Strong start Woods on Masters

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Golf: Strong start defender Woods at Masters in Augusta

22.17 p.m.: Five-time champion Tiger Woods has started the Masters, the renowned golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. The defender went around in 68 strokes (-4) on the opening day. The 44-year-old American produced four birdies and played the other fourteen holes par.

It was the first time since 2009 that Woods did not list bogeys in the first round with a major. He‘s in the fourth place for the time being.

The British Paul Casey leads after the first day with a score of 65 strokes, but many players could not finish their first round Thursday due to incident darkness. The first tournament day began with difficulty, because shortly after the start the battle stopped for three hours due to thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.

The Masters will normally be finished in April. Due to the coronapandemic, the prestigious event had to be postponed to November. This year, due to corona measures, there is no public welcome to the four days.

Athletics: Sports Tribunal CAS deals with acquittal for athlete Naser

21.36 hours: World Champion 400 meter Salwa Eid Naser is not yet entirely sure of participation in the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo. Doping watchdog Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has submitted the case of the 22-year-old athlete from Bahrain to the sports court CAS.

Naser was acquitted last month by a Global Athletics Association tribunal. As a result, she avoided a two-year suspension for missing a number of doping checks. However, AIU disagrees with that ruling and decided to appeal to the CAS.

Naser was temporarily suspended in June following an indictment from AIU. She allegedly committed an offense four times giving up her whereabouts, making her unavailable for doping control. However, the Tribunal ruled that one of the four missed checks could not be charged to it. The three proven offences were then found not to have taken place within 12 months, which dropped the charges.

Naser insists she’s innocent. โ€œI‘ve never been and never will be a cheater,โ€ said the born Nigerian, who won the gold at the World Cup in Doha last year in 48.14, the third time ever walked on the 400 meters.

Football: FC Emmen Strict Attacker Donis Avdijaj

20.50: Attacker Donis Avdijaj returns in Dutch paid football. The 24-year-old German Kosovar signed a contract with FC Emmen until the end of the season, with an option for next season. He trained in the current number 17 of the Eredivisie since mid-October.

Avdijaj came to the Netherlands in 2018. He first played on a rental basis for Roda JC and then made the switch to Willem II. Last season, Kosovo’s six-time international played for Trabzonspor in Turkey and Heart of Midlothian in Scotland.

โ€œ We had been probation Donis for some time and we experienced this as very positive,โ€ said Chairman Ronald Lubbers. โ€œHe is a player who can bring something extra to a position where we don‘t have much choice right now. We see him mainly as left outside, but he can also be at the other positions in the front. We hope he shows again what he has in his way.โ€

Basketball: Orange women in their own home against Slovakia

20.03: Dutch basketball players have lost their second EC qualification game. Slovakia was too strong with 84-64 in the Amsterdam Sporthallen Zuid. Orange had won the first home game of Hungary (66-56). On Saturday, the team of national coach Hakim Salem will play the third qualifying match against Hungary. This match is also played in Amsterdam, where the three teams are in a so-called bubble.

The basketball players started well and immediately took a small lead. The Slovak players came back to 14-14, but saw the opponent run away again. After a strong second quarter Oranje went to peace with 43-36.

In the third quarter, the Slovak basketball players fought back and then took a large lead by scoring 25 points against only 11 for the Netherlands. Also in the last quarter dominatedThe

Dutch women’s team tries to place itself in the European Championships. That was the last time in 1989. In the group with Hungary and Slovakia, the best country automatically places itself. The five best numbers 2 out of the nine groups will also go to the European Championships, which will be held in Spain and France in June 2021.

At Oranje Emese Hof accounted for 22 points and Laura Cornelius made 18 points. Jill Bettonvil provided 7 points and Karin Kuijt and Fleur Kuijt both for 5 points. Natalie van den Adel and Chatilla van Grinsven both took care of 3 points and Laura Westerik for 1 point.

In Slovakia, Barbora Balintova scored 20 points and Sabina Oroszova 18 points.

Tennis: Arantxa Rus loses from Koedermetova in Linz

19.28 hours: Arantxa Rus failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Linz tennis tournament. The 29-year-old tennis star from Monster lost in three sets of

the fifth placed Russian Veronika Koedermetova: 6-4 1-6 6-3. She couldn‘t make up for that backlog in the rest of the set. The Russian number 46 won the set with 6-4

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the Dutch repacked in the second set and immediately broke the service of the Russian. With a second break, Rus grabbed the set with 6-1.

