109-107. Duarte wins the duel against Aldama and the Pacers beat the Grizzlies

109-107. Duarte wins the duel against Aldama and the Pacers beat the Grizzlies

The Dominican guard Chris Duarte consolidated his contribution as an important player in the new scheme of the Indiana Pacers and with 21 points, second best scorer, he helped them beat the Memphis Grizzlies 109-107.

Dominican point guard Chris Duarte consolidated his contribution as an important player in the new Indiana Pacers scheme and with 21 points, second best scorer, he helped them beat the Memphis Grizzlies 109-107.

Duarte, who also won the rookie singles match against Spaniard Santi Aldama, scored 9 of 18 shots from the field, including a triple on three attempts, and was 2 of 4 from the personnel line.

He also played a leading role in the inside game, grabbing six rebounds, five were defensive, gave four assists, recovered two balls, lost two more, put up a block and committed a personal foul in the 36 minutes he played.

Lithuanian power forward Domantas Sabonis was in charge of leading the Pacers’ attack (2-1) by getting a double-double of 24 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three ball recoveries.

Guard Jeremy Lamb scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a jump shot with 4.9 seconds left for Indiana.

Point guard Sam Merrill, with 30 points, was the Grizzlies’ leading scorer (3-2) after scoring 11 of 17 shots from the field, including 8 of 13 3-pointers.

Aldama again showed all his class in the inside game and was on the verge of double-double after scoring nine points and 11 rebounds, including 10 defenders, and distributing two assists.

The Spanish center continued to have problems in the offensive game, scoring only 3 of 10 shots from the field, including a triple in four attempts, and was perfect 2-2 from the personnel line.

Aldama also recovered a ball, lost three, put two blocks and committed three personal fouls.

Pukki double with which he surpasses Litmanen as Finnish all-time top scorer

Pukki double with which he surpasses Litmanen as Finnish all-time top scorer

The Norwich striker became the top scorer in the history of the Finnish team (33 goals) with his double in Finland’s triumph in Kazakhstan

Finland clings to the dream of playing the first World Cup in its history. Kanerva’s team, which debuted last summer in a final phase of the European Championship, won (0-2) in Kazakhstan and is third in group D with the same points as Ukraine (second). They achieved a key victory at Astana Arena thanks to goals from Teemu Pukki.

The Norwich striker signed a double between the end of the first half and the start of the second with which he became Finland’s all-time top scorer. With 33 goals in 98 games he left behind Jari Litmanen, the great soccer player in the history of the country who celebrated 32 in 137. His teammates recognized him by keeping him after the duel in Kazakhstan.

The former Sevilla player, who made his debut with Finland in 2009, is now the fifth player, along with Kolkka, with the most ‘games’ for his country. He is two encounters from being a centenary and 39 from reaching Litmanen. It goes for him.

Carmelo Anthony could return to the NBA from Portland

Carmelo Anthony could return to the NBA from Portland

Carmelo Anthony may have another opportunity in the NBA. The Portland Trail Blazers and Anthony could be coming to an agreement for the forward to join the squad, according to various media. The Portland franchise has the infirmary full of players and they need reinforcements. So Anthony could be an option.

Carmelo Anthony is not just any player. It is a 10-time All-Star, six times All-NBA and with a total average of 24 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his career. But the 35-year-old forward has been looking for a team since leaving the Houston Rockets a year ago.

The first to throw the bomb was ESPN journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, who wrote that Anthony will join the Blazers on his next road trip where the team will have to face six games, the first on Saturday against San Antonio.

After almost 16 years in the NBA, Melo has gone through five franchises. He first went through Denver Nuggets (2003-2011) where he was a great star and then went to his native New York to join the New York Knicks (2011-2017). From there he tiptoed through Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2017-2018 season, where he had an average of 16 points, but his defense was not the highlight and that was a problem for the team, since they fell in the first round of the Playoffs against Utah Jazz.

Anthony’s career has gone downhill and that was certified last season in his time at the Houston Rockets. He only played 10 games, eight of which came from the bench and averaged 13.2 points with 40% in shots and 32% in triples.

Now in the Melo race the name of the Blazers could be added. Anthony wants to play and Terry Stotts, current Portland coach, needs cash to cover the casualties. The team already has four players in the infirmary and its balance in the NBA is not being one of the best: 4-8.

