France basketball player could be dropped over joining Russian club

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France basketball player Thomas Heurtel faces being dropped from the national team and missing the Paris 2024 Olympics after joining Russian club Zenit St Petersburg. Zenit announced the signing on Thursday, saying the guard had signed for one year plus an option for another year. The French federation FFBB said in a statement that Heurtel had violated a ruling that national team players should not join any club in Russia or Belarus in connection with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The FFBB said its players had signed the according declaration ahead of the recent European championships where Fr…

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