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Cycling: Route schedule Ladies Tour 2021 largely known
2.44 pm: The Ladies Tour will be held next year from 24 to 29 August. Organizer Thijs Rondhuis reported on Tuesday that he had largely completed the route schedule. The race was to be held under the name Boels Ladies Tour for the last time this year, but the corona virus prevented that. Name sponsor Boels reported last year to withdraw from cycling after 2020.
“The stage schedule is almost complete and we are convinced that the popularity of women’s cycling and the ever-growing exposure of this branch of cycling will ensure that we can link a new main sponsor to our race,” says Rondhuis. The Ladies Tour is the only stage race for women from the WorldTour in the Benelux.
The last four stages are known: on Thursday 26 August there will be an individual time trial in Gennep. On Friday Weert is the start and finish place, followed a day later by a ride from Geleen to Sweikhuizen. On the final day, the riders will ride from Arnhem, which is the start and finish location, a few times over the Posbank.
Football: Another trainer fired in Belgian football competition
2.34 pm: The Belgian league has only been on the way for five rounds, but another club has fired its trainer. Racing Genk, which only took 5 points, put trainer Hannes Wolf aside on Tuesday. The day before, László Bölöni was fired from AA Gent.
Wolf had been working at Genk since November last year, which had become champion a few months before. The 39-year-old German previously had VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV under his wing in his own country. His team was in seventh place last season when the competition was stopped due to the corona virus.
Monday’s defeat at Beerschot (5-2) was reason for the club management to dismiss Wolf. “The club management is of the opinion that a” reset “is needed to start the turnaround,” the club of striker Cyriel Dessers reported on Tuesday. Assistant Domenico Olivieri will temporarily take over Wolf’s tasks.
AA Gent sent the trainer away with Bölöni on Monday for the second time this season. The 67-year-old Romanian was only employed for 25 days, as the successor of the Dane Jess Thorup.
Athletics: Maastricht will allow the marathon to continue
1.09 pm: The Maastricht marathon will continue on Sunday 11 October. The organizers claim to have succeeded in ensuring a safe event. The public is not welcome due to the corona virus and the course has also been slightly modified.
In addition to the marathon, that day around Maastricht also includes the half marathon and running races over 10 and 5 kilometers.
“Each participant receives a health check and a temperature measurement. Participants end up in a bubble and within that competition bubble 1.5 meters distance is indeed not a requirement, but given the space on the courses, the competitions themselves are as good as corona proof. They are also asked to leave family and friends at home, ”says organizer Vincent van der Stouwe.
Due to the corona virus, the marathons in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Eindhoven were previously discontinued.
World Cup winter sports relocated from North America to Germany
1.02 pm: The Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships at the beginning of next year have been moved from Lake Placid, USA to Altenberg, Germany. The international federation IBSF has decided that because of the corona pandemic and the travel restrictions associated with it. Most of the bobsleigh and skeleton riders are based in Europe.
“It was not an easy decision, but the majority of athletes usually reside in Europe,” said IBSF Secretary General Heike Grösswang. “We want the participants to have to quarantine as little as possible.”
The World Cup is from 5 to 14 February. The intention is that Lake Placid can still organize the global tournament four years later. The American mountain village, which has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, has hosted a World Cup ten times before.
The World Luge Championships have also been moved from Whistler in Canada to Königssee in Germany. The event will be held from January 29 to 31, 2021.
Ice Hockey: Dallas Stars to Stanley Cup Final
08.08 am: The Dallas Stars have reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in twenty years. The Texas team was able to decide the best-of-seven series against Vegas Golden Knights by winning the fifth game in extra time, 3-2. The Stars came back from a 2-0 deficit in the third period.
The Russian Denis Gurianov made the decisive goal in Edmonton, one of the two Canadian cities where the play-offs are played after the months-long corona hiatus. Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999. A year later, the club reached the NHL Grand Finals again, but New Jersey Devils was too strong.
The Stars will compete against Tampa Bay Lightning of New York Islanders as the champions of the West Division in the final battle of the American Ice Hockey League. Tampa Bay leads the series 3-1 and can take the decisive fourth victory on Tuesday-evening.
Baseball: American Billionaire Cohen Buys New York Mets
08.06 am: American billionaire Steve Cohen has bought New York Mets. The 64-year-old Cohen is reportedly paying $ 2.4 billion, or more than 2 billion euros, to acquire the shares from the Wilpon family. He joined the club in 1986 and has owned a majority of the shares since 2002.
Cohen, a successful hedge fund manager, has an estimated net worth of more than $ 14 billion. “I am delighted to have reached an agreement with the Wilpon and Katz families to purchase New York Mets,” he said in a statement. The American, from New York, is known as a big fan of the Mets. He already owned 8 percent of the shares. Saul Katz, married to Fred Wilpon’s sister, is not only a shareholder, but also president of the club.
Founded in 1962, the Mets have won the World Series twice. That was in 1969 and 1986. The Major League team is often overshadowed by the much more successful fellow New York Yankees, which won the World Series 27 times.
Cohen had competition from the famous love couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, among others. The singer and the former Yankees top baseball player also wanted to buy the club from the city where they both come from. Lopez and Rodriguez were part of a consortium reportedly willing to pay $ 1.7 billion. Last month, however, that party withdrew.
The takeover deal still has to be approved by at least 23 of the 29 owners of the other clubs in the MLB in November. At $ 2.4 billion, it is the largest ever takeover of a North American sports club.
Badminton: Bond scraps unofficial World Cups for countries
07.19 am: The international federation BWF has canceled the unofficial World Cups for country teams. The Thomas Cup (men) and Uber Cup (women) tournaments were to be held from 3 October to 11 October in the Danish city of Aarhus. Various countries had already opted out in recent weeks due to the corona pandemic.
“These are exceptional circumstances,” reported the WCF. “Although we would very much like to play international tournaments again, the health and safety of the badminton world is paramount.”
Indonesia, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan and Thailand, among others, have already withdrawn, the Netherlands would join the men. National coach Ruud Bosch announced his eight-man selection last week. The Thomas Cup and Uber Cup tournaments were initially scheduled to be played in May. They were first moved to August due to the coronavirus and eventually programmed in October.
For badminton players, the Danish Open in Odense, from 13 to 18 October, will take place.