Löw gives German ‘exiles’ hope

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Snooker: Higgins sweeps OSullivan off table

21.51 hours: After three years, John Higgins has won another ranking tournament. With great force majeure, the 46-year-old Scotsman has left none other than Ronnie OSullivan, in the final of the Players Championship, with 10-3 all corners of the snooker table.

Its for The Rockets fourth final of a ranking tournament he loses. After winning his sixth world title, in August 2020, OSullivan did not win a tournament anymore.

Higgins played as in his best days and booked his 31st title of a big tournament. Throughout the tournament, he only had to give up four frames. De Scotsman claims to benefit greatly from a small adjustment of his punching technique.

In addition to the cup, Higgins received a check for 127,000 euros. OSullivan goes home with more than 65.000 euros, because he also received the bonus for the highest break (144) of the tournament.

Football: Löw shows Müller, Hummels and Boateng some hope

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19.22 hours: Thomas Müller (31), Mats Hummels (32) and Jerome Boateng (32) will once again have a little hope of European participation with the national team this summer. If special circumstances arise, we can change our policy if necessary, said coach Joachim Löw cautiously in interviews with ARD and football magazine Kicker.

Löw thanked the renowned trio in the spring of 2019 for their services. A return was unnegotiable for him for a long time. After the disconcerting defeat in November and against Spain (6-0) for the Nations League, the call in Germany for the return of at least attacker Müller (Bayern Munich) became stronger. Even then, Löw didnt want to know about it. Meanwhile, he seems to have changed his mind somewhat.

Tennis: Goffin the strongest in Montpellier

18.38 hours: The Belgian David Goffin has his fifth title on the ATP tour. In the final of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier, the worlds number 15 defeated the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets: 5-7 6-4 6-2

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Bautista Agut was first placed in the tournament. He was hunting for his tenth ATP title and also started the game against Goffin. But after the win in the first set, the Spanish number 13 of the world gradually saw the Belgian get better.

It was the sixth mutual duel between 30-year-old Goffin and the two years older Bautista Agut. Goffin won for the fourth time.

Football: Cambuur is stronger in the lead thanks to victory at Almere

14.45 hours: Koploper SC Cambuur has increased its lead in the Kitchen Champion Division thanks to a 2-0 victory at Almere City. The team from Leeuwarden is now six points apart from number 2 De Graafschap. Almere follows ten points, but still has a duel.

Cambuur was just like before in Leeuwarden, when it became 7-2 for the team of trainer Henk de Jong, much stronger than Almere. Attacker Jarchinio Antonia scored in the 26th minute after a corner kick. Shortly before the end of the game, which was played with a limited number of spectators, Ragnar Oratmangoen decided the duel. He also scored after a corner. Hunt De Graafschap lost points on Saturday due to a draw against Jong AZ (1-1).

At the duel in Almere 1351 spectators were present, because the match was part of the FieldLab events. The public was particularly in the opening phase in the event of some cautious danger of the home team. That enthusiasm disappeared shortly after Cambuurs second hit. While supporters had already drunk the stadiums beer supply in the first half, some fans had already left the stadium for the final whistle.

Football: Promes returns with defeat at Spartak Moscow

14.27 hours: Quincy Promes returned with defeat to Spartak Moscow. The attacker from Ajax lost the home duel with his team (0-2) with Rubin Kazan.

Djordje Despotovic scored both goals. Promes played the whole game. Jorrit Hendrix also had a base seat, but was changed at rest with the home team. Spartak played with ten men in the second half. Roman Zobnin received a second yellow card just before rest. Rubin Kazan also finished with ten players, after a second yellow card for Oliver Abildgaard in the 71st minute.

Spartak State Fourthin Russia, with 7 points less than front-runner FC Zenit.

Football: First Division hopes to have an audience in stadiums again in April

14.05 hours: For football clubs from the Kitchen Champion Division, it is very important that the research results of the two FieldLab matches are positive. Marc Boele, Managing Director of the Cooperation First Division (CED), hopes that the research will enable supporters to return in April.

Sunday afternoon Almere City and SC Cambuur played the second game as part of the FieldLab events. Last week, NEC and De Graafschap had the first. During these duels, we explored how public can safely come to stadiums during the coronacrisis.

At the CED there is a lot of confidence in the research results. We have the expectation that no infections will come out in these two duels, says Boele. He stresses that first the research results in the two duels must be analysed. Then we can see what else is possible. We may be able to test at an interland in the long term. On what scale still needs to turn out. Of course, it has to be responsible. Yet he hopes that the government is not too awaiting. It is also irresponsible not to take another step, while there is room for that.

Skiing: Lara Gut-Behrami wins World Cup Super-G

13.30 hours: Lara Gut-Behrami has conquered the World Cup on the Super-G. The Swiss finished second in the World Cup in Val di Fassa, Italy. She cant be found by her competitors anymore.

