This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she was the only monarch they had ever known. Her death in September was arguably the most high-profile death this year, prompting a collective outpouring of grief and respect for her steady leadership as well as some criticism of the monarchy's role in colonialism. She likely met more people than anyone in history, and her image — on stamps, coins and bank notes — was among the most reproduced in the world. Other world leaders who died in 2022 include former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who died in August. His efforts to revitalize the Soviet Union led to the … [Read more...] about Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 During the early portion of most practices, the Washington Commanders defensive line runs through a drill that usually draws an audience "Here we go!" defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina begins, his voice booming. "There it is!" he says, as tackle Daron Payne swats the ball. "I see you, Big Payne!" One at a time, the linemen put their weight into a padded sled to lift it like a blocker, drop it with a thud, then jump to bat a volleyball Zgonina tosses from about 10 yards away. Comical as it is at times to watch 300-pound linemen lunge for volleyballs, the drill has a purpose. On Sunday, Payne deflected a pass that cornerback Kendall Fuller then intercepted to seal Washington's victory over the Atlanta Falcons. "I said on the sidelines, 'Way to go; you're taking the drill to the field,' and the guys started laughing," Zgonina said. "They don't want to hear that." Washington's … [Read more...] about With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, Commanders may have NFL’s best DT duo
A respected Formula 1 observer believes the solution to the problem at Ferrari is right under their noses in the shape of senior performance engineer Jock Clear. Ferrari are currently searching for their fifth team principal since 2008 following the resignation of Mattia Binotto, who has paid the price for the team’s catastrophic collapse during the 2022 season. In a statement released last week, Ferrari announced their intention to appoint a new team boss in the new year with Alfa Romeo’s Frederic Vasseur said to be the leading candidate. However, former Ferrari and Williams team manager Peter Windsor has put forward the name of Clear, best known as Jacques Villeneuve’s race engineer during his title-winning season in 1997 and who joined Ferrari from Mercedes in 2015. Speaking via his Twitch channel, Windsor claimed Clear has all the attributes required to succeed in arguably the most important job in Formula 1. He said: “If you want my honest opinion, I think they’re … [Read more...] about Is Ferrari’s next F1 team boss right under their noses after Mattia Binotto exit?
Listen to this article There was formation flying from the DJR Fords early in the race with Anton De Pasquale leading Will Davison by around a second across the first stint. Van Gisbergen, meanwhile, cleared Feeney at the start and settled in behind the two Shell Mustangs. At one point the Kiwi looked like he may challenge Davison for second, however he ended up holding station until Davison pitted on Lap 13. Van Gisbergen then closed within 1.5s of leader De Pasquale, only for a Jake Kostecki crash at Turn 8 to bring the first stint to an abrupt end. The subsequent safety car saw everyone who hadn't stopped hit the lane, De Pasquale getting out ahead of van Gisbergen and even managing to squeeze an early-stopping David Reynolds between them. Davison and Feeney, meanwhile, didn't need to stop and ended up first and second on the road. When the race went green on Lap 22 Feeney the Red Bulls looked to charge, with Feeney doing his best to get past Davison. Van … [Read more...] about Adelaide Supercars: Feeney wins, SVG penalised
In the first of a two-part feature we reviews and rate the 25 drivers who participated in the 2005 World Drivers’ Championship. The top ten will be revealed in the final issue of 2005?�?�?����?�?�?� 27 (-12 on half-term report ranking) Takuma Sato, BAR-Honda, 1 point Sato’s third full season of Formula One was a disaster: twice disqualified (once at his home race), littered with spins and incident, and seldom on the pace of his team-mate. Even his rivals lost patience with him with both Michael Schumacher and Jarno Trulli criticising Sato after incidents. Honda’s ‘junior’ team may be his last chance – but after three-years at the top flight he shouldbe doing far better than this. 26 (-8) Patrick Friesacher, Minardi-Cosworth, 3 pts Dropped by Minardi after 11 appearances, Friesacher was, in all fairness, not the least talented driver ever to don Minardi overalls. But his lack of pace compared to team-mate Christijan Albers and two self-induced retirements pushed him onto the … [Read more...] about 2005 Driver rankings #27-11 · RaceFans
Former Mercedes technical director Paddy Lowe admitted he was “quite happy” to see Max Verstappen win the World Championship in 2021, even though it came in controversial circumstances. The events of Abu Dhabi in 2021 sparked widespread outrage and debate when a late Safety Car was brought back in for the final lap of the race, when FIA rules at the time legislated that the race could, and perhaps should, have finished under Safety Car conditions due to the requirements needed for lapped cars to overtake. But the race restarted for its final lap and Verstappen, on fresher soft tyres, was able to pass race leader Lewis Hamilton and keep hold of the lead, earning his first World Championship in the process amid controversy which resulted in a lengthy FIA investigation, before race director Michael Masi eventually left his position with the governing body. Lowe, who joined Mercedes from McLaren just a few months after Hamilton and was present at his teams for his first three … [Read more...] about Paddy Lowe ‘quite happy’ Max Verstappen took 2021 title in ‘sport of jeopardy’
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 After falling back in the World Series 2-games-to-1, the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies in three straight games to clinch the franchise's second Commissioner's Trophy in front of the home fans at Minute Maid Park. Framber Valdez started the matchup strong, allowing only one run in his six innings, while Yordan Alvarez provided the punctuation with a 450-foot three-run home run to put the Astros up for good. Rookie Jeremy Peña earned MVP honors thanks to a seven-game hit streak and a .400 batting average in the final series, and Dusty Baker finally got his ring . It was one for the ages. Thanks for following Chron's Josh Criswell and Michael Shapiro throughout the World Series. Jeremy Peña earns MVP honors Jeremy Peña became the first rookie position player in baseball history to be named World Series MVP after Houston's 4-1 win in Game 6 … [Read more...] about Astros-Phillies World Series live updates: Astros Win World Series!
The departure of Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto following their failure to win the championship this year comes as no surprise to his opposite number at Red Bull, Christian Horner. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Red Bull won the constructors’ championship with three races to spare and Max Verstappen won the drivers’ title one round before that. Ferrari began the year in strong shape, winning two of the first three races, but finished a distant second to Red Bull in the final standings, while Charles Leclerc only narrowly beat Sergio Perez to the runner-up spot. Horner said he was “not really” surprised Ferrari had replaced Binotto, who had run the team for the last four seasons, following their defeat. “It’s obviously Ferrari’s choice,” he told Sky. “I think it’ll be their sixth team principal I’ve sat opposite since I’ve been at Red Bull. “It’s obviously very difficult for him. They had a great car this year. They were certainly very … [Read more...] about Horner “not really” surprised by Binotto’s departure from Ferrari · RaceFans
Beating Lewis Hamilton in his first season as a Mercedes driver was an “unbelievable achievement” for George Russell, according to Nico Rosberg. Russell stepped into the second Mercedes this season, the Mercedes junior promoted after three seasons running at the back of the field with Williams. Despite the Brackley squad’s struggles with their porpoising W13, Russell went from Mr. Saturday to Mr. Sunday as he strung together a run of nine top-five results, clearly more comfortable with the bouncing car than Hamilton. As the season progressed the seven-time World Champion found his feet and came to the fore, some would say unlucky not to win the United States or Mexican races with Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believing he could have got the better of Max Verstappen if Mercedes had gone with a different tyre strategy. But as it was, it was Russell who clinched Mercedes’ first – and only – win of the season as he led Hamilton home in a 1-2 finish at the Sao Paulo Grand … [Read more...] about ‘Lewis Hamilton’s scruffy season shouldn’t take away from George Russell’s achievements’