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Sep 24 '15 09:10

Rescuers responding to reports of a ceiling collapse at a Vlaardingen apartment found that a weightlifter's dumbbell caused the problem. The heavy weight was dropped, smashing a hole in the floor of a third-floor apartment and the ceiling of a second-storey dwelling, housing corporation Waterweg Wonen revealed.

Sep 16 '15 11:45

Tuesday was a bad day for Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal. Not only did his team lose 2-1 against PSV in Eindhoven, but one of his players Luke Shaw suffered a broken leg in what Van Gaal calls a "bad tackle".

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Sep 16 '15 11:14

The Amsterdam police expects much fewer Celtic fans in the city for the Europa League match against Ajax on Thursday after the riots in 2013. Only 1,300 of the 2,600 tickets made available to the Scots have been sold, a spokesperson for Ajax confirmed

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Sep 7 '15 15:34

Oranje's threatening elimination from the European Championships after the 3-0 loss against Turkey could cost parts of the Dutch economy tens of millions of euros.

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Sep 6 '15 20:27

Despite holding possession for over 60 percent of the match, the Dutch men’s football team could not buy a goal in Sunday’s match which saw a coordinated Turkey handily beat Orange 3-0. Turkey jumped to an early lead in the eighth minute on a goal by Oguzhan Ozyakup en route to victory in front of a raucuous home crowd at the Konya Torku Arena.

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Sep 4 '15 12:22

More than 50 thousand euros was embezzled from football club Willem II's official supporter club by the former treasurer.

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Sep 4 '15 10:23

Oranje suffered a 0-1 defeat in the European Championship qualifier against Iceland in Amsterdam on Thursday night. On Friday morning Dutch newspapers were merciless in their criticism of the national team's first match under the new coach Danny Blind.

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Sep 1 '15 14:19

Utrecht has lost more than 20 million euros in the financial debacle surrounding FC Utrecht's Galgenwaard stadium and the municipality had decided to withdraw from the mess. PvdA chairman Hans Spekman, however, is ignoring the VVD's calls for him to hand in his free season tickets for life.

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Aug 28 '15 15:41

Ajax will be facing off against Scotland's Celtic, Turkey's Fenerbahçe and Norway's Molde FK in the group stage of the Europa League. AZ will come up against Spain's Athletic Bilbao, Germany's FC Augsburg and Serbia's Partizan Belgrado.

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Aug 28 '15 15:22

Athlete Dafne Schippers won the gold medal in the 200 meter dash at the athletics World Championships in Peking on Friday - the first Dutch woman ever to do so.

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Aug 27 '15 09:48

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wants football matches to be more public-friendly and has made arrangement with municipalities, the police, the Public Prosecutor and football association KNVB to achieve this.

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Aug 26 '15 10:43

Former Oranje coach Bert van Marwijk has been appointed to coach the Saudi Arabia team. He signed a one year contract and is starting in September

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Aug 21 '15 15:14

The Feyenoord fans who were involved in the riots in Rome earlier this year, will be appearing in court before the end of the month. There are a total of 44 suspects between the ages of 17 and 41 years from all over the country

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Aug 14 '15 10:48

At least 10 football fans are turning to legal action to demand compensation for being, according to them, wrongfully arrested after riots on the Korenmarkt in Arnhem last week.

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Aug 7 '15 15:06

In the draw for the Europa League play-offs Ajax drew Czech football club Jablonec. AZ will be facing off against football club Atra from Romania

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Aug 7 '15 11:24

The KNVB has rescheduled the five matches in the premier league that had to be cancelled due to police strikes. This was done in consultation with the involved football clubs and mayors.

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Aug 7 '15 10:58

To add insult to injury after Ajax' loss against Rapid Vienna, UEFA has fined the club 48 thousand euros for the disturbances caused by Ajax fans in Vienna last week.

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Aug 5 '15 13:16

The VVD wants office gambling pools to be tax free up to 900 euros, instead of the current 449 euros. "If you win something, the government should not spoil the fun", VVD parliamentarian Jeroen van Wijngaarden said

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Aug 4 '15 12:26

The police arrested 19 people in the Amsterdam Red Light District on Monday night after two fights between Ajax and Rapid Wien supporters.

Football
Aug 3 '15 15:47

The football match between PSV and AD Den Haag on Saturday will be cancelled should the police action planned for that day go through. The police unions announced last week that they are planning actions around eight of the nine matches during the first round the league.

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Aug 3 '15 14:20

Students of the Delft University of Technology have won the Formula Student competition with their electric car, the University announced on Monday. After winning the race on the Hockenheim F1 cicut in Germany, the TU Delft team was given the "Overall Winner" title of the design- and race competition.

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Jul 30 '15 09:49

The Austrian police arrested 10 Ajax fans at the match between Rapid Wien and Ajax in the qualifying round of the Champions league in Vienna on Wednesday.

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Jul 24 '15 12:54

The Tennis Integrity Unit is investigating the tennis match between two Kazakhstani players in the challenger tournament in Scheveningen on Wednesday for match fixing. The three sets between the two players showed suspicious patterns on the gambling market

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Jul 22 '15 13:08

A survey done by the Doping Authority has revealed that dozens of Dutch athletes that belong to the international top are doping. This involves 4.2 percent of athletes - more than is found in doping tests, but less than the Authority expected

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