Sala funeral takes place in Argentina

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCardiff City manager Neil Warnock: “Sala was my player” Sala was killed when a single-engine light aircraft, flown by pilot Mr Ibbotson, crashed near Alderney just two days after he became Cardiff City’s record transfer. His body, which was recovered from the wreckage following a privately-funded search last week, was repatriated to Argentina on Friday. It was then driven from Buenos Aires to the Sante Fe province, where Sala grew up. Emiliano Sala – born in Argentina, made in France Who owned the plane Sala died in? Agent reveals Sala flight text messages Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMourners applauded in tribute as the footballer’s coffin was carried in …

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

(CNN)Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid — who drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem when the two were San Francisco 49ers teammates — have settled their collusion grievance cases against the NFL. Both alleged that teams were keeping them from playing. Kaepernick became a lightning rod in 2016 while with the 49ers when the quarterback refused to stand during the National Anthem, protesting what he believes are racial injustices and ongoing police brutality in the US. He drew fierce criticism from some by kneeling but also inspired other athletes — from elementary schools to professional leagues — to join his movement. Reid, a safety, began kneeling alongside his teammate that season. When he was still playing for San Francisco, …

Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

(CNN)Mikaela Shiffrin proved she really is in a league of her own in the slalom, becoming the first skier in history to win four consecutive world titles in the same event. Mikaela Shiffrin: Why I won’t be objectified She admitted that the possibility of making history was the extra motivation she needed to power through. “Today was something else,” she said of the occasion. “There’s been a lot going on these Championships since the Super-G win. I certainly had a lot of doubt today but in the most important moments it was okay. “Like I said, my team was just spectacular this whole time to get me to toughen up and do the job. I’m really, really happy.” The packed …

Marcel Hirscher bags silver as Henrik Kristoffersen wins world title

(CNN)He’s trailed in the wake of Marcel Hirscher for most of his career, but Henrik Kristoffersen got the better of his great rival with victory in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Sweden. “It was about time,” Kristoffersen said after his victory. “Everyone has been working insanely, so it’s amazing. I haven’t won a GS since 2015. “I have worked so hard and been close so many times. I just went for it.” Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer? Big night out? France’s Alexis Pinturault added a bronze medal to the combined gold he won earlier in the championships. Kristoffersen is third in the World Cup overall standings behind seven-time champion Hirscher and Pinturault, but he showed far greater consistency …

Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow

(CNN)An upstart US professional football league reportedly had talks with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but it appears that former 49ers quarterback wanted more money than the league was willing to pay. The Alliance of American Football, an eight-team league that debuted last weekend, reportedly spoke to Kaepernick as well as former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. According to the Associated Press, Kaepernick wanted at least $20 million to play.

The UK football club staying in the EU

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Derry City’s home ground lies four miles from the Irish border The city of Derry has a hinterland that straddles the Irish border. Image copyright INM/Getty Images Image caption Derry City returned from 13 years of footballing exile in 1985 and have played in the League of Ireland ever since In 1972 – a year regarded as one of the worst of the Troubles in Northern Ireland – a supporters’ bus from visiting Ballymena United was burned on a visit to the Brandywell. The club was expelled from the Irish League in Northern Ireland and forced into the footballing wilderness. Its exile ended with acceptance into the Republic’s League of Ireland in 1985. Derry City …

Matt Kuchar says he’ll apologize to caddie and pay remainder of the $50,000 he requested

(CNN)Earlier this week, pro golfer Matt Kuchar defended the $5,000 he paid his fill-in caddie after winning $1,296,000 at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, his first PGA tournament victory in four years. “For my fans, as well as fans of the game, I want to apologize to you for not representing the values instilled in this incredible sport. Golf is a game where we call penalties on penalties. I should have done that long ago and not let this situation escalate.” The caddie of a winning golfer on the PGA Tour can expect to receive about 10% of his earnings. Ortiz knewthat because he wasn’t Kuchar’s regular caddyhe wouldn’t receive that much, but he wanted more than the $5,000 Kuchar …

After 15 years, the Mars Opportunity rover’s mission has ended

(CNN)It’s time to say goodbye to Opportunity. The Mars rover’s team made its last attempt to contact Opportunity on Tuesday night, and it went unanswered. On Wednesday, NASA confirmed that the mission is over. Solar-powered Opportunity hasn’t communicated with engineers since June 10. Dust has blocked out sunlight, and even the expected winds from November through January haven’t helped clear Opportunity’s sensors and panels. Engineers tried different things to revive Opportunity, sending repeated signals and commands to attempt to fix other potential issues. They’ve sent more than 835 recovery commands that remain unanswered.

