A post-war surfing renaissance is underway in Africa’s oldest republic

A post-war surfing renaissance is underway in Africa’s oldest republic

(CNN) — Nestled between Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Liberia is the oldest republic in Africa. But despite its historic legacy, in the minds of many outsiders the West African nation is still more commonly associated with civil war and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor. But at the end of the second civil war…

Carlos Alcaraz, Just 19, Has His Eye on a Grand Slam Title

Carlos Alcaraz, Just 19, Has His Eye on a Grand Slam Title

ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, France — Carlos Alcaraz of Spain was walking to a series of television interviews at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters here last month when something stopped him in his tracks: A Maserati MC20 on display. Cars have become a passion for Alcaraz, even though he didn’t obtain his driver’s license until this year, well past…

Eastern Conference Finals Game 2: Marcus Smart returns to help Celtics beat Heat

Eastern Conference Finals Game 2: Marcus Smart returns to help Celtics beat Heat

Smart had missed the opening game of the series through injury but returned with a vengeance in Game 2, racking up 24 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds and three steals in a 40-minute masterclass. “I was pumped. I felt bad that I couldn’t be out there with my teammates and go to battle with them,”…

Tiger Woods struggles at PGA Championship: ‘Walking hurts and twisting hurts … It’s just golf’

Tiger Woods struggles at PGA Championship: ‘Walking hurts and twisting hurts … It’s just golf’

Afterward, he walked up to the green with a more pronounced limp than had been seen earlier in the day and eventually finished the hole with a bogey, kicking off a run of three consecutive bogeys. As he continues his comeback from serious leg injuries sustained in a car accident last year, Woods struggled in…