Month: January 2023

UFC president Dana White does not expect punishment for domestic violence incident | CNN

CNN  —  Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White said he does not expect punishment after a video emerged of him in a physical altercation with his wife earlier this month. White made the comments Wednesday at a media day for UFC Fight Night 217. Asked whether he expects there to be repercussions from the […]

Zach Johnson isn’t discounting Tiger Woods for the Ryder Cup | CNN

CNN  —  Tiger Woods could form part of the US Ryder Cup team – or at least, Zach Johnson isn’t ruling it out. Ahead of the Sony Open in Hawaii, US captain Johnson said he wouldn’t discount selecting Woods to compete in the tournament if the 47-year-old didn’t qualify for the team automatically. “I would […]

Australia pulls out of Afghanistan cricket series over Taliban’s restrictions on women | CNN

Sydney CNN  —  Australia’s men’s cricket team has withdrawn from a series of upcoming matches against Afghanistan in protest over the ruling Taliban’s restrictions on women and girls’ education and employment, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement Thursday. The teams were scheduled to play three One Day International (ODI) games in the United Arab […]

Australian Open draw: Rafael Nadal begins title defense with tough test in opening round | CNN

CNN  —  Defending champion Rafael Nadal will face English youngster Jack Draper in the opening round of the Australian Open in a bid to retain his 2022 crown and extend his grand slam tally. World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz may be missing the tournament through injury, but with the return of Novak Djokovic to the […]

The Boston Celtics become the first team to hit 30 wins this season with victory over the New Orleans Pelicans | CNN

CNN  —  The Boston Celtics became the first team in the NBA this season to reach 30 wins after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 125-114 at TD Garden in Boston on Wednesday night, largely behind a combined 72 points from the team’s stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Brown scored season-high 41 points and had […]

Iranian chess referee Shohreh Bayat fears ostracism over her activism as she challenges Russian chief of game’s governing body | CNN

CNN  —  Three years after fleeing Iran, chess referee Shohreh Bayat fears being further ostracized after challenging the game’s governing body and its president, Russia’s former deputy prime minister, over her choice of clothing at a tournament in October. Back in 2020, Bayat was criticized in Iran for not wearing the appropriate headscarf at the […]

Lionel Messi scores for Paris Saint-Germain in first game back since World Cup triumph | CNN

CNN  —  Lionel Messi celebrated his return to Paris Saint-Germain with a goal in his first game back since lifting the World Cup. The 35-year-old only returned to training in the new year after taking some time off to celebrate and recuperate after Qatar 2022, where he finally won the trophy that had always eluded […]

Damar Hamlin discharged after spending more than a week hospitalized due to a cardiac arrest | CNN

CNN  —  Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin has been discharged from a Buffalo medical center, his club said Wednesday, after more than a week of hospitalization due to a cardiac arrest he suffered during a “Monday Night Football” game this month. The 24-year-old Bills safety had been showing signs of accelerated improvement in the days […]

Tennis star Naomi Osaka announces she is pregnant | CNN

CNN  —  Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her pregnancy on Wednesday, posting a photo of an ultrasound scan on her social media accounts. “The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that it’s the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun,” the four-time major champion […]

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