From "A" like American football over "F" like football to "Z" like decathlon: the world of sport is diverse. Every day, somewhere on the globe, more or less significant events take place which, due to the dominance of fewer sports, are quickly drowned out and receive no real attention.
+++ June 12: Motorcycle pilot Dennis Lippert dies after a serious crash +++
Motorsport in Germany mourns Dennis Lippert. The 23-year-old racer succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday at a hospital. The Yamaha driver crashed on Saturday at the Supersport series race in the Arena Oschersleben (Saxony-Anhalt). As the organizer of the International German Motorcycle Championship announced, another pilot overrun him in the area of the head. After Lippert eyewitnesses was still reanimated on the track, he came with a rescue helicopter in the University of Magdeburg. In a Facebook post his brother Christian confirmed on Tuesday evening the death of his brother. "R.I.P. Brother, I miss you," he wrote under a picture of the 23-year-old. Born in Brunnthal near Munich, Lippert entered the International German Championship (IDM) Supersport in 2018 as a whiz kid, and was considered a talented and hopeful driver.
+++ June 12: Stadium clock of the HSV is reduced +++
Now it has finally become obsolete. The famous stadium clock in the Hamburg Volkspark will be dismantled. Already at the end of last season, they decided to dismantle the oversized memory of 54 years of the first Bundesliga. "We want to align ourselves with the future, but the constant look in the rearview mirror does not help," said HSV CEO of "Bild". After the descent of the self-proclaimed Dinos of the Bundesliga in May 2018 sealed and the clock after exactly 54 years, 261 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 2 seconds had stopped, they had initially changed to the period after the founding of the club on 29 September 1887 , Still, many of the clock still remembered the past in the House of Lords. After the missed resurgence, the chronograph finally disappears from the stadium. On July 8, after a concert by US singer Pink, he is to be solved by craftsmen from the bleachers.
+++ June 11: Marozsán has to fit against Spain +++
The German football women must in the second, and possibly pre-decisive World Cup match against Spain (Wednesday, 18 clock, ZDF), waive midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsán. "She will definitely not play," said co-coach Britta Carlsen on Tuesday morning on the ARD. The 27-year-old, who is under contract with Champions League winner Olympique Lyon, conceded some fouls in the opening minutes against the overhasty Chinese women. After the game, the playmaker's right foot was badly swollen.
+++ June 9: Final victory in Paris: Twelfth French Open title for Nadal +++
Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the twelfth time and secured a Grand Slam record. The 33-year-old professional tennis player from Spain won the final in Paris in a rematch of last year's final against the Austrian Dominic Thiem in 6: 3, 5: 7, 6: 1, 6: 1. Nadal is the first professional in tennis history to win 12 times in the same Grand Slam tournament. For the ladies, Margaret Court had won the title eleven times in Australia. Thiem missed the second Grand Slam triumph of an Austrian after Thomas Muster at the French Open in 1995 and his first victory in Paris against Nadal.
+++ June 8: Laborious World Cup prelude for DFB women +++
The German women's national football team has started with a laborious work victory in the World Cup in France. The team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg won in front of 15,238 spectators in the Roahzon Park in Rennes their opening match in Group B with 1-0 (0-0) against China. The 19-year-old Guilia Gwinn from SC Freiburg scored after 66 minutes the winning goal for the superior DFB team with a shot from the edge of the box. On Wednesday, the two-time world champion meets in the second round match in Valenciennes on Spain.
+++ June 7: Host France starts with victory in the home World Cup +++
France's women footballers have successfully started in the Football World Cup in their own country. The French won the opening game clearly with 4: 0 (3: 0) against South Korea. In front of 47,000 spectators in the sold-out Parisian Prinzenpark, Eugenie Le Sommer (9th minute) scored the first goal of this World Cup. Wendie Renard's header (35./45.+3) and Amandine Henry (85.) made the deserved success of coach Corinne Diacre's team in Group A perfect.
