Sports

Jul 8 '13 04:05

After two exciting days in the Pyrenees, the riders of the Tour de France deserve on Monday a resting day.

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Jul 5 '13 07:33

Netherlands will fight France in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, according to the French Football Federation (FFF).

Jul 5 '13 04:50

André Greipel of the Lotto-Belisol team has won the mass sprint in Montpellier before Sagan, Kittel and Cavendish.

The team mates of Greipel led the German champion in such a good way that he was able, at 150 meter before the finish, the pull around his last helper and muscled towards the finish line.

Peter Sagan the Slovak super sprinter, leading the race for the green jersey, again had to take the second place. Marcel Kittel showed his good shape of this year and ended third.

Jul 4 '13 07:29

Netherlands won against Northern Ireland in a friendly match in Velsen (3-0). The Dutch team are getting ready for UEFA Women's EURO 2013 in Sweden.

Jul 4 '13 03:45

Mark Cavendish of Omega Pharma-Quickstep has won the mass sprint in Marseille. His first victory in this years’ Tour de France.

The attack of six riders after two kilometers start made it easy for the teams of the sprinters to control the race. The most dangerous escapee, was Arashiro the national champion of Japan. Although the six were sometimes over 8 minutes ahead of the pack, they were never a real threat.

In the last 30 kilometers the peloton sped up and the distance between the peloton and the six attackers dropped quickly.

Jul 3 '13 10:28

The team trial of Tuesday was won by Orico-GreenEdge and so, Simon Gerrans, winner of stage 3, may wear the yellow jersey on Wednesday.

Half way the team trial it looked like team Omega Pharma-Quickstep would be the winner, but Orico-GreenEdge won in the end with 1 second.

The team of top favorite Chris Froome ended third at 3 seconds and the team of Alberto Contador ended fourth at 6 seconds. Radioshack-Leopard, the team of Jan Bakelants, ended 11th and so he lost his yellow Jersey.

Jul 3 '13 08:24

Alabama’s Merel Van Dongen secured a position in the Netherlands National Women's Soccer Team in the 2013 European Championships.

Jul 2 '13 06:44

AZ Alkmaar’s Adam Maher is the latest member of PSV Eindhoven as announced by both clubs.

Jul 2 '13 05:54

24-year-old Ricky Van Wolfswinkel is interested in getting picked by the Dutch team to represent the country in the World Cup, according to Goal.

Jul 2 '13 03:05

The third stage, and last stage on Corsica, was won by Simon Gerrans. Finally there was the mass sprint. Mass sprints always mark the first week of the Tour de France, but this year the first two stages ended differently. On Monday the 100th Tour will continue on mainland France.

Simon Gerrans the Australian cyclist from the Orica-GreenEdge team, beat Slovakian Peter Sagan in the mass sprint. The team, which was unsuccessful in last years’ Tour had, with Gerrans winning the stage, their first victory ever in the Tour.

Jul 1 '13 07:11

On Sunday, the Netherlands defeated Korea 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20) in Pool C of the FIVB World League Intercontinental Round held at the Yugwansoon Gym.

Jul 1 '13 06:42

Three members of the Netherlands Women’s team are officially out of the UEFA Women's EURO 2013, according to UEFA.

Jul 1 '13 05:05

The 100th Tour de France kicked off on Saturday. World’s number one tourist destination will not spread over the French borders this year. The 21 stages, covering up a total of 3,404 km, will not only show heroic actions of the best cyclists of the world but brings the viewers along beautiful landscapes and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Porto-Vecchio on Corsica, was  Saturday the scene for the start of the ‘Grand Boucle’. The Tour will stay on the island of Corsica for three days.

Jun 28 '13 07:52

34-year-old Paul Greenep faces a tough challenge to raise money for a Parkinson’s charity and a new DNA drug research that may slow down the degenerative disease, get Surrey reports.

Jun 27 '13 06:30

ATP singles world number 60 Igor Sijsling is the first Dutchman to reach the second round at Wimbledon, after beating Alex Kuznetsov of USA.

Jun 27 '13 06:04

FOX Sports is coming to the Netherlands through FOX International Channels (FIC), which has changed Eredivisie Live to FOX Sports Eredivisie.

Jun 27 '13 03:03

The province of Friesland has reserved 50 million euro for the renovation of the Thialf in Heerenveen. The provincial council of Friesland has made this decision on Wednesday afternoon.

The renovation of the Thialf is now a fact, regardless of the choice that the ice skating association, KNSB, will make in the battle for the new sports venue for ice skating in the Netherlands. If Thialf is not going to be designated as the top location than it 'complicates the operation, but it can still be done’, said a spokesman for the province.

Jun 26 '13 07:56

Manchester United’s Van Persie acknowledges that his winning goal in Manchester City last season was accompanied by luck.

Jun 25 '13 07:55

Stoke City F.C. announced they’re targeting PSV full-back Erik Pieters as their new left-back.

Jun 24 '13 08:04

Chelsea beat Manchester United in a bid to sign Netherlands international player Marco Van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.

Jun 24 '13 04:31

Johnny Hoogerland became on Sunday in Kerkrade (Limburg) the Dutch cycling champion. The Vacansoleil rider from Zeeland arrived after more than 228 kilometers alone at the finish. He may now wear the red-white-blue champion's jersey in the Tour de France.

Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) finished second, just before Sebastian Langeveld of Orica-Green Edge.

Jun 21 '13 07:59

Olympic champions Netherlands defeated the Black Sticks in the World League semi-finals (5-2).

Jun 20 '13 08:27

Former PSV Eindhoven forward Jeremain Lens has transferred to Dynamo Kiev for an undisclosed price.

Jun 19 '13 09:04

“Michael Boogerd won in 2002 in a monumental manner the Tour stage to La Plagne. It was one of the highlights in his cycling career. He, however, did not obtain the victory on his own. Before the start of the stage, the Rabobank rider underwent a blood transfusion. Blood ran from the arm of brother Rini directly to his own arm.” Boogerd fights this anecdote in a book about cycling.

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