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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Steve Mnuchin Can’t Answer Basic Questions About IRS Presidential Audits

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) asked Mnuchin during a hearing if the mandatory presidential audit would encompass previous tax years if the person who became president had been under audit for those years. Mnuchin’s inability to answer such a basic question about the IRS’ presidential audits comes on the heels of his refusal to comply with a federal law allowing congressional tax-writing committees to obtain any person’s tax returns. Mnuchin rejected Neal’s lawful request by insinuating that the committee’s interest in IRS presidential tax audits was merely a pretext to obtain and disseminate Trump’s tax returns for partisan political purposes. If Democrats really wanted to know about presidential audits, Mnuchin said in a letter last month, “we would be happy …

Hinduja brothers top Rich List for third time

British citizens Sri, 83, and Gopi, 79, who are based in London, are two of the four brothers controlling the empire. Among the properties they own is the Old War Office in Whitehall, which they hope to reopen as a luxury hotel. The two brothers topped the newspaper list in 2014 and in 2017. The list, which estimates the 1,000 richest people in the UK, is based on identifiable wealth including land, property, other assets such as art, and shares in companies, the Sunday Times says. It does not include the amount contained in people’s bank accounts. Brothers David and Simon Reuben – who made their fortune in property, carpets and scrap metal – are in second place on the …

Man City return to top of Premier League with victory over Tottenham

(CNN)Pep Guardiola must have been sick of the sight of Mauricio Pochettino. True, City may have won 4-3 in Wednesday’s pulsating Champions League clash but it wasn’t enough to stop Spurs advancing to the semifinals on away goals.

The Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV

ITV’s statement in full: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show. Damian Collins MP, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said the broadcaster had made the right decision. “However, that should not be the end of the matter,” he said. “There needs to be an independent review of the duty of care TV companies have to participants in reality TV shows.” Programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show risked “putting people who might be vulnerable on to a public stage at a point in their lives when they are unable to foresee the consequences”, he said. ‘I was traumatised’: Jeremy Kyle guests relive their appearances The committee …

How do you decide on a baby name?

Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of parenting website BabyCentre, urged parents to spend some time alone testing the name they choose. “You don’t want to regret it a year down the line,” she said. “We sometimes see posts that they have named a baby, then a year down the line they don’t like it.” Image copyright Donna Slater Image caption Welsh mum Donna Slater used her country’s rugby team for inspiration “I was kind of surreptitiously on my phone looking at the Welsh rugby team. ‘What about Gareth?’ and he’d say ‘no, I don’t like that one’”. She eventually got to Toby – after player Toby Faletau – which they both liked. Donna did not tell her English husband how she’d …