Zach Collins has recently undergone shoulder surgery and is expected to be on leave for at least four months. Rodney Hood has had several discomforts in his back, Jusuf Nurkic remains out after breaking his leg last month and is not expected to return until after the start of the new year. The fourth is Pau Gasol, who signed for the Blazers knowing that he was not yet fully recovered from his foot operation. So the Blazers need reinforcements and maybe Anthony is the one.

According to rumors, the Blazers were interested in Anthony in the summer of 2017. Now several NBA players have joined in wishing to return to the league.

For now they are only rumors, since neither the player himself nor the Portland Trail Blazers have not done anything official.

Pedri is back with the team Canarian team

Pedri is back with the team Canarian team

The young midfielder Pedro González, Pedri, returned yesterday to the training of the Las Palmas Sports Union, after participating with the Spanish team in the U17 World Cup in Brazil.

On his first day with the team after his return from the international tournament, Pedri did a retraining training in the gym, along with several injured teammates, according to the Gran Canaria club.

With only 16 years, the Tenerife player had become the main reference of the team, along with Jonathan Viera. Until his march to the World Cup, Pedri had played ten games with the almost complete UD Las Palmas (832 minutes), had scored three goals (as many as Rubén Castro) and had served three goal assists to his teammates.

Casualties or not, the Canarian team does not win since Pedri left for the World Cup. In his absence, Pepe Mel’s have added three consecutive losses to Cádiz, Fuenlabrada and Zaragoza. On the last day they tied against Alcorcón.

The Las Palmas Sports Union will hold its last training today before moving to Miranda de Ebro (Burgos), where it plays this Sunday, on the 16th day of LaLiga Smartbank.

Kyle Kuzma, undefined in the Lakers

Kyle Kuzma, undefined in the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers has announced that Kyle Kuzma will remain on leave indefinitely to attempt the recovery of the stress fracture in the left foot that occurred during the World Cup in China while defending the United States team.

The 24-year-old and 2.06 power forward will travel with the rest of the team to China, where the Lakers will play two preseason friendly with the Brooklyn Nets (October 10 and 12 in Shenzhen). However, Kuzma will not participate in those matches and the franchise has announced that an MRI will be performed when the team returns from China.

Mbappé returns to Paris SG after one month off

Mbappé returns to Paris SG after one month off


   Kylian Mbappé, recovered from the muscle injury he suffered a month ago, entered the call of the Paris SG for the Ligue 1 match tomorrow against the Girondins in Bordeaux, announced Thomas Tuchel, coach of the French champion. Mauro Icardi also returns to the call after overcoming his inconveniences, while Neymar will carry out the displacement after passing through Barcelona.

“Kylian and Mauro are on the call and available to play for a few minutes,” said Tuchel, relieved after recovering the troops in attack. A plague of injuries that also affects Edinson Cavani and led Paris SG to play Tuesday without a pure ‘9’ during the second part of the game he lost by surprise at home to Reims (0-2) when he retired before the break Cameroon Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Mbappé, below August 25
Mbappé retired on August 25 during the Paris SG-Toulouse (4-0) due to a muscle injury in the left thigh and initially the diagnosis was low for 3 to 4 weeks. Finally, the French crack has lost five games, including the one that their team beat Real Madrid 3-0 at the start of the Champions League.

“He is not ready to play the 90 minutes,” said Tuchel about Mbappé, who in any case returns at a crucial time for the SG of Paris, which faces a dense calendar in the coming days, with the trip to Turkey to measure the Galatasaray . On Tuesday and the visit to the Park of the Princes of the amazing Angers, who shares the leadership of Ligue 1 with the Tuchel team, as immediate commitments.

As for Icardi, he has only been able to play 88 minutes since he arrived on September 2, the last day of the market, since he had no form. The Argentine forward was lost due to discomfort in the groin the last two games against Lyon and Reims after participating for an hour in the victory against Real Madrid.

Cavani, not yet
Finally, Edinson Cavani has not yet fully recovered from the hip problems that have kept him away for a month after being replaced, like Mbappé, on August 25 against Toulouse.

Campazzo (18 + 12) and Argentina eliminates the ‘giant’ Serbia from the World Cup

Campazzo (18 + 12) and Argentina eliminates the ‘giant’ Serbia from the World Cup

The soul is an immaterial entity that, it is said, weighs only 21 grams. Argentina was enough to finish with Serbia, the team with the best physicist in the World Cup and the big favorite to the title after signing a great first phase. Then he ran into Spain, which left it touched, and the albiceleste finished off with a recital commanded by Campazzo (18 points and 12 assists) and Scola (20 points). Argentina dynamited the World Cup with its already historic competitiveness. His hunger is legendary. With it he compensated the physical deficit he had before the fearsome Serbia. “I feel absolute happiness. We had a great collective party. We must enjoy a triumph of such magnitude. But also continue. Go for more, without complying,” said Campazzo.

