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Tennis: Rod and Shapovalov in the Geneva Final
8.27 pm: The final match of the Geneva Championships will be held on Saturday between tennis players Casper Rudd and Denis Shapovalov.
Third seed Nour Rudd won two sets over Spaniard Pablo Andogar, 6-3 6-2. Second-placed Shapovalov was too strong for Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas in two groups. The Canadian won 6-4 7-5.
The final of the WTA Championships in Parma will be held between American Cori Goff and Chinese Wang Qiang. Third seed Gove won three sets over Czech Katerina Senyakova, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2. The sixth seed beat American Sloane Stephens in sets 6-2 and 7-6 (3).
Blasphemy: The Dutch are still allowed to start in Lucerne after negative polymerase chain reaction tests
5.12 m: However, the four quad rowers without and the Netherlands will participate in the World Cup in Lucerne this weekend, having previously been removed from the starting list. Boats are excluded because the rowers have medical complaints.
After all PCR tests were negative on Friday, the organization decided the boats could still participate. The four men will start without them on Saturday in the rematch and the Netherlands’ eighth team will face the final against Great Britain and Germany on Sunday.
The rowers, all four without and four and four men, qualified for the final on Sunday. The men’s two-row rowing boats, with Steve Bruinink and Melvin Tuiler, crossed the finish first first and will tour the semifinals on Saturday.
For Olympic teams, the Second World Cup is a preparatory event for the Olympic Games. The rowing race in Lucerne is no longer a benchmark moment for selection or qualification.
Cycling: Corsina won the second round, Rund van Burgos
4.24 pm: Anastasia Corsina won the second stage of the Burgos Tour. Russian Alé BTC Ljubljana remained more than a minute ahead of peloton in the stage race in Spain. Britain’s Alice Barnes won the Peloton race, ahead of Dane’s Amelie Dideriksen.
For Corsina, this is her first WorldTour win. She was the only one left of a pioneering group of Three Musketeers, which initially included American Heidi Franz and Anthry Cristoforo of Cyprus.
And Swiss Elise Chappe takes over the shirt from Australian Grace Brown. Demi Fullering takes fifth place with a time of 5 seconds. The Burgos Tour, in which many world champions such as world champion Anna van der Bregen and Animik van Floten participate, will continue until Sunday. There must be a win in the final of the third and fourth stage.
Cycling: Andre Gribel won the Rota del Sol
3.58 pm: Cyclist Andre Gribel won the fourth stage in Rota del Sol, Spain. After 182.9 kilometers on Cúllar Vega, Israel’s Start-Up Nation jockey was the fastest in sprints ahead of Colombian Alvaro Jose Hodig and Dean Mads Pedersen.
For Greipel, that is a second stage win in a week. He won the Trofeo Alcudia Prize in Majorca, Spain, on Sunday. The 38-year-old German started the sprint early and the competitors were no longer close to him.
The leader’s shirt at Ruta del Sol remained in the hands of Miguel Angel Lopez. Colombian Movistar is 20 seconds ahead of Jumbo Visma Antoine Tolhoek. The race ends on the Spanish stage on Saturday with a journey of more than 107 km from Fira to Pulby.
Football: Leicester City defender Morgan retires from football
12.39 pm: Leicester City defender Wes Morgan is ending his football career after this season. Leicester also bid farewell to midfielder Matte James (29) and defender Christian Fox (35), who has also served the club for years.
The 37-year-old, who has played more than 750 games in total, was the captain of the team that surprisingly won the English National Championship in 2016. He played for more than nine years with Leicester, who recently won the FA Cup.
Leicester are fifth in the Premier League and are due to play at home against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The opponents Liverpool, who have the same number of points but with a better goal difference, are playing at home against Crystal Palace. The top four teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Tennis: Halep joins Roland Garros
11.25 am: Simona Halep has signed with Roland Garros due to a calf injury, which will start in nine days. The 29-year-old Romanian star, ranked No. 3 in the world, won the championship in Paris in 2018.
“With the pain in my heart, I withdrew from Roland Garros,” Halep wrote in a statement. “Unfortunately, the cleft in my left leg is taking longer to heal and there is not enough time. To withdraw from a major tournament goes against all my aspirations as an athlete, but that is the only decision I can make.
Halep won two Grand Slam titles. In 2019 she won Wimbledon.
Football: Colombia reorganizes the South American Cup
9.48 am: The Copa America will not be played in Colombia next month. The South American Football Association, CONMEBOL, decided to transfer the matches to be played in the country. Colombia will organize the final tournament with Argentina.
“CONMEBOL confirms that the 2021 American Cup will continue and will continue one of these days regarding the location of the matches that will be held in Colombia,” the federation said in a statement.
Colombia has been unstable for some time now. National anti-government protests, which began in late April, have claimed at least 15 lives in Colombia. Colombia submitted a request to CONMEBOL to move the tournament to the end of the year, but this request was rejected. Earlier this week, the Argentines offered to stage the tournament themselves.
The tournament was to be held in two countries for the first time in its 105-year history. Initially, fifteen matches were planned in Colombia, including the final in Barranquilla.
The South American soccer tournament begins in mid-June and lasts for a month. The opening match is on June 13th in Buenos Aires, the final battle on July 11th. The tournament includes ten participants divided into two groups. Brazil won the last edition.
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