The miraculous Hornets in Orlando, Boston has fun against Cleveland

Le come-back : Hayward sauve Charlotte

Already beaten on the wire against Indiana two days earlier, Orlando still missed the end of the game on Sunday in Charlotte. While leading by 12 points at the start of the last quarter, the Magic squandered his lead against the Hornets of a very great Gordon Hayward (39 points at 15/25) who, after keeping his team at flow throughout the meeting, scored the victory basket less than a second from the buzzer. Evan Fournier was not unworthy (21 points and 6 assists), but could not prevent his team from suffering an eighth defeat in nine matches.

La perf : Jaylen Brown coule Cleveland

There was no suspense between Boston and Cleveland on Sunday: the Celtics, yet still deprived of Jayson Tatum, were already leading by 17 lengths at the end of the first act and ended up winning very widely (141-103 ). It only took 19 minutes and 14 seconds of presence on the floor for Jaylen Brown to register 33 points (13/20), including 20 in the only third quarter.

“We were coming out of three defeats in a row: we had to win tonight, reacted the American back, who had scored 42 points two days earlier against Philadelphia. We wanted to put in a lot of energy from the start. ” No Cleveland player has crossed the 13-point mark.

The MVP: carefree Antetokounmpo against Atlanta

The Bucks saw their task much easier against the Hawks, deprived at the last moment of their two best players: Trae Young, victim of back pain, and Clint Capela, touched in the hand after his nice triple-double against Minnesota. Driven by a great start to the match, the Milwaukee franchise was then content to maintain its lead by relying on Giannis Antetokounmpo (27 points to 9/13, 14 rebounds, 8 assists). At the end of an easily controlled meeting (129-115), coach Mike Budenholzer, however, underlined the generosity of his defense, which has conceded more than 30 points in the last three quarters.


In the NBA, Clint Capela’s original triple double with Atlanta

The Hornets share with the Wolves the longest losing streak since they lost for the fourth time in a row, despite 34 points from Gordon Hayward, against the Chicago Bulls a little better than expected (110-123) . Sacramento ended just a series of four losses by pushing back New York at home (103-94). Frenchman Frank Ntilikina was once again absent (right knee) on the Knicks side.


Heavy defeat for Basket Landes against Sopron – Fil Info – European Cups

The Landes basketball players suffered a heavy defeat on Friday night against the Hungarians of Sopron (84-54) in Group D of the Euroleague women and have almost no chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals scheduled for March . Céline Dumerc’s Landaises, who so far have won only one game out of five, now show a crippling point difference (-83) in the event of a three-way tie, while Bourges (also 1 victory, but -13 only) still has a small chance, provided they win their last two matches.

Bourges must play Friday evening (8:00 p.m.) against the Turks of Galatasaray, then Sunday against Basket Landes. Two victories in 48 hours would allow Bourges to go to 50% success and to qualify for the quarterfinals without fail. The quarter-finals of the Women’s Euroleague, reduced to 16 clubs this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, are scheduled from March 14, then a Final Four from April 16.


World 2021: Luc Abalo exasperated by the questions of a journalist

Asked about BeIN Sport just after the difficult success over Algeria (29-26) on Wednesday evening, the winger of the France handball team did not hide his annoyance, before leaving.

On Wednesday evening, the France team won a fourth success in as many matches played during the 2021 World Cup in Egypt, dominating Algeria (29-26). “A narrow success”, by the admission of the coach of the Blues, Guillaume Gille, due to insufficient collective performance of the French. What feed a certain disappointment, despite the favorable result. What did the BeInN Sport journalist Mary Patrux wish to express by interviewing Luc Abalo live just after the meeting, perhaps a little unhappy: “We did not spend a very good evening in front of France? -Algeria. I imagine that the France team did not have a lot of fun during this meeting either. ” Face closed, the right winger answers tit for tat: “Oh yes, why did not you have a good evening?”

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Having started on the wrong foot, the discussion then continued, in a climate of mistrust and hostility. “You were put in difficulty by a team from Algeria that you are, for me, able to dominate more easily”, replied the journalist of the pay channel. “Actually, how do you say we could dominate them easily?” Abalo snarled a little more. Before backing up his point. “Our team is new. There are a lot of players who don’t necessarily have experience of this competition, and for them it’s a difficult game. Algeria is a big team. They defend differently, very hard, very high, so we knew we were going to have some tough challenges to overcome. ” One way for the winger to defend his troops. But from defensive, his speech then went on the offensive …

Thus, Abalo highlighted the way of approaching this meeting, and this Algerian opponent, from the media. “Before the match, psychologically, we said to ourselves that we had no right to play badly against this team. As if we don’t respect them enough. It is a problem. Whether it was Switzerland two days ago or Algeria, they are two good teams (…) You (the journalists), in your questions, you imply that we have no right to lose and to play badly . Except that in this team, there are young players and they say to themselves that they have no right to play badly. However, it doesn’t matter if you miss something, you just have to fight in defense… ”And the winger to assert, just before leaving:“ We are no longer the great French team there. is ten years old. We are going to make mistakes and this is normal because we have to rebuild ourselves (… We are not going to dominate all the matches. ”


“Come back quickly”: 180 athletes sign a letter of support for L’Équipe

This Saturday, for the 8th consecutive day, the sports daily will not appear due to a strike movement. This made many champions react in France.

