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Female footballers to climb Kilimanjaro to play highest match in history

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throughout history sportswomen have had to climb metaphorical mountains: pushing boundaries for the right to compete, confounding critics to reach their sporting summit.<p>But, for many, the fight for equality is ongoing, which is why a group of women are to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and attempt …

FIFA

Real Madrid has 'full confidence' in Cristiano Ronaldo over tax issue

<b>(CNN) —</b> Real Madrid says it has "full confidence" in Cristiano Ronaldo after their star player was accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding Spanish authorities of $16.4 million in tax.<p>The Spanish club said it was "absolutely convinced" that the 32-year-old forward will prove his "total …

Soccer

Lindsey Vonn wants "Battle of Sexes" ski race after Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurtling down the mountain at speeds of over 80 miles-per-hour, Lindsey Vonn has never let anything get in the way of achieving her goals.<p>But as the greatest female ski racer of all time enters the final phase of her career, there is one target the 32-year-old former Olympic downhill …

Tennis

There will be no racism at 2018 World Cup matches, says Russia's anti-racism chief

<b>(CNN) —</b> In under a year Russia will host the 2018 World Cup, arguably the world's biggest sporting event, and all eyes will be on a country which has grappled with hooliganism and racism in recent years.<p>But Alexey Smertin, Russia's anti-racism and discrimination inspector, has told CNN he is …

FIFA

How the Cubs’ Marketing Evolved as the Team Went From ‘Lovable Losers’ to World Series Champs

As a founding member of Major League Baseball’s National League, the Chicago Cubs are steeped in tradition. From Harry Caray’s “Take Me Out to the …

Major League Baseball

Stadiums of the future: a revolution for the fan experience in sport

Tottenham’s new stadium will have its own microbrewery, while the Atlanta Falcons’ new home will feature the world’s first 360-degree video wall – what else does the future hold for sports arenas?<p>Video: sim racing, robots and holograms: the future of motor sport<p>With its own dedicated fromagerie, …

Herzog & de Meuron

What Gary Bettman Failed To Say About Sale Of Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed a question from a reporter about the status of the sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins at a press conference Saturday prior to the league’s All-Star Weekend.<p>Bettman: “For a variety of reasons, some of them which may be personal, they’re exploring their options, …

Pittsburgh Penguins

Haas On Track For $100 Million Annual Boost From Formula One

Haas Automation, the machine tool manufacturer owned by American tycoon Gene Haas, is on track to get an estimated $100 million of exposure from Formula One auto racing this year write Christian Sylt and <b>Sam Hall</b>.<p>Haas Automation is the most visible brand on the F1 team owned by Mr Haas which …

Auto Racing

Lonzo Ball Trolls His Famously Overbearing Dad in Foot Locker’s Ad for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men who gave us life, toasting their accomplishments while roasting them a bit for their very human …

Lonzo Ball

A New Shrine for Hockey Fans: The Bobby Orr Suite

On Tuesday, one-time Bruins Number 4 stopped by the Ames Boston Hotel to help unveil a very special new suite. It runs anywhere from $500 to $2,000 a …

Ice Hockey

Sports Politics Intersect: White House invites dominate championship talk

The Washington Nationals said in a statement ahead of the annual congressional baseball game held at Nationals Park, “<b>This bipartisan event shows</b> …

First Claims Are Approved in N.F.L. Concussion Settlement

The first two claims in the N.F.L.’s billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits.<p>The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which is overseeing the process, was notified Thursday that the claims were approved. The names …

Baseball

Pedal-ins and car burials: what happened to America's forgotten 1970s cycle boom?

‘Bicycle madness’ once saw US bike sales outstrip cars, and spawned ambitious plans for 100,000 miles of cycle paths. Then the music stopped<p>“The bicycle’s biggest wave of popularity in its 154-year history,” gushed Time magazine in 1970 at the start of America’s five-year love affair with the bike. …

Cycling

Swiss convict ex-banker in soccer corruption case

ZURICH (Reuters) - A former Swiss bank employee has been convicted for document forgery and failure to report suspected money laundering, prosecutors said on Friday, the first sentence in a Swiss criminal investigation surrounding FIFA, world soccer's governing body.<p>"The payments unlawfully …

Corruption

NHL fights Boston University over attorney fees

15 June 2017<p>Boston University is requesting more than $119,000 in attorney’s feesaccrued during its defense against the National Hockey League’s …

How to disappear completely: Will Hope Solo return – and does she even want to?

