Police in Arizona arrested fifteen students during a street riot, after the University of Arizona Wildcats lost a basketball final.
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Police fired teargas and arrested at least 15 people after Arizona Wildcats lost 64-63 in overtime to Wisconsin in the NCAA West Region final in Tucson.
There were no reports of injuries to fans or officers, and those that were arrested were for offenses such as resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly.
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Officers in riot gear responded by launching pepper spay in their attempts to break up the crowds, which cleared from the streets by 10pm.
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Kobe Bryant has expressed his support for NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay:
NBA Commissioner David Stern has reacted to the news that Jason Collins has come out as gay, saying in in a statement:
"We have known the Collins family since Jason and Jarron joined the NBA in 2001 and they have been exemplary members of the NBA family.
"Jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout his career and we are proud he has assumed the leadership mantle on this very important issue.”
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Violence broke out as thousands of basketball fans filled the streets following the University of Kentucky's win over arch rival Louisville in their NCAA Final Four.
As of Sunday, 27 people were under arrest after the violence broke out as fans celebrated.
Officials say most face charges of disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication, although two people were charged with arson.