Due to the corona virus, almost all sports matches have been canceled or postponed in the near future. In this live blog we will keep you informed of all developments.
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Van Aert happy that Jumbo-Visma is starting training courses.
Wout van Aert is happy that Jumbo-Visma is stepping up the training regime on 1 June. Team leader Merijn Zeeman recently announced that the number of training hours will again be determined by the team management. "As long as you train on yourself and there is no real perspective, you will end up in a kind of comfort zone, whether you like it or not," says Van Aert, Het Nieuwsblad . "Why wouldn't I have a glass of wine?" That justifies you a bit easier. On June 1 it is indeed time to tackle the weather more seriously. "
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Former NBA star Ewing infected with coronavirus
Former NBA star Patrick Ewing is infected with the coronavirus, the 57-year-old American says on his social media. The complaints with the club icon of the New York Knick are so serious that he has been hospitalized. He has been isolated from other patients. "This virus is serious and shouldn't be taken too lightly. I want to encourage everyone to live a safe life. Continue to take good care of your loved ones, too," Ewing said in a statement.
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US wants exception to travel ban for elite athletes
The United States wants an exception to the current entry ban for some foreign professional athletes who participate in American sport events, according to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. "Americans need their sport," said Wolf.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:56 PM
Silverstone remains optimistic after measure
Stuart Pringle, circuit director at Silverstone, remains optimistic about organizing Formula 1 races in July and August, after the British government has decided that travelers coming to the UK should be quarantined for two weeks from June 8 . "This makes it difficult, but consultations with authorities have been good so far," said Pringle. "We continue the talks hoping to get out this time too, obviously on the premise that it shouldn't be at the expense of anyone's health. But the government recognizes the importance of our sport."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 9:12 PM
Lyon loses lawsuits for European football
Olympique Lyon will not play football in a European context for the time being next season. The French top club loses the two lawsuits it had filed for the premature ending of Ligue 1. Lyon could not agree with the way the league ended at the beginning of this month, leaving the team of Memphis Depay and Kenny Tete as number seven in the ranking just next to a European ticket.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:54 PM
A great initiative from ADO The Hague: the club opens a care location for the homeless in the car park of the Cars Jeans Stadium.
🏘️ The corona care location in the car park of the Cars Jeans Stadium has officially opened today. "From a social point of view, beautiful and important to be involved as a club"Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:09 PM
Remainder Mexican competition canceled
For Vincent Janssen, the season in Mexico is over. Liga MX decides to cancel the rest of the season due to the corona crisis. Seven more rounds were scheduled in the Mexican league. No champion is declared.
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Athletes traveling to the UK for two weeks in quarantine
Travelers entering the UK from June 8 are required to be quarantined for two weeks. No exception has yet been made for athletes. In this way, the British government wants to keep the number of new corona patients as low as possible. The measure is a major bottleneck for the start of the Formula 1 season. Seven out of ten Formula 1 teams are home to the UK, making it impossible for them to travel home after the races.
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Djokovic organizes his own tournament
Novak Djokovic organizes his own tournament in different Balkan countries in order to be able to play tennis again in a competition. The so-called Adria Tour will be played from June 13 to July 5 in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro. Djokovic is of course participating and has already received the promise from Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov and Viktor Troicki. The tournament proceeds go to various charities.
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Fans can cheer Aarhus via Zoom
The Danish club Aarhus GF will come to the resumption of competition against Randers FC on May 28 with a unique experiment: supporters can cheer their club via the video platform. "This will be the first competition in a long time. We are going to celebrate with a historic digital initiative," says Aarhus director Jacob Nielsen. The fans appear on large screens along the field in Ceres Park, Aarhus stadium. In Denmark, the public is not welcome at competitions for the time being due to the corona crisis.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 4:02 PM
An image that we have not seen for a long time due to the corona crisis: Rafael Nadal on the tennis court. The Spaniard can finally train at his usual location again.
Here I am, the first pictures I am posting for you on court.This is my practice earlier today at @rnadalacademy #BackOnCourt #BabolatFamily 🎾👍🏻💪🏻😉Avatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:44 PM
"Kanté does not have to train with Chelsea"
Chelsea understands that N'Golo Kanté will not train for the time being, reports the BBC , among others . The 29-year-old midfielder reappeared on Tuesday at the training complex of the London club, but has been training at home since Wednesday for fear of the corona virus. Kanté, whose brother died in 2018 from the consequences of a heart attack, does not have to report from Chelsea for the time being, even if that means that he can no longer take action this season.
