Saturday 27 November 2021

Verstappen happy with Qatar second place

Max Verstappen said he was happy to limit the damage after starting from seventh place in the Qatar Grand Prix to maintain his narrow lead in the drivers’ championship. The Dutchman made up three places on the first lap and quickly moved in to second position, but was unable to make serious inroads on Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes. Verstappen also bagged the bonus point for the fastest lap to hold an eight-point lead over Hamilton with two races to go, in... More >

Ajax and PSV win to stay level on points

Ajax rediscovered their scoring boots with a 5-0 win in Waalwijk to preserve their narrow lead in the Eredivisie. Sebastian Haller nodded in a cross from Dusan Tadic to end a 197-minute spell without a goal after 17 minutes. Steven Berghuis doubled the lead with a tap-in just before half-time and bagged another soon after half-time before Juriën Timber and Haller sealed a comfortable victory. Coach Erik ten Hag regretted the absence of fans from the stadium under the coronavirus... More >

Quincy Promes charged with stabbing

Dutch footballer Quincy Promes will be prosecuted for attempted manslaughter and grievous bodily harm, the public prosecution department said on Thursday. The charges follow a family party in July 2020 in which a nephew of Promes was stabbed, resulting in a serious knee injury. Promes, who has 50 caps for Oranje, was arrested and questioned by police about the incident last December. The 29-year-old midfielder returned to Spartak Moscow at the beginning of this year, having also played for the... More >

Verstappen: We'll bounce back from Brazil

Max Verstappen says he is confident he can bounce back in the last three Grand Prix races of the season after Lewis Hamilton cut his lead in the drivers’ championship to 14 points. Verstappen seized the advantage in the Brazilian Grand Prix by passing Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the first corner to take the lead, but was unable to hold off the world champion, who swept past on lap 59 of the 71-lap race. ‘Today was a bit of... More >

Rotterdam still backs new stadium plan

Rotterdam city council executives do not yet want to abandon plans for a new stadium on the edge of the Maas river, even though football club Feyenoord has said it is ‘reconsidering’ its position. The city’s housing and planning chiefs first want to find out more about the likely impact of the €180m price hike announced by construction company BAM and which became public earlier this week, before taking a decision, the Financieele Dagblad reported. The new stadium would be... More >

Feyenoord pull plug on stadium on the Maas

Feyenoord have abandoned plans for a new stadium on the banks of the Maas because of rising building costs and demands by construction firm BAM, local TV network Rijnmond reports. The club decided the Feyenoord City project was unfeasible after it was unable to agree a fixed price with BAM, Rijnmond reported. The €450 million project included plans to build shops and houses as well as a 63,000 capacity stadium. A spokesman for the club said a decision would be... More >