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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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