Suspect in Lyon explosion claims ties to Islamic State group

Europe 05/30/19, 11:38

A man arrested for a bombing outside a bakery in Lyon, France, last week that injured 13 people has told investigators that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.A judicial official said Thursday that the suspect claimed to have acted in the name of IS. The group has ...

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

Europe 05/25/19, 04:22

French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon.Police issued an appeal for witnesses Saturday with a photo of a man with a bike caught on video surveillance. They describe the suspect, wearing light-coloured shorts ...

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, and that suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine.She is happy ...

Small blast in French city of Lyon wounds 7; cause unclear

Soccer 05/24/19, 12:56

A small explosion Friday on a commercial street in the French city of Lyon injured seven people, local officials said.The cause of the blast that occurred in or outside a branch of the bakery chain Brioche Doree wasn't immediately clear, according to Kamel Amerouche, the regional authority's communications chief. ...

World Cup ticket buyers discovering seats aren’t together

Soccer 05/20/19, 19:21

Fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together.Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with young ...

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 tally to 22 league goals. Only Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian ...

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 the captain of Germany, opened the scoring in the fifth ...

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 Lyon with three games left. The team finishing third goes ...

Norway Women’s World Cup squad minus star Hegerberg

Sports 05/02/19, 06:27

Norway has named its Women's World Cup squad without Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg who is in dispute with the national soccer federation.Hegerberg has not played for the national team since 2017 while starring in attack for three-time defending European champion Lyon."I don't think the respect has been there," she ...

Lyon to play Barcelona for women’s Champions League title

Soccer 04/28/19, 10:28

Three-time defending champion Lyon will play Barcelona in the women's Champions League final.Lyon reached its fourth straight final — and record eighth overall — with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Sunday, advancing 3-2 on aggregate. Barcelona made it to its first final with a 1-0 home win against Bayern ...

How Paris Saint-Germain won its 6th title in 7 seasons

Soccer 04/21/19, 17:43

Although Lille kept the French league title race going until five games before the end, there never really was any suspense. For some, it was like a repeat of a dull soap opera with the ending already known.It was only because PSG failed to wrap up the title three matches ...

Lyon, Barca win 1st legs of Women’s Champions League semis

Sports 04/21/19, 14:41

Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0. Watched by a crowd of almost 23,000, Delphine Cascarino opened the scoring for Lyon in the 27th minute and Amandine Henry doubled the lead for the French hosts before halftime. Chelsea's Fran ...

Lyon coach Genesio to leave club at end of season

Soccer 04/13/19, 09:51

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said Saturday he will leave the club at the end of the season.Genesio, who was appointed in December 2015, was set to extend his contract for two years after reportedly reaching a deal with president Jean-Michel Aulas.But Lyon has lost its last three games, with a ...

Genesio’s future at Lyon in doubt following French Cup exit

Soccer 04/04/19, 05:26

Bruno Genesio held all the cards in his hands but has significantly misplayed them.Despite a season marred by ups and downs and the hostility of many fans, the Lyon coach had reportedly reached a deal with president Jean-Michel Aulas on a two-year contract extension.Instead, Lyon lost 3-2 to Rennes at ...

Barcelona’s Dembele out 3-4 weeks because of muscle injury

Soccer 03/14/19, 07:17

Barcelona says forward Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for up to a month because of a left leg muscle injury, putting in doubt his availability for the Champions League quarterfinals.Dembele was a second-half substitute as Barcelona routed Lyon 5-1 in the second leg of the round of 16 on Wednesday, ...

Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters

Sports 03/13/19, 17:07

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday.After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Luis Suarez ensured Barcelona was up 2-0 by halftime by earning a penalty converted by Messi and setting up Philippe ...

French court convicts cardinal of not reporting child abuse

Europe 03/07/19, 06:09

A court on Thursday found a French cardinal guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest, a surprise decision that alleged victims see as a victory for child protection and a strong signal to the Catholic Church.The Lyon court handed Cardinal Philippe ...

Update: French cardinal convicted of not reporting abuse

Europe 03/07/19, 04:18

The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local):10:15 a.m.A French court has found top Catholic official Cardinal Philippe Barbarin guilty for failing to report to justice accusations against a pedophile priest.FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin waits for ...

Lyon draws 0-0 with Barcelona in last 16 of Champions League

Soccer 02/19/19, 17:00

Lyon kept Barcelona's vaunted attack in check as the sides drew 0-0 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday.Lionel Messi failed to add to his six goals so far in the competition, while Luis Suarez had the goal gaping but sliced a shot wide ...

Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool

Sports 02/17/19, 19:48

Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be.Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool.Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on Tuesday, mindful ...

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