Sports notes | Boula bites Brøndby’s offer

Brøndby announced on Monday it had signed former Chelsea centre back Khalid ‘the Cannibal’ Boulahrouz on a one-year contract. While Boulahrouz, 31, is no longer the stout back-line presence he was at Stamford Bridge, the Dutch international is a strategic addition for a Superliga club that has now crept into ninth place after a disastrous start to the season.

Woz targets WTA finals

Caroline Wozniacki has her eyes on this month’s WTA Tour Championship, but will need some help if she wants to reach Istanbul, where only the top eight players qualify. The world # 10 was helped by Maria Sharapova’s withdrawal, but must still win the Luxembourg Open and hope Germany’s Angelique Kerber fails to advance past the second round in Moscow.

Hansen hits the ice running

It’s been a good start to the NHL season for Jannik Hansen and Lars Eller. Hansen, who has just signed a new four-year contract worth 53 million kroner, scored in the Vancouver Canucks’ first two games, while Eller has been named the league’s ‘second star of the week’ after scoring twice and laying on an assist in his opener for the Montreal Canadiens and supplying two assists in his second.

Riis denies salary cuts

Despite a report in the Danish media, Saxo-Tinkoff owner Bjarne Riis has denied cutting the salary of star Spanish rider Alberto Contador. Last weekend, BT reported that Riis’s financial troubles have led to a 15 percent pay cut for Contador, the 2007 Tour de France winner. Riis is facing a cash flow problem after Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov pulled out of the team.

Bowmen take a bow

Denmark’s bowmen had a strong showing at last week’s World Archery Championships in Turkey. First off was a surprise bronze medal for the women’s team, who beat Mexico 216-212 in the Olympic recurve classification. That was followed up by a gold for Maja Jager, a 2012 Olympian, who arrowed in from Number 49 in the world to take the individual women’s recurve title.

Kevin on course for F1

Not only does McLaren feel Kevin Magnussen is ready for Formula 1, it’s actively looking to find the young Dane a ride. Its CEO Martin Whitmarsh told Reuters “one way or another, we’ll find a way to get him into Formula 1.” McLaren has had talks about teaming up with Lotus, Force India and Marussia – teams it has long-standing relationships with – to give Magnussen a car in the top flight next season.