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Injured F1 driver Robert Kubica breaks leg in Italy after slipping on ice

Police Formula One driver Robert Kubica, already facing a long lay-off as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a rally crash last year, has suffered another setback today after apparently injuring his leg when he slipped on ice near his home in Pietrasanta, Italy. Reports suggest Kubica has re-opened the fracture to his … Continue reading

Obituary: former F1 racer Peter Gethin dies aged 71

Former Formula One racer Peter Gethin, whose 1971 victory at Monza remains the closest finish in the sport’s history, has died at the age of 71. He had reportedly been ill for quite some time. Gethin raced in Formula 3 and Formula 5000 before graduating to Formula One in 1970 with the Mclaren team, as … Continue reading

Obituary: Brazilian footballing legend Socrates has died aged 57

Socrates, one of the most famous Brazilian footballers of the late 20th century, has died at the age of 57. He suffered complications as he recovered from an intestinal problem. A couple of days ago, Socrates was rushed to hospital in Brazil with a suspected case of food poisoning. He was found to be suffering … Continue reading

Kimi Raikkonen returns to Formula One with Lotus

Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, is returning to the sport after signing a two-year deal with the Lotus (formerly Renault / Benetton) team. The Finn was previously linked to a deal with Williams, but has now signed up to partner Russia’s Vitaly Petrov as Lotus seek to move up the grid. Raikkonen … Continue reading

Obituary: Wales football manager Gary Speed found dead, apparent suicide aged 42

The Wales football manager Gary Speed has been found dead at his home after an apparent suicide. The 42-year-old was apparently found hanged, and police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. The former Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton midfielder was discovered dead this morning at his home in Aldford Road, Huntington. Police … Continue reading

Six Togo soccer players killed in bus crash, 28 seriously injured

Six Togo soccer players have been killed, and 28 people seriously injured, after a bus crash near the city of Atakpame. The bus was carrying players from the Etoile Filante club when it plunged into a ravine and caught fire. Eyewitness reports claim that a tyre possibly burst, for unknown reasons, causing the bus to … Continue reading

Polish F1 driver Robert Kubica to miss start of 2012 season due to injuries

Robert Kubica, the first Polish driver to compete in Formula One and a one-time race winner, will miss the start of the 2012 season as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a rallying crash earlier this year. And it’s still unclear whether he will ever race again. Kubica, who is hugely popular in … Continue reading

Kenyan runner Marko Cheseto loses feet to frostbite

A popular Kenyan student athlete from the University of Alaska has lost his feet to frostbite. Marko Cheseto, 28, was reportedly found outside a hospital with hypothermia and extreme frostbite, two days after he had vanished. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Cheseto had been upset by the death of a friend. A two-time NCAA All-American runner, … Continue reading

Obituary: Seattle Mariners baseball star Greg Halman stabbed to death in Rotterdam

Greg Halman, an outfield player for the Seattle Mariners baseball team, has been stabbed to death in a street in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The 24-year-old died on Monday and his brother Jason has allegedly been accused of involvement. Born in Haarlem in the Netherlands, Halman helped the country win the 2007 European Baseball Championship. … Continue reading

Obituary: former England cricketer and anti-racism campaigner Basil D’Oliveira dies aged 80

Former England cricketer and noted anti-racism campaigner Basil D’Oliveira has died at the age of 80. Nicknamed ‘Dolly’, his health had reportedly been in decline for some time. Basil D’Oliveira was born in South Africa but moved to England in 1960 because there were few cricketing opportunities for non-white players in his home country. In … Continue reading