup semifinal with England, the All Blacks' head coach spoke to CNN's Christina Macfarlane.

She lost her arm in a shark attack, but surfer Bethany Hamilton is living 'an unstoppable life'

At the age of 13, pro surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her arm to a shark while out on the water. Since then, she has become a trailblazer in women's surfing, she spoke to CNN about the new documentary focusing on her life

Houston Astros fire executive Brandon Taubman over outburst at reporters

The Houston Astros announced that Brandon Taubman, the Astros' assistant general manager, was fired for his postgame outburst aimed at female reporters following the team's American League Championship Series victory.

Washington Nationals beat heavily favored Astros in Game 1 of World Series

The Washington Nationals' participation in the World Series is a landmark moment for the city of DC, Christine Brennan tells Don Riddell.

RugbyX: 'Rock-and-roll' five-a-side rugby seeking to capitalize on Rugby World Cup success

As the eyes of the rugby world focus on the Rugby World Cup final, six teams will go head-to-head in the UK in RugbyX, rugby's answer to big-hitting, short-form cricket.

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dies aged 40 through euthanasia

The gold medalist at London 2012 lived with a degenerative spinal condition that caused her constant pain and made sleeping very difficult.

Willie Brown, Hall of Famer for the Oakland Raiders, dies

Longtime Oakland Raiders defensive back and Hall of Famer Willie Brown has died at 78, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Concussion in football: Temporary substitutions could be on the way

The IFAB is meeting to discuss rule changes, including assessing concussions. The Board is discussing introducing temporary substitutions in football.

Andy Murray 'never expected' to win titles so soon after career-saving hip surgery

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray says he "never expected" to be winning titles so soon after recovering from a second hip surgery in as many years.

All Blacks reach Rugby World Cup semifinals with seven-try demolition of Ireland

New Zealand raised the bar once again at this Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match by booking its place in the semifinals with a seven-try, 46-14 mauling of Ireland.

Wilfried Zaha says he's ready to walk off the pitch if he's racially abused

With racism in football in the spotlight, we asked players past and present at the recent Best of Africa Awards whether it's time for players to take matters in their own hands and walk off if they suffer racist abuse.

Roger Federer wants to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Roger Federer reflects on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics -- where he has a shot at winning his first gold medal -- and gets quizzed on his rugby knowledge.

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day died four days after he was knocked out during a fight with Charles Conwell in Chicago.

Game 4 of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees has been postponed because of rain

CNN's Jennifer Gray explains what defines a storm as a nor'easter -- and it's not as simple as the storm hitting the Northeast.

48 hours in Paris among racing's beautiful people

Ahead of the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe CNN spoke to Frankie Dettori and John Gosden about what makes the British thoroughbred so special.

Bulgaria football chief resigns after England players suffer racist abuse

Darren Lewis tells says that the lack of black leaders in the Bulgaria FA and UEFA is a large reason for the racism in the Bulgaria v England Euro qualifier.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge smashes two-hour marathon barrier

World-record holder Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna, Austria.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge smashes two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has successfully completed the first ever marathon under two hours in the Austrian capital of Vienna, two years since he fell 25 seconds short.

Valtteri Bottas 'not distracted' despite Japanese GP schedule change

Valtteri Bottas discusses his qualifying goal in Suzuka and risks of Typhoon Hagibis with Amanda Davis.

CNN anchor shut down for asking question about the NBA's standoff with China

CNN Sports Correspondent Christina Macfarlane was shut down at a press conference when she asked Houston Rockets players how they feel about speaking out on social issues in the future.

Iraq dreams of World Cup as soccer finally comes home

The author and journalist James Montague is a Middle East football expert. He spoke to CNN World Sport's Don Riddell about why it's taken so long for Iraq to get back home, as well as Iranian women being able to officially enter a football stadium for the first time in decades

Pride at stake for both China and NBA over $4 billion fallout

China's censorship laws are decisive and broad, and they include everything from Winnie the Pooh to the NBA.

