Paris mayor demands black feminist festival that ‘prohibits’ white people be banned

Anne Hidalgo mentions organisers of the Nyansapo Festival in the capital could be prosecuted because most of the event space would for black women only

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgohas called for a black feminist celebration in the French capital to be banned, saying it was prohibited to white people.

The first edition of the Nyansapo Festival, due to run from July 28 to 30 at a cultural centre in Paris, statutes itself as an event rooted in black feminism, activism, and on( a) European scale.

Four-fifths of the festival region is likely to be put aside as a non-mixed space for black women, according to its website in French.

Another space will be a non-mixed region for black people regardless of gender. Another space would be open to all.

The English version of the locate does not use the word non-mixed, but reserved.

Hidalgo said on Twitter that she securely condemned the organisation of this event, was forbidden white people.

I am asking for this festival to be banned, Hidalgo articulated, adding “shes been” reserved the right to prosecute the organisers for discrimination.

Police prefect Michel Delpuech said in a statement that police had not been advised about the event by Sunday evening.

But, Delpuech added, the police would ensure the rigorous its implementation of the laws, importances, and principles of the republic.

French anti-racist and anti-semitism organisations strongly condemned the celebration.

SOS Racisme described the event as a mistake, even an abomination, because it indulges in ethnic breakup, whereas anti-racism is a move which seeks to go beyond race.

The International League against Racism and Antisemitism articulated Rosa Parks would be turning in her grave, a reference to the American civil right icon.

Wallerand de Saint-Just, the regional heads of state of Marine Le Pens National Front party, had challenged Hidalgo on Friday to explain how the city was putting on an event promoting a theory that is blatantly racist and anti-republican.

The cultural centre La Generale, where the event was to be hosted, and the collective Mwasi, which organised the event, articulated Sunday they were the specific objectives of a disinformation campaign and of fake report orchestrated by the foulest far right.

We are saddened to see certain antiracist associations letting themselves be manipulaed like this, according to the following statement positioned on the Generale website.

A decolonisation summer camp in the northeastern French metropoli of Reims elicited similar outrage last year, as it billed itself as a teach meeting on antiracism reserved for victims of institutional racism or racialised minorities omitting by default white people.

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Manchester City set to pay world record 34.9m for goalkeeper Ederson

Manchester City will pay a world account cost for a goalkeeper if the signature of Benficas 23 -year-old Brazilian Ederson goes ahead

Manchester City seem set to sign the Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for a reported cost of 34.9 m.

The 23 -year-old, who has been followed by some of Europes biggest fraternity this season, declared on Sunday night that Benficas cup final succes over Vitoria was probably my last-place game for the club.

The Brazilian, who is renowned for his footballing abilities, possesses one of a long time kicks in video games he once scored from his own box in his youth job fits Pep Guardiolas mould for a keeper and is anticipated in Manchester for a medical the coming week. I still dont know but this was probably my last-place game for Benfica, he supposed, after the 2-1 defeat of Vitoria.

Edersons fee would represent a world account for a goalkeeper, overshadowing the 32.6 m pay back Juventus to Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

City may have to overcome some complications with third-party owned as his former golf-club Rio Ave still own 50 per cent of the goalkeepers economic privileges. Benfica possess the other half. It also means Benfica are comprising out for a large carry fee.

Several outstanding displays in the Champions League this season have bolstered Edersons reputation. He has been called up to the Brazil squad but has not yet attained his international debut. He won a Portuguese tournament and bowl doubled this season and the golf-club are expecting his departure, with the coach Rui Vitria saying: If Ederson leaves, he leaves with the gratitude of Benfica.

City have striven for consistency between the posts with Claudio Bravo, signed from Barcelona last-place summertime, suffering a difficult season while Willy Caballero has left after his contract brought to an end. Edersons arrival would cast farther doubt on the prospects of Englands No1 Joe Hart, who has invested the season on lend at Torino and is expected to be sold in the summer.

The signing would also represent a punch for Citys Manchester competitors United, should David de Gea build his move to Real Madrid, with Jos Mourinho an admirer of the goalkeeper. Mourinho has been linked with Ederson and if, as expected, De Gea departs for Spain in the coming months, he will need a new No1 at Old Trafford, although he may decide he can begin the campaign with Sergio Romero. United have also been linked with the Atltico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, should De Gea build his move to the Spanish capital.

City have begun the post-season interval ambitiously and last week accomplished the 43m signed during Monacos Bernardo Silva.

Jess Navas, Gal Clichy and Bacary Sagna departed last week in addition to Caballero and Pablo Zabaleta, while Newcastle United have been linked with their out-of-favour centre-half Eliaquim Mangala. Rafael Bentez is reportedly keen on the champion but he will have to battle with his former golf-club Valencia for his services. The freshly promoted golf-club are ready to pay a 15 m asking price for the 26 -year-old who expensed the golf-club 32 m when he moved from Porto in 2014.

