The world’s most prestigious equestrian event just started in Florence’s path

(CNN)As Hurricane Florence approaches, one of the biggest sporting events of the year kicked off Tuesday with a pledge from organizers to ensure the safety of all participants, human and equine. Opening ceremonies began late Tuesday afternoon under cloudy skies. By the end, rays of sunshine had fought through the…

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Japan’s sailing body apologizes for dolphin show at World Cup ceremony

(CNN)The Japanese organizer of the World Cup sailing competition has apologized for its decision to open the event near Tokyo with a show of captive dolphins performing tricks. “As a sport, I hope we can show more morality than this,” Patience added. World Sailing, the sport’s overseeing body, also expressed…

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Colin Kaepernick: A cultural star fast turning into a global icon

(CNN)No one had noticed Colin Kaepernick sitting on a bench as the American national anthem rang out during a pre-season match on August 16, 2016. No questions were asked, no objections raised. Kaepernick and Reid, who like his former teammate remains unsigned, received ovations at the US Open last week…

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Serena Williams, Kylian Mbappe, NFL protests: Weekend in Sport

(CNN)Serena Williams continues to divide opinion after her row with the umpire in the US Open final … Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneel during the anthem in the first Sunday of the new NFL season … Kylian Mbappe scores as France beat Netherlands in Nations League ……

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‘Devastated’ Alex de Minaur defeated in five-set US Open epic by Marin Cilic

Croatian powerhouse Marin Cilic has ended Alex de Minaurs US Open run with an epic third-round comeback win over Australias teenage excitement machine Croatian powerhouse Marin Cilic has ended Alex de Minaurs US Open run with an epic third-round comeback win over Australias teenage excitement machine. Champion in New York…

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Arthur Ashes real legacy was his activism, not his tennis

We remember Ashe for his electrifying talent. But he had a social conscience that was way ahead of its time Fifty years ago this week, Arthur Ashe shocked the tennis world by winning the mens singles at the first US Open. No one had expected a fifth-seeded, 25-year-old amateur on…

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Liverpools Xherdan Shaqiri will be protected, say Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade say Xherdan Shaqiri, who made a controversial gesture after his World Cup goal for Switzerland against Serbia, will be protected when he visits Serbia with Liverpool Red Star Belgrade have said they will to protect Xherdan Shaqiri from unwanted situations when the Liverpool winger arrives for their…

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Craig Cathcart heads Watford past Tottenham to maintain perfect start

Craig Cathcart headed Watfords winner as the Hornets came from behind to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Vicarage Road Mauricio Pochettino could not contain the frustration. The Tottenham manager had spent much of the time since last of Jos Holebas set pieces, with first Troy Deeney and then Craig Cathcart…

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Jim Ratcliffe: Britain’s richest man plots America’s Cup coup

(CNN)He’s investing $141 million (110M) in a British America’s Cup venture headed up by legendary sailor Ben Ainslie, but billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is still discovering things about his Ineos team skipper. Follow @cnnsport Apparently, he got separated from his friend and had to dig a snow hole for shelter before…

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Eagles use Philly Special again as they beat Falcons in NFL season opener

Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs and Nick Foles caught another pass as the defending champions won a messy game against the Falcons Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles needed…

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Atltico Madrids Kenti Robles leaves Manchester City tie in the balance

Atltico Madrid and Manchester City drew 1-1 in the Spanish capital to leave their Womens Champions League last-32 tie in the balance Manchester City could not quite make it over the line, their resistance finally broken a minute from time. With the visitors leading thanks to a Gemma Bonner header,…

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