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One of those stars was Stelios Giannakopoulos, who walked out for the Euro 2004 final knowing he was on the verge of something incredibly special. It was unbelievable.”Stelios Giannakopoulos celebrates on the pitch after lifting the Euro 2004 title. George Tsitsonis is a Greek-American writer who has penned a book about the team’s incredible performances at Euro 2004. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Euro 2004 triumph came shortly before the country hosted the summer Olympic Games, an event that further united the population. For Giannakopoulos, the team’s Euro 2004 victory was further proof of what the Greek people can do when they come together.
Persons: CNN — It’s, Stelios Giannakopoulos, , I’m, ” Giannakopoulos, Alain Gadoffre, George Tsitsonis, Tsitsonis, Luís Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giannakopoulos, – Angelos Charisteas, Angelos Charisteas, Vincenzo Pinto, ” Tsitsonis, , Otto Rehhagel, Organizations: CNN, CNN Sport, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Greece, Russia, English Premier League, Getty, Aris Messinis, Greek, Georgia Locations: Greece, It’s, Lisbon, Portugal, Athens, France, Czech Republic, Greek, AFP, Spain, England
CNN —Tennis legend Serena Williams took a shot at Kansas City Chiefs player Harrison Butker while hosting the ESPY Awards on Thursday, referencing controversial comments made by the kicker earlier this year. Presenting the event with her sister and fellow tennis icon Venus Williams and Abbott Elementary actress Quinta Brunson, the 23-time grand slam champion delivered a dig at Butker during a segment about women’s sports. “So go ahead and enjoy women’s sports like you would any other sports because they are sports,” Venus said to wrap up the segment. Williams’ remark at the ESPYs was made in response to a speech that Butker made in May to 485 graduates at Benedictine College, a small Catholic school in Atchison, Kansas. Butker later reaffirmed his commitment to his comments: “If it wasn’t clear that the timeless Catholic values are hated by many, it is now.”
Persons: Serena Williams, Harrison Butker, Venus Williams, Abbott, Quinta Brunson, ” Venus, ” Serena, , ” Brunson, Butker, Williams, Amanda Davies, should’ve, Matt Baron, BEI, , ” Butker, Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes Organizations: CNN, Tennis, Kansas City Chiefs, WNBA, Benedictine College, GLAAD, Pride, NFL, Chiefs Locations: Atchison , Kansas, Mount St, Scholastica, Kelce
CNN —Rapper, reality TV star, and entrepreneur Flavor Flav has joined the US women’s water polo team in the pool for a splash about ahead of this summer’s Olympics. The musician donned swim shorts and an official USA Water Polo cap – removing his trademark clock medallion poolside – as he chanted “USA, USA” before getting into the water on Tuesday. Flav, who recently signed a sponsorship deal to be the “official Hype Man for USA Water Polo Women’s and Men’s National Teams,” said he felt like an Olympian wearing the cap. “It’s great because what water polo needs, and what a lot of these niche sports need, is someone to open the door to our sport. Like other sports, water polo can struggle to attract audiences outside the spotlight of the Olympics, which only come around once every four years.
Persons: Flav, , Maggie Steffens, Steffens, , ” Steffens, Water Polo Steffens Organizations: CNN, Water, USA Water Polo, Men’s, Famer, CNN Sport Locations: USA, Instagram, Paris
CNN —A dance tune with two simple instructions and involving thousands of bouncing, orange-clad soccer fans has gone viral at this year’s European Championships. Prompted by the song, fans link arms and jump to the left. It might sound straightforward enough, but the sight of thousands of fans dressed in orange dancing and singing in unison while walking to the game has been something to behold at Euro 2024. Ahead of the Netherlands’ group game against France, Kemps went to Leipzig to help entertain the Dutch fans before the match started. While Dutch people have sung and danced to the song for years, Kemps says fans of Dutch soccer started adopting it after the women’s team won the European Championship in 2017.
