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Juventus long without Chiesa due to serious knee injury

13.28 hrs: Italian footballer Federico Chiesa of Juventus has suffered a serious knee injury. Chiesa (24) had to be replaced after half an hour of play in the 4-3 league match against AS Roma on Sunday. A day later, a medical examination revealed that the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee was damaged.

Chiesa will be operated on this week. Juventus did not announce how long the Italian international will be sidelined, but the season for the attacker is presumably already over.

Chiesa scored two goals in 14 games in Serie A. Last season, he scored eight times for the ‘Old Lady’. Chiesa was part of the Italian selection that won the European Championship last summer. He scored in the semi-final against Spain, who won the ‘Azzurri’ on penalties. In the final battle against England, which was also decided via penalties, the attacker left the field shortly before the end of regular time. Chiesa was given a place in the star team of the European Championship by UEFA.

Bonnes succeeds Berk as technical director of the triathlon association

12.32 pm: Henry Bonnes succeeds the resigned Adrie Berk as technical director of the Dutch Triathlon Association (NTB). Berk left, just like head coach Louis Delahaije, general director Rembert Groenman and the entire board of the NTB, at the end of last year after the publication of a report on cross-border behavior at the national training center of the triathlon association in Sittard.

Bonnes will work at the NTB on an interim basis until the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. He previously worked as director of top sport at the Dutch Judo Association and was involved in projects for the hockey and swimming associations, among others.

Bonnes will start on February 1st and its main task will be to ensure a transparent and safe structure and culture for top sport within the NTB. “The challenge of working on an optimal and safe performance climate on the one hand and the design and implementation of the Olympic route to Paris on the other appeals to me. With the ultimate goal that the athletes can excel”, says Bonnes.

The new director will work with the recommendations from the report of research agency Fijbes. The investigation revealed issues such as group formation, exclusion, gossip and bullying at the training center in Sittard and at other training locations.

State Secretary Van der Burg stops as chairman of the Athletics Union

12.28 pm: Eric van der Burg will step down as chairman of the Athletics Union with immediate effect. He resigned from that position after being sworn in by King Willem-Alexander on Monday as State Secretary for Asylum and Migration in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Vice-chairman Anieke Wierenga will take over his duties.

The 56-year-old Van der Burg took office as chairman of the Athletics Union on November 30, 2017. As alderman for sports affairs, he had already made a strong case for the arrival of the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam in 2016.

“I think the great thing about athletics is that you always compete against yourself. Whether you come first or last, if you perform well, you can go home satisfied. And if it was disappointing, you know: after today there is another tomorrow,” said Van der Burg in an earlier interview.

Van de Zandschulp and Greekpoor climb in the world ranking

11.07 am: Botic van de Zandschulp and Tallon groenpoor have again made some gains in the world rankings. Both Dutch tennis players reached the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in Melbourne last week. Van de Zandschulp, who missed two match points against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, rose from 57th to 56th place.

Greek track would face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, but a toe injury prevented that. The 25-year-old North Hollander had to cancel the duel with the twenty-time grand slam champion, who then won the preparation tournament for the Australian Open. Greek track gained three places in the global ranking and is now in 62nd place.

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime entered the top 10. The 21-year-old Auger-Aliassime won the ATP Cup with Canada last week. He rose from eleventh to ninth place. Novak Djokovic leads the world rankings.

Van de Zandschulp is participating in the ATP tournament in Adelaide this week. He will meet Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in the first round on Tuesday. Greek track withdrew from the Sydney tournament due to his toe injury. The two Dutchmen have been directly admitted to the Australian Open, which starts next week.

Basketball player Thompson celebrates successful return after 941 days

10.49 am: American basketball player Klay Thompson has returned to the NBA after an absence of 941 days. He was immediately of value to his Golden State Warriors team. With 17 points, he had a big share in the victory over Cleveland Cavaliers: 96-82.

Thompson was sidelined for two and a half years due to a serious knee injury and a ruptured Achilles tendon. He made a spectacular return in San Francisco by noting his first hit after 40 seconds and showing with a spectacular dunk that he is physically well again.

Stephen Curry was the top scorer for the Warriors with 28 points, who recorded their thirtieth win of the season and lead the Western Division of the NBA with Phoenix Suns.

“I’m just happy to be able to do what I love again,” Thompson said after the game. “I found my rhythm, that’s good. The old feeling of the match days came back, it felt unreal. And then the ovation I got from the audience… I will never forget this evening.”

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Werder Bremen back to Bundesliga, HSV plays for promotion

6.24 pm: The German football club Werder Bremen returns to the Bundesliga after a one-year absence, just like Schalke 04. The club from Bremen won the last league match 2-0 against Jahn Regensburg and therefore finished second in the 2. Bundesliga with 63 points, good for promotion.

Hamburger SV can prepare for two duels for promotion/relegation against the number 16 of the Bundesliga, Hertha BSC. HSV, where Dutch youth international Ludovit Reis provided an assist, won the last game 3-2 at Hansa Rostock and finished third with 60 points. Darmstadt 98 also came with a 3-0 win over Paderborn on 60 points, but has a less goal difference.

