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Stricter measures in Premier League against misconduct fans

6.52 pm: The Premier League will introduce stricter security measures next season to combat fan misconduct. For example, visiting clubs are obliged to bring more stewards to away games. The Premier League has not yet made any announcements about other measures.

Last season it went wrong a number of times in duels in the highest division of England. For example, Aston Villa keeper Robin Olsen was attacked after Manchester City took the title and Everton fans took to the field en masse when the club managed to avert relegation. Also, Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vieira was challenged by a fan as he walked towards the changing rooms. Vieira knocked the provocative fan down with a leg sweep.

“It is very important that everyone feels safe during a match. Supporters must be reminded that it is illegal to enter the field at any time. The pitch is clearly intended for football and under no circumstances should players, managers, match officials or staff fear for their safety,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

“In addition, we have seen an increase in the setting off of fireworks, which are not only punishable but can also cause serious injury.”

In English football, entering the field has been a serious penalty for years.

Record prize money in Wimbledon

3:47 pmWimbledon has a record prize money of 40.35 million pounds for the upcoming edition of the tennis tournament. Converted that is more than 47 million euros. A bonus of 2.3 million euros is ready for the women’s and men’s champions, reports the grand slam tournament in London.

There is 11.1 percent more prize money than last year, when corona had an impact on the tournament and fewer spectators were allowed to visit the famous grass courts. Compared to the last ‘normal’ edition in 2019, it is more than 5.4 percent.

It was expected that removing points from the world rankings would lead to a lower amount of prize money, but the organization expects a massive turnout of the public and has chosen to pay more money to the tennis players. A player who is eliminated in the first round of singles will receive another £50,000 (58,000 euros).

The tennis associations WTA and ATP have decided not to award points for the women’s and men’s rankings, because Wimbledon is the only tournament that does not allow Russian and Belarusian players under a neutral flag.

Wimbledon starts on June 27. Novak Djokovic defends the men’s title. In the women’s tournament, the title is vacant, because the Australian Ashleigh Barty has retired.

Russian cyclist Zakarin ends career

3:42 pm: Ilnoer Zakarin (32) puts an end to his career. The Russian has been driving for Gazprom-RusVelo since 2021, which lost its license after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This season, the Russian rider only competed during the Tour of Valencia.

In 2015 he won the Tour de Romandie. Two years later, he finished third in the final standings of the Vuelta. He also has a stage win in the Tour de France and two stage wins in the Tour of Italy. “I have known more than twenty years with different competitions, successes and obstacles. Now I’m ready to move on,” Zakarin wrote on social media.

The Russian starts working at Inex Club, a company from Cyprus that organizes sports events and coaches athletes.

Former national coach Algerian team Madjer convicted of fraud

3.11 pm: Rabah Madjer, former head coach of the Algerian national football team, was sentenced on Thursday to an unconditional prison term of six months for accounting fraud. This is reported by local media. Madjer owned two newspapers, ‘Al Balagh’ and ‘Al Balagh Erriadhi’, and is said to have continued to collect promotional checks when they were closed.

Madjer was not sentenced for charges of forgery and making false statements. Like co-accused Brahim M., he has ten days to appeal. Both have to pay a fine of 500,000 dinars (3200 euros) to the National Agency for Publishing and Advertising (ANEP).

Madjer, former star player of FC Porto, scored in the final of the European Cup I in 1987 with a heel ball against Bayern Munich. FC Porto won the final 2-1. After his playing career, Madjer was national coach of Algeria several times.

Last week, the prosecutor in Algiers had demanded an 18-month prison sentence against the former national team coach.

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 de Suisse 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. He will be riding there for Ducati this season. 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 Japan’s first game 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.