Tony Parker http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37060/all en NBA: Parker expected to miss a month for Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/nba-parker-expected-miss-month-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker will miss about four weeks of the NBA season with a sprained left ankle, the team announced on Saturday after the Frenchman underwent an MRI exam.</p> <p>Parker, who led the Spurs with 21.0 points and 7.6 assists a game, suffered the injury late in the third quarter in Friday's 130-102 home victory over Sacramento when he landed awkwardly after evading a defender while going for a layup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/nba-parker-expected-miss-month-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 19:30:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771790 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker ready to return for Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/nba-parker-ready-return-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tony Parker, the French playmaker for the San Antonio Spurs who has missed three weeks with a sprained left ankle, will be back and available to play on Friday when the Spurs face Utah.</p> <p>In a Twitter message, the Spurs announced that Parker will be back in the lineup after earlier saying that he would not take the court against the Jazz.</p> <p>Parker went through a full practice on Tuesday for the first time since the 30-year-old guard was hurt on March 1 in a game against the Sacramento Kings. Tests the following day revealed the severe sprain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/nba-parker-ready-return-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:16:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791515 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker-powered Spurs sweep into NBA Finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130528/nba-parker-powered-spurs-sweep-nba-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tony Parker netted 37 points, his highest-scoring game of the season, and the San Antonio Spurs defeated Memphis 93-86 on Monday to complete a playoff sweep and advance to the NBA Finals.</p> <p>The Spurs finished a 4-0 rout of the Grizzlies in the best-of-seven Western Conference final and reached the NBA finals for the first time since 2007, when they swept LeBron James-led Cleveland for their fourth title in nine seasons.</p> <p>"It seems like forever since we have been there," said Spurs star big man Tim Duncan. "We have been driven and we're glad to get back there."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130528/nba-parker-powered-spurs-sweep-nba-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker AFP Tue, 28 May 2013 04:45:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847192 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker not your typical Frenchman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/nba-parker-not-your-typical-frenchman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio Spurs TV announcer Sean Elliott says Tony Parker's gritty performance in game five of the NBA finals shows he's not your typical French citizen.</p> <p>"Everything that they've said about French people doesn't apply to him. It just doesn't apply. He's as tough as they come," Elliott told the San Antonio Express-News.</p> <p>Parker had a game-high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field despite playing with a mild hamstring strain in the Spurs 114-104 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/nba-parker-not-your-typical-frenchman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:00:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5859146 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Shin bruise to sideline Parker two games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/nba-shin-bruise-sideline-parker-two-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio point guard Tony Parker will miss the Spurs' next two NBA games with a right shin contusion.</p> <p>The Spurs said Tuesday that Parker would be sidelined for Wednesday's game at Phoenix and Thursday's at Golden State.</p> <p>"Parker will be reevaluated when the team returns to San Antonio, at which point his status for Saturday night's Spurs-Thunder game will be determined," the team said in a statement.</p> <p>Parker was hurt late in the third quarter of Monday's loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/nba-shin-bruise-sideline-parker-two-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:57:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6023222 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker apologizes for past use of controversial gesture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/nba-parker-apologizes-past-use-controversial-gesture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NBA star Tony Parker apologized Monday for making a gesture with anti-Semitic overtones in a photograph taken three years ago, which became an issue after French footballer Nicolas Anelka made the same gesture Sunday.</p> <p>"Since I have been made aware of the seriousness of this gesture, I will certainly never repeat the gesture and sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding or harm relating to my actions," Parker said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/nba-parker-apologizes-past-use-controversial-gesture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Gestures Greetings Tony Parker AFP Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:46:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6032082 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker apologizes for past use of controversial gesture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/nba-parker-apologizes-past-use-controversial-gesture-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NBA star Tony Parker apologized Monday for making a gesture with anti-Semitic overtones in a photograph taken three years ago, which became an issue after French footballer Nicolas Anelka made the same gesture Sunday.</p> <p>"Since I have been made aware of the seriousness of this gesture, I will certainly never repeat the gesture and sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding or harm relating to my actions," Parker said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/nba-parker-apologizes-past-use-controversial-gesture-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European people Gestures Greetings Tony Parker AFP Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:03:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6032202 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Spurs' Parker out for 'forseeable future' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/nba-spurs-parker-out-forseeable-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will be sidelined "for the forseeable future" with "a variety of maladies" according to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, ESPN reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 31-year-old Frenchman is averaging 17.7 points and 6.2 assists for the NBA's Southwest division leaders, who reached the All-Star Game break at 38-15 with the second-best record in the Western Conference and fourth-best in the league.