Gut-Behrami protrudes in excellent shape. She won two descents in Val di Fassa in the last few days. At the Super-G, she had to admit 0.59 to the Italian Federica Brignone. Gut-Behrami also holds the lead in the overall classification of the World Cup. She won the World Cup on Super-G in 2014 and 2016,

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the French World Champion Mathieu Faivre won the giant slalom for the World Cup in Bansko, Bulgarian. After two manches, he won the Swiss Marco Odermatt, who admitted 0.75. The Frenchman Alexis Pinturault finished third at 0.81.

The Croat Filip Zubcic, who won the giant slalom in Bansko on Saturday, did not go beyond the 14th place on Sunday. Pinturault is still the leader of the world cup among men, both the giant slalom and the general.

Basketball: Heroes brings Williams back

12.05: The American power-forward Jonathon Williams returns to Heroes Den Bosch. Williams (30) signed a contract until the end of the season with the Bosschenaren, who are also active in Europe. Hes replacing Scott Thomas, who wont come into action due to an injury this season.

In the 2018-2019 season, Williams was already released for the club that was then called New Heroes Basketball. He was one of the top shooters with an average of 16.2 points per match. The 1.98 meter long Williams previously played for clubs on the second level in Germany.

Jonathon has already proven to be a dominant player. He knows what it takes to win, has a lot of experience and brings scoring ability, says technical manager Roel van de Graaf.

Football: Koeman has lost injured Pedri at Barcelona

12.00 hrs: FC Barcelona trainer Ronald Koeman has another injury case in his selection. Attacking midfielder Pedri fell out on Saturday in the won duel with Sevilla (0-2) with an injury. Research has shown that he has contracted a muscle rupture in the left lower leg, reported the club Sunday.

Barcelona does not pronounce on the time that stands for recovery. The 18-year-old midfielder joins a series of injured players including Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto. Ronald Araújo, back Saturday after an injury, had to be replaced against Seville. Koemans club hasnt reported anything about his situation.

Barcelona will meet Seville again on Wednesday. Then in Camp Nou in the second duel from the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.

Tennis: First title Alexei Popyrin

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11.10 a.m.: Australian tennis player Alexei Popyrin won the Singapore ATP tournament on Sunday. The 21-year-old Popyrin, the number 114 in the world, was too strong for the Kazak Aleksandr Boeblik in the final. It was the first time that the Australian won a tournament at the highest level.

The victory was achieved in three sets: 4-6 6-0 6-2. Boeblik is the number 46 of the world rankings.

Popyrin was in the final of an ATP tournament for the first time. For 23-year-old Boeblik it was the fourth time he made the final battle. Hes still waiting for his first tournament victory.

Golf: McIlroy and Thomas golf in the colors of Woods

10:15am: Rory McIlroyand Justin Thomas are among the golfers who take the course in red and black during the final round of the World Golf Championship (WGC) in Florida on Sunday. They support Tiger Woods, who is in the hospital after a major road accident. The American, generally considered one of the best golfers of all time, always wears a red shirt and black trousers on the closing day of tournaments.

Woods is still at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after having contracted open fractures to his right leg and a shattered ankle in the one-sided accident, several times over the head. The 45-year-old golfer is well under circumstances, the latest messages were ringing.

Collin Morikawa, who is in charge of the tournament in Bradenton, will be on Sunday in red and black, says Golf Channel. Ten times major winner Annika Sörenstam, who plays her first LPGA tournament in Orlando in thirteen years, also announced that she will be shrouded in the colours of golf icon Woods.

Basketball: Utah Jazz wont be surprised again in NBA

9.30 am: The basketball players of Utah Jazz have recovered from the defeat at Miami Heat Saturday. The leader in the Western Conference of the American League NBA, again in Florida, won Orlando Magic 109-124, and was the eleventh victory in the last thirteen duels.

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absence of the injured Mike Conley (hamstrings), Donovan Mitchell was the big man with 31 points. At Orlando, which suffered the third defeat in a row, Nikola Vucevic was the top shooter with 34 points.

In the east, the two frontrunners went down. Brooklyn Nets, the number 2 at the Eastern Conference, was unable to cope with the absence of the injured Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and Kevin Durant (hamstrings) at home against Dallas (98-115). In the Mavericks, star player Luka Doncic excelled with 27 points. James Hardens 29 points were not enough for the Nets, who lost after eight victories.

Even more surprising was the defeat of Philadelphia 76ers, the leader in the east, after an extension (109-112) against Cleveland Cavaliers. The visitors had their most productive players in Darius Garland (25 points) and Collin Sexton (28). On the home team, Joel Embiid accounted for 42 points.