Persons: ‘ Snollebollekes ’, , Snollebollekes, Rob Kemps, Kemps, , John MacDougall, doesn’t, he’s, , Max Verstappen, ” Kemps, ” Rob Kemps, Berk, Guido Pauw, Pauw, it’s, Gareth Southgate’s Organizations: CNN, Dutch national, Turkey, Sunday, Berlin Police, CNN Sport, Getty, France, Tour de France, , , England, Dortmund Locations: Leipzig, Holland, Germany, Netherlands, Dutch, Utrecht, Dortmund, Spain
Another concussion in June 2022 in the middle of her World Cup campaign pushed Sakakibara towards breaking point. “I didn’t have a choice because my brother, Kai, was absolutely obsessed with riding bikes,” said Sakakibara. The start of the Tokyo Games, Sakakibara said, was “a big mess,” as she finished last in her first race. Sakakibara is carried away after a crash during the semifinal of BMX racing at the Tokyo Games. Now, Sakakibara is a two-time World Cup champion and has high expectations to become an Olympic medalist in Paris.
Persons: Saya Sakakibara, Sakakibara, , ” Sakakibara, , ’ ”, Kai, Hannah Peters, ” Kai, Alise Willoughby, Pete Dovgan, Chris Hyde, Saakibara Organizations: CNN, Tokyo Games, CNN Sport, US Centers for Disease Control, BMX, Getty, Los Angeles Paralympic Games, Speed, Olympic, Games, Paris Locations: Switzerland, Australia, British, Japan, , New South Wales, Tokyo, Australian, Paris, Yvelines
The Esports World Cup (EWC) – which began on July 3 – has brought together professional gamers, publishers and fans from across the world for an eight-week competitive gaming bonanza. To bring this on the similar scale as the largest traditional sports events and something that brings together the whole industry,” Reichert said. Discovery – CNN’s parent company – and the Esports World Cup Foundation agreed to a new partnership which includes Eurosport, CNN and other WBD platforms. “From my experience, there are a lot of people in [Saudi Arabia] that love their games, right to the top. “It’s probably unprecedented how quickly Saudi Arabia is moving ahead in its progression.
Persons: , Ralf Reichert, ” Reichert, , Gen.G, Mohammed Saad, Reichert, , Sam Mathews, It’s, it’s, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, sportswashing, SGG, Rod Breslau, “ It’s, ” Dana Ahmed, Manahel, Otaibi, Nick McGeehan, FairSquare, Mohamed bin Salman, Liquid’s, Steve Arhancet, Mathews Organizations: CNN, CNN Sport, Riot, New York Times, Adidas, Warner Bros, Eurosport, Anadolu, Getty, EWC, EWC Foundation, Saudi, MBS, Fox News, Investment Fund, Gaming, Amnesty, Fnatic, Locations: Saudi, Saudi Arabia, esports, “ Saudi Arabia, Breslau
CNN —Lewis Hamilton and the England men’s soccer team share a thing or two in common. “I’m really, really proud of our team just with all the difficulties that they’ve experienced, and they’ve faced just time and time again, just continuing to get up and the resilience. Fortunately, though, his home race has proved to be a very happy hunting ground with Hamilton winning a record eight times at the circuit. “I think when we were winning all the time, it was just, ‘Yeah, we’re winning.’ That’s where I think that was. What chance then of a win this season to cap off his 12th and final season at Mercedes?
Persons: CNN — Lewis Hamilton, Hamilton, Niki Lauda, he’d, Michael Schumacher’s, Gareth Southgate, , Amanda Davies, Antony Dickson, I’m, they’ve, Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, Phil Foden, John Sibley, “ We’ve, , , don’t, you’re, peerless, George Russell, McLaren’s Lando Norris, Ollie Bearman who’ll, Haas, Bryn Lennon, we’re, We’re, I’ve, Mercedes, ” Hamilton, Clive Rose, Mercedes ’, Red Bull, Ferrari, – Hamilton, Russell, you’ve, everyone’s, ’ That’s, hasn’t Organizations: CNN, England, IWC, Prix, South China Morning, Lions, Real, Premier League, Southgate, Bellingham, Slovakia, Ferrari, US, Sao Paulo, Silver Arrows, Brit, Mercedes, Silverstone, Austrian, Constructors, Hamilton Locations: Melbourne, England, Germany, IWC Schaffhausen, British, Macau, South, European, Slovakia, Hamilton, Austin, Silverstone, Sao, Montreal, Spain, Austrian, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi
Despite admitting to some errors during her first race, Jacoby delivered an impressive time in New York. Despite somewhat stumbling upon HYROX, Jacoby had unknowingly been preparing for the sport for years. It’s repetitive.”Despite being in gladiator-like shape, even Jacoby struggles to describe what a HYROX race feels like. That’s the key to HYROX.”The 70-year-old athlete from England is a HYROX world champion in her age group. “To be an Olympic athlete is the absolute highest level you could ever reach.”
