go to MSN.com
Found June 27, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Tony Parker
TEAMS: San Antonio Spurs

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Tony Parker is engaged to girlfriend Axelle Francine, the San Antonio Spurs point guard revealed in a Twitter Q&A with fans on Wednesday.

Parker held a Q&A in association with Tissot watches and, in his first answer, he mentioned his “fiance,” likely as an answer to a question about what he enjoys doing in his free time.

Parker has been dating Francine since at least Feb. 2012, and possibly longer. Axelle, a French journalist who goes by her first name, even went to Memphis to watch her boyfriend play in the Western Conference finals against the Grizzlies last month, and the two were seen kissing in the hallway.

The Daily Mail says the two were recently spotted shopping for engagement rings, so news of their engagement is not a surprise.

Parker is getting over a highly-publicized divorce from TV star Eva Longoria. The two were married in 2007, separated in 2010, and became officially divorced in 2011. It didn’t take the Spurs point guard long to find someone new.

Longoria has also been involved in the dating scene since their divorce. She was in a relationship with Eduardo Cruz, rumored to have dated Matt Kemp, and confirmed she dated Mark Sanchez. Despite the breakup from Parker, Longoria recently expressed her support for the Spurs.

Also in the Q&A, Parker, whose Spurs lost to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last week, said that the Game 7 loss was not the hardest of his career. Instead, he said the Game 6 loss, in which the Spurs blew a 5-point lead in the final minute of the game, was the hardest of his career.

Parker says he will take a month off of basketball before joining the French national team for international competition in late July.

1 Comment:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Report: Spurs' Ginobili 'unlikely' to retire

Manu Ginobili doesn't want to finish his career on a sour note. The San Antonio Spurs guard struggled throughout the playoffs and his eight turnovers in Game 6 of the Finals proved costly in their loss to the Miami Heat. "After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that...
FANCY ANOTHER GO?

Ginobili not planning to retire

Manu Ginobili is aging and did not play well in the NBA Finals, but the Argentine says he does not have plans to retire.

San Antonio Spurs Guard Tony Parker Engaged?

Move over Eva Longoria! There is a new Mrs. Parker in town--or there will be whenever she and Tony Parker get married. Yes, ladies, it appears that the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs is off the market. It appears that the good folks at TerezOwens were in a Twitter conversation with the Spurs guard and he let a little something slip: @rennx3 @Tissot Spend time...

Report: Boris Diaw to opt-in and stay with Spurs

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw is expected to his exercise his player option on his contract and remain with the Spurs for the 2013-2014. Spurs forward Boris Diaw expects to opt-in to the final year of his contract paying $4.7 million next season, a source told Yahoo! Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 28,...

Ryan Richards, Vienna capture Austrian championship

The San Antonio Spurs may not have won the 2013 NBA title but their 2012 second round draft pick, Ryan Richards, finished his season with Vienna a champion. Richards and BC Vienna defeated Oberwart, 68-55, 3-2 in the best of five series to capture the A Bundesliga title in the Austrian League. Richards averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game and in the title game, finished...

San Antonio Spurs look to keep dynasty in tact this off-season

The San Antonio Spurs just won’t go away.  Gregg Popovich led the Spurs within one game of their fifth NBA Championship with a combination of their star trio and several young role players who have completely bought into the direction of the franchise.  The team has a few key free agents this NBA off-season and their number one priority should be keeping their core in tact. San...

Report: Oberto not offered coaching spot with Spurs

Recently, there were reports that former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Oberto was to be offered an assistant coaching spot with his former team. However, according to Real GM, it appears "Fab" has not been offered a coaching spot. Fabricio Oberto hasn't accepted an assistant coaching job, nor have the San Antonio Spurs offered him one, league source tells...

Ryan Richards To Participate On Spurs' Summer League Team

Ryan Richards will participate on the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team. Richards was drafted in 2010 by the Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs: Spurs Season Review and Awards

San Antonio Spurs: Spurs Season Review and Awards By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff Record: 59-23- 2nd in West- Lost in NBA Finals to Miami Heat Review: - 5 seconds, the Spurs were 5 seconds away from winning the NBA Finals and Tim Duncan was 5 seconds away from his 5th championship. A couple of unlucky bounces, a few missed free throws and Ray Allen hitting the shot...

The Spurs Will Play In Mexico Next Year. This Is Not Good

The Spurs have announced they will play 4 regular season games in Mexico City in 2014. Sounds like a super safe idea. In a related story, here’s a video of FX’s new series about women who are brutally murdered and cut in half south of the border. Enjoy! Manu Didn’t Sleep Well McNabb Is An Idiot

The Spurs Are the 2013 NBA Champions, According To NBATV Mishap

The long-running joke after every major sports championship is that the loser automatically becomes the winner in whatever third-world country the unused, non-actual-champion t-shirts are sent to. For San Antonio Spurs fans lamenting their recent loss to the Miami Heat, it didn’t take a trip overseas to see what it’s like to be Fake 2013 NBA Champions, as NBATV inadvertently...

