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Football: Trainer Hasselbaink returns to Burton Albion

11.20 pm: Jerrel Floyd Hasselbaink is going to work for the second time as head coach of Burton Albion. He has to save the last player of League One, the third tier of England, from relegation. Hasselbaink was promoted in 2015 with Burton Albion from League 2.

48-year-old Hasselbaink has been without work for two years since his departure from the English Northampton Town FC. The former attacker of Chelsea, Atlético Madrid and the Dutch national team previously had Queens Park Rangers under his wing. He started his career as a head coach in 2013 at Antwerp.

Football: Cambuur resumes season without two infected players

7.46 pm: SC Cambuur will resume the title race in the Kitchen Champion Division without two players on Sunday during the game with Eindhoven. They have been tested positive for the corona virus and are in quarantine at home.

“Yes, we cannot escape it either,” says trainer Henk de Jong on the website of his club. “Two of our boys have tested positive for corona and are at home for a while. After the holidays everyone was tested one by one and we were very careful about everything. But unfortunately it is part of this time and that is especially annoying for the guys concerned. ”

Cambuur resumes the season as the leader, with 3 points ahead of Almere City.

Football: Napoli striker Osimhen has corona

7.44 pm: The Nigerian attacker Victor Osimhen from Napoli has tested positive for the corona virus. He’s in quarantine at home.

Napoli took over Osimhen for 60 million euros from Lille last summer. He scored twice in eight games and has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since November. The 22-year-old Osimhen has not come into contact with his fellow players, according to Napoli.

Napoli will play against Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday. The club from Naples is fifth in the rankings with 9 points less than league-leader AC Milan.

Skiing: Pool Kubacki wins New Year’s jump Garmisch with record jump

19.09 pm: The Pole Dawid Kubacki has won the traditional New Year’s jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in his second jump thanks to a record distance of 144 meters. He beat the Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud, who after the first jump was still in the lead in the second race of the Four Hills Tour. Granerud, the World Cup leader this winter, finished second. Third place went to Piotr Zyla.

Kubacki won the prestigious series of competitions on four big jumps in Germany and Austria last year, but he had started poorly this year with 15th place on Tuesday in the first game of the tour in Oberstdorf. He recovered well in Garmisch with a first jump of 139 meters, but still got a lower score than Granerud, who performed his jump of 137 meters almost perfectly.

But in his second attempt, Kubacki flew further than ever on the Olympic jump in the German winter sports resort. A distance of 144 meters had never been achieved. Granerud, who was the last to play, landed in his second jump after 136 meters and with that he had to give up his first place to Kubacki.

The German Karl Geiger, who still won on Tuesday in Oberstdorf, finished fifth. He also had to tolerate Polish Olympic champion Kamil Stoch, who finished fourth. Norwegian Marius Lindvik, winner in Garmisch last year, signed out. He had an infected wisdom tooth and went to see a dentist.

The Four Hills Tour continues on January 3 in Innsbruck with the third race.

Skiing: Granerud leads Garmisch-Partenkirchen after first jump

3.31 pm: After the first jump, Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud leads the traditional New Year show jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the second race of the Four Hills Tour. Granerud, the leader in this winter’s World Cup, came to a distance of 137 meters and due to the beautiful execution on the best score of 138.7 points.

Pole Dawid Kubacki, winner of last year’s prestigious ski jumping competition series, landed after 139 meters, but got a lower score: 137.7. Olympic champion Kamil Stoch jumped 135 meters and took third place with a score of 131.5 points. The first thirty after the first round will come into action later Friday for a second jump from the large ramp in the German winter sports resort.

German Karl Geiger, who won the first race of the tour in Oberstdorf on Tuesday, disappointed with the fourteenth place after the first jump. Norwegian Marius Lindvik, winner in Garmisch last year, signed out. He had an infected wisdom tooth and went to see a dentist.

Football: RB Leipzig must miss German international Henrichs longer

1.27 pm: RB Leipzig has to miss German right back Benjamin Henrichs longer than expected. The recovery of the 23-year-old international, who is struggling with a knee injury, has been delayed by at least a month, according to coach Julian Nagelsmann. “The goal is for him to return in February. But it is relatively difficult to predict because he still has problems. ”

Henrichs is hired from AS Monaco in France this season. He’s been out of circulation since November. Leipzig, the current number 3 in the Bundesliga, will play against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.

Football: Transfers to England much more difficult after Brexit

1.14 pm: Now that Brexit is a fact, the English clubs can no longer freely contract players from the European Union. Football players from the EU will first have to get a work permit. Obtaining that license is linked to a points system. The FA has drawn up the new rules.

The work permit is only guaranteed and a transfer can be completed when the minimum number of points required has been achieved. Factors determining the points include the number of caps played by a player, the level of the player’s previous club, the success of that club in the competitions and the number of games played by a player.

Nothing will change for players from an EU country who are already under contract with an English club. They only have to apply to be allowed to stay longer.

According to the FA, the new transfer rules mean that English talent will have a better chance to develop in the Premier League, as it will become significantly more difficult for “mediocre” foreign players to obtain a work permit.

Chelsea makes millions in profit despite corona

11.31 amDespite the corona crisis, Chelsea has done well last season. The London club from the Premier League recorded a profit of 32.5 million pounds (converted more than 36 million euros).

The club reported a lower turnover (454 million euros compared to 498 million euros in the previous financial year), but was nevertheless able to make a profit thanks to extra income through qualification for the Champions League and from the sale of players. Eden Hazard’s transfer to Real Madrid last summer reportedly earned Chelsea 100 million euros.

“As with many companies, the pandemic has had a significant impact on Chelsea’s income, but it is a sign of strength and stability that our club was still able to make a profit,” said Bruce Buck. Had the pandemic not broken out, the club would have made record sales and record profits last season, Buck added at the time.

Chelsea is the current number 6 with 26 points from 16 games. The club will play against Manchester City on Sunday.

Harden leads Houston Rockets to first NBA season win

10.51 am: James Harden led Houston Rockets to its first win of the season in professional American basketball. The star player scored 33 points in the NBA game against Sacramento Kings, which the Rockets won 122-119.

John Wall made his highly anticipated debut for Houston Rockets. He even played his first official game since the end of 2018. Wall had been out for a long time due to a heel injury and missed the first two games of this season because he had been in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.

Wall made a good impression and contributed 22 points and 9 assists to the score. “It’s fantastic that we have our first win. My job is to help James (Harden) as much as possible and make it a bit easier for him ”, said the pointguard.

Harrison Barnes was the top scorer at Sacramento with 24 points. That team suffered its second loss of the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers won for the fourth time this season and inflicted Orlando Magic its first loss: 116-92. Joel Embiid and Seth Curry were the top scorers of the “Sixers” each with 21 points, scoring 15 times from distance with 3-pointers. Indiana Pacers also recorded its fourth win of the season, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-99. Domantas Sabonis scored 25 points for the Pacers, who lead the East division with Philadelphia and Orlando.

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