USA Gymnastics Chief Operating Officer Ron Galimore resigns

(CNN)USA Gymnastics’ longtime chief operating officer has resigned, the organization said Friday, becoming the latest in a string of top officials to leave the sport’s national governing body after a sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. Until his resignation, Galimore was the highest-ranking official still working for…

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‘Impossible to be openly homosexual in football,’ says France star Olivier Giroud

(CNN)France’s World Cup-winning striker Olivier Giroud believes it is “impossible” for a professional footballer to come out as gay. Atkin: I came out ‘because football needs it’ “When I saw the German Thomas Hitzlsperger come out in 2014, it was very emotional,” he said. “That was when I said to…

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Susanna Dinnage appointed new Premier League chief executive

(CNN)The Premier League has confirmed Susanna Dinnage will take over as the organization’s chief executive. “I am excited at the prospect of taking on this fantastic role,” Dinnage said. “The Premier League means so much to so many people. “It represents the pinnacle of professional sport and the opportunity to…

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Brazilian GP: Fuming Max Verstappen denied as Lewis Hamilton wins

(CNN)Max Verstappen labelled Esteban Ocon an ‘idiot’ and was accused of trying to punch the Frenchman in a post-race fracas after their collision cost him likely victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen looked to have his second straight F1 victory secured when he overtook Hamilton…

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Christian Pulisic: ‘No reason’ the USA can’t win the World Cup

(CNN)Christian Pulisic is considered one of the most exciting prospects in world football and has become a beacon of hope for the United States national team. “Seeing a lot of the younger guys coming through the system, I don’t think there is any reason why we shouldn’t be a successful…

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Santiago Solari appointed Real Madrid permanent coach

(CNN)Real Madrid has announced that Santiago Hernan Solari will take over as the club’s permanent coach, after a record-setting start in the job. Real was forced to make a quick decision on Solari’s future because the Spanish league prevents interim coaches from staying in the position for more than two…

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Quick nap proves costly for sailor Alex Thomson in Route du Rhum race

(CNN)After 11 days and about 3,500 nautical miles at sea, Briton Alex Thomson was primed to win the solo transatlantic Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race when his boat hit a patch of rocks approaching Grande Terre island. Thomson — who like many sailors sleeps in 20-minute bursts throughout the day…

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Government backtracks on gaming machines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure. Ministers had been facing a parliamentary defeat, with several Tory MPs joining opposition politicians to table amendments to the…

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Soccer referee suspended for using rock, paper, scissors to decide kickoff

London (CNN)A British soccer referee has been suspended for a “moment of madness” after he asked two team captains to play rock, paper, scissors to decide a kickoff. She said: “The referee forgot his coin and in that moment, in a TV game, he was really pushed for time. “He…

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Serena Williams named GQ Woman of the Year — but cover sparks controversy

(CNN)Tennis great Serena Williams has been named GQ’s Woman of the Year — but the magazine’s cover has caused a stir on social media with many questioning why “Woman” was in quotes. In February, Williams told CNN she almost died giving birth to her daughter last year, yet within months…

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Uber driving golfer Adam Stephens challenges leaders at Australian Open

(CNN)More accustomed to driving customers around in his Uber, Adam Stephens didn’t expect to be driving his way through the field at the Australian Open on Thursday. Looking ahead to golf’s DP World Tour Championship The 30-year-old hit a three-under-par 69 — including five birdies and two bogeys — to…

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