+++ June 7: Record winner Nadal beats Federer in the semifinals of the French Open +++
Record winner Rafael Nadal has won the semi-final duel with Roger Federer and reached the final of the French Open for the twelfth time. The 33-year-old tennis player from Spain prevailed at the second Grand Slam tournament of the season against the four-year-old Swiss with 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 2. In the battle for his twelfth title in Paris Nadal meets on Sunday at the world rankings first Novak Djokovic from Serbia or in a rematch of the previous year's final on the Austrian Dominic Thiem. Nadal celebrated his 24th victory in the 39th match with Federer.
+++ June 7: City of Dallas wants to rename Olive Street in Nowitzki Way +++
In Dallas, a street is to be named after Dirk Nowitzki, 40. The Nowitzki Way then passes near the Dallas Mavericks venue. In the Mavs, the Würzburg became a sports superstar, finished just a few weeks ago his unique basketball career. "I'm happy for Dirk," said Mark Cuban, head of the Dallas NBA club. Currently, the future Nowitzki Street is still called Olive Street, but the city council of Dallas has yet to agree to the change of name. Nowitzki played for the Texans for 21 years, leading his team to the 2011 NBA title.
+++ June 6: Netherlands in the final of the Nations League – 3: 1 against England +++
The Dutch national football team has reached the final of the Nations League. The team of coach Ronald Koeman won in the second semi-final against England 3-1 (1-1, 1-0) after extra time and thus meets on Sunday in the final on hosts Portugal. Marcus Rashford had brought foul penalty (32nd minute) first England in the lead. But Matthijs de Ligt (73.), an own goal by Kyle Walker (97.) and Quincy Promes (114.) turned the game in favor of the Dutch, who may dream of the first title since the 1988 European Championships.
+++ June 6: Zverev in Paris out: three-set defeat in Djokovic +++
Alexander Zverev said goodbye on Thursday as the last German tennis player from the French Open in Paris. In the quarter-finals, the Hamburg native defeated Serbs Novak Djokovic in three straight sets after a hard-fought first set. The world ranking first comes after the 7: 5, 6: 2 and 6: 2 against Zverev in the semi-final on the Austrian Dominic Thiem. Zverev again missed his first semi-final at a Grand Slam tournament. In the first set it was a match at eye level. For almost an hour, the two high-class baseline duels delivered. At the score of 5: 6 Zverev then beat against the set loss – and gave Djokovic the break with a double error. After that, the German never really got back into the game. After 2:09 hours, Djokovic, ten years his senior, turned his second match point.
+++ 5th June: Portugal thanks to Ronaldo's triple pack in the Nations League Final +++
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has shot European football champions Portugal in the final of the Nations League. The five-time world footballer scored all three goals to 3-1 (1-0) in the semi-final against Switzerland in Porto. Thus Portugal has 15 years after the final defeat at the 2004 European Championships now in the final against England or the Netherlands, the chance of a title in their own country. Ronaldo gave the free-kick a 25th-minute lead before beating the Swiss. After the German referee Felix Brych had decided on penalties for Portugal, he checked by video a contentious scene on the other side and decided on penalty for the guests who met by Ricardo Rodriguez (57.). But Ronaldo promoted Portugal with two more goals (88th and 90th) in the final on Sunday.
+++ 5th June: Infantino confirmed as FIFA boss until 2023 +++
With great applause, the officials from the 211 FIFA member countries have confirmed Gianni Infantino as president of the Football World Federation. The Swiss was re-elected at the FIFA Congress in Paris by acclamation until 2023. Infantino leads FIFA since 2016 as successor to Blatter.
"The organization has gone from a toxic, almost criminal state to a state as it should be, and FIFA is taking care of football," said Infantino in his speech. Shortly before his re-election, Infantino had indeed admitted errors, but on the whole drew an extremely positive conclusion of his first term.
