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Nine months after his cardiac arrest on the field, football professional Damar Hamlin has made his comeback to the NFL. “This moment was everything for me,” said the 25-year-old after his appearance in his Buffalo Bills’ 48:20 win against the previously unbeaten Miami Dolphins on Sunday (local time). “To still be able to do what I love at the highest level in the world is fantastic,” added Hamlin.
The defender suffered a cardiac arrest on the field in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2nd and collapsed unconscious. Resuscitation measures were initiated immediately. A week later he was able to leave the hospital in Cincinnati.
According to the doctors, the reason for his collapse was a hard hit in a duel. According to doctors, there are no long-term consequences to worry about. Hamlin played for Buffalo during the preseason in August. He wasn’t in the squad for the first three league games, but after teammate Jordan Poyer was injured, he was brought into the team for the game against Miami.
Before the game, he was the last player to enter the field, ran across the field with his arms outstretched and was celebrated by the fans. During the game he only made short appearances and did not have any notable action. “It was about proving to myself that I had the courage, the strength, the pride,” said Hamlin. He went through something traumatic and came back. (DPA)
Yesterday, 8:29 p.m
Nino Schurter narrowly missed winning the cross-country race in the American Snowshoe. The Swiss was overtaken by Jordan Sarrou in the last corner. It is the Frenchman’s first victory in this discipline. Marcel Guerrini came a surprising third ahead of Mathias Flückiger. World champion and Olympic champion Tom Pidcock was in the lead in the fourth of seven laps. After he suffered two punctures in a row, the race to catch up brought him to 5th place.
Nino Schurter narrowly missed out on victory.
Foto: Maxime Schmid (Keystone)
In the women’s race, Jolanda Neff came fifth. She was the best-ranked Swiss woman and also achieved her best result of the season. For once, Alessandra Keller couldn’t get up to speed and had to make do with 15th place. The race was won by Laura Stigger from Austria. The Dutchwoman Puck Pieterse took 6th place. This means that the 21-year-old has been confirmed as the overall World Cup winner ahead of the final races next weekend in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada. (bind)
Jolanda Neff (r.) shows a strong race.
Foto: Maxime Schmid (Keystone)
Yesterday, 8:12 p.m
US superstar Simone Biles has celebrated a brilliant comeback and crowned her return to the international gymnastics surface with a new element. More than two years after the drama at the 2021 Olympic Games, when she had to declare partial forfeit in Tokyo due to mental problems, the 26-year-old presented the most difficult jump in the World Cup qualification on Sunday evening: a Yurchenko with a double somersault bent backwards with a difficulty value of 6.4 points.
After the almost flawless international premiere, for which she received 15.266 points from the jury, nothing stands in the way of the jump being included in the rating guidelines of the world association FIG. The federation had announced that the jump would be named “Biles II” because the four-time Olympic champion had already created a new jump in 2018 that has borne her name ever since.
Simone Biles shows off her skills.
Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard (AFP)
On Sunday evening, Biles took part in an international competition for the first time since the 2019 World Cup in Stuttgart and delivered impressively confident proof of her top class. She started on the uneven bars, her weakest apparatus, with 14.400 points and easily qualified for the final there and on the three other apparatus. As expected, she is the top favorite for the all-around title, which will be awarded on Friday.
The Swiss Lena Bickel and Anny Wu will be at the start on Monday. Your goal is to qualify for the all-around final. (DPA/like)
Yesterday, 5:18 p.m
Europe’s golf elite have won the 44th Ryder Cup, reclaiming the trophy from the defending champions from the USA. The Englishman Tommy Fleetwood made the early triumph for the Europeans perfect on Sunday at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome in front of tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans. Half a point from Fleetwood was enough for Team Europe to take an unassailable lead of 14.5 points.
Tommy Fleetwood celebrates the decisive point.
