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FIFA gives VAR the green light for 2018 World Cup

The use of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) is one of the most polarizing issues in modern football. More>>

Arsenal heads to Moscow in Europa League amid tense UK-Russia relations

As Britain braces itself for expected retaliation from Moscow after expelling 23 Russian diplomats, the two countries' relationship will come under sharper focus in two football matches next month. More>>

Rafael Nadal 'living with pain and painkillers since 2005'

Spaniard Rafael Nadal will be remembered as one of tennis' best ever players -- and competitors -- and one of his country's finest sportspeople. More>>

Champions League: English clubs Manchester City and Liverpool paired in quarterfinals

If Manchester City is to win a maiden Champions League title, they will have to get past England's most successful side in Europe's top club competition, Liverpool. More>>

Tiger Woods has got his 'feels' back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods smiled, rocked back on his heels a little and laughed before pointing a celebratory finger toward the Bay Hill crowd. More>>

Champions League draw live: Quarterfinal ties are decided

By Matias Grez and Sandy Thin CNN (CNN) -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

Roger Federer: Will Swiss star play French Open?

With the clay-court season only three weeks away, tennis fans are asking: Will Roger Federer play the French Open? More>>

'Fantasy' Lionel Messi sets another milestone with 100th Champions League goal

Even Antonio Conte had to smile Wednesday after witnessing the Champions League brilliance of Lionel Messi. More>>

Meet Cosmin Lambru, the professional footballer with a prosthetic arm

Like many small children, Romanian Cosmin Lambru would frequently walk through the streets of his hometown, talking to his friends about football. More>>

Jose Mourinho under fire after Manchester United's shock Champions League exit

After the high of beating arch-rival Liverpool in the Premier League last weekend, Manchester United crashed back down to earth Tuesday after it was dumped out of the Champions League by Sevilla. More>>

Could Brexit handicap the 'mother' of all stud books?

It has been published since 1791 and survived two world wars, the Irish potato famine and the conflict in Northern Ireland. More>>

John Amaechi: 'Path to greatness' for athletes should never be 'injurious, dangerous, or evil'

Negotiating the "path to greatness" is never an easy process for athletes. More>>

Tiger Woods offers 'compelling' superhuman story, says PGA Tour chief

His comeback is compelling from a sporting perspective, but Tiger Woods' resurgence is like gold dust for golf's PGA Tour. More>>

Football's first 'Raumdeuter': The making of Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller's style of play was considered so unorthodox, the German footballer coined a new word to describe it: "Raumdeuter." More>>

Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace: How Lewis Hamilton inspired NASCAR star

Lewis Hamilton made his Formula One debut in 2007 and a year later he became the sport's youngest champion at the age of 23. More>>

America's Cup-winning skipper Jimmy Spithill jumps ship to Italians

He's a two-time America's Cup-winning skipper but after Team USA's defeat in last year's event Australian Jimmy Spithill has jumped ship to join Italy's Luna Rossa. More>>

Venus Williams beats sister Serena in Indian Wells

Serena Williams' first official tournament since becoming a mom in September was cut short by older sister Venus in Indian Wells. More>>

Tiger Woods roars to second-place finish at Valspar Championship

After Tiger Woods' performance at the Valspar Championship in Florida over the weekend, is the 14-time major winner back to his best? More>>

Footballer misses his club's next game to help leukaemia patient

A top striker from the Dutch first division will miss his team's next match after agreeing to donate blood to a leukaemia patient with a DNA match. More>>

Williams sisters meet in Indian Wells

Serena and Venus Williams won't be meeting in a grand slam Monday and their match won't be a final, either. More>>

Cheltenham: How the Irish came to rule the 'Olympics' of jump racing

The sign at Dublin airport asked the last person out of Ireland to "please turn off the lights." More>>

Greek league suspended after PAOK club president invades pitch with gun

A leading European league has been suspended after a key game ended in chaos Sunday when the president of a Greek club entered the pitch during the match with a handgun holstered on his waist. More>>

Jamie Carragher: Leading TV football pundit suspended for spitting

A leading TV football pundit, who was an England international and played for English Premier League club Liverpool, has been suspended by British broadcaster Sky Sports after footage emerged of him spitting at a couple of... More>>

Formula 1 2018: Faster tires, fewer engines ... and a halo

If 2017 was about revolution, the new Formula One season will be about evolution. More>>

Fiji downs Kenya to win second Sevens Series title of 2018

Fiji closed in on South Africa at the top of the World Rugby Sevens Series rankings with victory over Kenya in the final of the Canada Sevens for a second title of 2018. More>>

Novak Djokovic's struggles continue after shock Indian Wells defeat

It appears as if Novak Djokovic faces a long and hard road back to his glory days on the tennis tour. More>>

Longtime US figure skating coach suspended by USOC

Longtime coach Richard Callaghan, who has mentored Olympic and world champions, has been suspended by US Figure Skating after sexual misconduct allegations, the organization said Friday. More>>

Sean Fitzpatrick: Northern Hemisphere sides pose biggest threat to All Blacks

While rugby's origins reside in 19th Century England, international silverware in the modern game has traditionally been won by Southern Hemisphere countries. More>>

Paralympics' opening ceremony dazzles against political backdrop

The Winter Paralympics began amid a dazzling spectrum of color and music at Friday's opening ceremony as Pyeongchang welcomed its second international sporting extravaganza of 2018. More>>

Serena Williams wins in tennis comeback, then fields question about therapeutic use exemption

Making her tennis comeback after becoming a mom for the first time, Serena Williams beat Zarina Diyas in straight sets in the first round in Indian Wells. More>>

Jean-Pierre Adams: The three-decade coma that can't stop love

What present do you buy a man who has been in a coma for more than 30 years? More>>

Andretti team hoping to 'mix it with the big boys' in Formula E

The Andretti name has been a constant in motorsport for half a century, but its fledgling Formula E team is still trying to "mix it with the big boys" in the all-electric series. More>>

Winter Paralympics: All you need to know about PyeongChang 2018

The dust has barely settled from the PyeongChang Games, but South Korea is again preparing to welcome athletes from across the globe for the 2018 Winter Paralympics. More>>

Legends of Judo: Majlinda Kelmendi, Kosovo's first Olympic medalist

When Majlinda Kelmendi fights, an entire nation stands still. More>>

Mick Fanning: 'The ocean humbles you,' says Aussie surfer

Most people's offices consists of a computer, a table, a phone and a chair. For most of Mick Fanning's life his office has been the ocean, a place he says has always made him happy. More>>

Davide Astori: Thousands gather for funeral of Fiorentina captain

Thousands of people gathered in one of Florence's main squares Thursday to pay respects and mourn the loss of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who died suddenly Sunday. More>>

US Paralympian Mike Schultz hopes radical prosthetics empower others

He's a hardcore action sportsman who refuses to be hampered by the loss of his left leg, but "Monster" Mike Schultz is getting a bigger rush by pioneering prosthetic limbs for the US Paralympic team. More>>

Longtime NFL referee Ed Hochuli retires as son Shawn promoted

One of the most recognizable NFL referees is hanging up his cleats. More>>

NBA star Dwyane Wade visits Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

Just days after meeting with the family of a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade on Wednesday visited the school in Parkland, Florida. More>>

Meet teenager Kelly Sildaru, the star of the next Winter Olympics?

She hails from a land with no real mountains where the highest point is only 318 meters (1,043 feet) above sea level. She was just 15 years old when the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began. More>>

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