Jrue Holiday and Bucks keep heading for the title

PHOENIX – Jrue Holiday knows what everyone wants him to do. No one needs to tell you to be more aggressive offensively. Or to keep shooting, that your shots will eventually start to fall.

“I always repeat it to him,” said his father, Shawn Holiday.

But Shawn has trained his son long enough to know how self-observant he is. By reaching Game 5 of these NBA Finals, Holiday had made just 33% of his shots (23 of 69), including an especially bad 4 of 20 in Game 4.

“After the game, we could get in the car and say, ‘That’s hard,'” Shawn said. “But we don’t really talk much about the game, because he already knows what to do.”

Be more aggressive. Keep shooting. He trusts that eventually his shots will land.

“My dad thinks I’m the best player in the world,” Holiday said with a smile after scoring 27 points, dishing out 13 assists and creating the play of the night with a steal from Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker with 16.7 seconds. to be played. That was followed by a perfect alley-oop for his teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo and sealing the Milwaukee Bucks’ 123-119 victory for a 3-2 lead in the Finals.



Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points, Jrue Holiday added 27 and Khris Midleton 29 to propel the Milwaukee Bucks in a 123-119 win over the Phoenix Suns, putting the team within a victory of its first NBA title since 1971.

“I just feel like I can do everything: play 48 minutes, I don’t need to go out, I don’t need a break. But actually being aggressive the whole game.”

As Jrue points out, his father is a bit biased when it comes to him. But Shawn’s message of staying the course is important here.

How many star players could do what Holiday did before Saturday night and not be discouraged?

How many would shrug after a 4-20 shot performance and be happy for the team to take the win?

“We still won,” Holiday said. “And I know I can do other things to affect the game.”

As defense.

Holiday has been phenomenal against Chris Paul and Booker. According to Second Spectrum, in the 268 matchups in which Holiday is Booker or Paul’s main defender, they are averaging just 22 points per 100 possessions. Against all other defenders for the Bucks, the duo averaged 39.7 points per 100 possessions. Holiday has forced Paul to 10 unusual turnovers and Booker to eight.

One of those turnovers, of course, was the play that ended up deciding Game 5.

The Suns were rebounding from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter behind decisive shots by Booker, Paul and Mikal Bridges and a succession of three missed free throws by Antetokounmpo.

After Paul cut the lead to 120-119 with 56 seconds to go, Booker had a chance to give the Suns the lead. He passed PJ Tucker and crashed into the Bucks defense. Antetokounmpo spun to stop his momentum, leaving Booker with little choice but to turn away from him.

Holiday had been watching the play unfold, as he defended Paul near the 3-point arc. He couldn’t leave too early or Booker could find Paul open. But Holiday couldn’t be late either, or Booker would have clearly seen a shot from her spinning motion.

As has been so often in this series, Holiday’s timing was perfect. He dropped down as Booker was spinning, kicked the ball off him without fouling and then ran down the floor on a fast break, where Antetokounmpo was on a full sprint, ready for alley-oop.

“It was honestly a great team defense,” Holiday added. “I feel like we knew that Booker wanted to take that last shot and he played great defense with him and made him turn his back, and he turned right at me. I guess he was in the right place at the right time,” he said.


Basketball – Orlando – Wagner zu Saibou: No restlessness in the team – sport

Berlin (dpa) – National basketball player Moritz Wagner sees no problems at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in interaction with Joshiko Saibou, despite different views on the corona pandemic. “Politically and socially, like Jo (Johannes Voigtmann, d.Red.) I clearly distance myself from Joshiko’s opinion,” said the 24-year-old professional in an interview with the “Berliner Morgenpost” (Saturday). That also applies to the way in which Saibou expressed them.

The 31-year-old took part in demonstrations against government measures to contain the corona pandemic last year. Supporters of conspiracy theories and right-wing groups were also present at the events. The fact that he distances himself from Saibou’s opinion does not mean for him, “that I cannot play basketball with him. We have all proven together that it works wonderfully,” said Wagner.

Born in Berlin, who has played in the NBA since 2018 and has been a member of the Orlando Magic squad since April, emphasized that he too had “given it a lot of thought”. “Because as a young person who lives a public life in society, you have a certain responsibility.”

Wagner described sport as a “very interesting platform to address topics like this. I think that’s basically good at first – although the topic is of course not pleasant”. Such stories would make mistakes. It is important to learn from it and to deal with it transparently.

At the Supercup in Hamburg in June they would have discussed it a lot. “I cannot speak for the entire team and say that this has now been finally clarified. Everyone has their own way of dealing with them. The nice thing about our society is that everyone can have a different perspective,” said Wagner. He himself did not notice any unrest in the team.

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Spartak goalkeeper will miss the start of the season due to a new injury :: Football :: RBC Sport

During the match against Rubin at the Parimatch Premier Cup, Alexander Selikhov suffered a broken finger

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The goalkeeper of the Russian Premier League (RPL) club “Spartak” Alexander Selikhov will miss the start of the season due to injury. The press service of the club informs about it.

