L'abandon de Monfils, la liste des nommés au Ballon d'Or, Rashford-PSG : L'actu sur un plateau du vendredi 13 août

L’abandon de Monfils, la liste des nommés au Ballon d’Or, Rashford-PSG : L’actu sur un plateau du vendredi 13 août

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What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Tennis – ATP Montreal: The terrible abandonment of Monfils

He stopped short in the middle of the race before hiding his pain under his T-shirt. After a bad support on his right leg, Gaël Monfils was forced to give up in the round of 16 against Jack Draper (6-2, 2-0). If he tried to go back to fighting, the pain was too bad. Absent for almost three months for an injury to his right heel, the Parisian does not yet know if he will be able to line up at the US Open, a tournament he loves.

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2. Tennis – ATP Montreal: The plateau of known quarters, Kyrgios shines

He is euphoric. After his victory against Daniil Medvedev, Nick Kyrgios crushed his compatriot Alex de Minaur in two express sets (6-2, 6-3). In the quarters, he will challenge Hubert Hurkacz, who has struggled to overcome (6-7, 6-2, 7-6) Albert Ramos. The quarterbacks will also be there: Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Tommy Paul, Daniel Evans, Pablo Carreno Busta and therefore Draper. To be continued, of course, on Eurosport.

3. Football – Mercato: PSG thinks of Rashford

In search of an offensive reinforcement, as confirmed by Christophe Galtier on Thursday, PSG would have checked the name of Marcus Rashford on its list according to L’Equipe. At the end of the contract in 2023, the Manchester United striker could welcome a transfer to PSG, unless the rumor serves him to better negotiate a future contract with his favorite club. Still, his season last year cast doubt on his true level…

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4. Football – World Cup: FIFA brings forward the World Cup by one day

FIFA has decided to change its schedule. While the 2022 World Cup is due to start in just over three months, the international football body announced Thursday evening, by decision of its Advisory Board, that the Qatar – Ecuador match will open the competition on Sunday November 20 at 5:00 p.m. , a day earlier than expected. To find you there, here is the updated and complete calendar of the Mondial.

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Tennis – ATP Toronto : Has Iga Swiatek become human again? The world number one was eliminated in the round of 16 by Haddad Maia (6-4, 3-6, 7-5), confirming her current difficulties. Worrying before the US Open?

Football – Market : As expected, Arnaud Kalimuendo, titi of PSG, joined Rennes Thursday evening for 25 million euros. The promising 20-year-old striker had been consistent in the last two seasons for Lens (21 goals).

Swimming – European Championship : Six weeks after the successful Worlds in Budapest, the Blues opened the European Swimming Championships with a first medal, thanks to the bronze in the men’s 4x200m relay, Thursday in Rome.

The good deed

The Number 6 worn by NBA legend and civil rights activist Bill Russell, who died in late July, will be permanently removed from all franchise venues starting next season, the North American Basketball League announced Thursday. In addition, all players will wear a commemorative crest on their shirt and each court of the thirty teams will display a special logo, in the shape of a trefoil. It is the first time that a shirt number has been retired for all teams in the League.

Bill Russell

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The burning question: Will Barca be able to register their recruits?

On the eve of its first match against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, FC Barcelona still does not know if it will be able to register its recruits… Lewandowski, Raphinha, Koundé, Kessie and Christensen but also Dembélé and Sergi Roberto, who have signed new contracts, must be validated by La Liga but the schemes devised by Joan Laporta have not worked so far. Expected for several days, the sale of 24.5% of Barça Studios for 100 million is slow to materialize, posing a real threat to the viability of the Barcelona system. Tick ​​tock…

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In this hot month of August, do you want to cool off? So dive with us into the story of Greg Louganis, the greatest diver in history who became legendary.

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What not to miss today

1. Football – Ballon d’Or: The list of 30 nominees revealed

This is a subject of always intense debate. It is this Friday, between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., that France Football will reveal the list of 30 nominated for the Ballon d’Or. The lists for the Women’s Ballon d’Or, the Yachine Trophy and the Kopa Trophy will also be made public. Before the event, which you can follow live on Eurosport.fr, a question burns our lips: what if Neymar and Messi were absent from the selection?

Can Neymar and Lionel Messi be missing from the list of 30 Ballon d’Or nominees?

Credit: Marko Popovic

2. Tennis – ATP Montreal: Burning quarters in sight

This Friday, the temperature will rise again in Montreal with explosive quarter-finals, available on Eurosport. First follow the fight between Nick Kyrgios and Hubert Hurkacz from 6 p.m. before Casper Ruud and Felix Auger-Aliassime take over around 8 p.m. At night, Evans-Paul and Draper-Carreno Busta will be the posters.

3. Football – Ligue 1: The Fonseca method to be validated against Nantes

This was one of the first lessons of the first day: this LOSC is biting. Under the leadership of Paulo Fonseca, the Dogues impressed against Auxerre (4-1) before challenging Nantes this Friday (9 p.m.). So who is the new Lille coach and above all what are his methods?

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