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Matt Kuchar says he'll apologize to caddie and pay remainder of the $50,000 he requested

By Ralph Ellis, CNN Earlier this week, pro golfer Matt Kuchar defended the $5,000 he paid his fill-in caddie after winning $1,296,000 at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, his first PGA tournament victory in four years. More>>

Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow

By Jill Martin, CNN An upstart US professional football league reportedly had talks with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but it appears that former 49ers quarterback wanted more money than the league was willing... More>>

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

By Jill Martin, CNN Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid -- who drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem when the two were San Francisco 49ers teammates -- have settled their collusion grievance cases against the... More>>

Marcel Hirscher bags silver as Henrik Kristoffersen wins world title

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN He's trailed in the wake of Marcel Hirscher for most of his career, but Henrik Kristoffersen got the better of his great rival with victory in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Sweden. More>>

North and South Korea want to unify teams for Tokyo 2020

null North and South Korea have requested that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allows some teams from the two countries to unify for next year's summer Olympics in Tokyo. More>>

Emiliano Sala's body returns to Argentina ahead of funeral

By Ben Church, CNN Emiliano Sala's body has been returned to Argentina Friday ahead of the football player's funeral at the weekend. More>>

Rugby World Cup: Remembering the shock of the century

By George Ramsay, CNN With time almost up on the clock, Japan rolled the dice on England's south coast. More>>

Winx: The 'Usain Bolt' of horse racing prepares to defend unbeaten streak

By Ben Church, CNN Anticipation has been building in Australia as wonder horse Winx prepares to take center stage yet again. More>>

Sam Bird ready to soar in Mexico City after dream start to season

By James Masters, CNN Sam Bird says he's still pinching himself ahead of this weekend's Mexico City E-Prix after his stunning start to the season propelled him to the top of the drivers' standings. More>>

Mikaela Shiffrin pipped to gold as Petra Vlhova wins giant slalom title

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN She's beaten her nearest rival for most of the season, but US skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin came up short behind Petra Vlhova in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Sweden. More>>

Appie Nouri: 'You never know how good he could have been,' says Danny Blind

By Nick Friend and Sean Coppack, CNN "You never know [how good he could have been]," says a visibly emotional Danny Blind, Ajax's former manager and the head of its academy, as he remembers the impact Abdelhak Nouri... More>>

Matt Kuchar defends controversial payment to stand-in caddie

null The relationship between golfer and caddie is one of sport's most delicate balancing acts. More>>

US soccer club defends decision to offer contract to player who served jail time for sex with minor

By Matias Grez, CNN A US soccer club is defending its decision to reward a footballer with a new contract, despite the player serving 45 days in jail for having sex with an underage girl. More>>

Shannon Gabriel apologizes for 'do you like boys' comment

By Nick Friend, for CNN West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has apologized for asking England captain Joe Root if he liked boys during his team's Test defeat to England in St Lucia. More>>

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers. More>>

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend P.K. Subban arranges G.O.A.T. tribute

By Nick Friend, for CNN The last eight days have proven typically eventful in the life and times of Lindsey Vonn. More>>

Shannon Gabriel given four-match ban for alleged homophobic comment

By James Masters. CNN West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for four one-day international matches after making an alleged homophobic comment during his team's Test match defeat by England. More>>

Kylian Mbappe: PSG's new figurehead?

Analysis by Nick Friend, for CNN Beforehand all the talk had been of how much Paris Saint-Germain would miss Brazilian superstar Neymar for their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United. More>>

From Cruyff to de Ligt: The evolution of Ajax's $500 million football factory

By Sean Coppack and Eoghan Macguire, CNN Former Ajax player and coach Danny Blind sits down in the club's boardroom and begins to reel off some of the most prominent players to have contributed to its success over the... More>>

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

null Quiet night in or big night out? Heels or sneakers? Olympic gold or an overall World Cup title? More>>

Nico Rosberg: How gas-guzzling F1 champion turned into an eco warrior

By Matt Majendie, for CNN The irony is not lost on Nico Rosberg that he has gone from the excesses of Formula 1's gas guzzling to effectively become an eco warrior. More>>

Hakeem al-Araibi case shows limits of football as a PR tool for repressive regimes

Analysis by Euan McKirdy, CNN Hakeem al-Araibi's 76-day prison ordeal ended Tuesday when the former Bahrain international footballer was flown from Thailand to Australia, where he has refugee status. More>>

Gordon Banks: England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper dies aged 81

By James Masters, CNN Gordon Banks, one of the world's most famous goalkeepers, passed away Tuesday at the age of 81. More>>

