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Serie A clubs not to the United States during the World Cup
7:55 PM: The Italian Serie A has canceled its plan to hold a tournament in Orlando during the World Cup in Qatar. Several club board members have made this known.
Italy’s national team has not qualified for the World Cup to be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. Serie A clubs have been exploring the possibility of holding a tournament in Orlando in recent months.
However, many teams were unable to assemble a representative team, because many foreign players do participate in the World Cup. The financial returns of the tournament in the United States also proved uncertain.
Ibrahimovic injured again and sidelined for at least a week
6.58 pm: Zlatan Ibrahimovic also has to watch the Italian league-leader AC Milan injured during part of the important final phase of the season. The 40-year-old Swede will be out for a week to 10 days due to a knee injury, his coach Stefano Pioli said at a press conference. On Friday, Milan will play in the competition against Genoa, Tuesday’s rival Internazionale is the opponent in the semi-finals of the cup.
Ibrahimovic has missed more matches this season due to injuries, but in the nineteen league games he played, the star scored eight times. His club is two points ahead of pursuers Internazionale and Napoli with six games to go. Inter still have to make up a game.
Pioli said he hopes Ibrahimovic will be back soon, to be able to be important again in the decisive phase of the season. In the past five league games, his team has not conceded any goals, but the Milanese have only scored three times.
The many injuries also raised the question whether Ibrahimovic will continue next season at Milan, where his contract expires this summer. “I am convinced that he will make the right choice. Whatever he decides to do, we will support him,” said Pioli.
UK government also imposes sanctions against Chelsea director
6.23 pm: The British government also imposes sanctions against Eugene Tenenbaum, who is on the board of the Chelsea football club. According to the British government, he has too close ties with Roman Abramovich, the Russian owner of the club against whom heavy measures have already been taken. The reason is the invasion of Russia in Ukraine.
The sanctions were also imposed on David Davidovich, a corporate ally of Abramovich. The British government will, among other things, freeze the assets of Tenenbaum and Davidovich, which, according to the government, are very large. The two are said to have taken over Abramovich’s business interests when he was placed on the sanction list. Abramovich previously announced that he would sell Chelsea.
“We continue to target a group of people close to the Kremlin,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. “We will also continue to take measures until Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has failed.”
Tolhoek misses Ardennes classics
6.20 pm: Cyclist Antwan Tolhoek will not start next week for the Walloon Arrow and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The Dutch climber of Trek-Segafredo has not yet recovered from the effects of a virus. He hopes to make his comeback later this month during the Tour de Romandie.
Tolhoek recently did not reach his normal level during the Tour of the Basque Country and the Brabantse Pijl. On the advice of the medical staff of his cycling team, he has inserted a short rest period.
Woods to Ireland for match at Adare Manor
5:03 PM: Golfer Tiger Woods takes part in the JP McManus Pro-Am in Ireland on July 4-5. He wants to prepare for the British Open on the track of Adare Manor in Limerick. That major tournament is scheduled for July 14 to 17 in St Andrews, Scotland.
Woods was unable to walk for months last year after a serious traffic accident. He made his comeback during the Masters in Augusta last weekend. Woods finished 47th with 13 strokes above the track average. He called it one of the greatest achievements of his career. “For not winning a tournament certainly, without a doubt,” said the 15-time major winner.
Woods does not yet know whether he will also participate in the US PGA Championship in May in the run-up to the British Open. “I won’t be able to play a full schedule anymore, so I’m picking out the big events,” he said.
PEC and FC Twente play a draw in closed practice match
3:05 PM: PEC Zwolle and FC Twente drew in a closed exhibition game. It became 1-1 in Zwolle, where the final score was already reached after half an hour. Manfred Ugalde gave FC Twente the lead in the sixth minute and 20 minutes later Max de Waal equalized.
Both clubs, which did not appear in their strongest formation, will not play in the Eredivisie this weekend. The cup final between PSV and Ajax is scheduled for Sunday.
PEC booked a 2-1 win over AZ on Sunday and therefore took away from last place.
FC Utrecht defeated Go Ahead Eagles with a big difference: 3-0. In Deventer, the away team had already scored twice after fifteen minutes, via midfielder Quinten Timber and attacker Othmane Boussaid. In the second half, when both teams allowed several substitutes playing time, midfielder Bart Ramselaar also scored.
The clubs will not play in the Eredivisie this weekend. The cup final between PSV and Ajax is scheduled for Sunday.
FC Utrecht is seventh with five league matches to go, Go Ahead two places lower.
Ineos with Van Baarle, but without Pidcock in Paris-Roubaix
2:33 PM: Dylan van Baarle has been designated as one of the leaders of the British team Ineos Grenadiers for the spring classic Paris-Roubaix. The 29-year-old cyclist finished second in the Tour of Flanders this season.