Schalke 04 won 2-1 at 1. FC Nürnberg to take the title at the second level in Germany. The team from Gelsenkirchen, where Thomas Ouwejan plays, already secured promotion last week.

Boxer Heijnen through to quarterfinals at World Cup

5:05 p.m.: Boxer Chelsey Heijnen has qualified for the quarterfinals in the category up to 63 kilograms at the world championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Heijnen defeated Mariatou Diallo from Senegal in the second round in just over 2 minutes.

On Wednesday, Heijnen qualified for the second round when she beat Bolivian Maria Eugenia Ortega.

The quarter-finals at the World Cup are scheduled for Monday. Heijnen is the only Dutch participant in the World Cup in Istanbul.

Bastianini fastest in MotoGP for third time

3.17 pm: Motorcycle racer Enea Bastianini has recorded his third win of the season in MotoGP. The Italian on his Ducati was the fastest in the French Grand Prix at the Le Mans circuit. Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) finished second and Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) was third.

French home rider Fabio Quartararo drove a fairly invisible race, but he finished fourth and the Yamaha rider retained the championship lead. He did see Bastianini and Espargaro come closer in points. Quartararo, also the reigning world champion, has amassed 102 points, Espargaro came in at 98 points and Bastianini climbed to third place in the World Cup standings with 94 points.

Franscesco Bagnaia (Ducati) was in the lead for most of the race, but the Italian didn’t make it to the end. He started from pole position, saw teammate Miller pass in the first corner, but took the lead again after a few laps. With seven laps to go, Bastianini placed a successful attack on the lead. Bagnaia tried to counter, but he went a little too wide in his enthusiasm and fell behind. Moments later, there was even a crash and his race was over.

“I’m very happy with it, because this win was quite unexpected,” said Bastianini. “The weekend here was quite difficult, but in the race I suddenly felt that the speed was good and I got into my rhythm.”

The French GP ended in disappointment for Suzuki. The Japanese team, which announced before the race in Le Mans it would leave MotoGP after this season, saw its Spanish drivers Alex Rins and Joan Mir retire after crashes.

SCHC against Den Bosch in championship final

3.16 pm: The SCHC hockey players will compete for the national title with defending champion Den Bosch. The decisive third play-off against Amsterdam at home in Bilthoven ended in 2-2, after which the home team was better in the shoot-outs. SCHC used three, Amsterdam one.

SCHC won the first game at Amsterdam earlier this week, even after shoot-outs. On Saturday, the second play-off ended 2-0 for Amsterdam, requiring a third game. Den Bosch also won HDM’s second game in the semi-finals on Saturday and will meet SCHC in the final.

Felice Albers gave Amsterdam the lead from a penalty corner. That was her first goal of the season. Yibbi Jansen took care of the equalizer on behalf of SCHC before half time. In the third quarter, Amsterdam quickly took the lead again, when a cross from Marijn Veen ended up in the goal via the stick of SCHC player Anna de Geus. About 7 minutes before time, Ginella equalized Zerbo again. After Noor de Baat had not used her shoot-out in time on behalf of Amsterdam, SCHC was certain of the first final for the club’s national title since 2015.

Czech Republic in Nations League without Leverkusen top scorer Schick

2:38 pm: Top scorer Patrik Schick of the German football club Bayer Leverkusen has to undergo an operation on his groin. The Czech therefore misses next month’s international matches in the Nations League. Leverkusen assumes that Schick will be fit again in preparation for the new season.

The 26-year-old attacker scored 24 goals in the Bundesliga, finishing second in the top scorers list behind Robert Lewandowski (35 goals). Leverkusen finished third thanks to Schick’s goals and qualified for the Champions League.

The club of the Dutchmen Mitchel Bakker, Daley Sinkgraven, Jeremie Frimpong and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will go to Mexico without the Czech to end the season. The German team plays there, among other things, a few exhibition games.

The Czech Republic is in the A-division of the Nations League and will take on Switzerland, Spain and Portugal next month in the group. The Czechs have failed to qualify for the World Cup at the end of this year in Qatar.

Svitolina misses the next tennis season because of pregnancy

2.13 pm: Elina Svitolina will not play for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old Ukrainian announced via Twitter that she and her husband Gaël Monfils are expecting a baby in October. Svitolina, the current number 27 in the world, is therefore sidelined for the time being.

“Filled with love and happiness, we announce that we are expecting a girl in October,” Svitolina captioned a photo of her and Monfils on Twitter. Svitolina and Monfils, the world’s number 21 among men, got married in the spring of 2021.

Earlier this week, Svitolina announced that she would not participate in Roland Garros this year. The tennis star then said she had other things on her mind after the Russian invasion of her native country. “Right now my focus is on my family and my foundation. Mentally it is very exhausting to see those terrible things happen to my compatriots and family.”

