American gold medalist kneels during national anthem at the Pan Am Games

(CNN)American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden knelt as the national anthem played Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, to protest racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump. As Imboden knelt, his teammates Gerek Meinhardt and Nick Itkin stood tall. Several members of the silver medalist Brazilian team saluted and Canada’s bronze-winning team stood quietly. Taking a knee during the national anthem became a form of civil protest after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took …

Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American player to win an NBA ring. Now he says the league has given up on him

(CNN)Jeremy Lin, who became the first Asian-American player to win an NBA title while playing for the Toronto Raptors last season, says he is struggling as a free agent. View this post on Instagram But Lin’s career has been sidelined by injuries and inconsistency since his breakout. The player just wrapped his ninth season in the NBA, with the Raptors after he was traded from the Atlanta Hawks. The Harvard grad has jumped from team to team throughout his pro …

Tyler Skaggs’ mother threw out the first pitch. Then his teammates threw a no-hitter

(CNN)On the eve of what would have been pitcher Tyler Skaggs‘ 28th birthday, the Los Angeles Angels threw a combined no-hitter. The team’s return to their home field featured other tributes. A 45-second moment of silence was held and every player on the team wore his jersey with his number, 45, on their back. A tribute video with highlights of his career was also played on the big screen. “He was in the prime of his life and the prime …

Washington cornerback Josh Norman leaped over a bull in Pamplona

(CNN)Josh Norman has been a busy guy this offseason. The first bull run of the 2019 San Fermin festival on Sunday left at least three people gored. And while it’s doubtful that Norman’s employers approve of his thrill-seeking, Norman fulfilled one of his dreams. “It was worth it,” Norman said in one of his Instagram story posts. “It was really worth it.” In addition to traveling for leisure, Norman also has used his time to help others this summer. Recently, …

Watch the moment Coco Gauff clinched a comeback victory in the third round of Wimbledon

(CNN)Cori “Coco” Gauff became an international tennis sensation just days ago, after she defeated five-time champion Venus Williams, and Wimbledon’s wild about its youngest qualifier. But Gauff evened up the score in the second set, benefiting off Hercog’s errors to earn the win, 7-6 (7). Her Slovenian opponent struggled to keep up with Gauff, now set in her stride, in the third set, losing 7-5. Gauff shot into the air in jubilation, arms stretched toward the sky. And so did …

No, California won’t get tossed into the ocean by an earthquake — and other myths debunked

(CNN)Many Southern California residents felt the earth shake violently under them twice in two days last week. Many felt safer outside and slept on streets and driveways — especially in Ridgecrest. Your pet may act strange during earthquakes That does not mean it knows an earthquake is coming. According to the Seismological Society of America, there is no strong evidence behind the claim that cats, dogs and other animals go crazy before an earthquake. A report by the society reviewed …

A plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii. All 11 people aboard died

(CNN)Professional parachute demonstrator Larry Lemaster, an Army veteran with more than 3,000 jumps, died doing what he loved, his wife, Anna Elkins, wrote on Facebook Saturday. The Beechcraft BE65twin-engine plane crashed during taking off Friday eveningat Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The names of the passengers have not been formally released by authorities. Elkins said her “heart also goes out to” the Oahu Parachute Center and the loved ones of friends who perished in …

Santa Anita track owners and trainers under investigation after horse deaths

Arcadia, California (CNN)Trainers are being investigated to see if they played any role in the string of horse deaths at Santa Anita racetrack this year. “We’ve just gotten some information about what he’s done and his violations,” Dr. Dionne Benson, chief veterinary officer for The Stronach Group, told CNN. “And so, we’re considering whether he will be, every trainer, we’re considering whether they will be welcome back to Santa Anita.” ‘Catastrophic breakdowns’ Scott Herbertson, a racehorse owner and professional gambler, …