THE BALL – Daniel Freitas suspended three years by ADoP (Cycling)

Daniel Freitas, a former cyclist for Rádio Popular-Paredes-Boavista, was suspended for three years by the Anti-Doping Authority of Portugal (ADoP) for “possession of prohibited substances and/or prohibited methods”. The penalty, originally of four years, was reduced by 12 months, under paragraph 16 of article 83 of Law 81/2021 of the anti-doping regulation of that agency, […]

THE BALL – Morita’s quotation already exceeds €10 million (Sporting)

Hidemasa Morita was the last of the Mundialistas to return to Sporting’s academy and is now under Rúben Amorim’s command. But the Japanese who returned to Alcochete on Saturday is not the same as the one who left for Qatar, because he arrives from the World Cup valued, with more clubs attentive to the performance […]

THE BALL – Roger Schmidt is already preparing a new pre-season (Benfica)

Roger Schmidt has given the players a vacation until the next seven days, but he is in Portugal and has started fine-tuning details to attack the second half of the season. The technical team’s intention is to carry out a kind of new pre-season, seeking to physically reactivate the squad and recover competitive indices, counting […]

THE BALL – Eustaquio misses the last game of the World Cup (Canada)

Injured in the match against Croatia, last Sunday, Stephen Eustaquio, from FC Porto, has already said goodbye to the World Cup, since he won’t even be on the bench for this Thursday’s match against Morocco. The Canadians already know that they are irremediably out of the competition, as a result of the defeats in the […]

THE BALL – Sporting wins and rises to second place (Roller Hockey)

Sporting rose to second place in the Campeonato Placard, with the same 18 points as leader Benfica and one more game, anticipated from the seventh round, by beating Famalicense, away, by 5-2. The decisive moment of the match came at the start of the second half, with goals from Ferran Font (29 m) and Gonzalo […]