“Come back quickly, bring us back to sport, all sports, and continue to tell us, to tell me”: 180 top-level athletes signed a letter of support on Friday to the journalists of L’Équipe on strike since January 8. However, they will not have the pleasure of finding the daily newspaper in the kiosks on Saturday: the intersyndicale SNJ, SNJ-CGT, UFICT-CGT, SGLCE-CGT decided on Friday to renew its call to strike for 24 hours. The newspaper will therefore not appear for the 8th day in a row, its management announced to AFP. “For years now, we have met, we discuss at the edge of the fields, roads, swimming pools, gymnasiums, tracks. Years to share, sometimes to lose oneself, ”notes the text signed by some of the biggest names in sport, active or retired, French or not.

From Rudy Gobert to Marie-José Pérec via Dante, Greg Lemond, Renaud Lavillenie, Samantha Davies, Yannick Noah, Michel Platini, Pauline Ferrand-Prévost or Alain Prost, but also leaders like Jean-Michel Aulas or coaches like Corinne Deacon, all hope to see the daily sports in the kiosks as soon as possible. “By accompanying my first steps, my victories, my medals, you have been the link with my supporters, millions of sports enthusiasts. You did not hide my defeats, my doubts either. I confided in you, it was sometimes tense but we always reconciled. We have never broken that link. Except in recent days when, absent from kiosks, laptops, tablets, you leave us helpless, ”underlines the text published on social networks, where testimonies of support pour in every day.

Even the Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, reacted Friday on Twitter: “Sport is going through a difficult period. We have realized in recent months how essential it is to our daily lives. For a week we have also measured that L’Equipe has been missing from sport, ”she wrote. Another initiative, a handwritten letter sent by the director of the Groupama-FDJ cycling team, Marc Madiot, to “Madame Amaury” (Marie-Odile Amaury, owner of the eponymous group to which the newspaper belongs), and a photo of which has been posted Thursday on social networks: “I know the difficulties of the written press but I also know that we win matches or races as a team (…) We, we need YOUR TEAM”, writes in particular Madiot.

A large majority of the daily journalists are on strike against the job protection plan (PSE) unveiled in the fall by the management of the L’Equipe group, and which provides for the elimination of around fifty jobs, including 47 journalists, within the SAS L’Équipe (the daily, the magazine, Vélo Magazine and the weekly France football, in the process of becoming a monthly) which employs 350 people. The goal is to save 5 million euros and avoid 6 million losses in 2021, in a context of falling paper sales aggravated by the health crisis and the end of sports competitions in the spring. The unions are invited Monday to a meeting on “the alternative project proposed by the management”, according to the latter. This week, management proposed better starting conditions, but also an alternative to the PSE, a modified version of a draft collective performance agreement (CPA) rejected this summer by the unions, with a cut in wages of 5 % until the end of 2024 at the latest and the abandonment of 10 days of RTT.


Lower wages in Ligue 1: how much does a player touch on average?

THE SPORT SCAN – The average salary of a professional player last season was 94,000 euros gross monthly but this amount is not representative of reality. Explanations.

On Tuesday, the union of professional players and representatives of L1 and L2 clubs gathered around a table to negotiate a possible drop in wages to help French football get out of the economic slump in which it is plunged. . The meeting resulted in a declaration of intent from the UNFP which invites players to quickly discuss with their clubs to consider the modalities of reducing their remuneration in order to save professional football strongly affected by this crisis and to ensure that the 2020/2021 season is coming to an end. “

Privileged, Ligue 1 players received an average of 94,000 euros monthly gross last season, which corresponds to 73,320 euros net. An estimate revealed by The team and France Blue last February. Be careful, however, because this data masks very strong inequalities among the elite of 20 clubs and is not necessarily representative of the average emoluments of a player. This amount is inflated with the very comfortable salaries of Paris SG players in particular.

PSG salaries skew average data

In 2018-2019, on its own, the capital club represented more than a quarter of the remuneration in charge of Ligue 1, equivalent to 780 million euros (up 9% compared to the previous season) , or as many as 13 clubs with the lowest payrolls! Neymar receives for example 3.06 million euros gross monthly and Mbappé 1.91 million euros for example, which contributes to pulling the average salary significantly upwards.

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To get a better idea of ​​the average salary of a professional player in the Ligue 1 championship, it is better to rely on the median salary. More representative, it remains very comfortable, but drops to 35,000 euros gross (27,300 net). This means that half of Ligue 1 players hit more and the other half are below. To these sums may be added collective or individual match bonuses and objectives negotiated in the contracts (number of goals per season, number of tenures, etc.). In Ligue 2, the fall in the numbers is notable with an average salary of 11,000 euros gross (8,580 net) and a median salary of 8,500 euros gross (6,630 net).

