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Anderlecht undo with 10 men behind: 2-2
8:30 pm Anderlecht have won 1 point in the Belgian league with ten men. The team of coach Vincent Kompany drew 2-2 at Ostend, after a 2-0 deficit.
Ostend led 2-0 at halftime. Makhtar Gueye scored both goals. After more than an hour, the Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee narrowed the gap for Anderlecht. The visitors were already playing with ten men at that time. Christian Kouamé had to leave the field after 47 minutes due to foul play.
With one man less, Anderlecht also managed to equalize with Ostend. Substitute Benito Raman scored in the 82nd minute. Defender Wesley Hoedt played the entire game for Anderlecht. Teammate Zirkzee was sidelined in the 89th minute.
Anderlecht is in fifth place in the ranking, with 3 points less than leader Club Brugge. The team from Brussels also lost 2 points (1-1) against KAA Gent last Thursday.
French referee Bastien leads Ajax against Besiktas
6:26 pm Referee Benoît Bastien leads Ajax against Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. The Frenchman will receive assistance from his compatriots Hicham Zakrani and Aurélien Berthomieu in a sold-out Johan Cruijff ArenA. The Frenchman Delajod Willy is the video referee on duty.
Bastien had not whistled for Ajax before, but was fourth official in 2019 during a home match of the club from Amsterdam against Juventus.
Ajax defends the top position of the group against Besiktas, after winning the first group match against Sporting Portugal (1-5). Besiktas lost in their own stadium to Borussia Dortmund (1-2) last week.
Tennis player Hurkacz the best in Metz
6:12 PM The Pole Hubert Hurkacz (24) has met expectations at the tennis tournament in Metz. The first-placed tennis player defeated Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta, the number 2 on the placement list, in the final. Within 80 minutes the game was over: 7-6 (2) 6-3. He captured the title without losing a set in Metz.
For Hurkacz it was his fourth overall victory on the ATP Tour and his third title in 2021. Earlier this year, the current number 13 in the world ranking won the tournaments in Delray Beach and Miami. He has never lost in a final on the ATP Tour.
Supercup for volleyball teams Dynamo and Sliedrecht Sport
5:23 pm The volleyball players of Draisma Dynamo have conquered the Supercup. In front of his own audience in Apeldoorn, the national champion won 3-0 against cup winner Amysoft Lycurgus. The set positions were: 25-17 25-19 25-23. Dynamo took home the trophy for the ninth time.
For the women, the Supercup also went to the reigning national champion. Sliedrecht Sport won 3-0 against cup winner Apollo 8. The set positions were: 25-22 25-21 25-15. Sliedrecht Sport conquered the Supercup for the fifth time in a row.
Herlings and Coldenhoff narrowly miss gold in Motocross of Nations
5:07 p.m. The Dutch motocross team was unable to extend the world title in the Motocross of Nations and achieved silver. Even though leader Jeffrey Herlings won two of the three heats in Mantua, Italy, his victories were just not enough to keep home country Italy from the gold. The difference was only 1 point
The Orange squad got off to a rough start after the disappointing placings of Roan van de Moosdijk and Glenn Coldenhoff in the first moto. Van de Moosdijk didn’t do much better in the second heat, but Herlings brought the Dutch team back in the title race with a supreme victory.
On paper, even the gold was still possible, but then Italy had to give up in the third moto. That didn’t happen, even though Alessandro Lupino fell way back in the closing laps. Herlings again took the first place and Coldenhoff finished nicely in third, but the second place of veteran Antonio Cairoli gave Italy just that one point more.
Britain’s motocross racers, with Ben Watson and Shaun Simpson as trumps, took the bronze
Kontaveit wins title in Ostrava without losing a set
4:48 PM Tennis star Anett Kontaveit has won the Ostrava tournament. The unseeded player from Estonia did that without losing a set during the entire event. In the final, Kontaveit defeated the fourth-seeded Greek Maria Sakkari after 1 hour and 32 minutes: 6-2 7-5.
It was Kontaveit’s second title in four weeks. At the end of last month, she was also the best in Cleveland. Kontaveit has now won a total of three titles on the WTA Tour. She achieved her first overall victory in 2017 in Rosmalen.
Tennis star Russian wins ITF tournament in Valencia
3:42 p.m.: Arantxa Rus has won the ITF tournament in Valencia. The 30-year-old South Holland defeated Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu in two sets in the final in the Spanish city: 6-4 7-6 (3).
It is the 27th time that Russian has won an ITF tournament. Earlier this year she was the best at two tournaments in San Bartolomé de Tirajana in Gran Canaria.
Herlings brings Orange back in title race Motocross of Nations
3:41 pm: Jeffrey Herlings has brought the Dutch team back to the battle for the title in the Motocross of Nations. De Brabander won the second round on the Italian circuit of Mantua by force majeure. Because of that victory, the Orange climbed from eighth to fifth place in the standings with 54 points.
Italy took the lead from France thanks to Mattia Guadagnini’s sixth place and Alessandro Lupino’s seventh place. France fell far back. The Italians are on 39 points.
The Dutch team conquered the title in the Motocross of Nations for the first time in 2019 in Assen. Herlings and Glenn Coldenhoff were part of the team at the time. Later on Sunday, that duo must try to guide the Netherlands to at least a podium place in the third heat.
Football players PSV beat national champion FC Twente
2:38 pm: The football players of PSV have won the top match in the Women’s Eredivisie against national champion FC Twente. At De Herdgang in Eindhoven it was 2-1 for the home team.
