Basketball - NBA power for FC Bayern - Sport
The Munich bring with Greg Monroe apparently a prominent man from the United States. A German basketball player signs with the Phoenix Suns - and could switch to the NBA.
Basketball, Bayern: The Munich bring after a few departures in recent weeks apparently prominent reinforcements from the United States. According to media reports center player Greg Monroe comes to German basketball champion. The 29-year-old spent the time since his draft in 2010 with several NBA teams, most recently he was active for the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics. He had his best phase thanks to his strength and dedication at the Detroit Pistons, where he mostly scored 16 points and 10 rebounds per game. At Bayern, he is to receive a one-year contract and fill the gap created by the change from Devin Booker to Moscow. It is questionable, however, whether the American (born in New Orleans) immediately gets on with basketball in Europe.
Basketball, NBA: National player David Krämer has initially signed with the Phoenix Suns and could thus be in the coming season as the seventh German in the NBA under contract. "It's a dream come true, I'm happy to be part of the Suns organization," the 22-year-old wrote on Instagram. The accompanying photo shows the Shooting Guard signing under an "Exhibit 10" contract. This provides that Kramer can now recommend in the training camp for the club - certainly his commitment so that is not yet. The Suns, one of the worst NBA teams last season, have not officially announced the commitment.
Krämer had accumulated in the Summer League for the team from the US state of Arizona and had recorded on average 8.0 points. Kramer, who was born in Slovakia, has played for the Bundesliga side ratiopharm Ulm in the last two seasons. His debut in the national team, he gave in December 2018 in the World Cup qualifier against Estonia. In addition to Krämer are Dennis Schröder (Oklahoma City Thunder), Maximilian Kleber (Dallas Mavericks), Daniel Theis (Boston Celtics), Isaiah Hartenstein (Houston Rockets), Moritz Wagner and Isaac Bonga (both Washington Wizards) currently in the NBA under contract.
Cycling, Tour de France: Professional cyclist Matteo Trentin won the 17th stage of the 106th Tour de France. The 29-year-old Italian was able to assert himself after 200 kilometers from Pont du Gard to Gap as a soloist. For Trentin it was the first stage victory in the current Tour de France and its third overall. His team Mitchelton-Scott was already able to cheer for the fourth time on this tour. Second was Kasper Asgreen from Denmark, about half a minute behind, followed by Belgian Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet. The Cologne Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) was also part of the group and came in the end with three minutes behind the best German in 23rd place. "I still tried everything to drive up the front, but I'm still satisfied with today," said Politt in the ARD.
Next in the yellow jersey of the overall leader is the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, who also takes the Maillot Jaune with the Alps. On Thursday, the contenders for the overall victory and the podium finishes on the 18th stage are in the pre-decisive phase. On the 208 kilometers from Embrun to Valloire, the favorites for the German Emanuel Buchmann on the queen stage alongside the legendary Col du Galibier (2645 meters) must also overcome the Col d'Izoard (2360 meters) and the Col de Vars (2109 meters).
3. League, 1. FC Kaiserslautern: The Luxembourgian investor Flavio Becca has big plans after joining the downtrodden traditional club 1. FC Kaiserslautern. "Of course, the Champions League is one of our goals, which we must set ourselves," said the entrepreneur of the Sport Picture: "Otherwise it would be of no value to invest in the third division in the FCK." Before that, however, some intermediate steps had to be mastered. "We absolutely have to get out of the third league, which is the hardest league for me," said Becca: "Now we have to try to get the twelve-cylinder FCK, which currently stumbles on six cylinders in front of him." At the weekend, the Red Devils were started with a 1-1 against SpVgg Unterhaching in the season. His commitment is overall long-term, Becca stressed again. "It is important that you have patience," he said: "We now need peace and continuity in the club, to convince people that we want to build reputable and long term." He therefore issued a job guarantee to managing directors Martin Bader (Sport) and Michael Klatt (Finance): "Otherwise we'll start from scratch again."
Football, FIFA: The Ethics Committee of the Football World Federation has blocked the Liberian Musa Hassan Bility for ten years. The former president of his home association, who was also on the Executive Committee of the African Continental Confederation CAF, embezzled FIFA funding, have accepted unfair payments and engage in conflicts of interest, said the World Association on Wednesday. Bility, once a FIFA presidential candidate, must also pay a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs.
Cycling, Tour de France: Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan has won the 16th stage of the Tour de France. The 25-year-old from Team Lotto-Soudal prevailed after 177 km with start and finish in Nimes ahead of the Italians Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) from the Netherlands. For Ewan it was the second stage victory in the current Tour of France. The yellow jersey defended successfully at temperatures up to 39 degrees of Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
The race is over for co-favorite Jakob Fuglsang. After a crash about 30 kilometers from the finish of the overall rank nine lying Dane in the accompanying car and gave the Tour de France 2019 prematurely.
Cross-country skiing, doping: Cross-country skiers Dominik Baldauf and Max Hauke have been suspended for four years by the Austrian Anti-Doping Law Commission (ÖADR). The duo had been proven at the Nordic Ski World Championships in Seefeld, the use of blood doping. Both of them had had a larger number of blood samples taken at irregular intervals since April 2016 for storage and subsequent reintroduction, according to the Commission. According to ÖADR, Baldauf recently had his own blood infusion on 24 February 2019. On that day, the ÖSV duo achieved sixth place in the team sprint. Hauke was caught in a raid by the authorities in Seefeld on February 27 during a blood transfusion. All results achieved by Baldauf and Hauke as of April 2016 would be canceled and title, prize money and entry fees denied. In addition, both must bear the legal costs.