Category Archives: CNN – Sports

Boxing ‘shooting itself in the foot’, says Dana White

Dana White is a man of many passions. From a love of grocery shopping and Tom Brady, to his hope of a thawing in relations between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was an open book as he spoke to CNN’s Patrick Snell. But White was at his…MORE

Valentino Dixon: How art and golf freed innocent man from life sentence

Caged for a murder he didn’t commit, Valentino Dixon sought solace in art. He loved to draw as a child, and took up sketching again to escape the harsh realities of prison after being handed 39 years to life for the fatal shooting of a man in downtown Buffalo in 1991. Art became Dixon’s salvation,…MORE

‘Enough is enough’: Footballers boycott social media in protest at racist abuse

‘Enough.’ That is the strapline being championed on Friday by professional footballers in England and Wales as they stage a 24-hour boycott of social media platforms, in protest against the lack of action being taken in response to racism. Multiple players have been subjected to abuse this season both from the stands during matches, as…MORE

Li Na: Tennis player wants the movie about her life to inspire women

Li Na may be one of China’s most influential sports stars but at home she is just like most parents, regularly being brought back down to earth by one of her children. The now 37-year-old Li has devoted most of her time to her family and her business career since chronic knee injuries forced Asia’s…MORE

The artist using NBA star James Harden’s beard as inspiration

It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the days of NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain: James Harden scored at least 30 points in 32 straight games this season, the second-longest streak in history. But it wasn’t the shooting guard’s incredible play that inspired Filip Peraic to make Harden the subject of a series of portraits…MORE

Mo Salah: ‘We need to change the way we treat women in our culture’

He is Liverpool’s star man on the pitch, but Mo Salah’s most important work could come in his campaigning for better treatment of women in the Muslim world. Egyptian Salah is one of the world’s top athletes and is well aware of his capacity to bring about change. The 26-year-old is one of TIME 100’s…MORE

Joao Felix: The Benfica teen who is a ‘star already’

At the tender age of just 19, Joao Felix is already breaking records, not to mention attracting admiring glances from Europe’s biggest clubs and comparisons to some of Portugal’s greatest players. The Benfica forward became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League last week as the Portuguese league leaders dismantled Eintracht…MORE

Israel Folau requests hearing following homophobic post

Australian rugby union player Israel Folau has requested a hearing after Rugby Australia issued a breach of contract notice for a homophobic post the fullback made on social media. Folau, a devout Christian who has made 73 appearances for the Wallabies, last week posted on Instagram that “hell awaits” homosexuals. The governing body is now…MORE