Eliud Kipchoge wins a record fourth London Marathon

(CNN)Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge stormed to victory in the London Marathon Sunday to become the first man to win the event four times and set a new course record in the process. READ: Trieste half-marathon organizers spark outrage after banning African runners The marathon man remained tight-lipped when asked about when his fans would see him run again. “As usual, I do not chase two rabbits, I only chase one and that was London. I have caught that rabbit so I will discuss with my team what follows. The second option is still open,” he told BBC after the race. “The crowd in London is wonderful and that spirit pushed me. From the first kilometre to the last, everybody is …

VW Will Make Its Own Batteries to Power an Electric Future

Four years after getting caught cheating emissions standards with millions of diesel-powered cars, Volkswagen has become the most (outwardly, at least) zealous of converts to an electric future. By 2028, it intends to offer 70 battery-powered models. To make that happen, it’s retooling 16 factories to build electric cars. It’s pushing suppliers to ramp up battery production and has already locked in battery supplies for 15 million vehicles, CEO Herbert Diess told Automotive News late last year—a huge number even for a company that builds 10 million cars annually. But the conversion hasn’t been entirely smooth. Last month, reports surfaced that VW luxury arm Audi will build 10,000 fewer electric E-tron SUVs than expected, because of a battery shortage. Now, …

A Kansas police officer is sharing care packages with victimized children to ease their pain

(CNN)A stuffed animal. Some Kansas City Royals baseball cards. And a business card. “(They are) usually victims of a sexual crime or something serious, and we have to come in there and be professional. At the same time, you have the condolences you would have for that child as well because they are going through this, and this is the worst time of their life,” Moreno told CNN affiliate WDAF. “I tried to figure out how I can make part of that worst part of their life be a little better.”

‘We all have Hoop Dreams’: Bittersweet tale of first ‘reality TV show’

(CNN)When Dwyane Wade was a 12-year-old shooting jumpers on the playgrounds of Chicago, a movie came out that would help navigate him through his future Hall of Fame career. “Growing up in Chicago you struggle,” he adds, “I look at “Hoop Dreams” and I can see myself in those individuals at the time.” Film critics like the late Roger Ebert lauded the three-hour documentary for exposing a side of America rarely depicted at the time: A class system stacked against the poor, coinciding with rising corruption in youth basketball. So what has changed since then? College basketball is coming off a thrilling season, but faces intense scrutiny as a second corruption trial involving shady figures and illicit payments around the …

Meet football’s ‘most prolific mascot’

Image copyright Chris Priday Image caption Liam’s new role as professional mascot has seen him travel to clubs as disparate as Crawley Green in Luton (seen here) and Larkhall Athletic in Bath “He first had an opportunity to be the mascot at Fareham Town at the end of last season,” Liam’s dad Chris told the BBC, “and he absolutely loved it. Report End of Twitter post by @CPriday Image copyright Chris Priday Image caption Liam proved a good omen for Biggleswade Town in Bedfordshire as they beat Kettering Town 1-0 Chris said the reason for choosing to visit non-league clubs had gone well beyond the difference in price from the Premier League, which can charge upwards of £700 for a …

Ole Gunnar Solskjr apologises We let the fans down. We let the club down

The Manchester United manager said the 4-0 defeat at Everton was so bad it is difficult to describe Ole Gunnar Solskjr questioned the desire of Manchester Uniteds players and admitted some will not feature in his plans for a successful reign at Old Trafford after Arsenal and Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump Administration Renews Wilderness Mine Leases For Ivanka’s Landlord

controversial mining leases for Minnesota wilderness area. Trump Administration’s assault on the Boundary Waters Wilderness,” said a statement by the nonprofit advocacy group Interior Undersecretary Joe Balash said that extending the leases for 10 years “balances” conservation policies with the “ Minnesota businesses and environmentalists local subsidiary of Chilean copper conglomerate Antofagasta. The family-owned company is headed by Chilean businessman bought a $5.5 million mansion in Washington shortly after 7,000-square-foot mansion to the first daughter and her husband $15,000 a month, The Wall Street Journal has reported.  Former chief ethics attorney for George W. Bush wasn’t trying to get things from the U.S. government.” were not aware” of the link between the mining operation and their landlord, a White House …

NBA head coach Luke Walton accused in lawsuit of sexual assault

(CNN)A former sports reporter has accused newly appointed Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton of sexual assault, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. Walton’s attorney Mark Baute called the allegations “baseless.” “The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. We intend to prove this in a courtroom,” Baute said in a statement to CNN Sports. CNN has reached out to attorneys for Tennant, but has not heard back. The Kings said in a statement Monday that the team is “aware of the report and gathering additional information.” “We have no further comment at this time,” the team’s statement said. The Warriors said the team was “in the process of seeking more information” and had …

