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Feb 3 '16 11:24

Football legend Johan Cruijff is dealing with his fight against cancer, which he was diagnosed with in October, in an optimistic way, son Jordi Cruijff said

Feb 3 '16 11:08

The Public Prosecutor demanded 5 months in prison, two of which conditionally suspended, against nine ADO Den Haag supporters in court on Tuesday. Eleven ADO Den Haag supporters are facing charges of public violence during during a brawl with Willem II supporters at a match on May 10th last year.

Football
Feb 2 '16 12:22

Feyenoord players, managers and directors are systematically threatened by a group of supporters. This has been going on for almost a decade, general manager Eric Gudde said to the Telegraaf. This type of behavior is not limited to Feyenoord alone, at least 10 trainers, board members and players from other Dutch premier league football clubs received serious threats in the past four years, NOS reports.

Feb 2 '16 11:26

Feyenoord football player Marko Vejinovic is frustrated by how the police and Public Prosecutor handled the perpetrators who showed up at his house and shouted death threats at him and his wife Sophie on Saturday night, his lawyer Vito Shukrula said to the Telegraaf.

Feb 1 '16 16:47

The top two football leagues in the Netherlands earned a combined total of 32.7 million euros during the 2014-2015 season. The Eredivisie and Jupiler League would have both taken losses were in not for 79.9 million euros earned on the transfer market, the KNVB football association announced on Monday.

Feb 1 '16 15:19

The seniors team at Amsterdam football club SV Nieuw Sloten have voluntarily withdrawn from league competition, and the entire team was suspended by the club, media outlets De Telegraaf and AT5 reported on Monday. The team pulled out of competition after several of their players were accused of attacking match referee Glenn Janson, 21, during a Saturday match against DCG.

Feb 1 '16 08:18

Players at Amsterdam football club Nieuw Sloten are accused of attacking another referee during their Fourth Class - C match against league leader DCG on Saturday. The incident happened just over four years after Almere linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen died from injuries sustained during an attack by players and supporters of the Amsterdam team.

Feb 1 '16 07:51

Seven people were arrested by Sunday morning after a group of likely Feyenoord fans showed up outside the home of team midfielder Marko Vejinovic and shouted death threats at him. One of those arrested already confessed, , according to De Telegraaf.

Jan 27 '16 14:50

Online gambling website Unibet was named the new main sponsor of the Netherlands national cycling association KNWU. The company’s six green dot logo, without its name, has prime real estate on the association’s new cycling shirt concept, wedged in between the KNWU logo and the flag of the Netherlands.

Jan 27 '16 13:35

The artificial turf in the Amsterdam ArenA is raising concerns among football players. Artificial turf is often harder and comes with a greater risk of injury. Dutch football association KNVB is looking at "other options" for the new qualifying period

Jan 22 '16 14:45

Football club ADO Den Haag banned 22 fans from attending any home or away ADO matches because of the "insulting and discriminatory chants" during the ADO vs Ajax match in The Hague on Sunday, the club announced on Friday.

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Jan 22 '16 09:10

Ajax is filing charges of racism against the ADO Den Haag fans who made jungle noises and chanted racist slogans at Ajax player Riechedly Bazoer during the match between the two teams in The Hague on Sunday.

Jan 21 '16 12:47

ADO Den Haag is facing financial difficulties because Chinese owner Hui Wang still has not transferred any money to the club.

Jan 19 '16 15:05

PSV director Toon Gerbrands is pleased with KNVB-director Gijs de Jong's statement that players who are the target of racist chants during football matches are allowed to walk off the field, even though the responsibility to stop the match lies with the home club.

Jan 18 '16 12:41

Dutch football association KNVB would have accepted it if Ajax or Riecheldy Bazoer stopped the match against Ado Den Haag in The Hague on Sunday after some ADO fans started chanting racism at Bazoer, even though it is against protocol, director of operations Gijs de Jong said to the

Jan 15 '16 09:07

Dutch Formula 1 star Max Verstappen raced down a ski run at the Kitzbuhel ski resort in the Austrian Alps in a F1 show run on Thursday, Red Bull announced on its website.

The resort is getting ready for the Hahnenkammrennen World Cup Alpine ski races and decided that a F1 "snow run" was just the thing to celebrate, according to Red Bull.

"I've never driven on snow", Verstappen said after the run. "It was a real challenge and we had to put my tires in chains, was very special. It was great fun and the enthusiasm of the fans in Kitzbuhel was great."

Jan 13 '16 11:55

Chess masters will be playing in a boat on the Utrecht canals on Tuesday as part of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, also known as the "Wimbledon of chess". The tournament takes place in Wijk aan Zee from January 15th to 31st, RTV Utrecht reports.

Jan 12 '16 09:20

Teenage Formula 1 star Max Verstappen was named Sports Personality of 2015 by the Netherlands Sports Press foundation on Monday. The jury especially praised the 18-year-old Toro Rosso driver for his professional appearances in the media,

Jan 8 '16 16:28

The average person living in the Netherlands viewed 190 minutes of television every day, down 4.8 percent from a year earlier. In 2014, the Netherlands put on a strong showing in both the Winter Olympics and the World Cup, but no such events took place in 2015.

Jan 8 '16 16:08

The first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contest to take place in the Netherlands is scheduled on May 8 at Ahoy Rotterdam. UFC is banking on the Netherlands’ history with kickboxing and mixed martial arts as a way of tapping into a dedicated audience there.

Jan 8 '16 10:50

Dutch football association KNVB will likely begin use of video review in football matches that take place during next season’s KNVB Cup, the association director Gijs de Jong told NPO Radio 1. While still considered a test, the technology will likely be used to some extent in about 25 cup matches.

Jan 8 '16 10:33

Johan Cruijff is doing “very well” in his battle against lung cancer, his son Jordi told NOS Radio. The elder Cruijff, a legendary Dutch national football player and successful coach, announced his illness to the world in October.

Dec 31 '15 13:00

Congolese refugee Christian Gandu will not be deported after all. The Immigration and Naturalization Service revoked their decision and granted him a residency permit, his club Magreb'90 announced on Thursday.

Dec 21 '15 10:58

One person was arrested for throwing a firework during the PSV Eindhoven vs PEC Zwolle match in the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven on Saturday. Five spectators suffered temporary hearing damage as a result of the loud bang made by the firework

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