Fourteen African player unions have met at the FIFPro Africa general assembly in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls to discuss the working conditions of professional footballers on the continent.   The agenda included the official introduction of Stacey Naris to the board of FIFPro Africa. The Namibian national team player is the first female on the division’s six-person executive committee. To advance its work, FIFPro Africa set up three committees. One is to investigate new African player unions applying for membership. “We will do a thorough research, not to discourage candidates, but to decide...


The parents of an ice hockey player who was paralysed after the team bus was involved in a serious crash are preparing to bring their son home.   Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralysed from the chest down in a crash in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, in April. The 19-year-old is expected to return home to Airdrie, just north of Calgary, in a matter of weeks.   His father, Tom Straschnitzki, says he has already gone through six training programs on how to care for his son once he is no longer under the constant watchful eye...


What a shock for former ski racer Maria Höfl-Riesch! After a boat accident on Lake Garda, the 33-year-old had to be hospitalized.   The shock diagnosis: A broken elbow, bruises and a cut on her eye. Höfl-Riesch had to undergo an operation on Sunday. The great news: Everything looks good! Already after the operation, Höfl-Riesch reported to her fans on Instagram: "All done, but still a bit off track." Thank you for the incredibly many good wishes. "   For the health update Höfl-Riesch, posted a photo of herself in the hospital bed. Even if she still looks pretty battered, the 33-year-old...


Lucas di Grassi claimed his first Formula E win of 2017/18 as he claimed victory in the Zurich E-Prix ahead of Sam Bird.   Di Grassi rose from fifth on the grid to win a race where several drivers – including polesitter Mitch Evans and Vergne – were hit with controversial penalties. At the start of the 39-lap race, Evans defended from Andre Lotterer before scampering clear to pull an early two-second lead. That advantage was slowly reduced over the course of the first half as Lotterer and Bird closed in behind him. Di Grassi began to work his way up the order after a low-key start, while...

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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