Photo: Paul Ellis (AFP)
The selection of European captain Luke Donald started the final twelve singles on the final day of the prestigious continental comparison with a lead of 10.5:5.5 points. After this defeat in the most important team competition in golf, the US selection has been waiting for success on European soil for 30 years. Two years ago, the US team defeated the Europeans in Whistling Straits in the US state of Wisconsin with a record victory of 19:9 points. (DPA)
Yesterday, 5:11 p.m
Dominique Aegerter was able to improve in the second Superbike race this weekend in Portimao, Portugal. After finishing 14th on Saturday, the 33-year-old from Berne finished 8th on Sunday. The victory once again went to the Spanish World Cup leader Alvaro Bautista. (bind)
Yesterday, 3:40 p.m
Stefan Bissegger was crowned Swiss time trial champion in Gansingen. The Thurgauer was more than a minute faster than Yannis Voisard over 31.3 kilometers. Noah Bögli secured third place. Stefan Küng had to end the season early because of his serious fall in the European Championship time trial.
Stefan Bissegger shows his class in the time trial.
Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat (AFP)
In the women’s category, Elena Hartmann confidently defended her title from last year. In the absence of Marlen Reusser, she took over two minutes from second place Nicole Suter. Third place went to Michelle Stark. (bind)
With a convincing performance, the Swiss national artistic gymnastics team got their ticket to the Olympics at the World Championships in Antwerp. For the third time in a row, Switzerland will be represented with a team at the Olympics – despite the generational change in recent months and despite the absence of captain Benjamin Gischard due to injury. In seventh place, she also made it into the World Cup team final of the best eight teams for the fifth time in nine years. This takes place on Tuesday.
The Swiss showed an impressively clean and stable performance and hardly made any mistakes. Only Taha Serhani fell twice on the ground, but his falls were not counted as a result of cancellation. In contrast, Noe Seifert’s difficult exercises on the horizontal bar or Luca Giubellini’s jump were particularly brilliant. Like Florian Langenegger, Seifert made it into Thursday’s all-around final. «It was a strenuous competition. “Mentally as well as physically,” summarizes Seifert. “But now the heavy burden has been lifted and I am very happy.”
Compared to the unsuccessful World Cup a year ago in Liverpool (20th place), the Swiss increased by almost twelve points and, with a total of a strong 247,192 points, left behind Spain, Brazil, Turkey and the Netherlands, who were still clearly ahead of Switzerland at the time had been lying. Remarkable: Even the Chinese, world champions in 2022 and Olympic bronze medalist in 2021, stayed behind the Swiss in Antwerp and barely reached the team final in eighth place. (How)
Noe Seifert had an extremely strong performance on the high bar.
Spanish Ducati rider Jorge Martin won the MotoGP race at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. With the success in Motegi, Martin comes within three points of defending champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) from Italy in the overall standings, who was ranked second in the demolition race. The Spaniard Marc Márquez (Honda) completed the podium in third place.
Heavy rain caused aquaplaning, which is why the race was interrupted. Since the conditions did not improve, the race management decided not to restart the Grand Prix after twelve laps. However, because more than half of the race distance had been completed, full points were awarded.
In two weeks the season will continue with the Indonesian Grand Prix.
Europe’s top golfers have the best chance of taking back the trophy from the Americans at the 44th Ryder Cup in Rome. Before the final day of the prestigious continental competition at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Captain Luke Donald’s team is clearly in the lead with 10.5:5.5 points against the defending champions from the USA.
The Europeans only need four points from the final twelve individual matches on Sunday to triumph. The challenger must achieve at least 14.5:13.5 to win. The US team, on the other hand, needs 8.5 points and a miracle. In the event of a 14:14 draw, the defending champions would retain the trophy.
Team Europe captain Luke Donald (r.) is happy about the lead with Justin Rose.
Foto: Jamie Squire (Getty Images)
On Saturday, the Europeans won three of the four morning duels and further extended their clear lead. In the afternoon, the US stars started a little race to catch up. They won three of the four duels, one match went to the Europeans.
