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Poland suspends soccer player Repos for contracting with a Russian club
5:36 pmPolish footballer Maciej Repos is no longer welcome in his country’s football squad at the moment because he recently signed a contract with Russian club Spartak Moscow. So the defender will almost certainly be missing later this year at the World Championships in Qatar.
Rybus played for the Lokomotiv Moscow team for several years, but moved to another club in the capital on a free transfer. And then the national team coach Czeslav Michenewicz announced that he was in the process of excluding the player from the selection. “Given the current situation, I will not invite him to our training camp in September. When it comes to choosing the World Cup, I don’t take it into account either.”
Given the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Federation does not consider it appropriate to play football in Russia at this time.
Valgren to miss Tour de France after plane crash
5PMMichael Walgren cannot compete in the Tour de France. The Dane broke his pelvis on Sunday in a crash on the Duccitane Road. “It was my fault,” the EF Education-EasyPost driver said of his fall. “I wanted to show myself with the aim of the tour. I went over my descent limit.”
Valgren won the Amstel Gold Race in 2018 and took the bronze medal at the World Road Championships last year. He was looking forward to the Tour de France which will debut in his native Denmark on July 1.
Kohlschreiber bid farewell
4.39 pm: Philip Kohlschreiber announced his retirement. The German tennis player is ending his long career at the latest at Wimbledon. The end of his career may already be imminent: Kohlschreiber still has to qualify for the main tournament of the Grand Slam in London.
On Monday, he won his first qualifying round, defeating Frenchman Gregoire Paré in consecutive rounds (6-2 and 6-2). To reach the Wimbledon main draw, Kohlschreiber, who is 230th in the world rankings, must win three matches. Wimbledon kicks off on June 27. “I’m happy to play another match here and maybe qualify for the main tournament,” Kohlschreiber said. “I will try to enjoy every game. Maybe the last breath will last for a very long time, we will see.”
Kohlschreiber won eight titles during his career, including three on clay in Munich and once on grass in Halle. In 2012, he reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. That year he was 16th in the world ranking. “It has been an amazing and wonderful career. It has been a long journey and I have great memories,” he said as he looked forward to his passing.
De Jong stranded in first qualifying round for Wimbledon
3.13 pmJesper de Jong failed to reach the second round of Wimbledon qualifiers. The 22-year-old, ranked 216th in the world, lost in the first round in Roehampton to 34-year-old Ukrainian Elijah Marchenko. The score was 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 for Marchenko, who is 275th in the world rankings.
In the second round of qualifying, Marchenko will face the winner of the match between Jason Jung of Taiwan and Austrian Philip Misulic. To get to the main tournament, three matches must be won.
Later in the day, Gilly Sells and Giggs Brewer will be in court during the first round of Wimbledon qualifiers. Sells starts against Yannick Hanfmann of Germany, and Brewer meets Australian Max Purcell.
Boutique van de Zandschulp, Talon Grekenburg and Tim van Reethoven are already certain to take part in this year’s third Grand Slam. Van de Zandschulp and the Greek track are automatically accepted based on their place in the world rankings. Van Reethoven received a wildcard after winning the Rosmalen Turf Tournament.
The Wimbledon main draw begins on Monday 27 June.
Stuyven three more years at Trek-Segafredo
10:46 am: Jasper Steuven will also ride for the Trek-Segafredo cycling team for the next three years. The 30-year-old Belgian has been with the team since 2012, first with the coaching staff. Earlier, the American team had already extended the contract with Bauke Mollema. The Dutchman is reformed until 2026.
Stuyven racked up victories at the Tour of Spain and the BinckBank Tour to his name. He achieved his biggest success last year by winning the Spring Classic Milan Sanremo. A year ago he had already won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in his home country. Stuyven’s reaction to the contract extension “The fact that I’ve been with this team for so long proves how at home I feel here”. “We’ve already had beautiful moments together and I want to add a few things to that in the years to come.”
According to team manager Luca Guercilena, winning a stage in the Tour de France is one of Stuyven’s main goals. “I’m looking forward to seeing him fight for that next month,” Guerselina said.
Steenbergen and Corbeau into the semi-finals of the World Swimming Championships
10.38 am: Marit Steenbergen and Caspar Corbo reach the semi-finals at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest. Steenbergen did it in the 200-meter freestyle swim, Corbo in the 50-meter breaststroke. The two will return to work on Monday evening. This also applies to Keira Toussaint, who swam in the final in the 100m backstroke.
Steenbergen previously just missed the final in the 200m medley. In the 200 freestyle she was good for the thirteenth time in the series: 1.58.33. The fastest swimmer was China’s Yang Junxuan, with a time of 1.56.58.
Corbo XI qualified for the semi-finals in a time of 27.48. At the School of Fifty, Italian Niccol Martinini set the best time: 26.68.
Van de Zandschulp is now ranked 26th in the world
08.27 AM: Botic van de Zandschulp climbed three places in the world rankings. By reaching the semi-finals at the Queen’s Turf Championships in London, he climbed to 26th place. Van de Zandschulp has never stood this high. He started this year as the 57th in the world.
The Greek Talon track climbed from 61st to 53rd in the ATP rankings. He owed this lead to reach the second round at the Halle Grass Championship. Tim van Rijthoven, winner of Rosmalen over a week ago, rose to the spot without taking any action himself. It is now number 105 in the world.
Thanks to the wildcard, Van Rijthoven can take part in the main tournament at Wimbledon in one week. Judging by their ranking, Van de Zandschulp and Greekpoor have long been certain to take part in this year’s third Grand Slam. At the top of the rankings, nothing has changed. Russian Daniil Medvedev is No. 1 in the world.
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