Cross-country skiers Hennig and Gimmler sprint hard

Cross-country skiing Olympic champion Katharina Hennig just missed the second sprint semi-final of her career in Beitostölen/Norway.

The 26-year-old from Oberwiesenthal came third in her quarterfinals and was 14 hundredths behind the necessary second place. However, the distance specialist could be very satisfied with 14th place.

Laura Gimmler (Oberstdorf) was the only German runner to make it into the top twelve, but dropped out last. Victoria Carl, Olympic champion in team sprint together with Hennig in Beijing, had already failed in the qualification. Last week Carl had achieved the best World Cup result of her career in fifth place in Lillehammer.

The women’s victory went to the Swiss Nadine Fähndrich. The Frenchman Richard Jouve prevailed in the men’s race, no German runner survived the qualification.

Mainz turns half-time deficit against Mallorca B

Bundesliga soccer club FSV Mainz 05 has won its first friendly during the winter training camp in Mallorca. The second team from RCD Mallorca managed a 3:1 (0:1) win on Wednesday.

Brajan Gruda (70′), Leandro Barreiro (80′) and David Mamutovic (82′) turned the game in favor of the 05ers in the second round. Lazaro scored the opening goal for the Mallorcans in the 28th minute.

On Saturday, Bo Svensson’s team will play the last friendly of the calendar year against the RCD Mallorca first team. The second winter training camp on the Spanish Costa del Sol is scheduled for January 4th to 11th, before Mainz take on VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on January 21st.

Almost six million fans watch Switzerland Aus

The Swiss 6-1 debacle in the World Cup round of 16 against ex-European champions Portugal was watched by 5.82 million football fans in the ARD live broadcast on Tuesday evening. The market share was 21.0 percent.

4.42 million viewers (MA: 27.8 percent) tuned in to the afternoon game with Morocco’s surprise win over former world champions Spain on penalties (0-0 aet, 3-0 pens). In the ARD ranking for Tuesday, the reach of the World Cup games took first and third place.

Both rounds of 16 on Tuesday were also broadcast live by the streaming service MagentaTV, which broadcasts all 64 World Cup matches.

Coach Bento bids farewell to South Korea’s national team

fter the end of the World Cup round of 16, coach Paulo Bento announced his departure from the South Korean national soccer team. “My future will not be in South Korea, I’m taking a break,” said the 53-year-old after the 1: 4 (0: 4) against record world champions Brazil: “I just said that to the players and the association president. It’s a decision I made back in September.”

The Portuguese took over the two-time Asian champions in 2018 and only made it to the round of 16 in Qatar for the third time in World Cup history.

His contract expires at the end of the year. “I thank the players for everything they have done,” he continued, “I’m proud to have been their coach.”

Watson successful after suspension – St Brown with touchdowns

After his long suspension for sexual harassment expired, quarterback Deshaun Watson still had some room for improvement in the NFL comeback. In his first outing for the Cleveland Browns, the football star failed to get a touchdown pass at his former club Houston Texans.

Watson afforded an interception and made twelve of 22 passes, Cleveland won 27:14.

The US professional league had increased Watson’s ban from six to eleven games in mid-August because the 27-year-old is said to have arranged massages with numerous women between March 2020 and March 2021 – 25 filed a lawsuit.

Watson, then still in the service of the Texans, is said to have asked for sexual acts. Most cases have now been settled out of court.

Meanwhile, Amon-Ra St. Brown has already scored touchdowns number five and six in the season, and the German-American has twelve in his still young NFL career.

The wide receiver won with the Detroit Lions against the Jacksonville Jaguars 40-14 and again caught passes for over 100 yards.

St. Brown’s older brother Equanimeous lost 19:28 with the Chicago Bears to his former club Green Bay Packers. The pass catcher had moved to the Windy City before the season.

Kleber looking for errors: “We don’t hit our throws”

National basketball player Maximilian Kleber has identified a few reasons for the Dallas Mavericks’ poor performance so far in the current NBA season.

“The coaches prepare us well, we just have to do it better,” Kleber said in an interview with Sport1: “On the one hand, we don’t hit our shots. On the other hand, we can be even better in defense.”

