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Ice hockey players finish the World Cup finals by beating hosts Croatia
22:20: Dutch ice hockey players finished the World Cup Final in Division 2A with a clear victory over host country Croatia. National coach Doug Mason’s team won 6-2 in Zagreb.
Because of these points, Orange took second place in the ranking. Unbeaten China was crowned the fourth world champion. The Dutch national team had previously defeated Spain (5-3) and Israel (7-0) in the World Cup, but lost to China (1-5).
The Dutch results came with Raymond van der Schuet, Danny Stimfer (2x), Nick Verschoren, Jordi Verkel and Mike Collard.
De Bruyne avoids winning the 22nd title for Jaspers with three shock absorbers
18:51: Billiards player Jan Paul de Bruyne won the Dutch title in three rounds for the third time in his career. In a thrilling final at the Dutch Masters in Berlecom, world champion Dick Jaspers was prevented from becoming Dutch champion for the 22nd time. De Bruyne won 4-3 in sets.
The 56-year-old Jaspers started the tournament as the favorite, but Brabandar had to work hard to reach the final. He beat Raymond Burgmann 4-2 in the quarter-finals and had some difficulty in the semi-finals to beat Barry Van Beers 4-3. In the final he met his friend and counterpart De Bruyne from New Zealand, who played aggressively throughout the tournament and knocked out Jeffrey Jurissen 4-2 in the semi-finals.
De Bruyne led 2-0 in the final and forced Jaspers to fight from behind. The five-time world champion scored 3-3, but after De Bruyne scored a seven-star streak in the decisive seventh set, Jaspers was defeated.
De Bruyne later told Ziggo Sport: “I’m very happy with this win, because you’re never done with the bullshit.” “I saw him finish a game with ten points in a row, but luckily he was late this time. I respect him a lot,” said De Bruyne, who spent two years in South Korea. He trained as a pool player. As a Dutch champion, he can go to the World Cup in that country by the end of the year.
Van Dijk retained the silver medal in the fifth final of the European Judo Championships
16:48: Judoka Sanne van Dijke failed to win her fifth European Championship final. The 26-year-old Dutchman bowed in the final of the 70 kg category at the European Championships in the Bulgarian capital Sofia in favor of Frenchwoman Marie-Yves Gaye.
Van Dijk was the defending champion. He won the gold medal in the previous European Championships in Lisbon. He also won the title in Warsaw in 2017. This was his third silver medal. In the final she quickly fell to Gay and in the rest of the match she was unable to come back.
Hilda Geiger lost bronze to Anka Bojasnik of Slovenia in the same weight class.
Fourth place in a Formula E race in the streets of Monaco
16:16: Robin Frijns finished fourth in the Munich e-Prix with his electric sports car. Team Limburger ran the entire Formula E race on the famous street circuit for a podium place and earned an extra World Cup point for setting the fastest lap, but the Envision Racing driver stumbled behind Frenchman Jean in the final laps. Vergne who finished third.
The victory in the sixth round of the championship went to Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes), who started from fourth place. New Zealander Mitch Evans (Jaguar) finished second. Vandoorne took the lead in the title fight from Vergne.
World reigning champion Nick de Vries (Mercedes) was unable to participate in the driving battle. De Fries finished 10th.
Pole of Italy’s Bagnaia in MotoGP Spain
15:47: Italian motorcyclist Francesco Bagnaia will start from pole position on Sunday at the Spanish MotoGP Grand Prix. The Ducati rider set the fastest qualifying lap at Jerez. Record 1.36.170.
Frenchman Fabio Quartaro set his second best time in his Yamaha and will also start from the front row. Quartararo is the world champion who won last weekend the Portuguese Grand Prix. Spain’s Alex Rins (Suzuki) leads the championship. However, Rins qualified poorly and started the race from 14th.
Bronze medal for the women’s team at the European Squash Championships in Eindhoven
15:30: The Dutch women’s team won a bronze medal at the European Squash Championships held in their country. National coach Milo van der Heyden’s team won the battle for third place in France in Eindhoven.
