Basketball - Zipser starts new start at Bayern - Sport
The former NBA pro will be switching back to Munich. In Kaiserslautern it comes to a macabre action of Mannheim fans. VfB Stuttgart is having a frustrating afternoon.
Bayern, Basketball: A good three years after his departure, Paul Zipser actually returns to the German championship, the Bayern basketball players have signed him for two years until the summer of 2021 under contract. The winger had matured at FCBB for Bundesliga and international, before he was drawn in the NBA Draft 2016 at position 48 of the Chicago Bulls. Last season, Zipser ran after a break in injury in January in the Spanish ACB for Burgos. "I'm very happy to be back in town, to my club, where I know so many people, including players," says Paul Zipser on his return. "It will be a little new start for me, a second restart after almost two years with the foot injury, but now I'm fit and healthy, we have a strong team and big goals, it's fun to be doing so after one year back then in the ProA in Heidelberg finally play again with Danilo (Barthel). " For now, however, Zipser will probably take part in the World Cup in China with the national team.
3rd league, Waldhof: Just four weeks before the explosive derby between the two football third division 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Waldhof Mannheim, mayors have possibly given a foretaste of the hostility of both clubs. In Kaiserslautern two players were beheaded on the night of Monday at the Elf-Friends-Kreisel and others were sprayed with blue paint. The police suspected behind the action supporters of the friendly clubs of Waldhof and Eintracht Frankfurt - both of which the FCK are deeply disliked. The match between Kaiserslautern and Mannheim on 1 September is classified as a high-risk game, riots are feared.
2nd league, Stuttgart: Despite a 2-0 lead, VfB Stuttgart suffered the first small defeat in the 2nd Bundesliga. In the Swabian duel at 1. FC Heidenheim the promotion favorite on Sunday did not come out over a 2: 2 (0: 0). In front of 15,000 spectators, newcomer Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (52nd minute) and former international Holger Badstuber (57th) scored the goals for Stuttgart. But then Robert Leipertz (78) and VfB captain Marc Oliver Kempf equalized by own goal (84.) for the hosts. After the promising start against Hannover 96, the VfB team of coach Tim Walter could not refill as desired. Like Stuttgart, Heidenheim has collected four points from the first two games of the new season.
Football, Lionel Messi: After his allegations of corruption against the South American Football Association Conmebol after the match for third place at the Copa América, the Argentine world star Lionel Messi has been banned for the next three months. The striker may not play any games for the national team during this period, as Conmebol announced on Friday. In addition, Messi was sentenced to pay a fine of US $ 50,000 (€ 45,000). Messi had after the small final of the Copa América against Chile on 6 July in São Paulo, the South American Football Association Conmebol criticized: "We should not participate in this corruption." He did not even appear for the award ceremony. Because of a deficiency with the Chilean defender Gary Medel on the outside line Messi had previously been made with red. That's why he is already suspended for the first qualifier for the 2022 World Cup next March. Because of the new suspension Messi will now miss four friendlies, including the match against the German national team on October 9 in Dortmund. Also in the games against Chile and Mexico in September in the US and another match in October expected against Portugal he can not play for Argentina.
Tennis, Washington: Professional tennis player Peter Gojowczyk has reaffirmed his impressive form at the ATP tournament in Washington and reached the semi-finals. The 30-year-old from Munich prevailed after exactly two hours against Kyle Edmund (Great Britain / No. 13) with 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 3. In the semifinals Gojowczyk meets number three Russian Daniil Medvedev. For the world ranking-122. Gojowczyk, who had celebrated his only tournament win on the ATP Tour in Metz in 2017, was the third victory against a seeded player in succession in Washington. Before Edmund had defeated as Lucky Loser in the well-endowed with over two million dollar hard court tournament started Gojowczyk Milos Raonic (Canada / No. 8) and Australia's top talent and last year's finalist Alex De Minaur (# 12). For Gojowczyk it is his first appearance in a semi-final at an ATP-500 tournament, he will return to the top 100 in the world rankings.