Category Archives: CNN – Sports

Tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili charged with assaulting ex-wife

Tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili charged with assaulting ex-wife

The ex-wife of a leading tennis player is standing by claims she was the victim of assault. Nikoloz Basilashvili, who is ranked No. 27 in the world, was charged with violence against Neli Dorokashvili last month following a disagreement, according to a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia. Basilashvili was released on a bail…MORE

Ditching the day job: From the sports desk to UK band Sports Team

Ditching the day job: From the sports desk to UK band Sports Team

I won’t forget the moment I informed my boss at CNN of my intention to leave sports journalism for a career in music. “Remind me what the band’s called again,” he asked, eyebrows raised, probably wondering why I’d forsake a job in a competitive industry for pub stages in London. “Sports Team,” I replied through…MORE

Drew Brees issues apology for ‘insensitive’ comments

Drew Brees issues apology for ‘insensitive’ comments

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees issued an apology Thursday for his “insensitive” comments made yesterday in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Brees has been widely criticized by many fellow athletes, with NBA star LeBron James and Brees’ teammate Michael Thomas weighing in. When asked for his opinion about players kneeling to protest police brutality…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

California-based film and TV productions will soon be allowed to get back to work

California-based film and TV productions will soon be allowed to get back to work

Film and television productions in California will soon be able to send their people back to work, several months after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered operations across the country and internationally. The new guidance from the California Department of Public Health states that TV, film and music productions in the state can resume on June 12,…

YouTube is hosting a star-studded tribute to the class of 2020 this weekend

YouTube is hosting a star-studded tribute to the class of 2020 this weekend

YouTube Originals is celebrating the class of 2020 in style with a star-studded group of commencement speakers — headlined by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama — and performers honoring this year’s graduates. The four-plus hour event is being called “Dear Class of 2020,” and it is meant to serve as an…

Stephen Colbert calls out violent police tactics at protests

Stephen Colbert calls out violent police tactics at protests

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is weighing in on the treatment of peaceful protestors at nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and systematic racism. Colbert commented on the use of rubber bullets by law enforcement at some of these events, calling them “more bullet than rubber,” adding that they “maim, blind and even kill.” “That’s why…