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The ‘selfie’ striker: Francesco Totti rescues Roma in capital derby

by CNN // January 11, 2015 // Updated 17:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Totti cut the arrears with a fine angled strike in the 48th minute of the clash in the Olympic Stadium. He then claimed his second and the vital equalizer as connected with Jose Holebas’s curling delivery for an acrobatic finish. – But the draw was a blow to Lazio’s slim title hopes, left nine points […]

1,000th win for Roger Federer as he takes Brisbane title

by CNN // January 11, 2015 // Updated 11:57 GMT // 0 Comments

Federer led by a set and 2-0 until Raonic broke back and reeled off seven straight points in the tiebreaker to level at a set all. – He extended his career record over the emerging Raonic to 8-1 with his latest triumph.

La Liga: Rodriguez and Bale strike as Real Madrid return to winning ways

by CNN // January 10, 2015 // Updated 19:40 GMT // 0 Comments

But first half goals from James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale put Real well on the road to recovery. Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao was sent off for Los Blancos at the beginning of the second half. However, Espanyol couldn’t take advantage of their numerical advantage. – “We’ll play our strongest team because we want to turn […]

Oscar and Diego Costa star as Chelsea go clear at top of EPL

by CNN // January 10, 2015 // Updated 18:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Yet although the London club were ultimately triumphant, they didn’t have it all their own way at Stamford Bridge. Newcastle had the best of the first half chances, with Remy Cabella being denied by a fine Petr Cech save and Moussa Sissoko striking a post for the visitors. But it was Chelsea who went into […]

Lowdown on College Football Playoff National Championship game

by CNN // January 10, 2015 // Updated 17:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Here is the what-you-need-to-know information about this game and how the teams got there. 1. This game is historic for college football For the first time ever, the highest level of college football has a playoff system, something the fans and media have desired for years. This is the first year of the College Football […]

Roger Federer closes in on career victory 1,000 at Brisbane International

by CNN // January 10, 2015 // Updated 15:48 GMT // 0 Comments

The big-serving Canadian defeated Kei Nishikori 7-6 6-7 7-6 in the day’s other semi-final. If Federer triumphs Sunday, he will chalk up his 83rd career title and become only the third man to record 1,000 ATP Tour wins after Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors. – Read: Nadal defeat puts Aussie Open bid under doubt Read: […]

Injured Marin Cilic pulls out of Australian Open

by CNN // January 10, 2015 // Updated 15:21 GMT // 0 Comments

However, a post on the player’s Facebook page Saturday confirmed the 26-year-old Croat will not recover in time. “(The) right shoulder injury, that hampers me for some time now … is improving day by day, but I still don’t feel fit enough to be able to compete at the highest level,” the post read. – […]

Rafael Nadal not worried after being crushed in latest tennis comeback

by CNN // January 3, 2015 // Updated 11:27 GMT // 0 Comments

While Nadal most certainly would have wanted to put up a better showing, he’ll probably just be happyfor the momentthat he has physically recovered from the appendix surgery that forced him to skip the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London last November. He’ll have a little over two weeks to find his game before […]

Michael Schumacher urged to keep fighting one year after crash

by CNN // December 29, 2014 // Updated 14:42 GMT // 0 Comments

There were expressions of support for Schumacher, however, from the German racer’s global fans and members of the F1 community, Monday. It has been one year already… #KeepFightingMichael our thougts are still with you and your family pic.twitter.com/j6qJxa3QZg “It has been one year already…” wrote Lotus driver Romain Grosjean on Twitter. “#KeepFightingMichael our thoughts are […]

Golf’s new trick-shot wizards having a blast

by CNN // December 18, 2014 // Updated 15:47 GMT // 0 Comments

“We’re providing something that’s a little different. We’re bringing a kind of hip, fun way to view golf and hope that it brings in a younger demographic. We want them to say: ‘That’s fun, I wanna go try the game’,” the 26-year-old added. Both brothers are qualified professionals and started filming trick shots as a […]