It is noted that the footballer was injured during the match in the pre-season tournament Parimatch Premier Cup against Rubin (4: 0). The goalkeeper was replaced after the first half, Alexander Maksimenko entered the field instead.

“The goalkeeper was diagnosed with a complex fracture of a finger, which will require surgical treatment and subsequent rehabilitation,” the club said. It is estimated that the player will need about three months to recover.

“We wish Sasha a speedy return to duty!” – added in “Spartak”.

The new RPL season starts on July 23, Spartak will play against Rubin in the first round, the meeting will take place on July 24 in Kazan.

In May of this year Selikhov for the first time since April 2019 released on the field in an official match. He took part in the match against Arsenal in the RPL (2: 1). In that match, Selikhov conceded one goal, its author was Spartak defender Ilya Kutepov.

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In April 2019, he was also unable to finish the match due to a fractured finger. In the fall of the same year, the footballer resumed training, but was injured again, this time he injured the Achilles tendon. Earlier, due to the same injury, he missed the home World Cup, which was held in Russia in 2018.

Selikhov moved to Spartak in 2017, as part of the team, he became the champion of Russia in the 2016/17 season.


The head of the RFU called the current limit on legionnaires in football “flawed” :: Football :: RBC Sport

According to Alexander Dyukov, the issue of the limit is currently being discussed with the government

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RFU President Alexander Dyukov at a press conference after the executive committee of the organization expressed his attitude to a possible change in the limit for legionnaires in Russian football. His words are quoted by the correspondent of RBC.

“This system is ‘8 + 17’ – it is more effective than the limit ‘6 + 5’. We see that clubs have become more selective in the selection of foreign players. It became easier for coaches to work. The playing time of young Russians has grown. But any limit, no matter how you set it up, has its drawbacks – it is flawed. And, of course, the optimal system in which there is no limit. We are now discussing the issue of the limit with the government, ”Dyukov said.

Dyukov announced the date for the appointment of a new coach. The main thing at the executive committee of the RFU

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In Tinkoff – Russian Premier League (RPL), the limit is “8 legionnaires + 17 Russians” in the application.

In early July, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, following a meeting with the participation of Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, representatives of the presidential administration, as well as heads of sports federations, said that the results of the Russian national team at the European Championship were unsatisfactory, pointing out the dominance of legionnaires in clubs and an overheated salary market athletes. Until mid-July, the Ministry of Sports, together with sports federations and professional leagues, was instructed to prepare proposals for establishing a ceiling for athletes’ salaries. Also, the department will develop proposals for optimizing the number of legionnaires in Russian teams and the requirements for them.


Manu’s visit to the National Team in Las Vegas

With his usual simplicity and low profile, Ginobili stopped by the hotel first and then was in practice visiting former teammates and meeting new ones. Campazzo’s opinion on what he generated in the group.

The day before, almost without warning, he had passed by the hotel where the National Team is staying in this Olympic preview in Las Vegas. Low profile, he was in the Argentine dining room and chatted with Sergio Hernández and the players. Even, in his own way, he threw away some tips indirectly. Like Leandro Bolmaro, who he told not to worry if he noticed differences with the NBA today – Argentina lost forcefully against the United States on Tuesday. “I, in the first tournament I played -Preolympic 99-, they ran me back and forth like a doll”, He told who, possibly in a few months, will be the new Argentine in the NBA. Thus, always with simplicity and good vibes, he chatted with all those who were there, being the same Manu curious and interested as always.

This Thursday, with the presence of his friend Adrián Paenza, he appeared early at the Cox Pavilion, while the players were in the gym. When the players appeared on the court, they came slowly to greet him while he was chatting with Oveja. Around a stretcher a conclave was assembled in which Luis Scola participated. The captain had been accompanied by two of his four sons, Tiago and Tomás, who quickly got into a chat with the idol. “I want to see your shooting mechanics”, she told the minor, who stood up and nailed her with three points. “Very good, huh”, Manu told him.

Then, together with Paenza, he followed the whole practice with great attention and, when it finished, without wanting to disturb, he timidly approached some players. Facu Campazzo came to meet them and they chatted for a while before taking the funny group photo that Prensa CAB put together. “There is not much to say, I like to come to see them, to be close …”, said Gino, who retired from basketball three years ago and five years ago, just in the previous Olympic Game, from the National Team.

“Manu’s visit was very nice. We haven’t seen him for a long time and his presence always brings good energy, good vibes …. He adds a lot to us as a group. Furthermore, we are all very grateful to him for what he means as an athlete and as a person. , someone who has transcended our sport and always comes back as one more. I, occasionally, I was talking about basketball because he always wants to know how the team and each one of us is doing, especially the newest ones. And of course we chatted a bit. of other things in life “, revealed the base of the Selection that is preparing for the debut in Tokyo, on the 26th against Slovenia.


