Federer defeats Isner to win 101st career singles title at Miami Open

(CNN)Roger Federer defeated defending champion John Isner in straight sets at the Miami Open on Sunday to win his 101st career singles title. Isner, 33, told ATP he had started feeling pain in his foot during the first set of the match. “It’s a terrible feeling, because you’re on an island out there, and you have no teammates to hide behind. I was going up against the greatest player ever, playing in this incredible atmosphere and my foot’s killing me,” he said. “Not that I would have won the match, anyways, let’s make that clear, but I think I could have made for a more interesting match and one that was a little more fun. Roger was too good.” Second …

Is VAR ‘killing’ football?

(CNN)VAR, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin. Neymar took issue with referee Damir Skomina’s decision to award Manchester United a stoppage-time penalty after Diego Dalot’s shot struck Presnel Kimpembe and sailed over the crossbar. Gianluigi Buffon: Football legend & art lover ‘Part of the drama’ “There was a big danger that VAR would drain the drama,” leading football commentator Ian Darke told CNN. “There was a suggestion that you would lose the moment, that everybody would be waiting and thinking, ‘is it a goal?’ but I don’t think it has quite worked out like that. “With VAR, you might have to build a bridge in to the commentary if there’s some doubt around the decision but you still do …

Sala pilot ‘not qualified to fly at night’

Regulatory authorities have confirmed that Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, North Lincolnshire, did not hold a “night rating” on his UK private pilot’s licence, the BBC understands. Who owned the plane? What does the interim air accident report say? Agent: ‘The tragic events have shocked us all’ Family’s tribute to Sala The story of Emiliano Sala His UK licence was mirrored by a US pilot’s licence – enabling him to fly the US-registered Piper Malibu in Europe. The public record of his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licence states Mr Ibbotson “must have available glasses for near vision” and that “all limitations and restrictions on the United Kingdom pilot licence apply”. There is no publicly available record of UK pilot licences, which …

SNL’s Mueller and Trump cold open illustrates the political divide

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The public will see Mueller’s report sometime in April — but Trump and his media allies have already hardened the right’s perceptions of what the report says. The no-collusion cake has been baked. “SNL” nailed this: De Niro: “I’ve included hundreds of pages of evidence.”Bryant: “Most of it provided on live television by the president himself.”Baldwin: “Russia, if you’re watching, go to bed. Daddy won.” The rhetorical power of Trump’s repetitiveness is on display right now. His message is simple, while Mueller’s report (judging by the sheer length) is more complicated. De Niro: “In conclusion, it is …

Manchester City brushes aside woeful Fulham to go top of Premier League

(CNN)Premier League champion Manchester City returned to the top of the table after a comfortable win over relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday. On 27 minutes a mistake from Joe Bryan was pounced on by Silva, who teed up Sergio Ageuro. The Argentine has been in lethal form this season and he wriggled past three Fulham defenders space before expertly finding the net to claim his 18th league goal of the season. This was Fulham’s 23rd league defeat of the season in 32 games, with Saturday’s loss leaving the London team 13 points behind fourth from bottom Burnley. INTERACTIVE: Predict the winner of the Premier League Without the injured Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has scored 10 of Fulham’s 29 league goals this season, …

Women’s football looks to the future

International team manager Alfie Wylie says the traditional stereotypes and prejudices – that football is a game for boys and men – no longer apply. He said the game now has an infrastructure to allow the best players to flourish. “There has been fantastic development in the women’s game over the last 17 years,” he told BBC News NI. “The women’s game is very much accepted now and the IFA has continued to lead and develop the women’s game at all levels,” he said. Image copyright IFA Image caption Developing talent is now a key objective for the sport’s governing body Caoimhe McLaughlin has been with Derry City since she was 13 and is now both player and assistant manager. …

Another Horse Euthanized Following Accident At Santa Anita Racetrack

Santa Anita Park, the famed thoroughbred racetrack outside Los Angeles, following a two-horse spill on Sunday. Arms Runner, a 5-year-old horse owned by Rockingham Ranch, suffered a severe and ultimately fatal injury to his right front leg when he fell during the Grade 3 $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, prompted a weekslong suspension. Prior to the resumption of races, The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, had announced that it was taking the unprecedented step of banning race-day medication as well as introducing several new regulations, like demanding complete transparency of all veterinary records, in an effort to protect racehorses from harm. said in a statement. “First and foremost, we must do right by the horse. When we do right by …

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Juve’s Champions League dream alive

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo was under no illusions when he signed for Juventus last July. It was the first time Juventus had come back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg, prompting Ronaldo to tell Sky Italia: “Maybe that’s why Juventus signed me. To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we’re strong and we showed it.” Atletico must be sick of the sight of Ronaldo pushing for the future — he’s now scored a remarkable 25 goals in 33 games against the Spanish side. His winning strike — his eighth Champions League hat-trick — sparked wild celebrations inside Juventus Stadium and must have made those in the higher …

