Shanghai Swans rally to win $3.3 million GCL Super Cup

(CNN)The Shanghai Swans fought back Sunday to clinch show jumping’s Global Champions League Super Cup for teams in Prague. READ: ‘Magic’ Ben Maher clinches $1.4 million LGCT Super Grand Prix LGCT New York: The Ben Maher show (18 Videos) LGCT New York: The Ben Maher show LGCT Saint-Tropez: Springsteen triumphs LGCT Rome: Ben Maher leaps to victory Olivier Philippaerts: Secrets of My Success LGCT Valkenswaard: van der Vleuten triumphs Laura Kraut: Secrets of My Success Edwina Tops-Alexander: Secrets of My Success LGCT London: Ben Maher and the London Knights on top Jennifer Gates: Paris Panthers owner opens up LGCT Berlin: Dani G. Waldman takes the victory LGCT Chantilly: Darragh Kenny jumps to victory Ben Maher: Secrets of My Success LGCT …

$1m per touchdown: did Brock Osweiler have the easiest ever NFL career?

Osweiler was a poster boy for failing up, but he got in, helped win a Super Bowl, got paid and got out. You can only doff your cap to him Brock Osweiler has decided to retire after just seven seasons. He shuts the door on a career we should all envy, unless youre into all that gladiatorial glory stuff that football touts. Osweiler beat the system: He got into the league, helped win a Super Bowl, got his money and got out, all while maintaining his pristine teeth and long-term health. Its only fitting he called it quits during subreddit devoted to his Brock Lobster nickname persists to this day. Osweiler was tall and white and ungainly and gangly and …

Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballers wife passed on her private Instagram posts Coleen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballers wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operation that involved placing false stories in the tabloid newspaper. Rooney, an online influencer who is married to the former England international Wayne Rooney, said she was forced to act after a series of posts on her private social media account appeared in the media. She has publicly accused Rebekah Vardy, the wife of fellow England footballer Jamie Vardy, of being the individual who was leaking the private information. Vardy, a former contestant on Im a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, has …

NFL star Antonio Brown accused of raping former trainer in lawsuit

The New England Patriots wideout has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who worked as his trainer, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown, one of the NFLs biggest stars, has been accused of raping a woman who formerly worked as his physical trainer, according to a federal lawsuit. The civil complaint filed on Tuesday in US district court for the southern district of Florida alleges Brown sexually assaulted Britney Taylor, a gymnast he met while they attended Central Michigan University together. The lawsuit, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, accuses Brown of assaulting Taylor on three separate occasions, twice in June 2017 and a third in May …

Eni Aluko: We all have moments in life when our morals are called into question

When the striker called out racism in the England camp, it ended her international career. She explains why the fight was worth it Eniola Aluko is one of only 11 female footballers to have played more than 100 times for England. She has scored some of the Lionesses most memorable goals, was the first female pundit on Match Of The Day, and is a qualified lawyer, having graduated from Brunel University London with a first in 2008. But it is as a whistleblower that she is destined to be best remembered. And, like many whistleblowers, she has spent the subsequent years being rubbished by those she exposed. Now she has written a memoir. They Dont Teach This is a fascinating …

Peter Crouch: ‘Getting 50,000 people on their feet you can’t replicate that’

Hes played for seven Premier League clubs and been capped 42 times, but last month he finally hung up his boots. So whats next for one of Britains best-loved footballers? Folded up in the corner of a sofa, wearing skinny black jeans and a black shirt, limbs tucked away wherever they will go, Peter Crouch looks a bit like a sleeping bat. (Except he isnt hanging upside down, obviously). He is tired, he says. Not from a season sitting on benches, in Stoke and Burnley; or from being out on the town, dancing like a robot; but because there is a new addition to the Crouch family: child number four, aged four weeks when we meet in a fancy London …

The NFL’s plan for an 18-game season: when ego and greed collide

The league expects to make $25bn a year by 2027. And its plans to get there show little regard for players, fans or broadcasters Even in the deeply cynical world of pro football, the NFLs latest plot to expand to an 18-game schedule rings as a blatant cash grab at the expense of its fans, broadcast partners and the health of its players. The recent proposal is as brazen as it is foolish. In short: the league has pitched an idea to host an 18-game season but limit the number of individual games each player can play to 16. Yes. You read that right. The league wants to hold a competitive, multi-billion-dollar competition that would see its best, most marketable …

Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins $1m in one night after victory in Home Run Derby

Pete Alonso outlasted Vladimir Guerrero Jr in the final of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1m, a sum nearly double his 2019 salary Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New Yorks newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1m, a sum nearly double his 2019 salary. Alonso somehow had enough to edge Guerrero, who hit 91 homers but ran out of gas in the final following an epic semi-final against Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Needing 23 homers to beat Guerrero, Alonso connected for a homer to left-center before flipping his bat high into the air and hugging …

Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius win Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

(CNN)Veteran jockey Frankie Dettori punched the sky with pure joy as he clinched a successive Gold Cup, once again riding Stradivarius to victory in the most prestigious race at Royal Ascot. The Italian jockey has now ridden seven Gold Cup winners, only Lester Piggott has more with 11. Stradivarius, owned by Bjorn Nielsen, was a hot favorite after last year’s victory and started the race as the even money favorite. With the crowd on tenterhooks, Dettori positioned his horse perfectly and the way he stormed down the home straight caused hairs to stand up on the back of necks. “What an amazing horse he is, he’s a horse for the big occasion and I love him dearly,” Dettori told ITV …

Israel Folau looks for $2.1 million in legal battle with Rugby Australia

(CNN)Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia following a homophobic social media post, is crowdfunding A$3 million (US$2.1 million) to pursue a legal battle against the governing body. “My fight with Rugby Australia to defend my right to practice my religion has so far cost my wife Maria and me over A$100,000 in legal fees,” Folau says in the video. “Rugby Australia has an army of lawyers at their disposal and they have already said they will divert significant resources to fight me in court. “The cost to me and my family of continuing my legal action against Rugby Australia is expected to be significant.” In an April Instagram post, which has not been deleted, Folau listed “drunks, homosexuals, …