Persons: CNN —, HYROX, sandbag lunges, Meg Jacoby Meg Jacoby, Lauren Weeks, Jacoby, , ” Jacoby, Hyrox Jacoby, Rich Ryan, , ” “, I’m, Gran, Celia Duff, ” Duff, Duff, Hyrox, ” Duff isn’t, , “ I’m, Christian Toetzke, Moritz Fürste, Fürste, Curt Maggitt, John Terry Organizations: CNN, CNN Sport, New York, New York ., American, , HYROX, Covid, NFL, Doping Agency Locations: Nice, France, New York, Chicago, London, Glasgow, Manchester, England
The youngest male player to win three grand slams on three different surfaces – the 2022 US Open, Wimbledon in 2023 and the French Open in 2024 – at 21. Take, for example, the French Open. Let’s see if I’m going to be in this position.”Alcaraz celebrates winning match point against Alexander Zverev in the men's French Open final. “As a Real Madrid fan, I was watching in Paris [during the French Open]. “I’m really, really happy with everything that I’m living right now.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, , ” Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, you’d, I’ve, , Juan Carlos Ferrero, ” –, Juanjo Moreno, , Ferrero, Albert Costa, Carlos Moyá, Sergi Bruguera, Garbiñe, “ I’m, Lisi Niesner, Alcaraz, Estonia’s Mark Lajal, Clive Brunskill, Djokovic, Francisco Cerúndolo, Roger Federer’s, Novak, Alexander Zverev, what’s, Roland Garros, I’m Organizations: Wimbledon, London CNN, CNN Sport, CNN, Nadal, , Reuters, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Olympic, Real, Spanish national Locations: London, Spanish, , Alcaraz, Spain, SW19, Berlin, Paris, Real Madrid, Wimbledon
‘Price tickets competitively’A rower and Olympic silver medalist in the sport, Gilder was living in Seattle and a Storm season-ticket holder when the Storm and the NBA’s SuperSonics were sold to businessman Clay Bennett in 2006. Oklahoma was not going to care about a women’s team,” Gilder explains. Now, the Storm is the WNBA’s most valuable team after it was valued at $151 million in 2023. Leah Millis/ReutersThis year, former Storm player Sue Bird – one of the sport’s greats – joined the ownership group after playing her entire 19-year WNBA career with the team. Seattle Storm co-owner Ginny Gilder poses for a photo on May 18, 2022.
Persons: CNN —, Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Ginny Gilder, Gilder, Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, Damian Lillard, ‘ Price, Clay Bennett, Bennett, So Gilder, Dawn Trudeau, Lisa Brummel, Anne Levinson, , Seattle Storm Anne Levinson, Terrence Vaccaro, ” Gilder, you’ve, Biden, Barack Obama’s, Joe Biden, Leah Millis, , “ We’ve, , we’d, Ted S, Warren Organizations: CNN, WNBA, Seattle Storm, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS, Storm, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA’s SuperSonics, Microsoft, CNN Sport, White, White House, Reuters, Yale Locations: Seattle, Oklahoma, Seattle , Washington, Washington , U.S,
“This is the best day in the lives of Georgians,” Kvaratskhelia told reporters after the game, per Reuters. But I think this is why we’re a strong team.”Cristiano Ronaldo shakes hands with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as he was substituted off in the second half. Ronaldo encouragementVideos on social media showed the team’s excitement in the locker room, with Kvaratskhelia wearing Ronaldo’s shirt. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo had been frustrated for much of the match but had given his shirt to an emotional Kvaratskhelia following the defeat. The Napoli forward also spoke to his childhood hero before the match and said Ronaldo had wished him luck.