Kawhi Leonard, operated on the right anterior cruciate ligament

LA Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard underwent successful surgery to repair a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday.

The Clippers said there was no timetable for his return.

Leonard was injured in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz. He missed his team’s last eight playoff games with what the team called a right knee sprain.

The Clippers rallied from a 2-0 series deficit to beat the Jazz in six games, before being eliminated in six games by the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals.

Leonard, who has a player option for the 2021-22 season, averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 52 regular-season games this season.


Football players of the Russian championship were deprived of the right to annul yellow cards :: Football :: RBC Sport

All punishments will now be upheld. Previously, footballers had a chance to avoid disqualification

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The RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee will no longer be able to cancel erroneously shown yellow cards, which entail automatic disqualification of players for the next match of the Russian championship. Changes have been made to the new edition of the regulations posted on the RFU website.

Now the FTC has no right to cancel the decision of the referee, who mistakenly showed a yellow card following the results of the post-match proceedings. Previously, this item was introduced in an experimental mode at the suggestion of the Krasnodar football club, initially it was supported by many teams in the league. However, it was decided not to use this on an ongoing basis, having excluded clause from Article 52 “Special Jurisdiction of the RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee.”

FTC RFU fined Spartak following the match against Lokomotiv

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In the 2020/21 season, the FTC RFU canceled the erroneous fourth and eighth yellow cards several times. This allowed players to avoid the disqualifications that would follow if penalties remained in force.

The new season of Tinkoff – Russian Premier League starts on 23 July. The current winner of the tournament is Zenit.


LeBron James boasts holidays with Bad Bunny and Ozuna

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LeBron James, star player of Los angeles lakers from NBA, he took time to escape to Puerto Rico, where he coincided with the popular urban music singer Bad Bunny, a native of the island.

The basketball player traveled to the Caribbean to continue his vacation, after refusing to participate in the Tokyo Olympics with the United States selection.

“¡It’s always good to see my brother Bad Bunny! Appreciate the love and hospitality in your hometown! Always love! Until next time we link, “he wrote The King on his Instagram account, where he published four images with the interpreter.

Ozuna, another visit

LeBron continued with his ‘tour’ and the next stop was the yacht of Ozuna, popular artist of the urban genre and who served as host of the protagonist of the film ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy‘.

Reports from Puerto Rico indicate that LeBron James I could go to the game between Santurce Crabbers Y Captains of Arecibo, duel of the National Superior Basketball, the main Puerto Rican league.



The Basketball Association approves the implementation of new rules in its regulations for the new season

The Egyptian Basketball Association, headed by Magdy Abu Freikha, announced, after meeting with the clubs during the meeting held this afternoon, the implementation of the protection regulation during the next season.

The Egyptian Basketball Federation invited representatives of men’s and women’s clubs to discuss the override fee clause of the league protection regulation, and to discuss the clubs’ proposals and their observations regarding the protection regulation.

This is after the Egyptian Football Association announced the implementation of the new season list after the end of the outgoing season, through its official page on Facebook and through its official website.

The Egyptian Federation indicated on its official page on Facebook that the club representatives rejected two proposals, namely reducing the value of the fees that were placed in the protection regulation, and also dealing with a situation such as the professionalization of a European player, and the rejection came by the representatives of the clubs on these proposals.

The federation indicated that most of the club representatives agreed not to amend any item in the previously announced bylaws.

Thus, the protection regulation will be applied in the next season of the league season 2021-2022.


Dziuba was recognized as the best player of the Russian national team at Euro :: Euro 2020 :: RBC Sport

The captain of the Russian national team at the tournament scored a goal, gave a pass and more often than all other players won in the fight in the air. Artem Dzyuba received 6.93 points

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The captain of the Russian national team, Artem Dzyuba, was recognized as the best player of the national team at the end of the European Championship, according to the experts of the Whoscored statistical data portal. The 32-year-old striker scored one goal in three tournament games.

In total, Dziuba spent 265 minutes at Euro 2020. In addition to a goal from a penalty kick in the match with Denmark (1: 4), he gave one assist to Alexei Miranchuk in a meeting with the Finns (1: 0). Dziuba also became the best in the team in terms of the number of won single combats in the air. The experts gave the captain of the Russian team 6.93 points.

Dziuba became the most talked about player of the Russian national team at Euro

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Following the Zenit forward is his teammate, midfielder Daler Kuzyaev. Experts rated his performance at Euro 2020 at 6.90 points. The third place was closed by the goalkeeper of Russians Matvey Safonov (Krasnodar) – 6.84.

The Russian national team could not reach the playoffs of the European Championship, finishing fourth in the group. The team lost to the Belgians (0: 3) and the Danes (1: 4) and beat the Finns (1: 0). At the end of the tournament, Stanislav Cherchesov was removed from his post as head coach.