Daria Snigur dedicates shock win over Simona Halep in grand slam debut to Ukraine | CNN

CNN  —  Daria Snigur dedicated her shock victory over Simona Halep in her grand slam debut at the US Open on Monday to her home country, Ukraine. Snigur, ranked No. 124 in the world and qualifier for the US Open, beat seventh seed Halep in the first round in three sets 6-2 0-6 6-4 at … Read more

Shane Lowry pips Rory McIlroy to BMW PGA Championship to end three-year winless drought | CNN

CNN  —  Shane Lowry ended his three-year wait for a win with a dramatic victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. The Irishman pipped close friend Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm by a single stroke at Wentworth to claim his first title since The Open Championship in July 2019. His sixth win on the … Read more

Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5 million after NFL and NFLPA reach settlement | CNN

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

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

DP World Tour sanctions golfers who participated in LIV Golf series’ inaugural event | CNN

CNN  —  The DP World Tour, formerly the European Tour, announced it has fined and suspended member golfers who participated in the inaugural LIV Golf series event earlier this month. The first event for the Saudi-backed breakaway series took place at the Centurion Club just north of London from June 9 to 11. The DP … Read more

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert suspended from participating in racing or training activities at NYRA tracks through January 25 | CNN

CNN  —  A three-member hearing panel has made the decision to suspend Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert for one year, effective immediately, the New York Racing Association announced Thursday. The 69-year-old Baffert was suspended after Medina Spirit’s victory at the 2021 Kentucky Derby was disqualified. The horse failed a drug test after crossing … 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

Steph Curry’s 2022 NBA title puts him on basketball’s Mt. Rushmore | CNN

CNN  —  Down 2-1, with the Boston crowd howling and baying, Stephen Curry painted his Mona Lisa. Like Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, it was comprised of soft strokes of the finest details and, in the end, was beautiful. Curry’s legacy as one of the sport’s greats has long been cemented, but he’s never been one … Read more

Roger Federer survives first round scare against 70th-ranked Frances Tiafoe | CNN

Story highlights US teen takes Roger Federer the distance before losing in the fifth set Federer, fresh from winning Wimbledon, has downplayed his chances of a 20th major tournament CNN  —  Swiss legend Roger Federer survived an early scare against the American Frances Tiafoe at the Arthur Ashe stadium late Tuesday, before coming back to … Read more