Fenna Kalma had brought the visitors from Enschede to 1-0 from a penalty kick. Desiree van Lunteren tied the score, also from eleven meters. Via Anika Rodriguez, PSV came to 2-1.
PSV climbs to second place with 7 points due to the victory, the same as Ajax, but with one game less played. PEC Zwolle, which already beat ADO Den Haag last Friday, is in the lead with 9 points. FC Twente is fourth with 6 points.
Stiff start Dutch team in Motocross of Nations
2.10 pm: The Dutch motocross racers have had a rough start in the World Championship for national teams in Mantua, Italy. Glenn Coldenhoff finished 15th in the first moto and Roan van de Moosdijk 18th. With those classifications, the Orange squad, which is the defending champion in the so-called Motocross of Nations, occupies eighth place in the standings with 33 points.
France took the lead after the first moto, which saw the riders from the MX2 and MXGP come out. Tom Vialle finished second and Benoît Paturel finished ninth, bringing the French team to 11 points.
Coldenhoff will be back in action later on Sunday in the MXGP and Open class rounds. Then Jeffrey Herlings, the leader and current leader in the individual World Championships, will also ride.
The Dutch team conquered the title in the Motocross of Nations for the first time in 2019 in Assen. Herlings and Coldenhoff were then part of the team.
Nageeye fifth in 10 kilometers Manchester
1.30 pm: Abdi Nageeye finished fifth in his first run after the Olympic marathon. The winner of the silver at the Games in Japan ran 28.29 minutes in the 10 kilometers at the Great Manchester Run in England.
Hagenaar Khalid Choukoud, who had stomach cramps in the Olympic race over 42.195 kilometers in Sapporo, ran to seventh place in Manchester in a personal best time of 28.36.
Nageeye stayed above his Dutch record of 28.08. The 32-year-old Dutchman used the race in England as a preparation for the New York marathon on November 7. The 35-year-old Choukoud will run the Amsterdam marathon on October 17, which counts as the Dutch championship.
Britain’s Marc Scott won the Great Manchester Run in the men’s 28.03. His compatriot Eilish McColgan was in a league of his own among the women; she won the race after a long solo in a fast 30.52 minutes. Diane van Es, who ran the 5000 meters at the Tokyo Games, finished ninth in 33.30. Julia van Velthoven finished tenth in 33.49.
South Korean tennis player Kwon wins first title on ATP Tour
13.12 o’clock: South Korean tennis player Soonwoo Kwon has won his first ATP Tour title at the Astana Open in Nursultan. The 23-year-old tennis player defeated Australian James Duckworth in straight sets: 7-6 (6) 6-3.
Kwon, the number 82 in the world ranking, defeated Dusan Lajovic in the second round and defeated Aleksandr Boeblik from Kazakhstan, the number 2 on the placement list, in the semifinals.
The South Korean came back from 6-3 in the tiebreak in the final and grabbed the first set. In the second set he had a break more than his opponent, enough for the 6-3 set win.
Ethiopian Adola wins Berlin marathon
11.43 am: The Ethiopian Guye Adola has won the Berlin Marathon. The 30-year-old runner completed the classic 42.195 kilometer distance in the German capital in 2:05:45. He was half a minute ahead of Kenyan Bethwel Yegon.
Kenenisa Bekele finished third, just over a minute behind his compatriot. The two-time winner of the Berlin Marathon attacked the world record of Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge. Two years ago, at the last marathon in the German capital, Bekele was only 2 seconds above the global top time that Kipchoge set in Berlin in 2018: 2.01.39. However, he already had to leave a gap to the leading group after 17 kilometers. He did return to the front, but by then the world record was already out of sight.
Tennis star Hogenkamp gives up in ITF Johannesburg final
11.18 am: Tennis star Richèl Hogenkamp has already given up after two games in the final of the ITF tournament in Johannesburg. She lost the second game to Russian Alina Cherayeva and let the opponent stop. The KNLTB reports that Hogenkamp is ill.
Hogenkamp won an ITF tournament for the first time in two years last week. This also happened in the South African city of Johannesburg. She had again reached the final by beating France’s Tessah Andrianjafitrimo on Saturday. Her opponent on Sunday, Charaeva, had defeated the Dutch Eva Vedder in the semi-final the day before.
Tennis players Europe close to title prolongation
9.33am: The tennis players of the European team are close to victory in the Laver Cup. After the second day, captain Björn Borg’s team leads 11-1 against captain John McEnroe’s team, which has tennis players from the rest of the world under his wing. Europe only needs one more win for title prolongation.
The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas started the second day in Boston with a victory over the Australian Nick Kyrgios: 6-3 6-4. The German Alexander Zverev was then too strong for the American John Isner in a super tiebreak: 7-6 (5) 6-7 (8) 10-5. Daniil Medvedev from Russia then convincingly defeated Canadian Denis Shapovalov: 6-4 6-0.
Because the final doubles match was also won by the European tennis players, they ran from 3-1 to 11-1. The Russian Andrej Roeblev won with Tsitsipas against Isner and Kyrgios: 6-7 (8) 6-3 10-4. On the third day, each win is worth three points.
It is the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, in which tennis players from Europe compete against the rest of the world. The previous three editions in 2017, 2018 and 2019 were all won by the European team. Due to the corona pandemic, the game was postponed in 2020.
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