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Errol Spence Jr stops Kell Brook in 11th round to win IBF welterweight title

Kell Brook supposed Errol Spence Jr was one of best available kids Ive been in with after the 31 -year-old from Sheffield lost his IBF welterweight title following an 11 th-round stoppage

For Kell Brook it was a nighttime that promised so much but ended in gut-wrenching failure. In front of his own people, at a venue he fell in love with as a child, the 31 -year-old was determined to triumph, but ultimately he was defeated by the American Errol Spence Jr via an 11 th round strike, losing his IBF welterweight title in the process and suffering the sort of setback that it may take him some time to recover from.

That much could be taken from Brooks expression as he contemplated his second successive defeat, having been stopped inside five rounds by Gennady Golovkin nine few months ago. He seemed busted and beaten, and yet again it was an eye injury that played a part in his downfall. Brooks right eye had been broken at the hands of Golovkin at the 02 Arena in London, leading to his coach Dominic Ingle throwing in the towel. Here it was the Sheffield mans left eye which took a pounding, and while there was no intervention from Ingle, there was also no chance of Brook persisting through heavily limited imagination as Spence unloaded a barrage of shots to his adversaries body.

Brook fell to his knee, going down for the second largest time in this game and the ref, Howard Foster, called an aim to proceedings one minute and 47 seconds into the penultimate round. As Spence celebrated, many of the 27,000 -plus crowd headed for the exits. Many more, nonetheless, remained and applauded Brook for the heart he proved in what must have been almost unbearable circumstances, opposing in almost total darkness against a high-class opponent.

Eddie Hearn subsequently showed Brook was being treated in hospital for a fractured eye socket. Its the same injury as[ maintained against] Golovkin, but in the other eye which is unbelievable. But no grumbles, Kell was thumped by the better man.

Spence, a 27 -year-old Texan, arrived on these shores with a 21 -0- 0 professional record and a reputation as one of the smartest, deadliest fighters around, with Sugar Ray Leonard describing him as the real deal.

The question was whether he could live up to the hype in his first game outside north America and ultimately he did, going from mandatory challenger for Brooks IBF crown to the latest world champion in the welterweight division.

Hes one of best available kids Ive been in with if not best available, supposed Brook. I got caught in the seventh round in the left eye. The double imagination merely stuck.

A fascination before this fight was how Brook would cope coming back down two weight divides having faced Golovkin at middleweight last September. Brook has constructed no secret of the difficulty he has boiling down to the 147 lb limit but he ultimately decided to go through the agony again, and entered the ring here amid an expectedly fervent atmosphere, a capability bunch establishing no secret of their devotion on a cool night in southern Yorkshire.

This was Brooks first combat at a place he first inspected two decades ago as an awestruck Sheffield United fan with his Uncle Johnny, “the mens” who predicted Brook would one day return here as a headline boxer. This, then, was not just a fight for Brook but the fulfilment of their own families ambition, and if there were any nerves on his part they did not initially show.

The first round was a cagey liaison in which the champion works well behind his jab. Spence Jr started to show his skills from his touchy southpaw posture in the second largest, connecting with a right jab and hooking, but Brook responded with a counter overhand left. Both fighters traded further shots in the third largest but here arrived the first genuine indication that the challenger had what it took to worry the champion, forcing him to stumble back with one testing right hook.

The fourth and fifth rounds realise a further trading of jolts. It was making, too-tight-to-call stuff and it was only in the seventh when the tide truly turned.

The swelling around Brooks eye became particularly noticeable in the eighth, and while he continued to combat hard and apply pressure it was obvious “hes in” fus. Two rounds subsequently he reached the canvas for the first time after being pushed against the ropes by a flurry of heavy perforates from his American opponent. He lived Fosters count but could not do the same in the next round.

I live to contend another day but Im gutted that, in front of my home devotees, Ive lost my belt, supposed Brook, whose record now stands at 36 -2- 0. Where he goes next is subject to intrigue. After recuperating from yet another painful injury he may pursue a rematch or even decide to move up to light-middleweight, or even back to 160 lb.

For Spence Jr, the sky shows the limit. Sugar Ray was right all along.

Groves on top of world at fourth try

There was a mix of succour and ecstasy for George Groves in Sheffield on Saturday night after he became a world champion at the fourth time of requesting with his sixth-round strike of the Russian Fedor Chudinov. Groves claimed the vacant WBA supermiddleweight title with a gutsy display at Bramall Lane, the dwelling of Sheffield United. The 29 -year-old had been put on the back foot for the opening three rounds but eventually exerted pressure over Chudinov and secured win after his opponent failed to respond to a barrage of shots.

Grovess three previous title strives against Carl Froch, twice, and Badou Jack had ended in disappointment and he admitted beforehand that it was a suit of now or never. Groves was self-confident, though, having won his four bouts since losing to Jack in September 2015 and having teamed up with the coach Shane McGuigan.

