From “A” like American football over “F” like football to “Z” like decathlon: The star Keeps you updated on important news and results from the (international) sports world in this daily updated ticker: Boxing: Mass Brawl Overshadows Comeback by Tyson Fury June 10th: Former world boxing champion Tyson Fury was out of the ring for exactly 924 days – on Saturday, the 2.06-meter giant in Manchester made his comeback and won after the abandonment of his opponent Sefer Seferi (Albania) after the fourth round. The return of the Wladimir-Klitschko-Bezwingers came in front of 15,000 spectators in the Manchester Arena but a farce. After the task of Seferi corner flew objects in the ring in the night to Sunday, in the audience it had already come in round two to a heavy mass brawl. Sporty mau: Notable scores were in the fight on one hand count, the much lighter and smaller Seferi (39) had hardly sparring partner qualities. “I could have knocked him out after ten seconds,” Fury said after the fight, which taught him one thing above all: Until the hoped-for new World Cup opportunity – possibly in late 2019 – must be the exalted heavyweight, which slimmed down more than 45 kilograms for his comeback , but still brought a whopping 125 kilograms on the scales, still working hard. “The next time it will be better – and the opponent stronger,” promised the 29-year-old Fury. For the past 32 months, he had suffered depression, temporarily lost his boxing license, and faced doping allegations. Fury had surprisingly ended on 28 November 2015 in Dusseldorf the regency of Wladimir Klitschko by a points victory. NBA: Golden State Warriors defend title June 9: Thanks to a strong 108-85 victory, the Golden State Warriors have impressively defended their title in the NBA. In the final series, the star ensemble led by Kevin Durant, superstar Stephen Curry and Co. against the Cleveland Cavaliers even a 4-0, a so-called sweep. For the team from Cleveland, it was the third championship title in the past four years. “Winning the title is incredibly tough, winning it three times in four years is unbelievable,” rejoiced Clay Thompson after the Cleveland basketball gala. But boredom did not crop up with the Warriors pros during the festivities after the game. “I can not get enough of this feeling,” said Curry, who was the outstanding player with 37 points in the fourth match. On the other hand, Cleveland’s superstar LeBron James left his future at the club open. “I have no idea yet, I will do what I have always done: I will sit down with my family and give advice, it is an important part of my career and it will continue to be,” James explained after the game. In addition, the American confirmed to have played the past three encounters against the old and new NBA champion with a broken hand. The injury wounded James after the unfortunate loss in Game One in Oakland, when he struck out of frustration against a blackboard. Ghana resolves after allegations of corruption football association 8th June: The government in Ghana has ordered the dissolution of the national football association in the face of widespread corruption allegations. The police must do everything possible to investigate the allegations as quickly as possible and the To hold accountable accountable, demanded Information Minister Mustapha Abdul -Hamid. The government was shocked by the allegations made public on Wednesday. A prime suspect is Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi, who is also a member of the FIFA Council. “The documentary demonstrates the gross mismanagement of the Ghanaian Football Association, characterized by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery,” the minister said late Thursday evening. Since the allegations were directed against functionaries, team managers and also referees, was the immediate dissolution of the Association has been arranged. “The government will ensure that the necessary reforms are implemented with urgency to clean up the administration of football in this country.” In the documentary, the now detained functionary Nyantakyi is seen as he promises to be able to influence politicians against high payments. Another scene shows him accepting a cash payment of the equivalent of 60,000 euros. Take the allegations very seriously and will take action immediately, said the Ghanaian federation. There will be no attempt at cover-up, according to a statement signed by Secretary-General Isaac Addo. “The association wants to assure that as an institution it does not tolerate any corrupt practices.” Löw: World Cup opener for Özil not in danger June 7: The World Cup opener is not in danger for football player Mesut Özil, according to Joachim Löw. “He got a strike against Austria, his knee got a bit thick and the doctors ordered him to take a break of two or three days,” said the national coach to ARD radio. An assignment at the World Cup dress rehearsal on Friday in Leverkusen against Saudi Arabia was for Özil again possible, “but we do not take the risk.” The playmaker of Arsenal FC is scheduled to return to full training in the coming week. The German team starts on Sunday, June 17, in the World Cup. Opponent is Mexico. According to media report: Ronaldo will surely leave Real
Say goodbye to Real Madrid? According to the Portuguese newspaper “Record”, there is no doubt about that. The decision should be made in the next few days.
