basketball was the dominant theme in dettelbach

Alicia is literally hanging in the air. The petite sixth-grader stretches her arms as long as she can to reach the three-meter-high basketball hoop with her fingertips.She doesn’t need a ladder today, because jason boone and oliver clay, both professional basketball players of the s.Oliver baskets wurzburg, lift them high. "It was totally cool up there", she exclaims enthusiastically when she has solid ground under her feet again. Almost like flying.

The two basketball cracks sit calmly at a table in the gymnasium of the dettelbach secondary school and sign autographs. The fact that the autograph cards eventually run out doesn’t detract from the unbridled enthusiasm at the school. On the contrary, the schoolchildren have everything signed where there is room for two signatures. T-shirts, basketballs, funf-euro bills. "It’s now worth more than just five euros", grins michael heb. The eighth-grader triumphantly holds up the blue banknote, showing it to his friends before pocketing it again.

Commitment is required, after all, it’s not every day that you have two bundesliga players as guests. "I didn’t even know that they were coming today and only heard it in the announcement earlier, says christoph barthel from the 7a class, for example. "I think that’s totally cool", he also thinks.

Sigismund von dobschutz

in a letter to mayor harald hofmann (CSU) and the city council, the board of the haard soccer club recently asked for budgetary consideration of a subsidy for the renovation of their soccer field. Over the next ten years, this surface is to be resurfaced with the help of machinery and manure for an estimated sum of 40,000 euros, thus making it playable again for the coveted relegation competitions.
In the recent past, the spvgg had already received refusals from other football clubs who had described the pitch as unplayable. The spvgg haard therefore asked the municipal council for a subsidy amounting to one third of the estimated costs.

Not fundamentally against it

On tuesday, after the letter had been read out, the municipal council discussed this request of the association in the course of its budget deliberations, but did not want to include a fixed amount in the budget. The committee considered both formal and factual reasons to be given: as a matter of principle, the clubs are requested to submit corresponding applications in good time before the preparation of a budget by the end of the year.
In addition, the municipality has so far only ever granted clubs subsidies of up to a maximum of ten percent, and this only for value-preserving investments in club facilities, but not for ongoing maintenance.

Fifa captain blatter pushes through reforms

Wolfgang niersbach certainly did not want to start a mutiny. But the DFB president could not simply accept the delay in FIFA’s reform program.

As the leader of the opposition from europe, niersbach criticized the postponement of the decision on a term limit and an age limit for powerful FIFA officials until 2014 at the world football association’s congress in mauritius.

"It would have been a good signal to the public if we had voted on a proposal," the DFB boss said, earning a subsaure laugh for his quiet criticism of FIFA president joseph blatter on the congress committee stage. "There was no majority for any proposal," said the FIFA boss, explaining the postponement.

Many bamberger fans wanted to go home quickly yesterday, because they were hoping for a basketball treat, at least in the televised game between bayern and oldenburg. In the brose arena, they had experienced a clear 81:62 victory for the bamberg team against the heavily depleted skyliners frankfurt – but no one was moved from their seats by this performance.
Brose coach andrea trinchieri paid respect after the game to the attitude of the frankfurt team, which had to do without four injured players. "If our players had been as willing to get their hands dirty, it would have been a different game. We were limp and without energy, trinchieri criticized the emotionless performance before the break. Especially in rebounding, the home side let down and allowed the skyliners a total of 16 second-chance points. One of the most effective frankfurters was johannes richter, an ex-bamberger. The 20-year-old narrowly missed a double-double with ten points and nine rebounds.
"We couldn’t handle the zone defense in the beginning. We did that better in the second half", elias harris explained the problems. Only karsten tadda scored twice from the three-point line against the zone. With an 18:0 run at the end of the third quarter, the home team gained the decisive lead (55:39). "Frankfurt played well despite the many injured players. In the second half, we moved the ball better, so that we were able to pull out a clear victory," explained elias harris, stressed daniel theis, whose energy (13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks) played a major role in the increase in performance. Surprisingly for many, trinchieri did without josh duncan yesterday, who had celebrated a brilliant debut after a long injury break with 21 points on wednesday. "He’s not ready to play all three days yet", said the brose coach.
In the evening, the freaks had to watch the bavarians beat oldenburg 80:65 to take second place ahead of bamberg, who were level on points. Top-ranked berlin just managed to avoid its first defeat of the season with a 98-90 win in hagen.

Many bamberg fans wanted to go home quickly yesterday, because they were hoping for a basketball treat, at least in the TV game between the bavarians and oldenburg. In the brose arena they had seen a clear 81:62 victory of the bamberg team against the heavily depleted skyliners frankfurt – but this performance did not move anyone from their seats.
Brose coach andrea trinchieri paid tribute after the game to the attitude of the frankfurt team, which had to do without four injured players. "If our players had been just as willing to get their hands dirty, it would have been a different game. We were limp and without energy,", trinchieri criticized the emotionless performance before the break. Especially in rebounding, the home team let down and allowed the skyliners a total of 16 second-chance points. One of frankfurt’s most effective players was johannes richter, an ex-bamberger. The 20-year-old just missed a double-double with ten points and nine rebounds.
"We couldn’t cope with the zone defense in the beginning. We did better in the second half", elias harris explained the problems. Only karsten tadda scored twice from the three-point line against the zone. With an 18:0 run at the end of the third quarter, the home side gained the decisive lead (55:39). "Frankfurt played well despite the many injured players. In the second half, we were running the ball better, so that we could still pull out a clear victory", emphasized daniel theis, whose energy (13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks) played a significant role in the increase in performance. Surprisingly for many, trinchieri yesterday dispensed with josh duncan, who had celebrated a brilliant debut with 21 points on wednesday after a long injury layoff. "It has not yet reached the point where it can perform every three days", according to the brose coach.
In the evening, the freaks had to watch the bavarians beat oldenburg 80:65 to take second place ahead of the bambergers, who were level on points. Top-ranked berlin just managed to avoid its first defeat of the season with a 98-90 win in hagen.

Bavarian interior minister joachim herrmann has spoken out in favor of a six-month driving ban for violent fans in the debate about riots at soccer stadiums. "Having to leave your car for half a year can be more painful for such violent offenders than a high fine", the CSU's top candidate for the federal elections told the "welt" (monday).

The authorities knew that the perpetrators were often not hartz IV recipients, but people who drove expensive cars, according to herrmann. "In bavaria, we have already recommended this approach to the judiciary. Also in other federal states such driving bans should be pronounced. Those who beat people recklessly do not belong in a stadium or behind the steering wheel."

Alienation between fans and professional soccer violence in football stadiums must be "punished more severely". Every violent hooligan at football should be identified, tried and punished. "I am sure that this will have an effect", said the CSU politician.