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Italy’s Longo Borghini wins Amstel Gold

3:45 pm: Italian cyclist Elisa Longo Borghini has withdrawn from the Amstel gold race. According to her Trek-Segafredo team, she has yet to adequately recover from the cold.

30-year-old Longo Borghini will be one of the captains for Trek-Segafredo, Lucinda Brand and Ellen van Dijk, among others. The seasoned Italian finished eighth last year.

Last year, Marianne Voss won the women’s gold race.

Ex-Chancellor Schroeder leaves Hanover for ties with Putin

13:53: Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is no longer a member of Hannover 96. He withdrew at the request of the football club. Schroeder has been the subject of much controversy in recent weeks due to his close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Hannover 96, who play in the second Bundesliga, have already announced that they want 78-year-old Schroeder to be expelled from the club for not speaking out clearly against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The former adviser also came under pressure because of his top position at the Russian energy company Rosneft.

Earlier, the German Football Association and Borussia Dortmund rescinded Schroeder’s honorary membership due to his close ties with the Russians.

Quick step up with the entry-level Asgreen at the Amstel Gold Race

13:05: Danish cyclist Kasper Asgren will make his debut at Amstel Gold on Sunday. The 27-year-old, last year’s Tour of Flanders winner, leads the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl for the Limburg hill classic over 250 kilometres. Asgreen was unable to enter last week’s Tour of Flanders to claim the win.

He succeeded Matthew van der Poel of Denmark in the honor roll for the cycling monument. Asgreen crossed the finish line in 23rd place in Oudenaarde, more than a minute later than the Dutchman who has already won ‘Flanders’ in 2020. Van der Poel will also be at the start of the gold race in Maastricht on Sunday. The classic Dutch film was written three years ago in his own name.

Asgreen, who will also ride Paris-Roubaix next week, will receive support in the Limburg hills from Zdenek Stybar, Davide Ballerini and Florian Sénéchal, among others. The Quick-Step racers have racked up eighteen victories this season, six of them through Dutch sprinter Fabio Jacobsen.

Berrettini skips Roland Garros after surgery

12.38 pmItalian tennis player Matteo Berrettini, ranked 6th in the world, skips almost all the preparatory tournaments at Roland Garros. Berrettini, 25, underwent minor surgery on his right hand last week. Therefore, the Italian withdrew from the Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome tournaments on clay. He reached the final in Madrid last year.

“It was a difficult decision to opt out of these tournaments, especially those that were held in Rome,” Berrettini wrote on Instagram. “It is the right decision, however, to ensure that I can fight for the awards at the highest level for many years to come. On the advice of the doctors, I have decided not to put any pressure on my recovery process.”

Berrettini reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year, losing to Rafael Nadal. The Italian reached the quarter-finals of Roland Garros and the Wimbledon final last season. Both times he lost to Novak Djokovic. The Grand Slam tournament on clay begins in Paris on May 22nd.

Captain Janssen will also play football at FC Twente next season

10:57 AMFootballer Rinat Janssen will also play for Twente next season. The captain had an expired contract with the Dutch women’s league champion, but the club raised the option to extend. Jansen, 31, is now stuck in Enschede until the summer of 2023.

The striker has been with Twente since 2015. Janssen won three national titles with the club that is now once again at the top of the women’s Eredivisie. The captain was named the best player in the competition last year.

The 51-time international (four goals) was part of the Orange selection who won the European Championship in his country in 2017 and reached the World Cup Final two years later. Janssen is now missing from national coach Mark Parsons’s selection for the World Cup qualifier match against Cyprus and the friendly match against South Africa.

Two more defeats for men at the World Cup in Las Vegas

09:42 AM: Dutch curlers don’t have much to contribute to the World Cup in Las Vegas. The skip team Wouter Gösgens now stands at seven defeats to one victory. The Orange team also lost their last two matches. The US was very strong 8-3 and the Czech Republic won 11-5. The Dutch national team shares last place with Denmark after eight rounds.

Thirteen countries participate in the World Cup. The two highest-ranked teams from the group stage advance directly to the semi-finals. Numbers 3 to 6 will be played in a qualifying match for the other two places in the semi-finals.

Reels participate in the World Cup for the fifth time. In the previous four editions, with Jaap van Dorp overtaking, the Dutch finished 11th (in 2017), 10th (in 2018 and 2019) and 12th (in 2021).

Durant guides the net in Derby City after the Knicks

08:56 AM: Kevin Durant was the star basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets, beating his city rival, the New York Knicks 110-98 in the NBA. Durant scored 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his team, which succeeded in making up for a 21-point delay. Kyrie Irving added 24 points to the Nets’ score, who are not yet sure of their place in the playoffs and will come out first in the playoffs.

Vedette Durant wasn’t happy playing nets. “It’s so risky, I hate being that team that has to fight back in the game,” Durant said. “But this situation can come and for us it is about continuing to support each other regardless of the outcome. We had the good spirit in the second half.”

Brewer is convincing for the third round of Houston

07:32 AM: Dutch tennis player Gijs Brouwer easily won his second match on the ATP Tour. He defeated American JJ Wolf in Houston by two sets and gave his opponent two matches: 6-1, 6-1. In his first-ever match on the ATP Tour, the 26-year-old, Texas-born Brewer beat the highly regarded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

Brouwer comes from qualifications. He is number 361 in the world and therefore the lowest ranked player and is still in Houston. He will meet American Riley Opelka, ranked 18th in the world, in the third round.

Brouwer is normally active mainly in the Competitor and Futures tournaments, the lowest category of international tennis. In the summer of 2020, he became the champion of the Netherlands.

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