June 7: A Portuguese newspaper says: superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid after nine very successful years this summer. As “Record” reports , the superstar misses a sufficient appreciation by the royals. Sufficient in this case would be: Instead of 21 million euros net per year as in the current contract, it will be 80 million gross annually in the future. In addition, CR 7 well displeased that Real is intensely courting the Brazilian Neymar of Paris St. Germain. And for this transfer, even Real would have to cross: More than 200 million euros would probably shell out the Royal as a replacement for the 26-year-olds – plus an exorbitant salary, which is reportedly currently at 37 million euros a year. Ronaldo’s request comes at an inopportune time. Apart from the numbers, Cristiano Ronaldo feels, however, above all that his age is slowly but surely playing a role. The world footballer is now 33 and thus comes as a footballer in the years. With his performances in the semi-finals and Champions League final, the Real leaders were already dissatisfied, which is why Ronaldo in interviews directly after the final in Kiev, a possible farewell from Madrid to sound. And where could it go? Either to Manchester United, which is considered the most likely option, or in barter with Neymar to PSG. The French, it is said, would like to decorate with having CR 7 in their ranks. In the next few days, a decision should be made. Eintracht fans demonstrate for the whereabouts of Alexander Meier 6th of June: For the fans of Eintracht Frankfurt Alexander Meier is a “football god”. Therefore, they want to go on Sunday for the whereabouts of their youngest sorted out by the club leadership idol to the streets and demonstrate. The city’s city regulatory office confirmed to the Hessischer Rundfunk that the event planned from 5 pm to 8 pm is officially registered. She has registered with Eintracht fan Marco Russo, he expects 2000 to 2500 participants at the Commerzbank-Arena. Meier had received after the season no new contract with the Bundesliga and DFB Cup winner. The striker had responded deeply that he must leave the concord after 14 years. “I’m very, very disappointed, I just do not know where to go, where to live, I’m in the city, that was my home,” the 35-year-old recently told the “Frankfurter Rundschau”. Djokovic fails sensational in the quarterfinals 6th of June: Italy’s Marco Cecchinato has been the biggest surprise at the French Open, knocking out former world number one Novak Djokovic. Djokovic lost to the world ranking-72. with 3: 6, 6: 7 (4: 7), 6: 1, 6: 7 (11:13) and thus had to bury the hope for his 32nd semi-final at a Grand Slam. Cecchinato is the first Italian in 40 years to reach the men’s semi-final at one of the four major tournaments. The 25-year-old will face Austrian Dominic Thiem on Friday, who defeated his thigh-injured Alexander Zverev. Cecchinato and the long-injured Djokovic last year provided the spectators with a thrilling match, especially in the closing stages, which the outsider earned in total after 3:26 hours. Most recently, 19 years ago, a player with such a low world ranking in the men’s semi-final was in Paris. Zverev fails in the quarterfinals of the French Open to Dominic Thiem June 5th: This is a bitter disappointment for Alexander Zverev and the fans. The Hamburger has failed bitterly due to a hamstring injury in his first Grand Slam quarterfinals. Zverev was in the French Open quarter-final against the Austrian Dominic Thiem on Tuesday at 4: 6, 2: 6, 1: 6 without a chance. It missed the world ranking third, as the first German tennis professional for 22 years to reach the semi-finals of the French Open. After previously three exhausting five-set wins in a row Zverev had to pay tribute to the previous burdens in the tournament apparently. Thiem is among the final four in Paris for the third time in a row, while the 24-year-old will face either former Paris winner Novak Djokovic of Serbia or Italian outsider Marco Cecchinato in the semi-final on Thursday. On Wednesday, Angelique Kerber will move into the semi-finals for the ladies, the North German meets in her second French Open quarter-final after 2012 on the Romanian Simona Halep. As the first semi-finalist is already the American Madison Keys almost. Touré accuses Guardiola of racism June 5th: Footballer Yaya Toure has accused his coach Pep Guardiola in an interview racism. He had felt badly treated by the former Bayern coach and was hardly used at Manchester City in the past season for no apparent reason, said the 35-year-old Ivorer the magazine “France Football”. “I started wondering if it had anything to do with my skin color.” The 97-time international had come to City last season under Guardiola only ten Premier League games. “When I realized that my statistics were as good as or even better than those of the others, I understood that it was not a matter of physique,” Touré said. Guardiola had seen in him a rival. “I want to be the one who breaks the myth Guardiola.” He was not the first to address the unequal treatment by Guardiola. “They also asked this question at Barça, maybe we will not always treat Africans the same as everyone else,” said the Ivorian. Liverpool goalkeeper Karius suffered concussion in the Champions League final 4th of June: Is that the explanation for his two blackouts in the final of Kiev? Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion during the Champions League final. This was reported by the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brain scan. The 24-year-old keeper was examined by specialists on May 31 in the US. Karius was on vacation in North America at the time. As has just become known, the Liverpool Medical Department is said to have endorsed this investigation. Karius did not have to fear permanent damage. “We expect a full recovery based on the findings,” the hospital said. Karius’ eyesight may have been disturbed during the meeting in Kiev, the investigation suggested. The keeper had in the final against Real Madrid, the elbow of Real professional Sergio Ramos got against the head, apparently unnoticed by the referee. Real Madrid: Zidane throws a surprise 31. May : That’s a sensation: successful coach Zinedine Zidane will leave Real Madrid. He announced that at a press conference in Madrid. “I have decided to leave Real Madrid,” Zidane said. His reasoning: “This team must continue to win and needs a change.” He too needs a change. “I love this club and the president, but I decided not to move on.” Real President Florentino Perez was surprised: “I did not expect this decision, it comes suddenly.” He would have liked to persuade Zidane to go on, “but I know how he is,” says Perez. “I think it’s the right decision,” said Zidane, who claimed to need a break. But he understands the disappointed reactions, said “Zizou” and thanked the Real fans. These would have always respected him as a coach, but also as a player, even in difficult phases. “I’ll always be close to the club,” Zidane insisted. The former world footballer had taken over the Champions League winner in early 2016 and led among others to three victories in the premier class. Financial reserve filed too late: May Uerdingen not be in the third league? 31. May: As a champion of the Regionalliga West KFC Uerdingen met in the relegation for promotion to the third division on Waldhof Mannheim. The Krefeld decided both games for themselves, Mannheim made only due to Fanausschreitungen attention. Consequently, the KFC rose and celebrated in exuberance. But the celebrations with the fans did not last long. On Wednesday, the DFB announced that the KFC had apparently not submitted a liquidity reserve on time. “KFC Uerdingen’s liquidity reserve, conditional on the condition, may not have materialized until after the expiry of the cut-off period, and failure to meet the deadline under the statutes would result in the condition not being met and therefore not being approved” This is the message of the DFB. The KFC Bureau denies that they have worked “100 percent transparent and correct”. The case will now be taken over by the admission complaint committee of the DFB. It is unclear which verdict the DFB will make and who would take the vacant third league place instead of the KFC. It would be possible that relegation loser Waldhof Mannheim moves. Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich 30th May: It has long been speculated that Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich. More concrete was now Pini Zahavi, adviser to the Polish national striker. Accordingly, Lewandowski wants to leave the German record champions before the start of the new season. “Robert feels that he needs a change and a new challenge in his career, the FC Bayern officials know about it,” said Zahavi of the “Sport Bild”. The 29 years is in Munich until 2021 under contract, but now wants the immediate release for a change this summer. His motives are “not money or a particular club, because almost all the top clubs would like to have the best striker in the world in their ranks,” said Zahavi. Lewandowski broke up with his former agent Cezary Kucharski at the end of February and has since been advised by Zahavi. He hopes that the Munich club bosses Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will meet. “Everyone in the club leadership of FC Bayern has a great career of its own, and you should understand your situation,” Zahavi said. However, Rummenigge had recently stated: “We know what we have about Robert Lewandowski, there is no