Two years ago, the US team defeated the Europeans in Whistling Straits in the US state of Wisconsin with a record victory of 19:9 points. However, the US team’s success on European soil dates back 30 years. (DPA)
The possible merger between the two teams Jumbo-Visma and Soudal-QuickStep has claimed its first victim. Primoz Roglic, the three-time winner of the Vuelta and winner of this year’s Giro d’Italia, will leave Jumbo-Visma early. The Slovenian’s contract would have run until and including the coming season. It is not yet clear which team the 33-year-old will drive for in the future. He said: “I can only confirm that I will be leaving the team.”
The planned merger of the two teams has caused a lot of discussion and great uncertainty in the cycling world in recent days. Jumbo-Visma has already dominated at will this season and took overall victories on the three major tours. With Roglic, Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard and Vuelta winner Sepp Kuss, the best cyclists in the world are already under contract with Jumbo-Visma. The Soudal-QuickStep team, on the other hand, is led by the exceptional talent Remco Evenepoel. The Belgian wants to win the Tour of France next season. (tmu)
There is no more room for the three-time Vuelta winner and winner of this year’s Giro: Primoz Roglic is leaving Jumbo-Visma early.
The beach volleyball duo Tanja Hüberli and Nina Brunner were eliminated early from the tournament in Paris. The Swiss lost in the round of 16 to Laura Ludwig and Louisa Lippmann in three hard-fought sets 15:21, 21:15, 12:15. The duo therefore failed in the main rehearsal for the World Cup in Mexico, which begins next week. (tmu)
Tanja Hüberli and Nina Brunner (r.) travel to the World Cup in Mexico with a negative experience in their luggage.
Jorge Martin won the Moto GP sprint race in Motegi, Japan. The Spaniard prevailed ahead of the South African Brad Binder and the Italian Francesco Bagnaia. It was Martin’s third sprint victory in a row. (tmu)
In a class of his own over the sprint distance: Jorge Martin (front).
Strong signal from the New Zealand team at the Rugby World Cup in France: After the defeat in the opening game against the hosts and the unsurprising victory against Namibia, the “All Blacks” have now shown against Italy that they can also dominate against big opponents: They beat the Italian team won 96:17 and are now in second place in the group.
In the last preliminary round game before the quarter-finals, New Zealand will face Uruguay on Thursday. (tmu)
New Zealand’s Damian McKenzie tanks against the Italian defense.
The Swiss mountain bikers were unable to celebrate a podium finish in the short track race in the American Snowshoe. Alessandra Keller achieved the best result with fourth place. In the men’s race, Nino Schurter finished 8th, while Frenchman Victor Koretzky secured victory. The British Evie Richards triumphed in the women’s category. (tmu)
Alessandra Keller (front) delivered the best performance in the Swiss team in fourth place.
NFL professional Chandler Jones of the Las Vegas Raiders has been arrested by police. The 33-year-old, who recently made headlines several times, is accused of violating a temporary protection order due to domestic violence. The AP news agency, among others, reported on this with reference to information from the authorities. Chandler is currently in the Clark County Detention Center and bail is set at $15,000. Chandler is scheduled to appear in court on December 4th.
Raiders professional Chandler Jones was arrested by police.
Photo: John Locher (AP Photo)
Among other things, Chandler’s publications on social networks had raised concerns about his mental state. His club said on Friday via X: “The Raiders are hopeful that Chandler Jones will get the care he needs. Our thoughts are with him, his family and everyone involved.” As this is now a legal matter, there will be no further comment. (DPA)
Europe’s top golfers have made an excellent start to the 44th Ryder Cup in front of their home fans in Rome. The team around superstars Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy has a surprisingly clear lead after the first day of the prestigious continental comparison against the favored defending champions from the USA with 6.5:1.5 points. At the start of Friday, the Europeans had won all four morning duels at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. This has never happened before in the long history of the Ryder Cup.
