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 rewarded for his excellent season with French league runner-up Lille."Maignan ...

Galaxy’s Alessandrini out 4-5 months after knee surgery

Sports 04/26/19, 19:08

LA Galaxy midfielder Romain Alessandrini will be sidelined until September after undergoing his third knee surgery.The Galaxy announced Friday that Alessandrini needed meniscus root repair in his left knee after getting hurt two weeks ago. The cartilage injury is fairly rare.The 30-year-old French designated player attempted to play through the ...

Marseille back to winning ways, Balotelli injured

Sports 04/13/19, 13:21

With Mario Balotelli forced off the pitch early on, Valere Germain and Luiz Gustavo took on the scoring responsibilities as Marseille beat Nimes 2-1 in the French league on Saturday.The former European champions ended their three-match winless run to leapfrog Saint-Etienne into fourth place. With six matches left to play, ...

French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security

Europe 03/23/19, 03:43

The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, following last week's riots in Paris.Authorities banned protests from the capital's Champs-Elysees avenue and central areas of several cities including Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille and Nice in the south, and Rouen in western France.New ...

Angel helps PSG placate angry fans with 3-1 win vs Marseille

Soccer 03/17/19, 18:17

Angel Di Maria scored a brace and set up another goal to guide Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 win over rival Marseille on Sunday in the French league, a result that soothed the French champion's angry fans.Still shocked by their team's elimination in the last 16 of the Champions League ...

French police kill suspect after knife attack in Marseille

Europe 02/19/19, 13:26

Officials in the French city of Marseille say a knife-wielding man has been shot dead after he allegedly attacked several people on a major street.French media report at least two pedestrians were injured in the knife attack that took place late Tuesday afternoon, but none of their lives were considered ...

Sala’s last goal and last assist typified him as a player

Soccer 02/08/19, 08:23

Emiliano Sala waited near the penalty spot, anticipating the ball's trajectory. When it finally came, he lurched forward and sent a powerful header into the bottom corner of the net.It was the last goal Sala would ever score.The Argentine forward, who scored that goal for Nantes on Dec. 5 in ...

Balotelli scores on debut but Marseille loses 2-1 to Lille

Soccer 01/25/19, 17:51

Mario Balotelli scored on his Marseille debut on Friday, but it was too late to save his side from a 2-1 home defeat to second-place Lille.Balotelli rose to powerfully head in a corner five minutes into injury time, shortly after Lille striker Nicolas Pepe had netted his second goal of ...

Referee takes teams off after Marseille firecracker thrown

Soccer 01/25/19, 16:54

A firecracker was thrown from the crowd during Marseille's home game with Lille on Friday, landing near a linesman and forcing the referee to take the players off.After 56 minutes, and with Marseille 1-0 down, the missile landed near the feet of linesman Nicolas Danos.Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman and Marseille ...

Marseille signs Balotelli from Nice until end of the season

Soccer 01/23/19, 11:31

Marseille has signed striker Mario Balotelli from French rival Nice until the end of the season.The 28-year-old Italian was the top scorer for Nice over the past two seasons but failed to score in 10 league games this season and fell out of favor with coach Patrick Vieira.Marseille did not ...

Marseille in turmoil as angry fans turn on coach and players

Soccer 01/13/19, 22:56

Eight worried-looking Marseille players stayed on the field after the 1-1 home draw with Monaco in the French league on Sunday.Several senior players were in the closed circle: attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet, forward Florian Thauvin, long-serving goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and Brazilian holding midfielder Luiz Gustavo.They seemed at a loss what ...

Fabregas almost creates winner as Monaco draws at Marseille

Soccer 01/13/19, 17:46

Cesc Fabregas almost had a dream debut for Monaco in the French league only for teammate Youri Tielemans to waste a late golden chance in a 1-1 draw at Marseille on Sunday.Despite only signing from Premier League Chelsea on Friday, Fabregas went straight into the team and added poise and ...

Aid groups terminate Aquarius migrant rescue operations

World 12/07/18, 08:10

Aid groups Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the migrant rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea.The Aquarius has been docked in Marseille since October after Panama revoked its flag. Last month, Italian prosecutors ordered the seizure of the ship ...

Canada qualifies for 2019 Rugby World Cup, completes lineup

Africa 11/23/18, 16:54

Canada upheld its record of appearing in every Rugby World Cup by claiming the 20th and last berth in the 2019 championship on Friday.The Canadians qualified by defeating Hong Kong 27-10 in the rain on a chewed-up field in Marseille, with two brilliant tries by record try-scorer DTH van der ...

Anthony Martial back in France’s national team squad

Soccer 11/08/18, 09:47

Anthony Martial has been called back to France's national team eight months after his latest appearance with the squad.The Manchester United forward has been included in France coach Didier Deschamps' list of players for upcoming matches at the Netherlands on Nov. 16 in the UEFA Nations League and Uruguay in ...

Death toll up to 5 in Marseille building collapse

Europe 11/07/18, 06:30

The death toll has risen to five in the collapse of two dilapidated apartment buildings in the southern French city of Marseille, with the pre-dawn discovery of a man's body.Firefighters work at the scene where buildings collapsed in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Two buildings collapsed in ...

Photos: 2 dead in Marseille collapsed buildings, many missing

Europe 11/06/18, 08:42

The Latest on two collapsed buildings in southern France (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Firefighters work at the scene where buildings collapsed in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Two buildings collapsed in the southern city of Marseille on Monday, leaving a giant pile of rubble and beams. Fire services said ...

French rescuers find body in ruins of collapsed buildings

Europe 11/06/18, 04:11

French rescue crews who labored through the night say they've found the body of a man in the ruins of two buildings that collapsed in a pile of beams and rubble in the southern city of Marseille.Firefighters work at the scene where buildings collapsed in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Nov. ...

2 Buildings collapse in French city of Marseille; 2 hurt

Europe 11/05/18, 06:15

Two buildings collapsed in the southern city of Marseille on Monday, leaving a giant pile of rubble and beams. Fire services said two people were lightly hurt. The collapse spewed rubble into the street and clouds of dust into the air, and left a big gap where the two buildings used ...

Tuchel stands up to player power at PSG, and it worked

Soccer 10/29/18, 01:12

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel made a bold move by standing up to big names at a club where player power usually rules.He dropped 19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, widely tipped as soccer's next superstar, and midfielder Adrien Rabiot for the game at Marseille on Sunday night.Both players are Parisian-born ...

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