Olympic Hoops: Gobert and Fournier power France to semis

France will face Slovenia in the Olympics semifinal for a chance to return to the podium By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net /info@eurohoops.net It was a tough battle but France came through to beat Italy 84-75 to advance to the Olympic tournament semifinals on Tuesday. Les Bleus will face Slovenia for a ticket to the grand final on Saturday. Rudy Gobert took charge for Vincent Collet’s squad, posting 22 points, 9 rebounds. Evan Fournier, who has just moved to the New York Knicks, followed with 21 points, while veteran Nicolas Batum paced the team with 15…

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Jazz’s Gobert, Mitchell, others health cleared

Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell along with the rest of Utah Jazz players and personnel have been given a clean bill of health by the state’s Health Department, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 and ridiculously and wrongly draw the ire of players, fans and even some media ( because apparently he purposely contracted the virus as part of some insidious plan to end the NBA season). This is good news and we hope this is a precursor for more healthy…

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