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Football: Löw gives Müller, Hummels and Boateng some hope again
7:22 pm: Thomas Müller (31), Mats Hummels (32) and Jerome Boateng (32) can again cherish a little hope of European Championship participation with the national team this summer. “If special circumstances arise, we can adjust our policy if necessary,” said national coach Joachim Löw in interviews with ARD and football magazine Kicker know carefully.
Löw thanked the renowned trio in the spring of 2019 for their services rendered. A return was not negotiable for him for a long time. After the shocking defeat in November in and against Spain (6-0) for the Nations League, the call in Germany for a return of at least attacker Müller (Bayern Munich) became stronger. Even then, however, Low did not want to know anything about it. He now seems to have changed his mind somewhat.
Tennis: Goffin the strongest in Montpellier
6.38 pm: The Belgian David Goffin has won his fifth title on the ATP tour. The world’s number 15 defeated Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the final of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier in three sets: 5-7 6-4 6-2.
Bautista Agut was seeded first in the tournament. He was on the hunt for his tenth ATP title and also started the match against Goffin well. But after the win in the first set, the Spanish number 13 in the world slowly saw the Belgian get better.
It was the sixth mutual game between the 30-year-old Goffin and the two-year older Bautista Agut. Goffin won for the fourth time.
Football: Cambuur stronger in the lead thanks to victory at Almere
2.45 pm: Leader SC Cambuur has increased its lead in the Kitchen Champion Division thanks to a 2-0 win at Almere City. The team from Leeuwarden is now six points apart from number 2 De Graafschap. Almere follows on ten points, but still has a game credit.
Cambuur was, just like before in Leeuwarden, when it became 7-2 for the team of trainer Henk de Jong, much stronger than Almere. Forward 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 game. He also scored after a corner. Pursuit De Graafschap lost points on Saturday due to a draw against Young AZ (1-1).
At the game in Almere, 1351 spectators were present, because the game was part of the Fieldlab events. The audience was especially in the opening phase assert themselves with some cautious danger from the home team. That enthusiasm had disappeared shortly after Cambuur’s second goal. While supporters had already consumed the stadium’s beer supply in the first half, some fans had already left the stadium before the final whistle.
Football: Promes returns with defeat to Spartak Moscow
2:27 pm: Quincy Promes has returned to Spartak Moscow with a defeat. The attacker, who had come over from Ajax, and his team (0-2) lost the home game against Rubin Kazan.
Djordje Despotovic scored both goals. Promes played the entire game. Jorrit Hendrix also had a starting place, but was replaced by the home team at half-time. Spartak played with ten men in the second half. Roman Zobnin received a second yellow card just before half-time. Rubin Kazan also finished with ten players, after Oliver Abildgaard received a second yellow card in the 71st minute.
Spartak is fourth in Russia, with 7 points less than leader FC Zenit.
Football: Eerste Divisie hopes to have an audience in stadiums again in April
2.05 pm: For football clubs in the Kitchen Champion Division, it is very important that the research results of the two Fieldlab matches are positive. Marc Boele, general director of the Coöperatie Eerste Divisie (CED), hopes that the investigation will allow the return of supporters in April.
On Sunday afternoon, Almere City and SC Cambuur played the second game as part of the Fieldlab events. Last week, NEC and De Graafschap were the first. During those duels, it was investigated how the public can safely get to stadiums during the corona crisis.
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 emphasizes that the research results for the two duels must first be analyzed. “Then we can see what else is possible. Perhaps we can test at an international match in time. On what scale remains to be seen. It must of course be responsible. ” Still, he hopes that the government is not too cautious. “It is also irresponsible not to take the next step when there is room for it.”
Skiing: Lara Gut-Behrami wins Super-G World Cup
1.30 pm: 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. It can no longer be traced by its competitors.
Gut-Behrami is in excellent shape. She has won two descents in Val di Fassa in the past few days. On the super-G she had to concede 0.59 to the Italian Federica Brignone. Gut-Behrami also holds the lead in the World Cup overall standings. She also won the world cup in the super-G segment in 2014 and 2016.
