FOOTBALL

Turkish footballer Umut Nayir is studying for a law degree – and his legal research helped him free up a move to Besiktas. The 25-year-old striker hopes his story - part of the “Mind the Gap’’ campaign - will encourage more players to prepare for a new career outside football. Ankara-based club Osmanlispor blocked Nayir’s transfer to Super Lig clubs even after it was relegated to the second division at the end of last season. “The money they had wanted for me was so much more than the market price,” Nayir said. But the University of Ankara student reviewed case law from similar cases and...
22/01/2019

ICE HOCKEY

Arnold Mburu, 19, is a Kenyan architecture student, as well as a hockey player. The first time he stepped onto an ice rink was in his native country, where hockey is not exactly a spectator sport.   Recently, Mburu traveled with 11 of his Kenya Ice Lions teammates to Toronto to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame and play an exhibition game against a team of firefighters. The hockey players also had the chance to meet and play with two of their Canadian peers, including the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby and an alternate captain and center of the Colorado Avalanche Nathan...
16/10/2018

SKI ALPIN

A year and eight months after her last appearance in the World Cup, Stuhec is set to return to the elite competition in Alpine Skiing. The severe knee injury she suffered last October made her miss the 2018 Winter Olympics.   The 27-year-old from Maribor, who had 13 podium finishes and seven wins in the 2016/17 sesaon to win the small crystal globes in downhill and the alpine combined as well as the gold medal in downhill at the 2017 World Championships, is now taking one step at a time and has the same goals as in the past.   After undergoing lengthy rehab following a knee surgery and...
11/10/2018

MOTORSPORT

The Mercedes man needed to outscore his Ferrari rival by eight points in Austin to make sure of his fifth career driver’s championship. However, by delaying a second pit stop, the Silver Arrows allowed Vettel’s Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to claim his first win in five years. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen came second, with Hamilton taking up the final spot on the podium ahead of fourth-placed Vettel.   Despite Ferrari’s impressive pace in America, Hamilton and Mercedes are still widely expected to once again secure double titles - and the 33-year-old insists he is not fazed by failing to...
22/10/2018

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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