Killing it with crutches, athlete with spina bifida takes on extreme racing

(CNN)Misty Diaz showed no fear as she lined up for the Red Bull 400, a brutal foot race straight up the Olympic ski jump in Park City, Utah. “We can stay in the position that we’re in and hope for better results, or we can be uncomfortable and make strides and changes.” Diaz decided to make strides, literally. “I started doing something that I’ve never thought I would do before, and that was simply just walking.” Pushing the limit She started with small goals: walking to the mailbox. Then walking around the block. “I just kept going and going,” Diaz said. In early 2012, she ran her first race, a Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K. “Crossing that finish line, I …

Rugby World Cup: Remembering the shock of the century

(CNN)With time almost up on the clock, Japan rolled the dice on England’s south coast. Leitch wanted a try — five points that would thrust Japan into the history books with the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history. Meet rugby superfan Daisuke Komura Like the thousands in the stadium, Komura urged his side to play for the try in the closing minutes. Sitting near him was now England boss Jones, who looked on as the players continued to defy his instructions. Come the final play, Jones couldn’t watch. “Eddie was sitting right behind me and left in anger as he wanted to see a shot at goal,” says Komura. “I guess he didn’t see the deciding moment, but when …

‘Unconditional offers don’t make us lazy’

Foot off the gas? Figures from the admissions service Ucas have shown a huge rise in unconditional offers over the past five years, with applicants who accept them more likely to miss their predicted results by two or more grades. But Harrison is determined this won’t happen to him “I am going to keep working the same level as I already have,” he says, “to try and make an impression in the future really.” Clampdown on unconditional offers planned Universities lure students with unconditional offers But Bill Jones, deputy chief executive of the Leeds City College group, views unconditional offers with frustration. No matter how good students’ intentions, he says, “they know they don’t need to stretch themselves and do …

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

(CNN)Quiet night in or big night out? Heels or sneakers? Olympic gold or an overall World Cup title? Shiffrin’s dominance this season has made waves beyond skiing, and she stands on the brink of a third straight World Cup overall crown. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and videos The double Olympic champion is already the third most successful women’s ski racer of all-time with 56 wins — trailing only Annemarie Moser-Proll (62) and the now-retired Lindsey Vonn (82). And she is fifth on the list of all-time most successful ski racers, male or female. But what is the secret to her phenomenal success and quite how does prefer to spend her time away from the snow? To discover what …

Nico Rosberg: How gas-guzzling F1 champion turned into an eco warrior

(CNN)The irony is not lost on Nico Rosberg that he has gone from the excesses of Formula 1’s gas guzzling to effectively become an eco warrior. But now he is driven by making a far greater and greener impact than anything he believes he achieved at the wheel of an F1 car before his shock retirement after edging teammate Lewis Hamilton to the world title. Nico Rosberg on why he retired after winning F1 title Already on board for the event are the FIA, Prince Albert of Monaco and the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Some 50,000 attendees are expected over the three days, which includes the Green Tech Awards, of which the revered environmentalist Sir David Attenborough is a …

What Donald Trump’s giant White House golf simulator says about him

(CNN)Within the last few weeks, President Donald Trump had a room-sized golf simulator installed in his personal quarters at the White House, according to The Washington Post. Presidents have a lot on their minds. And they can’t just duck out to play a quick 18 holes on a whim. If swinging a club in a gold simulator helps them think, more power to them!

Shannon Gabriel apologizes for ‘do you like boys’ comment

(CNN)West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has apologized for asking England captain Joe Root if he liked boys during his team’s Test defeat to England in St Lucia. He explained: “The exchange occurred during a tense moment on the field. The pressure was on and England’s captain Joe Root was looking at me intensely as I prepared to bowl, which may have been the usual psychological strategy with which all Test cricketers are familiar. “I recognize now that I was attempting to break through my own tension when I said to Joe Root: ‘Why are you smiling? Do you like boys?’ “His response, which was picked up by the microphone was: ‘Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong …

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

(CNN)How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and videos By comparison, double Olympic champion Stenmark — a Swedish icon alongside tennis great Bjorn Borg in the late 1970s and early 1980s — only won the overall title three times. So while Hirscher’s name may not transcend skiing in the way that Vonn has — for any number of cultural and sociological reasons — he deserves to be recognised as one of sport’s greatest exponents. “I would place him in same range as Stenmark,” Peter Schrocksnadel, veteran head of the Austrian Ski Federation, told CNN Sport in Kitzbuhel …