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro set dressage world record

by CNN // December 17, 2014 // Updated 17:01 GMT // 0 Comments

“To break another world record is fantastic,” Dujardin was quoted as saying on Team GB’s official website. “I just went in there to enjoy it as Valegro and I hadn’t competed since the World Equestrian Games and didn’t want to put pressure on him. “But we both love Olympia and the amazing atmosphere and it’s […]

James Doran-Webb: How artistry won the driftwood derby

by CNN // December 12, 2014 // Updated 10:41 GMT // 0 Comments

He’s long been using driftwood collected from the seas, beaches and rivers near his Cebu City home to create his breathtaking wildlife art, and Doran-Webb’s work is a continuation of a childhood fascination with crafting wooden models and miniature sculptures. Much time in his formative years was spent in the workshops of his parent’s antiques […]

Dominique Gisin: Fighter pilot’s golden dream pursuit

by CNN // December 9, 2014 // Updated 11:06 GMT // 0 Comments

Fate then played its part and, ironically as a result of her skiing injuries, the officers in charge of the flying program decided Gisin’s fragile knees would not stand the rigors of full-time military service. “It was a risk so the decision was partly taken away from me,” Gisin told CNN’s Alpine Edge program. “But […]

Zara Phillips targets Olympic gold with baby Mia by her side

by CNN // November 4, 2014 // Updated 16:24 GMT // 0 Comments

But come back quickly she did. Eight and a half months after Mia Grace Tindall — the 16th in line for the throne in Britain — was born on January 17, her mother placed 11th in the eventing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, helping her nation to silver and Olympic qualification. […]

Bode Miller: Ski star’s horse racing dream

by CNN // October 30, 2014 // Updated 12:37 GMT // 0 Comments

“The people in horse racing don’t see it at all. They think it’s crazy, they think it’s like voodoo and magic, and for us it’s just normal stuff.” In Miller’s experience, success can be achieved by the smallest of margins. Winless for two years and dogged by injury, it was a heart-in-mouth moment when he […]

Creating the sound of showjumping: ‘Microphones on anything that moves’

by CNN // October 10, 2014 // Updated 10:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Baxter is best-known for his work at the Olympic Games, tackling the timbre of dozens of disciplines to captivate global audiences, winning multiple Emmy Awards. He is the man who first gave you the sound of arrows fizzing through the air in archery, thanks to his brainwave of microphones between the archer and the target. […]

Princess Haya: Equestrian’s Olympic savior moving on

by CNN // September 29, 2014 // Updated 12:00 GMT // 0 Comments

One of very few women to occupy such a prominent position within the Olympic movement, Haya is the subject of a warm, impromptu tribute from Pearson. “She’s brought inclusion from many countries that thought equestrianism was kind of elitist,” says the 10-time Paralympic champion. “She’s kept us in the Olympics by making sure London was […]

World Equestrian Games: Sights, sounds and groundbreaking hounds

by CNN // September 11, 2014 // Updated 12:45 GMT // 0 Comments

The driver is by no means alone: in the marathon, two teammates ride on the back of their carriage, shifting their weight as though riding a superbike rather than a souped-up stagecoach. Nobody drives a carriage quite like Boyd Exell. The Australian has now won three world titles in a row, mastering not only the […]

Lance Armstrong: ‘Day-to-day life is positive

by CNN // August 20, 2014 // Updated 12:19 GMT // 0 Comments

The Armstrong lie, or liesthere have been countlessplus the bullying and the betrayal … he knows it has laid him bare to all manner of abuse. Call it what you will, but in his words what ensued was a “shit storm, a fall from grace, a disgrace.” And, to put it bluntly, “there is a […]

Barcelona maintains momentum but Bayern Munich finally drops points

by CNN // March 29, 2014 // Updated 23:44 GMT // 0 Comments

With time running out, referee Clos Gomez ruled that Espanyol’s Javi Lopez handled in the area and Messi made no mistake from the spot. Lopez then had to play goalkeeper after Francisco Casilla’s handball outside the area stopped a Messi shot in the 83rd minute. Casilla was shown a straight red and Espanyol had already […]

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