Hessa Al-Eisa is the player of the match on a special day of soccer: Al-Eisa scored four goals in the opening game of the new women's Premier League in Saudi Arabia. The fact that the league exists in the strict Islamic state seems like a sensation. Just a few years ago, women were banned from playing soccer in Saudi Arabia. According to local media, the public was now allowed to attend, which had previously been taboo. Now women can also earn money with soccer: In the first nationwide league, the best team gets $370,000. Hessa Al-Eisa ahead, one more goal...
Cash for Barockstadt: A small club in Hesse with the unusual name SG Barockstadt Fulda-Lehnerz can now look forward to receiving money from the German Football League (DFL). Jamal Musiala, a young star of FC Bayern, learned to kick in the club. The DFL has now paid out a total of 1.5 million euros to 106 clubs below the third division for their involvement in the training of professional soccer players.
Normally there's Boom Boom, now there was Hum Hum: A swarm of bees took over the tennis court at the WTA tournament in Guadalajara (Mexico). The bees made themselves comfortable at the umpire's high chair, delaying the start of Czech Petra Kvitová's match against Bernarda Pera of the USA. "I've never experienced anything like this," Kvitová said after her victory. "And I've been on the tour for 20 years now."
There are countless courageous women in Iran right now - Elnaz Rekabi is a hero among them. The Iranian climbing champion took off her headscarf before the Asian Championships in South Korea. Upon her return to Tehran, people celebrated Rekabi at the airport. The worries that she will be punished by the regime have not gone away - but punishing a folk heroine might be a bit harder for the mullahs.
Sophie Friedrich is the world's goldenest crybaby: The only 22-year-old was able to win her seventh world championship title at the track cycling world championships in Paris. Friedrich became keirin world champion again and couldn't stop the tears afterwards. "I have never cried like that, I don't even know what to say," Friedrich rejoiced. Tears of joy are simply the most beautiful tears.
She continues to sit in prison in Russia - but she is not forgotten in her native USA: Brittney Griner. At the start of the NBA season, Griner's 32nd birthday, San Francisco superstar Steph Curry used the defending champions' championship ceremony to salute Griner. "Let us continue to keep her name known and pray, she has been 243 days unlawfully imprisoned in Russia and we hope she comes home come home soon and everyone contributes to that."
Asics bans before/after fitness pictures from their social media. A study of the running specialist has shown that the motivational images so present on the web often trigger the opposite in their viewers. Now, to ensure more mental health online, Asics is setting a good example and has banned these images in time for World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2022. Instead, motivation is to be aroused by showing the positive attitude towards life of sports. A great sign for more positivity and reality on the web!