French world champion Mathieu Faivre won the giant slalom for the World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria. After two motos, he trumped Swiss Marco Odermatt, who conceded 0.75. Frenchman Alexis Pinturault finished third at 0.81.
Croatian Filip Zubcic, who won the giant slalom in Bansko on Saturday, did not get further than fourteenth place on Sunday. Pinturault is still the world cup leader among men, both in giant slalom and general.
Basketball: Heroes gets Williams back
12.05 pm: American power-forward Jonathon Williams returns to Heroes Den Bosch. Williams (30) has signed a contract until the end of the season with the Bosschenaren, who are also still active in Europe. He replaces Scott Thomas, who will not play this season due to an injury.
Williams already played for the club that was then called New Heroes Basketball in the 2018-2019 season. He was one of the top scooters with an average of 16.2 points per game. The 1.98 meter long Williams previously played for clubs at 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 has the ability to score ”, says technical manager Roel van de Graaf.
Football: Koeman has temporarily lost injured Pedri at Barcelona
12.00: FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has another injury case in his selection. Attacking midfielder Pedri retired from the game against Sevilla (0-2) on Saturday with an injury. An investigation has shown that he has suffered a muscle tear in the lower left leg, the club reported on Sunday.
Barcelona does not make a statement about the time that stands for recovery. The 18-year-old midfielder joins a string of injured players including Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto. Ronald Araújo, back on Saturday after an injury, also had to be replaced against Sevilla. Koeman’s club has not yet reported anything about his situation.
Barcelona will meet Seville again on Wednesday. Then at Camp Nou in the second game of the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona lost the first match in Seville 2-0.
Tennis: First title Alexei Popyrin
11.10 am: 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 Kazak Aleksandr Boeblik in the final. It was the first time that the Australian won a tournament at the highest level.
The victory came in three sets: 4-6 6-0 6-2. Boeblik is number 46 in the world ranking.
Popyrin was in the final of an ATP tournament for the first time. For the 23-year-old Boeblik it was the fourth time that he reached the final battle. He is still waiting for his first tournament win.
Golf: McIlroy and Thomas play golf in the colors of Woods
10:15 am: Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are among the golfers who take to the course in red and black during the final round of the World Golf Championship (WGC) in Florida on Sunday. In doing so, they support Tiger Woods, who is in hospital after a serious traffic accident. Widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time, the American always wears a red shirt and black pants on the final day of tournaments.
Woods is still at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after sustaining open fractures to his right leg and a shattered ankle in the unilateral accident, which involved multiple rollovers. The 45-year-old golfer is doing well under the circumstances, were the latest reports.
Collin Morikawa, who is in charge of the tournament in Bradenton, will also be on the course in red and black on Sunday, Golf Channel reports. Ten-time major winner Annika Sörenstam, who plays her first LPGA tournament in thirteen years in Orlando, has also announced that she will be wearing the colors of golf icon Woods.
Basketball: Utah Jazz will not be surprised again in NBA
9:30 am: The basketball players of Utah Jazz have recovered from the defeat at Miami Heat on Saturday. The leader in the Western Conference of the American league NBA won, again in Florida, against Orlando Magic: 109-124. It meant the eleventh victory in the last thirteen matches.
In the absence of the injured Mike Conley (hamstrings), Donovan Mitchell was the big man with 31 points. At Orlando, which suffered the third loss in a row, Nikola Vucevic was the top scorer with 34 points.
In the east, the two leaders fell. Brooklyn Nets, the number 2 in the Eastern Conference, could not make up for the absence of the injured Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and Kevin Durant (hamstrings) at home against Dallas (98-115). Star player Luka Doncic excelled at the Mavericks with 27 points. James Harden’s 29 points were not enough for the Nets, who lost again after eight wins.
Even more surprising was the defeat of Philadelphia 76ers, the leader in the east, after an extra time (109-112) against Cleveland Cavaliers. The visitors had their most productive players in Darius Garland (25 points) and Collin Sexton (28). Joel Embiid was good for 42 points for the home team.