Persons: CNN —, Cristiano Ronaldo, Georges Mikautadze, ” Kvaratskhelia, ” Cristiano Ronaldo, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Kevin C, Cox, David Webb, , Willy Sagnol’s, Webb, ” Webb, Ronaldo, Ballon d’Or, Kvaratskhelia, , “ We’ve Organizations: CNN, Crusaders, Portugal, Reuters, CNN Sport, – Wales, Napoli, Georgian Locations: Georgia, Kvaratskhelia, Gelsenkirchen ., Tbilisi, Portugal, Wales, Iceland, Spain
FIFPRO‘An industry-wide issue’European club teams are preparing for a revamped UEFA Champions League – the most prestigious competition in European club soccer – which will see teams play at least an additional two games. Manchester City hoist the Club World Cup trophy in December 2023. Conflict between national teams and clubs over minutes could arise, star players could see the field less and league structures would have to change. Over 40% of World Cup players surveyed by Football Benchmark said that they experienced extreme or increased mental fatigue after the tournament. Instead, it’s the calendar and consultation process that need to change for those in the game.
Persons: England CNN —, , Maheta Molango, ” Molango, Amr Abdallah Dalsh, , Javier Tebas, Molango, Vinícius Júnior, Ballon d’Or, Ronaldinho, Jude Bellingham, Florencia Tan Jun, Wayne Rooney –, , David Beckham, Takumi Minamino, Simon Brundish, Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe, Brundish, ” Brundish, Kevin C, Cox, David Terrier, ’ That’s, Richard Masters, you’re, Umberto Calcagno, FIFPRO, Jorge Mas, Lionel Messi, Henry Winter Organizations: England CNN, FIFPRO, ’ Association, PFA, CNN Sport, UEFA, League, FIFA Club, Manchester City, Reuters, La Liga, FIFA, des, Associazione Italiana Calciatori, CNN, Super League, Copa, Champions League, Vinícius, Madrid, Bellingham, Manchester United, Japan, French, AS Monaco, Sports, France, Football Benchmark, Premier League Chief, AIC, Inter Miami Locations: London, England, Wales, U.S, Canada, Mexico, Manchester, Europe, Real Madrid, Brazil, Bellingham, Qatar
CNN —Hungarian striker Barnabás Varga has been released from hospital following the serious injury he sustained against Scotland at Euro 2024 on Sunday. Following the match, the Hungarian FA confirmed that Varga had suffered a concussion and a broken cheekbone which required surgery. Now comes a few weeks of rest,” the Ferencváros player said in a club statement after being released from hospital on Wednesday. “Barnabás Varga has been released from the hospital in Stuttgart this morning, he is now recovering in his home in Hungary,” the Hungarian FA said in a statement posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. Following the injury to Varga, Hungary captain Dominik Szoboszlai called for a change to medical protocols postgame.
Persons: Barnabás Varga, Varga, Angus Gunn, “ Barnabás Varga, Dominik Szoboszlai, ” Szoboszlai, , “ It’s, don’t, it’s, Carl Recine, , Barnabás Varga of Hungary, Organizations: CNN, Scotland, Hungarian FA, FA, Twitter, CNN Sport, UEFA, European Locations: Scotland, Stuttgart, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Group
Ukraine suffered a chastening defeat in its opening group game on Monday, producing a dour display in a 3-0 defeat against Romania. But Ukraine looked rejuvenated after the break and came out for the second half with a new sense of belief. “It’s very good emotions for our people of Ukraine who are really missing these emotions,” Rebrov said in his post-match interview on Friday. In this kind of tournament, you can win, you can lose, but it’s very important how you do it. “We deserve this win and I think today we really played with spirit.”
Persons: Mykola Shaparenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Ivan Schranz’s, Shaparenko, Yaremchuk, Serhiy Rebrov, , ” Rebrov, Organizations: CNN —, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, CNN Sport, team, CNN, Belgium Locations: CNN — Ukraine, Slovakia, Ukraine
That “surreal moment” seemingly was the start of an exciting career in the game – Briggs was once tipped as a future England captain. In the year when he walked away from soccer, Briggs moved in with his uncle. For the first time in his life, Briggs learned how to deal with the feelings he had struggled with for years. Briggs playing for England in the Under-20 World Cup in 2009. Thousands of young players are fed into the academy system every year, with only a tiny percentage ever making it.
