Motorsport great Stirling Moss dies aged 90
LONDON: Widely regarded as the greatest driver never to win the Formula One drivers’ world championship, Briton Stirling Moss died on Sunday aged 90. Moss was synonymous with the dangers and dramas of all forms of motor racing in the 1950s and early 1960s. A naturally gifted driver, with a great flair for speed and an instinctive feel for racing, it was his misfortune that the best years of his career coincided with those of the great Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, who won the title five times. He made 67 starts in the F1 World Championship, winning 16 races and claiming 16 pole positions and 24 podium positions, but it was his courage, grace and all-round skill that set him apart.
Real Sociedad cut player salaries by 20%
MADRID: Real Sociedad said they were cutting players’ wages by up to 20 per cent in an attempt to stabilise the club’s budget during the coronavirus crisis. “An agreement has been reached with the first team for the reduction of their wages by 20% in case the league does not resume this season, and by 5% in case the season can start again,” said a club statement on Saturday. At the time of the La Liga suspension last month, Real Sociedad were in fourth place in the championship. They had also qualified for the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao in Seville on a date still to be decided.
Liverpool legend Dalglish released from hospital
LONDON: Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has been discharged from hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. According to a BBC report, Dalglish, 69, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics. Dalglish tested positive despite showing no symptoms after being checked regularly. He is now recovering in self-isolation at home.
Diego Forlan wants to coach Sao Paulo team
RIO DE JANIERO: Former Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan has revealed a desire to one day coach Sao Paulo or their Brazilian rivals Internacional. Forlan’s father, Pablo, played for Sao Paulo as a defender from 1970 to 1976 and while Diego wasn’t yet born, the 40-year-old feels a strong connection with the club. “I always wanted to play for Sao Paulo but unfortunately that never happened,” the ex-Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan player said. “I’m a fan of Sao Paulo, through my father. I know the club’s training facilities well because he was a coach there after he finished playing.”
Stay focus on fight for equality, King to women athletes
LOS ANGELES: Tennis great Billie Jean King on Saturday said that despite the myriad of setbacks facing female athletes due to the coronavirus pandemic, they should not lose sight of the need to continue their push for equality. Speaking on an online panel event, the American said she hoped to provide comfort and encouragement to the thousands who tuned in to view it. “But I also want them to think about the future as well,” said King. the 12-time Grand Slam champion who famously waged a decades-long battle for equal pay in professional tennis.