The head of the US anti-doping agency called the Russia sports ban a 'weak punishment'
The head of the US anti-doping agency called the Russia sports ban a 'weak punishment'

By Alaa Elassar, CNN Russia has been banned from competing in major international sporting competitions including the Olympics and World Cup for four years, but the head of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) believes the...

34 mins ago
Serena Williams' smashed racket from the US Open sells for $20,910
Serena Williams' smashed racket from the US Open sells for $20,910

By George Ramsay, CNN Serena Williams' smashed racket from her infamous US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka has been sold for $20,910 at a New Jersey auction.

4 hrs 49 mins ago
Dog bites, kidney infections and 335 laps of a car park -- how an ex-banker ran a marathon in every country
Dog bites, kidney infections and 335 laps of a car park -- how an ex-banker ran a marathon in every country

By George Ramsay, CNN Close to 17,000 runners took part in this year's Athens Marathon, but no one had undertaken a journey to the start line quite like Nick Butter.

9 hrs 19 mins ago
Russia banned from 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup over doping scandal
Russia banned from 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup over doping scandal

By Ben Church & Ben Morse, CNN The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions -- notably the Olympics and the World Cup -- for four years over doping...

10 hrs 34 mins ago
Patrick Reed penalized for rules breach at Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge
Patrick Reed penalized for rules breach at Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN Former Masters champion Patrick Reed was penalized two strokes for appearing to deliberately improve his lie in a bunker during the third round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

December 7th, 9:20 AM EST
Anthony Joshua wins rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia 'Clash on the Dunes'
Anthony Joshua wins rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia 'Clash on the Dunes'

By Amir Vera, CNN Anthony Joshua reclaimed the WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles from Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia's "Clash on the Dunes" on Saturday night.

December 7th, 5:35 PM EST
Man arrested after racist incident mars Manchester derby
Man arrested after racist incident mars Manchester derby

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN A 41-year-old man has been arrested over an alleged incident of racist abuse by a Manchester City fan during the derby match against crosstown rival Manchester United Saturday.

December 7th, 3:35 PM EST
Borussia Monchengladbach beats Bayern Munich to lead Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach beats Bayern Munich to lead Bundesliga

null Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich suffered late heartache as league leader Borussia Monchengladbach secured a 2-1 win in injury time to stay top.

December 7th, 12:20 PM EST
Dual Olympic champion Ester Ledecka wins first World Cup skiing race
Dual Olympic champion Ester Ledecka wins first World Cup skiing race

By Rob Hodgetts, CNN She stunned the world with gold medals in two different sports at the Winter Olympics, but now Ester Ledecka has clinched her first World Cup ski racing title.

December 7th, 11:05 AM EST
Players pictured under controversial 'Black Friday' headline embrace
Players pictured under controversial 'Black Friday' headline embrace

By Rob Hodgetts CNN The two black soccer stars pictured on the front page of an Italian newspaper under the headline "Black Friday" embraced on the pitch after Friday's clash between their teams.

December 7th, 7:35 AM EST
Caroline Wozniacki to retire after the Australian Open
Caroline Wozniacki to retire after the Australian Open

By Jill Martin, CNN Caroline Wozniacki has announced her plans to retire from professional tennis.

December 6th, 10:50 AM EST
Democratic candidate Andrew Yang hopes the 'power of sport can unite us'
Democratic candidate Andrew Yang hopes the 'power of sport can unite us'

By Don Riddell, CNN In the United States these days, it's sometimes hard to say anything without offending someone.

December 6th, 10:20 AM EST
As he scaled world's 14 highest peaks, Nepalese climber shocked by climate change effects
As he scaled world's 14 highest peaks, Nepalese climber shocked by climate change effects

By Ben Morse and Celine Ramseyer, for CNN A former special forces soldier has taken the notion that "records are meant to be broken" to a whole new level.

December 5th, 3:34 AM EST
Italian newspaper accuses critics of 'lynching' after headline race row
Italian newspaper accuses critics of 'lynching' after headline race row

By Ben Church, CNN Corriere dello Sport has accused critics of "lynching" the newspaper in a staunch defense of its "Black Friday" front page.

December 6th, 5:49 AM EST
Acrobatic daredevils perform on world's largest trampoline
Acrobatic daredevils perform on world's largest trampoline

Video produced by Celine Ramseyer, for CNN Acrobatic basketball team the Dunking Devils are no strangers to risk-taking stunts, as their latest exploit proves.

December 6th, 5:34 AM EST
Boxing's 'Clash on the Dunes' overshadowed by 'sportswashing' concerns
Boxing's 'Clash on the Dunes' overshadowed by 'sportswashing' concerns

By Ben Morse, for CNN In the 1970s, the "Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila" -- two legendary boxing bouts involving Muhammad Ali -- helped define the sport's heavyweight division.

