Novak Djokovic into Wimbledon third round after scintillating performance

CNN — Novak Djokovic was in blistering form as he swept aside Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets – 6-1 6-4 6-2 – on Wednesday to progress into the third round at Wimbledon. The Serb, aiming for a fourth straight Wimbledon crown, barely had to break a sweat on Center Court as he dominated his Australian … Read more

Eight medical professionals charged with homicide in Diego Maradona’s death will go to trial

CNN — An Argentine judge ruled on Wednesday that eight medical professionals charged with “simple homicide” in the death of football legend Diego Maradona will go to oral trial, according to court documents seen by CNN. The date of the trial has not yet been set. Maradona died aged 60 from heart failure in November … Read more

Steph Curry’s 2022 NBA title puts him on basketball’s Mt. Rushmore

CNN — Down 2-1, with the Boston crowd howling and baying, Stephen Curry painted his Mona Lisa. Like Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, it was comprehended of soft strokes of the finest details and, in the end, was beautiful. Curry’s legacy as one of the sport’s greats has long been cemented, but he’s never been one … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rape case against soccer star dismissed due to ‘misconduct’ by plaintiff’s attorney

CNN — The federal civil case alleging that Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo raped a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 was dismissed on Friday. Judge Jennifer Dorsey accepted the recommendation of a federal magistrate, saying that an attorney for accusing Kathryn Mayorga engaged in misconduct so severe that it would be … Read more

Ukraine’s hopes of reaching this year’s World Cup end with defeat against Wales

Cardiff City Stadium, Wales CNN — It is on occasions such as this that sport’s significance and insignificance are highlighted in equal measure. Ukraine has failed to qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup, football’s most prestigious tournament, after a 1-0 defeat to Wales, but when your country is at war it doesn’t really matter. … Read more

French Open 2022: Rafael Nadal advances to semifinals after defeating Novak Djokovic

CNN — Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal beat longtime rival and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros early Wednesday to advance to the semifinals at the French Open. The 59th installment of the storied rivalry between the two all-time tennis greats was another thriller, with Nadal winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4). The quarterfinal match, … Read more

DOJ declines for third time charges against former FBI agents who botched Nassar case

Washington CNN — The Justice Department won’t bring charges against two former FBI agents accused of mishandling the sex abuse inquiry of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the third time prosecutors have reached that conclusion. In a Thursday statement, the department said that the latest decision to decline prosecution of the agents came “after … Read more

Blinken speaks with Brittney Griner’s wife as WNBA star’s imprisonment in Russia continues

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to the wife of detained American Brittney Griner on Saturday as the WNBA star’s imprisonment in Russia continues. According to a senior State Department official, the top US diplomat told Cherelle Griner that her wife’s release is a top priority for the department and … Read more

Katie Taylor defeats Amanda Serrano in first boxing match headlined by two women at Madison Square Garden

CNN — Ireland’s Katie Taylor defeated Puerto Rico’s Amanda Serrano Saturday night in the first boxing match headlined by two women at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Taylor, who won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics, stays undefeated and improves her career record to 21-0 and six knockouts. The 35-year-old also successfully defended her … Read more