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Albrecht left with amnesia after ski crash

One year on after sustaining head injuries in a downhill training crash in Kitzbuehel, Switzerland's Daniel Albrecht still has no memory of the incident that has halted his career.

Albrecht remained in an induced coma for three weeks in a Swiss hospital after the accident and now suffers from partial amnesia.

He suffered the high-speed crash when he misjudged the final jump on the Austrian resort's challenging Streif course on January 22. The 2007 world super-combined champion, now 26, was thrown about 70m before landing on his back and bouncing face down towards the finish line.

Returning to Kitzbuehel last week, Albrecht said he could make no connection with the television images of the crash.

"I have the impression it's a toy flying in the air," he said.

Asked whether he remembered anything of the accident, he added: "No, everything has been deleted in my mind. In fact, I can't really remember who I was before my accident anymore."



Lisbon row not very Sporting

Sporting Lisbon's top striker Liedson and the club's director of football exchanged blows in a locker room bust-up after a Portuguese Cup game.

Portugal's three daily sports papers said in front-page reports that Liedson and director Ricardo Sa Pinto started arguing on the bench during the home match on Wednesday evening.

The dispute reportedly boiled over in the locker room where the pair had to be pulled apart.



Death at Milan derby

A fan died after having a heart attack during the Milan derby. The 51-year-old man was sitting in a part of the stadium reserved for both sets of supporters when he had the attack on Sunday. Medics tried to resuscitate him at the stadium but he was pronounced dead in the ambulance.