League 1: Astra – Dinamo 1-1
In the last game of the 16th leg of the football championship, Dinamo could not win on Astra Ploiesti field, although it scored the two points of the evening: Claudiu Niculescu opened the score in minute 55, then the fullback Cosmin Moti mistook the goal in minute 63 and scored an own goal deviating a ball into the net. With this point, Dinamo remains on the 7th place, 5 points away from the group of the four teams which are at a draw at the head of the standings, namely FC Timisoara, CFR Cluj, Unirea Urziceni and Steaua.
Coach of the handball national men team gives up
The coach of the national men handball team, Petru Ghervan, has health problems and is obliged to give up the national team only two months after he took it over, replacing the suspended coach Aihan Omer. “At the first visit to the medic, some heart problems were noticed, the medic suspecting a pre-infarction which had not been treated. There is nothing to do, I did and I do anything for my career in handball, but I cannot sacrifice my health,” declared Petru Ghervan for Mediafax. Petru Ghervan assumed the position of coach of the national men handball team on October 12, replacing Aihan Omer, suspended for five years further to the attempt to bribe some referees before the match of the national team with Montenegro national team, in the WC 2009 preliminaries. Ghervan is also coach of CSU Bucovina Suceava, and he wants to remain there.
Men volleyball: CV Tomis Constanta eliminated from CEV Cup
The men volleyball team CV Tomis Constanta missed the qualification in the final eighths of CEV Cup, after it was defeated on Tuesday evening, in an away match, by the French formation Montpellier Volley, by the score of 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 27-25), in the second leg of the final sixteenths. Tomis had won the first match also by 3-0 (32, 22, 15), but the French players obtained the qualification in the eighths after a match which lasted 74 minutes and finished dramatically, the Constanta players saving several match balls. Montpellier had 2-0 at sets and 23-18 in set three, but Tomis had a spectacular revival, scored several successful points, saved several balls, giving in finally by 25-27. Tomis will continue in the final sixteenth of the Challenge Cup.
Alberto Contador remains with Astana
The Spaniard Alberto Contador, the best cyclist this year, expects a difficult season in 2010, after he opted to go on with the Kazakh team Astana one more year. Contador won the Tour de France 2009 with Astana, team which included valuable cyclists starting with Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Haimer Zubeldia, Andreas Kloden. They left the Kazakh team and next year they will compete under the colours of the American team RadioShack. “I am realistic, I know that I shall have a weaker team than in the previous years and therefore I must work more, motivate myself in training. Maybe I cannot win the Tour de France, even if I am in a good condition,” declared Contador who turned 27 on Sunday, quoted by Agerpres. The Spaniard hopes to make use of his experience obtained in the Tour de France 2009, when his differences with Armstrong pushed him to his physical and nervous limits.
League 1: Astra – Dinamo 1-1