FOOTBALL

FIFPro is calling for a full investigation after 22-year-old player Mertcan Cam was allegedly attacked by the president of the club he was on loan to.   Cam was beaten up at the offices of Sanliurfaspor after he made an official complaint that the club had not complied with a tribunal’s ruling to pay him salary he is owed since last season, according to a statement he gave to the Turkish player union. Cam said he was punched and kicked repeatedly by the president Emin Yetim, his driver and another club official, according to the statement. Yetim has denied wrongdoing. A fourth man, also a ...
14/12/2017

ICE HOCKEY

The women’s ice hockey squad is the latest Russian team to be disqualified from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi for doping, the International Olympic Committee has announced.   Six of the 21-woman squad – Inna Dyubanok, Ekaterina Lebedeva, Ekaterina Pashkevich, Anna Shibanova, Galina Skiba and Ekaterina Smolentseva – have been sanctioned for taking part in an elaborate sample-swapping conspiracy, with a case against a seventh, undisclosed athlete closed because of insufficient evidence. These decisions have been reached by one of the two disciplinary commissions set up by the IOC last year...
13/12/2017

SKI ALPIN

Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G in extreme pain and was treated by race doctors for a back injury on Saturday. The American star crossed the finish line in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow.   Vonn's tentative run after jarring her back early on placed her 24th, trailing 1.56 seconds behind the surprise winner, Jasmine Flury of Switzerland. The race was shortened due to strong winds higher up the mountain.   Vonn stayed in the finish house to be treated, and one hour later limped slowly into a waiting car to be driven from the St...
11/12/2017

MOTORSPORT

Polish driver Robert Kubica is no longer in the frame to drive for the British Williams team next year in a Formula One comeback. Russian Sergey Sirotkin has emerged as the favourite to drive for Williams in 2018, according to Motorsport.com.   Kubica has completed several test races for Williams, which is looking for a new driver to race alongside Canada’s Lance Stroll, according to public broadcaster Polish Radio. “Kubica had been favourite to make a sensational return to F1, with Williams impressed by his feedback and the way he fitted into the team and built up strong relationships,”...
15/12/2017

F1 Needs Teams For Driver Development

Formula 1 needs more teams like former backmarker Minardi because there are currently too few opportunities for young drivers to break through, according to Haas team principal Gunther Steiner.

 

Minardi raced in F1 for 21 years from 1985 and was renowned for giving young talented drivers a chance with the likes of Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and Mark Webber all getting their start in F1 with the team.

 

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