Category Archives: CNN – Sports

NBA draft 2019: Zion Williamson era set to begin

Zion Williamson going No. 1 to the New Orleans Pelicans may be all but certain, but the NBA draft still has the potential to be a roller coaster ride. It would be crazy if New Orleans doesn’t take Williamson as the No. 1 overall pick Thursday in New York. It’s also assumed the the Memphis…MORE

African female footballers face uphill battle to play a ‘man’s game’

Football in Africa is a game some people believe should only be played by men. To avoid parental disapproval, some women have to sneak out of their homes just to play. Players are trolled for their gender, and let’s not even mention the gender pay gap. Thousands of miles away from that grassroots reality, there…MORE

Hope Solo says ‘we need to talk’ about VAR as penalty decision costs Scotland

Hope Solo wants to talk about VAR — and when one of the game’s greatest goalkeepers speaks, it’s worth listening. Former US star Solo was left frustrated by watching Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander being penalized by the video assistant referee after her dramatic penalty save during her team’s game with Argentina Wednesday. Alexander appeared to…MORE

Global Champions Tour: Top spot up for grabs in Cascais

The pack looks set for a healthy shuffle as the Longines Global Champions Tour descends on the Portuguese beach resort of Cascais for leg nine this weekend. The elite show jumping series is nearing the halfway stage of the 20-stop tour with Daniel Deusser at the top of the leaderboard, but the German rider will…MORE

Women’s World Cup: Goalkeepers and VAR taking center stage in France

Talking to the BBC at half-time with his side 1-0 up, England coach Phil Neville said that his team was facing the best goalkeeper at the Women’s World Cup. The evidence over 90 minutes to back up the Englishman’s claim was compelling. Japan may have ultimately fallen to a 2-0 defeat to England in its…MORE

Royal Ascot: A day in the life

Royal Ascot may be known for its glitz and glamor but plenty of work goes on behind the scenes to make it such a spectacle. From the race stewards with decades of experience to the specialized fashion team who maintain the event’s strictest of dress codes, the annual race week is full of people working…MORE

Luis Enrique resigns as coach of Spanish national team

Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique resigned from his post, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Wednesday. “Luis Enrique has informed us that he will not continue as manager,” the Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales said. “I have to thank you. We don’t have the slightest reproach. We’ve been united with him. He will…MORE

Pat Vellner aiming to overthrow ‘CrossFit King’ Mat Fraser

For the last three years, no one has come close to challenging CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser. Not only has Fraser won every competition he’s entered, he has also dominated the field, with ever increasing margins. However, if there’s one man who is capable of dethroning Fraser, it could well be Canadian Patrick Vellner. The…MORE

Question of the Day

June 20

Q: About 20% of people say they always have one of these in their car… A: Lucky charm

June 19

Q: Researchers say kids will learn another language better and faster if they do this as well… A: Learn an instrument

June 18

Q: Researchers say dogs really love it when we do this to them… A: Smile at them