Groves also preserved a sizing and height advantage over Chudinov but that did not tell in the opening stages as “the mens” from Bratsk dictated the speed of proceedings, forcing Orchards against the ropes and catching him with a number of hooks and one eye-catching shortarm left hand to the chin in the second round.

But Groves fought back and stopped Chudinov in his trails with a right hooking to the side of the Russians face in the fourth. He followed that up with a thudding left to the body.

A nick to Grovess left eye following a clash of heads appeared to be inducing the Londoner questions in the fifth, but he rallied and in the following round took full control, rattling Chudinov who won the WBA title himself with win over the German ex-serviceman Felix Sturm two years ago in only his 13 th professional bout before losing it to the same opponent in a rematch last year with a series of his own punishing hooks. Referee Steve Gray eventually stepped in to stop proceedings.

This is the end of a lifetimes employment, supposed Groves, who as well as becoming a world champion has furthermore extended his record to 26 -3- 0. Shane McGuigan has resurrected my career. I feel like Im the best in the department Im willing and ready to fight anyone.

A clash with the IBF champion and long-time rival James DeGale could well be Grovess next job, something which the 29 -year-old described as logical before this fight. The pair met in 2011, with Orchards coming out on top.

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Kevin Love says Cavaliers’ underdog label in NBA finals is ‘funny to me’

Cavaliers forward on finals rematch with Warriors: The whole underdog thing is funny to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title

Vegas is potting against them and the bookies are barely alone.

Lets be honest , not many are dedicating the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA finals. They may be protecting champs and they may have LeBron James, but against Golden State, “they il be” definite underdogs.

Just dont try to tell them that.

The whole underdog thing is funny to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title, Cavs forward Kevin Love told following Saturdays practice. Were trying to repeat, which is so hard to do. I think we will use it as gasoline. We will use it as reason, but the idea of playing into it? Its tough for me to say that is the case. I dont feel like were underdogs.

We match up well with them and I think theyd say the same about us.

Maybe, but as the teams gear up for Thursday nights series opener in Oakland, commentaries made by Warriors forward Draymond Green in October are sounding around Cleveland.

Still stinging after the Warriors blew a 3-1 produce in last years finals against Cleveland, the vociferous Green, who was suspended from Game 5, said if given the chance again, he plans to destroy and exterminate the Cavs.

Love complimented Greens competitiveness and purported a verbal volley at Northern California.

Hes a guy who said he wanted us, Love told, and “hes having” us starting next Thursday.

Act III in this trilogy is overloaded with story lines, with the biggest being whether James and Co. given sufficient firepower to go toe-to-toe with the Warriors, who added hotshot Kevin Durant to a team that won 73 plays a year ago before its finals flameout.

Golden State has glowed in this postseason, becoming the first team to start 12 -0 while winning by an average of 16.3 degrees per play the most important one margin league history. Its no ponder then that the wise guys have installed the Warriors as heavy favorites to thump the Cavs for the second time in three years and wrestle back the Larry OBrien Trophy that slipped through their hands last June.

James referred to the Warriors as merely that juggernaut and a animal following Thursdays Game 5 in at Boston, a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader.

James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, opting instead to celebrate a third straight meeting title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive finals trip-up. James didnt speak to reporters on Saturday either, leaving Love to serve as the teams unofficial spokesman as the sports world inched a little bit closer to a matchup that seemed destined from the moment last seasons finals ended.

Love was asked if the Cavs wanted the Warriors.

Want the Warriors? he told. Theyve been right at the top, best crew in the league for three years straight now. Theyve been super-impressive. Its kind of in our minds that thats who we were going to see. They played great basketball this year. Obviously adding an MVP to a team that already has a two-time MVP stirs them even more impressive. Its tough to say that we didnt expect it; we knew theyd be right there.

After the team returned from Boston in the wee hours Friday morning, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue didnt go to bed and instantly began working on a game plan to stifle Golden States powerful, multi-faceted offense.

Lue knows the Cavs are facing a difficult task, one made tougher with the addition of the versatile Durant, who are in a position score down low-pitched, from the perimeter and free-throw line.

The Warrior are applying Durant the course he envisaged, but Lue has noticed changes in the All-Star.

Hes moving around much more, he told. Just watching him move without the basketball, get easy baskets off of cuts and splits and where reference is passes the ball hes also relocating now. Hes doing much more movement, which stirs it even tougher to guard after being one of the tougher scorers Ive ever seen.

Lue told didnt give any stimulating lecture to his players before practice.

Words dont mean much now not his , not and neither do underdog labels.

Were not going to use that as reason, Lue told. Were in the NBA finals. Thats enough reason alone. Not are concerned about what it replies in Vegas or what people are announcing about underdogs. Were not using that as an pretext. Weve got to come out and play video games. Our goals were set at the beginning of the season, and thats to win a championship. So, thats what were focused on.

And remember, the Cavs have overcome long odds before.

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