At the end of March, Svitolina, former number 3 in the world, already announced that she would take a break to relax. She did not indicate when she wanted to return to the tennis court. Svitolina last played in the highly regarded Miami tournament. There she lost in the second round to Heather Watson.

Few points for Bendsneyder after difficult Moto2 race Le Mans

13:32: Motorcycle racer Bo Bendsneyder has 2 points left for the World Cup after a difficult race in Moto2. The Rotterdammer finished 14th in the Grand Prix of France at the Le Mans circuit. He had started from 8th place, but fell way back on the first lap. Bendsneyder then had to work hard to finish in the top 15 and score World Cup points.

Zonta van den Goorbergh finished 17th and that was his best result yet in Moto2. The 16-year-old debutant in the World Championships motorcycle race started 25th in the race, in which many riders flew off the track.

The happened, among others, to Spaniard Pedro Acosta, who fell as leader halfway through the race and retired. His compatriot Augusto Fernandez took over the first position and did not relinquish it. He recorded his fourth Moto2 victory.

Italian Celestino Vietti retained the championship lead. He finished 8th after a race to catch up from 18th on the grid.

Titles 10 kilometers to athletes Maas and Herzog

1.16 pm: Runner Luuk Maas has won the Dutch title in the 10 kilometers on the road at the Weir Venloop in Venlo. The 22-year-old athlete crossed the finish line after 29.41 minutes. Filmon Tesfu finished second at 9 seconds (29.50) and grabbed the silver. The bronze medal went to Tom Hendrikse (29.56).

For Maas it was his second Dutch title in a short time. He also won the Dutch National Championships half marathon in Nijmegen in March.

The women’s title went to Marcella Herzog, who won the race in 33.55. Jennifer Gulikers won the silver in 34.12 and the bronze went to Leonie Balter in 34.22.

NOC*NSF wants 80 percent of the Dutch to exercise in 2032

11.09 am: The members of the NOC*NSF sports umbrella will most likely agree on Monday evening with the Sports Agenda 2032. Fifty sports associations contributed to the plan for what sport should look like in ten years’ time, so that it looks like a hammering piece. “We have discussed where we want to go with all those unions,” explains general director Marc van den Tweel of NOC*NSF. “Simply put: we want 80 percent of the Dutch population to exercise at least three times a week by then.”

American boxer Charlo world champion at four federations

11:01 am: American boxer Jermell Charlo is the undisputed world superwelterweight champion. He is the first ever boxer in his class to hold the belts of the four global federations. Charlo, 31, won the WBO world title on Saturday (local time) by beating Argentinian Brian Castano. He hit it against the canvas in the tenth round.

Charlo already held the world titles of the WBA, WBC and IBF federations. He is the seventh boxer to manage to hold the four major championship belts at the same time. The six men who previously did so are Bernard Hopkins (middleweight), Jermain Taylor (middleweight), Terence Crawford (super lightweight), Oleksandr Oesyk (medium weight), Josh Taylor (super lightweight) and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (super middleweight).

For Charlo it was the 35th victory of his career (a undecided, a defeat). The 32-year-old Castano suffered his first defeat in twenty professional fights (two undecided).

Track cyclists Havik and Van Schip take gold on the torque in Nations Cup

10.17 am: Track cyclists Yoeri Havik and Jan-Willem van Schip have won gold on the coupling race on the third day of the Nations Cup in Milton, Canada. The reigning European champions in this section scored the most points (74) after a sophisticated race. The British couple Ethan Hayter and Rhys Britton took the silver (66 points) and the bronze went to the Germans Theo Reinhardt and Tim Torn Teutenberg (47 points).

It was the second medal for Hawk. He won silver on Friday in the elimination race.

Kyra Lamberink just missed a medal in the 500 meter time trial. She finished fourth, 0.825 seconds behind Australia’s Kristina Clonan, who won in a time of 32.987.

Top sprinter Jeffrey Hoogland, who was still good for gold in the team sprint on Thursday, was not involved in the keirin part. He was eliminated in the repechage.

The Nations Cup matches in Canada last until Sunday. The third and final match is scheduled for July in the Colombian city of Cali.

‘VeeKay’ plays supporting role at Indianapolis Grand Prix

9.27 am: Race car driver Rinus (Veekay) van Kalmthout was unable to play a significant role in the Indianapolis Grand Prix in the IndyCar. The Dutchman, who won the race last year, suffered damage early in the race from a collision with Canadian Devlin DeFrancesco and fell behind. He finished 23rd.

American Colton Herta triumphed in the fifth race of the IndyCar championship. In an incidental race that was interrupted several times by crashes and rain, he managed to outrun Frenchman Simon Pagenaud and Australian Will Power. Herta has been frequently mentioned as a future Formula 1 driver lately. He recorded his seventh IndyCar win, his first this season.

Power leads the championship standings with 170 points ahead of Spaniard Alex Palou (156 points) and New Zealander Scott McLaughlin (152 points). Veekay is tenth with 113 points.

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