News : Bundesliga – Watzke extended at BVB – Sport
Bundesliga, BVB: Managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke does not end the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund at the end of 2022, as initially announced. The 61-year-old extended his contract by three years until December 31, 2025. This was announced by BVB on Monday. Watzke will continue to act as CEO. The contracts of the other managing directors were also extended ahead of time. Thomas Treß and Carsten Cramer’s contracts now run until June 30, 2025 instead of the same date in 2022.
Watzke has been managing director of the Champions League quarter-finalists since February 2005. He had actually announced his retirement for 2022. In the “Handelsblatt” he recently stated: “I know my responsibility towards this club very well. It is completely out of the question that I will disembark in the greatest crisis.” Therefore, his departure in the coming year is “at least not as deep in my thoughts as before the pandemic”.
Ski jumping, fall: Ski jumper Daniel Andre Tande awoke from a coma four days after his horror fall. “Daniel woke up during the night and has already spoken to his girlfriend and mother. Many thanks to the fantastic people in Planica’s trauma center and the hospital in Ljubljana,” said Norwegian sports director Clas Brede Braathen on Monday morning. The Norwegian team doctor Guri Ekaas had already reported on Sunday afternoon that the team Olympic champion had eye contact with his surroundings. Tande was put into an artificial coma on Thursday. The 27-year-old had lost control of his left ski shortly after the jump on the flying hill in Planica, Slovenia, and hit the slope with full force. The ski flying world champion with the Norwegian team had to be ventilated mechanically via intubation, he was diagnosed with a broken collarbone and a slight injury to the lungs.
Basketball, NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers have won for the second time this season without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The NBA team around national basketball player Dennis Schröder had an unexpectedly difficult time at 96:93 in the home game against Orlando Magic and had to tremble for victory on Sunday evening (local time) until the last throw. And that despite the fact that the opponents from Florida gave up their three best players on Thursday, are in the midst of upheaval and are almost at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table anyway. With 30 wins this season, the Lakers are still fourth in the west of the best basketball league in the world.
“I always try to stay positive in a game like this and play my game,” said Schröder, who with 24 points and six assists was the best thrower and best assist provider of his team. “We didn’t hit much in the first half, but our defense was good enough.” In the future, the defending champion can also hope for the help of Andre Drummond, whose engagement became official before the game. Several teams had tried to get the 27-year-old center. “He will definitely put pressure on the ring. We’re looking forward to him, that’s clear,” said Schröder.
Ski flying, team: Ski flying world champion Karl Geiger achieved an outstanding end to the season with a double victory at the World Cup finals in Planica. The Oberstdorf resident was unbeatable on Sunday in the last competition of the winter with widths of 231.0 and 232.5 meters (459.3 points) and thus won the small crystal ball in the Ski Flying World Cup. On Friday he had already won the individual competition on the “Letalnica”.
“It was a great season in general and we are very happy,” said Geiger on ZDF. Markus Eisenbichler (447.9 points), who jumped slightly handicapped with a tear in the inner ligament, was also able to look forward to another podium as third. “I’m just glad that it was over and that it went so well,” said the Bavarian: “It was a really strong season for me, I’m completely satisfied.”
Pius Paschke (Kiefersfelden) had improved his personal best in the first round to 230.0 m and was eleventh, Severin Freund (Rastbüchl) came in 25th, Constantin Schmid (Oberaudorf) in 27th and Martin Hamann (Aue) directly behind him A solid performance in the last competition of the top 30 in the overall World Cup. The Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud, who was already the overall World Cup winner before the final in Slovenia, experienced a moment of shock in the air in the second round and finished in 16th place.
Basketball, Bundesliga: FC Bayern Munich’s winning streak has come to an end. After seven successes, the team of coach Andrea Trinchieri lost at the Hamburg Towers on Saturday evening after extra time with 89:91 (79:79, 43:41). The most accurate players of the game were Hamburg’s Jordan Swing and Maik Kotsar with 21 and 20 points. Bayern remain second in the table for the time being, the Towers sixth. Master Alba Berlin can overtake the Munich team with a win against Syntanics MBC Weißenfels on Sunday (3 p.m. / Magentasport).
Former series champion Brose Bamberg won 88:74 (36:38) against seventh ratiopharm Ulm for the fifth win in a row and consolidated eighth place in the last playoff. The best man in Upper Franconia was Devon Hall with a personal best BBL score of 25 points. In the battle for relegation, the air for Rasta Vechta and the Jobstairs Gießen 46ers is getting thinner. Vechta suffered a clear 79: 103 (36:69) defeat in the Lower Saxony duel at BG Göttingen, Gießen was also clearly defeated by fifth in the table Hakro Merlins Crailsheim with 77: 102 (42:48). The deficit of Vechta and Gießen on Weißenfels on non-relegation place 16 is three wins with nine games still outstanding.
Handball, Bundesliga: SG Flensburg-Handewitt won the prestigious northern derby in the handball Bundesliga and pushed rival THW Kiel from the top of the table. The team of coach Maik Machulla prevailed against the record champions in the 104th edition of the classic with 31:28 (17:15) and expanded their impressive series to 47 home games without defeat. With 34: 4 points, Flensburg is the new front runner, Kiel follows in second place (33: 5 points). The best thrower for Flensburg in an intense encounter was Hampus Wanne with ten hits. For Kiel, Sander Sagosen was the most successful shooter with nine goals.
Soccer, Spain: The coach Xabi Alonso, allegedly courted by Borussia Mönchengladbach, has extended his contract with Real Sociedad San Sebastián for another year until 2022. The Basque club announced on Friday. This means that the 39-year-old world star’s commitment to Borussia has been shattered. The former Bayern professional is training the reserve team in San Sebastián, with whom he is currently number one in a season in the third Spanish division. “I want to continue growing with this project,” said Alonso, who, according to Spanish media reports, had several offers from larger clubs. Among them should also have been one of the Gladbachers.
image and Sports picture had reported on Monday that Alonso will succeed Marco Rose, who is moving to Borussia Dortmund, for the new season. Both newspapers later put this into perspective and reported that Gladbach’s sports director Max Eberl was still in close talks with at least one other candidate.