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We just saw a sneak preview of the renewed roof of the AZ stadium, but now we can also see what the renewed Court Phillippe Chatrier of Roland Garros will look like:
🏟️ À quoi ressemble le mythique court de @rolandgarros avec son nouveau toit retractable? Visite guidée >> https://t.co/Awn8Ir2SMwAvatar
Coronavirus · yesterday at 2:43 PM
Bayern donates money season ticket holders to amateur clubs
Bayern Munich has done a nice service to the amateur clubs in the state of Bavaria. The club has distributed a total of 460,000 euros this week among various sports associations that are having a hard time because of the corona crisis. The money comes from the season ticket holders who have not asked for compensation due to the fact that they now play behind closed doors. "Now is not the time to look at ourselves," said Honorary President Uli Hoeness about the action. "We need optimism and solidarity in our society."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 2:25 PM
Referee Kevin Blom exchanged the football field for the city center of The Hague earlier this week. Those who did not comply with the one and a half meter rule were given a yellow card.
Referee Kevin Blom 'enforces' one and a half meter rule
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Heated Berlin derby now without audience: 'Remains a special game with a lot of emotion'
The 27th round in the Bundesliga will be kicked off at 8.30 pm on Friday evening with the cracker between Hertha BSC and Union Berlin, the Berlin derby that completely got out of hand in November . The townspeople meet because of the corona crisis behind closed doors, so that the contrast with six months ago will be great. Back then, the game went off the rails when supporters threw fireworks on the field. After the match won by Union Berlin, the riots continued and supporters entered the field. "Of course, the conditions are unusual," said Union Berlin coach Urs Fischer now, "but it's still a special game with a lot of emotion. I'm sure I don't have to do much to charge my players."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 09:45 AM
Selection and staff PEC Zwolle agree to salary reduction
Following the example of PSV and VVV, the selection, technical staff and office staff of PEC Zwolle have agreed to a temporary salary reduction. The club from Zwolle reports this on its website. The reduction is in line with the proposal of the players 'union VVCS and the employers' organization FBO. "In these times it goes without saying that we, as a group of players, must now also be heard from us", player Pelle Clement responds on behalf of the group of players. "We are all in a situation that nobody had foreseen beforehand. Supporters, sponsors, employees, everyone feels to some degree the consequences of the current crisis. As a group of players, we therefore fully understand the decision we made together with the management. "
Coronavirus · yesterday at 09:09
Turnbond extends contracts for national coaches until the end of 2021.
Turnbond KNGU has extended the agreements with national coaches Bram van Bokhoven (men) and Gerben Wiersma (women) until the end of 2021. The contracts expired at the end of this year. The extension is the result of the postponement of the Olympic Games to 2021. The contracts of the gymnastics coaches Jeroen Jacobs, Daniël Knibbeler, Vincent Wevers and Janneke Wiersma have also been extended by one year.
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FC Twente has to cut back again: 'Giant challenge'
Due to the past debt burden, FC Twente has had to cut considerably in recent years, but due to the corona crisis, a 'gigantic challenge' has been added for the Tukkers. That says general director Paul van der Kraan in conversation with Tubantia . "Our challenge is enormous, because the cutbacks of recent years have already made us a squeezed lemon." One of the new austerity measures is to reduce the selection of the first team. "The player's budget will decrease by about 2 million. That was 7.3 million euros this season and that will be between 5.2 and 5.5 million. We have also decided to introduce an investment freeze."
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Clijsters: 'The motivation is still there'
Kim Clijsters ' comeback season is very different than expected. She had only had two sides when everything came to a halt due to the corona crisis. The target of the 36-year-old Belgian nevertheless remains unchanged. "Yes. In recent weeks, my focus has obviously been on other things, such as my children's homework," she says to Sporza . "But the motivation is still there. When I think of the US Open, I immediately feel: I want to be ready for that. I want to prepare and take my chance."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 7:03 AM
Millions of sports fans have watched the documentary series The Last Dance in recent weeks. We spoke to some Dutch coaches who were inspired by it.
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Henderson feels completely safe on training ground
Jordan Henderson is not worried about his health now that the Premier League clubs have started training again. The leader of Liverpool leader is very confident in the strict guidelines. "I am more than happy with the measures taken by the Premier League and the club. And so are my teammates," Henderson told Sky Sports on Thursday . "We've had captain meetings in the past week where we had all kinds of questions, but I think the Premier League and the clubs are doing everything they can to make it as safe as possible."
CoronavirusThursday at 10:21 PM
Tour for Colombians at risk?
The question is whether Egan Bernal can be at the start of the Tour de France this year. Yesterday, the Colombian government extended the ban on international flights until August 31. The start of the delayed Tour is scheduled for August 29. Most Colombian riders currently reside in their own country, where they have recently been allowed to train outside again.
CoronavirusThursday at 10:06 PM
"La Liga resumed June 12, schedule announced May 28"
Plans to resume La Liga next month are becoming increasingly concrete. The intention is to restart the competition on 12 June with the city derby between Seville and Real Betis. The full schedule must be discussed with the clubs on 28 May. This is what Federal President Javier Tebas tells El Partidazo . The Spanish government has yet to give the green light, but Tebas does not expect this to cause problems.
CoronavirusThursday at 9:33 PM
Tsitsipás: 'Many advantages to lockdown'
Although the advance of Stéfanos Tsitsipás (21) in the world rankings has briefly stalled because of the corona crisis, the Greek tennis player also sees positive sides to the current lockdown. "Actually, we should be put in lockdown once a year," said the world's number six in a conversation on Eurosport's Instagram page. "It is good for nature and good for our planet. And it is good for us as humans. We are living in such a hurry. Now there is finally the opportunity to spend time with family."
CoronavirusThursday at 8:48 PM
Top golfer Scott skeptical about corona plan PGA Tour
Australian top golfer Adam Scott will skip the first six weeks of the restart of the PGA Tour. The number six in the world thinks the corona rules that the American organization has drawn up do not go far enough. "They have been fairly thorough, but my first reaction was that I am surprised that the drafted protocol is not stricter," said 39-year-old Scott to Australian Associated Press . "What I'm concerned about is the stories that the PGA Tour hopes to get test results in one or two hours. You wish all of that would be certain before we start tournaments again."
CoronavirusThursday at 6:36 PM
Euro short course moved to November 2021
The European swimming federation has found a new date for the European Championship short course of 2021 in Kazan. The championship in the Russian city will be held from November 2 to 7, a month ahead of schedule. The international swimming calendar had to be completely overhauled by the corona pandemic. For example, it was decided to move the World Cup swimming in Japan to May 2022, in order not to get into the water of the Olympic Games.
CoronavirusThursday at 6:00 PM
National coach Mancini advises Serie A to stop
If it is up to Italian national coach Roberto Mancini, the final season is finally ended in Serie A. "It seems to me that the situation is now too chaotic", he responded in conversation with Roma Radio about plans to pick up the thread again. "As a national coach, I say that I hope the season will end to start fresh next season. Then there will be an endless series of games and players could get overloaded."
CoronavirusThursday at 5:42 PM
FIFA is part of a plan to support women's football
FIFA and FIFPro are joining forces to lead women's football through a turbulent period. The World Football Association supports the Raising Our Game plan previously launched by the Players' Union . It describes how the development of women's football can be accelerated and how the consequences of the corona crisis can be minimized. "In this difficult time for football around the world, the talks with FIFPro are a positive step to provide appropriate assistance and support," FIFA reports.
CoronavirusThursday at 5:08 PM
Promotion / relegation in lower English divisions
Even if the season cannot be completed due to the corona measures, the promotion / relegation scheme remains in effect in the lower English divisions. This is reported by the English Football League (EFL), the umbrella organization for the three divisions directly under the Premier League. "Our preference remains to simply finish the 2019/2020 season, but we accept that a situation may arise that makes this impossible," the statement said. The League Two (the fourth level in England) recently ended prematurely.
CoronavirusThursday at 4:38 PM
Angry Grol wants more space for top sport
Henk Grol believes that the Dutch government is leaving top sport out in the cold with the corona measures. The judoka may train again under strict conditions, but without making contact with another person. "I can go to the hairdresser and have a massage. But I am not allowed to do judo. Completely ridiculous. Crazy for words," he complains to the AD . "We top athletes are a small professional group that only has a very short time to achieve a top performance. You can't postpone that, it has to happen now. Top sport is a profession, I don't hear that anywhere."
CoronavirusThursday at 3:50 PM
Another corona infection at Dynamo Dresden
At Second Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden, another player has been tested positive for the corona virus, the club announced on its website. The selection and the technical staff are already in home isolation from May 9 after previous positive test results with two players. For that reason, the club was unable to participate in the resumption of the competition last weekend. The virus has now also been diagnosed with a housemate of an employee from the guidance staff. The player and the member of the technical staff will remain in home drainage for the time being, while the rest of the selection may start training again from Saturday morning.
CoronavirusThursday at 3:40 PM
The ball will soon roll on many more fields in Germany. After the First and Second Bundesliga have already resumed, the clubs from the Third Bundesliga will also be active again from 30 May. Earlier today it was announced that the Bundesliga for women is already resumed.
Ab 30. Mai rolls the Ball wieder ⚽ All Infos ➡️ https://t.co/GYy24wbEkL # 3Liga #zeigtuns # Fu3ballAvatar
CoronavirusThursday at 3:27 PM
Things are getting better with Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane, who is working hard on his recovery. The attacker has been struggling with a hamstring injury since New Year's Day. The 'Spurs' started group training again yesterday.
Feeling fitter every day. Hope everyone's keeping well ⚽️☀️Avatar
CoronavirusThursday at 3:15 PM
VVV-Venlo takes over mercenary Gelmi definitively from FC Thun.
Yesterday VVV-Venlo already presented acquisition Jafar Arias and Christian Kum extended his contract, but that does not mean that they have already finished shopping in Venlo. The Limburg club has now also definitively committed mercenary Roy Gelmi (28). The defender was hired from FC Thun in the past six months. He signs a two-season contract, with an option for one more season.
CoronavirusThursday at 3:06 PM
Cyclist Koen de Kort enjoys the beautiful views in the Pyrenees.
Riding bikes don't get much better than this ... It does get easier though, Port de Cabús isn't the easiest climb and when you do efforts by @mattiasreck it's like hell with a viewAvatar
CoronavirusThursday at 3:00 PM
Tour of Turkey definitely skips a year
The Tour of Turkey will definitely not be held this year, as the organization and the Turkish cycling federation jointly announce. The organization of the stage race, which should actually have been held in April, hoped in vain that the race could be caught up in October or November. "Public health is our priority. The process of normalizing everything continues, but a second wave of the coronavirus is likely," said Turkish Federal President Erol Küçükbakirci. "That's why we make this decision."
CoronavirusThursday at 2:30 PM
Manchester United shows a sharp rise in debt and a fall in turnover in early 2020
The quarterly figures for the first three months of 2020 show that Manchester United's debt has risen sharply and that turnover and profit have fallen. In the first quarter of 2020, the club's debt rose to more than 477 million euros. That is an increase of 42 percent compared to a year earlier. The English club saw sales fall by 19 percent to 137.6 million euros. This is mainly because Manchester United does not play in the Champions League this season, but in the Europa League. The club's profit also fell by 32 percent, reaching just over 31 million euros. Commercial revenues, such as sponsorship income and the sale of shirts, did increase.
CoronavirusThursday at 2:17 PM
Enrique does not like football without an audience: "Sadder than dancing with your own sister"
The Spanish national coach Luís Enrique is certainly not a fan of football without an audience, as he stated loudly and clearly in a Spanish YouTube show. "It's even sadder than dancing with your own sister. It's not beautiful," he said. He therefore could not enjoy the resumption of the Bundesliga. "You heard it curse. But I also understand that it is a business that involves a lot of money. This may help to get through the lockdown."
CoronavirusThursday at 1:23 PM
Valtteri Bottas makes his debut this weekend in the virtual racing world. The Finnish driver of Team Mercedes participates in the virtual Grand Prix of Monaco. Esteban Ocon is also participating in a digital race for the first time. Six other Formula 1 drivers will participate: Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell, Nicolas Latifi and Alexander Albon. They are joined by the football players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thibaut Courtois.
It's official ... 😉 @valtteribottas will be hitting the streets of Monaco this weekend in the @ f1 #VirtualGP 👊Avatar
CoronavirusThursday at 1:05 PM
"NBA Selects Disney World To Resume Competition"
According to various American media, Disney World in Orlando is the NBA leadership's favorite to resume competition. Thanks to its hotels, complexes and existing infrastructure, this location has a major advantage over other candidate cities, such as Las Vegas. The NBA is reportedly aiming to resume the competition in July. NBA boss Adam Silver previously indicated that he wanted to make decisions in early June.
