Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar said omitted Wesley Sneijder to perform well at home to get his spot back in the Netherlands squad.
The Netherlands’ women won their 100th match of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, their second win of the season with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-07, 25-06) victory against Algeria on Sunday in Belgrade.
PSV Eindhoven takes the lead in the Dutch league standings after a 5-0 win against NEC Nijmegen while Ajax was defeated (3-2) by AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.
The Dutch Boxing Association will be hosting another EUBC event in Rotterdam, the European Championship Boxing for Youth 2013 from August 11 to August 18.
The tournament will begin on Monday, August 12.
The weight categories include the 49 kilogrammes, 52 kilogrammes, 56 kilogrammes, 60 kilogrammes, 64 kilogrammes, 69 kilogrammes, 75 kilogrammes, 81 kilogrammes, 91 kilogrammes, and the 91+ kilogrammes.
The semifinals will be held on August 16 and the finals and the awarding ceremony on August 17. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday.
Australian professional football club Melbourne Heart has announced the signing of 14-time Dutch international Orlando Engelaar as their leading player for A-League 2013-2014.
On August 14, well-known Dutch kickboxing coach Eibert Beugelink will come back to Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to lead a Muay Thai workshop. He will also discuss the Netherlands’ kickboxing system.
The Eindhoven World Cup has begun today, August 7, in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Premier league players Marco van Ginkel, Michel Vorm, Ron Vlaar, Jonathan de Guzman, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and Robin van Persie may well play Portugal a few days ahead of the latest season.
The Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo received her first individual world title by winning gold in the women's 50-meter freestyle at the FINA World Championships.
Defending champion Ajax defeated Roda JC Kerkrade (3-0) in Amsterdam while PSV Eindhoven beat ADO Den Haag (3-2) during their first games in the Dutch league.
On Wednesday, the Dutch FA announced that Wesley Sneijder will not take part in the friendly match against Portugal in Faro this month.
South Korean veteran footballer Ji-Sung Park will return to PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is positive that the Netherlands can bring home the World Cup title next year.
Physiotherapist Dick van Toorn has died at the age of 81. The Dutchman died as a result of a number of strokes. That was confirmed by a trustee of the family on Tuesday.
Van Toorn was famous for his treatments of sports injuries. Many top athletes such as football players Johan Cruyff, Willem van Hanegem, Ruud Krol, Ronald Koeman and Rafael van der Vaart, tennis players Tom Okker and Betty Stöve, hockey player Ties Kruize and cyclist Jelle Nijdam let themselves be treated by van Toorn.
Liverpool's youth and reserve team player Krisztian Adorjan has joined FC Groningen on a 2013-14 season loan.
On Saturday, the Netherlands junior female hockey team defeated Ghana (10-0) in an opening match at the FIH U-21 Women’s World Cup.
Dutch National Champion Johnny Hoogerland has won the Saturday ‘Profronde van Tiel’, a one day race held every summer in Tiel. The rider from Vacansoleil defeated at the finish Bauke Mollema of team Belkin, the number 6 of the Tour de France, in a sprint à deux. At an appropriate distance Bobbie Traksel became third.
In Tiel a separate race for women also took place, which was won by Marianne Vos. The Olympic and world champion defeated in the final sprint Dutch champion Lucinda Brand, her teammate at Rabobank-Liv/Giant. Ellen van Dijk finished third.
Four major regions of the skating association KNSB have started lobbying against Icedôme in Almere. This was reported by Omroep Flevoland. They want the KNSB to choose for a combination of the proposals for a new race and training location of Heerenveen and Zoetermeer.
The regions of Zuid Holland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Friesland want the games to be held in Heerenveen and the training should be done in Zoetermeer. This would put Icedôme out of the picture of the provisional award of the KSNB, which will make the choice this week.
Calvin Fresh graduate Tom Snikkers has signed a contract with Aris Leeuwarden in the Netherlands Basketball League.
Darius Theus has signed a contract with Aris Leeuwarden in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
Bauke Mollema and Laurens ten Dam, ‘Bau and Lau’, took part in the first ‘criterium’ after the Tour de France in Boxmeer, Limburg. The winner of the Tour de France, Christopher Froome was not present in Boxmeer, but rode the criterium in Aalst Belgium, and won.
The Queen stage of this years’ Tour de France was won by Christophe Riblon. Froome gained time on most rivals.
Two times the riders had to climb Alpe d’Huez and such a stage will go into the history books. Riders who are not interesting for the general classification this year, have in such a stage a good chance to ride themselves into the picture.
Riblon in the history books
And so it happened that good riders who, because of injuries or bad shape didn’t contend for the first three spots in Paris, attacked fanatically on stage 18.
The continuing warm weather made 964 people give up the Vierdaagse. 39.755 Walkers are hoping to start and finish at the last day on Friday.
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