Galtier vs Galtier, an agreement for Red Bull, Gerrard landed: The set of the day


1. NBA: The LA derby for the Clippers, Milwaukee offers the Sixers

There were “only” two games this Thursday in the NBA. But two beautiful posters. The duel between Milwaukee and Philadelphia initially turned to the advantage of the Bucks (88-90). If James Harden still stood out (31 pts, 8 rebounds, 9 wt) alongside an awkward Joël Embiid (15 pts to 6 of 21 shooting, 12 rebounds), Milwaukee returned by Giánnis Antetokoúnmpo (21 pts , 13 rbds, 8 pds) makes the difference in money time. LA’s first duel ended in the hands of the Clippers (97-103). Coming off the bench, Kawhi Leonard (14 pts, 7 rebounds in 21 min) showed up for his return just like John Wall (14 pts). And it was the Clippers collective who got the better of LeBron James (20 pts, 10 rebounds, 6 wt), Anthony Davis (25 pts) and co while Russel Westbrook finished with two small points (0 out of 11 shooting ). The Sixers and the Lakers are already with a negative record (0-2).


Benzema does not stop, Gobert in full light, Garcia in the elite: the set of the day


2. Football, Premier League: Steven Gerrard landed

Steven Gerrard is no longer Aston Villa manager. The former Liverpool midfielder has been sacked as Aston Villa manager less than two hours after the Villans lost 3-0 at Fulham on Thursday in the Premier League Matchday 12. The Birmingham side, who have won just two of their eleven league games this year, are currently 17th in the Premier League.

3. F1: An agreement offered to Red Bull

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has proposed an agreement on the sanctions brought to Red Bull. In 2021, the team of world champion Max Verstappen was the only one to exceed the budget set by the international federation. Red Bull must now accept or not, explained Thursday a spokesperson for the body.

4. Football, La Liga: From the great Lewandowski

After seeing Karim Benzema live a dream week between the Clasico and the Ballon d’Or, Robert Lewandowski returned to the front of the stage this Thursday. The Pole scored twice in four minutes. History to allow Barça to beat Villarreal (3-0) Thursday for the 10th day of La Liga.


  • Golf : Americans Gary Woodland, 97th in the world, and Trey Mullinax, 116th, made the best start of the CJ Cup, a paying event for the North American PGA Tour, on Thursday, with a shot better than the defending champion and N. World 2 Rory McIlroy.


The Boxing Day calendar and the next New Year’s Eve for Racing in Castres, the “remontada” of the Stade Français in Pau, the “Collazo Cup” between La Rochelle and Toulon, and the “class of Xavier Garbajosa, that’s it which inspired Mourad Boudjellal in “Mourad de Toulon” this week. Not to mention Jacky Lorenzetti’s statements on the Salary Cap of Stade Toulousain and La Rochelle…

“Pau is not TotalEnergies the sponsor, it’s sleeping Total”

The Golden State Warriors executed the new season by extending two cornerstones of June’s coronation, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins. New expenses that will lead the San Francisco Bay franchise to pay nearly 500 million euros in wages and salaries next season. Never seen. Christophe Gaudot wonders if this will not mess up the NBA…

Antoine Griezmann smiled again this week. Released since his final transfer to Madrid, the world champion apologized to Atlético fans for his departure to Barça before shining on Tuesday against Rayo Vallecano. One month before the World Cup, the world champion has taken his head out of the water. Martin Mosnier returns to this excellent news for the Blues and Didier Deschamps.

Valeryi Borzov marked the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972. Because the sprinter achieved an improbable double in athletics with a victory in the queen event of the track, the 100m, then confirmed in the 200m, two distances dominated so far by the Americans, who failed to be able to challenge him for victory. Here are in pictures the two legendary successes of the “robot” Borzov.

Borzov, the Soviet sprinter who “ended American hegemony at the Olympics”

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Which Galtier will finish with the three points this Friday evening?

It’s not that common. And it’s fun to note it. This Friday evening during Ajaccio – PSG at 9:00 p.m., there will be a Galtier on both benches. Christophe, obviously, will be on that of PSG as a coach. Well, everyone knows that. But what people may know less is that his son, Jordan, is Olivier Pantaloni’s assistant at AC Ajaccio. “It will be a special moment for a father to see one of his boys on an L1 bench in a confrontation“, laughs the PSG coach before warning: “I know he is immersed in the analysis of our team“. To the point of seeing his training create a surprise against the Parisian ogre?

(With AFP)


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