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CNN Sport's new look
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:56:17 +0000
You may have noticed a lot of changes to over the past couple of months. We’ve relaunched our website and, as a result, have a new look to our sport pages. While we won’t be uploading any new posts to this page, you can still get the latest news and best analysis by heading […]
The 150 mph piggyback ride – MotoGP pillion
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:27:02 +0000
Until last Tuesday my main experience piloting a motorcycle was renting a Honda C90, the weapon of choice for pizza delivery riders worldwide, and wobbling my way around the Thai island of Koh Samui for an afternoon. I did also once ride pillion through late night Beirut on a Vespa - although that sounds more […]
Face-to-face with football's most notorious match fixer
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:46:20 +0000
He says he never wanted to be famous; he just wanted a piece of the action. He says he’s not a real criminal, yet he’s spent more than 10 years in jail. He says football is a beautiful sport, but he represents the single-biggest threat to the integrity of the professional game. Wilson Raj Perumal […]
F1 surprise package: The revelations of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:59:53 +0000
As Red Bull Racing closed its doors on Friday for Formula One’s mandatory summer holiday, the team's rookie racer Daniel Ricciardo clocked off on a high. The Australian with the grin as wide as the Sydney Harbor Bridge has plenty of reasons to smile after his surprise star turn in the first half of the […]
Master McIlroy fulfilling his golfing destiny
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:28 +0000
“With each spring-loaded step forward that Rory McIlroy takes, more belief is instilled right through the talent pool of golf in Ireland. His march to destiny will continue to inspire people to play the game and to strive for success.” Proud words indeed from Patrick Finn, who runs the Golfing Union of Ireland from its […]
What's the secret to horse racing success?
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:18:31 +0000
I often wonder what it is that makes someone good at what they do. Hard work, dedication, intelligence and strong communication skills are obvious necessary traits, but when it relates to a horse trainer it's even harder to put a finger on it. Recently I spent a morning filming with Aidan O’Brien, Ireland’s No. 1 […]
Djokovic and Federer turn back the clock in classic final
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:04:36 +0000
For a fleeting moment it looked like the eagerly awaited, and long overdue, passing of the torch to the next generation of tennis stars was finally upon us. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal had lost to the Australian teen sensation Nick Kyrgios, defending champion Andy Murray crashed out to 23-year-old Grigor Dimitrov, and both Roger […]
Can a knight and a duchess rule the waves?
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:25:12 +0000
The America's Cup has existed since 1851 and not once has Britain won it in the intervening years. But is that about to change? The British challenger for the event's next running in 2017 is certainly the strongest, the one that has all the right ingredients for success. For one it has royal approval from […]
How the U.S. learned to love soccer
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:35:30 +0000
As an England football fan, I’m well used to the national mood swings that ebb and flow with the fortunes of my country’s team at major tournaments. For a youthful supporter in 1990 and 1996, glorious semi-final runs have defined my recollections of those entire summers. Equally, the catastrophic capitulation to Germany in 2010 and […]
Red Bull tycoon re-energizing Formula One
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:04:53 +0000
Austrian Red Bull tycoon Dietrich Mateschitz likes to do his talking - and his spending - on the track. The billionaire made just one low-key public appearance during Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. He was finally spotted by eagle-eyed TV cameras on lap 23 of the race, but by that point his Red Bull team’s chances […]