Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Starting out in cart racing Born just outside of Cologne on January 3, 1969, Michael Schumacher, like many F1 drivers, got his start in kart racing, earning his kart license at the age of 12. Schumacher would go on to win numerous German and European kart championships before graduating to single-seat car racing in 1987. Here he is seen in 2011 leading his brother Ralf around the family-owned kart center in Kerpen. … [Read more...] about Sports news feed: Naomi Osaka wins US Open
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Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 No angel Schumacher occasionally stepped out of line on the track. In the last race of 1997, he turned into Jacques Villeneuve's car as the Canadian attempted to overtake him. Damage resulting from the crash forced Schumacher to retire but the four points Villeneuve earned for finishing third gave him the drivers' title. The FIA subsequently disqualified Schumacher for the entire 1997 season. … [Read more...] about Sports news feed: Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus
Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Always testing his limits During his time out of F1, Schumacher took up motorcycle racing and in early 2009 he had an accident while testing his Honda 1000 CBR-Fireblade on a track in Cartagena, Spain. He damaged a vertebra, a rib, and the bottom of his skull, while also suffering a torn artery in his brain. This forced him to call off a planned 2009 comeback, when he would have replaced the injured Felipe Massa. … [Read more...] about Sports news feed: Serena Williams crashes out of US Open
Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Ski accident On December 29, 2013, Schumacher lost control while skiing a off piste in the French Alps, hitting his head on a rock. Despite having worn a helmet he sustained a serious head injury. He underwent surgery and was placed in an induced coma. In June 2014, his management announced that he was no longer in a coma. Since then the now 50-year-old Schumacher has been at home in Gland, Switzerland. … [Read more...] about Sports news feed: Alexander Zverev reaches US Open final
By mixing in star YouTubers such as Ninja and ONE_shot_GURL with young competitors and a lot of cosplay and hints about the forthcoming season 10, the Fortnite World Cup had the welcoming feel of a well-run fan event rather than a standoffish global sporting occasion. It was entertaining and exciting but also interactive and a bit goofy. The matches were brilliantly directed to help viewers keep track of the action and key rivalries amid the chaos of 100 people fighting on a large map. There was much to take away, both about how esports will work going forward and about what traditional sports providers will need to do if they want to reach millennial and generation Z viewers who lapped up this exuberant event. … [Read more...] about What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup?