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.
Coronavirus · 3 minutes ago
Sancho and Akanji fined for visiting home hairdresser
Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund have been fined by German competition organizer DFL for violating the corona guidelines when visiting home hairdresser Winnie Nana Karkari. Karkari posted photos of the haircuts of the players on Instagram, which showed that the hairdresser and the players did not wear a mask while cutting, while that is mandatory in Germany. Borussia Dortmund had previously addressed the players about this. It is striking that four other players, who also dropped Karkari, are not fined by the DFL. The amount of the fine was not disclosed.
Coronavirus9 minutes ago
Season ticket holders with passport photos on Royal Antwerp shirt.
A remarkable promotion at Royal Antwerp. Supporters who take a season ticket for the club from the Belgian Jupiler Pro League for the coming season, have their passport photo on the jersey number of the competition shirt. With the action, Royal Antwerp tries to entice season ticket holders to renew their subscription despite the uncertainties surrounding the corona virus.
Coronavirus · 24 minutes ago
KNWU: Good hope that NK time
trial will take place this year. The KNWU is hopeful that the NK time trial will take place in Emmen this year. The cycling association is currently in talks with organizer Jansen Event Sportmanagement and the municipality of Emmen about an exact date, but expects to announce it soon. "Obviously, we are largely dependent on the developments of the coronavirus and the associated measures," says organizer Wim Jansen. The government has banned all sports games until September 1 to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Coronavirusone hour ago
At AZ, boredom strikes through adapted training
At AZ, boredom strikes slowly now that the players are still training in adapted form. Due to the corona crisis, all Dutch athletes have to keep athletes 1.5 meters apart on the training field. "If you have to train for a long time with adapted shapes and without resistance, the enthusiasm will decrease," notes trainer Arne Slot in De Telegraaf . "That is why we hope that we will be told in the short term that we can start training again with resistance, so that we can also play real games in the coming block."
Coronavirusone hour ago
They can also count on a loyal audience in Alkmaar. Already 6,000 supporters have extended their season ticket.
👏🏽 Support! 6 6,000 season tickets have already been extended.➡️ https://t.co/TcucZ8isoe #AZMijnClubAvatar
Coronavirus2 hours ago
Chelsea women despite second place champion in England
Strange but true: Chelsea women have been named champion of the Women's Super League by the English Football Association (FA), while they were in second place when the league was shut down. The London club was one point behind league-leader Manchester City with one game less. However, the FA decided today to award the title based on point average per game, so Chelsea emerges as the winner. The Arsenal of Orange internationals Vivianne Miedema, Daniëlle van de Donk and Jill Roord finishes third and just missed out on participating in the Champions League. The Liverpool women are relegated and make way for Aston Villa.
Coronavirus4 hours ago
Royal Antwerp rewards loyal supporters with a spot on the competition shirt.
Supporters of Royal Antwerp FC who have ordered a season ticket for the coming season will receive a nice present in return. The Belgian club processes the photos of the fans in the jersey numbers of the new competition shirts. The Belgian club finished fourth in the league table in the season that had stopped. The team also qualified for the cup final, which is scheduled for August 1 and will be played without an audience. Club Brugge is the opponent.
Renew your season ticket now, no matter what! ❤️🤍More info: https://t.co/fVsVcgUP3v #waterookmogegebeuren #RAFCAvatar
Coronavirus5 hours ago
'KNVB top agrees with salary reduction'
Following almost the entire Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, the KNVB top, including national coach Ronald Koeman, also makes a wage sacrifice to absorb the blows of the corona crisis. This can be seen from a statement that the football association this morning has spread to various media. According to De Telegraaf , chairman Just Spee even completely renounces his salary. The KNVB states in the statement that the union has an exemplary function and for that reason cannot lag behind the clubs that previously implemented a temporary salary cut. The Football Association does not reveal how much Koeman and associates hand in and for how long the scheme applies.
Coronavirus5 hours ago
Decision on continuing Olympics presumably in March
In the spring of 2021, it will probably be decided whether the Olympics in Tokyo can continue. That has everything to do with how the coronavirus develops, says Toshiaki Endo, one of the vice-presidents of the organization. "We will have to make a decision as an organization that takes into account the situation," he told Kyodo News on Friday . "It is therefore far too early to determine whether the Games can continue. As far as the development of the coronavirus is concerned, we can now only rely on estimates."
Coronavirus5 hours ago
At Red Bull Racing, they can't wait until the Formula 1 season finally starts. In exactly a month, the first race will take place at the Spielberg (Austria) circuit.
Exactly four weeks until we are back on track at the Red Bull Ring! 🙌🇦🇹 #AustrianGPAvatar
Coronavirus6 hours ago
The FIFPro players' union is deeply concerned about the consequences of the corona crisis for Indonesian football. The clubs have temporarily reduced players' salaries by as much as 75 percent. In order to keep their heads above water, the affected players come up with other ways to get money. This video shows how two pros are forced to sell food on the street.
Footballers in Indonesia are selling food on the street to make ends meet.Their salary was reduced by 75% https://t.co/gUYMAg5JbEAvatar
Coronavirus7 hours ago
The selection of Olympique Lyon will start training again next Monday, the club says. This is done under strict conditions: for example, all personnel are extensively tested. The French league was recently discontinued.
L'Olympique Lyonnais informe de la reprise de son activité lundi 8 juin prochain, qui se fera dans un cadre sanitaire très strict et dans le respect de la protection de la santé des collaborateurs qui est une priorité absolute. https://t.co/8I0LHyNnnYAvatar
Coronavirus7 hours ago
NHL teams on the ice again in small groups from Monday
Following the NBA and the MLS, the resumption of the ice hockey league NHL is imminent. Under certain conditions, the teams may train again in small groups from next Monday. This is done on a voluntary basis: players who prefer to stay at home because of the virus are not obliged to come. It previously became clear that the NHL plans to start the playoffs immediately during the restart of the league, which will include 22 instead of the usual 16 teams. The players' union still has to vote on that proposal.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 6:37 PM
Keukeleire recovered from coronavirus
Jens Keukeleire appears to have been infected with COVID-19. The Belgian cyclist of EF Pro Cycling has now recovered. "I got tested a few weeks ago and I had the virus," he told Sporza . "For three weeks now I have been feeling that everything is back to normal. My body reacts normally to the stimuli that I give. The legs are turning well again. I am glad I didn't have anything left."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:40 PM
"Short F1 season counts as World Cup"
If the Formula 1 season is limited to the eight races in Europe that are now on the calendar, the winner can just call himself world champion. Although the rules state that racing must be held on at least three continents, the corona crisis is the exception to that rule, Formula 1 director Ross Brawn told Motorsport . "In theory, the eight races count as a championship." Races outside Europe are still being looked at, but Brawn does not dare to look too far ahead. "The situation changes every day."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:23 PM
"Spurs" take out £ 175 million loan
Tottenham Hotspur is claiming a special loan, intended for companies hard hit by the corona virus. The Premier League club fears that they will lose £ 200 million (222 million euros) due to the crisis and therefore want to take out a loan of £ 175 million to cover the costs. The loan is intended to cover costs around the stadium, so cannot be used for transfers, for example.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 5:02 PM
DTM season delayed further
The season in the DTM can hardly start in the weekend from 10 to 12 July. The municipality of Nuremberg does not give permission to run the touring car race on the Norisring. All major sporting events in Germany are prohibited until September 1, although an exception has been made for football. The next race on the DTM calendar will be at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in early August. Robin Frijns is the only Dutch driver in the championship.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:23 PM
Also five changes in Premier League
Just like in the Bundesliga, five changes can be made in the Premier League for the rest of the season. In addition, the number of reserve players allowed to sit on the bench has been increased from seven to nine. The rule change was recently put forward by the RULES Committee IFAB and approved by FIFA. Due to the corona crisis, the rest of the leagues are finished in a shorter time frame, meaning players play more matches and have less rest.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 3:10 PM
W Series for this year deleted
The W Series, the formula car championship for women, is canceled this year. The eight races from the championship have been canceled due to the corona virus. The class has announced big plans for next year. Two races will be held in Formula 1 in 2021, at the United States Grand Prix in Austin and the Mexico Grand Prix in Mexico City. With Beitske Visser, there is one Dutch active in the class. She finished second in the championship last year.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 2:45 PM
Nadal does not like the US Open for the time being
Rafael Nadal is currently not keen to participate in the US Open, which should start on August 31. The Spaniard is defending champion at the tournament that will be decided later this month. "It's not an ideal situation," he says. "If you ask me now if I want to travel to New York and play there, I say no. But you don't know what it will look like in a few months."
Coronavirus · yesterday at 12:19 PM
Mugello circuit may make F1 debut
Behind the scenes work on the rest of the Formula 1 calendar is underway as the first eight Grands Prix are announced. According to Auto, Motor und Sport , the organization wants to organize two more weekends in Europe after the eighth race in Italy, in which the circuits of Hockenheim, Imola and Mugello would be candidates. Mugello, which has been the setting for Ferrari's MotoGP races and tests, has never been part of the Formula 1 calendar. In the rest of the season, a double Grand Prix in Sochi would be among the options.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 11:08 AM
Dumfries trains separately after being present at the demonstration.
PSV does not take any risks with Denzel Dumfries, who has to train individually until 10 June after he was present yesterday at a demonstration against racism and police brutality in Rotterdam. Not everyone there adhered to the corona rules. "The PSV medical staff also continues to monitor the health situation of Dumfries, just as is the case with the other players," said the club.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 10:35 AM
BILD would n't be BILD if it weren't for a scandal in the football world. The German sports newspaper publishes that Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho, Raphaël Guerreiro, Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard invited a well-known hairdresser without adhering to the corona rules. Dortmund has now announced that the six will once again point out the rules.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 09:00
'Champions League final in Germany or Portugal'
It is also not yet completely clear what the plans are for the Champions League season, although news agency AP reports that the final is not as planned in Istanbul, but in Germany or Portugal . It is said that a decision will be made on June 17 and the quarterfinals and semi-finals will also be played in one of those countries.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 08:42
"NBA season will be completed with 22 teams"
It is still unclear what the remainder of the NBA season will look like. American media, including ESPN , are now reporting that the largest basketball league in the world will resume with 22 out of thirty teams. This includes thirteen teams from the Western Conference and nine from the east (the top sixteen plus the six teams with the highest winning percentage), who will play eight games in the regular season at Disney World from July 31. Then the playoffs follow. The clubs must vote on the plan on Thursday.
Coronavirus · yesterday at 07:35
In Hungary the cup was won yesterday by Budapest Honvéd. On the field and in the stands, where there were about ten thousand supporters, 1.5 meters away was not really the case ...
Coronavirus · yesterday at 07:22
Olympic Games may be in modified form
Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo, once again emphasizes that the Olympic Games will be held in modified form next year if necessary due to the corona crisis. "Organizing the Games requires understanding from the people of Tokyo and Japan. We need to be effective and simplify what needs to be simplified," she says.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 11:24 PM
Jelle Klaasen also fails to become group winner in the semi-finals of the PDC Home Tour. 'The Cobra', who already secured a place in the final round after two wins, must recognize his superior in Gary Anderson: 2-6 in his last match.
There we have it! Gary Anderson cannot be beaten on the Low6 Home Tour! He beats Jelle Klaasen 6-2 to make it three from three on the night once again. # Low6PlayoffsAvatar
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 11:00 PM
Honvéd wins Hungarian cup for ten thousand spectators
Honvéd crowns as Hungarian cup winner for the eighth time. The club from Budapest defeats Mezokövesd in the final 2-1 in the presence of 10,000 spectators in the Puskas Arena, which normally has room for 65,000 supporters. Most matches in Hungary are played without an audience due to the corona crisis, but an exception was made for the cup final.
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Coronavirus · Wednesday at 10:20 PM
Klaasen to final group PDC Home Tour
Jelle Klaasen penetrates to the final group of the PDC Home Tour. 'The Cobra' won its first two matches in the semifinals and sees Gary Anderson 6-3 against Dave Chisnall. As a result, Klaasen and Anderson are already assured of a place in the final battle before their last matches.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 9:59 PM
Jelle Klaasen is fast on the way to the final group of the PDC Home Tour. The Dutchman also wins his second match against Mike De Decker and is certain of a place in the final battle with Gary Anderson's victory over Dave Chisnall.
TWO FROM TWO! Jelle Klaasen comes from 3-1 down to win 6-3 as he gets his second win on the board to put himself in a very strong position to secure his spot on finals night! Watch all the action FREE - https: //t.co/H0WxT3DA6lAvatar
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 9:58 PM
Romania resumes competition on June 12
In Romania, competition resumes on Friday, June 12 with the game between Universitatea Craiova-Botosani. The top match between leader CFR Cluj and number two FCSB, the former Steaua Bucharest, followed for two days. The Romanian government gave the green light to resume training last Monday. The matches in Romania are played without an audience and strict hygiene regulations apply. Spitting on the field can result in a suspension of six to twelve matches.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 9:31 PM
Jelle Klaasen has an excellent start in the semi-finals of the PDC Home Tour. The Cobra defeats Dave Chisnall 6-2 in its first group game. Gary Anderson won 6-5 earlier in the evening against Mike De Decker, Klaasen's next opponent.
KLAASEN WINS! Jelle Klaasen tops the group with a huge 6-2 victory over Dave Chisnall! Watch all the action FREE - https://t.co/H0WxT3DA6lAvatar
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 8:23 PM
A great promotion by Cyriel Dessers: the top scorer of the Eredivisie donates toys from his own childhood to Toy Bank Almelo. The toys are intended for families who cannot buy toys due to financial problems. "I am happy that it turned out well this way and I hope it makes children happy," says Dessers.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 8:11 PM
In the PDC Home Tour, the first group will appear tonight in the semi-finals. Jelle Klaasen will compete against Gary Anderson, Dave Chisnall and Mike De Decker in the digital darts tournament. The first two in the group advance to the final group.