need to worry, he will be playing soccer again here in Munich next year.” With 29 goals Lewandowski was in the past season for the third time top scorer in the Bundesliga. Neuer plays 30 minutes against U20 – national team wins 28th of May: Good news for all fans of Manuel Neuer: The 32-year-old international has been in the practice match against the U20 selection of the DFB for half an hour in goal. The captain took turns at the Rungg sports facility in Eppan with Marc-André ter Stegen. Both goalkeepers played in the secret test, which the team of national coach Joachim Loew won 7: 1, one half each, as the association announced. Leroy Sané distinguished himself twice in the 30 minutes as a double goal scorer. The other goals for the national team were scored by Julian Brandt, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Nils Petersen and Mario Gomez. The national team started with two different formations. In both halves, it was about the same tasks as Löw’s assistant coach Marcus Sorg explained: The U20 should simulate the style of the World Cup group opponents. Neuer, who has not played since his third metatarsal break eight months ago, is on the right track. “The fitness is good, I think the coaches are very satisfied, even the fitness coaches, they got me in a very good condition,” said the Munich. The ultimate test for Neuer follows on Saturday in the international match in Klagenfurt against Austria. This had the Sporting line to Löw and national goalkeeper coach Andreas Kopke made a condition for the captain on June 4 in the final World Cup squad can be called. The coach has to delete one goalkeeper and three outfield players from the previous 27-man squad. Podolski believes in a good World Cup result
The DFB team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In the middle of the picture, Lukas Podolski (left) and Julian Draxler flex their muscles.
28th of May: Former international Lukas Podolski is firmly convinced of a good performance of the DFB team at the World Cup in Russia. “We must not forget that we are a tournament team, we have the mentality in the right moments,” said the Cologne. As a problem on the way to defending the title, the world champion, however, sees the change of personnel and the changed hierarchy since the title 2014: “You can not clone the team spirit of 2014, and it is not easy, if only nine of those times are there” Podolski told the Express. “Guys like Mertesacker, Ballack, Kahn, Lahm or myself are not that often anymore, they are missing, of course, and the Spaniards are still playing these Iniestas, Ramos and whatever they are called.” Nevertheless, the 130-time international, who now plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan, believes in good team spirit: “We do not need a leader like other nations have with Ronaldo or Messi, we are strong as a unit.” Marius Wolf changes to BVB 28th of May: What has been indicated for days is now confirmed. DFB Cup winner Marius Wolf leaves Eintracht Frankfurt and joins the BVB. In the black and yellow, the 23-year-old receives a contract until 2023, as Borussia Dortmund announced on its own website on Monday. Sporting director Michael Zorc is very pleased with the commitment of the outside player: “Marius Wolf is a very capable player with a great perspective and the combination of his sporting ability and outstanding mentality makes him a perfect player for Borussia Dortmund.” Chris Froome takes the lead at the Giro d’Italia 25. May: Thanks to an impressive solo escape over almost 80 kilometers Chris Froome has taken the lead at the Giro d’Italia. The Briton Simon Yates, who was still the overall winner before the extremely mountainous 19th stage of Venaria Reale to Bardoneccia over 185 kilometers, reached the finish far behind compatriot Froome and fell so even out of the top-10. In second place after the memorable appearance of how unleashed driving Froome now last year’s winner Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands. Tomorrow will be again mountainous on the Tour of Italy before the flat final in Rome is due on Sunday. Masked flog in Kiev on Liverpool fans 25. May: In Kiev, it came before the Champions League final (Saturday, 20.45 clock) to unsightly scenes. For example, several fans of Liverpool FC were attacked and beaten up in the Ukrainian capital. A dozen hoodlums stormed a restaurant near the Olympic Stadium in the city center and began beating on the fans, media reported. According to police, at least two men were injured. Two attackers were arrested. Details and background of the act were initially unknown. Defending champion Real Madrid with coach Zinédine Zidane and Liverpool face the former Bundesliga coach Jürgen Klopp at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Saturday.