Persons: CNN — Matthews Briggs, – Briggs, ” Briggs, , , , Briggs, , Middlesborough, Wayne Rooney, Lee Smith, I’m, Joe Giddens, Matthew Briggs, , I’ve, Alex Livesey, “ I’ve, that’s, it’s, Matthew Ashton, ” Neil Saunders, Briggs leant, Harvey Elliot, Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri, Elliot Organizations: International Association for Suicide Prevention, Befrienders Worldwide, CNN, English Premier League, Fulham, CNN Sport, Fulham’s, Arsenal, Premier League, Professional Footballers Association, England, Guyana’s CONCACAF, FIFA, US, Danish, HB Køge, Guyana, CONCACAF, Panama, Academy, PFA –, PFA, Liverpool Locations: England, Dubai, , Guyana, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago
Paris, France CNN —France has scored a belated surprise Olympic victory against Great Britain – 124 years later than expected – after a 1900 Paris Olympics cycling silver medal was taken away from Team GB and awarded to its neighbor across the channel by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He finished second in the men’s 25 kilometer cycling race at the Paris Summer Games in 1900. “Even though Hildebrand was a British citizen, he was born and brought up in France, and competed for a French club before and after Paris 1900,” the IOC said in a statement. Gachet is a specialist when it comes to French Olympic medals, having published the Dictionary of French Olympics Medalists in 2011. “124 years later, at my request, the IOC Executive Board today approved the reallocation to France of the silver medal won by Lloyd Hildebrand at the Paris 1900 Olympic Games.
Persons: Lloyd Hildebrand, Hildebrand, Stéphane, Emmanuel Macron, Amélie, ” Gachet, , , Gachet Organizations: France CNN —, Great Britain –, Team GB, International Olympic Committee, IOC, Paris Summer Games, Paris, Olympic Committees, Games, French, Club des Sports, Team, British Olympic Association, CNN Sport Locations: Paris, France, France CNN — France, Tottenham, London, Parisian, Levallois, British, Perret
Score and Georgia would qualify for Euro 2024; miss and it might be yet another story of heartbreak for this generation of fans to live through. Georgia's players celebrate after winning Euro 2024 play-off final against Greece. Helping Georgia qualify for Euro 2024 is the latest highlight in Webb’s unique coaching career, a journey which has taken some unlikely twists and turns over the years. Emotional Euro 2024 campaignIt was an opportunity Webb couldn’t turn down, a chance to work with an exciting generation who had their hearts set on qualification to Euro 2024. The players were ready.”Webb has used his innovative coaching methods to help Georgia qualify for Euro 2024.
Persons: Nika Kvekveskiri, David Webb, stuttered, , Webb, Boris Paichadze, Giorgi Arjevandidze, he’s, Englishman Webb, , ” Webb, Lasha, , Giorgi Arjevanidze, Willy Sagnol, Sagnol, I’d, Lasha Kuprashvili, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, “ We’re, we’ve, We’re, ” Georgia’s Organizations: CNN, CNN Sport, Greece –, “ Staff, Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Greece, Getty, Georgian, York City, France, Georgian men’s, , Luxembourg, Napoli, Georgia Locations: Georgia, Germany, AFP, France, Turkey, Portugal, Czech Republic
“We all understand that football is not the most important thing now in Ukraine,” Ukraine head coach Sergiy Rebrov tells CNN Sport. “But I think our successful performance in Europe gives our people in Ukraine positive emotions. “Before [the war], when you’re fighting on the pitch, you are thinking only about the result. The team hopes to provide Ukraine with some respite from the war during the tournament. “Everybody from Ukraine […] is trying to help each other, trying to help our defenders, trying to help the volunteers,” Rebrov says.
Persons: It’s, Sergiy Rebrov, Volodymyr Zelensky, ” Rebrov, Rafal Oleksiewicz, Mykhailo Mudryk, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Rebrov, , , Strangmann, UEFA’s, Sergei Gapon, Zelensky, Oleksandr Usyk, Elina Svitolina Organizations: CNN, Romania, Ukraine, , CNN Sport, , Chelsea, European, Getty, UN, Rights Locations: Ukraine, ” Ukraine, Europe, England, Italy, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Iceland, Belgium, Slovakia, Ukraine –, AFP, Ukrainian, Russia, Germany, Kharkiv
CNN —USA Basketball’s decision to omit Caitlin Clark from the Olympic roster was initially met with some shock. However, USA Basketball has made a “terrible decision,” according to CNN Sport analyst Christine Brennan, by omitting a phenomenon like Clark from the roster. Breanna Stewart, a two-time WNBA champion, Brittney Griner, a nine-time All Star and A’ja Wilson, a two-time MVP, have all represented Team USA at an Olympic Games before. “She’s the biggest thing in sports, not just women’s basketball in the United States,” Brennan said of why Clark should be included. With or without Clark, Team USA is the overwhelming favorite to win gold in Paris and continue its unbeaten Olympic record stretching back to 1992.
