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Shannon Gabriel apologizes for ‘do you like boys’ comment

Shannon Gabriel apologizes for ‘do you like boys’ comment

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has apologized for asking England captain Joe Root if he liked boys during his team’s Test defeat to England in St Lucia. Gabriel’s comments were not picked up on the game’s live coverage, but footage shared on social media showed England captain Joe Root appearing to respond to the…MORE

Shannon Gabriel given four-match ban for alleged homophobic comment

Shannon Gabriel given four-match ban for alleged homophobic comment

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for four one-day international matches after making an alleged homophobic comment during his team’s Test match defeat by England. Television footage shared on social media showed England captain Joe Root appearing to respond to a comment from Gabriel by saying: “Don’t use it as an insult.…MORE

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend P.K. Subban arranges G.O.A.T. tribute

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend P.K. Subban arranges G.O.A.T. tribute

The last eight days have proven typically eventful in the life and times of Lindsey Vonn. What began with a crash and was followed up with an unlikely bronze medal, has concluded with a bunch of balloons and a cake iced in the shape of a goat. The curious — if touching — sentiment was…MORE

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers. In skiing, all the talk this season has been about Lindsey Vonn’s quest to pass Ingemar Stenmark as the most successful racer of all time. Given Vonn’s early retirement through injury,…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

Quiet night in or big night out? Heels or sneakers? Olympic gold or an overall World Cup title? US skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin might be fearless on the slopes, but was she brave enough to take the CNN Alpine Edge quickfire challenge? The good news is the 23-year-old took on the task with the same…MORE

British horse racing resumes after equine flu outbreak

British horse racing resumes after equine flu outbreak

Horse racing is set to resume in Britain after an outbreak of equine flu stopped the sport for six days. A “risk-managed return to racing” will start Wednesday with four scheduled meetings, according to British racing’s governing body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The entire sport went into shutdown after six vaccinated horses from the…MORE

Rikako Ikee: Japan’s swim star diagnosed with leukemia

Rikako Ikee: Japan’s swim star diagnosed with leukemia

Rikako Ikee, one of Japan’s most talented swimmers and a contender for multiple medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia. The 18-year-old, who was named Japanese Swimmer of the Year last month, won six gold medals at last year’s Asian Games and had been expected to challenge for honors at her…MORE