Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Understanding the burkini ban

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US Treasury lashes out at EU tax probes

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Olympic Hangover: festive mood dampened by gloomy economy

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

Read more

Sports

France build momentum with solid win over Lebanon

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-08-29

France continued to build momentum at the Basketball World Championship Sunday with a solid 89-56 victory over Lebanon. The French surprised spectators Saturday after upsetting defending world champions Spain in the opening round of the tournament.

AP - Mickael Gelabale scored 18 points and Alain Koffi added 17 as France beat Lebanon 86-59 on Sunday in the opening round of the basketball world championships.
 
France (2-0), which upset defending champion Spain 72-66 in its opener, broke this game open with a 10-0 run in the second quarter that gave it a 30-20 lead.
 
Jackson Vroman led Lebanon (1-1) with 19 points.
 
The game was delayed for over 15 minutes with 5:07 left in the second
 
quarter after France’s Nicolas Batum, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, dunked and twisted the rim. Volunteers and officials scrambled to put a new rim on the basket and reattach a net.
 
Just after play resumed, with France leading 36-22, Koffi went to power dunk on the new rim, but was blocked by Vroman.
 
 

Date created : 2010-08-29

  • BASKETBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    France stun holders Spain in opening game

    Read more

COMMENT(S)