Stories tagged: France
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 5:50 p.m.
Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will not be attending the NBA Draft Combine after all. Tillie, Auburn’s Chuma Okeke and Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter withdrew from the combine.
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.
Killian Tillie’s injury woes returned in his first workout with an NBA team.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Gonzaga wasn’t at full strength in Saturday’s closed scrimmage against Michigan State. Junior forward Killian Tillie sat out with an injury. The nature of Tillie’s injury wasn’t known. The Zags …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie is among 21 players on the watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, presented annually to college basketball’s top center.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 5 a.m.
Joel Ayayi isn’t picky about the pronunciation of his name. Good thing, because nearly everybody messes up not only his surname but his first name.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr.’s professional basketball career appears to be over. Dower said in an Instagram post Sunday that it “may be time for the basketball chapter of …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev scored 29 points as Serbia outlasted host Latvia 99-90 Sunday to win the FIBA U18 European Championships. France, led by Gonzaga redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi’s 22 points, …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Incoming Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the better of Zag redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi and France at the FIBA U18 European Championships.
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
This year’s World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin’s Russia, but the players did their best to keep the …
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
With Vladimir Putin watching from the stands, France won its second World Cup title in a match that was interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian …
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Kylian Mbappe has electrified the World Cup with his speed and youthful exuberance. Luka Modric has coolly controlled matches in Russia with his graceful play in the middle. Whether France …
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006. Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
Considering the attacking strength of France and Belgium, there’s potential for a goal-fest when the European neighbors meet in the World Cup semifinals.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Antoine Griezmann’s fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
Killian Tillie wore his jersey Saturday to Hoopfest while signing countless autographs for fans at Gonzaga’s booth. It wasn’t his Zags’ basketball No. 33 uniform. It was France’s national soccer …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry have similar histories. Henry is France’s leading scorer with 51 goals. The 19-year-old Mbappe is Les Bleus’ new sensation. They both played at the same …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:19 p.m.
The first day of quarterfinals at the World Cup includes several teammates from top clubs playing against each other. The France-Uruguay match features Antoine Griezmann playing against Atletico Madrid squadmates …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in a five-minute span to lead France over Argentina 4-3 and into the World Cup quarterfinals. The loss could be the end of Lionel …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:01 a.m.
No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
Fans booed as Denmark, France battled with backpasses, content with a draw that advanced both teams and eliminated Australia. World Cup group-stage finales have been played simultaneously since West Germany …
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.
A game neither France nor Denmark needed to win produced the World Cup’s first 0-0 draw amid boos and whistles from fans at Luzhniki Stadium. The slow-paced game ensured already-qualified …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
France proved it also has class in defense. Didier Deschamps has a forward line bursting with skill, speed and goals but Peru coach Ricardo Gareca looked at the other end …
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Kylian Mbappe’s first World Cup goal put France into the round of 16. The teenage forward tapped in a ball headed toward goal in the 34th minute to give France …
Sat., June 16, 2018, 8 a.m.
Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia. The French team was given a penalty kick after the referee watched the replay of a …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
France soccer great Michel Platini insists “a little trickery” in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured his home country would avoid playing Brazil until the final which it won in …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Forward Killian Tillie announced Wednesday that he will return to Gonzaga for his junior season.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie came through with 20 points and seven rebounds to lead France past Puerto Rico 84-66 Wednesday at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Gonzaga basketball recruiting spans the globe and that will be on display in Cairo, Egypt, from July 1-9.