In its fifth year, Basketball without Borders Europe will feature a contingent of NBA players from Europe, including Russia’s Andrei Kirilenko of the Utah Jazz and Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks at La Ghirada Sports Facility in Treviso, Italy July 28 31 with McDonald’s, Nike and Spalding as BWB Marketing Partners. For the third consecutive year, Congo native Dikembe Mutombo of the Houston Rockets will lead a group of NBA players to Johannesburg, South Africa for Basketball without Borders Africa September 7 12. The camp will take place at the American International School of Johannesburg.
Two France fans die as violence erupts across the country after World Cup win over CroatiaEmmanuel Macron celebrated wildly in Moscow but back in France some there were terrible scenes in central Paris, where celebrations turned into widespread rioting, looting and ugly clashes with cops(Image: Getty Images Europe)Michel Delpuech, the Paris Prefect, said: ‘Given the crowd present and despite unacceptable disorder, we have record a measured balance sheet.’Some of the worst scenes were in central Paris, where celebrations turned into widespread rioting, looting and ugly clashes with cops.French police fired tear gas and dispersed crowds from the Champs Elysees late yesterday following the 4 2 triumph in Moscow.The iconic avenue remained closed early this morning but trouble flared again on Monday morning, when riot police had to attend the Nike store on the Champs Elysee.This was because crowds built up to try and get hold of the new France shirt, complete with two stars to signify two World Cup wins.Following minor scuffles, it was announced that the garments would not in fact be put on general sale until Tuesday.In the Alpine city of Annecy, some 350 miles east, a 50 year old France fan broke his neck after jumping into a canal at the end of the final.Meanwhile, in nearby Saint Felix, a man in his 30s was killed when his car crashed into a tree as he celebrated his team’s win.Such accidents were accompanied by baton charges by CRS riot squads, as officers desperately tried to keep crowds in order.”Rioting broke out soon after midnight as large crowds refused to disperse,” a police source in Paris said.”Shops including the Publicis Drugstore close to the Arc de Triomphe were ransacked. Windows were smashed and officers who intervened were attacked.”There have been scenes of absolute chaos that have spoiled the party.”Millions of French fans had taken to the streets in joy after the final whistle, with thousands gathering along the Champs Elysees.Even President Emmanuel Macron had been earlier seen punching the air at Luzhniki Stadium as his country’s team scored a goal.But as the evening wore on, a small number of fans clashed with police, damaging some businesses and properties along the avenue.Some threw stones and other projectiles at riot officers.And in response, tear gas was deployed.World Cup Final pitch invaders: Dejan Lovren opens up on incident with Pussy RiotVideos shot at the scene saw units of CRS moving in, as hooligans wearing France shirts and black balaclavas attacked them.According to BFM TV, a decision was made by security officials to disperse the crowd. It said minor crowd trouble was also reported in Lyon.While police reported two deaths, a number of people were left seriously injured due to accidents.France had mobilised around 110,000 security staff for the Bastille Day festivities on Saturday and World Cup final yesterday..