CoronavirusThursday at 12:50 PM
De Jong: "I feel pretty good, but shouldn't play any games now."
Frenkie de Jong is happy to be able to train on the field again at FC Barcelona. The midfielder feels fine, but does not think he is able to play matches yet. "I trained in the Netherlands to keep fit, but it's nice to be back on the field," he told El Mundo Deportivo . "I feel pretty good, although I am not yet able to play matches. We still have a few weeks to train." In the same interview, De Jong thanks the healthcare staff who fight the coronavirus. "They are heroes every day. My respect for them is enormous."
CoronavirusThursday at 12:15 PM
Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Márquez likes to get on his motocross bike in his spare time. The Spaniard also seems to master that discipline very well, we see in this spectacular video:
Había muchas ganas de volver a bailar encima de la moto! 😁I really wanted to dance again on the bike! ✊🏼📍 Circuit El Bosquet, Ponts. # MM93Avatar
CoronavirusThursday at 12:08 PM
Waasland-Beveren challenges relegation from Pro League
Also in Belgium, the football season may get a tail in court. Waasland-Beveren is fighting the decision to let the club be relegated from the Jupiler Pro League, Het Laatste Nieuws reports . The number last in the Belgian league disagrees with the state of affairs surrounding last Friday's general meeting, which sealed the fate of the club. Waasland-Beveren first wants to mediate with Pro League chairman Peter Croonen. If that does not solve the problem, the club will go to the Belgian Arbitration Court for Sport (BAS) and possibly the civil court.
CoronavirusThursday at 11:44 AM
Mönchengladbach 'supported' by 20,000 cardboard supporters
When the Bundesliga resumed, we mainly saw empty stands last weekend, but that will be different next Saturday at Borussia Mönchengladbach. 'Die Fohlen' are then supported in the home game against Bayer Leverkusen by 20,000 'cardboard fans'. It is an idea of the fan club of the German club. Fans can have a cardboard version of themselves made for 19 euros. Meanwhile, 12,000 cardboard fans have been placed.
🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♂️ Cattle 12,000 #Pappmates became those #Fohlenelf gegen Leverkusen anfeuern. Itt Mittlerweile sind rund 20,000 Bestellungen beim Gladbacher Fan project entrances. ☝🏼 Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage schaffen es nicht alle bis zum ersten Heimspiel ins Stadion. # Das #FPMG werkitet auf Hochtouren daran, die Bestellungen chronologically abzuarbeiten und bittet die Fans um Geduld. S Who sieht's bei Euch aus? Habt Ihr einen Papp-Aufsteller printing welding? 🤔 #BMG # borussiamönchengladbach #gladbach #diefohlen (📸: Marius Becker / dpa)Avatar
CoronavirusThursday at 11:06 AM
Pole vaulters compete for cinema audiences
Fans of pole vault can mark June 12 on their agenda. On that date, some athletes compete with each other in a drive-in cinema in Düsseldorf, with an audience. Former world champion Raphael Holzdeppe has already pledged his participation in 'Flight Night', as have Bo Kanda Lita Baehre and Torben Blech. The spectators who are a bit further away with their car can follow the battle on a large screen.
CoronavirusThursday at 10:34 AM
The selection of Vitesse has official holidays.
The summer break has started today for the selection of Vitesse! #VitesseAvatar
CoronavirusThursday at 10:26 AM
World Cup short track postponed to December 2021
The World Cup short track, which would take place in Abu Dhabi in December this year, has been postponed by one year due to the corona crisis. This is reported by the international swimming federation FINA. The event now takes place on December 13-18, 2021. Earlier, the World Cup long track from 2021 was already postponed to 2022.
CoronavirusThursday at 10:15 AM
NHL wants to complete league with special playoffs
The American ice hockey league NHL plans to resume the current season with special playoffs this summer, reports Canadian SportsNet . Normally, the teams should still play twelve or thirteen games in the regular season, but those games are canceled in the plan. Instead, 24 of the 32 teams are admitted to the playoffs based on the current rankings. That is eight more than usual. The top four teams in both conferences then receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The players and teams have yet to agree to the proposal.