In the third set Koedermetova broke Rus’s storage turn and ran to 4-1. The Dutch could not undo that break, so the Russian tennis star could serve on 5-3 for victory. She struck her first match point.

Tennis: Djokovic against Medvedev, Zverev and Schwartzman at ATP Finals

18.53: Novak Djokovic takes on Russian Daniil Medvedev, German Alexander Zverev and debutant Diego Schwartzman from Argentina in the group phase of the ATP Finals in London. That‘s the result of the draw. The four tennis players are part of the Tokyo 1970 group, the name refers to the first edition of the ATP Finals.

In the other group, London 2020, group leader Rafael Nadal plays against Austrian Dominic Thiem, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and Russian Andrei Rublev. Tsitsipas is the defender of the ATP Finals, which take place for the last time in London.

Thiem and Tsitsipas start Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Later in the day at 20.00, Nadal will compete against Rublev, who, like Schwartzman, participates for the first time in the year-round tournament for the best eight tennis players of the season. The Spaniard, who won Roland Garros for the thirteenth time this year, is still looking for his first final victory at the ATP Finals.

Djokovic will play his first game against Schwartzman on Monday. The Serbian number 1 of the world won the ATP Finals five times. Later Monday, Zverev and Medvedev play against each other.

Motorsport: Rossi is allowed to race in Valencia after passing new contamination

17.12 hours: Nine-time motorcycle racing champion Valentino Rossi will start this weekend in the Grand Prix of Valencia. He was re-infected with the coronavirus earlier this week, but his last two tests turned out negative.

41-year-old Rossi already missed two grands prix on Spanish soil because he was infected with the coronavirus. The veteran was missing from the GPs of Aragon and Teruel. He was able to race again in the Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia after negative tests last weekend. He didn’t have much fun with his return, because due to an electronic problem with his Yamaha engine, ‘The Doctor’ was unable to finish the race.

Last Tuesday, Rossi struck the heart when the results of a corontest turned out positive again. The road racer had to quarantine again and feared to skip another race. He is spared that setback, because the two corona-virussts on Wednesday and Thursday turned out negative, which allowed him to race this weekend according to the rules of the International Motorsport Federation FIM.

Golf: First round of golf major Masters resumed after heavy thunderstorms

17.02 hours: The opening round of the 84th Masters resumed Thursday after heavy thunderstorms that lasted almost three hours in Augusta, United States.

Only nine golfers managed to complete the first hole on the golf course in Augusta before the activities were interrupted. That was 35 minutes after the first round started.

The round has resumed with about seven hours until sunset. The last group of golfers starts two hours before darkness falls in.

The 84th edition of the tournament was originally scheduled to be held in April, but was postponed due to the coronavirus.

Football: Jiangsu Suning wins Chinese football league for the first time

15.19 hours: For the first time in the relatively short history of the Chinese football league, Jiangsu Suning has become champion. In the second duel of the final, the club defeatedfrom multi-city Nanjing record champion Guangzhou Evergrande with 2-1, the first match ended in 0-0.

The Guangzhou Evergrande trained by the Italian Fabio Cannavaro received a red card just before rest. Former striker of Internazionale ร‰der put Jiangsu Suning in the lead shortly afterwards. Brazilian Alex Teixeira, with a history of Shachtar Donetsk, doubled the lead in the second half. Shihao Wei did a bit back by making the 2-1, but it wasn‘t enough to help his team in the second championship in a row.

The final of the Chinese competition was postponed for five months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In Suzhou’s football stadium, neutral terrain for both teams, more than 7000 spectators were present.

Football: Spanish coach Enrique calls Cucurella at

14.39 p.m.: Spanish coach Luis Enrique has summoned defender Marc Cucurella for the first time. The 22-year-old Cucurella is the replacement of Josรฉ Luis Gayรก, who suffered a head injury in the duel with Orange (1-1) on Wednesday.

Gayรก collided with the head of Hans Hateboer in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Gayรก will remain in the selection and will be treated by the medical staff of Spain.

Cucurella now plays for Getafe, which has taken him from FC Barcelona on a rental basis. With the Catalans, he had not yet managed to break through.

On Saturday Spain plays in the Nations League against Switzerland and Tuesday Germany is the opponent in the country tournament.

