Verdi sanctioned, Banchero crowned, Castres – Montpellier: the news on the set of Friday 24 June 2022

What you may have missed from last night to this morning

1. Football – Ligue 2: Saint-Etienne is in place

The Disciplinary Commission of the LFP issued its verdict and sanctioned AS Saint-Etienne with six penalty points, of which three suspended, and six games behind closed doors, of which two suspended for excesses occurred during the play-off against the ‘AJ Auxerre. The match was marked by the invasion of the pitch by the angry fans of Saint-Etienne and the launch of smoke bombs towards the stands. Sanctions against the Greens will take effect during the 2022-2023 season, which the club will play in Ligue 2.


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2. Basketball – NBA: Banchero is the chosen one!

He wasn’t necessarily the favorite, but he’s the king of the draft. Paolo Banchero, the strong winger revealed to Duke last season, was chosen in first position by Orlando under the eyes of Kylian Mbappé, present at the ceremony. Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith, long announced as the first to be number one pick, started second and third respectively in Oklahoma City and Houston. French Ousmane Dieng, 19, was drafted 11th by the New York Knicks before being traded to Oklahoma City.

3. Athletics – United States Championships: disaster for Richardson

Great feeling in Eugene! Sha’Carri Richardson failed to qualify for the 100m World Championships on the same track by missing his first race at the US Championships, which serves as a qualifying tournament. The one who was one of the possible contenders for World Cup gold in the queen event was eliminated with the 23rd time in all series. Fred Kerley stood out with the best world performance of the year, running the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds.

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  • Football – Market : According to L’Equipe, PSG has started negotiations with Lens to recruit Seko Fofana, the midfielder of the artesian club.

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  • Football – Market : L’Equipe also indicates that Les Bleues and PSG star Marie-Antoinette Katoto has decided to extend her contract with the capital’s club.
  • Swimming – World Championships : Eliminated at first, the French Maxime Grousset has finally qualified for the final of the 50 freestyle after a qualitative leap.
  • Swimming – World Championships : The Americans were crowned in the 4x200m. France had to settle for 7th place.
  • Sailing – Route du Rhum : The court decision in the dispute between navigator François Gabart and the Kresk group, owner of the SVR-Lazartigue boat, to the Ultim class on which they depend to participate in the event, will be delivered on 21 July.

The recovery video

Bruno Armirail is the king of rollers in France. The Groupama-FDJ runner (28) won this Thursday during the Cholet time trial, on 44 terminals. Here is his goal, then that of the reigning champion (thus deposed), Benjamin Thomas (Cofidis, 3rd at 24 “). Between the two, Rémi Cavagna completes the podium (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, 2nd at 30” ).

Armirail crowned: his arrival and that of Thomas

The one you will be sure to follow today

1. Rugby – Top 14: Castres or Montpellier, who will succeed in Toulouse?

It is the great evening for Castres and Montpellier, who face off at the Stade de France for the Top 14 final. Undecided duel between the two teams that finished the season in the top two places. Who will succeed in Toulouse and raise the Shield of Brennus? Answer from 20:45!

Harinordoquio on the importance of Brenno: “I saw grandparents and grandmothers crying on the balcony”

2. Tennis: Bonzi, Cornet and Garcia aim for a place in the final

Benjamin Bonzi is one step away from the Santa Ponsa final. To access it, the French must win against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6th classified at the ATP. In Bad Hombourg there will necessarily be a Habs to play with for the title. It remains to be seen which of Caroline Garcia or Alizé Cornet will emerge victorious from this French-French duel in the semifinal, from 18:00. Also followed by the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in Eastbourne, Cressy-Draper and Fritz-De Minaur, live on Eurosport from 15:00.

“Djokovic will be under enormous pressure in London, but he remains the best on the grass”

3. Swimming – World Championships: Wattel and Hénique looking for a medal

Maxime Grousset will not be the only Frenchman in the final this Friday in Budapest. Shortly before the final in the 50 freestyle (18:09), the blues will have two more medal chances in the women’s 50 butterfly with Mélanie Hénique and Marie Wattel, qualified for the final with the 3rd and 6th time respectively in the semifinal-final . Final scheduled for 18:02.

And also…

Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco in free practice for the Dutch Grand Prix MotoGP (9.55 and 14.10), the French team that plays for the first place in its group against Italy at Euro U19 (17.30), the rally of Kenya WRC ( from 7:00) and the Ulan Bator Grand Slam of judo, live on Eurosport from 11:00!

(with AFP)


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