Days, 7 Good News: With Two Rambos and a Grande Dame

LISTICLE | 03/02/2022
Antonia Wille

We think: Good news is needed every now and then. Especially from the world of sports. In our Good News we serve you seven news items every week that make our - and hopefully your - sports heart beat faster. Because the news is fun. Because they show new trends. Because they sprinkle a pinch of absurdity in a much too serious world. And because they simply bring joy. The main thing is to be in a good mood - that's our motto in this news format. And we'll get right to it. With someone who once played like Rambo and now plays with Rambo, the move from Tampa Bay to the Isarstrand and a new Grande Dame of table tennis.


He Played like Rambo, Now He Plays with Rambo

He sometimes played like Rambo, now he's playing with Rambo: Kevin-Prince Boateng, soccer player with extreme physicality, has teamed up with Sylvester Stallone. That should now open the door - no, not yet to Hollywood - to television for the 34-year-old Hertha BSC soccer player, who grew up in Berlin. "A friendship has developed with him and I'm working on a TV series inspired by my life, but not about soccer," Boateng told Italian daily Corriere della Sera. In any case, Stallone's role is much smaller than his biceps were as Rambo: "We're thinking that from Stallone comes the narrator voice and that we both take small roles. We want to show pain and wounds that it takes to be successful."


50.000 Euro for Ukraine

Others make a fuss, he pulls out the check: soccer player Júnior Moraes has donated almost 50,000 euros to Ukraine. The Brazilian-born footballer from Shakhtyor Donetsk had to flee his adopted country because of the war instigated by Russia. The money should now help a little against hardships - we say Obrigado, Junior! While soccer clubs and associations have been collecting money from Putin and will not want any more dirty Gazprom money from Russia until the future, Moraes has simply given up his wealth.


From Tampa Bay to the Isar Beach

Welcome, boys from Tampa Bay! There may not be a bay in Munich, but at least there are some nice Isar beaches. Whether the men from the two-time Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers can really take advantage of Munich's scenic attractions this year, however, remains to be seen. After all, it's not supposed to be a vacation that brings them to Munich. The 2020 Super Bowl winners will host the first regular season game of next year's National Football League season in Munich. "This historic game will play a critical role in the NFL's efforts to expand its international presence while allowing us to directly target NFL fans in Germany," Buccaneers vice president Joel Glazer said. Exactly when the game will take place is still an open question. If the NFL wants a full house, however, perhaps they should persuade Tom Brady to play a comeback game.


An Empathic Tennis Player

"I'm very honored to take this seat. I'm sure everyone can understand that it comes with mixed feelings that it's happening this week." With these empathetic words Daniil Medvedev comments that he is the new number one in the men's world tennis rankings. The 26-year-old succeeds Novak Djokovic and is only the third world number one from Russia after Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin. Under the hashtag #kiddontstopdreaming he also writes: "That's why I want to ask for peace in the world, for peace between countries."


The Alps' Bernhard Langer Is Here

He is now the Alpen-Bernhard-Langer: Sepp Straka is the first Austrian to win a tournament on the PGA Tour in golf. The 28-year-old won at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida and took home around 1.3 million euros in prize money. If Straka is just a fraction as clever as German golf legend Bernhard Langer, he will now make himself the face of Austria in the sport of the rich and famous. Perhaps the Austrian and Langer will soon meet at the U.S. Masters in Augusta - the tournament finally made Langer a golf star in Germany.


Wow, She Plays Table Tennis!

Being old and showing top table tennis is no longer a purely male thing in Germany. At the age of 38, the German national player Han Ying has now won the most important individual title of her career to date by winning the tournament of the 16 best European players. With the team, Han Ying has already won a lot, including three European Championship titles. Now it was finally her turn in person. "I've always played well with the team and we've won titles, but it had never quite worked out in the top European tournaments." Hopefully she'll take a cue from Timo Boll and stay at the plate even when she's over 40.


Christina Schwanitz: "Everything is finite".

"Everything is final," said shot putter Christina Schwanitz, stepping back from one moment to the next. After the 36-year-old missed qualifying for the World Indoor Championships by a few centimeters at the German Indoor Championships, she unceremoniously ended her career and thus earlier than planned. We think it's cool when even a long undisputed woman - even world champion in 2015 - can cause surprise and amazement with the end of her career. We wish you every success for your future career, dear Christina Schwanitz! She now wants to take off professionally with the German Armed Forces.

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