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Colts QB Andrew Luck, former No. 1 pick, announces he’s retiring

Quarterback Andrew Luck, the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft and a four-time Pro Bowl selection, announced on Saturday night that he’s retiring. “This is not an easy decision,” the Indianapolis Colts player told reporters. “For the last four years or so I’ve been in this cycle of injury, pain, rehab, injury, pain, rehab.…MORE

Jurgen Klopp conjures new mantra as Liverpool inflict defeat on Arsenal

“Our identity is intensity.” It may sound like a line from Liverpool’s ’80s anthem “Anfield Rap,” but it was the mantra of manager Jurgen Klopp after his side inflicted a 3-1 defeat on rivals Arsenal on Saturday to move clear at the top of the English Premier League. Arsenal’s defense was peppered and pressured as…MORE

Chelsea young guns Abraham and Mount fire Lampard to first win as boss

The wait is over. Frank Lampard can tick his first win as Chelsea head coach off his to-do list after his faith in his young Chelsea squad was rewarded with an away win at Norwich. The average age of Lampard’s starting line-up during an entertaining 3-2 victory was just 25 years and 54 days, Chelsea’s…MORE

Weekend sports guide: College football is back and Little League and PGA Tour crown champions

In the immortal words of legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson: “We’re gonna play football…YIPPEE!” This Saturday marks the return of college football to the sporting calendar. But instead of a full-on smorgasbord of games, the NCAA is offering up a tapas-sized portion of pigskin — two games to tease our summer-starved appetites. As football opens, the…MORE

Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov banned from international play for four years after he tested positive for cocaine

The International Ice Hockey Federation has suspended Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov for testing positive for cocaine. The drug is banned under the World Anti-Doping Code. “Recently, the IIHF notified me that, due to a positive test for a banned substance, I would be suspended from international competition for four years,” Kuznetsov said in a…MORE

Skier Lindsey Vonn is engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban

Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female ski racer of all time, is engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban, their representatives confirmed to CNN. The couple met two years ago and made their relationship public in 2018. According to Vogue, Subban proposed at home, in front of Vonn’s three dogs, presenting her an emerald ring — her…MORE

‘I was in the wrong:’ Conor McGregor admits role in Dublin pub altercation

Former two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor admits he was “in the wrong” following an altercation in a pub in Dublin in April. A video released on social media earlier in August appeared to show the Irishman punching a man in the head inf the Marble Arch pub in Dublin. But in an interview with ESPN,…MORE

Arsenal look to avenge last season’s humiliating Anfield defeat against Liverpool

Ahead of Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has likely been waking up in cold sweats at the prospect of returning to Anfield to face Liverpool. Last season’s clash — which started so promisingly with Arsenal taking the lead after 11 minutes — ended in one of the most humiliating defeats of…MORE

‘We’re not stuck in our ways,’ says PGA Tour commissioner on slow play

Winning a golf tournament has never been more lucrative. The Masters’ winning purse increased to $11 million in 2017. Both the Players Championship and the US Open’s winning purse rocketed to $12.5 million last year. The winner of the FedEx Cup gets an eye-watering $15 million. Yet in recent weeks the sport has undergone something…MORE

Naomi Osaka: Tennis star takes on the CNN quickfire challenge

Quiet night in or a big night out? Lead singer or backing vocals? Grass court or hard court? Naomi Osaka may be one of the most exciting prospects in tennis, but how well do you know Japan’s first grand slam singles champion? The 21-year-old sprung to worldwide fame last year by winning the US Open…MORE

Former Ghana international and ‘fan favorite’ Junior Agogo dies at 40

A former international footballer for Ghana and a number of English football clubs has died at the age of 40. Junior Agogo, played 27 times for Ghana’s national team, scoring 11 goals. In 2008 he scored the winning goal as Ghana beat Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, though the Black…MORE