For the first time since 2007, when Joseph Blatter was named FIFA boss for his third term in office, there was no vote, but an election by acclamation. The required changes to the statutes had approved the delegates immediately before the Infantino Freestyle with only three votes against. The German Football Association, which was represented in Paris by its interim spearheads Reinhard Rauball and Rainer Koch and Secretary General Friedrich Curtius, had set itself on Tuesday to a support of the 49-year-olds.
+++ 5th June: Jovic change to Real Madrid perfect +++
The change of the Serbian goalkeeper Luka Jovic of the football Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt to the top Spanish club Real Madrid is perfect. This was announced by the Hessians on Tuesday. Jovic signs a five-year contract with the Royal. The transfer fee should be between 60 and 70 million euros. "Sporting, Luka is a big loss for us, his explosiveness and scoring has spread throughout Europe and we've benefited not only from his goals over the past two years, but we knew there was a financial pain threshold." said Eintracht sports director Fredi Bobic. The striker had scored 27 competitive goals for the Hessen in the past season.
+++ June 3: Zverev reaches quarter finals of the French Open ++++
Alexander Zverev has reached the quarter-finals of the French Open as in the previous year and meets there on Wednesday at the world ranking first-Novak Djokovic. Zverev prevailed in Paris against the number-one Italian Fabio Fognini in 2:55 hours with 3: 6, 6: 2, 6: 2, 7: 6 (7: 5). Thus, the 22-year-old tennis pro from Hamburg posted his best result so far in one of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Djokovic had previously left the Warsteiner Jan-Lennard Struff at 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 2 no chance. In direct comparison between Zverev and Djokovic it is 2: 2. In the finals of the ATP Finals in November in London Zverev had defeated the Serbian superstar with 6: 4 and 6: 3 and celebrated the biggest victory of his career so far.
June 3: Liverpool will probably extend early with Jürgen Klopp
The Liverpool FC wants to extend the contract with coach Jürgen Klopp prematurely. A long-term contract with the football teacher has, according to the British newspaper "Guardian" after winning the Champions League priority for the club owner Fenway Sports Group. The 51-year-old coach currently has a 2022 ongoing contract with the English first division.
Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers in Liverpool in the fall of 2015 and signed a three-year contract. Already in the summer of the following year, the former Mainz and Dortmund coach extended until 2022.
3 June: Beckenbauer reaffirms his desire for Klopp as a Bayern coach
Franz Beckenbauer has praised coach Jürgen Klopp of the newly crowned Champions League winner FC Liverpool in the highest regard and affirmed his wish that this may train in the future Bayern Munich. "I wish nothing more than that one day he comes to Bayern," said the 73-year-old of the "Bild" newspaper (pay content). For me he is one of the world's best coaches. " Klopp had "brought the new football to Germany." Fast switching game, with fast players, to attack the opponent. "This has the tough ball pushing replaced. What he started in Dortmund, he has refined with Liverpool."
Beckenbauer had already expressed the desire in March after leaving Bayern in the round of 16 of the Champions League against Liverpool, Klopp should be Bayern coach. At that time, Klopp had said he was honored, but Liverpool fit in with him and he hopes to stay there for a while longer. He is Liverpool coach since 2015.
Now Beckenbauer told the newspaper, "I think a job in England is going to rob you of your strength, you have even more responsibility as a so-called manager at a Premier League club than a coach in the Bundesliga and through two cup competitions and the bigger one League is the number of games much higher than ours. "
June 2: 500,000 fans prepare Klopp team enthusiastic reception
Liverpool FC and coach Jürgen Klopp were greeted enthusiastically by the estimated half a million people after winning the Champions League. That number tweeted Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson on Sunday night during the city's celebrations. After landing at John Lennon Airport, Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson jointly presented the trophy after disembarking in front of the aircraft. The football professionals and their coach climbed then an open red bus, which was provided in front and on the sides with the words "Champions of Europe". Already on the kilometer-long drive towards the city center tens of thousands of supporters lined the route the day after the 2-0 final victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid. In the center of the port city, hundreds of thousands of fans had been waiting long before the team arrived to celebrate the Champions League winners.
