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The Frenchman promised not to play in Russia, but moved to Zenit. You can forget about the team



Thomas deceived the French federation and will now be severely punished.

The isolation of Russia in world sports causes problems not only for our athletes, but also for foreign ones. Over the past six months, dozens of legionnaires from different sports have left Russian teams. In most cases, this happened under pressure from their national federations, although only a few countries made public statements in this regard.

But the French Basketball Federation openly threatened the newcomer of the St. Petersburg “Zenith” Thomas Ertel with removal from the national team in case of transfer to the Russian club.

However, the basketball player did not succumb to blackmail.

They took a receipt from the French

Before the start of the already completed EuroBasket 2022, the French Federation obliged all the players of the national team to sign a document refusing to play in Russia and Belarus.

– If Ertel plays for a Russian club, his commitment will not be honored. In such a case, the playmaker will not qualify for the next international competitions, including the 2024 Olympics, in accordance with the decision taken by the Federal Office on July 28, the French Basketball Federation said in a statement.

At the same time, on September 21, Zenit officially announced the signing of a contract with Ertel, known for playing for Barcelona and Real Madrid. Previously, Thomas has repeatedly received prestigious awards, including MVP of the Spanish Cup.

Ertel went against his

Ertel was among the players who signed a document banning performances in Russia, which he personally reported back in August:

Yes, I signed [договор с федерацией]and you know it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be on the team. Whether I’m a fan of this solution is none of your business. My agents interact with clubs, including Russian ones, if you want to know. But there are other teams that play in the Euroleague and in the championship of Spain. Let’s see what happens in the future, – quotes Thomas Be Basket.

Accordingly, when concluding a contract with Zenit, Thomas understood what he was doing and what consequences awaited him. It is unlikely that an athlete in the current situation would have chosen a contract with a Russian club, having a similar offer in Europe.

In April, Ertel turned 33, so his services are now, apparently, not in great demand in large European clubs. It turns out that the French federation offers its basketball player to refuse a lucrative contract, which Zenit clearly attracted Thomas, and be left without a job? Or sign a contract with the European middle peasant, agreeing to a pay cut?

However, in the end, Ertel did not succumb to this blackmail. And for what reason, most likely, the player himself will tell in the near future.

Source: Sportbox

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Tyrese Maxey stole the show in Donovan Mitchell’s Cleveland Cavaliers debut



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His followers Cleveland Cavaliers they saw Donovan Mitchell dress from first time the colors of his franchise, during Wednesday’s preseason game between the Cavs and the Philadelphia 76ers. And beyond his few minutes on the court (18:58), the former Jazz has already shown why he promises to be one of most impactful integrations for 2022-2023.

Mitchell He did what he does best: comment on. And at least in this case, he did it in a big way effectiveness: 16 points, 5 assists, 6-9 from the field and 3-4 on 3-pointers. If Cleveland was missing anything from its good season last season, it was a player with his attributes spida: someone capable create and solve individuallyto complement the team’s good collective level.

His points also came mostly against a strong defender as PJ Tuckerforced to score out of position because of it the Sixers’ lack of reliable perimeter defenders; (Thybulle seems to have lost her place in consideration).

Anyway, Mitchell’s strong start wasn’t enough for Cleveland (without Evan Mobley or Ricky Rubio), which is over fell 113-112 thanks to a Montrezl Harrell layup (13 points, 5-7 from the field in 16 minutes) in the final seconds.

Beyond this good and decisive contribution of Harrell, and the premiere of the preseason Joel Embiid (12 points) and James stiffens (9 points), the story of the evening in the venue was different amazing performance a Tyrese Maxey who looks ready to make another leap in quality.

Maxi had already shined in the opener against Brooklyn, adding 20 points in just 14 minutes. And this Wednesday he repeated the work with 21 credits in 15 minutes. In 29 minutes this preseason, the point guard has 41 points on 15 of 19 from the field and 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. Huge numbers, preseason or not, especially when you consider his production came against the Nets and Cavaliers starters.

The former Kentucky native already had a noticeable jump in quality between his freshman and sophomore years. And if it reaches one more level to the third, could tip the balance in the Eastern Conference race: The Sixers are expected to have two figures like Embiid and Harden, but if Maxey becomes one astral third leg (added the efficient Tobias Harris), Doc Rivers’ guys could have an unexpected difference to compete with the Bucks, Celtics, Heat, Nets and company.

Source: Sporting News

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Ukraine national teams won 3 of 4 matches at the start of the 3×3 U-23 World Cup




Romania in Bucharest FIBA 3×3 World Championship U-23 among youth teams. On the evening of October 5, the first two matches of the tournament were played by the men’s and women’s teams of Ukraine.

At the start of the girls group stage, the bodyguards of Vladimir Kholopov took two victories: first, they defeated Egypt 16:9, and in the second match they defeated Romania in overtime (15:13 OT).

The men’s team led by Timur Arabadji first defeated the Netherlands (13:8), then lost to France (9:22).

Team rosters

  • Ukraine (men): Oleg Bondarenko, Vitaly Sherstky, Daniil Sokolenko, Alexander Sidoruk. Coach: Timur Arabadzhi.
  • Ukraine (women): Anna Sugak, Yulia Gutevich, Anzhelika Lyashko, Victoria Babich. Coach: Vladimir Kholopov.

2022 FIBA ​​3×3 World Cup (U-23 teams)

Bucharest (Romania), 05-09.10.2022

menround 1-2

  • 19:10. Holland – Ukraine – 8:13 am
  • 20:35. France – Ukraine – 22:9

Womanround 1-2

  • 16:10. Sweetcorn – Ukraine – 9:16 am
  • 20:10. Ukraine – Romania – 15:13 OT

Source: Sport UA

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BC Dnepr decides Super League-2022/2023 squad




Basketball club “Dnepr” presented the team that will play in the next season of the Ukrainian Super League.

Team captain Stanislav Timofeenko, Max Zakurdaev, Sergei Zagreba and Ivan Koldomasov remained in last year’s squad.

Evgeny Sorochan and Roman Bondarchuk returned to Dnipro from the credits in Khimik and Kryvbas, respectively. Oleksandr Tarasenko, who spent the last three seasons with Kharkiv Sokoly, was also announced. The company among the newcomers were Mikhail Shkoda and Nikita Bibikov, who played for Mariupol in the Premier League.

Dmitry Martynov, Nikolay Bachurin and Nikita Dzherikhov were transferred from Dnepr-2 to the main club team. The team counts on Dmitry Kachchanov, who played at Lviv Polytechnic last season.

Dnepr’s head coach Pavel Agapov, Vladimir Koval will help him.

Source: Sport UA

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