Meet the 'Horse Barber' creating spectacular equine designs

By Ben Church, CNN By combining her two passions, Melody Hames produces some of the most unexpected and spectacular designs in the equine world. More>>

Matthijs de Ligt: Ajax's latest homegrown hero

By Nick Friend and Sean Coppack, CNN There are few football clubs like Ajax. There are even fewer, perhaps, with as clear a pathway between academy and greatness. More>>

'There is nothing wrong with being gay,' says England cricket captain Joe Root during on-field confrontation

By James Masters, CNN England cricket captain Joe Root said West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel may have said something he "might regret" in an on-field incident on Monday. More>>

Naomi Osaka splits with coach Sascha Bajin weeks after Australian Open win

By Nick Friend, CNN Naomi Osaka has enjoyed a year of rare success -- ascending from world No.72 to top of the rankings with a pair of grand slam titles to boot. More>>

British horse racing resumes after equine flu outbreak

null Horse racing is set to resume in Britain after an outbreak of equine flu stopped the sport for six days. More>>

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives in Australia after Bahrain extradition case dropped

By Euan McKirdy, CNN Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has landed in Australia, after spending two months in a Thai jail fighting extradition to his birth nation of Bahrain. More>>

Rikako Ikee: Japan's swim star diagnosed with leukemia

By James Masters, CNN Rikako Ikee, one of Japan's most talented swimmers and a contender for multiple medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia. More>>

Hakeem Al-Araibi walks free after Bahrain drops extradition request

By Kocha Olarn and Helen Regan, CNN Hakeem Al-Araibi, the refugee footballer detained in Thailand, was freed from prison Monday after Bahrain announced an unexpected decision to drop its extradition case. More>>

Six Nations: 'Supreme' England targets in-form Wales

By George Ramsay, CNN A year after enduring its worst ever set of results in a Six Nations championship, England has started the 2019 tournament at a canter. More>>

How Johan Cruyff and Ajax thought 'outside the box' to reach the top

By Nick Friend and Sean Coppack, CNN If it is true that no individual is bigger than any club, then perhaps Johan Cruyff comes closest to challenging the old cliché. More>>

Neymar absence could be 'big problem' for PSG, warns Gianluigi Buffon

By Becky Anderson and James Masters, CNN Gianluigi Buffon fears the absence of Paris Saint-Germain's mercurial playmaker Neymar could prove a "big problem" when the French club takes on Manchester United in the... More>>

Lindsey Vonn makes history by winning downhill bronze in final race

By Aimee Lewis, CNN Lindsey Vonn was never going to slip quietly into the sunset. More>>

Emiliano Sala: Fans detained after 'mocking' death with airplane gestures during game

By Rob Picheta, CNN Two Southampton fans have been detained by police after apparently mocking the death of Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala, during a match between the two teams on Saturday. More>>

Aksel Lund Svindal: 0.02 seconds from glory -- Norwegian second in his final downhill race

By Aimee Lewis, CNN In the final race of his career, Aksel Lund Svindal made sure his last downhill was a knee-knocking thriller. More>>

A fire at the training ground of the Brazilian football club Flamengo leaves 10 dead

By Matias Grez and Aleks Klosok, CNN Ten young football players were killed and three others were hurt when a fire broke out at a training center of Brazilian football club Flamengo, authorities said. More>>

As Emiliano Sala's family grieves his transfer provides glimpse into football's 'arms race'

By John Sinnott and Matias Grez, CNN A Facebook photograph shows a black dog sitting in a house, looking toward a clump of trees as the sun starts to set. It's a picture that leaves a sense of a dog waiting patiently... More>>

Bruised, hurt and 'feeling really bad' but Lindsey Vonn is set for last race

By Aimee Lewis, CNN Lindsey Vonn waved and blew kisses to an appreciative crowd Friday after completing the downhill run of the Alpine combined at skiing's World Championships, savoring every moment as her glorious... More>>

Emiliano Sala's body identified as family pays tribute to footballer

By James Masters, CNN The family of Emiliano Sala has paid tribute to the footballer after police confirmed it was his body that was pulled from the wreckage of a missing airplane in the English Channel. More>>

Skiing World Championships: 5 talking points for Sweden showpiece

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN It's ski racing's biggest event outside the Olympics and comes with the cachet of a world title to wear with pride for the next two years. More>>

Horse racing calendar 2019: Schedule and results

null Equine excellence and fashion elegance combine to make the international racing circuit a hotbed of glitz, glamor and sporting action. More>>

