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Verstappen wins the first Miami Grand Prix
On Sunday, Max Verstappen won the first-ever F1-Miami Grand Prix. Driving for Red Bull, Verstappen beat Ferrari's Charles Leclerc to the top spot on the podium.
 
Rich Strike comes first at Kentucky Derby
Spectators crammed into the first full Kentucky Derby since the coronavirus pandemic began. Churchill Downs was packed by early afternoon on Saturday, hours before the day's biggest race. For two years, the pandemic upended the typical extravagance of Derby Day. The 2020 running was delayed until Labor Day weekend and held without spectators.
 
Dave Chappelle’s attacker will not face felony charges
During his performance earlier this week, the man who allegedly rushed onstage and attacked comedian Dave Chappelle won't face felony charges. On Thursday, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's office declined to file felony charges against the 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, who was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he appeared to tackle Chappelle during Tuesday's comedy show.
 
Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson retires at 35
On Tuesday, Kevin Anderson announced his retirement from professional tennis. Anderson, 35, of South Africa, is a two-time grand slam finalist.
 
Sporting body UEFA suspends Russian women’s soccer team
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has suspended Russian players from the Women's European Championship and from participating in qualifying for next year's World Cup. The UEFA Executive Committee took a series of decisions relating to Russian teams and clubs with the aim of ensuring smooth staging in a safe and secure environment.
 
Katie Taylor beats Amanda Serrano to retain lightweight world title
On Saturday, Katie Taylor beat Amanda Serrano with a split-decision points victory at New York's Madison Square Garden. This was the first time two female boxers had headlined the famous venue.
 
Covid-19 measures to be relaxed for this year’s Wimbledon
Wimbledon organizers have announced that players unvaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to compete at this year's event. All England Lawn Tennis Club chief executive Sally Bolton said, "The requirement set out by the government to enter the UK does not include mandatory vaccination."
 
Wimbledon faces backlash following ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes
On Wednesday, Wimbledon announced it would be barring all Russian and Belarusian players from this year's championship. Citing Russia's "special operation" in Ukraine, Wimbledon banned top players, including World number 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
 
CNN’s new streaming service to shut down a month after launch
On Thursday, the incoming CNN chief executive, Chris Licht, stated in a memo that CNN+ (CNN's streaming service) would be shutting down by the end of April. New management made the decision after CNN's former parent company, WarnerMedia, merged with Discovery to form Warner Bros. Discovery earlier this month.
 
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday on Thursday at her Sandringham estate. Gun salutes could be heard across London and military bands played "Happy Birthday" to mark the occasion.