Monfils ditched, Ballon d’Or nominees list, Rashford – PSG: news on Friday, August 13

What did you miss between last night and this morning

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

He stopped mid-race before hiding his pain under his shirt. After poor support in his right leg, Gaël Monfils had to surrender in the Round of 16 against Jack Draper (6-2, 2-0). If he tried to return to the fight, the pain was excruciating. Absent for nearly three months with an injury to his right heel, the Parisian does not yet know if he will be able to compete in the US Open, a tournament he loves.

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2. Tennis – ATP Montreal: known neighborhoods plateau, Kyrgios shines

He is cheerful. After beating Daniil Medvedev, Nick Kyrgios crushed compatriot Alex de Minaur in two straight sets (6-2, 6-3). In the quarter-finals, Hubert Hurkacz, who struggled to beat (6-7, 6-2, 7-6) will challenge Albert Ramos. Midfielders will also be there: Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Tommy Paul, Daniel Evans, Pablo Carreno Busta, and thus Draper. To continue, of course, at Eurosport.

3. Football – Mercato: PSG are thinking of Rashford

In search of an offensive boost, Christophe Galtier confirmed on Thursday, PSG had checked Marcus Rashford’s name into their list according to L’Equipe. At the end of the contract in 2023, the Manchester United striker could welcome a move to Paris Saint-Germain, unless rumors help him better negotiate a future contract with his favorite club. However, his season last year casts doubt on his true level…

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4. Football – World Cup: FIFA presents the World Cup for a day

FIFA has decided to change its schedule. While the 2022 World Cup is scheduled to begin in just three months, the International Football Association announced Thursday evening, by a decision of its advisory board, that the Qatar-Ecuador match will open the competition on Sunday, November 20 at 5:00 pm. A day earlier than expected. To find you there, here is Mondial’s updated and complete calendar.

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Tennis – Toronto ATP : Has Iga Swiatek become human again? The world number one was eliminated from the round of 16 by Haddad Maya (6-4, 3-6, 7-5), confirming the difficulties she is currently facing. Do you worry before the US Open?

Football – Mercato As expected, Arnaud Kalimundo, Tite from Paris Saint-Germain, joined Rennes on Thursday night for €25 million. The promising 20-year-old striker has been consistent in the last two seasons with Lens (21 goals).

Swimming – European Championship : After six weeks of success at the world championships in Budapest, the blues opened the European Swimming Championships with a first medal thanks to bronze in the men’s 4 x 200 meters relay, Thursday in Rome.

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The North American Basketball League announced, Thursday, that the number 6 worn by NBA legend and human rights activist Bill Russell, who died in late July, will permanently retire from all stadiums of the franchise starting next season. In addition, all players will wear a commemorative crest on their jersey, and each of the 30 teams’ court will display a special tri-lobed flower emblem. It is the first time that a shirt number has been retired from all teams in the league.

Bill Russell

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The burning question: Will Barcelona be able to register its 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 … Signing new contracts, they must be validated by La Liga but the schemes devised by Joan Laporta have not worked so far . It is expected that 24.5% of Barcelona studios will be sold for 100 million, which is expected for several days, which poses a real threat to the viability of the Barcelona system. tick…

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In this hot August month, do you want to relax? Dive 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: 30 nominees revealed

This is always a hot topic of discussion. This Friday, between 6:30 pm and 9 pm, France Football will reveal the list of 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or award. The Women’s Ballon d’Or, Yachting Cup and Copa Cup rosters will also be announced. Before the event, which you can follow live on, there is a burning question: what if Neymar and Messi miss the selection?

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

Credit: Marko Popovic

2. Tennis – ATP Montreal: Burning places on the horizon

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

3. Football – Ligue 1: Fonseca’s method to be checked against Nantes

This was one of the first lessons on day one: this LOSC snappy. Under Paulo Fonseca, Doges shone against Auxerre (4-1) ahead of Friday’s challenge of Nantes (9pm). So who is Lille’s new coach and above all, what are his methods?

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