June 2: Neymar defends himself against rape allegations
Brazilian football superstar Neymar has rejected rape allegations. "Anyone who knows me knows my character and my style, and I know that I would never do that," the Paris St Germain striker said in a video posted on Instagram on the night of Sunday. Earlier, Brazilian media had reported, citing the police of the South American country, a Brazilian woman had filed charges against Neymar for rape.
The woman accuses the striker of forcing her to have sex on 15 May in a hotel in Paris, drunk and "using violence". This is clear from the complaint to the police in São Paulo, which had published the news portal UOL and other media in Brazil on Saturday. A spokeswoman for the Brazilian police confirmed to media the ad. "She was refunded on Saturday," she said.
After this ad Neymar is said to have met the woman living in Brazil on Instagram and invited to Paris. That does not deny the footballer. "What happens is a normal relationship between a man and a woman, something that happens between four walls," he said. After the meeting in Paris they had "continued to exchange text messages". Neymar also posted the communication between him and the woman, which took place on social networks between March and mid-May.
Prior to the pro's statement, Neymar's father and manager Neymar Sr. had already rejected the allegations and spoken of a "trap". Even Neymar's spokesman denied the allegations.
June 1: Fan brings down professional cyclist Lopez – he strikes
Colombian professional cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez started a fan on the last mountain stage at the Giro d'Italia. The spectator had run next to the Astana driver on Saturday and had finally brought him down, then Lopez gave the fan some blows. "It's unfortunate what happened, I had my legs to follow the best climbers," said Lopez, who lost 1:41 minutes to day winner Pello Bilbao. After all, the youngster kept his white jersey as the best young professional.
It was not the only strange scene on the penultimate stage. So Primoz Roglic had been pushed in the meantime by two fans. But it did not help, the Slovenian lost the third place to Mikel Landa.
June 1: Spanish footballer Reyes dies in a car crash
Former Spanish footballer Jose Antonio Reyes died in a traffic accident on Saturday. "We could not confirm any worse news: beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes died in a traffic accident, peace and quiet," tweeted his home club Sevilla, with whom Reyes won the Europa League three times in a row.
Reyes, who turned 35, made his professional debut at Seville at the age of 16, the youngest player in the club's history.
According to Spanish media reports, the accident on Saturday on the A-376 motorway from Sevilla to Utrera, his hometown, happened to be.
Reyes moved from Sevilla to the English Premier League in January 2004 to join Arsenal to win the championship and the FA Cup. In 2006, the winger was loaned to Real Madrid for a year and secured the Royal with two goals in the final game against RCD Mallorca (3-1) the 30th league title. Also with Atletico Madrid he won twice the Europa League. Most recently, Reyes played in Extremadura in the second Spanish league.
May 31: DFB praises record premium for world title
If the German women's national football team win the World Cup title at the World Cup in France, each player would receive a DFB premium of 75,000 euros – more than ever before. The performance-based scheme provides that the World Cup triumph will be honored with 65,000 euros, plus a bonus of 10,000 euros for the successful Olympic qualification. This was announced by the German Football Association. By comparison, the men had paid for the World Cup win 2018 in Russia per player 350,000 euros, went after the preliminary round but empty. The quarter-finals would have been rewarded with 75,000 euros, exactly the sum that would get the women now for the title.
May 31: Betting scandal in Spain – two suspects remain in custody
In the alleged manipulation scandal in Spanish football, the competent court has ordered pre-trial detention for two of the six suspects. It was a former Spanish defender of record champions Real Madrid and an ex-professional from Sevilla FC, reported the Spanish television on Friday. The responsible higher regional court of the region Aragon announced on Thursday evening, the bail for their release amount to 100,000 euros. They would be accused of membership in a criminal group, corruption in sport and fraud. Both had refused to testify before the examining magistrate, wrote Spanish media. Four other suspects, however, were released provisionally, including a club president.
