Mikaela Shiffrin furthers claim as most dominant sportswoman

(CNN)She’s not quite unbeatable but she’s not far off. READ: How Special Forces training is speeding up US downhillers Shiffrin’s last win on December 29 in Semmering, Austria gave her a record of 15 victories in a calendar year. It was also her 36th slalom victory, taking her past Austrian…

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From Rio’s favelas to the World Rugby Sevens for Eshyllen Coimbra Cardoso

(CNN)She was once the reluctant rugby player from a Rio de Janiero favela, now teenager Eshyllen Coimbra Cordoso is pulling on a Brazil jersey for the national sevens side. “My friends were always like, ‘give it a go,’ but I didn’t like it,” she recalled to CNN via a translator.

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Gritty: why the Philadelphia Flyers’ new acid trip of a mascot must be stopped

The Flyers new googly-eyed mascot embodies everything thats good and bad about the authors hometown. But mostly the bad Philadelphia is home to the undisputed king of professional sports mascots: the Phillie Phanatic. No less esteemed a source than greasing poles to minimize damage by and to fans after Eagles…

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New Zealand female and male soccer players will be paid equally

Ali Riley of New Zealand's Football Ferns.Image: Andy Lyons/Getty Images New Zealand has taken a huge step when it comes to equality in sport. The country’s chief footballing organisation, New Zealand Football, and the New Zealand Professional Footballers’ Association (NZPFA) have come to an agreement which will see international players…

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