Pelé: What made Brazilian legend so great

Pelé: What made Brazilian legend so great

CNN  —  Born into poverty – he used to kick a grapefruit around Brazil’s Minas Gerais state – Pelé finished his career as arguably soccer’s greatest ever player. He was that rarity; like Muhammad Ali, Pelé was a sports star, who transcended his sport. The Brazilian brought More...

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Pelé: Brazilian’s final hurrah at New York Cosmos helped spark ‘sporting revolution’
By MDN On Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
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Pelé: Brazilian’s final hurrah at New York Cosmos helped spark ‘sporting revolution’

CNN  —  He’d won three World Cups, scored goals galore and become a global icon, but Pelé wasn’t quite done yet, so off he went to the US and helped transform More...

Georgia realtor receives invitation to play the Masters by mistake
By MDN On Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
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Georgia realtor receives invitation to play the Masters by mistake

CNN  —  Scott Stallings arrived at his condo on Georgia’s Saint Simons Island to find a package holding the most prestigious letter in golf. He’d been More...

Why Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia means so much for the Gulf monarchy’s sporting ambitions
By MDN On Monday, October 30th, 2023
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Why Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia means so much for the Gulf monarchy’s sporting ambitions

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in today’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, CNN’s three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu More...

Jon Rahm produces stunning comeback to win Tournament of Champions in Hawaii
By MDN On Monday, October 30th, 2023
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Jon Rahm produces stunning comeback to win Tournament of Champions in Hawaii

CNN  —  Spanish golfer Jon Rahm won his third PGA Tour title in six starts with a stunning comeback to overturn a seven-shot deficit at the Tournament of Champions More...

NFL Diversity Concerns Resurface: Spotlight on Lovie Smith’s Observation
By MDN On Monday, October 23rd, 2023
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NFL Diversity Concerns Resurface: Spotlight on Lovie Smith’s Observation

 — When Lovie Smith was hired by the Houston Texans in February 2022 as the team’s new head coach, he said the NFL had “a problem” with hiring Black coaches and diversity. “I realize the amount of More...

Naomi Osaka: Tennis star announces she is pregnant
By MDN On Saturday, October 21st, 2023
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Naomi Osaka: Tennis star announces she is pregnant

CNN — Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her pregnancy on Wednesday, posting a photo of an ultrasound scan on her social media accounts. “The past few years have been interesting to say More...

Boston Celtics becomes the first team in NBA to reach 30 wins with victory over New Orleans Pelicans
By MDN On Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
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Boston Celtics becomes the first team in NBA to reach 30 wins with victory over New Orleans Pelicans

— The Boston Celtics became the first team in the NBA this season to reach 30 wins after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 125-114 at TD Garden in Boston on Wednesday night, largely behind a combined 72 points More...

What are the odds in UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi on 21 October 2023
By MDN On Monday, October 16th, 2023
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What are the odds in UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi on 21 October 2023

UFC 294 Abu Dhabi: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 – Odds and Predictions UFC 294 abu dhabi odds Makhachev vs. Volkanovski UFC 294 Event Preview and Odds Guide: The highly anticipated UFC 294 event that will take More...

Australia’s cricket team withdraws from match against Afghanistan in protest over restrictions on women
By MDN On Monday, October 16th, 2023
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Australia’s cricket team withdraws from match against Afghanistan in protest over restrictions on women

Sydney — Australia’s men’s cricket team has withdrawn from a series of upcoming matches against Afghanistan in protest over the ruling Taliban’s restrictions on women and girls’ education and employment, More...