December 6th, 5:04 AM EST
Former sportscaster who accused NBA coach Luke Walton of sexual assault drops lawsuit
Former sportscaster who accused NBA coach Luke Walton of sexual assault drops lawsuit

By Dakin Andone, CNN Former sports reporter Kelli Tennant has dropped a lawsuit that accused NBA coach Luke Walton of the Sacramento Kings of sexual assault.

December 5th, 1:04 PM EST
Cardiff to appeal over $6.65 million fee for Emiliano Sala
Cardiff to appeal over $6.65 million fee for Emiliano Sala

By James Masters, CNN The dispute between Cardiff City and Nantes took a new twist Thursday after the Welsh club appealed against the decision ordering it to pay six million euros ($6.65 million) for Emiliano Sala, the...

December 5th, 12:34 PM EST
'Black Friday': Italian newspaper sparks race row with front page
'Black Friday': Italian newspaper sparks race row with front page

By Ben Church, CNN Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport has defended its front page which previews a soccer game with the headline "Black Friday."

December 5th, 6:34 AM EST
FIFA and UEFA 'may as well have stood in stands' with racists, says ex-England star
FIFA and UEFA 'may as well have stood in stands' with racists, says ex-England star

By Matias Grez, Darren Lewis and Zayn Nabbi, CNN Many thought the racist abuse suffered by England's footballers in Bulgaria might be a watershed moment for the sport.

December 5th, 9:49 AM EST
Bushfire smoke wreaks havoc at Australian golf tournament
Bushfire smoke wreaks havoc at Australian golf tournament

By George Ramsay, CNN Bushfire smoke swamping a golf tournament in Australia forced one player to don a face mask and another to complain of burning eyes and coughing fits.

December 5th, 7:49 AM EST
Jose Mourinho humbled on return to Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho humbled on return to Old Trafford

By Daniel Gallan, CNN Jose Mourinho's return to Old Trafford on Wednesday was anything but special. The former Manchester United boss was humbled as his Spurs side succumbed 2-1 with two goals from Marcus Rashford...

December 5th, 10:04 AM EST
Stunning images from horse racing's photographer of the year
Stunning images from horse racing's photographer of the year

By Ben Church, CNN With man and beast straining every sinew against a backdrop of stunning scenery, it's no wonder the sport of kings lends itself to incredible photography.

December 5th, 5:34 AM EST
Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis' 2019 wrap
Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis' 2019 wrap

By Ravi Ubha, CNN The year in tennis came and went with familiar faces such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic adding to their grand slam hauls and newcomers such as Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu breaking through.

December 5th, 2:49 AM EST
Israel Folau feels 'vindicated' after Rugby Australia apology
Israel Folau feels 'vindicated' after Rugby Australia apology

By Ben Morse, for CNN Rugby star Israel Folau says he feels "vindicated" following Rugby Australia's apology after he was dismissed for an anti-gay post on social media.

December 4th, 6:18 AM EST
How Shaun Wright-Phillips wanted both teams to win when Manchester City won the Premier League
How Shaun Wright-Phillips wanted both teams to win when Manchester City won the Premier League

By Ben Morse and Don Riddell, CNN These days the holy grail for Manchester City is arguably winning the Champions League for the first time in its history.

December 4th, 5:03 AM EST
Blind climber Jesse Dufton pushing boundaries after leading 449-foot climb
Blind climber Jesse Dufton pushing boundaries after leading 449-foot climb

By Ben Morse, for CNNVideo produced by Celine Ramseyer Climbing a huge rock tower above crashing waves off a remote Scottish island is difficult enough, but imagine trying to do it if you're blind.

November 28th, 4:46 AM EST
Lionel Messi wins sixth Ballon d'Or, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi wins sixth Ballon d'Or, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo

By Ben Church, CNN Lionel Messi clinched his sixth Ballon d'Or award on Monday after yet another scintillating season for the Argentine.

December 3rd, 5:48 AM EST
Boris Johnson encouraging racism in football? Yes, says UEFA president
Boris Johnson encouraging racism in football? Yes, says UEFA president

By Ravi Ubha, CNN Already trying to hold off his political rivals a week before the UK's general election, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced criticism from one of the leading officials in European football for...

December 3rd, 5:18 AM EST
Roger Federer gets own Swiss coin...and you can buy it
Roger Federer gets own Swiss coin...and you can buy it

By Ravi Ubha, CNN Looking for a Christmas gift for a Roger Federer fan? Your search might have come to an end.

December 3rd, 8:33 AM EST