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Ajax
Apr 28 '14 10:10

Jasper Cillessen, keeper for Ajax, provided his team with the 33rd championship on Sunday when he saved two goals from Heracles Almelo. The match ended equal with 1-1.

Ajax
Apr 25 '14 14:39

All members of Ajax support group Vak 410 are not welcome at the Sunday game between Ajax and Heracles. The leading team of the eredivisie has announced to fans that they have been banned from the possible champions game at Almelo.

Ajax Club
Apr 25 '14 11:54

A notorious criminal has had a bigger influence on football club Ajax than previously thought. Martin van de P., alias Polletje, seems to be taking on somewhat of a bodyguard role with Ajax players that sit in the tribune or visit the supporters home.

Apr 22 '14 10:58

For the 13th time, the hockey team of Amsterdam has won the most important European Cup.

Mar 29 '14 14:31

Sven Kramer, Olympic gold medal winner on the 5,000 m in Sochi, stops training with his coach, Gerard Kemkers, effective immediately. "If I want something new, now is the time to do it," said Kramer during a press conference Friday afternoon in Heerenveen.

Mar 25 '14 16:46

The financial problems of the Porto Alegre host in the World Cup football in Brazil, may force the Netherlands and Australia to play their match, scheduled for June 18, somewhere else.

Mar 18 '14 14:38

Football referee, Gert den Tuinder from Hoogvliet, was handed a mourning announcement card and a picture of a coffin on Saturday in the parking lot in Bodegraven, just prior to the match Rohda 76 against Hermandad. The card stated he had to see to it that Rohda 76 won or he would leave the field "between 6 boards".

Mar 13 '14 15:24

Football club Heracles has received the green light, and a loan of €8.2 million courtesy of the municipality, for the renovation of their stadium.

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Mar 13 '14 13:26

According to the FIFA global rankings, the Netherlands is no longer in the top ten best football-playing countries in the world.

Mar 10 '14 16:42

Supporters from SC Cambuur were not able to reach the stadium on Sunday, due to riots around the match between Cambuur and Ajax, that ended in a tie, 1-1. The Friesland Club demands a financial compensation for its supporters.

Mar 10 '14 15:22

Oranje lost an important player in their football team, only three months before the kick-off of the World Cup. Kevin Strootman, midfielder, was severely injured during the practice match against France, this past Wednesday. He will be out for months.

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Mar 5 '14 10:21

Oranje fever is back, as it is expected that the Dutch national team will be supported by about 5000 fans this summer.

Edith Schippers (Source: Wikimedia/Rijksoverheid.nl)
Mar 4 '14 13:58

The cabinet will not send delegates to the Paralympics in Sochi due to the current situation in Ukraine.

Arjen-robben
Mar 4 '14 12:42

Arjen Robben isn't expecting to be able to play in the friendly game with France on Wednesday.

Mar 3 '14 13:15

The shirt for the Dutch national team's World Cup Brazil kit has been unveiled, and it's a classic.

Mar 1 '14 04:31

The incident with Graziano Pellé, where he destroyed an advertising billboard and kicked over a lamp in the stadium tunnels, immediately after a game with FC Twente, was caught on cam and aired by Fox Sports. The footage refueled the discussion about whether camera's should be allowed in the stadium tunnels.

Feb 28 '14 17:14

Netherlands football coach Louis van Gaal surprised many with his selection of players for a tune-up match against France next week, leaving Nigel de Jong (M) Stefan de Vrij (D) and Maarten Stekelenburg (G) off the sheet. Jean-Paul Boëtius (F), Davy Klaassen (M) and Quincy Promes (F) will get their Oranje debuts in the match.

Feb 25 '14 19:36

After a heartwarming reception in Assen Monday, upon their return from Sochi, the Olympic medalists were decorated in The Hague, Tuesday. Safe for Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer, all the medalists were knighted to the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

Feb 24 '14 16:09

The Olympians' flight from Sochi to the Eelde airport in Groningen is delayed with over an hour. The athletes were expected to arrive around 16:00. Their E.T.A. is now a little after 17:00.

Feb 24 '14 07:12

The successful Dutch Olympic athletes are set to return to home soil Monday.

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Feb 21 '14 15:24

Kick boxer Badr Hari has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for aggravated assault; six months are conditional.

Feb 21 '14 15:20

Amsterdam-based professional kickboxer has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law in the years leading up to his sentencing hearing today in Amsterdam. A judge in one of the city's courtrooms handed Hari an 18-month prison sentence, of which six months may be suspended, for his role in the assault of Koen Everink at the July 2012 Sensation White party in the Amsterdam ArenA.

Feb 20 '14 23:59

In an interview with CNBC, the Dutch speed skating coach, Jillert Anema, blamed the overall American sports system for the US skaters' poor performance, and particularly the American's dedication to a 'foolish' sport like football.

Feb 20 '14 09:00

The podium was colored orange again, Wednesday, after the 5,000m speed skating for women, with Irene Wüst earning a silver medal and bronze going to Carien Kleibeuker. Martina Sábliková from the Szech Republic was faster with 6:51:54 and took gold.

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