France lose in World Cup semi-finals to New Zealand

The French knew that a huge challenge awaited them this Sunday afternoon, in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Les Bleues rubbed shoulders with New Zealand, double defending champion, Olympic champion in Tokyo last year, and, above all, with a team that had beaten them in two finals, those of the 2021 Olympics and the … Read more

Brazil overthrow Cuba in World Cup opener

Brazil, finalists of the last two editions of the World Championship, came back from a deficit of two sets and saved a match point to overthrow Cuba, in five sets (31-33, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, 18-16), Friday in Ljubljana (Slovenia), during the opening match of the World Cup. The Brazilians, triple world champions (2002, 2006 and … Read more

Diane Parry qualified for the quarter-finals of the Granby tournament

Diane Parry, 81st player in the world, qualified for the quarter-finals of the Granby tournament in Canada on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Frenchwoman dismissed Czech Tereza Martincova in the second round (6-3, 7-6 [1]), ranked 69th in the WTA and seeded No. 8 in the Quebec tournament. The start to the match was feverish for both … Read more

Noah Lolesio (Australia) starter against South Africa in the Rugby Championship

The XV of Australia will receive South Africa on Saturday (7:30 a.m.) in Adelaide, during the third day of the Rugby Championship. Compared to the team that lost to Argentina (48-17) two weeks earlier, six changes were made to the Wallabies by coach Dave Rennie. At fly half, Noah Lolesio will start in place of … Read more

French volleyball players lose to Turkey in friendly match

Almost three weeks after missing the accession to the League of Nations, the France team – also winner of the European League in June – made its comeback on Saturday in Montpellier, during a friendly match against Turkey. Faced with a European client (quarter-final of the 2021 Olympic Games, third in Euro 2021 and semi-finalist … Read more

Ben Shelton corrected by Cameron Norrie at the Cincinnati Masters 1000

Ben Shelton (19 years old, 229th in the world) had signed a great feat on Wednesday, kicking out of the Cincinnati Masters 1000 Casper Ruud, the world No. 5 and recently finalist at Roland-Garros. But the next day was more painful. In the round of 16 of the American tournament, Shelton was largely dominated by … Read more

Casper Ruud eliminated in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters 1000 by Ben Shelton, 229th player in the world

Casper Ruud, world No. 6 and No. 5 seed in Cincinnati, was knocked out in the second round of the US Masters 1000 on Wednesday. The Norwegian suffered the law of young Ben Shelton (6-3, 6-3), aged 19, only ranked 229th at the ATP and beneficiary of a wild card. In the first set, Ruud … Read more

The Lebrun brothers beaten in the doubles semi-finals at the European Championships

Alexis and FĂ©lix Lebrun will not play in the doubles final of the European Championships in Munich. Thursday, the two brothers, aged 18 and 15 respectively and phenomena of French table tennis, lost in the semi-finals against the Austrians Daniel Habesohn and Robert Gardos (3-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 ). But they will still be on … Read more

Bernard Foley recalled to the Wallabies for the first time in three years

Australia will host South Africa twice (August 27 and September 3), on the third and fourth days of the Rugby Championship. Dave Rennie, the Wallabies coach, announced Thursday the list of 35 players called to prepare for this double confrontation. And among them is Bernard Foley (32 years old). The opening half, finalist of the … Read more

Daria Kasatkina wins San Jose tournament final

Daria Kasatkina, 12th player in the world, won the tournament in San Jose (United States), beating the American Shelby Rogers (6-7) in the final. [2], 6-1, 6-2), ranked, she 45th. It is his first title this season and the fifth of his career. Rogers will still have to wait to win a first trophy on … Read more