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Serena Williams takes to the tennis court with daughter Olympia

Sorry Venus, Serena has found a new doubles partner. The 23-time grand slam champion took to the court with daughter Olympia, who turns three in September, as the pair sported matching purple outfits. In photos posted on Williams’ Instagram, the pair are seen celebrating, sharing a high five and walking off court — where Olympia…MORE

The NFL plans to play the Black national anthem before Week 1 games

The NFL plans to play the Black national anthem before Week 1 games

The NFL plans to have the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — known as the Black national anthem — performed live or played before every game in Week 1 of the NFL season, a source familiar with the league’s discussions told CNN on Thursday. The news was first reported by The Undefeated, which is…MORE

West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95

West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95

The cricket world is in mourning after West Indies cricket legend Everton Weekes died at the age of 95. He was one of the “Three Ws” — along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — who put Barbados and West Indies cricket on the map in the 1950s. It is expected that he will be…MORE

Former Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone becomes a father at 89

Former Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone becomes a father at 89

Former Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone, 89, and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, have announced the birth of their son. The baby boy was born on Wednesday and is named Ace, a spokesperson for Ecclestone confirmed to CNN. The new arrival will be the billionaire’s first son, and his first child with Flosi, joining daughters Tamara,…MORE

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s voice and conscience

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s voice and conscience

On a karting track in southeast England, an eight-year-old Lewis Hamilton has the measure of his rivals. He is flying around the course. He is quicker than the other boys and, though these are supposed to be carefree years, is racing with the intensity of someone who is eager to make an impression. “There’s a…MORE

Statue campaign launched for pioneering Black footballer Jack Leslie

Statue campaign launched for pioneering Black footballer Jack Leslie

A campaign has been launched to build a statue for an English footballer who was supposedly denied the chance to play for his country because he was Black. The Jack Leslie campaign hopes to raise £100,000 ($124,000) for a statue to honor Leslie, a striker for English club Plymouth Argyle in the 1920s and 1930s.…MORE

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