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Alcaraz once again reached the final in Umag
11:02 PM: In the Umag dirt tournament, Carlos Alcaraz and Janek Sener will face each other in the final on Sunday. Top seed Alcaraz, who won his first ATP title in the Croatian city last year, beat Italy’s Giulio Zibieri in the semi-finals: 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. Italian second seed Sener 6-1 6-3 was too strong for compatriot Franco Agamenone, who also reached the main tournament through qualifying.
Sinner (20) is 10th in the world ranking. The Italian won four ATP titles last year, but is still waiting for his first award this season.
Alcaraz, ranked 5 in the world, has won four titles this year (Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona and Madrid). The 19-year-old Spaniard also reached the final in Hamburg last week, but lost there to Italian Lorenzo Mussetti.
Danny Puig is still goalless with KV Mechelen
9.38 pm: Coach Danny Puig also lost his second league game with KV Mechelen. Buijs, who came from FC Groningen, lost with his team at KV Oostende (2-1). Last week, Mechelen opened the season with a 2-0 home defeat to Royal Antwerp coach Mark van Bommel.
Ghanaian David Atanga scored two goals in the first half for Ostend, who had the number 12 last season, in the regular competition. Mechelen, who finished seventh, did not surpass Thibaut Pierre’s second-half goal, despite Ostend Alessandro Albanese’s red card shortly after the break.
Dutch BMX riders at the World Championships in Nantes: Elimination of Schipper and van der Burg, Caiman and his Smulders sisters
9.22 pm: Most of the Dutch BMX racers have made it through the preliminary rounds at the World Championships in Nantes, France. Defending champion and Olympic champion Nick Keeman finished second in his class, and Mitchell Schutmann finished fourth. Olympic bronze medalist Meryl Smulders in Tokyo and her sister Laura were first and third, respectively. Like Manon Finstra, they also made it to the quarter-finals.
Those are on the show on Sunday, just like the semi-finals and final. Judy Bow, seeded No. 2 last year, couldn’t have been there because of a broken thumb. Jay Schippers and Dave van der Burgh are stranded in the sweltering heat.
Dutch softball players reclaim European title
8.25 pm: Dutch softball players won the European title in Spain. The orange was too strong for Great Britain in the European Championship final by no less than 7-0. Two days ago, the softball players lost 5-0 to the British Ladies in the group stage.
Orange made the difference in the third game, scoring three runs. After that, the team moved further and further away from Great Britain. Brett Funk won by two points at Suffol Municipal Stadium Antonio Hervas in Sant Puy de Llobregat, near Barcelona. Bomber Eva Furtmann stayed on the Dutch hill for all seven rounds and only gave up on the Basheet.
Dutch softball players became European champions for the eleventh time. The previous title dates back to 2017. After that, the orange lost the final to Italy twice. The Italian woman had to be satisfied with the bronze medal in Barcelona.
Formula 3 driver E.D. Vries in London
7:23 PM: Nick de Vries has reached the podium in the London e-Prix. The 27-year-old Dutchman finished third in the first two Formula E races this weekend in the English capital, behind Britain’s Jake Dennis and Stoffel Vandoorne of Belgium. Vandoorne, De Vries team-mate at Mercedes, leads the World Cup standings.
As rivals Jean-Eric Vergne and Eduardo Mortara finished 13th and 19th respectively in London, Vandoorne consolidated his lead. De Vries is 75 points behind his seventh teammate. Citizen Robin Frijns (Envision) remains sixth in the standings after finishing 16th in London.
Another race in London will follow on Sunday 14th out of 16 in the championship. The last two races will be held in South Korea within two weeks.
Two main places for Van Dijk and Aki in the Charity Shield match
6 pm: Virgil van Dijk and Nathan Ake will face each other from 6pm in Leicester in the Battle of the Community Shield, the English Super Cup. As usual, Orange captain Van Dijk is a fixture at Liverpool, who won the FA Cup and League Cup last season. Aki, who is also part of the Dutch national team, could start with league champions Manchester City from coach Pep Guardiola.
