Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

How horse racing was Queen Elizabeth II’s enduring passion

CNN — Who can forget the Queen’s reaction at Royal Ascot in 2013 when her racehorse, Estimate, won the prestigious Gold Cup? It was a rare moment when her public front slipped as the then 87-year-old – with all the enthusiasm of a young girl – watched on from the Royal Box and urged her … Read more

Roger Federer, a genius who made tennis look effortless

CNN — We are living through a period where the expected has surprised. In life, there is always an ending. Always. We know this. We anticipate this. We try to prepare for this. But when the passage of time forces a chapter to inevitably close, the reality of it all still stuns like a thunderbolt. … Read more

Phoenix Suns vice chairman Jahm Najafi calls on team owner Robert Sarver to resign

CNN — In an open letter to Phoenix Suns employees and players on Thursday, team vice chairman Jahm Najafi has called on team owner Robert Sarver to resign. In the letter, obtained by CNN, Najafi said: “I cannot in good judgment sit back and allow our children and future generations of fans to think that … Read more

Deshaun Watson: NFL, NFLPA reach settlement to suspend Cleveland Browns QB for 11 games, $5 million fine

CNN — The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for 11 regular season games without pay and fine him $5 million after he was accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women. Watson will undergo “a professional evaluation by behavioral experts and will follow … Read more

NFL suspends Miami Dolphins owner and strips team of draft picks in tampering and tanking probe

CNN — The NFL stripped the Miami Dolphins of two draft picks and suspended and fined owner Stephen Ross after a probe into allegations of tampering and tanking found that his team had impermissible contact with star quarterback Tom Brady and the agent of former Saints coach Sean Payton. The investigation, led by former US … Read more

LIV Golf: Donald Trump tells golfers to join controversial tour and ‘take the money now’

CNN — Former US President Donald Trump told golfers that they should join the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and “take the money now,” as the breakaway series prepares for its next event at Trump National Golf Bedminster, New Jersey, from July 29- 31. “All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very … Read more

Fernando Alonso: ‘Damaging week’ for F1 says former world champion

CNN — It has been another tumultuous week in Formula One. Former driver Nelson Piquet apologized Wednesday for his racial slur aimed at Lewis Hamilton and said his comments had no racist intent. Piquet used a Brazilian Portuguese racial slur to describe seven-time champion Hamilton when addressing a high-speed collision involving Hamilton and Max Verstappen … Read more