Schumacher ‘not good’
Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has expressed his sadness at the condition of Michael Schumacher, two years after the former Formula 1 champion was seriously injured in a skiing accident. Montezemolo was asked at a media event on Thursday in Milan if he had any news about Schumacher, who sustained severe head injuries in France in December 2013 and is being cared for at his home in Switzerland. Montezemolo said: “Unfortunately it is not good, it is not as good as one would have hoped. It is by one of life’s chances that he finds himself still in this condition.” Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, declined to comment on his condition. The German driver won a record seven Formula 1 titles and 91 races.
Gustavsson cleared to play
Swedish goaltender Jonas Gustavsson returned to the lineup on Thursday for the National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins, 10 days after being hospitalized for a heart incident during a game. Gustavsson experienced an elevated heart rate against the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 26 and was taken to a hospital. There was extra concern because the 31-year-old netminder had previously been diagnosed with a heart condition and undergone three minor procedures, the most recent in 2011. “The final testing is complete and all results have been reviewed by the Bruins medical staff,” the team said in a statement. “Jonas has been cleared to resume full on-ice participation with the team without any restrictions.”
Gustavsson has nine wins in 13 outings with a 2.38 goals-against average this season for the Bruins.
Curry to defend title
Stephen Curry, who is on pace to shatter his single-season three-point record, will attempt to defend his long-range shooting title at next week’s NBA All-Star Game weekend in Toronto. The announcement on Thursday comes less than 24 hours after the Golden State superstar Curry finished one three-pointer shy of matching the one game NBA record of 12 three pointers in the Warriors’ 134-121 win over Washington. Reigning league Most Valuable Player and current NBA scoring leader Curry has made 232 three-pointers in 49 games this season, putting him on track to break his own record of 286 which he established last season. The NBA also announced that Zach LaVine will attempt to become the first repeat champion in the popular slam dunk contest since Nate Robinson did it in 2009 and 2010.
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