Alex Jones hosted show after miscarriage

“It’s really odd. You’re in that room looking for answers that you’re never going to get. “You’re thinking: ‘Have I done something wrong? What did I do differently? Was it because we flew a long way? Was I too stressed? Was I putting too much pressure on myself?” Alex Jones’ bilingual wish for her son Jones to climb peak for Sport Relief An hour after learning she had lost her baby, Jones was back on television, even though her boss had told her she did not need to do the show. She said she explained to him that she did not know what else she would do besides her job. In 2018 she became pregnant again, but said she struggled …

‘You’re a girl, you can’t play snooker at the Crucible’

Because most of the snooker in my hometown of Blackpool was centred around social clubs, I had my share of battles on and off the table. Image copyright Blackpool Gazette Image caption Lynette being presented with the Walton Trophy In the Gazette Cup I drew Tommy Eaves who played for Fleetwood Conservative Club. As with the Walton Trophy, he would have lost home advantage if I wasn’t allowed to play at the club, so he arranged for us to play at the crack of dawn, with only the cleaners for company, when the committee members weren’t in. The club had a line across the room separating the bar from the tables and women usually weren’t allowed to cross it, let …

British boxer disqualified after biting opponent during heavyweight bout

(CNN)A British heavyweight boxing match ended in chaos after a fighter bit his opponent and was disqualified on Saturday. The British Boxing Board of Control’s website says Ali was disqualified, with the win awarded to the 35-year-old Price. “Rule #1. Don’t bite a Scouser in Liverpool,” tweeted boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Fans at the venue throw drinks at Ali as he was escorted away from the ring. “He shouldn’t be allowed back in a boxing ring again,” former British boxer Tony Bellew told Sky Sports. In 1997, US heavyweight Mike Tyson famously lost to Evander Holyfield after being disqualified for biting his opponent’s ear. Tyson was fined $3 million and his Nevada boxing license was revoked for one year. “He …

US Soccer stars ‘confident’ of winning gender discrimination lawsuit

Paris (CNN)The US women’s national soccer team will “fight until the end” in its battle for equality, says one of the team’s co-captains Megan Rapinoe. Follow @cnnsport READ: France 2019 — What you need to know READ: From ‘whirlwind year’ to seeking World Cup glory “To even bring about a lawsuit to the forefront you better be sure as hell that your claims are solid,” said the 33-year-old Rapinoe, who was speaking in Paris at the launch of the USWNT’s World Cup kit. “I’ve been on this team a long time and we’re extremely organized and united and feel that this is the right time for it and that we have a very strong case. We feel good about it. …

Shane Warne ‘expecting huge things’ as Australian ball-tampering bans come to an end

(CNN)It was the scandal that damaged a proud cricketing nation. A year on, though, from the bans, the resignations and the outrage, Steve Smith and David Warner are back. Follow @cnnsport The good news, however, is that when they do eventually return, Australian cricketing great Shane Warne expects both men to “be on fire.” “They love the game,” Warne told CNN. “To have that taken away from them for a year is pretty tough. I expect some huge things from them this year. I think with the year off, it will have freshened their minds up, they will be fit, raring to go.” In a sense, neither Warner nor Smith have truly disappeared from the cricketing landscape; they have both …

California Lawmakers Propose Reforms To College Admissions After Cheating Scandal

Democratic lawmakers in California proposed new legislation on Thursday aimed at curbing unfair advantages for students of wealthy families in the college admissions process. The reforms proposed come just weeks after the laid bare some of the more egregious (and allegedly criminal) tactics rich families have used to get their kids in.   The legislative package proposed “gain advantage over another because of their family’s wealth close the wealthy’s side door to college,” elite college admission scheme “UC and legislators are aligned on the goal of ensuring a level playing field for every applicant, regardless of income, social status, or influence,” the University of California added, noting that its policies forbid “legacy admissions.” The California lawmakers expected the proposals to …

Sala transfer flights probe urged

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmiliano Sala was on the light aircraft, which went missing on 21 January There are calls for a series of flights in the weeks before the fatal crash which killed footballer Emiliano Sala to be investigated by regulators. The aviation trade body Air Charter Association told BBC Wales it believes there are grounds to investigate other flights linked to the £15m transfer. These carried Sala, his agent, Cardiff City officials and others between the UK and France in December and January. Sala’s plane crashed in the English Channel on 21 January. The Argentinian striker, 28, had been returning for his first training session after completing his club record move to Cardiff City …

Rodgers’ wife and child ‘hid’ from thieves

“No one was injured in the incident but a number of items were stolen from the property.” Police added that an investigation had begun and inquiries were ongoing. Rodgers was appointed Leicester City’s new manager at the end of February after leaving his job at Celtic. The Northern Irishman signed a contract with the English Premier League club until June 2022.