</p> <p>Parker, who has played in 47 games so far this season, was listed as out for the Spurs' return to action Tuesday at the Los Angeles Clippers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/nba-spurs-parker-out-forseeable-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:16:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6074238 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Spurs say sore Parker out for 'forseeable future' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/nba-spurs-say-sore-parker-out-forseeable-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will be sidelined "for the forseeable future" with "a variety of maladies," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 31-year-old Frenchman is averaging 17.7 points and 6.2 assists for the NBA's Southwest division leaders, who reached the All-Star Game break at 38-15 with the second-best record in the Western Conference and fourth-best in the league.</p> <p>Parker, who has played in 47 games so far this season, was listed as out for the Spurs' return to action Tuesday at the Los Angeles Clippers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/nba-spurs-say-sore-parker-out-forseeable-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:16:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6074353 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Spurs' Parker has minor hamstring strain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140516/nba-spurs-parker-has-minor-hamstring-strain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was listed as day-to-day by the NBA club Friday after an MRI exam revealed the least severe strain possible in his left hamstring.</p> <p>The French playmaker will have three more days to rest and recover before the Spurs face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first game of the best-of-seven Western Conference finals Monday.</p> <p>Parker suffered the "grade one" strain in San Antonio's series-clinching playoff victory Wednesday over Portland.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140516/nba-spurs-parker-has-minor-hamstring-strain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker War AFP Fri, 16 May 2014 18:19:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6148908 at http://www.globalpost.com Spurs expect Parker to play in Game One of Finals: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140602/spurs-expect-parker-play-game-one-finals-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs expect to have point guard Tony Parker in their lineup when they host the Miami Heat in Game One of the NBA Finals on Thursday, the San Antonio Express-News reported.</p> <p>Parker, the court general who runs the Spurs' attack, sat out the entire second half of San Antonio's Western Conference-clinching, Game Six overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday due to an ankle injury.</p> <p>The San Antonio newspaper quoted a source saying that Parker "absolutely" will be ready to play.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140602/spurs-expect-parker-play-game-one-finals-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Tony Parker Thomson Reuters Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:20:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6164780 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker says he will play Thursday against Heat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140603/nba-parker-says-he-will-play-thursday-against-heat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker said Tuesday that he will play in Thursday's opening game of the NBA Finals against Miami despite a foot injury suffered in Saturday triumph.</p> <p>"I will play Thursday against the Heat," Parker said in a posting on his website. "I might not be 100 percent but I will be there.</p> <p>"I will not voluntarily abandon my teammates."</p> <p>"The chance to play in my fifth NBA Finals, it's very nice," Parker said.</p> <p>"I continue to recover. It's very hard to be hurt."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140603/nba-parker-says-he-will-play-thursday-against-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals Technology Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:17:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6165938 at http://www.globalpost.com Parker signs extension with champion Spurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140801/nba-parker-signs-extension-champion-spurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - All-Star point guard Tony Parker, who won his fourth NBA championship ring this past season with San Antonio, has signed a multi-year extension to remain with the Spurs, the team announced on Friday.</p> <p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed.</p> <p>The Frenchman, who averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 assists per game last season, was due to make $12.5 million next season in the final year of his contract with San Antonio.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140801/nba-parker-signs-extension-champion-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals Tony Parker Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:17:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6221024 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Parker weds French girlfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140804/nba-parker-weds-french-girlfriend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NBA star Tony Parker married his French girlfriend Axelle Francine in Texas over the weekend, People magazine has reported. </p> <p>The 32-year-old San Antonio Spurs point guard and Francine, a journalist, were wed on Saturday, after a party two nights before with close friends and family in the Texas city, the celebrity magazine said.</p> <p>Parker and Francine welcomed their first child, Josh, in April.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140804/nba-parker-weds-french-girlfriend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Basketball Association Human Interest National Basketball Association Tony Parker Tony Parker AFP Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6222884 at http://www.globalpost.com