NFL players kneel, raise fists or sit out National Anthem as preseason gets in full swing

(CNN)The NFL’s warmup games are in full swing — and the National Anthem protests are back. In Philadelphia, Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel Thursday during the anthem and headed to the team bench ahead of a game against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, the Philadelphia Daily…

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Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of her career

(CNN)Serena Williams is usually the one who inflicts heavy defeats on others, but the former world No.1 suffered the most one-sided loss of her illustrious career Tuesday when she was knocked out of the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic after a 6-1 6-0 defeat. Follow @cnnsport Since turning…

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Sachin Tendulkar wants to develop ‘good human beings’ in new academy

(CNN)Even now, almost five years after retiring, Indian Sachin Tendulkar is still mobbed wherever he goes. Follow @cnnsport “When I turned up here in the morning the kind of reception I got (was great), especially from all the children,” Tendulkar told CNN Sport ahead of the second Test between England…

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Superstar mare Winx retains top spot in world rankings

(CNN)She’s the superstar of Australian racing, but Winx is also rated No.1 worldwide after she retained top spot in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. Follow @cnnsport The Chris Waller-trained seven-year-old leads the Longines standings ahead of Poet’s Word, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner at Ascot,…

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Allow boxing in prisons, expert says

She said her research found “some really exciting work going on in prisons”. However, the psychologist and prison researcher said it was not widespread and there were “missed opportunities for using sport in efforts to reduce reoffending”. ‘Exciting work’ She said “professional staff” from across the secure estate – alongside…

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