Sport DFB Cup: The draw is so chaotic
FC Barcelona executive denies reports of Pau Gasol talks
Pau Gasol’s FC Barcelona homecoming may not be happening after all. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Joan Blade, an executive board member of the Spanish basketball club, denied recent reports that the six-time NBA All-Star is in talks to return to the team. Joan Bladé, directiu responsable @FCBbasket : “No hi ha hagut i no hi haurà negociació per a Pau Gasol” pic.twitter.com/Hn4wxqehBE — Catràdio Esports (@Catradioesports) July 10, 2020 “There has been and will be no negotiation for Pau Gasol,” said Blade, according to a rough translation.
Thomas Tuchel won the double with Paris Saint-Germain 138 days after the last competitive game in French football - but the German coach is worried about his superstar Kylian Mbappe, who injured his ankle and left the stadium on crutches.
According to initial studies, the injury is less severe than expected. Mbappe did not have a fracture, just a severe sprain in her ankle, PSG announced on Saturday afternoon.
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It is therefore unlikely that they will play in the final of the League Cup against Olympique Lyon on July 31, but in the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta Bergamo the world champion could return to Tuchel.
Auston Matthews, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O’Reilly named Lady Byng Trophy finalists
The award is given out to “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly play and conduct” and is often given to those players who perform at a high level without taking many penalties. Last year’s winner was Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers, who took just eight penalty minutes all season. © Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews This year’s finalists are Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche, Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ryan O’Reilly of the St. Louis Blues.
"Hopefully Kylian will recover as soon as possible," said PSG defense chief Thiago Silva. "He is an absolute key player for us."PSG struggles against Saint-Etienne
The largely weak Parisian star ensemble had a lot of trouble in front of almost 5,000 fans at the Stade de France against outsiders AS Saint-Etienne despite an hour's majority, but won by a 1-0 (1-0) after the championship also the national cup competition.
After Neymar's early lead (13th), Loic Perrin's dismissal (31st, according to video evidence) already seemed to provide an early preliminary decision. The League 17 Captain. had hit Superstar Mbappe brutally at the ankle, the world champion then had to limp heavily. But Paris found it extremely difficult to outnumber and had to tremble to the end. In the end there was still the 13th triumph in the Coupe de France and the fourth double in the club's history.PSG: the Champions League after the double?
While Saint-Etienne missed the seventh cup victory, PSG is heading for the most successful year in the club's history with two outstanding title chances. But the Tuchel team will have to improve both in the final in the League Cup against Lyon July and in the final tournament of the Champions League in Lisbon.
Saint-Etienne was surprisingly the better team before Macron's eyes, but Denis Bouanga (5th) failed on the post. The Neymar scoring gate came out of nowhere, only after Paris was sent off did the game get a bit under control - without shining. After the change, the French record champions even outnumbered chances to equalize.
Leafs' Jake Muzzin taken to hospital with apparent neck injury .
Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin has been taken to hospital after suffering what appeared to be a neck injury late in their 3-0 victory over Columbus to tie the series at one apiece. The team released the following statement via their Twitter account: © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin has been taken to hospital after suffering what appeared to be a neck injury late in their 3-0 victory over Columbus to Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin was transported to hospital following an on-ice collision in the third period tonight.