Matthew Hayden: Cricketer fractures spine in surfing accident

(CNN)He withstood some of the world’s most ferocious fast bowlers, but former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden says he “dodged a bullet” after fracturing a vertebra in his spine in a surfing accident. Follow @cnnsport Ok. Last attention seeking post I promise. Just wanted to say a big thank you to…

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Lionel Messi leaves Spurs toiling on a lower plane of sporting reality | Barney Ronay

Barcelonas 4-2 defeat of Tottenham in the Champions League at Wembley was an occasion just to stand and gawp at Lionel Messi, who can bend the game according to his own physical laws Sometimes you really do just have to stand and watch and maybe gawp a little, too. The…

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rik Lamelas sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton

Harry Kanes first-half penalty and rik Lamelas second finished off a tough Brighton side as Spurs won 2-1 at the Amex Stadium, with Anthony Knockaert replying deep in injury time Crisis averted. The vultures had been circling around Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham but, while this was hardly a sparkling display,…

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Arsenals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the double against Vorskla Poltava

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in Arsenals 4-2 home win against Vorskla Poltava There was something inherently Arsenaly about the way Unai Emerys team turned a 4-0 cruise so gentle Alexandre Lacazette was almost horizontal watching from the substitutes bench into a choppy, slightly unnerving finish. FC Vorskla, fifth in the…

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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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