May 31: Jogi Löw is in the hospital
Joachim Löw can not look after the German national football team in the two upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia after a sports accident. The national coach has to be treated inpatient, told the DFB on Friday. An artery was squeezed in the accident, informed the association.
According to information from the "image" the coach should have fallen during a fitness workout a dumbbell on the chest. Löw did not take the injury seriously. Only when the circulatory problems occurred, he would have given himself in medical treatment. An operation was not necessary.
Assistant coach Marcus Sorg is scheduled to sit on the bench in Borisov on 8 June against Belarus and three days later in Mainz against Estonia. Previously, the "Bild" newspaper had reported on Löw's circulatory disorders.
"I feel very well again, but I still have to spare a bit in the next four weeks," Löw is quoted in a DFB release. The 59-year-old sees no problems for the double task in the European Championship qualification by his failure. "I am in constant contact with my coaching team and we will be in close contact with each other around the two international matches, Marcus Sorg, Andy Köpke and Oliver Bierhoff have a lot of experience together and together we will bridge this short break well", submitted Löw.
May 29: Dieter Hecking becomes new HSV coach
Dieter Hecking is to lead Hamburger SV back into the Bundesliga. The traditional club announced the commitment of the 54-year-old as a coach. The new hope will be presented on Wednesday in the second division fourth of last season. Hecking succeeds Hannes Wolf, who had to leave the club after seven months because of the missed promotion.
Hecking last spent two and a half years training Borussia Mönchengladbach. Despite finishing fifth and reaching the Europa League, the Bundesliga club decided early on in the second half of the season to part with it at the end of the season.
May 28: Footballers arrested in Spain for possible match-fixing
Spanish football is shaken by a manipulation scandal. In a major operation in Huesca, Madrid, Valladolid, Málaga and A Coruña, the National Police arrested several footballers and ex-footballers from the first and second league for possible match-fixing. They are accused of being members of a criminal organization that has profited from manipulated games in Primera and Segunda División in sports betting, the Spanish newspaper El País reported Tuesday.
All suspects would be accused of corruption and money laundering. Head of the group is said to have been an ex-professional of Real Madrid, as media wrote. Even a club president was among the detainees.
The investigation was recorded last year after the second division match between the SD Huesca and the Catalan club Nàstic. Nàstic had won the game 1-0. At that time, the Spanish League under its chairman Javier Tebas had reported to the police for possible match-fixing, the media reported, citing sources at LaLiga.
May 28: Real boss Pérez does not want to let Captain Ramos move on a free transfer
Real Madrid's president Florentino Pérez does not want to let his defender Sergio Ramos go to China without a transfer. "I told Ramos that it's impossible to let the captain go for free," the 72-year-old said Tuesday in an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero.
Perez confirmed media reports that 33-year-old Ramos received an offer from China and asked the Spanish football club for early release. Ramos got "a very good offer", but the unspecified Chinese club could not pay the transfer fee.
The contract of Ramos at Real is still running until June 30, 2021. According to the media, an exit clause of 800 million euros to be written down. The center-back has been playing for the Royal League for 14 years. There was no reaction from Ramos at first.
+++ May 28: Bavarian President Hoeness confirms: Boateng's manager "seeks clubs"
Bayern President Uli Hoeneß has reiterated his statements on former international Jérôme Boateng and hopes this summer on movement in the transfer market. His manager is looking for clubs, we know that – and we have accepted that, "Hoeneß said after the 1-1 draw by the German champions from Munich at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Hoeneß had suggested to the 30-year-old center-back to leave the club this summer, also because in the coming year, the competition will be even bigger.
"It has been shown that he is not a particularly good substitute," Hoeness judged Boateng, referring evidently especially to the past weeks. He personally has nothing against the world champion of 2014, repeated the President. Boateng's contract in Munich runs until 2021.