Mastering momentum: exploring the anatomy of amazing comebacks | Andrew Anthony

Psychological momentum helped Spurs and Liverpool reach the Champions League final, even if they did not realise it Whatever you think about Jos Mourinho, most would agree he knows a thing or two about football. Surveying the two epic semi-final second legs of the Champions League, he came to two very different conclusions about Liverpools and Tottenhams unlikely victories. In the first case, he said, losing 3-0 in the first leg to mentality, specifically the mentality instilled in the team by Jrgen Klopp. In the second, he thought Spurs three second-half goals to snatch the tie against Ajax were all down to tactics, namely playing long balls up to Fernando Llorente. Both analyses have their merits but they miss out …

Israel Folau sacked following anti-gay social media post

(CNN)Australian rugby union star Israel Folau has been sacked after he posted an anti-gay statement on social media. “This is a decision that will change the landscape for sport in Australia and possibly across the world … we wanted to make sure we took the time to get the decision right,” said Rugby Australia chief executive officer Raelene Castle. Folau’s multi-million dollar contract with Rugby Australia would have run until 2022, but the ruling effectively ends his rugby career. The 30-year-old has 72 hours to appeal the decision. More to follow. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Caster Semenya and the Twisted Politics of Testosterone

Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya received bad news about her racing career last week, news that centered on the particulars of her body. Those probing, intimate details shaped a controversial rule of the International Association of Athletics Federations, the governing body of the running world. And they are now determining the fate of other athletes. The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided last week to uphold an IAAF rule that would require Semenya to take testosterone suppressants to compete in the women’s division in her best events, the 800-meter and 1,500-meter races. Almost immediately the decision rippled out to other runners. Athletics Kenya announced on Friday that it had dropped two female sprinters from its team for the IAAF World …

He swam for 54 days across crocodile-infested Lake Malawi to break two world records

(CNN)Six years ago, Martin Hobbs had never swum a mile. This week, he cemented a world record by swimming 361 miles — the full length of Lake Malawi in Africa. Hobbs technically broke the Guinness World Record last week, but kept swimming to reach the end of the lake. Lake Malawi spans the entire coast of the eastern African nation, and is known for being home to deadly crocodiles, hippos and mosquitoes. “It was the longest straight line of water that I could find,” said Hobbs, whose team calls him the Solo Swimmer. “But I’m not going to lie, I’m terrified of the crocodiles.” Swimming for 54 days in a row also meant trudging through lots of bad weather, including …

What a week! Premier League’s Spurs, Liverpool and Man City ending season with a bang

(CNN)The world’s most popular sport has just seen three consecutive nights of wonder, the likes of which few fans have ever seen before — or will ever see again. But as stunning as it was, Spurs’ late win was arguably second fiddle to the preceding night, with English club Liverpool completing one of the great Champions League comebacks to knock out the mighty Barcelona and reach a second consecutive Champions League final. Copa90: Guardiola reveals coaching secrets – to pub team Curtain call on thrilling season Before the European showcases, however, the incredible English Premier League week will culminate Sunday, when the league wraps with all 20 teams simultaneously kicking off at 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m ET). City’s …

Former surfing world champion Sunny Garcia in intensive care

The World Surf League has confirmed the former world champion Sunny Garcia is in intensive care in Oregon The World Surf League has confirmed the former world champion Sunny Garcia is in intensive care. With heavy hearts we confirm that Sunny Garcia is in the ICU in the hospital, the WSL posted on Twitter. Sunny has always been a great champion of surfing, both in and out of the water. Our prayers are with him and his loved ones at this deeply challenging time. World Surf League (@wsl) With heavy hearts we confirm that Sunny Garcia is in the ICU in the hospital. Sunny has always been a great champion of surfing, both in and out of the water. Our …

Storm Hannah eases after 82mph winds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStorm Hannah eases after battering western parts of the UK with winds of up to 80mph Storm Hannah is blowing itself out after hitting parts of the UK with winds of more than 80mph. A yellow wind warning for Wales and central and southern England was lifted at 15:00 BST. The Met Office has also lifted a yellow rain warning for Northern Ireland after County Antrim saw 27mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Thousands of homes across Ireland remain without power after storm Hannah brought down power lines. Rain is continuing to hit Northern Ireland, with a further 10mm (0.4 in) expected on top of 20mm (0.8in) already seen – …

TV under scrutiny after Kyle cancellation

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.” ‘I was traumatised’: Jeremy Kyle guests relive their appearances The Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV Why Kyle’s show was scrapped Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEx-Jeremy Kyle guest Danny Fuller: “You’ve been used and abused and that’s it” Mr Dymond was found dead on 9 May, a week after filming the show, during which he took a lie detector test. Ofcom has told ITV to report back the initial findings from its investigation into Mr Dymond’s participation in programme by Monday. “While ITV has decided to cancel the programme, its investigation into what happened is continuing and we will review the …