Sport Dragic makes it official, will join Doncic playing for Slovenia at EuroBasket

05:11  06 august  2022
05:11  06 august  2022 Source:   nbcsports.com

AP PHOTOS: Tour de France cyclists pass by in a flash

  AP PHOTOS: Tour de France cyclists pass by in a flash PARIS (AP) — For most of those living along the route of the 109th edition of the Tour de France, the race is usually experienced from the side of the road. Often quiet villages and sleepy mountain towns are transformed into a festival of cycling fans sporting costumes and cheering every passing vehicle until the cyclists arrive. The Associated Press captured the quotidian amid the spectacle, how the race was experienced from inside the quiet spaces and homes that became the setting for the world’s most prestigious bicycle race.

There will be some top-flight NBA talent playing in EuroBasket this September. Giannis Antetokounmpo — and all three of his brothers — will suit up for Greece. Nikola Jokic will play for Serbia. Rudy Gobert will play for France. Domantas Sabonis will lace them up for Lithuania.

  Dragic makes it official, will join Doncic playing for Slovenia at EuroBasket © Provided by NBC Sports

Now add Goran Dragic to a Slovenian team that already had Luka Doncic signed up.

Dragic scored 35 points in the championship game to lead Slovenia to the 2017 EuroBasket championship. He is a legend in his home nation and someone who can still contribute to winning basketball. There was some concern about getting the proper insurance for the two NBA players on the team, but that has been worked out.

Tour de France Results

  Tour de France Results Saturday 20th Stage A 40.7-km (25-mile) La Capelle—Marival-Rocamadour, individual time-trial 1. Wout van Aert, Belgium, Jumbo-Visma, 47:59. 2. Jonas Vingegaard, Denmark, Jumbo-Visma, :19 behind. 3. Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia, UAE Team Emirates, :27. 4. Geraint Thomas, Great Britain, Ineos Grenadiers, :32. 5. Filippo Ganna, Italy, Ineos Grenadiers, :42. 6. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Treki-Segafredo, 1:22. 7. Mattia Cattaneo, Italy, Quick-Step Alpha-Vinyl Team, 1:25.8. Fred Wright, United Kingdom, Bahrain Victorious, 1:32.9. Max Schachmann, Germany, Bora-Hansgrohe, 1:37.10. Jan Tratnik, Slovenia, Bahrain Victorious, 1:48. Also 17.

Slovenia finished fourth in the 2020 Olympics, getting out of group play and beating Germany in the first medal round, but then losing in the semifinals to France. Australia beat Slovenia in the bronze medal game. They enter EuroBasket as a team with a legitimate chance to medal.

In EuroBasket 2022, Slovenia is in Group B with old friends Germany and France, as well as Hungary, Lithuania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. That is a stacked group, but the top four will advance to the 16-team medal round (finishing higher in the group should make the path through the single-elimination rounds easier).

Dragic will play for the Bulls as a backup point guard this season and could be a big boost to Chicago’s bench.

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