The outspoken USA goalkeeper, who turns 36 this summer, is inching back into the spotlight after a six-month suspension and shoulder replacement surgery<p>For months, the question was simple. Where is Hope Solo?<p>The former – and perhaps future – US women’s goalkeeper, who parlayed her fame into an …

FIFA

With Legislation Looming, New York Mets Expand Safety Netting; Yankees Could Be Next

With legislation looming, and continued media coverage of fan injuries at ballparks, the New York Mets announced on Thursday that they would be expanding safety at not only Citi Field but at all affiliate ballparks in the Minor Leagues. The move will more than triple the square footage of existing …

Major League Baseball

Seattle Storm Take Progressive Tack With Planned Parenthood Partnership

Professional sports teams work with other businesses and organizations all the time. But the W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm announced on Thursday that they were wading into the current political climate in a way that contrasts with the practices of many other sports teams: a partnership with Planned …

Seattle Storm

Life after sports at Spelman College

In the spring of 2012, behind the gilded gates of Spelman College, Dr. Beverly D. Tatum delivered some contentious news to her student-athletes. The …

College & University

What goes into making — and taking — a $1 million sports bet

LAS VEGAS — Do you ever wonder what it would be like to place a $1 million bet? Well, keep wondering. Most of us will never know that feeling.<p>But on …

High school basketball team gives its biggest fan an unforgettable moment

A high school basketball team in North Carolina ensured its biggest fan had a moment he would never forget:<p>Mitchell Greathouse, a senior at Freedom High in Morganton, was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as an infant, but his spirit and determination wouldn’t let that stop him …

Education

Agencies Need to Take Talent Lessons From Hollywood and the NFL

When you read those dismal employee and client surveys that typify our industry, do you ever wonder if we're using a flawed management model? After …

Advertising Industry

Can L.A. support two NFL teams? It's a challenge

When Dan Reeves moved the Rams from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 1946, the owner made a prediction about his new home.<p>“It's going to be the greatest professional football town in the country,” Reeves said.<p>Seventy-one years later, the boast about the nation’s second-largest market remains an open …

San Diego

Chargers move is a reminder that it doesn't pay for cities to do business with the NFL

There isn’t much more to say about the San Diego Chargers’ move to Los Angeles other than: “We told you so.”<p>For years, we’ve been documenting how cavalier the National Football League and its franchises can be when its member billionaires’ quest for public money trumps such family values as loyalty …

California

What happens to the 'championship' apparel for the team that loses the national title game?

It’s not just a meme.<p>In the moments after Deshaun Watson found Hunter Renfrow for the winning touchdown in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, Clemson wideout Sean Mac Lain paces the sidelines with one thing on his mind. “I just want a hat,” he says over and over again. But the …

College Football

The Stadium Squeeze: Today's Guide To Ignoring The NFL

If you thought watching Stan Kroenke, Dean Spanos, and Mark Davis agitate, bitch, and bully their way through stadium and relocation negotiations was …

Coming Soon Page

Havas Sports & Entertainment merges into Havas Group as CEO departs

Havas Sports & Entertainment (HSE), the global brand engagement network of the Havas agency, is set to be folded into the wider Havas group in a move …

Atlanta Hawks have a new way to welcome 'Grady Babies' (SLIDESHOW) - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Grady Health System debuts Hawks Baby Club Kits with co-branded onesies, blanket and… more<p>The Atlanta Hawks are keeping it “True to Atlanta” through …

Here's How #SportsTech Can Affect the Healthcare Industry

Many industries are realizing that sportstech breakthroughs and innovations can often be transferable. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and IoT are suddenly on the front burner for most industries, large and small; global and local.<p>Digital medicine is poised to …

Health Care Industry