PSG coach Thomas Tuchel extends contract for another year

Soccer 05/25/19, 07:16

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has extended his contract at the French champion for another year until June 2021, despite a disappointing second half of the season.The German coach replaced Unai Emery on a two-year deal last summer and helped ...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

Sports 05/25/19, 01:03

The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN ...

Timing right for France to make impression on big stage

Soccer 05/24/19, 17:49

France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage.With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the favorites at the women's tournament kicking off next month, ...

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

Soccer 05/23/19, 06:09

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been placed under investigation for corruption as part of an inquiry into the bidding process for the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday.The official told The Associated Press the ...

Kroos out of Germany squad for European qualifiers

Sports 05/22/19, 06:55

Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.Germany coach Joachim Loew left both of his Spain-based players - Kroos and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen - out of his ...

Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up

Soccer 05/21/19, 09:09

France coach Didier Deschamps called up three new players on Tuesday, including Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra and a friendly against Bolivia.Maignan, who was voted the league's best goalkeeper last week, was ...

Pepe scores twice for Lille, Lyon seals 3rd in Ligue 1

Sports 05/18/19, 16:37

Lyon sealed third place and Champions League football after beating Caen 4-0 in the French league on Saturday while the in-demand Nicolas Pepe scored twice for Lille.Lille thrashed struggling Angers 5-0, with Pepe scoring in each half to lift his ...

Lyon beats Barcelona 4-1 to win Women’s Champions League

Sports 05/18/19, 12:56

Lyon beat Barcelona 4-1 to win its fourth consecutive Women's Champions League title on Saturday.Ada Hegerberg scored three times in the first half to lead the French squad, which also won its sixth Champions League crown since 2011.Dzsenifer Marosan, also ...

PSG coach: Signing Griezmann is “not realistic”

Soccer 05/17/19, 09:08

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says signing Antoine Griezmann is not a "realistic" goal as the French champion is looking to bolster its defense.The France striker announced this week he is leaving Atletico Madrid but has yet to reveal where ...

French soccer looking to stop homophobia in stadiums

Sports 05/13/19, 06:51

The French soccer league has set up an action plan to tackle homophobia in its stadiums, a system that will pave the way for judicial sanctions against abusive fans.Often heard at French league matches, homophobic chants have been tolerated for ...

Monaco in danger of relegation after disastrous season

Soccer 05/13/19, 04:32

Two years after sweeping aside some of Europe's best teams, Monaco could become the continent's laughingstock.A Champions League semifinalist in 2017, Monaco is in danger of dropping into the French league's second division. Following this weekend's 1-0 loss at Nimes, ...

Neymar scores ahead of ban as PSG shakes off slump

Soccer 05/11/19, 13:07

Playing likely his final match this season in the French league, Neymar scored and delivered an assist as Paris Saint-Germain beat Angers 2-1 Saturday to shake off its season-end slump.Neymar put PSG ahead with a diving header in the first ...

PSG striker Neymar suspended 3 matches after clash with fan

Soccer 05/10/19, 05:07

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has been given a three-game ban for lashing out at a fan following a loss in the French Cup final last month.The French soccer federation's disciplinary commission added a suspended two-match ban to its punishment.After Rennes ...

Astonishing comebacks the new norm in the Champions League

Sports 05/09/19, 12:14

Ajax's disconsolate players collapsed to the ground and pressed their faces into the turf. The night before, Barcelona's startled players looked at each other in pure disbelief , wondering what exactly had happened.Two Champions League semifinal matches, two three-goal leads ...

France’s top assist maker thrives in gypsy lifestyle

Sports 05/09/19, 08:22

Rife with drugs and weapons, the Cité Gély in the southern French city of Montpellier is a known hub for trafficking.The housing project where big expensive black cars share the streets with groups of youngsters riding their motorbikes without helmets ...

Amazing matches highlight epic Champions League season

Soccer 05/09/19, 07:42

Remarkably and improbably, it will be Liverpool and Tottenham playing for the Champions League title on June 1.The all-English final in Madrid seemed all-but impossible before back-to-back, second-half comebacks in both semifinals.It was a fitting way for the finalists to ...

Lille moves closer to Champions League after draw with Lyon

Sports 05/05/19, 17:06

Lille moved even closer to qualifying for next season's Champions League after drawing 2-2 at rival Lyon in the French league on Sunday.Second place guarantees automatic entry into Europe's elite club competition and Lille is six points ahead of third-place ...

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