Arsène Wenger enjoys ‘special’ surprise return to Emirates Stadium as Arsenal beats West Ham | CNN

Arsène Wenger enjoys ‘special’ surprise return to Emirates Stadium as Arsenal beats West Ham | CNN

CNN  —  Arsène Wenger’s departure from Arsenal as the club’s manager in 2018 was bittersweet. He is the longest serving manager still in the English Premier League, but stepped down after 22 years in charge with a disgruntled section of fans unhappy that Arsenal had been unable to win the league title since the 2003/04 … Read more

Jordan Spieth on the joy of trash-talking Tiger Woods | CNN

Jordan Spieth on the joy of trash-talking Tiger Woods | CNN

CNN  —  It’s one of sport’s most unfamiliar sights – Tiger Woods standing idly by as his opponents are crowned winners. Alongside Rory McIlroy, Woods had just fallen to an emphatic defeat in the seventh edition of The Match to golf’s dynamic duo and long-time friends – Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Cross-armed, the 15-time … Read more

Inspired by tough love and true love, Lydia Ko is on top of the world | CNN

Inspired by tough love and true love, Lydia Ko is on top of the world | CNN

CNN  —  Last year, Lydia Ko’s mother joked that she would retire if her daughter made it back into the top three of the women’s golf world rankings – a position the New Zealander hadn’t occupied in over five years. Based on what happened next, it can only be assumed that Ko was desperate to … Read more

Venus Williams bows out in first round of women’s singles at US Open | CNN

Venus Williams bows out in first round of women’s singles at US Open | CNN

CNN  —  A day after her sister Serena advanced to the second round of the singles play at US Open tennis tournament, Venus Williams was not as fortunate, losing in straight sets to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium. Appearing in an Open-era record 23rd US Open, Williams lost her first-round match 6-1, 7-6 (5) at … Read more

Scotland recognized as world’s best golf destination | CNN

Scotland recognized as world’s best golf destination | CNN

CNN  —  It remains to be seen whether football will come home for England at the World Cup in Qatar next month, but for neighboring Scotland, golf has officially – and finally – returned to its motherland. Having hosted the game for almost six centuries, “the home of golf” – as Scotland is known – … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest year-end No. 1 in men’s tennis as Rafael Nadal’s slump continues at ATP Finals | CNN

Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest year-end No. 1 in men’s tennis as Rafael Nadal’s slump continues at ATP Finals | CNN

CNN  —  Carlos Alcaraz is set to become the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of men’s tennis after Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the ATP Finals. At the age of 19 years and 214 days, US Open champion Alcaraz surpasses Lleyton Hewitt’s record of ending the year as world No. 1 aged … Read more

Golfer gives fans $100 to buy beers for moving out of shadows | CNN

Golfer gives fans 0 to buy beers for moving out of shadows | CNN

CNN  —  The beers were well and truly on Pádraig Harrington on Sunday. Surging towards an emphatic victory at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship – the PGA Tour Champions season finale – drinks were already set to flow for the Irishman, but Harrington seemed determined to start the party early. Lining up his opening drive … Read more

US Open: Why is it so difficult to win a second grand slam? | CNN

US Open: Why is it so difficult to win a second grand slam? | CNN

CNN  —  When Emma Raducanu won the US Open last year, she dropped her racket, sank to the floor and covered her face in her hands. It was a familiar scene, one repeated throughout the years by first-time grand slam winners; Daniil Medvedev also fell to the floor as he won his maiden grand slam … Read more

A horror bike crash and imposter syndrome: Golfer Becky Brewerton’s mental health journey back to the top | CNN

A horror bike crash and imposter syndrome: Golfer Becky Brewerton’s mental health journey back to the top | CNN

CNN  —  Undeserving. Scared. Imposter. From two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour (LET) to Wales’ first ever Solheim Cup player, there were many ways for onlookers to label Becky Brewerton in 2012, but none got close to the way she was describing herself. Formerly a prodigious amateur, for eight years Brewerton had traveled the … Read more

Kyrie Irving suspended by Brooklyn Nets over ‘failure to disavow antisemitism’ after Twitter controversy | CNN

Kyrie Irving suspended by Brooklyn Nets over ‘failure to disavow antisemitism’ after Twitter controversy | CNN

CNN  —  The Brooklyn Nets announced Thursday the suspension of Kyrie Irving, days after he tweeted a link to a documentary that has been criticized as antisemitic and then defended his decision to do so. In a statement on Twitter, the team said they made repeated attempts to help Irving “understand the harm and danger … Read more