Even in the afternoon, the Europeans kept their nerve in the heated atmosphere on the golf course. McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Matt Fitzpatrick (England) clearly won the game against Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele. The other three duels ended in a draw. The US selection couldn’t win a single game on the first day. Eight team duels will be played again on Saturday, before the subsequent twelve individual matches are on the program on Sunday.
Captain Luke Donald’s European team wants to regain the title from the Americans in Rome. Two years ago, the US team defeated the Europeans in Whistling Straits in the US state of Wisconsin with a record victory of 19:9 points. It has been 30 years since the US team won on European soil. (DPA)
Despite the war of aggression in Ukraine, athletes from Russia and Belarus will probably be able to take part in the 2024 Paralympics in Paris – but only under a neutral flag. During the members’ and general assembly in the Gulf state of Bahrain, the member associations of the International Paralympic Committee somewhat surprisingly decided to lift the complete exclusion of the two associations. In a second decision, however, they voted against starting under the national flag.
74 associations voted against the complete exclusion of Russia, 65 voted in favor and 13 abstained. In the second vote, the vote was 90:56 with six abstentions and was clearly in favor of starting under a neutral flag. The decision on the athletes from Belarus, who had also previously been excluded, followed separately with similar results. However, only individual starters are allowed and not in team competitions.
The Paralympics in Paris will take place next year from August 28th to September 8th. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, had said she did not want to host Russian and Belarusian athletes if the war was still ongoing. (DPA)
The team combination introduced for this year will not take place after all. This was determined at the Fis Congress. The new format would have consisted of a slalom and a speed run. A number of athletes defended themselves against this new mode.
The planned premieres in Kitzbühel (AUT) and Crans Montana are therefore cancelled. (lob)
Europe’s golfers got off to a promising start in the 44th Ryder Cup in Rome. The team around Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy won all four morning duels on Friday and leads the prestigious continental comparison against the favored defending champions from the USA with 4-0 points. This has never happened before in the long history of the Ryder Cup. In the afternoon the second round starts at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. Once again there are four team duels on the program.
Rahm (Spain) and Tyrrell Hatton (England) won the first point for Europe against world number one Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns after just 14 holes played. The Scandinavian duo Viktor Hovland (Norway) and Ludvig Aberg (Sweden) also confidently won the match against Max Homa and Brian Harman. In game number three, Shane Lowry (Ireland) and Sepp Straka (Austria) defeated the US duo Rickie Fowler/Collin Morikawa. McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Tommy Fleetwood (England) scored the fourth point for the hosts against Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele. (DPA)
Rory McIlroy (right) celebrates their victory with Tommy Fleetwood.
Photo: Alberto Pizzoli (AFP)
The Swiss Indoors, which will take place in Basel’s St. Jakobshalle from October 21st to 29th, are better attended than they have been since 2015. The organizers reported this in a communiqué and the official entry list for the Basel tennis event. Only players ranked 42nd or better in the current world rankings made it into the field.
As in the previous year, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (ATP 2) leads this. The Wimbledon champion and 2022 US Open winner will open the tournament as part of Super Monday. In addition, three other players from the top 10 are registered: Holger Rune (ATP 4), Taylor Fritz (ATP 8) and Caper Ruud (ATP 9). The name of last year’s winner Félix Auger-Aliassime (ATP 15) is not yet on the entry list.
Leading the field of participants in Basel: Carlos Alcaraz.
Photo: Kena Betancur (AFP)
Stan Wawrinka (ATP 47) will definitely be there again. The Romand played his way into the hearts of Basel fans in 2022 in the absence of Roger Federer. The Romand did not make it onto the entry list due to its current placement, but – if no player withdraws by then – will receive a wildcard. Dominic Stricker from Bern will also benefit from a wildcard. (tmu)
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