Darts, WM: Gabriel Clemens and debutant Florian Hempel missed the last 16 at the Darts World Cup in London. While Hempel lost 4-1 to Australian Raymond Smith six days after his sensational victory against world number five Dimitri van den Bergh (Belgium), Clemens lost 4-0 to Welsh Jonny Clayton. There is no longer a German at the Alexandra Palace. “I failed because of myself. The chances were there. I know what I can play,” said Hempel after his defeat in an interview with Sport1: “What I showed today is not even close to what I want to show. “
Defending champion and top favorite Gerwyn Price meanwhile only avoided the early exit with a lot of effort. The world number one from Wales won his third round match against the Belgian Kim Huybrechts 4: 3 and barely missed a defeat. In the round of 16, Price faces Dirk van Duijvenbode from the Netherlands. Clemens was only able to win four legs against Clayton, who, as number eight in the world, belongs to the extended circle of title contenders in London. The 38-year-old celebrated a historic victory over Peter Wright last year and was the first German to reach the last sixteen.
Winter sports, Ski alpin: The US ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin has tested positive for the corona virus. The 26-year-old announced this on Monday via social networks. She is fine, wrote Shiffrin. But she is in domestic isolation and will miss the upcoming World Cup races in Lienz, Austria. She wishes her teammates the best of luck for the giant slalom on Tuesday and the slalom on Wednesday. Shiffrin recently celebrated her 72nd World Cup victory in Courchevel, France. In the overall World Cup, the three-time winner of the large crystal ball is currently again at the top with 750 points.
NFL, Detroit Lions: Just a week after his record, professional football player Amon-Ra St. Brown (22) has added. The German-American scored a touchdown at 16:20 with his Detroit Lions at the Atlanta Falcons, just like seven days ago, increasing his record to three. Never before had a German made it into the end zone more than once in the NFL. With his touchdown, the wide receiver marked the interim 10: 7 for the Lions in the second quarter, who can no longer reach the play-offs. He caught a total of 91 yards over the course of the game, making it a career record. The rookie had his second touchdown at 30:12 against the Arizona Cardinals.
The German kicker Dominik Eberle meanwhile helped the Houston Texans to their fourth win of the season on their debut. The 25-year-old from Nuremberg, who was only signed on Thursday, scored two field goals and five extra points in a 41:29 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Quarterback Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers made first place in the NFC South perfect. Thanks to the 32: 6 victory at the Carolina Panthers, the return to the play-offs is certain. The German professional Jakob Johnson, however, lost again with the New England Patriots. A week after the end of the winning streak of seven games, coach Bill Belichick’s team lost to the Buffalo Bills 21:33 and suffered a setback against a direct competitor in the battle for first place in the AFC East.
Handball, IN: According to Fabian Wiede, the cancellation of his participation in the European handball championship was “not easy”. The 27-year-old from den Füchsen Berlin justified in an interview of Daily mirror (Monday) but also his decision and resisted criticism. There are family reasons, emphasized Wiede. That he became a father that year was also a factor.
“Everyone who has a child knows that there are phases in life that are more important or that are not that easy. Especially when you are constantly on the move,” explained Wiede. But he also emphasized: “The reasons themselves were different.” Wiede also countered the criticism from ex-national coach Heiner Brand, who had questioned the players’ attitudes after several rejections: “He can think what he wants from me. He doesn’t know the background and so I don’t care.” It is also not that he does not appreciate the nomination.
Wiede was very critical of better joint planning by the league and association. He stressed that he was not very optimistic that this would still happen in his time. “When you look at how willing the league was recently to compromise, there seems to be a problem with a few construction sites. That was very cheeky and showed how little understanding there is for the players. This approach, in which the players on the field being burned is dangerous. “