Léon Marchand and the gold diggers, Serena Williams back, 22 million for Bordeaux: the news on a set

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Tennis – WTA Eastbourne (doubles): Serena is back!

A year later, the winning return. Serena Williams qualifies for the second round of the Eastbourne doubles tournament, for a premier match in competition, after leaving Wimbledon last. Associated with Tunisian Ons Jabeur, world No. 3 in singles, they beat (2-6, 6-3, 13-11) the Czech Marie Bouzkova and the Spanish Sara Sorribes. The double at Eastbourne should allow the 40-year-old American, who has fallen to 1204th place in the world, to pick up some momentum before simply lining up next week at Wimbledon, where she has been crowned seven times, thanks to a wild card.


Galtier and PSG, Merchant for a new podium, Monaco takes the lead: News on a set


2. Football – Ligue 2: Bordeaux must find 22 million euros

Rélégué sportsman in Ligue 2, then administrative in the National through DNCG for financial questions, Bordeaux would need 22M € to avoid this sanction. The president’s son, Gérard Lopez, has provided maintenance in agreement with the RMC, which has already reinjected money from the club’s own funds, but € 22 million is still missing in the houses. A sum that could come from the sale of players.

3. Football – Ligue 1: Favre to Nice, Galtier always closer to Paris

Four years after leaving OGC Nice, Lucien Favre is on his way back to the Côte d’Azur. According to L’Equipe, the Swiss coach should succeed Christophe Galtier. Free since December 2020 and his departure from Borussia Dortmund, Favre is preparing to return to Ligue 1. Galtier, meanwhile, seems about to succeed Mauricio Pochettino on the PSG bench. Overwhelmed by Parisian President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, he set off on the tracks of Zinedine Zidane.

“Galtier is a mini Didier Deschamps”

We also gave for you

  • Football – Euro U19 : Victorious Romania (2-1), the French team secured its place in the last square of the tournament. And his presence at next year’s U20 World Cup.
  • Olympic Games : Spain no longer plans to host the 2030 Winter Olympics due to a lack of agreement between the two regions in question, Catalonia and Aragon.
  • Football – Market : Polish international striker Adam Buksa has signed for the next five seasons with RC Lens, of which he is the first recruit this summer.
  • Football – Market : According to several media outlets, Liverpool’s Japanese winger Takumi Minamino is about to join Monaco for 15 million euros.

The catch-up video

Blues in sau! The French swordsmen prevailed in the final of the European Championships in Antalya on Tuesday. A wide victory against the Italians (43-30). Les the last touches of their sacred in the images.

Les Bleues en sau: the last touches of their European coronation

Podcasts to accompany your day

  • Poulain Raffûte with Léo Coly

This week in Poulain Raffûte, Raphaël Poulain and Arnaud Beurdeley received the new nugget of French rugby: Léo Coly, 22-year-old melee demi, who saw the crazy epic of the Stade Montois, which unfortunately ended in an access match against Perpignan. He explains his pretensions, his transfer to Montpellier and the rugby he loves to talk about.

  • Belle Trace with Fabien Pelous

It is a rugby landmark. Fabien Pelous, 118 national team with XV from France, is invited by Florence Masnada this week in the Belle Trace podcast. The former second-line student tells us, in particular, how, in his youth, his daily life in the medical field helped him to keep his feet on the ground. He also talks about the 1999 World Cup and today’s Blues.

What you can’t miss today

1. Swimming – World Cup: Merchant, Grousset, Lazy… Gold Rush?

All espoirs d’or are allowed for Bleus in Budapest. Starting with the phenomenal Léon Marchand, already a double medalist, who saw the third charm in the 200m four swims after signing the best time of the semi-finals (19:06). Maxime Grousset, second in the semi-finals, will also be expected in the final of the 50m freestyle (18:22). Just like Analia Pigrée, care also signed the second time of the semifinals, the final 50m backstroke (18:30). Also to follow, the finals of the 200m butterfly ladies (18:02) and the 4x200m freestyle women’s freestyle relay.

Maxime Grousset, qualified for the final of 100 meters

Credit: Getty Images

2. Fencing: European Championships: To finish beautifully

Tricolor medals are also expected in Antalya on the last day of the Euro. Especially in the men’s team sword, with a quartet led by individual gold medalist Yannick Borel, Alexandre Bardenet, Romain Cannone and Alex Fava. Tournament starts at 9:00. The French women’s saber team can also target Sara Balzer, individual bronze medalist Sarah Noutcha, Caroline Queroli and Malina Vongsavady. She will be in contention at 9:30 p.m. And everything is obviously live on Eurosport!

A one-way finale: the last touches of Borel’s sacred in pictures

3. Tennis – ATP Santa Ponsa: Medvedev and Kyrgios on the bridge

Tennis fans will be served. In Santa Ponsa, where Benjamin Bonzi, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Nick Kyrgios, among others, will be sources at 1 p.m. Moreover in Eastbourne, with especially Jannik Sinner, Cameron Norrie, Taylor Fritz or the British sensation Ryan Peniston, who will be in the yard from noon. In the ladies, we will follow especially Alizé Cornet, opposite the German Tatjana Maria in Bad Homburg from noon, and the duel between Jelena Ostapenko and Madison Keys in Eastbourne.

Wimbledon’s favorite Christmas? “He will be the man to beat if he is physically ready”

4. Basketball – Betclic Elite: Monaco’s big night?

AS Monaco has the opportunity to postpone the very first French title in its history. For that, the Monegasques, who lead 2-1 in their series against Asvel, must prevail in their room against the Rhone. Sending shot at 20:30!


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