+++ May 28: Slomka returns to Hannover 96 as coach
Mirko Slomka returns to Hannover 96 six years after his last engagement as coach. On Tuesday, the club confirmed that the 51-year-old was hired as the new head coach and successor to Thomas Doll. As new sports director, the Lower Saxony presented former national player Jan Schlaudraff. On Tuesday afternoon, the new leadership duo will present its sports concept in a press conference. Slomka was head coach at Hannover 96 from January 2010 to December 2013, leading the club twice in succession to the Europa League.
+++ May 27: Union Berlin prevails in relegation against VfB Stuttgart and rises to +++
The first FC Union Berlin has made the first promotion to the Bundesliga and thus sealed the third descent of VfB Stuttgart. The Berlin sat down on Monday in the relegation by a 0-0 in the second leg against the Swabians, after both clubs had split 2-2 in Stuttgart. Despite long superiority in the atmospheric and thrilling game in the second division, the Bundesliga 16 waited. from Stuttgart in vain on the much-needed away goal and must, as in 2016 and 1975 to the lower house. The supposedly saving 1-0 for the Swabians by a free kick by Dennis Aogo (9th minute) referee Christian Dingert had withdrawn after studying the video images because of an offside position. Thus, the VfB is facing the bitter reconstruction in the second league, interim coach Nico Willig should return to the U19, the Kiel Tim Walter takes over for him.
May 26: Finland surprisingly for the third time Ice Hockey World Champion
Finland are ice hockey world champions for the third time. On Sunday night, the Finns triumphed in the final in Bratislava 3-1 (0-1, 1-0, 2-0) against Canada. The Finns have already won their last title in 2011 in the Slovak capital. Matchwinner this year was captain Marko Anttila from Jokerit Helsinki with two goals (23rd minute / 43rd). In addition, Harri Pesonen hit (56.) The 33-year-old Anttil had already shot Finland on Saturday with his 1-0 winner against the top favorites Russia in the final. Shea Theodore of the Las Vegas Golden Knights (11th) had shot Canada first in the first period.
May 26: Hamilton dominates Monaco GP, Vettel second again
Reigning Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton (GBR) won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. After a thrilling race, the Mercedes driver prevailed against Sebastian Vettel and the Finn Valteri Bottas. Previously, Hamilton had delivered a thrilling duel with Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) over 78 laps. Verstappen then crossed the finish line first as second. A time penalty cost him but later the podium finish. Vettel's Scuderia Ferrari took advantage of a safety car phase after 13 laps – due to a puncture caused by Vettel team-mate Leclerc – to overtake Valteri Bottas. The third place defended the Heppenheimer then to the finish. For Hamilton's Silver Arrows, the triumph on the notorious streetcourse was the sixth victory in the sixth race. Only four go to the account of the 34-year-old, who expanded his championship lead and is now 48 points ahead of Vettel.
May 26: Kerber fails at French Open in round one
With a crushing defeat, Angelique Kerber has already said goodbye to the French Open 2019 in round one. The Kieler clearly defeated the carefree Paris debutante Anastassiya Potapova with 4: 6 and 2: 6. The 18-year-old Russian turned her third match point after only 73 minutes. Previously, the 81st in the world rankings had chased her opponent with forceful ground beats over the converted Court Philippe Chartier. For Kerber, who is still in fifth place in the world rankings, it was at the 13th start in Roland Garros already the fifth Erstrundenpleite.
26th May: avalanche danger slows down Giro d'Italia
Due to the heavy snow masses and the continuing danger of avalanches, those responsible have canceled the climb to the Gavia Pass from the program of the 102th Giro d'Italia. Originally, the drivers were to cross the 2,618 meter high roof of the Italian Tour on Tuesday. But along the route of the queen stage, the snow walls towering meters high after the rain of the last few days – on the descent also threatened Eisglätte. "The meteorologists have also promised us no improvement for the coming days," said Giro Director Mauro Vegni. The stage is now to be shortened by 32 to 194 kilometers – but ends as planned with a mountain arrival on the Montirolo Pass at an altitude of 1,852 meters.