Van der Heyden won the first match with Colin Omard in three matches: 13-11, 11-8, 11-6. Then Tessa Terre Slice Orange led 2-0 by defeating Inora Villard in five games: 11-6, 10-12, 6-11, 11-9 and 11-9. With these two victories, the bronze medal was a reality.
On Friday, the Dutch national team lost in the semi-final against England’s favorite teams, who won forty copies of 42 previous editions of the European Team Championship.
Golfer Besling takes part in the summit in Catalonia after a good run
13:13: Golfer Will Besling plays in Catalonia, Spain after a good run. The Dutchman scored -3 in the third round and is currently in the early 1900s.
The 36-year-old Besling flew four flies during his third run and only had to score one roadster. He hit the ghost on hole 9, which was three shots higher than the field average on Thursday.
Darius Van Drel and Lars Van Miguel are still making their rounds. Daan Huizing and Joost Luiten did not survive the cut and will not be in Catalonia this weekend.
Axelsen plays his favorite role in the European Badminton Championships
13:13: Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen played his favorite role at the European Championships in Madrid. Sid Axelsen defeated fellow countryman Anders Antonsen in the final 21-17, 21-15. The match lasted 43 minutes. Axelsen is number 1 in the world, Antonsen is third in the world ranking.
In the semifinals, Axelsen was too strong for Israel’s Misha Zilberman, who knocked out Mark Kalgo in the third round.
Defending champion Van Dijk in the final battle of the European Judo Championship
12:58Judoka Sanne van Dijke’s team secured a place in the 70kg class final at the European Judo Championships in Sofia. The current European champion was too strong for Austrian Michaela Poliris in the round of 16 at Ebon. The match lasted just over two minutes.
Van Dijk (26) could face compatriot Hilda Jäger later in the day in the final, which will take on France’s Marie-Yves Jahi in the semi-finals.
Portugal’s Almeida leads the UAE national team in the Giro
11:26: Portugal’s Joao Almeida will start the Giro d’Italia (6-29 May) as captain of the UAE national team. The cycling team announced the selection of eight riders on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Almeida finished fourth in the Giro in 2020 and sixth last year, both times on behalf of the Dekoninc-Quick Step. The Portuguese has been racing with the UAE national team this year, and last month gave the team its first success by winning a stage in the Catalonia Grand Prix.
“The preparations went well,” Almeida said. “Since the last race, I’ve been training at high altitude in the Sierra Nevada with some of my teammates and we’ve put together an excellent team.”
Almeida receives her companions Rui Costa and Ruy Oliveira. Four riders who have already won a stage of the Giro will start with Italians David Formolo, Diego Ulissi, Colombian Fernando Gaviria and Argentina’s Maximiliano Ricci. Italian Alessandro Covey completes the team.
Judoka de Wit lost her first match in the European Championships, ranking 230th in the world
10:29: For judoka Frank de Witt, the European Judo Championship ended after just one match. Number 7 in the world lost in the category of up to 81 kilograms in the category of gold, the stretch, from the Italian Giacomo Gamba, number 230 in the world.
Le Gamba de Witt threw to his side after a minute and a half in the golden score, which marked the end of the match immediately.
In the women’s category, young Joan van Licht lost in the first round to Romanian Florentina Ivanescu in the weight category up to 63 kg. In the same category, Jacques van den Berg won his first match against Ukrainian Anastasia Antipina. In the weight category up to 70 kg, European champion Sunny van Dijk won her first match against Belgium’s Gabriella Willems. Hilda Jagger of Serbia defeated Jovana Boncic in her first match in that category.
The European Judo Championship continues until Sunday.
McNulty arrives at the Tour de Romande due to respiratory problems
10:10: American cyclist Brandon McNulty has retired from the Tour de Romande. The 24-year-old driver confirmed that he was unwell and had difficulty breathing.
McNulty finished eighth in the overall standings after three stages, 25 seconds behind Australian Jumbo-Visma team leader Rohan Dennis. McNulty has already been the best three times this season, including in the fifth stage of Paris-Nice.
On Saturday, riders will complete the Queen stage of the Tour de Romande. They have five Class I and one Class II on the Swiss roads for the final climb to the Val d’Anniviers ski area.
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