On the break, the Balkans overwhelmed the rebound: 8-25 with 12 offenses. The Argentines compensated him with foreign success (16/9) and a fierce defense. In the middle, 54-49. Djordjevic took the demons, his selection came from adjusting 66.2 points on average. Jokic and Bogdanovic were in their numbers, but nothing comfortable. Argentina tightened in defense and embroidered basketball in attack. In command, the ACB legion: Campazzo, Vildoza, Garino … And the incombustible Scola. “A year ago, he told me:” We can play the semifinals. “I asked him if he was sure and he said yes. That’s Scola,” coach Sergio Hernández said. At the beginning of the last quarter, he moved on (68-70). It was when Argentina recovered its best version. Campazzo took the reins. He removed the repertoire from the pass and connected with a vindictive Scola. It was at that end of 2002 that an arbitration decision moved the gold albiceleste away and gave it to Yugoslavia. I still had it saved.

Between the base and the center they led a 19-6 that paved the victory (87-76). Bogdanovic approached Serbia, but Campazzo responded and Deck certified the bell with a robbery and a mate. The soul could with the physical. Argentina is in the semifinals. Wait for the United States or France. Serbia will fight to be fifth.

Muguruza will open in front of Riske and Serena with Sharapova

Muguruza will open in front of Riske and Serena with Sharapova

The draw for the US Open women’s team left a clash with sparks, between two veterans: Serena Williams (37 years old) and Maria Sharapova (32). The two, champions of the four ‘greats’. The American aspires again to win her 24th Grand Slam and match the Margaret Court record, but in Toronto she retired injured from the final.

The tournament, in which Naomi Osaka defends title, is open. And several tennis players aspire to take away the Japanese number one, which will debut in front of the Russian Anna Blinkova.

Garbiñe Muguruza, in the process of rebuilding after leaving his coach Sam Sumyk, has the first rival to the American Alison Riske (36th) and in the third round Sloane Stephens appears.

Carla Suárez, doubt about physical problems, will be released against a previous tennis player. Sara Sorribes will play in the first round against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit and Aliona Bolsova will face the Czech Barbora Strycova. Paula Badosa is one victory away from the final draw.

Ramos continues his streak and reaches the semifinals

Ramos continues his streak and reaches the semifinals

Spaniard Albert Ramos qualified on Thursday for the semifinals of the Kitzbühel tennis tournament (Austria) by beating 6-3 and 6-4 against Jeremy Chardy.

The last meeting between the two, this year in Madrid, had resulted in victory of the French in three sets. Now the Spaniard, who had won the first two duels against the Frenchman, took the retaliation.

Ramos, fourth player in the world in percentage of land victories this year (64.5), scored the first set 6-3 in 40 minutes and took a little longer to win the second, 6-4.

The 31-year-old from Barcelona has 21 land victories this year, the same as the best of the season on this surface, Rafael Nadal and the Italian Guido Pella.

For the second consecutive week, Ramos will be in the semifinals of an ATP tournament. The Norwegian Casper Ruud is waiting for him, who won the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-3 and 7-6.

     Real Madrid has not forgotten Donny Van de Beek (22 years old). The white club still has the Ajax midfielder on its agenda. This was stated by Mike Verweij, a journalist for ‘De Telegraaf’: “The only drawback for Ajax is that the signing period extends until September 1 and Madrid is increasingly pressing Donny van de Beek.” From the Netherlands they maintain that the white team, given the difficulties of signing Pogba, has reactivated its interest in its incorporation, and complement it with the statements of Marc Overmars, sports director of the Ajacied team, days ago. “Ajax cannot keep its big stars for too long. If they want to leave and win away from here we are not able to retain them,” the former player told the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

Van de Beek’s name became part of the white agenda, among other things, for his great performance in the last Champions League. Tournament in which those in Amsterdam managed to advance to the semifinals, victory against Real Madrid through, in the round of 16. In the aforementioned tie, number 6 of Ten Hag’s had a great performance and was key in the Dutch victory. The player has always been considered as an “affordable” alternative if the arrival of the great objective of Zidane in this window of signings, Paul Pogba, is not achieved. When interest in the midfielder was uncovered, a price was estimated that ranged between 50 and 60 million euros, amounts far from the 180 million asking for the World Champion from Manchester. The Van de Beek option is more alive than it seems.

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