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Premier League matches not to be seen on Russian TV for the time being

2:26 pm: Football matches from the English Premier League will not be shown on the Russian television channel Match TV for the time being. The Premier League has suspended its contract with the Russian channel in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, various British media reported.

In March, the contract with Russian broadcasting partner Rambler, which had the broadcasting rights until the end of the 2021-2022 season, was already suspended. Match TV, owned by energy giant Gazprom, then won the contract for the next six seasons: from 2022 to 2028. However, as long as the war continues, that agreement will not be honored.

Match TV is said to have paid around £43 million (about £50 million) for the six seasons.

Evenepoel leader Quick-Step in Tour of Switzerland

12:41 pm: Belgian Remco Evenepoel will start on Sunday in the Tour of Switzerland as the leader of team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl. He is assisted by, among others, the Dane Kasper Asgreen, the Belgian Ilan Van Wilder and the Italian Fausto Masnada.

For Van Wilder and Masnada it is their return to the peloton. Van Wilder is returning from a jawbone fracture he sustained in a fall in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, while Masnada is returning after mononucleosis.

The Belgians Tim Declercq and Louis Vervaeke and the Briton James Knox complete the team. „The Tour of Switzerland is one of the toughest races of the season, with a strong field of participants and a very high level. We will see what Remco can do there”, says sports director Wilfried Peeters. “We can go for a stage win with this solid and motivated team, but also for a nice result in the final classification,” he says. Evenepoel won the Tour of Norway at the end of last month, where he won three of the six stages.

The Tour of Switzerland starts on Sunday and lasts until June 19.

MotoGP rider Miller to Red Bull KTM next year

11.02 am: MotoGP rider Jack Miller will drive for the Red Bull KTM team from next season. Last season’s number 4 in the highest racing class also drove a KTM in 2014 and has now signed a contract for the next two seasons. The 27-year-old Australian won three races in MotoGP during his career.

Miller finished second in Moto3 in his previous stint with KTM, before moving up to MotoGP. This season he will be riding there for Ducati. The Australian is ninth in the standings.

He will be Brad Binder’s teammate next season at KTM.

Ice hockey association pulls the plug from the BeNe-League

9.10 am: The Dutch ice hockey association has ended its cooperation with the Royal Belgian Ice Hockey Federation (KBIJF) in the BeNe-League with immediate effect. The competition between Dutch and Belgian clubs was held for the sixth time this year, the title went to Heerenveen.

According to IJshockey Nederland, the principles chosen by the Belgian association are at odds with the standards, values ​​and ambitions of IJshockey Nederland. Both associations could not agree on how the joint competition should be continued next season.

“Unfortunately, because of a lack of sufficient support, Ice Hockey Netherlands no longer sees any point in continuing further cooperation with the KBIJF, which will bring the BeNe-League to an end,” the association said. It now focuses on preparing for a strong national competition.

Volleyball players lose first game against Japan in Nations League

07:23: The volleyball players lost their first game in the Nations League on Wednesday evening. In the Brazilian capital Brasilia, Japan was 3-1 too strong for the team of national coach Roberto Piazza: 22-25 26-24 25-22 and. In the Brazilian capital Brasilia, Japan was 3-1 too strong for the team of national coach Roberto Piazza: 22-25 26-24 25-22 25-17.

The Orange squad won the first set 25-22 and took the lead in the second set 23-18. Japan, however, came back and took the set. Then they took the initiative in the games from Japan and won convincingly.