Listen to this article Roma was due to join the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme operation for its third assault on the Dakar in Saudi Arabia next year, teaming up again with WRC legend Sebastien Loeb and Orlando Terranova as part of its three-car crew. However, having already been forced to miss the Morocco Rally this month, the traditional ‘dress rehearsal’ for Dakar, the Spaniard has now announced that he won’t take the start for the 45th edition of the prestigious rally raid in January. Roma was diagnosed with a treatable bladder cancer in March earlier this year and has since made good progress with his recovery, with a surgery and subsequent chemotherapy yielding the desired results. But the time spent recovering from illness has severely impacted his preparations for 2023, forcing him to withdraw from Dakar just three months before the opening stage on New Year’s Day. This would be the first time Roma has been absent from Dakar since his debut in 1996, not … [Read more...] about Prodrive ace Nani Roma to miss Dakar 2023 after cancer recovery
In the round-up: Mercedes driver George Russell says the team faced “tension” as they fought to recover from a disappointing start to the season and return to the front of the grid. In brief Mercedes had to overcome “tension” during 2022 recovery – Russell Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Mercedes driver George Russell says the team faced “tension” as they fought to recover from a disappointing start to the season and return to the front of the grid. The reigning constructors’ champions started the season behind rivals Red Bull and Ferrari as they struggled with porpoising on their car. The team eventually recovered to take a single victory, with Russell, at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Speaking on the High Performance Podcast , Russell said that Mercedes’ efforts to return to the front of the field had led to tense conversations within the team “I think for sure the dynamic would have been slightly different had we arrived at the first race and had … [Read more...] about Mercedes had to overcome “tension” during 2022 recovery – Russell · RaceFans
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
Listen to this article In recent years MotoGP has seen greater development in aerodynamics and in ride height devices on bikes, which have led to debates on safety and on whether they add any value to the spectacle. From 2023, front-positioned ride height devices have been outlawed, a move which Ducati felt was unsporting when it was agreed upon by the manufacturers. Speaking in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Autosport magazine, six-time MotoGP world champion Marquez passed comment on the current competitive order of the series. While doing so, Marquez revealed that he had raised concerns in MotoGP's safety commission that the series is at risk of heading in a direction where riders are able to make less of a difference on bikes – likening it to what he sees is now the norm in F1. "The guys at the top are always the fastest guys," the Honda rider said when asked if the current leaders in MotoGP are genuine threats. "It's true that now, or by the years, … [Read more...] about Marquez: MotoGP mustn’t become like F1 where machinery matters more
When the new beginning ended, the television cameras found Tyler Adams absorbing the disappointment. The 23-year-old captain of the U.S. men's national soccer team, the youngest of anyone carrying that title at this World Cup, sat with his legs crossed and head down. Teammates and coaches came by, one at a time, to kneel and encourage him. Adams remained in the middle of the field, thinking and hurting for several minutes, until an American teammate and Dutch opponent extended their arms and helped Adams to his feet. It was the final, humbling scene of a spirited American recovery at this tournament. With a 3-1 victory, the Netherlands ousted the U.S. during the round of 16 on Saturday. No one is hustling to schedule a parade after this outcome, but for a program writhing near rock bottom and enduring ridicule four years ago, this run felt joyous. The incremental progress was clear, but more than that, the players performed in a matter that indicates they are on a path to immense … [Read more...] about Don’t view the USMNT’s loss as the end. It’s a down payment on the future.