In addition, according to Kleber, it could also be because the team lacks the right attitude: “Sometimes I have the feeling that we as a team don’t come out with the right energy. We have to change that.”

Kleber rejected the accusation that superstar Luka Doncic did not always receive the necessary support. “There are enough experts outside of basketball who aren’t there and don’t know what we play or what our philosophy is,” said the 30-year-old, who switched from Bayern Munich to the Mavericks in 2017.

Dallas is eleventh in the Western Conference table after eleven wins and eleven losses.

DEL: Berlin loses in the relegation battle – Munich marches

For the German ice hockey champions Eisbären Berlin, the air in the relegation battle of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) is slowly getting thinner after another defeat. The Eisbären lost to the Straubing Tigers 1:2 (0:0, 1:1, 0:1), but the competition in the table basement scored at least partially.

Table leaders Red Bull Munich initially extended their clear lead over pursuers Adler Mannheim. With a 4-1 (1-0, 2-1, 1-0) win over the Nuremberg Ice Tigers, Bayern won their eighth league win in a row. In the duel between Mannheim’s pursuers, ERC Ingolstadt beat Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven 3-0 (0-0, 1-0, 2-0) and advanced to third place.

Schwenningen beat the Augsburg Panthers, who were in the penultimate place in the table, 1-0 (0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0) after extra time and thus increased the lead over the Eisbären, Augsburg still got a point.

Tylor Spink made the decision in overtime after 50 seconds. Tail light Bietigheim Steelers lost 1: 3 (0: 2, 1: 0, 0: 1) at the Grizzlys Wolfsburg and remains a distant last.

Travis St. Denis (23rd) gave Straubing the lead with the polar bears, a little later Kevin Clark (28th) equalized. In the final section it was Parker Tuomie (45th) who made the decision.

Bierhoff rules out resignation

Oliver Bierhoff will not throw in the towel after the World Cup debacle. “I’m ruling that out right now,” said the DFB managing director after the preliminary round at the World Cup in Qatar.

National coach Hansi Flick had previously signaled that he would like to fulfill his contract by the home European Championship in 2024.

After 2018 and the European Championship last year, Bierhoff has to answer for the third tournament disappointment in a row. “I also know that the mechanism is starting now, that the discussion is taking place. You have to face it. I will take my responsibility,” said Bierhoff. According to an analysis, it’s not up to him whether it goes on or not: “Other people have to decide that.”

The 1996 European champion admitted that the claim “is different, even for me”. You are not there “where we actually want to be”.

Cologne athletes set up a community of interest

Together for more visibility and support: 20 Cologne athletes from Olympic and Paralympic sports have joined forces to “secure top sporting level”.

The “colourful and diverse bunch” around national hockey player Timur Oruz is emulating the teams from Düsseldorf and Hamburg, who also rely on the support of the cities and business partners.

“In order to be able to achieve top sporting performance in the long term, we need the best possible framework conditions in all areas,” said Oruz, bronze medalist in Rio in 2016 and chairman of the Cologne Athletes Association (VKA): “We want to enable our members to optimally prepare for top sporting events further support and financial resources are needed.”

In addition to Oruz, the club includes: Leonie Fiebig (bobsleigh), Jasmin Grabowski (judo), Mats Grambusch (hockey), Johannes Große (hockey), Joshua Hartmann (athletics), Valeska Knoblauch (para-badminton), Nike Lorenz (hockey), Pia Maertens (hockey), Andreas Mies (tennis), Christopher Ruhr (hockey), Lukas Schiwy (sitting volleyball), Julia Sonntag (hockey), Felix Streng (para athletics), Matyas Szabo (fencing), Nelvie Tiafack (boxing), Martyna Trajdos (Judo), Sarah Voss (gymnastics), Anna-Maria Wagner (Judo) and Alexander Wieczerzak (Judo).

World Cup 2022: England star with anniversary goal

England international Marcus Rashford has scored the 100th goal of the current World Cup in Qatar.

The striker scored the 3-0 win over Wales in the 68th minute of the last Group B preliminary round match in Ar-Rayyan.

At the 2018 World Cup, Argentinian prodigy Lionel Messi also scored the 100th goal of the tournament against Nigeria on the third day of group play.