Swiss climbs 1,800-foot vertical rock face in record time... without a safety rope

Swiss climber Dani Arnold set a new climbing speed record at the Cima Grand in Italy - free soloing the peak in 46 minutes and 30 seconds.

Could London become a permanent home for the NFL?

Ahead of the NFL's 12th International Series in London, CNN heads to Tottenham's NFL-ready stadium to find out all the quirks and intricacies to the venue.

Japanese superfan turns body into canvas for World Cup

Hiroshi Moriyama, more commonly known as Bak-san, has tasked himself with wearing the jerseys of all 20 Rugby World Cup teams -- in paint.

Noah Lyles steps up to be Usain Bolt's heir apparent with 200m gold

One of the biggest storylines from the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar have been the small crowds watching the action unfold.

'They feel they can win': George Gregan on Japan's World Cup hopes

Former Wallabies captain and Rugby World Cup winner George Gregan reflects on the current tournament in Japan and the success he enjoyed with Australia.

Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix just broke one of Usain Bolt's world records

US track and field star Allyson Felix spoke with CNN's Coy Wire as she looks to add to her 6 career Olympic medals.

Rugby World Cup: Scotland sets up thrilling pool finale with win over Samoa

Former Wales captain Sam Warburton says his country's Rugby World Cup campaign would be considered a success if the team reaches the final.

'They need the cool factor': Tony Hawk on skateboarding at Tokyo 2020

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk talks to Patrick Snell about the cultural and philosophical of the sport.

Ben Maher living New York dream with second overall LGCT title

The 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour came to a dramatic finish with Ben Maher repeating as Champion of Champions and the London Knights winning the GCL.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crowned the fastest woman in the world ... not that many fans saw it

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was crowned the fastest woman in the world for the fourth time as she took the 100m world title in Doha in front of a half-empty stadium.

The world's first transgender professional boxer is now the face of Everlast

Patricio Manuel, who became the first transgender boxer to fight professionally in 2018, has been chosen as the face of the Everlast brand.

Women's marathon to go ahead at World Championships despite heat fears ... at midnight

Amanda Davies reports from the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha to preview the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

230 days, 27 countries, 20,093km: duo cycle from London to Tokyo for Rugby World Cup

Covering over 12,000 miles, or 20,000 kilometers, across 27 countries, the pair took seven months cycling to Japan for the Rugby World Cup

Vietnam Grand Prix organizers made to feel like part of Formula One 'family'

Kristie Lu Stout sits down with the CEO of the Hanoi F1 GP ahead of Vietnam's first GP in 2020.

Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid's legacy

The legacy of apartheid in South Africa has kept some black rugby fans away from stadiums but the Gwijo squad hope to change that

Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia's most punishing race

Sideways Singapore is a vintage Vespa tour company and an official F1 partner which offers tours along the F1 route and beyond.

'I don't see this as a personal issue,' says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

Sebastian Coe speaks to CNN regarding the issues that surround Caster Semenya's athletics career

'The biggest show in town' -- how rugby united a divided Ireland

Ireland captain Rory Best and former Ulster player Darren Cave reflect on what it means for Irish rugby to compete as a united team.

How football "art" helped Lille return to the big time

LOSC Lille returns to action in the Champions League group stages against Ajax for the first time in seven years.

Prince Harry praises gay rugby star forced to disclose HIV status

Prince Harry showed support for Gareth Thomas after the Welsh rugby star was forced to disclose his HIV-positive status.

Former NASCAR champ Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash

Nine-time NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik died while piloting a single-seat Aerolite 103 plane out of an airport in New England.

Mo Salah on women's rights in the Middle East and the Amr Warda controversy

Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Salah joins Becky Anderson for an exclusive interview about women's rights in the Middle East and the Amr Warda controversy.

Jessica Springsteen clinches her biggest career win in Saint-Tropez

Showjumper Jessica Springsteen delighted the French crowds as she clinched her first LGCT Grand Prix title in Saint-Tropez.

