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Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang handed eight-year ban

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang handed eight-year ban

Triple Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been banned from the sport for eight years for missing an out-of-competition doping test, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday. CAS said it had accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against a decision by the world swimming body FINA to clear…MORE

David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miami’s ‘long, tough journey’

David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miami’s ‘long, tough journey’

It was seven years ago that David Beckham, having announced his retirement from football, first dreamed of bringing a new team to Miami — a painstaking process that finally comes to fruition this weekend. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features Inter Miami CF will play its inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) game against…MORE

Premier League to launch official Hall of Fame for ‘very best’

Premier League to launch official Hall of Fame for ‘very best’

Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer — the list of world-class players to have graced the Premier League is seemingly endless. Now, the very best of the best will receive a new highly exclusive honor after the Premier League announced it will introduce its first Hall of Fame. “Membership of the Premier League Hall of…MORE

The $20 million Saudi Cup to become world’s richest horse race

The $20 million Saudi Cup to become world’s richest horse race

Eye-watering amounts of money are on offer in Saturday’s Saudi Cup as the brand new horse race takes the crown as the sport’s richest event. The race is offering an incredible $20 million prize purse — with a staggering $10 million going to the team behind the winning horse. It will overtake the Dubai World…MORE

Maria Sharapova, the ultimate competitor with a complicated legacy

Maria Sharapova, the ultimate competitor with a complicated legacy

It was Maria Sharapova’s mental toughness which set her apart from most of her peers. There may have been others with more talent, players who moved more elegantly on the court, yet few could match her spirit. She was the ultimate competitor. But, aged 32, one of the best-known athletes of the century had to…MORE

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo

It’s only one goal and there’s still the return leg to come in Turin, but Lyon’s surprise 1-0 win against Juventus on Wednesday leaves this last-16 tie delicately poised as the Italian team seeks its first Champions League title since 1996. In the intervening 24 years, Juventus has reached the European Cup final five times…MORE