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February

07
Surprised Bottas backs Hamilton to succeed at Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton’s former Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas has stated he expects the seven-time Formula One world champion to be a good fit for Ferrari when the British driver moves to the Italian team next year. The switch was announced last week after Hamilton, 39, exercised a break clause in his new contract and signed for the sport’s oldest, historically most successful and most glamorous team on a multiyear deal from the start of the 2025 season. “I never thought it would happen,” Bottas said at a livery launch in London for his Sauber-run Stake F1 team on Monday night. “I thought in my mind he would stay at Mercedes, but […]

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February

07
Bayer Leverkusen win DFB Pokal thriller, go 30 games unbeaten

Bayer Leverkusen reached 30 matches unbeaten in all competitions this season with a 3-2 comeback victory over VfB Stuttgart to reach the DFB Pokal semifinals Tuesday. Jonathan Tah’s 90th-minute header won the game and spared Xabi Alonso’s team of having to play extra time ahead of a league game Saturday versus title rivals Bayern Munich. Tah was left completely unmarked to head in from close range and complete the comeback for the Bundesliga leaders after they had twice cancelled out Stuttgart goals. Leverkusen are the first team in Europe’s top five leagues to reach 30 games undefeated in all competitions from the start of the season since Juventus […]

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February

07
Simona Halep to appeal 4-year doping ban Wednesday at CAS

Former top-ranked tennis player Simona Halep will go to sports’ highest court on Wednesday to challenge her four-year ban in a doping case. The Court of Arbitration for Sport stated on Tuesday that Halep plans to attend in person when the appeal opens for a closed-doors hearing arranged over three days. The court said in a statement, “No indication can be given as to when the final arbitral award will be notified to the parties.” Two-time Grand Slam champion Halep aims to overturn the ban imposed by the International Tennis Integrity Agency last September. It runs into October 2026 when the Romanian […]

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