Persons: Caitlin Clark, Clark, wasn’t, , Christine Brennan, She’s, ” Clark, Brian Spurlock, I’m, Alyssa Thomas’s, Diana Taurasi’s, Breanna Stewart, Brittney, A’ja Wilson, Greg Fiume, Sabrina Ionescu, Jackie Young, Stewart, Betnijah Laney, it’s “, “ I’ve, , that’s, ” Brennan, Caitlin, Don Riddell, Brennan, Gregory Shamus, Diana Taurasi, Diana, , ” Stewart, Taurasi, Paige Bueckers, USA, Jennifer Rizzotti, she’s, Jayne Kamin, There’ll, Rebecca Lobo, Candace Parker, , Christian Laettner, women’s Organizations: CNN, USA, WNBA, CNN Sport, Chicago Sky, Indiana Fever, Indiana, Team USA, Olympic, Getty, NCAA, Hamilton, Fever, Basketball, , Iowa, Sports, Reuters, USA Basketball, Team USA’s, NBA Locations: Paris, , Iowa, Long, men’s, United, United States, Clark, America, Africa, Europe
Millions around the world caught a glimpse of the North Korean men’s team in two World Cups. The secrecy surrounding the North Korean national team was also evident in the case of star player Han Kwang Song. Carl Recine/Action Images/ReutersEarning respectWhen An joined the North Korean national team upon receiving a call-up letter in 2002, he remembers not being immediately accepted by teammates. To be accepted by the squad, newcomer An had to prove himself to the other North Korean players. Although, as fate would have it, An met his former teammate and current manager of the North Korean national team, Sin Yong Nam, last March.
Persons: , Yong Hak, Han Kwang, Han, , , Yong, Son Heung, Pak Kwang, Choe, I’ll, ” Han, Yong Nam, ‘ It’s, ’ ”, “ Han’s, , , Kim Jong Hun, Jong Tae, Philip Fong, Kim, Jong Tae Se, Carl Recine, didn’t, Sin Yong Nam, Sin Organizations: CNN, Korean men’s, CNN Sport, North, Korean, Juventus, Qatari, Al, UN, North Korean, , SC, Cagliari, South, Tottenham Hotspur, Radio Free Asia, Tokyo's, Getty, Portugal, DPRK, Thailand Locations: North Korea’s, East, Italy, Middlesbrough, England, South Africa, Portugal, North Korean, Japan, Qatar, North Korea, Myanmar, China, Pyongyang, South Korea, Austria, Tokyo, DPRK, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Korean, AFP, Korea
4 Alexander Zverev in five sets to lift his third grand slam title – all at the age of only 21. Is he worried about running out of skin space, should he continue to accumulate more grand slam titles? If I win another French Open, I’m not going to get a tattoo.”With his victory over Zverev, the world No. 2 joins a long line of Spanish men to have lifted the French Open title. Alcaraz and his team pose for a photo in the locker room after winning the French Open.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Philippe, Chatrier, Alcaraz, ” Alcaraz, Amanda Davies, Roland Garros, I’ve, Yves Herman, , , I’m, Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Albert Costa, Carlos Moyá, Sergi Bruguera, Ferrero, Clive Brunskill, , Nadal –, Novak Djokovic, “ I’ve, “ I’m Organizations: CNN, Spaniard, Zverev, Wimbledon, Eiffel, French, Reuters Locations: City of, Paris, Zverev, Murcia
CNN —USA Basketball’s roster for the women’s Olympic basketball team that will chase gold in Paris this summer will not include WNBA rookie sensation Caitlin Clark, according to CNN sports analyst Christine Brennan. The US women’s team will play an exhibition game against Germany in London on July 23 before their first game of the 2024 Paris Olympics on July 29. The USA women’s 3x3 team features some of America’s younger talent. 3x3 basketball is being contested in just its second Olympic games, with the US winning the inaugural women’s gold medal in Tokyo in 2021. The USA women’s national team, consistently loaded with a surplus of talent, has won gold at seven straight Olympic Games dating back to 1996.
