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December 2016 / 110 posts found

Toughest gig in sport? UK jockeys ‘drive 70,000 miles a year’

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(CNN)Tom Marquand bears a cheery smile as he arrives at the British Racing School in Newmarket, England. The affable jockey is a familiar face around these parts, having earned his apprentice license here in 2014. But this is not a social visit. Today, Marquand is preparing to race at the nearby Newmarket Racecourse. What keeps a rider in the saddle after serious injury? At races in the UK, ambulances and a team of medical staff usually follow the riders. In October, flat jockey Freddie Tylicki was put in intensive care after a fall at Kempton racecourse in England. In June, […]

Bradley Wiggins announces retirement from all forms of professional cycling

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Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling, ending a career that saw him win a British record eight Olympic medals as well as the countrys first Tour de France title Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling, ending a career that saw him win a British record eight Olympic medals as well as the countrys first Tour de France title. The 36-year-old posted a statement on his Instagram page on Wednesday afternoon, accompanying a picture of his collected race jerseys, medals and trophies. In it, he said: 2016 is the end of the road for this chapter, onwards […]

Ronda Rousey returns to the Octagon. But for how long?

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(CNN)Covered in blood, Ronda Rousey crumpled to the Octagon floor, knocked out from a kick to the neck. It was November 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, and the previously undefeated Rousey was on the losing end of arguably the biggest upset in UFC history, succumbing to Holly Holm in UFC 193. On Ellen’s show again last month, Rousey hinted that retirement may not be that far away. “Not that long, I’m wrapping it up,” Rousey told DeGeneres. “This is definitely one of my last fights. Everyone better watch. The show isn’t going to be around forever.” Before her loss to Holm, […]

Ana Ivanovic announces retirement from pro tennis

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(CNN)Twenty-four hours after teasing her 1.23 million Twitter followers with news of an “important” announcement, Ana Ivanovic has revealed that she is retiring from professional tennis. In a two-minute video streamed on her official Facebook page, the 29-year-old said hanging up her racket — after being hindered by injuries — was a “difficult decision” to make. Ana Ivanovic on Wimbledon and French Open Aided by a devastating forehand, Ivanovic won her first and only grand slam singles title in 2008, beating Russia’s Dinara Safina in the French Open final — the victory, and an Australian Open final appearance earlier that […]

Michael Schumacher Fast Facts

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(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher. Personal:Birth date: January 3, 1969 Birth place: Hurth-Hermulheim, Germany

Ana Ivanovic announces retirement from tennis at age of 29

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Ana Ivanovic, the former world No1 and French Open winner, has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29 Ana Ivanovic, the former world No1 and 2008 French Open champion, has retired from tennis at the age of 29, the Serb confirmed on Wednesday. There is no other way to say this. I have decided to retire from professional tennis. It was a difficult decision but there is so much to celebrate, Ivanovic said on her Facebook page. Dont be sad, be optimistic alongside me. My love and my greatest thank you to all of you. Ivanovic announced […]

Michael Schumacher: Seven-time F1 champion’s legacy lives on

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(CNN)It is three years since Michael Schumacher’s life-changing skiing accident, but his legacy remains undimmed. The Formula One legend has been credited with helping to lay the foundations for Mercedes’ three years of dominance which culminated in two world titles for Lewis Hamilton in 2014 and 2015 and a first for Schumacher’s compatriot Nico Rosberg in 2016. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About How Good (Or Bad) You Are With Money

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Many of our spending habits are influenced by our upbringing. If you were brought up in a household that counted every penny, you may find yourself monitoring your cash flow and being very cautious with your investments as you get older. If you grew up in a house full of spendthrifts, you may carry on that tradition by treating yourself quite a bit. While early spending habits may play a role in the current state of your financial health, your zodiac sign may also be a factor in your financial prowess. Some zodiac signs are better than others at conserving […]

Obituary: Liz Smith – BBC News

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Image caption Her mastery of comic timing came to the fore in I didn’t Know You Cared By the age of nine, she was appearing in local dramatic productions, often playing the part of elderly ladies. World War Two thwarted her plans and she joined the WRNS because, as she later told the BBC’s Desert Island Discs, she loved the cut of the naval uniform. She continued appearing in plays and entertainments while serving in the Royal Navy. She met her future husband Jack Thomas while she was stationed in India and the couple married at the end of the […]

The 10 most memorable NFL moments in 2016

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DJ Gallo: Kaepernick kneeled, the Cowboys stood tall and Brady was Brady. A look at the NFLs best, worst and most controversial moments of 2016 1) Peyton Manning rides off into the sunset … and creates QB chaos The 2015-16 season ended back in February with Peyton Manning kissing Papa John as the announced his retirement, the Broncos were faced with handing a championship team to Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian or a free agent QB from a class that featured names such as Sanchise and Fitzmagic. The Texans swooped in and signed Osweiler for big money (and undoubtedly now regret […]