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

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

Brett Favre’s texts included in lawsuit over misspent Mississippi welfare funds

CNN — Text messages released as part of a civil lawsuit related to misspent welfare funds in Mississippi allegedly show former Gov. Phil Bryant worked to help NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre obtain funds to build a volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi. “Just left Brett Farve (sic). Can we help … Read more

Tom Brady says he is ‘close to the end’ as he continues to hint at retirement

CNN — Tom Brady remarked on his latest podcast appearance that he is “close to the end” of his NFL career as he continued to hint at his retirement. Brady, now 45 years old, has had a tumultuous offseason, retiring in February only to later reverse that decision. In the midst of August’s training camp, … 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

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