Report: Ex-Spur Oberto retires, looking at offers to work in NBA

Former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Obero has announced his retirement from basketball (via Argentinean site La Gaceta) and will be mulling over offers to work in the NBA. "I do not play with people's anxiety, I am a former basketball player," said Oberto. This is Oberto's second time retiring. He announced his retirement while still in the NBA (with...

Report: 76ers set to hire Brett Brown as next coach

The San Antonio Spurs NBA coaching tree just grew bigger as teams continue to dip into San Antonio's coaching ranks.  The Philadelphia 76ers are set to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown as their next head coach according to the New York Daily News. Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after this past season. Brown was an assistant for the...

Griner nets 26 as Mercury take down Silver Stars

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocks and the Phoenix Mercury outlasted the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-77 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. Shameka Christon, Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson each had 15 points for San Antonio, which has lost five of six. DeWanna Bonner had 14 points and Candice Dupree had 12 rebounds...

Report: Philadelphia 76ers Show Interest in Spurs’ Assistant Coach Brett Brown

The Philadelphia 76ers have had problems finding consistency in the head coaching position, and San Antonio Spurs Brett Brown may be their next coach in line. Brown, an assistant under Greg Popovich for seven years, is receiving a ton of interest from the Sixers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Denver Nuggets showed some desire in his services before hiring...
Spurs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vin Scully to announce Dodgers games in 2015

I said it last year at this time and I’ll gladly say it again…those sounds you hear echoing through Chavez Ravine are the dulcet tones of one Vin Scully announcing he’ll be returning next season for his 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast booth. The team made the announcement Tuesday night during their game against the Atlanta Braves and did it in three different...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 hours ago

Marshawn Lynch's mom takes offense to ESPN article

Marshawn Lynch’s training camp holdout has been widely publicized and is starting to become widely criticized, with some even questioning the Pro Bowl running back’s worth to the Seahawks. ESPN writer Terry Blount is one of those debating whether or not Pete Carroll and John Schneider actually need Lynch for the 2014 season. Blount has poked Beast Mode, or shall we say Blount...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 hours ago

Peterson agrees to huge extension with Cardinals

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson announced via his Twitter account that he has signed a five-year extension worth $70 million that includes $48 million guaranteed. Happy to announce my 5 year extension with @AZCardinals! $70M and $48M Guaranteed!! #AZCardinals #P2Nation #YearOfTheCardinal — Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) July 30, 2014 Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reported earlier...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago

Lester scratched from start amid trade rumors

BOSTON — Jon Lester has spent his entire nine-year career with the Red Sox. His next start could come in a different uniform. Lester, who was been the subject of trade rumors in recent days, has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Brandon Workman will be called up and pitch in...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago

Urban Meyer gives LeBron sideline pass to Buckeye games

LeBron James has long had a connection to the Ohio State football program. Now that the NBA’s best player is back in his home state, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, that connection is magnified.  Urban Meyer often speaks highly of Ohio’s favorite athlete. The Buckeye coach has already texted James, who has a sideline pass to each Ohio State game, telling the superstar to...
Via College Spun
17 hours ago

Matt Cain to visit Dr. James Andrews

San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain is making a trip that not many athletes want to make. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Cain will visit Dr. James Andrews, to have Andrews examine his ailing elbow. Cain has been on the DL  since July 21, with inflammation in his elbow. Giants source confirms […]
Via Full Scale Sports
5 hours ago

Anderson Silva will return against Nick Diaz at UFC 183

On Tuesday, it was announced former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) will return to action exactly 13 months and three days after shattering his left shin against champion Chris Weidman. Silva meets Nick Diaz, who is also ending his extended hiatus, at UFC 183. The January 31 show will take place at a yet-to-be announced venue in Las Vegas. The bout will take place...
Via 5thRound.com
9 hours ago

Oakland Raiders considering a move to San Antonio?

If you don’t believe that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is intent on moving the team from Northern California, this latest report by San Antonio Express-News might just change your mind. According to the outlet, Davis and two of his top deputies have recently met with officials in San Antonio to discuss a potential relocation of the franchise.  On July 18, Davis met with...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago

ESPN gives Stephen A. Smith a week off

They’re not calling it a suspension, but ESPN has decided to keep Stephen A. Smith off its airwaves for a little while. The network, in a statement released to the press on Tuesday, announced “that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week.  He will return to ESPN next Wednesday.” ESPN did not say whether or not Smith would be paid during...
Via Awful Announcing
11 hours ago

Urban Meyer on Tim Tebow’s NFL career: 'I still don’t get it'

(Credit: csmonitor) Tim Tebow is one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in the history of college football, and he enjoyed a brief stint of success with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. However, he was cut from the New England Patriots before the start of the 2013 season, and has been out of the league ever since. Despite this, Tebow has kept training in hopes that a team will give...
Via Sports-Kings
13 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.