FOOTBALL

Javier “Chicarito” Hernandez, Andres Guardado and Hector Moreno are among various national team players to back a new footballer association in Mexico.   The Asociación Mexicana de Futbolistas (AMFpro) is the result of several years of study on a national and international level to identify the best way of supporting players on and off the field, executive president Alvaro Ortiz said. Chicarito, Guardado and Moreno attended a press conference in Mexico City recently to launch the organization. The other national-team players who attended were Christian “Chaco” Giménez, Oribe Peralta,...
22/10/2017

ICE HOCKEY

Nathan Walker is hoping his historic NHL debut for the Washington Capitals will inspire other Australians to follow his trailblazing path.   Walker became the first Australian to play in the elite North American ice hockey league and made more history when he capped it off with a goal in his team’s 6-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Washington DC on Sunday. “Hopefully I can inspire them a little bit (that) it can be done from Australia,” Walker said. “If they have dreams to follow them and definitely pursue them and do what it takes to get where they want to go.”   It has been a long...
23/10/2017

SKI ALPIN

Carlo Janka weiss: Der Start eines Skirennens kann entscheidend sein. Darum trainiert er in seiner Heimatgemeinde Obersaxen auf einer speziellen Startanlage.   Die Startanlage in Obersaxen ist in ihrer Art und Weise einmalig und wurde bei der Eröffnung medial gross begleitet. Der Weltmeister und Olympiasieger Carlo Janka hat diese Anlage erstellen lassen und versucht so im Sommer, seine Startdefizite wettzumachen. Diese Fortschritte von Janka machten Vorzeige-Starter Caviezel zuletzt am Fuss des kleinen Matterhorns fuchsteufelswild. "Carlo hat beim Abfahrts-Training in Zermatt auf dem...
20/10/2017

MOTORSPORT

(REUTERS) - Fernando Alonso has hinted at a possible Le Mans 24 Hours entry next year as he continues to ponder his Formula One future with McLaren.   The Spaniard skipped the Monaco Grand Prix this year to compete in the Indianapolis 500, but has ruled out an immediate return. Indianapolis, Le Mans and the F1 world championship make up the so-called "Triple Crown" of motorsport, a feat achieved only by the late Graham Hill and one that Alonso wants to match.   "I'm still thinking, still deciding. I could have a decision already made, but there's still some details that we need to figure...
16/10/2017

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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