3×3 basketball: first world title for Les Bleues

A few minutes before the coronation of their compatriots, the Blues also finished the tournament with a smile. Beaten by Lithuania in overtime earlier in the day (17-18, ap), they pulled themselves together to get a bronze medal against Belgium and their public (18-17, ap). A performance all the more remarkable as coach Karim Souchu’s … Read more

Alexis Lebrun, French table tennis champion: “I am no longer the young kid who arrives”

This Sunday had a special flavor for Alexis Lebrun. After overcoming his brother Félix, 15, in the semi-finals, the Montpellier native dethroned Simon Gauzy, double reigning French champion and who had deprived him of the final in 2021. Winner in four sets, he s his first national singles title was awarded to the “big boys”. … Read more

Prithika Pavade, French table tennis champion: “It’s hard to do”

It was after the traditional doping control, carried out in the wake of her final against Yuan Jianan, that Prithika Pavade, a real phenomenon of French “ping”, was able to look back on a weekend marked by two titles, in women’s singles and doubles. , at the French Championships. Victorious in the final against the … Read more

Iliana Rupert scores her first WNBA points with Las Vegas

Fourteen months after being selected by Las Vegas with the 12th pick of the 2021 WNBA draft, Iliana Rupert made her North American league debut on Saturday night with the Nevada franchise. The young interior tricolor (1.94 m, 20 years old) scored five points in the defeat of the Aces against the Washington Mystics (86-87). … Read more

Stefanos Tsitsipas wins Mallorca tournament

Under the Mallorcan sun, Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest active player to win a tournament on all three surfaces on Saturday. In three sets, the Greek (23) pinched Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2), on the Spanish lawn. Yet the Spaniard was not unworthy, galvanized in the third set in front of an audience … Read more

Travelers Championship: Xander Schauffele in the lead, Rory McIlroy derails

Until hole 12 of the second, everything went perfectly for Rory McIlroy. Author of a 62 on Friday, the world number two on a Friday chained with a go in -4 consolidating his position as leader at Cromwell. Then everything changed into two misplaced drives for the Northern Irishman, a downright disaster “place of nowhere … Read more

Taylor Fritz wins final at Eastbourne

American Taylor Fritz (24, 14th at ATP) beat compatriot Maxime Cressy (25, 60th at ATP) 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), Saturday in the final of the ATP 250 tournament in Eastbourne (England). Already winner of the tournament in 2019, Fritz won his second title this season after Indian Wells, in the United States, where he … Read more

Adam Hadwin in the lead, Victor Perez 76th at the US Open

With only 25 players under par at the end of the first round, the US Open and the Brookline Country Club course perfectly set the tone for this 122nd edition. In front, Adam Hadwin is the first leader. The Canadian returned a card of 66 (-4). ” We can hardly ask for better to start … Read more

Les Bleues in the semi-finals of the 3×3 World Cup

The meeting against Spain in the quarter-finals of the 3×3 World Cup, played in Antwerp (Belgium), awakened in Les Bleues the painful memory of the Euro, played in 2021 at the Trocadéro, where the Spaniards s were imposed in the semi-finals to deprive France of a possible title at home (third in the end). Unlike … Read more