Ice skating: Ter Mors will be present at NK all-round and NK sprint

13.27 hours: Jorien Ter Mors will make her appearance at both the NK all-round and the NK sprint in the coming weeks. She participates in both tournaments to prepare for the World Cup qualifying tournament, at the end of December in Thialf Heerenveen.

โ€œ The fact that Jorien is allowed to ride both tournaments does say something about her versatility. She drives the NK allround because this is a nice training with an eye on her ambitions on the 1500 meters. We have not trained at all for example the 3000 meters, but that is not bad at all. We‘ll see where the ship is stranded. We are especially pleased that both tournaments can continue despite coronaโ€, reports Team IKO, the team of the 2018 World Champion Sprint

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the NK will be all-round on 21 and 22 November. The NK sprint are a week later. Both tournaments are also in Thialf.

Handball: Montenegro withdraws for practice interland with handbalsters

13.19 hrs: The practice interland between the Dutch women’s handball team and Montenegro on 28 November in the Maaspoort of Den Bosch has been cancelled. The opponent has withdrawn, reports the handball association NHV.

The Montenegrin team is currently in a ‘bubble’ to prevent coronavirus infection. โ€œThey have chosen to stay in that bubble and not to make an extra travel movement,โ€ explained a spokeswoman for the NHV.

The competition served for both teams in preparation for the European Championships in Denmark and Norway in December. To give the selection of national coach Emmanuel Mayonnade a competitive incentive, a private match will be played.

Mayonnade has already put together its final group of eighteen players. Orange, reigning world champion, will compete against Serbia, Croatia and Hungary in the group phase of the European Championship. The first three from the pool flow to the main round.

Football: FA asks the English government to play at Wembley

13.09: The English Football Federation FA has asked the British government to play the last match in the Nations League of England against Iceland (18 November) on Wembley anyway. The location of that race has become uncertain because Britain closed its borders on Saturday to travellers from Denmark, fearing that a mutated coronavirus has been infected in mink in that country. The selection of Iceland will first play in Denmark on Sunday and should therefore not be allowed to enter England.

โ€œ We believe it is in the interests of the English team and support staff to play at Wembley instead of traveling internationally at the moment,โ€ said the FA in a statement. According to the Association, agreements have already been made with the Icelandic Football Association about a private flight and access to only a hotel and stadium. Additional test rounds have also been introduced. โ€œWe‘re not asking for this for the home benefit it brings, or to avoid extra costs, but because health is the priority.โ€

British media reported that Albania and Germany were considered as venues for the match.

Cycling: Langeveld extends contract at EF Pro Cycling

10:43 hrs Cyclist Sebastian Langeveld has his contract with the American team Education First Pro Cycling for one yearextended. The 35-year-old Langeveld has been out for the team of manager Jonathan Vaughters since 2014 and therefore enters his eighth season.

In 2014 Langeveld was a Dutch champion for Rabobank (now Jumbo-Visma) and Orica GreenEdge (now Mitchelton-Scott).

At EF Langeveld is a teammate of the Dutch Moreno Hofland and Julius van den Berg. The American team took 12 victories this season. Recently Hugh Carthy finished third on behalf of EF in the Vuelta.

Motorsport: Women’s Racing Class will work together with Formula 1

07:55 Hrs The W Series, the racing class for female drivers, will work with Formula One as from next year. racked.

โ€œ When we promised that the W Series would grow bigger and better in the future, working with Formula One was always our ultimate goal,โ€ said founder Catherine Bond Muir. โ€œThere is no doubt that now that the W Series is ridden alongside and in conjunction with Formula 1, our global reach and our impact and influence will increase significantly.โ€

The races in the W Series were canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Beitske Visser participated in 2019 and would also start this season. The 25-year-old driver won the race last year at the Zolder circuit and finished second in the final ranking behind the British Jamie Chadwick.

Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers begins league without fans

Los Angeles Lakers begins the American basketball league NBA without fans on stands, as the title holder announced. The new season starts just before Christmas.

The Lakers have made that decision in consultation with the authorities in California and say they are closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus. The club of LeBron James became champion one month ago by defeating Miami Heat in the final with 4-2. Those duels were played in Orlando, at the Disney World complex.

Recently, the plan to start the basketball competition on December 22 was approved. 72 matches will be played, less than usual.