Zverev stuns Djokovic to win World Tour Finals

Djokovic had looked destined to become the first man since Zverev’s coach, Ivan Lendl, in 1986 to win the World Tour Finals or its predecessors without dropping a set, such has been his glittering form at the O2 Arena and in the second half of 2018 in general. The newly returned world No. 1 hadn’t…

Aldyr Schlee: Creator of Brazil’s distinctive yellow jersey dies at the age of 83

“It’s our unit, our business card for the world,” said the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) in its obituary for Schlee, who passed away on Thursday. “We lost the idealizer of ‘Amarelinha,’ as it was affectionately known by the Brazilian fans,” added the CBF statement. “At the age of 83, Aldyr Schlee left us, but his…

Alex Thomson’s nap proves costly in Route du Rhum race

Then he overslept. Thomson — who like many sailors sleeps in 20-minute bursts throughout the day — had forgotten to charge his shockwave watch, specially designed to release an electric shock to wake him up. Instead, the 44-year-old from Gosport, England awoke to the thud of a damaged stern, bow and foil on the starboard…

Daniela Ryf: Meet the four-time Ironman world champion

Not once, but twice. “I tried to convince myself that it didn’t happen but obviously I could feel it very quickly. It felt like having fire under my arms,” Daniela Ryf told CNN Sport. The searing pain before even starting the grueling event — in which athletes take on a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike…

Fred Couples: Ex-Masters champion on Augusta and ‘special Arnold Palmer

The 59-year-old former world No.1 won the Masters in 1992 and still regularly appears high on its traditional white leaderboards in what has virtually become his second home. With a loose, but powerful action, Couples was known as “Boom boom” in his heyday, but now leans on the experience of 33 appearances in the iconic…

Premier League fans criticize ‘hugely unpopular’ $6.4M payout to CEO

Richard Scudamore is about to step down as the boss of the English Premier League, but the 59-year-old will be getting a $6.4 million “golden handshake.” The payment will be sourced from the league’s 20 clubs and spread over the next three years as Scudamore continues to be an adviser for the Premier League. “It…

Fred Couples: Ex-Masters champion on Augusta and ‘special Arnold Palmer

The 59-year-old former world No.1 won the Masters in 1992 and still regularly appears high on its traditional white leaderboards in what has virtually become his second home. With a loose, but powerful action, Couples was known as “Boom boom” in his heyday, but now leans on the experience of 33 appearances in the iconic…

Olivier Giroud: ‘Impossible to be openly homosexual in football’

The Chelsea star, speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro, said it is an “understatement” to say the sport is not ready to accept an openly gay player. “When I saw the German Thomas Hitzlsperger come out in 2014, it was very emotional,” he said. “That was when I said to myself it’s impossible to display…

Premier League fans criticize ‘hugely unpopular’ $6.4M payout to CEO

Richard Scudamore is about to step down as the boss of the English Premier League, but the 59-year-old will be getting a $6.4 million “golden handshake.” The payment will be sourced from the league’s 20 clubs and spread over the next three years as Scudamore continues to be an adviser for the Premier League. “It…

Olivier Giroud: ‘Impossible to be openly homosexual in football’

The Chelsea star, speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro, said it is an “understatement” to say the sport is not ready to accept an openly gay player. “When I saw the German Thomas Hitzlsperger come out in 2014, it was very emotional,” he said. “That was when I said to myself it’s impossible to display…