From slums to sevens, Kenya's rugby Lionesses defy odds

By George Ramsay and Christina Macfarlane, CNN The Kibera slum outside Nairobi seems an unlikely place to find an international athlete, but for Kenya rugby sevens star Diana Awino it's the place she calls home. More>>

Ski chief apologizes for praising dictatorships

By Jack Guy, CNN Gian Franco Kasper, head of the world skiing body, has rowed back on recent comments about how "everything is easier in dictatorships." More>>

Emiliano Sala body identified from wreckage

By Sebastian Shukla, CNN The body of missing footballer Emiliano Sala has been identified, Dorset Police have confirmed More>>

When sports and politics collide -- what happened when North and South Korea unified on the ice

By Aimee Lewis, CNN On the opening night of the 2018 Winter Olympics, journalists and photographers from around the world assembled in a large cabin in the shadow of the Kwandong Hockey Centre. Some sipped tea, having... More>>

Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame baseball player who was first black manager in MLB, dies at 83

By Steve Almasy, CNN Frank Robinson, the feared slugger who became the first black manager in major league baseball, died Thursday at 83, according to Major League Baseball. More>>

Equine flu outbreak stops British horse racing

null An outbreak of equine flu has led to the cancellation of all horse races in Britain until February 13 at the earliest. More>>

Bryce Bennett: US men's skiing's great big hope

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN At first glance his 6 feet 7 inch frame might appear aerodynamically inconvenient for the slopes, but American downhiller Bryce Bennett is defying the forces of gravity in spearheading the US fight... More>>

Ian McKinley: The Italian rugby player who overcame a burst eye

By Alan Dymock, for CNN When Ian McKinley came off the bench for Italy in the opening game of the 2019 Six Nations, the image of a test rugby player in goggles was an arresting one. More>>

Emiliano Sala: UK air investigators recover a body from plane wreckage

By Aimee Lewis and James Masters, CNN A body was recovered from the wreckage of a plane found in the English Channel during the search for Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala and the plane's pilot, authorities said... More>>

Barcelona rescue draw against Real Madrid in Copa del Rey first leg

By Matias Grez The second leg of Real Madrid and Barcelona's Copa del Rey semifinal remains finely poised after the two sides played out a thrilling draw at the Camp Nou. More>>

Mhlengi Gwala: A gruesome chainsaw attack, to dreams of Paralympic gold

By Michelle Cohan, CNN Before the sun has shone its morning light on KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Mhlengi Gwala has biked 65 kilometers and run at least five along its beautiful coast. More>>

Mohamed Salah: West Ham investigates alleged Islamophobic abuse against Liverpool star

By Ben Morse and James Masters, CNN English Premier League club West Ham has launched an investigation after social media footage emerged showing alleged Islamophobic abuse being hurled at Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. More>>

Al-Araibi imprisonment: Australia cancels Thailand training camp

By Nick Friend, CNN The Australian Football Federation (FFA) has canceled a proposed training camp in Thailand for its Under-23 men's national team in a show of support for Hakeem Al-Araibi, the refugee footballer who... More>>

Morocco in the fast lane with world's largest concentrated solar farm

By Nicki Shields and James Masters, CNN It's not just on the track that Morocco is aiming to become a world leader in renewable energy. More>>

A star is born: Future looks bright for newborn foal with superstar parents

null With so much pressure and expectation, being born to superstar parents mustn't be easy -- but that hasn't stopped the horse racing world from getting very excited about a baby boy. More>>

Ester Ledecka: The snowboarder who stunned the ski world

By Nick Friend and Christina Macfarlane, CNN Life as a double Olympic champion comes with its perks. More>>

Lindsey Vonn crashes in penultimate race as Mikaela Shiffrin wins world title

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN It was supposed to be a happy farewell, but Lindsey Vonn crashed in her opening race at skiing's World Championships as compatriot Mikaela Shiffrin triumphed in Sweden. More>>

Wayne Rooney: 'I can still play in the Premier League'

By Glen Levy and James Masters, CNN Wayne Rooney may be starring stateside at the moment but the former Manchester United man has no doubts he could still cut it in the English Premier League. More>>

Barcelona challenge to prove ultimate test of Real Madrid resurgence

By Matias Grez, CNN For all the talk of Real Madrid's season being in crisis, Los Blancos are now just three games away from securing a major trophy. More>>

'You go into your own soul': Frankie Dettori on riding world's top horses

By Ben Church, CNN Thousands of races won across the globe and millions earned in prize money -- but champion jockey Frankie Dettori still gets nervous. More>>

Emiliano Sala: Body seen in wreckage in search for missing footballer

By Aimee Lewis, CNN A body has been seen in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala, the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has said. More>>

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