Joao Felix: Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons 'unfair' says Benfica boss

Portuguese giant Benfica is one of the best teams at producing talent in football. Their academy has churned out Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix among others.

Real Madrid: The world's most valuable club now has a women's team

Real Madrid will officially have a women's team after agreeing to buy recently promoted CD Tacón.

Manchester United players 'at best staying still, but most of all regressing,' says Michael Owen

Former England international Micheal Owen shares his thoughts on Manchester United and the Premier League season ahead.

Lille and the making of Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe

Former teammate José Fonte and LOSC Lille CEO Marc Ingla speak to CNN about what makes the Ivorian winger so special.

Why this ancient land is the spiritual home of Irish horse racing

The Longines Irish Champions Weekend is a spectacular two-day event, featuring 17 races at two legendary Irish racecourses.

Meet the investment banker who tuned up two US Open finalists

18-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal comes from a sporting family and it's shaped his life and how he plays the game.

FIFA must act after death of Iran's 'Blue Girl,' says activist

Iranian football activist Maryam Shojaei urges FIFA to end the ban on female football fans being allowed to watch games in Iran, following the death of Sahar Khodayari.

Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test before he raced in the Kentucky Derby, report says

Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for drugs weeks before he won the Kentucky Derby in 2018, according to the New York Times.

Famed hip-hop photographer highlights soccer's black culture

Mel D. Cole is one of the most accomplished hip-hop photographers in the world but recently he has been applying his unique perspective to some of football's biggest stars.

Ben Maher's Roman love story continues

Ben Maher leaped to victory in Rome at the 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix , while the Prague Lions won in the GCL.

Antonio Brown signs with Patriots hours after being released by the Raiders

Wide receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots hours after his release from the Oakland Raiders.

Bianca Andreescu: How a fake check inspired the US Open champion

CNN's Don Riddell goes one-on-one with US Open winner Bianca Andreescu after she defeated Serena Williams.

Chris Duncan formerly of St. Louis Cardinals dies at 38, team says

Chris Duncan, former outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, has passed away from brain cancer. In 2006, he helped his team win the World Series.

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams to win her first US Open and grand slam title

Serena Williams fell short in her quest for her 24th major title after losing to Bianca Andreescu in the US Open.

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov not looking for McGregor rematch

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov talks to Becky Anderson about his fight against Dustin Poirier and his rivalry with Conor McGregor.

Stephanie Frappart: 'I didn't think about breaking barriers or making history, only doing my job'

FIFA referee Stéphanie Frappart tells CNN what it was like refereeing the UEFA Super Cup, becoming the first woman to referee a top European football final

'Details make a big difference': Olivier Philippaerts on secrets of his success

Belgian Olivier Philippaerts comes from a great showjumping family, so he really knows what it takes to succeed on the biggest stage.

Can anyone stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? 2019 NFL season preview with former player Coy Wire

The 2019 NFL season will be the 100th season of the National Football League. Coy Wire takes a look at the century-old league.

Austrian ski racing great Marcel Hirscher retires

Austrian ski racing great Marcel Hirscher has retired at the age of 30, after winning a record eighth consecutive World Cup overall season title in 2019.

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert killed in crash at Belgian Grand Prix

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert has died after a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has confirmed. The Frenchman's car was hit at high speed at Spa-Francorchamps.

Three-year NFL vet reveals he is bisexual

If Russell plays again in the NFL during the regular season, he will become the first to do so while publicly identifying as LGBTQ.

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour Championship and pockets $15m prize

Fresh off victory at the 2019 Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy spoke to Patrick Snell about the new scoring system, his win and what to expect next year.

Kyrgios on Nadal: 'We wouldn't go to the pub for a drink'

Roger Federer is not planning to retire any time soon, but he knows he wants to go out on his own terms.

Cori 'Coco' Gauff can be grand slam champion if she stays hungry, says Li Na

15-year-old tennis prodigy Cori 'Coco' Gauff, the youngest woman ever to qualify for the draw at Wimbledon, was knocked out in the Round of 16.

