The life time football ban imposed upon player Dominique Taboga by the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) in February for match-fixing has been extended by FIFA today to include worldwide activities. Austrian former top league player Taboga was sanctioned by ÖFB following allegations he had been involved in match manipulation. Taboga used to play for Salzburg […]
Tomic beats Haider-Maurer
Andreas Haider-Maurer has lost his first-round match at the French Open. The Austrian Davis Cup star was defeated by Australian Bernard Tomic in three sets (6-7, 3-6, 3-6). Jürgen Melzer, Austria’s number one in world tennis, lost against Michael Berrer from Germany in five sets (7-6, 6-4, 2-6, 2-6, 3-6).
Black Wings snatch title
Black Wings Linz have won the EBEL Ice Hockey League. The Upper Austrian team beat KAC 3-1 in the fifth match of the best of seven series on Sunday. Black Wings managed to win the trophy back in 2003. This season’s triumph followed a humiliating exit in the quarter final of last year’s EBEL league.
KAC one step closer to championship
KAC have won the first match of this season’s ECEL Hockey League final. The Carinthian club beat Black Wings Linz 3-2 last night (Thurs). The next match of the best of seven series will take place on Sunday (25 March).
Kapfenberg have kept their chances to avoid being relegated alive. The Styrian club beat Wiener Neustadt in a match which had to be cancelled a few weeks ago when Austria was blanketed by snow. Defender Thomas Schönberger scored the only goal of the game in the 73rd minute. The Austrian Bundesliga will continue with four […]
Austrian victories in EBEL semi final
Austria’s EBEL Hockey League semi final contenders celebrated victories last night (Tues). Carinthian team KAC crushed Zagreb in the first match of the best of seven series. The championship record holders won the clash 4-0 away from home. Several players engaged in a fistfight in the second quarter of the match. Black Wings Linz – […]
Lifelong ban for tennis rebel
A wayward tennis player accused by colleagues of “terrorising” them has been banned for life from the sport.The international ATP Tours Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) committee informed Daniel Köllerer yesterday (Tues) that he must not perform as a player anymore in his life. Köllerer was also banned from working as a coach.The former Davis Cup […]
The federal coalition has vowed to take drastic steps after the “derby disgrace” of Vienna.Around 200 fans many of them masked stormed the pitch at the sold-out Gerhard Hanappi Stadium 26 minutes after kick-off on Sunday. Moments earlier, Austria Vienna star Zlatko Junuzovic had made it 2-0 for the away side. His strike […]
Rapid bosses under fire after riot
Officials at Austrias most popular football club are pressurised to be more stringent after hundreds of hooligans invaded the pitch during a crucial league match at the weekend.Around 200 Rapid Vienna supporters stormed on the green from the west stand at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium in Vienna-Penzing yesterday afternoon (Sun) after Austria Vienna midfielder Zlatko […]
Top teams’ face-off ends 1-1
The Austrian Football Bundesliga title race remains a thriller after Austria Vienna snatched one point away from home against leaders Sturm Graz last night (Weds).Roman Kienast found the net for the home side in the 37th minute before ex-Sturm ace Roland Linz equalised the score (41). Kienast who joined Sturm last year currently […]