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Coronavirus · Wednesday at 8:01 PM
The ball rolls again in Portugal. The season has resumed with a not too sparkling poster: Portimonense-Gil Vicente. FC Porto will also play later this evening. The leader will start the away match against PhD candidate FC Famalicão, which is surprisingly seventh, at 10:15 pm.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 5:20 PM
Infection at Tottenham Hotspur identified
In the fifth test series for the coronavirus in the Premier League, one new infection was detected. It is a player or staff member of Tottenham Hotspur, but the club does not disclose who has tested positive. He will go home isolation for at least a week. No positive cases were reported in the previous round of testing, while the first three rounds of testing yielded 12 positive cases.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 4:55 PM
Rinus van Kalmthout arrives in the United States. The Dutchman will drive his first race of the IndyCar season at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Saturday, which will then start.
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Coronavirus · Wednesday at 4:43 PM
Stadium in Tel Aviv tests disinfectant spray in tunnel
Bloomfield Stadium, a stadium in Tel Aviv, installs a special tunnel to spray players with disinfectant spray before matches. When someone enters, they are sprayed for 15 seconds in a purifying mist to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. "Most people want to go through it. They feel much safer," said Eran Druker on behalf of Israeli automation company RD Pack. "We don't cure COVID-19, we fight the spread of the coronavirus."
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 3:40 PM
New season in Scotland starts in August
Where several leagues are still planning to complete the season, it is already known in Scotland when the new season starts. The Scottish Premier League opens in August. The current season ended in August due to the corona crisis. Celtic was declared the champion.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 3:30 PM
DTM in Assen continues for the time being
The DTM races on the Assen circuit will remain on the calendar for the time being. The races in the German Touring Car Championship will be held without an audience and are scheduled for September 4-6, a few days after the ban on major events in the Netherlands has been lifted. "It is very unfortunate that due to the corona crisis we cannot offer a suitable follow-up for the Dutch and German DTM fans at Assen, but we are still happy that the TT Circuit Assen is part of the DTM Series 2020", says organizer Lee from dam.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 3:18 PM
Spanish football season resumed one day earlier
In Spain, the ball will roll a day earlier than planned. On Wednesday, June 10, the season will resume with the remainder of the game between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete in the Segunda División. That game was halted in December, as Albacete attacker Roman Zozulya faced chants from Vallecano supporters. Last week it was announced that La Liga will resume on June 11 with the Sevilla-Real Betis derby.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 2:59 PM
Formula 1 published the calendar with the first eight races of this season on Tuesday. Our Formula 1 experts will update you in our podcast.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 12:13 PM
OCT men's water polo postponed to February 2021
The KNZB has found new data for the Olympic qualifying tournament for the water polo men. The tournament, which takes place in Rotterdam, is now being held from February 14 to 21. Initially, the qualifying tournament would take place at the end of March of this year, but that was canceled due to the corona crisis. Initially, the event was postponed until later this month, but that too turned out to be impossible. The OKT for the water polo women is expected to take place in January 2021. However, the exact dates and location of that tournament have yet to be determined.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 9:50 AM
'No early start of new season in professional football'
It does not look like the Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Division will start earlier than 1 September, not even now that various European competitions have already started. This is confirmed by a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to De Telegraaf . The difference with the other countries is that professional football matches in the Netherlands are subject to licensed events, even if they are played without an audience. If that had not been the case, professional football could have started earlier. "We are looking at how training can be started earlier in a good way," said the spokesperson.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 9:07 AM
Portuguese league resumes
tonight The Portuguese league resumes tonight with two games:
- Portimonense-Gil Vicente
- Famalicão-FC Porto
FC Porto is the leader in the Primeira Liga. The club has taken 60 points in 24 games, one more than competitor Benfica. That club will act tomorrow.
Coronavirus · Wednesday at 7:13 AM
"NBA Wants To
Complete Current Season By Mid-October" Normally, the NBA Finals Series would take place around this time, but because of the corona crisis, the world's biggest basketball league has been standing still since March. However, the NBA is doing everything it can to complete this season and has even set a deadline , according to ESPN : October 12. The competition must be completed before that date. The sports channel further reports that the NBA plans to immediately start improvised playoffs with 22 instead of the usual 16 teams at the resumption. The proposals will still need to be approved by the NBA's board of directors and participating teams on Thursday.
Coronavirus · Tuesday at 11:10 PM
Two members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team use a car to stay in shape. For example, during the lockdown in the UK, they are preparing for the winter games of 2022.
Jamaican bobsleigh team trains with car during lockdown
Coronavirus · Tuesday at 9:19 PM
Promoter: 'Mexican GP continues on November 1'
The Grand Prix of Mexico continues on November 1, the original date. That is what the promoter of the Formula 1 race claims in a statement. Official reporting from Formula 1 is still missing. According to the promoter, a race without an audience or a cancellation due to the corona crisis is taken into account.