Naomi Osaka: Tennis star takes on the CNN quickfire challenge

Two-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka knows how to face a big-time tennis match, but can she see off CNN's quirky quickfire challenge?

Arsenal look to avenge last season's humiliating Anfield defeat against Liverpool

Liverpool superstar forward Mo Salah answers all of the hottest questions: favorite TV show? Favorite musician? Goal or assist? Funniest teammate?

'We're not stuck in our ways,' says PGA Tour commissioner on slow play

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan talks to CNN's Patrick Snell about the state of the Tour and the slow play controversy.

Can anyone stop Juventus' march to a ninth successive title?

After eight straight Serie A titles, Juventus has hired Maurizio Sarri who will be looking to make it nine along with the elusive Champions League.

Report: MLB warns players that sexual performance enhancing drugs may contain prohibited ingredients

Former MLB stars Luis Castillo and Octavio Dotel have been implicated in a major Dominican Republic drug ring

Wingsuit wonder Anton 'Squeezer' Andersson reaches new daredevil limits

Meet the 25-year-old Swedish superman who claims he broke two Guinness World Records for wingsuit piloting in a single day - Anton "Squeezer" Andersson.

Can anyone stop Juventus' march to a ninth successive title?

Italian football experts Mina Rzouki and James Horncastle discuss the upcoming Italian league season.

USWNT star Carli Lloyd drills a 55-yard field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice

World Cup champion Carli Lloyd impressed Hall of Fame NFL scout Gil Brandt when she drilled a 55-yard field goal at Eagles training camp.

A daredevil broke a 24-year cycling speed record, hitting 174 miles per hour

A British man has broken a cycling speed record, hurtling down a runway at over 174 miles per hour (280 km/h) on a custom-made bike in what he called the "biggest rush you'll ever experience."

Mohamed Salah is 'happy at Liverpool'; less so with the Egyptian FA

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah tells Becky Anderson about the difficulties the Egypt team has with their FA, including at the AFCON.

Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown, a 40-year-old quarterback who had retired and was going to be an analyst with ESPN this season, agreed to contract terms with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced. CNN's Coy Wire reports.

Watch Nate Diaz's UFC comeback this weekend. The Little League and NASCAR also aren't to be missed

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier spoke to CNN's Patrick Snell about his upcoming title fight against Stipe Miocic and his ongoing fued with Jon Jones

'Have a game plan': Martin Fuchs on the secrets of his success

2019 LGCT Cascais Grand Prix winner Martin Fuchs tells CNN about what makes him successful in the Global Champions Tour

Serena Williams pulls out of Cincinnati Masters with back injury

19-year-old Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu comforted legendary athlete Serena Williams when she had to forfeit due to an injury during the Roger Cup tennis finals.

Jay-Z's Roc Nation and NFL join forces for music and social justice

Jay-Z's entertainment company Roc Nation is teaming up with the NFL to consult on entertainment and the league's new social justice campaign.

Mohamed Salah's message to Pep Guardiola: The Champions League is football's 'biggest competition'

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah talks to Becky Anderson about LFC's Champions League win, Pep Guardiola's "luck" comments and the squad's future.

Dutch delight as Van der Vleuten wins LGCT Valkenswaard

Showjumper Maikel van der Vleuten delighted the Dutch crowds as he clinched a home victory at the 2019 LGCT Grand Prix in Valkenswaard.

Katelyn Ohashi: 'I felt alone,' says gymnast after her perfect 10 went viral

Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi tells CNN about her viral performance and the importance of hydration for athletes.

If you build it ... White Sox and Yankees to play at 'Field of Dreams' movie site in Iowa

The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees will play a special game on the baseball diamond originally built for the iconic 1980s movie "Field of Dreams."

Romelu Lukaku set to join Inter Milan on transfer deadline day

VAR is set to debut in the upcoming 19/20 Premier League season, former referee Neil Swarbrick has had his say on the technology

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