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Football: Keeper trainer Dijkstra has to step back at Fortuna Sittard
21:43 hrs Keeperstrainer Sieb Dijkstra is no longer involved in Fortuna Sittard‘s first team. According to the Limburg Eredivisieclub, there was too big a difference in vision with the ‘technical heart‘. The 54-year-old Kerkradenaar has now joined the Academy of Fortuna Sittard, where he has worked since 2016.
The departure of Dijkstra at the A-selection can not be seen in isolation from the rumours of goalkeeper Piet Velthuizen. The 34-year-old goalkeeper was awarded a contract at the end of last month until the end of the season, replacing Yanick van Osch (heavy bone bruises) and reserve goalkeeper Alexei Koselev, who leaves for Japan as soon as the state of emergency has been lifted.
Velthuizen made his return last Sunday in the lost away match against FC Groningen (1-0). The far from trained goalkeeper had to go to the side already after 22 minutes with a femoral injury.
According to Dijkstra, he had nominated another goalkeeper with trainer Sjors Ultee, but the head coach chose Velthuizen.
Football: Almere City loses again and sees promotional opportunities shrinking
20.44 hours: In the Kitchen Champion Division, Almere City FC has cashed the second defeat in three days. Coach Ole Tobiasen’s team went down against FC Volendam on their own pitch: 1-2, and last Sunday the home match against the leader SC Cambuur was lost (0-2).
For subtopper Volendam, Brian Plat and Samuele Mulattieri came to score. Tim Receveur brought the equator to his name on behalf of the home club.
The fifth league league has reduced Almere City FC‘s chances of direct promotion to the Eredivisie. The club from Flevoland is now in fourth place, with 10 points less than Cambuur and 4 points less than number 2 De Graafschap. The first two teams in the final stand will be promoted to the Eredivisie.
Tennis: Bertens and Pattinama-Kerkhove beaches in Doha
17.02 hours: Kiki Bertens and Lesley Pattinama-Kerkhove did not make it at the WTA tournament in Doha in the quarter-finals of the doubles.
After an exciting battle, the Dutch tennis duo had to win against the first Czech couple Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova: 4-6 6-4 13-11. Achilles tendon underwent. She lost a chance to the strong playing Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia.
Demi Schuurs and the American Nicole Melichar made it to the semifinals. They won in less than 50 minutes from the American couple Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Jessica Pegula: 6-1 6-1. Schuurs and Melichar, placed second, compete against Slovenian Andreja Klepac and Indian Sania Mirza for a place in the finals.
Judo: Strike through Paris Tournament after administrative misunderstanding
16.24 hrs: The major judo tournament in Paris, falling in the category of grand slam, takes place only after the Tokyo Olympics. The event was scheduled on 8 and 9 May. A precise new date has not yet been established, as the French organisation said.
The main reason is an administrative misunderstanding between the French judo federation and the umbrella organisation IJF. On the dates planned for the tournament in Paris, a grand slam in Kazan is now on the calendar. Paris is probably going to October.
The competition in Paris was not considered an Olympic qualifying tournament for Dutch judokas, and for the undistributed tickets, they can only do qualifying for Tokyo at the European title battle in April.
Tennis: Number three Zverev loses in Rotterdam already in the first round
13.01 hours: The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam is already finished for Alexander Zverev. The third German in the first round lost the Kazak Aleksandr Boeblik on Wednesday in the first round.
For Zverev, it was his first match since he went down in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open last month against the final winner Novak Djokovic. Boeblik, 43rd in the world ranking, had lost the final of the Singapore ATP tournament on Sunday. He got behind Zverev in both sets, but still pulled the game towards him.
Tennis: ATP comes withsupport package for tournaments and players
12.51 hours: Tennisbond ATP comes with a package of measures to support players and tournaments in coronatijd. Until the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon, the prize money goes up in many ATP tournaments. This increase is possible through a redistribution of the so-called ATP bonus pool, an amount that normally goes to the top twelve players in the world.
The redistribution of the money was made possible by the ATP Player Council, a kind of player union, with among others the Swiss Roger Federer and the Spaniard Rafael Nadal as representatives.
“ The revenues of our tournaments are still lower due to restrictions on ticket sales. A substantial improvement in this area seems unlikely mid-year,” says Andrea Gaudenzi, President of ATP. “Our focus is to ensure that the ATP continues to support as many players as possible, and I would like to thank the top players and the Player Council for their support.”
Mountain biking: NK mountain bike at the beginning of June on renewed course
12.39 p.m.: The Dutch mountain bike championships will be held this year on 5 and 6 June. This happens for the third year in a row at the Watersley Sports & Talent Park in Sittard. Because of the Olympic Games, the battle for the national titles has been brought to the fore. The course, developed by former Olympic champion Bart Brentjens, has also been thoroughly tackled.
Last year, the title struggle due to the coronameasures was only in September. Milan Vader and Anne Terpstra conquered the titles in the elite classes, among the promising women Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado was the best. The technical course of more than 4 kilometers was, according to the organisation, already provided with “rock gardens, challenging drops and a uphill rock garden.” Now there are some obstacles to that.
Billiards: Matthew Selt disrupts comeback Stephen Hendry
09.39 a.m.: Stephen Hendry had proposed his comeback – after stopping as a professional snooker player 9 years ago – probably differently. Because in his first party at the Gibraltar Open he lost a chance with 4-1 to Matthew Sselt.
The 52-year-old Scot, who still leads the ranking of most world titles (7), managed to make a break of 107 in the second frame, but could not break any further in the game against a strong playing Selt.
In May 2012, after losing 13-2 in the quarterfinals of the World Championship of his compatriot Stephen Maguire, Hendry announced to hang his cue on the willows. Last year, like Jimmy White and Ken Doherty, he received a tour card for two seasons. De Scot announced that he will participate in a limited number of tournaments.
Basketball: Jokic with milestone gold worth for Nuggets
08.17: Nikola Jokic from Denver Nuggets was Tuesday against Milwaukee Bucks accounted for 37 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. It’s called a triple-double, and it was the fiftieth time that 26-year-old Serb came to such a triple digit trio. It gave the Nuggets a 128-97 victory in Milwaukee.
For Jokic it was the ninth triple-double of the season, which followed a day after having made a major contribution to a victory over Chicago Bulls with 39 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists.
Jokic joins in a nice list. He is the ninth player in the NBA who has fifty or more triple doubles behind his name and is now in the company of icons such as record holder Oscar Robertson (181), Russell Westbrook (156), Magic Johnson (138), LeBron James (97) and Larry Bird (59).
In the Bucks, which had won five consecutive times, Giannis Antetokounmpo was the top shooter with 27 points.