Jan 7

F1: Schumacher’s Wife Says Leave Us And Hospital Alone

Corinna Schumacher (C), the wife of German Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, arrives surrounded by photographers at the Grenoble University Hospital Centre to visit her husband, on January 3, 2014. Michael Schumacher's wife called on reporters on January 7, 2014 to stay away from the French hospital where he is being treated. (Photo: Getty Images)

Corinna Schumacher (center), the wife of German Formula One world champion , has asked reporters to stay away from the French hospital where her husband is being treated. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher’s wife says the racing legend’s family wants to be left in peace as doctors treat him after a brutal ski crash.

Corinna Schumacher spoke out Tuesday for the first time since her husband’s Dec. 29 accident in the French Alps. In a statement, she said: “It’s very important to me that you ease the burden on the doctors and the hospital so that they can do their work in peace.”

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Jan 5

Dakar Rally: Sousa, Barreda Bort Lead After First Stage

Carlos Sousa of Portugal leads after Stage 1 of the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Dakar)

leads after Stage 1 of the 2014 . (Photo: Dakar)

Carlos Sousa of Portugal and of Spain led the Dakar Rally after Sunday’s first stage in Argentina.

Sousa topped the car division, 11 seconds ahead of Orlando Terranova of Argentina and 47 in front of Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar. Two of the pre-race favorites were just behind — Carlos Sainz of Spain was in fifth place and 11-time champion Stephane Peterhansel of France was sixth.

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Jan 5

F1: French Investigators Seek Alleged Schumacher Crash Video

Michael Schumacher remains in medically-induced coma eight days after a skiing accident. (Photo: Getty Images)

remains in medically-induced coma eight days after a skiing accident. (Photo: Getty Images)

A French state prosecutor said Sunday he wants to obtain an alleged mobile-phone video of a skiing accident that critically injured legend Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher’s fall at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps eight days ago, in which he hit his head on a rock, has left the 45-year-old in a medically induced coma for a severe brain trauma. Questions have emerged about the circumstances of the accident, and Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, announced Saturday that his family has given French authorities a camera affixed to his helmet to help elucidate the case.

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Jan 4

SportsCars: Patrick Dempsey Completes Rolex 24 Lineup

Patrick Dempsey (pictured) will be joined by Joe Foster, Marc Lieb and Andrew Davis in this year's Rolex 24. (Photo: LAT Photography)

(pictured) will be joined by , and in this year’s Rolex 24. (Photo: LAT Photography)

Actor Patrick Dempsey’s racing team completed its lineup Friday for the International Speedway, adding factory Porsche Prototype driver Marc Lieb.

Dempsey and Lieb will team with U.S. Porsche driver Andrew Davis and Joe Foster in the No. 27 Porsche 911 GT America for the season-opening Jan. 25-26 race.

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Jan 3

F1: Fans Honor Injured Schumacher On His 45th Birthday

Young fans of Michael Schumacher hold a banner reading "Happy Birthday Schumi" outside of the Grenoble hospital. (Photo: Getty Images)

Young fans of hold a banner reading “Happy Birthday Schumi” outside of the Grenoble hospital. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher’s friends and family took turns by his hospital bed Friday, as fans rallied outside the hospital to support the critically injured great on his 45th birthday.

Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since Sunday, when he fell while skiing and struck his head on a rock. His manager, Sabine Kehm, said Friday that his condition remains stable but critical.

The German driver and his family typically celebrate Christmas, New Year and his birthday at their ski house in the French resort of Meribel, where the accident happened.

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