Alonso full of praise for US sports fans

Alonso full of praise for US sports fans

Alonso may have failed in his bid to win the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in May — his engine blew up with 21 laps to go of the 200-lap race — but he came away with a huge admiration for American motorsport fans. “It’s a different culture, a different way of understanding motorsport or sport in general — much more open, much more friendly to all of us,” Alonso told CNN’s The Circuit. “I imagine if the (Indy 500) was in Spain and some US people came here our…

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Transgender footballer ruled ineligible for AFLW draft

Transgender footballer ruled ineligible for AFLW draft

Updated October 17, 2017 17:31:16 The AFL has ruled that transgender player Hannah Mouncey is ineligible for selection in the 2018 AFLW draft. The draft will be held on Wednesday in Melbourne. Mouncey had previously played for the Australian men’s handball team before transitioning — she has played several games in the ACT women’s AFL competition in 2017. “The subcommittee carefully considered all of the information provided by Hannah, as well as the available data on transgender strength, stamina, physique along with the specific nature of the AFLW competition,” the…

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Lindsey Vonn targets history

Lindsey Vonn targets history

Not only is Lindsey Vonn trying to beat Ingemar Stenmark’s World Cup record of 86 victories, she’ll also be competing in an Olympic Games for the first time since she clinched the Olympic downhill title in Vancouver in 2010. She missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics because of injury. “I am going to mainly focus on the Olympics this season and of course, I’ll try to win World Cups,” the 32-year-old American, the most successful woman in World Cup history with 77 victories, told CNN during an interview at the French…

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