Sports news - plotki o świecie sportu
A Columbian footballer was shot dead yesterday by angry fans that blamed him for their side's early exit from the World Cup. Andres Escobar, a defender who scored an own goal during his side's defeat by the United States team, was confronted by a group of men as he left a restaurant in Medellin, 200 kilometres from Bogotá. After an argument about his poor performance, they fired 12 bullets. One of the gunmen is reported to have said to Escobar before the shooting 'Thank you for the own goal'.
Tennis stars strike it rich on and off the court:
Andre Agassi recently signed a contract with Nike worth a reputed 100 million dollars over ten years, in addition to an estimated 8 million dollars in prize money, and Pete Sampras this year become a Wimbledon millionaire by beating Boris Becker. Steffi Graf is generally through winnings and advertising, and Martina Navratilova, nine-time Wimbledon singles champion, has a personal fortune estimated at more than 20 million dollars.
Footballer faces suspension after attack in spectator:
As he walked off the field, a spectator was seen running down a gangway from some 20 rows back, apparently to shout abuse at Cantona, who suddenly turned, jumped over the wall and kicked out at the men, and then punched him.
World champion swimmer suspended after drugs test:
The Chinese world champion, Lu Bin, has been suspended from all competition for two years after a positive drugs test, the International Swimming Federation announced yesterday. Lu returned a positive result for the anabolic steroid in a test on September 30, shortly before the Asian Games.
Lu won four gold and two silver medals at the Games and set a world record for the 200 metres individual medley. At the world championship in Rome last September, she won 200 metres individual medley title plus two relay gold medals.