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Russian tennis star stranded in first round in Lausanne
4:15 pm Tennis star Arantexa Ross stranded in the first round of the clay court tournament in Lausanne.
The Dutch sixth seed lost in three sets to 19-year-old Russian Kamila Rakimova. The match ended after more than 3 hours: 7-6 (6) 5-7 7-5.
Rakhimova is number 132 in the world ranking. Ross (30) ranked 85th in the world ranking.
AZ tied in the last minute against KRC Genk in Belgium
2:58 pm AZ narrowly escaped first defeat in pre-season training. Thijs Oosting took the equalizer shortly before the game with KRC Genk, coach John van den Brom’s (formerly AZ) team, 1-1.
Cyriel Dessers scored on behalf of the home team. Former NAC Breda, FC Utrecht and Heracles Almelo took advantage of goalkeeper Hobby Verhulst’s hesitation in the 78th minute: 1-0. Arizona’s defeat seemed inevitable, but Osting fired in the last minute.
AZ was missing for various reasons, among them Marco Bizot, Calvin Stengs, Myron Boadu, Owen Wijndal and Teun Koopmeiners. Vangelis Pavlidis (formerly Willem II) captured his first minutes at Alkmaar club in Genk.
Perry to miss the start of the competition at Twente due to a back injury
2:09 pm: FC Twente will have to dispense with Kick Berry at the start of the new competition. The 20-year-old defender has a back injury. According to Enschede, the Ajax mercenary is currently following an individual training programme. “It will not be deployable in the coming period,” Twente said, without providing further details.
Perry played 24 matches in the Eredivisie last season on behalf of Twente. For the next season, Ajax leased him to the Tukkers again. Berry still has a three-year contract with the Amsterdam club.
Croatia coach Lackner 3×3 basketball players
12:48 PM: Lucky Lackner will work for the Dutch Basketball Association as the national coach for the 3×3 basketball players. He is the successor to Hakim Salem who left the association last month and continues as the club’s coach in Switzerland. The Croatian-born has lived and worked in the Netherlands for years.
In 2005, Lackner became the head coach of the women’s Lions team from Landsmere in the Eredivisie and won eighteen awards with this club, including five national titles. As a national coach, he led the Netherlands Women’s Under-20 team to a bronze medal in the European Championship in the First Division in 2018. He resigned as coach of the Apollo Amsterdam men’s team at the beginning of this year.
Lackner will take the Orange Lions under his wing until the 3×3 European Basketball Championships in Paris in September.
Unlike men, Dutch 3×3 basketball players did not qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Luten battles fatigue in the run-up to the British Open
10.40 am: Just Lutton will start his eighth British Open on Thursday in good spirits. A brief test ride at the Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich went as planned. He played eleven holes on the “Extremely Hard Track” on the English East Coast and had no physical problems.
“My swing felt good and fortunately my back didn’t hurt,” Luten said. “I noticed my body is tired, I feel all kinds of little aches. These aches and pains are part of the major sport, I used to, but now it’s more than usual.”
Luiten urgently returned from Tenerife in the first weekend of May due to severe abdominal pain, where he participated in a tournament. No surgery was necessary after his second diagnosis in the Netherlands and more than three weeks later he was able to return on the European tour. With varying degrees of success, the 35-year-old Bleiswijker has played a number of tournaments towards The Open in England.
Luiten: “When I started having problems with my intestines in Tenerife and had to go back to Holland, I lay for two weeks, I couldn’t and was not allowed to do anything. When I became pain-free again, I started training hard to be fit fast again. Looking back, I may have done a lot too soon and my body is now reacting to it. But during my training run here at Sandwich I had absolutely no problems and was able to swing freely and I’m really looking forward to playing a major role again this week” .
Luiten made his major debut ten years ago and that was also the British Open in a sandwich. He finished 63rd at the time. His best result in seven entries was No. 32 in 2019. “The weather forecast for the next few days looks good with a lot of sunshine, so the track is going to get more difficult. If there’s a little wind, the scores won’t drop.”
Rashford left for three months after shoulder surgery
8.36 am: Manchester United can’t have Marcus Rashford at the start of the new season. The BBC reported that the 23-year-old striker undergoes surgery on his shoulder and is then sidelined for three months.
Rashford did indeed suffer a shoulder injury in the final stage of last season, but has postponed surgery until after the European Championship. England reached the final of that tournament, losing to Italy on penalties. Rashford was one of the English players who missed a penalty.
Qatar starts the Gold Cup with a draw with Panama
7.44 am: Qatar failed to win the first match in the Gold Cup. The three-time Asian champion lost a lead in Houston to Panama, 3-3. All goals came after the end of the first half. Rolando Blackburn scored two goals for Panama.
Qatar will compete in the Gold Cup, the championship of teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, in preparation for the World Championships next year. Qatar organizes this tournament.
In the same group, Honduras beat Grenada 4-0. Jerry Bengtson scored before the end of the first half. After the break, Edwin Solano, Johnny Leveron, and Rommel Quito all did.
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