German skier pullings off astonish win in classic Kitzbuhel downhill

( CNN) It is the most feared and challenging downhill in the world, but outsider Thomas Dressen demonstrated his mettle with a debut World Cup win in the legendary Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbuhel. Follow @cnnsport The 24 -year-old German clinched merely the second rostrum finish of his career with a storming running around the infamous […]

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Major League Rugby crowns Seattle champs- and seems to season two

The US professional competition staged its final in San Diego on Saturday and will be in Los Angeles and New York next year As Major League Rugby commissioner Dean Howes put it, the trophy the Seattle Seawolves lifted on Saturday night “looks and feels like rugby”. The America’s Championship Shield is 3ft tall, weighs 80lbs […]

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The new Hawaii? Surfers flock to Taiwan, an island nation that fears the sea

Typhoon swell and a host of surf places have set a fishing village on the pro-circuit a big change for a culture whose malaise with China created an aversion to the ocean Set against a background of lush green mountains sweeping down to a Pacific ocean swell, the village of Jinzun Harbour reminds some surfers […]

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Nick Foles: From mulling retirement to Super Bowl MVP

Minneapolis( CNN) Nick Foles winning Super Bowl LII MVP honors felt unthinkable on July 27, 2016. That’s when Foles, having been released by the Rams, seriously considered hanging up the cleats. “I think as people, we deal with struggles, ” Foles told Sunday night. “And that was a moment in my life where I thought […]

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Dave Ryding: From plastic ski slope to Olympic medal hopes

( CNN) In skiing words, Dave Ryding is something of an anomaly. While most pros were raised in Alpine countries, or Scandinavia or Northern america, Britain’s Ryding first detected his skiing legs on a dry, plastic slope in northwest England. Follow @cnnsport Forget groomed pistes and cozy alpine huts — you’re unlikely to see even […]

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Tiger Woods’ toils go on but magical Masters moment of 1997 still resonates | Richard Williams

Watching Tiger Woods now is a struggle but the 20 th anniversary of his first Augusta triumph stir memories of a first-day tee shooting that signalled his greatness The morning at Augusta National had been spent following Lee Westwood, an early starter in the first round of the 1997 Masters. At 23, the Englishman was […]

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‘Planet is doomed’ unless ocean health improves, says yachtswoman

( CNN) She’s witnessed awe-inspiring sights at sea, but yachtswoman Dee Caffari has also been left “dumbfounded” by the vast drifting islands of plastic and rubbish she has seen in the world’s oceans. As the first girl to have sailed single-handedly around the world in both directions, Caffari has watched up close the harmful effects […]

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