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‘Unbelievable,’ says Marcel Hirscher as he reflects on skiing dominance

‘Unbelievable,’ says Marcel Hirscher as he reflects on skiing dominance

There’s just no stopping “Champion of Champions” Marcel Hirscher. The Austrian skier won his eighth World Cup race of the season on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden on Saturday to push his overall tally to 66 victories on the circuit. Hirscher beat Henrik Kristoffersen and Thomas Fanara in the two-run giant slalom in Switzerland. The 29-year-old…MORE

Australian Open: Nadal, Sharapova hoping for fitness and form

Australian Open: Nadal, Sharapova hoping for fitness and form

The Australian Open hasn’t even started and already Melbourne has produced shock waves with the impending retirement of Andy Murray. Serena Williams bids for a record-tying 24th grand slam two years after she won Down Under while pregnant and Roger Federer seeks three in a row in the men’s draw. But, yes, there’s even more…MORE

Godspeed! Vatican launches official athletics team

Godspeed! Vatican launches official athletics team

The Vatican has set its sights on qualifying for the Olympics, with a track team of up of 60 athletes, including nuns, priests, Swiss Guards, museum workers, carpenters and maintenance workers. The Holy See launched its official athletics team Thursday, after receiving the blessing of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). Its first race takes place…MORE

Tokyo 2020: Japanese Olympic chief investigated for corruption

Tokyo 2020: Japanese Olympic chief investigated for corruption

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda was placed under formal investigation in Paris last month for corruption, a spokeswoman for the Paris Financial Prosecutor told CNN Friday. The investigation relates to the bidding process for the Olympic Games, with reports that a suspect payment of €1.8 million ($2 million) was made…MORE

Andy Murray to retire at Wimbledon, at the latest

Andy Murray to retire at Wimbledon, at the latest

An ailing Andy Murray said he plans to retire at Wimbledon — if he can make it that far. Hindered by a hip injury, Murray made the announcement in an emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open, which starts Monday. The Scot admitted the year’s first major could be his final event, such is…MORE

Renowned sportscaster says NFL teams are racist when it comes to hiring coaches

Renowned sportscaster says NFL teams are racist when it comes to hiring coaches

A Dallas sportscaster is causing a stir for a blistering TV commentary in which he acknowledged his own “white privilege” and slammed the “covert racism” of NFL owners who won’t give talented coaches of color a chance. Dale Hansen of WFAA made his comments in reaction to the Arizona Cardinals’ hiring of head coach Kliff…MORE

Stefan Luitz: Ski racer stripped of victory for oxygen use between runs

Stefan Luitz: Ski racer stripped of victory for oxygen use between runs

His dream moment of a first World Cup skiing victory was dashed after he was caught inhaling oxygen between runs, and now Germany’s Stefan Luitz has had his appeal dismissed by the sport’s governing body. Luitz, 26, beat the great Marcel Hirscher to victory in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek on December 2, but…MORE

Sarah Thomas to become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game

Sarah Thomas to become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game

Sarah Thomas keeps making history. She was the first woman to ever officiate a college football bowl game. Then she became the NFL’s first full-time female official. Now she’s reached another milestone. This weekend, she’ll be the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game. Thomas, now in her fourth season as an official, will…MORE

Enes Kanter: ‘Besides America, I don’t feel safe anywhere in the world’

Enes Kanter: ‘Besides America, I don’t feel safe anywhere in the world’

NBA star Enes Kanter has said he has received “hundreds and hundreds of death threats” almost every day since he announced on Friday that he would not travel to London with the New York Knicks for fear of assassination. A critic of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of his native Turkey, Kanter told CNN’s Hala Gorani…MORE

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Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks Enes Kanter

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks Enes Kanter

Turkey has put in an extradition request and requested an Interpol red notice for the arrest of NBA star Enes Kanter, according to Anadolu, a Turkish state news agency. The report says New York Knicks center Kanter is suspected of being part of a terror organization. According to a Turkish official with knowledge of the…

Kevin Anderson upset by Frances Tiafoe at Australian Open, Roger Federer wins

Kevin Anderson upset by Frances Tiafoe at Australian Open, Roger Federer wins

After engineering the first big upset of the Australian Open, Frances Tiafoe had a celebration to match. He thumped his chest, flashed his right bicep and then pointed to it. “It is kind of an instinct thing,” Tiafoe told reporters after his 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5 win over Kevin Anderson Wednesday. “I hope the crowd…

Tomic takes aim at Hewitt in yet another Australian men’s tennis controversy

Tomic takes aim at Hewitt in yet another Australian men’s tennis controversy

It’s all kicking off in Australian men’s tennis. Again. And no, it isn’t Nick Kyrgios the center of the brouhaha. Rather, it’s another player who has made headlines for the wrong reasons — Bernard Tomic. The once can’t-miss prospect heavily criticized the country’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt following a first-round defeat at the Australian…

Mikaela Shiffrin wins again to continue march towards history

Mikaela Shiffrin wins again to continue march towards history

Her domination has forced the wider sporting world to take notice, and now Mikaela Shiffrin has done it again. The 23-year-old continued her remarkable romp towards a third straight World Cup overall title with a 10th win of the season in a giant slalom in Italy. The American superstar led by more than a second…

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