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Liverpool loses in Europa League after controversial VAR decision, as Jurgen Klopp left angered by press conference

By Ben Church, CNN (CNN) — Another game and yet another controversial video assistant referee (VAR) decision. This time, it was Liverpool which was denied a last-minute equalizer in its Europa League group stage match against Toulouse on Thursday, after Jarell Quansah’s goal to make it 3-3 was ruled out. The young defender had seemingly

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3 former New Mexico State basketball players charged with sex crimes in case of alleged hazing

By Jason Hanna and Joe Sutton, CNN (CNN) — Three former New Mexico State University basketball players have been charged with felony sex crimes and other offenses over allegations they were hazing teammates and student staff members – accusations that helped prematurely end the team’s 2022-23 season – the state attorney general said Thursday. Deshawndre

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Ice hockey players have been ‘stubborn’ about wearing neck protection. That might be about to change

By George Ramsay, CNN (CNN) — A “crazy amount of emotions” ran through TJ Oshie’s mind as he watched footage of what would be American hockey player Adam Johnson’s final moments on the ice. After keeping Johnson and the 29-year-old’s family in his thoughts, Oshie – a winger with the NHL’s Washington Capitals and co-founder of a hockey apparel

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Giannis Antetokounmpo takes courtside seat after being ejected for a controversial technical foul in Bucks win

By Sam Joseph, CNN (CNN) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Wednesday’s 120-118 win over the Detroit Pistons for “two unsportsmanlike technical fouls,” before the ‘Greek Freak’ gave some fans quite the unique experience. During the third quarter at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Antetokounmpo powerfully dunked on Pistons center Isaiah Stewart,

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MLS player ‘forcibly removed’ from referee’s locker room, says US and Canadian refereeing body

By Sam Joseph, CNN (CNN) — A soccer player was “forcibly removed” after entering the match officials’ locker room after the Major League Soccer (MLS) playoff game between FC Cincinnati and the New York Red Bulls earlier this month, according to the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA). The incident occurred after Cincinnati defeated the Red

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With his grandfather calling the game, Vinni Lettieri scores in Minnesota Wild win against New York Islanders

By George Ramsay, CNN (CNN) — Minnesota Wild player Vinni Lettieri enjoyed a “special” moment against the New York Islanders on Tuesday when his grandfather, color commentator Lou Nanne, called his second-period goal in a 4-2 road win. To make the night at UBS Arena even more memorable, this was Lettieri’s first goal in nearly

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Three flights in 24 hours and lost luggage: how tennis star Storm Hunter defied the odds to win BJK Cup match

By Ben Church, CNN (CNN) — Australian tennis star Storm Hunter won her first match at this year’s BJK Cup in Seville, Spain, on Tuesday, despite landing in the country just hours before it started… without her luggage. The 29-year-old had been playing in the WTA Finals doubles competition in Cancún, Mexico, last week, eventually

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Spoiler alert: VAR is proving to be box office entertainment in the Premier League – but at what cost to the action?

By Matias Grez, CNN (CNN) — When the Premier League first implemented the video assistant referee (VAR) at the start of the 2019-20 season, the technology’s current prominence in the discourse around match action and its impact on football would surely have been close to the worst-case scenario. In an ideal match, referees and officials

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