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Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997. Race organizers said the 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital after his Aston Martin No. 95 crashed about 10 minutes after the start of the race. The car spun at high speed and skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner where speeds reach up to 170 kph (105 mph). The violence of the impact showed as a tire from Simonsens car rolled on the track while a door hung open. Simonsen died at the hospital soon after arrival "due to his injuries," organizers said. "Tragically, and despite the best efforts of the emergency services in attendance, Allans injuries proved fatal," Aston Martin Racing said in a statement on its website. Sebastien Enjolras lost his life in pre-qualifying in 1997. The last driver fatality in the 24-hour race itself was Jo Gartner in 1986. The worst crash in Le Mans history occurred in 1955 when Pierre Leveghs Mercedes flew into the crowd, killing more than 80 spectators. Aston Martin, which has five Vantage V8 cars in the GTE-Pro and GTE-Am classes, will continue in the race "at the specific request" of Simonsens family and in tribute to the driver. "I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the individuals, and families whose friends or loved ones were involved in todays terrible tragedy," Aston Martin Racing managing director John Gaw said. The safety car came out after the crash and the race was held up for nearly an hour to repair the guard rail. Simonsen was participating for the seventh time at the endurance race, which is won by the team that completes the most laps in 24 hours with up to three drivers alternating. He finished second in the GT2 class at Le Mans three years ago. He clocked the fastest time in qualifying on Thursday in the GTE-Am class. Jean Todt, the FIA president, and Pierre Fillon, president of Le Mans organizer the Automobile Club de lOuest, paid tribute to Simonsen. "Allan was an extremely talented and experienced sports car driver who had raced in every corner of the world and was highly respected by his peers and his team," they said in a joint statement. "For many in endurance racing, Allan was above all a good friend who displayed his passion for racing on and off the track. His loss will be felt by the FIA, the ACO and the greater motorsport family." Simonsen and Danish co-drivers Kristian Poulsen and Christoffer Nygaard were leading the GTE-Am class in the world endurance championship after topping their category at Silverstone in April and finishing second in Spa-Francorchamps last month. Audi held the top three spots after the sixth hour, followed by two Toyotas. IndyCar series leader Helio Castroneves tweeted: "Very sad to know about the fatal accident of Allan Simonsen on Le Mans today. Praying for him and (his) family." Tony Kanaan, another IndayCar driver, tweeted: "Such a tragic news on the passing of (at)AllanSimonsen. Sad day in motorsports again. Thoughts and prayers are with his family." There was second driver death on Saturday, in Germany. Two-time champion Wolf Silvester died because of "health problems" during the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship, race organizers said. Safety marshalls said Silvester, 55, apparently lost control of his Opel Astra OPC, and when they approached the stopped car on the track they found him sitting motionless in the seat. The dpa news agency reported that Silvester had a heart attack. Ozzie Smith Jersey Large . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. Tyler Webb . "Thank you for the warm welcome," Beckham said on an 80-degree February morning. In this case, it was soccer weather. 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CHICAGO -- Tobin Heath has been voted the U.S. Soccer Federations Female Player of the Year.The USSF also announced Tuesday that Ashley Sanchez was voted the Young Female Player of the Year.Heath had a career-high six goals and eight assists in 22 games with the national team this season, including two assists in the Olympics. The U.S. women were ousted from the Olympics in the quarterfinals by Sweden.The 28-year-old midfielder also had 10 assists in just 14 appearances for the Portland Thorns of the National Womens Soccer League. The mark was a league record.This year was a difficult one for our team, but overall we played some great soccer so its humbling to be recognized individually, Heath said in a statement. Im just proud to be in the company of all the great players that were nominated and all of the pplayers that played for the USA this year.ddddddddddddSanchez, 17, captained the U.S. team at the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup in Jordan, and was the youngest player for the Americans at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup in Papua New Guinea.The UCLA recruit became the first national team player to score in both events in the same year.Heath captured 40 percent of the vote, followed by Crystal Dunn with 34 percent. Sanchez earned 47 percent of the vote.Voters included national team coaches and staff, womens national team players who appeared in 2015, the USSF board of directors and athlete council, National Womens Soccer League coaches and selected college coaches and media members. ' ' '