Category Archives: CNN – Sports

Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United unbeaten away run ended by Leicester City
Alex Pantling/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images

Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United unbeaten away run ended by Leicester City

The pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ratcheted up a few notches on Saturday afternoon as his side lost 4-2 to Leicester City in the Premier League. Solskjaer’s team had the perfect start though, with England sensation Mason Greenwood rifling United in front after 18 minutes. However, on an afternoon where United…MORE

Mohamed Salah scores second wonder goal in as many Premier League games to spoil Claudio Ranieri return
Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images

Mohamed Salah scores second wonder goal in as many Premier League games to spoil Claudio Ranieri return

Mohamed Salah scored his second wonderful solo goal in as many Premier League games as Liverpool spoilt Claudio Ranieri’s return to management in the UK. In the 54th minute of Liverpool’s comfortable 5-0 win against Watford at Vicarage Road, Salah picked up the ball on the edge of the Watford box with a host of…MORE

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United forward told to ‘prioritize’ football by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Pool/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United forward told to ‘prioritize’ football by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been advised by his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to “focus on football” rather than off-field commitments as he gets set to return from injury. Last year, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Rashford led a campaign to end child food poverty and successfully lobbied the British government to…MORE

Oman ready to savor ‘one in a million’ opportunity as host of cricket’s T20 World Cup
Francois Nel/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images

Oman ready to savor ‘one in a million’ opportunity as host of cricket’s T20 World Cup

Think of cricket-playing nations and the likes of India, Australia and England might come to mind. Not so much Oman, a country nestled on the corner of the Arabian Peninsula with limited history when it comes to red or white-ball versions of the game. But that could be about to change come Sunday as Oman,…MORE

Mo Salah might be the best Premier League player ever but is the ‘unprecedented’ Liverpool forward still underrated?
Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images

Mo Salah might be the best Premier League player ever but is the ‘unprecedented’ Liverpool forward still underrated?

Still only 29, he’s one of the two greatest Premier League players of all-time, yet is Mohamed Salah still undervalued? According to leading sports scientist Simon Brundish, it’s a categorical yes — and he’s got the statistics to prove it. In 1999, a swaggering Frenchman by the name of Thierry Henry arrived at Arsenal from…MORE

South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee barred from training following leaked text messages
Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee barred from training following leaked text messages

South Korean short track speed skater Shim Suk-hee, who was at the center of public sentiment for revealing physical and sexual abuse by her former coach, has been dropped from the national team over controversial text messages, putting her hopes of taking part in the Winter Olympics in jeopardy. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shim had…MORE

NBA’s Kyrie Irving may not play a single game. But he could still score up to $19M
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

NBA’s Kyrie Irving may not play a single game. But he could still score up to $19M

Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets’ star who won’t be allowed to play this season because of his refusal to get the Covid-19 vaccine, could net as much as $19 million without setting foot on the court. Irving, 29, defended his decision to not get vaccinated on Wednesday — one day after Nets general manager Sean…MORE