‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ connects a complex history to the present | CNN

CNN  —  Adding to Ken Burns’ legacy of classy historical fare for PBS, “The U.S. and the Holocaust” is documentary filmmaking with a purpose, a three-night production that directly links undercurrents of American society that influenced the decades featured to lingering strains of White supremacy and anti-Semitism. It’s fascinating as history, but sobering as current … Read more

Phil Mickelson, 10 other LIV golfers file antitrust lawsuit against PGA Tour | CNN

CNN  —  Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson and 10 other golfers on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday to challenge their suspensions by the PGA Tour. Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones, who are three of the 11 golfers listed on the lawsuit, are seeking a temporary restraining order … Read more

Arthur Ashe: US sport’s greatest Black icon? | CNN

Story highlights Arthur Ashe won three grand slam titles First African American to achieve feat of winning a slam Died aged 49 in 1993 of AIDS related illness from an infected blood transfusion Stadium court at Flushing Meadows named in his honor Editor’s Note: The new CNN Film “Citizen Ashe” explores the enduring legacy of … Read more

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon due to Achilles injury | CNN

CNN  —  Naomi Osaka will not compete at Wimbledon later this month, with the four-time tennis grand slam champion citing an Achilles injury. Having posted a video on Twitter of herself rehabbing her Achilles on an underwater treadmill last week, on Saturday the 24-year-old was placed on the tournament’s withdraw list with a “leg injury.” … Read more

Charl Schwartzel wins inaugural LIV Golf individual competition and $4 million prize | CNN

CNN  —  South African Charl Schwartzel won the inaugural individual stroke-play competition of the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series on Saturday. With the victory, Schwartzel earned $4 million for the three-round, 54-hole event. The 37-year-old shot 7-under at the Centurion Golf Club outside London, finishing one stroke clear of Hennie du Plessis. Schwartzel’s four-man … Read more

Brittney Griner is receiving written correspondence from friends and family while she’s detained in Russia, her agent says | CNN

CNN  —  Brittney Griner has been able to receive written correspondence from friends and family during her detention in Russia, where she has been held for over 100 days, her agent tells CNN – but the WNBA star has not been able to speak with her loved ones back home in the United States. “While … Read more

Novak Djokovic criticizes Wimbledon’s ‘lose-lose’ ban on Russian and Belarusian players | CNN

CNN  —  Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s tournament following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is “wrong,” world number one Novak Djokovic said on Monday. Wimbledon, the third of the four grand slams on the tennis calendar, is arguably the most famous tennis tournament in the world. But this year, the … Read more

Luis Diaz’s family gripped by son’s football odyssey as they watch from afar in Colombia | CNN

Barrancas, Colombia CNN  —  The house of the Diaz-Brito family stands at the end of a leafy road in a large mining town in northwestern Colombia, but it might as well be a stone’s throw from Anfield Stadium for the passion it breathes when Liverpool is playing. For this town, Barrancas, is the birthplace of … Read more

Aurélien Tchouaméni is ’embracing expectations’ as he plots the next move in his career | CNN

CNN  —  Aurélien Tchouaméni has saved the phrase “aim for the highest cloud” on his phone – a sentence he lifted from a book about the legacy of New Zealand’s All Blacks. It serves as a reminder for Tchouaméni in his young footballing career to “get up every day and be better than yesterday.” And … Read more

Iga Swiatek overpowers Sabalenka to win Stuttgart title | CNN

Reuters  —  World number one Iga Swiatek captured her fourth straight title of the 2022 season by beating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka 6-2 6-2 in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday, extending her winning streak to 23 matches. Swiatek, a former French Open champion, had breezed through the opening rounds of the WTA 500 claycourt tournament … Read more