Alexander Zverev not heavily sanctioned, Gregg Popovich in history, eighth in C1: The news on a set


What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Tennis – ATP Acapulco: Zverev escapes the worst

While he faced a long suspension and some, including Mats Wilander, called for him, Alexander Zverev was only given a two-month suspended sentence for his bloodshed at the Acapulco tournament on February 23. . The German, pissed off by a doubles defeat, hit the referee’s chair several times after the match. To his suspension is added a fine, also suspended, of 25,000 dollars (23,000 euros). This reprieve will be over the head of Zverev, who will be able to participate in the Indian Wells Masters 1000, until February 22, 2023.


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2. Athletics – Meeting in Belgrade: Duplantis always higher

And three world records for Armand « Mondo » Duplantis. The Swede, holder of the mark since February 2020 when he had passed 6.17 m then 6.18 m, improved his world record on Monday evening at the indoor meeting in Belgrade. It took him three tries to erase it but the reference mark now stands at 6.19m. Exceptional, even for the 2020 Olympic champion.

3. Basketball – NBA: Popovich equals the record for the number of career successes

Big day for Gregg Popovich. The San Antonio Spurs coach gleaned, during his team’s success over the Lakers (117-100), the 1,335th victory of his career. « Pop », master of the destiny of the five-time NBA champions since 1996, joins Don Nelson at the top of the record books. His next success will make him the sole owner of the brand.

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Soccer – Premier League : Tottenham won a very large victory over Everton (5-0) and came back two points from 5th place held by Manchester United.

Soccer – Ligue 2 : Leader Toulouse took a five-point lead after their 2-0 home win against Dunkirk (19th) on Monday.

Soccer – Liga : Quiet winner of Levante (3-1), Athletic Bilbao can still believe in a European qualification. Real Sociedad, 6th, only have a four-point lead.

Formula 1 – Calendar : Emilia-Romagna will have its Grand Prix at the Imola circuit for three more years, until the 2025 season. Announcement made by the promoter of the world championship.

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What you will be sure to follow today

1. Cycling – Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico: The sprinters will have to hang on

After a busy day on Monday, Paris-Nice is heading south again between Vierzon and Dun-le-Palestel (190 km). If the first hundred kilometers of the stage will be flat, the rest will be more difficult and a breakaway could well go to the end. Unless strong sprinters are vying for victory on the hill finish. In Italy, the 2nd stage connects Camaiore to Sovicille (219 km) on a difficult course. Here too the sprinters can have the last word but victory is not guaranteed to them. All this is obviously to be followed on Eurosport.

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2. Football – Champions League: Bayern must finish the job

In the first leg, Bayern Munich could not do better than a draw on the lawn of RB Salzburg (1-1). In their den of the Allianz Arena (9 p.m.), the Bavarians have no room for error under penalty of a big disillusionment and an exit from the road in the round of 16 which would be a stain. The other match of the evening, between Liverpool and Inter Milan, seems played after the success of the Reds in Italy (2-0).


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