More than 1,000 people detained during opposition election protest in Moscow

Moscow (CNN)More than 1,000 protesters were detained Saturday by police in the center of Moscow, in a crackdown on opposition supporters demanding free and fair elections. The decision has sparked a number of protests across Russia this month, including the largest demonstration in recent years last weekend, when 22,000 people took to the streets. Protesters threatened to hold an even larger demonstration Saturday, which was subsequently declared illegal by the authorities. Hundreds of riot police were witnessed preparing for the protests Saturday morning, and were later seen linking arms to form a line, pushing protesters away from Moscow’s City Hall. CNN witnessed clashes between protesters and police, with at least two protesters left with bloodied faces. Moscow police said that …

MotoGP: Ducati mind games forge unusual bond

(CNN)Back in June, on a sweltering Sunday at Italy’s majestic Mugello circuit, Danilo Petrucci fired his Ducati across the line for his maiden MotoGP victory. READ: MotoE takes to the circuit just months after fire destroyed everything No greater prize For any MotoGP rider, let alone an Italian, there is simply no greater prize than a win on a Ducati at Mugello. This is the two-wheeled equivalent of a Ferrari victory at Monaco. As Fratelli d’Italia belted out over the podium ceremony, Petrucci dissolved into tears of joy and disbelief. But his triumph also has a fascinating backstory. At the post-race press conference, his voice choking with emotion, Petrucci dedicated the win to his teammate and fellow Italian, Andrea Dovizioso. …

David Ortiz has been released from the hospital after being shot in the Dominican Republic

(CNN)Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz has been released from a Boston hospital, more than a month after a gunman shot him in the back in the Dominican Republic, a Red Sox spokeswoman said. After Ortiz underwent surgery in the Dominican Republic, he was flown to Boston, where he was admitted at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Ortiz had at least two other surgeries since he was transferred to the Boston hospital. His wife had said he had been “recovering well and is in good spirits.” The hospital declined to comment on Ortiz’s release on Saturday. Authorities in the Dominican Republic say Ortiz was not the intended target of the shooting. A friend of Ortiz — who shared …

Dalilah Muhammad breaks 16-year-old world record at US track and field championships

(CNN)Dalilah Muhammad shattered a 16-year-old record in 400 meter hurdles at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Iowa Sunday. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The unlikely manager and Britain’s worst football team

Image copyright Fort William FC Image caption Fort William hope the new season will be more successful “It was a bit of a whirlwind to go from secretary to manager,” Russell says. “But the basic principle was to put a bit of stability into the changing room because of what had been happening.” “The morale of the guys was, as expected, really low.” But why did a man with PTSD and no experience as a football manager agree to take on the team with the statistically the worst record in Britain? Russell says: “I have the illness and that’s a long road to recovery. I can’t do my police work at the moment because of that but the football gives …

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is hospitalized after being detained

Moscow (CNN)Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was hospitalized with an “acute allergic reaction” after being arrested last week, may have been affected by an “unknown chemical substance,” said a spokesman for Navalny, citing a physician. Russia’s most outspoken opposition figure was detained by police Wednesday following a sweep of opposition candidates in the days leading up to anti-government demonstrations in the capital on Saturday. Writing on Instagram, Navalny said he was detained as he left his apartment to go on a jog. “People are right when they say that sport is not always good for your health,” he quipped. “I have been detained and am now at a police station wearing shorts like a stupid man.” He was sentenced …

Only six Love Island contestants actually applied

Image copyright ITV Image caption The programme will return next year with two series ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall said: “The production team continuously looks for people who would be right for Love Island in terms of being able to be in the villa and the personality that they are required to have.” Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Tommy Fury and Molly Mae came second in this year’s final When asked if contestants are often selected from a small pool of people who know each other, Dame Carolyn said: “I do not think they just look in that pond. I think they keep it quite open. “There are some people who go on Love Island who have never achieved …

Birmingham Commonwealth Games logo unveiled

Report End of Twitter post by @Urb110 Report End of Twitter post by @colebraziercb Image copyright London 2012 Image caption The logo for the London 2012 Olympic Games also faced mixed reviews Some said there were “exciting times ahead” and that they “can’t wait” for the event. Skip Twitter post by @brentadams88 Exciting times ahead — Brent Adams (@brentadams88) July 27, 2019 The games are to run from 27 July until 7 August 2022. The total cost of the 11-day sporting event is expected to be £778m, with £184m paid by Birmingham City Council and partners. Related Topics Solihull Coventry Walsall West Bromwich Birmingham Royal Leamington Spa Wolverhampton Cannock Stourbridge Sutton Coldfield Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival …

Sen. Chris Murphy: The NCAA ‘Routinely Defrauds’ Athletes Out Of Real Educations

“The lack of academic integrity across college sports may be the most insidious piece of a broken system,” Sen. Chris Murphy wrote in the report that challenges the NCAA over its measurement of graduation rates and its failure to graduate athletes at rates similar to those of other students. called for paying college athletes ― especially those in sports like football and men’s basketball that help generate millions of dollars in revenue for universities and their athletic departments. ASSOCIATED PRESS A new report from Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammers the NCAA and its member schools for failing to provide athletes with adequate educations in exchange for their labor. “You’re obligated at these big kinds of college sport programs to be …

What is the Homeless World Cup?

