The Greens sanctioned, Banchero crowned, Castres – Montpellier: the news on a set of Friday June 24, 2022

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Ligue 2: Saint-Etienne is fixed

The LFP Disciplinary Committee has delivered its verdict and penalized AS Saint-Etienne with six penalty points, three of which are suspended, and six matches behind closed doors, two of which are suspended for the excesses that occurred during the play-off against ‘AJ Auxerre. The meeting was marked by the invasion of the pitch by angry Saint-Etienne supporters and the throwing of smoke bombs towards the stands. The sanctions against the Greens will take effect during the 2022-2023 season, which the club will play in Ligue 2.

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2. Basketball – NBA: The chosen one is Banchero!

He was not necessarily the favorite, but he is the king of the draft. Paolo Banchero, the strong winger revealed to Duke last season, was chosen in first position by Orlando under the eyes of Kylian Mbappé, present at the ceremony. Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith, long heralded as the frontrunners to be the number one pick, started second and third in Oklahoma City and Houston, respectively. Frenchman Ousmane Dieng, 19, was drafted 11th by the New York Knicks before being traded to Oklahoma City.

3. Athletics – United States Championship: The disaster for Richardson

Big sensation in Eugene! Sha’Carri Richardson failed to qualify for the 100m at the Worlds on the same track by missing his first race at the United States Championships, which serves as a qualifying tournament. The one who was one of the possible contenders for gold at the Worlds in the queen event was eliminated with the 23rd time in all series. Fred Kerley distinguished himself with the best world performance of the year, running the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds.

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The catch-up video

Bruno Armirail is the king of rollers in France. The Groupama-FDJ rider (28) won this Thursday during the time trial at Cholet, over 44 terminals. Here is his finish, then that of the defending champion (thus deposed), Benjamin Thomas (Cofidis, 3rd at 24″). Between the two men, Rémi Cavagna (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, 2nd at 30″) completes the podium.

Armirail crowned: his arrival and that of Thomas

What you will be sure to follow today

1. Rugby – Top 14: Castres or Montpellier, who to succeed Toulouse?

It’s the big night for Castres and Montpellier, who meet at the Stade de France for the Top 14 final. An undecided duel between the two teams that ended the season in the first two places in the standings. Who will succeed Toulouse and raise the Shield of Brennus? Answer from 8:45 p.m.!

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2. Tennis: Bonzi, Cornet and Garcia aim for a place in the final

Benjamin Bonzi is only one step away from the final in Santa Ponsa. To access it, the French must win against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked 6th at ATP. In Bad Hombourg, there will necessarily be a Habs to play for the title. It remains to be seen which of Caroline Garcia or Alizé Cornet will emerge victorious from this Franco-French duel in the semi-final, from 6 p.m. Also to follow, the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in Eastbourne, Cressy-Draper and Fritz-De Minaur, live on Eurosport from 3 p.m.

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3. Swimming – Worlds: Wattel and Hénique in search of a medal

Maxime Grousset will not be the only Frenchman in the final this Friday in Budapest. Just before its final in the 50m freestyle (6:09 p.m.), the Blues will have two other chances for medals in the women’s 50m butterfly with Mélanie Hénique and Marie Wattel, qualified for the final with respectively the 3rd and 6th times in the semi-finals. A final scheduled for 6:02 p.m.

And also…

Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco on free practice for the Dutch MotoGP Grand Prix (9.55 a.m. and 2.10 p.m.), the French team which is playing for first place in its group against Italy at Euro U19 (5.30 p.m.), the Kenya WRC rally (from 7:00 a.m.) and the Ulan Bator Grand Slam in judo, to be seen live on Eurosport from 11:00 a.m.!

(with AFP)

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