FIFPro is very concerned about a recent decision by a Venezuelan football tribunal that a club had the right to dismiss a player because she became pregnant.   The tribunal ruled that the club, Flor de Patria, legally ended its contractual agreement with 24-year-old professional footballer Rayveliz Hernandez. Flor de Patria, based in Trujillo, was champion of the Venezuelan women's league in 2016. Hernandez was dismissed and instructed to return her club kit after telling the team’s male coach she was pregnant last year. FIFPro believes that the subsequent decision by the tribunal (the...


Alex Valvo is a collegiate hockey referee who happens to be gay. He sees a link between his on-ice life, where referees exist to ensure fair play, and his off-ice life. “All that referees want is a fair game between two teams,” he says. “And that’s all the LGBT community wants — the same fair treatment as everyone else in our everyday life.”   This is a big week for Valvo. He’s getting his graduate degree at one college commencement Wednesday and Saturday he’s an event planner for another one. Next week is also big: Monday he starts a job at an advertising firm.   Last week was big, too....


It was in Sochi, after all, where Hudec broke Canada’s 20-year alpine skiing podium drought when he barrelled across the finish line and claimed a bronze medal in the super-G.   Hudec, though, doesn’t want his entire career to be defined by that moment. There were too many ups and downs, too many teammates and coaches who helped him along the way and, unfortunately, too many injuries that would have ended a weaker man’s career.   “Sochi was probably the crowning point, but before Sochi happened, I didn’t know it would happen. I hoped but never knew,” Hudec said. “Before that, I did have...


Daniel Ricciardo destroyed a caravan in the Netherlands as a Red Bull promotional stunt ended in carnage.   Ricciardo and Formula One teammate Max Verstappen drove Red Ball-stamped Aston Martins with caravans attached around a track in Zandvoort. The Aussie driver thoroughly destroyed his, swerving across the track before the caravan crashed into grass and smashed into pieces. Debris, including the toilet, went flying with Verstappen left to swerve around the mayhem.   “It was fun. We did one lap just waving to the crowd, looking like good people. Then on the second lap, we didn’t. He...

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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