The ten biggest salaries in Ligue 1 in 2019-2020 (gross salary)

Neymar: 3.06 M €
Kylian Mbappé : 1,91 M€
Thiago Silva : 1,5 M€
Edinson Cavani: € 1.34m
Marquinhos et Marco Verratti: 1.2 M €
Angel Di Maria: 1.1 M €
Keylor Navas : 1 M€
Mauro Icardi: € 800,000
Leandro Paredes: € 750,000
Presnel Kimpembe: 670,000 €


Boston-Orlando, 5th game postponed due to coronavirus – Fil Info – NBA

The North American Basketball League (NBA) on Tuesday announced the postponement of the game scheduled for Wednesday between Boston and Orlando due to the coronavirus, the Celtics not having enough players available while a minimum of eight per team is required for to play. This meeting is the fifth postponed in the NBA for three weeks that began the regular season and the third for the franchise of Massachusetts which was to face Miami on Sunday and Chicago on Tuesday. After star Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown tested positive, a large number of their teammates have become their potential contact cases and have been observing for around 40 while waiting for the traceability investigation to yield results. At the same time, on the Washington side, the Wizards canceled their training session for the day, while two of their players, unidentified, must submit to the health protocol linked to Covid-19. The first game to be postponed was Houston-Oklahoma City, originally scheduled for December 23. And Monday Dallas and New Orleans did not take place either, for the same reasons of decimated workforce among the Rockets and Mavericks. None of these meetings have been rescheduled. The NBA has knowingly split its season into two parts, the schedule for the first until March 4 having been unveiled, but not that of the second supposed to start on the 10 after a six-day break. In doing so, it has given itself the possibility of rescheduling any matches postponed from the first part of the season to the second or even during the break.


Gijón Basket starts the year against Porriño

Gijón Basket, which passed a new serological test yesterday afternoon in which all the players tested negative, receives Porriño at the Palacio de los Deportes (17 hours) in a match corresponding to the second day of the league in the group ” AC ”of the EBA League and that was postponed at the time due to positives in the Galician team.

The Gijón squad had to stop for more than a week after the positive detected in their ranks and will face the match without the Campoamor contest, in the last phase of recovery from his injury, and without the pivot Oyelowo who could not play since it was registered at the time the match should have been played.

Fran Sánchez will have only 8 players for a game that will measure the two teams that have played the fewest games so far, four from Gijón and three from Galicia, when they have played eight games, so the current classification is totally unreal.

The Gijón coach warns of the potential of the rival so he expects the support of the fans, 300 maximum.


Season over for Markelle Fultz (Orlando)

It is a blow for Orlando, who loses a second holder for the season after Jonathan Isaac (victim of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee last August). But especially for the player himself, Markelle Fultz, who knows a new setback at only 22 years old.

Wednesday, this leader suffered the same injury as Isaac in the fourth minute of the game won by the Magic at home against Cleveland (105-94).

“It’s a bad blow for us, commented Nikola Vucevic, the Orlando pivot. It’s very sad for him, because he had this shoulder injury for two years, he finally came back last year and this season must be huge for him. He was ready and he had started dreadfully. It’s hard to see, and it hurts for him. »

“This adversity will ultimately make me stronger”

The leader of Orlando, he does not intend to be defeated and took the time to send a positive message to his fans. “God has a plan for me, and I know that this adversity will make me stronger eventually”.

Chosen by Philadelphia for first place in the Draft in 2017, Fultz had only played 33 matches (out of 186 possible) in his first two seasons because of a problem in his right shoulder, which had helped to disrupt his shoot.

Cole Anthony in his place

Transferred to Orlando in 2019, he was coming out of a first real convincing season (12.1 points, 5.1 assists), where he had won his place in the five major. He is now giving way to an even younger leader, Cole Anthony (20).


Killian Hayes (Detroit) hit in the hip

The fall looked rather harmless. While Jrue Holiday had stolen the ball from him, the French leader of Detroit Killian Hayes chased his counterpart from Milwaukee and fell, a priori without initial contact with his opponent, on his left hip, as he tried to challenge his rise to the basket.

The young Pistons rookie (1.98 m, 19 years old), the highest drafted Frenchman in history (7th), remained on the ground for a long time, grimacing in pain and holding his upper right thigh. There were 10 minutes and 36 seconds to go in the third quarter of a game that the Bucks eventually won 125-115. Supported by the Pistons staff, he then joined the locker room.

At this point, the nature of the injury is still unclear, although Detroit coach Dwane Casey has referred to the “Hip flexor muscle”. “But the medical staff weren’t sure. Killian will therefore have an MRI to find out more ”, said the coach at a post-match press conference.

The player’s entourage confirmed to us that Hayes felt a “Quite sharp pain”. The exam scheduled for Tuesday will tell more about the duration of his possible unavailability, for the moment unknown.

Before his injury, the former Choletais, still holding the position of leader, had accumulated 7 points and 1 assist in 13 minutes. He turns after seven matches to 4.6 points and 3.6 assists in 21 minutes on average for the Pistons who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference (1 win-6 losses).