App State’s Madden named Defensive Player of the Week

Jacob Madden of Appalachian State was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week. It is the first time the goalkeeper has won a weekly player award.

“We are happy for Jacob to get this recognition,” Coach Jason O’Keefe said. “He has made some great saves this year and has been part of an emerging team effort to put a priority on doing the things it takes to earn shutouts.”

The Mountaineers had two shutouts over the weekend. Madden had four key saves in a 2-0 win against George Mason — his first career shutout. He followed that performance with two saves in a 1-0 win against American.

For the season, Madden leads the Sun Belt in goals against average with a 0.75. He is also tied for first in save percentage with a .824. His 14 saves on the season are tied for second.

Schumacher treated in Paris hospital

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted to a Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French newspaper.

The Paris hospitals authority, citing France’s strict medical privacy rules, said it could not comment on the report in Le Parisien that Schumacher was admitted under tight guard Monday to the Georges-Pompidou hospital for transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells.

The newspaper said the 50-year-old German, who suffered a near-fatal brain injury in a 2013 skiing accident in the French Alps, was expected to be discharged on Wednesday.

His long-time manager, Sabine Kehm, had no comment.

Following the accident, Schumacher’s condition stabilized after he was placed in a drug-induced coma, from which he later emerged. Since September 2014, he has been cared for at home on the shores of Lake Geneva.

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