Saturday, October 16

Memories of Murray Walker, Sabine Schmitz and the wonderful Marvin Hagler | Sport


1) Sabine Schmitz, the “Queen of the Nürnburgring”, died at the age of 51. Schmitz is the only woman to win the 24 Hours of the German track race, in 1996 and again in 1997 – you can see some highlights here and a track tribute (in German) here. Schmitz joined the Top Gear team, memorably running around his favorite circuit in a transit van Y to Volkswagen Golf GTI, and also putting some vintage vehicles to the test on Fifth Gear. Here he is doing what he did best: traversing the field with astonishing precision in this exceptional onboard video.

2) The wonderful Marvin Hagler, the legendary middleweight boxer, died last week at age 66. Hagler won his first world title at Wembley Arena in 1980, stopping Alan Minter. within three rounds. The southpaw’s most memorable fights were a brutal battle with Roberto Durán and “The War” with Thomas Hearns, which began with a relentless first round Y climbed from there. In 1987, Hagler was dethroned by the other member of the “Four Kings”, Sugar Ray Leonard, in a controversial points loss. It would be his last fight, with Hagler moving to Italy and becoming an action movie hero. Bargainer’s Gift an emotional speech when he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015, saying, “I had to fight hard in life and in the ring.”

3) Érik Lamela scored one of the goals of the season before being sent off in Sunday’s North London derby. The Spurs winger has some form, of course. Other exponents of the rabona finish include Andre Ayew, Angel Di Maria, Gothenburg Andres Vasquez, Roma’s Diego Perotti, Jonathan Calleri from Boca, Sean Geddes of Worcester and Viliam Macko of Angthong, whose second touch was better than the first.

Elsewhere in football: a strange stop in Poland, bad blood in Morecambeand Shkodran Mustafi up to his old tricks at Schalke. In Bulgaria, things get out of hand and wonderful goals abound despite bus parking Y a test surface. And finally, a downright ridiculous long distance hit from Serie B.

Cremonese player scores an extraordinary goal in his own half of Serie B - video
Cremonese player scores an extraordinary goal in his own half of Serie B – video

4) This pre-game interview with Bristol accessory Max Latiff is a little different even before he starts talking. The Bears also gave BT Sport access to your pre-game training exercises. In the Premier League, Kelechi Iheanacho gave a lovely interview after his hat-trick with Leicester.

5) Wales will play France on Saturday with the aim of securing the Grand Slam and the Six Nations title. Here, Martyn Williams look back to 2008, when the victory over France in Cardiff secured the blow. Williams scored twice in 2005, in a decisive victory in Paris, while another was sealed against France in 1978. Wales’s last victory at the Parc des Princes was in 1975; have had more joy at the Stade de France, starting with a 34-33 victory in 1999.

6) It’s March Madness! The NCAA basketball tournament returns after the 2020 edition was canceled. Virginia beat Texas Tech in the final of 2019, 12 months later suffering from a historical disorder against UMBC. Catch up with underdog picks, bell-beaters and all the winning moments since 2000.

1) “I have to stop, because I have a lump in my throat.” The covers of Murray Walker The last lap of Damon Hill at Suzuka in 1996, when the Williams driver became world champion. Also: Walker’s best comment moments, discussing Senna v Prost, Y paying a perfect tribute to the Brazilian after his tragic death in Imola. Plus some of our favorites too: if i had done the billiards, in Letterman and John Cleland “Go first”.

2) A fleet of Decorated Mini Maglias fight in Thruxton.

3) Another slice of NHL magic, this time from William Karlsson of the Vegas Golden Knights.

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