Embattled USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry resigns after 9 months

(CNN)Just nine months after taking the helm of USA Gymnastics, president and CEO Kerry Perry has resigned — marking the latest high-profile departure from the beleaguered organization. Attorney John Manly, who represents 180 gymnasts, said Perry failed to overhaul USAG. “Despite promises to the contrary, Ms. Perry continued the same…

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Inside the mind of an NFL kicker: Jaguars’ Josh Lambo on why he’s not superstitious

London (CNN)Josh Lambo is not your typical NFL placekicker. But when his MLS career with FC Dallas stalled, Lambo turned to college football and earned a spot with the Texas A&M Aggies. NFL: Jurrell Casey to protest, pay fine Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted…

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Rafael Nadal’s new opponent at the US Open: a 25-second shot clock

(CNN)Rafael Nadal will face a new challenge at the US Open: a 25-second shot clock in between points. The US Open, which starts on Monday in New York, is the first major to introduce a shot clock between points, counting down from 25 seconds between each serve. If a player…

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Nigeria narrowly escapes FIFA ban over power struggle

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria has narrowly escaped an international football ban after its government responded to a FIFA ultimatum shortly before a suspension took effect on Monday. Nigeria’s Sport Minister Solomon Dalung, acting on the court ruling ordered Pinnick and his board to comply with the court and leave the NFF,…

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Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart says IOC can’t ‘throw in towel’ on drugs war

(CNN)He was instrumental in bringing down Lance Armstrong, now US anti-doping head Travis Tygart has warned Olympic chief Thomas Bach not to “throw in the towel” in sport’s war on drugs. Follow @cnnsport And he warned that the premature reinstatement of the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) into sport’s worldwide fight…

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Surfing: World Surf League announces gender pay parity from 2019

(CNN)From breaking waves to bridging the gap in equal pay, world surfing has set the standard for other sports to follow. After announcing the decision, which will be implemented across all elite tour events next season, the WSL said it was, “proud of its commitment to gender equality, and proud…

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Serena Williams to play Japan’s Naomi Osaka in US Open final

(CNN)Serena Williams brushed aside Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to advance to the US Open women’s final, taking her a step closer to equaling the all-time record haul of grand slam titles. Follow @cnnsport READ: Djokovic ends Millman’s improbably US Open run “It’s honestly really incredible,” said Williams, who is…

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