Tom Pidcock will be missing from the start of the cobbled race through northern France on Sunday. The world champion in cyclo-cross and Olympic champion in mountain biking focuses on the Ardennes classics Walloon Arrow and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
The Italian Filippo Ganna, the world time trial champion, is a co-leader at Ineos. Ganna won the Paris-Roubaix version in the U23 class in 2016, but as an elite rider, the time trial specialist has not yet achieved much in the ‘Hell of the North’. He finished out of time once and dropped out on his second participation. He was also not seen in the Flemish spring races this season.
The American Magnus Sheffield makes his debut in the race. He won the Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday. The Pole Michal Kwiatkowski, who triumphed in the Amstel Gold Race last Sunday, has also been included in the Ineos squad for Paris-Roubaix.
Grigor Dimitrov knocks out Ruud in Monte Carlo
13:49: Grigor Dimitrov has qualified for the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo masters tournament at the expense of Norwegian Casper Ruud. It became 6-3 7-5 for the Bulgarian number 29 in the world.
Dimitrov finished it after more than an hour and a half on his third match point after a ball from Ruud had landed just behind the baseline. Thus, Dimitrov qualified for the quarter-finals for the fourth time in nine appearances.
“I was really looking forward to this match. Casper is a great player and he proves it time and again at a young age. I was curious how I would be physically and mentally,” said 30-year-old Dimitrov, who is now up against the winner of the duel between the Pole Hubert Hurkacz and Albert Ramos Viñolas from Spain.
American Taylor Fritz was 7-6 (4) 7-5 too strong for his compatriot Sebastian Korda, who was responsible for the elimination of Carlos Alcaraz a lap earlier.
Novak Djokovic has already been eliminated in Monte Carlo. Rafael Nadal has withdrawn injured. Last year the tournament was won by Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece.
Poland and Slovenia new host countries Volleyball World Cup for men
13:04: Poland and Slovenia will jointly organize the World Volleyball Championship for men this summer. The tournament was initially to be held in Russia, but the international association FIVB has removed it because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the news. “Russia was supposed to host the Volleyball World Cup, but you can’t imagine everyone going to listen to the Russian national anthem as if nothing happened,” Morawiecki said. “That’s why we protested against it.”
Poland has won the last two men’s World Cups and is therefore partly defending the title in its own country. The tournament will run from August 26 to September 11. The final and the battle for bronze are in Poland. The Dutch team is one of the participants. The Orange squad is classified in group F, with Argentina, Iran and Egypt as opponents.
Team Van der Poel with five Belgians and Swiss in Paris-Roubaix
12.17 pm: Mathieu van der Poel will be assisted in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday by five Belgians and one Swiss. The Dutch leader of Alpecin-Fenix is accompanied by Senne Leysen, Tim Merlier, Gianni Vermeersch, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Julien Vermote and the Swiss champion Silvan Dillier.
In October last year, 27-year-old Van der Poel immediately finished third in his first participation in Paris-Roubaix. In the sprint on the track in Roubaix, he only had to tolerate European champion Sonny Colbrelli and the Belgian Florian Vermeersch.
Last weekend, Van der Poel was assisted by a compatriot, Oscar Riesebeek, during the Amstel Gold Race. Van der Poel eventually finished fourth.
Willem II looking for new boss youth academy after this season
11.43 am: Willem II will be looking for a new person with final responsibility for the youth academy after this season. The Tilburg club has decided to say goodbye to Bastiaan Riemersma, whose contract expires this summer. Riemersma was employed for five years.
Since his appointment in 2017, Riemersma has been responsible for, among other things, the realization of his own complex and the improvement of the facilities. “Of course we have achieved a lot in terms of facilities, but the goal of the youth academy is to prepare and guide the step of the talents to the first team as best as possible,” said Riemersma. “It is therefore good to see that a player like Wesley Spieringhs, who comes from this region and our youth academy, has been able to take that step.”
Earlier this season, trainer Fred Grim and technical director Joris Mathijsen left Willem II. Willem II is 17th and has to fear relegation.
Spurs eliminated from NBA playoffs
08:04 a.m.: The San Antonio Spurs basketball players are eliminated from the NBA playoffs. The team of 73-year-old coach Gregg Popovich lost 113-103 to New Orleans Pelicans in the jump-offs. CJ McCollum was the Pelicans’ top scorer with 32 points. The team from New Orleans now plays against Los Angeles Clippers to determine who will enter the playoffs as the eighth team from the Western Conference.
Atlanta Hawks was way too strong for Charlotte Hornets in the jump-offs of the Eastern Conference: 132-103. The Hawks now face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the battle for the last ticket from that division to the playoffs. Six players from the Hawks scored in double digits, with Trae Young leading the way with 24 points. De’Andre Hunter made 22.
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