Team Australia Boomers Aron Baynes injury, Basketball news

Australia suffered a blow to their men’s basketball gold medal hopes Friday with Toronto Raptors star Aron Baynes ruled out of the rest of the Olympics with a neck injury exacerbated by a bathroom fall. The triple Olympian picked up the problem in the second half of the Boomers’ three-point win over Italy on Wednesday […]

31st Southeast Asian Games postponed

The 31st edition of the Southeast Asian Games, which were to take place in Vietnam this year, have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, probably in 2022, one of the organizers announced Thursday. “The 31st Southeast Asian Games will certainly not be (hosted) this year as planned in November,” said Varin Tansuphasiri, Games Council […]

a tour of Europe in a new balloon and under surveillance

Dreamed by Michel Platini, shaken by the health crisis, the European Championship with eleven host countries begins this Friday. With a year of delay and in a context of tenacious fragility. A year and a half ago – an eternity in the light of these upset times – the draw for the Euro gave birth […]

Nadal-Gasquet, the secret story of one-sided domination

DECRYPTION – The Frenchman, who has never beaten the Spaniard in 16 encounters, tries his luck again on Thursday, perhaps for the last time in his career. A look back at two decades of duels between rivals who have become friends. Nadal, the only great player that Gasquet has never beaten on the ATP circuit […]

Roger Federer, the shadow of the last dance

ANALYSIS – The 39-year-old Swiss, winner of the Uzbek Istomin, lit the second day of the French Open. A mixture of impatience and concern floated in the aisles of Roland-Garros, walking in the stands of the Philippe-Chatrier court this Monday in the middle of the afternoon. The precious scent of dates, the subtle fragrance diffused […]

why the new balls destabilize the players

DECRYPTION – In search of a 13th crown in Paris, Rafael Nadal in person judges that they do not “Are not good for playing on clay”. The American brand Wilson now supplies the balls and the official string for the French Open. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP A page has turned at Roland Garros. After a […]

behind the scenes of the famous “golden bubble” of Disney World

STORY – Confined to Orlando, Florida, the NBA family resumes the season this Thursday. Buses carrying Toronto Raptors players and staff to Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida. TORONTO RAPTORS/via REUTERS The NBA is back! Interrupted on March 11 after the positive control of Frenchman Rudy Gobert for coronavirus, the season indeed resumes its […]

Rocheteau betrays the Greens, Borelli kisses the lawn

Thirty-eight years ago, the poster for the final already opposed Paris-SG to Saint-Etienne. Memories. PSG president Francis Borelli says a prayer before the penalty shoot-out on May 15, 1982 at the Parc des Princes in Paris. SPORTS PRESS / SPORTS PRESS “Although I am southern, I am not used to being very expansive … But […]