Persons: Caitlin Clark, Christine Brennan, Brennan, , Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, Griner, , Cameron Brink, Hailey Van Lith, Rhyne Howard, Cierra Burdick Organizations: CNN, USA, Olympic, WNBA, ” CNN, USA Basketball, Olympics, US, Germany, USA women’s Locations: Paris, Russia, London, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Tokyo
Now, the clock-wearing musician has found a new and unlikely calling in the sports world, offering his services as hype man for the US women’s water polo team ahead of this year’s Paris Olympics. That’s why I’m sponsoring this women’s water polo team. Steffens is a veteran of the US women's water polo team. How can we get water polo in more people’s mouths and in front of more people’s eyes as best as possible?”USA Water Polo membership almost doubled from 26,837 in 2008 to more than 50,000 in 2019, including increased participation at high school and college levels, according to USA Water Polo. However, she wants her legacy to be more than medals, records, and statistics, but making water polo “common knowledge” and “common language” among the general public.
Persons: Flav, Maggie Steffens, , ” Steffens, Steffens, TMZ, Ronald Martinez, , “ It’s, you’re, I’ve, it’s, that’s, Sandy Hooper, doesn’t, ” Mark Conrad Organizations: CNN, Paris Olympics, CNN Sport, Hall of Fame, Water Polo, USA Water Polo, Olympics, US, Paris, USA, Reuters, International Olympic Committee, Games, Olympic Committees, US Olympic, Paralympic, Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, Athletics, Los Angeles Games, Boxing Locations: Paris, Instagram, Long Beach , California, California
Just ask Black rugby player and England international Sadia Kabeya, who says a lack of cultural and ethnic diversity in her sport took a toll on her identity. Representation mattersA 2020 report by Sport England showed that the participation share of White British adults in rugby union was more than 90%, 8.2% higher than the national population share. A lack of diversity in the sport in England is also reflected in the demographics of rugby audiences. Kabeya is particularly passionate about the topic of Black rugby players’ hair. Its significance runs deep, given the historical links between Black hair and identity and also resistance.
Persons: Kabeya, , , ” Kabeya, Maud Muir, Lucy Packer, David Rogers, you’re, White, ” “, ” Jatin Patel, weren’t, Luther Burrell, Burrell, ” Patel, Ashton Hewitt –, , ” Hewitt, Hewitt, Tyler Miller, Liam Scott, Scott, Mike Hewitt, Patel, George Floyd Organizations: CNN — Elite, England, CNN Sport, Rugby Football Union, RFU, Rugby, Rugby Players Association, Nations, Richmond Women, CNN, Six Nations, Getty, Loughborough Lightning, Sport England, Diversity, Daily Mail, Newcastle Falcons, Dragons, United Rugby, Leinster, rugby, Ireland, Twickenham, Pictures Locations: , England, London, Richmond, Wales, Dublin, Black
CNN —French soccer superstar Kylian Mbappé said that there were “things and people that made me unhappy” during his final season at Paris Saint-Germain, in his first comments since his blockbuster move to Real Madrid. Mbappé was speaking at a media conference on Tuesday ahead of France’s friendly against Luxembourg and stressed that his long-expected move to Madrid was a “relief,” while also adding that his final season in Paris was filled with mixed emotions. While saying in general that he was happy in his final season, he went to detail one aspect that did make him unhappy. But his final season in Paris was overshadowed by speculation around his future. “I wish him all the best,” told CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies at the Globe Soccer Awards Forum in Sardinia, Italy.
Persons: Kylian Mbappé, , Germain, Mbappé, , ” Mbappé, Alex Caparros, Luis Enrique, Luís Campos, Bertrand Guay, Mbappé’s, Nasser Al, Khelaifi, Amanda Davies, ” Al, Les Bleus Organizations: CNN, Paris Saint, Real, Luxembourg, PSG, Real Sociedad, Champions League, Ligue, AC Milan, Getty, French, Globe Soccer, , Austria Locations: French, Real Madrid, Madrid, Paris, AFP, Sardinia, Italy, France, Germany
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