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

Rafael Nadal advances to men’s French Open final after Alexander Zverev retires due to injury | CNN

CNN  —  Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal advanced to the men’s French Open final on Friday, after opponent Alexander Zverev was forced to retire due to an injury. After losing the first set 7-6 (8) in a tie-break, Zverev was leading 6-5 in the second set of the semifinal match when the German twisted his … Read more

Rafael Nadal says injuries leave him in pain ‘every single day’ | CNN

CNN  —  An interaction with a reporter laid bare the toll a 21-year career has taken on Rafael Nadal’s body, as the Spanish tennis star said he endures pain “every single day.” After his round of 16 win over David Goffin – which was decided by a mammoth third-set tiebreaker – Nadal limped into his … Read more

Alexi Pappas has a complex relationship with depression. This is how Olympian deals with the ‘metaphorical scratch on your brain’ | CNN

CNN  —  Olympic distance runner Alexi Pappas describes herself as an “extremely motivated person,” and it would be difficult to disagree. She is not only a professional athlete, but a filmmaker, actress and writer who lives with her husband Jeremy and their pug Bernini in Los Angeles. Her social media is overflowing with photos of … Read more