In Liverpool, who lost the Champions League final, Spaniard Adrian replaced injured Alisson Becker under the crossbar. Up front, coach Jurgen Klopp chose Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. The origin of Darwin Nunez begins on the bench.
City’s best signing, Erling Haaland, will start. The Norwegian striker, who came from Borussia Dortmund, is making his first official match for the England champion. Manchester City took a one-point lead over Liverpool in the Premier League last season.
2nd place on the podium Visser in the W Series at Hungaroring
5:28 PM: Betsky Visser takes second on the podium this season in the W Series, the women’s racing category. The 27-year-old driver from near Sneek finished third at Hungaroring in Hungary, behind British women’s Alice Powell and Jimmy Chadwick.
Visser had already finished third in the opening race in Miami at the start of this season. The Netherlands qualified in second place in Hungary behind Powell, who booked her first win this year from first place. Chadwick, who won all of the first six races, started from fifth. The 24-year-old Briton climbed to second in the race, but was unable to pass Powell.
Chadwick became the first W Series champion in 2019 and expanded her title last year. Wesser finished second in the championship in 2019; Last year it was eight. Chadwick is heading to her third world title with 143 points. Powell is second in the standings with 68 points, while Visser occupies the same number of points in third, and the season includes four more races, two of which will be held at the end of October in Mexico City.
Kanwest Wegmann finished seventh in the World Cup Final
1.30 pm: Martina Wegman finished seventh in the K1 final at the World Championships slalom slalom in Augsburg, Germany. The gold went to German Ricarda Funk (30).
The 33-year-old Wigmann qualified ninth for the final battle in Augsburg on Saturday morning. Lena Teunissen clocked the 20th time and was not allowed to go out in the final. Wegmann also finished seventh at the Tokyo Olympics last year.
2nd Place Terpstra in the American Snowshoe
10:15 am: Mountain biker Anne Terpstra finished second in the short race at the Snowshoe World Cup in America. The 31-year-old Terpstra had to tolerate only American Gwendalyn Gibson in the United States. Gibson was 2 seconds faster.
Terpstra is in second place in the ranking. The lead is in the hands of Australian Rebecca McConnell, who finished 18th in the short race.
David Nordman finished 27th in the men’s race.
Broxby beats six-time champion Isner in Atlanta
08.44 am: American tennis player John Isner will not be competing this weekend for his seventh ATP title in Atlanta in nine years. The 37-year-old Isner lost in the quarter-finals 3-6 6-1 6-4 to compatriot Jenson Broxby, ranked 43 in the world.
Isner, ranked 25th in the world, took the title in Atlanta last year and was the best there in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. He also reached the final in 2016. He then lost to Nick Kyrgios, who pulled out at the last minute this year.
Broxby, 21, who has yet to win the title, will compete in the fourth round against fellow countryman Francis Tiafoe. This 6-4, 6-2 was too strong for Brandon Nakashima, who reached the final fight last year. The other semi-final match will be between Australia’s Alex de Minaur and Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.
The US hard court season begins in Atlanta. The US Open, the last major tournament of the year, begins in New York on Monday, August 29.
Liverpool without Oxlade-Chamberlain at the start of the new season
08.33 am: Liverpool will not have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the start of the new season. The 28-year-old midfielder sustained a hamstring injury in pre-season during the exhibition match against Crystal Palace on July 15.
“It’s about the hamstrings and we all hate that word. A hamstring injury happens sometimes and now it’s the bull’s turn,” said coach Jurgen Klopp, who did not say how long the midfielder would be out of circulation. The operation is not necessary.
Liverpool opens the season on Saturday with the Charity Shield match. Then Manchester City is the opponent. Fulham will be the opponent in the Premier League next weekend.
Oxlade Chamberlain came from Arsenal five years ago.
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