Its aim is to use football to inspire homeless people to change their lives and to change public perceptions of homelessness along with the issues around it. ‘Football has changed my life’ A melting pot of cultures at Homeless World Cup Homelessness problem ‘worst in decades’ Mr Young said the 2001 conference was made up from people involved in a network of street papers – such as The Big Issue – worldwide. “Myself and another of the editors Harald Schmied were having a beer and saying how good the conference was but there were no homeless people there,” he said. “We came up with this idea where homeless people would be involved. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media …

Family want answers over water park accident

He lost consciousness after hitting the water at the bottom of the Splash ride and suffered catastrophic injuries to his spinal cord – breaking his neck in two places. Mr Briffaut has been left paralysed but the extent of his injuries are still being assessed and he is in a stable condition in a hospital in Alicante. Image caption Mr Briffaut was left seriously injured after going on the Splash ride Mrs Briffaut praised hospital staff and people who have donated to a crowdfunding page which has raised about £72,000 to help pay for his care when he returns home. But she said she could not understand how her son could injure himself on a water slide. “We want to …

‘Doctors knew my son had HIV, but didn’t tell him’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I feel guilt that we allowed it to happen’ Paul Summers was five when he was diagnosed with the blood disorder haemophilia in 1969. His parents Pat and Tony were shocked, but also relieved. They had spent their son’s early years ferrying him from their home in Llantwit Major to Bridgend hospital with unexplained bruises and bleeding problems. A knock or cut could see the active little boy in hospital for weeks. When a revolutionary new treatment called Factor VIII was proposed by doctors in the late 1970s, a teenage Paul was thrilled he could inject himself at home, freed of regular trips to the haemophiliac unit at Cardiff’s Royal Infirmary for …

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang to rival Mack Horton: ‘You must respect China’

(CNN)Australian swimmer Mack Horton has reignited his feud with Chinese swimming star Sun Yang — and most of China — by refusing to share the podium with his longtime rival. According to Chinese state media CGTN, Sun responded to Horton’s actions, saying: “You could choose not to respect me, but you must respect China.” On Monday, the competition organizers said they had decided to send a warning letter to both Horton and the sport’s national governing body, Swimming Australia. “While FINA respects the principle of freedom of speech, it has to be conducted in the right context,” the organizers said in a statement, adding that athletes were not to use the events to make personal statements or gestures. But Swimming …

‘Watershed’ moment for Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Umbrellas up to watch Shane Lowry during the final round The fact Northern Ireland hosted arguably the most successful Open ever says a lot about where it has come. Image copyright Reuters The doyen of Irish golf writers, Dermot Gilleece, who has covered 40 consecutive Opens, says the reception for Lowry was truly remarkable. The Irish Independent’s golf correspondent said: “I’m from Dublin and I was deeply moved by what I witnessed. “He got the sort of reception I thought was only reserved for the likes of Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell or Rory McIlroy. “I know it’s a bit of a cliche but sport does transcend boundaries. “If you look at the rugby team there …

Huawei: Government decision on 5G rollout delayed

The US banned companies from selling components and technology to Huawei and 68 related companies on 15 May, citing national security concerns. It later issued a temporary licence that enabled some companies to continue supporting existing Huawei networks and devices. Mr Wright said the US decision “could have a potential impact on the future availability and reliability of Huawei’s products, together with other market impacts, and so are relevant considerations in determining Huawei’s involvement in the network”. Huawei: US ban will harm billions of users UK warned over sending ‘bad signal’ to China Last week, MPs said the government needed to make a decision on Huawei as “a matter of urgency”, warning continued delays were damaging international relations. Huawei has …

Shane Lowry clinches Claret Jug for first major title

Portrush, Northern Ireland (CNN)It was his to lose, but Ireland’s Shane Lowry had no intention of letting the Claret Jug slip from his grasp as he romped to victory in the Open at Royal Portrush for his first major title. READ: Emotional McIlroy feels ‘love’ after epic Open miss READ: Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’ READ: Why Holywood star McIlroy has always been box office Feverish fans The world No.33’s previous best major finish was second in the US Open in 2016 after he blew a four-shot lead going into the final day. But not this time. Despite having missed the cut in his last four Opens, Lowry seemed impervious to the periods of lashing rain, …