News from handball, football and tennis.
The men’s handball club Dinamo Bucharest has grabbed its first away win in this year’s edition of Champions League. Dinamo won 32-31 against Riihimaen Cocks in a game hosted by the city of Vantaa in Group D. The topscorer for Dinamo was Amine Bannour of Tunisia, with six goals. Kamel Alouini and Seyed Mousavi also scored five goals each. Ranking first in Group D is Wisla Plock of Poland with 6 points in 3 matches, followed by Dinamo with 6 points in 4 matches and Ademar Leon of Spain with 3 points in 3 matches. Dinamo will next take on Wisla Plock on October 14 at home.
We move on to football, to note that Dinamo Bucharest has signed Gheorghe Grozav of Bursaspor, a national squad regular. Grozav has played for Dinamo before, in the first half of 2015, scoring 5 goals in 13 caps in League One and the League Cup. Born in Alba Iulia, 28-year-old Grozav previously played for Unirea Alba Iulia, Standard Liege, Universitatea Cluj, Petrolul Ploiesti, Dinamo, Terek Groznyi, Karabukspor and Bursaspor. His track record includes 25 caps and 5 goals for Romania’s national team. Grozav has won two trophies, the Belgian Cup with Standard Liege in 2011, and the Romanian Cup with Petrolul Ploesti in 2013.
Women’s world number one Simona Halep has smashed international headlines announcing she has a herniated disc, which could sideline her ahead of the WTA Finals in Singapore. Halep did add that surgery is out of the question, and that she will follow a treatment that includes exercise and physiotherapy. We recall Halep withdrew from the first round of the WTA tournament in Beijing on Sunday in a match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 32 minutes into the game. The Romanian had also signed up for the Moscow Tournament over October 15-21 and for the Singapore Finals, scheduled to take place over October 21-28.