Cavani misses late penalty as French champion PSG draws

Soccer 05/04/19, 12:19

Edinson Cavani missed a late penalty given after a video review as French champion Paris Saint-Germain's stuttering form continued in a 1-1 draw with Nice on Saturday.Referee Frank Schneider awarded it for a crude foul by Brazilian defender Dante on Neymar in the 88th minute, although Neymar had already shot ...

France’s yellow vest protesters march despite bans, injuries

Europe 03/30/19, 04:52

French yellow vest protesters are rallying to support an activist injured in a confrontation with police.The demonstrators are undeterred by protest bans or repeated injuries in 20 weeks of demonstrations. So they're marching again Saturday in Paris, Bordeaux and other cities to keep pressing President Emmanuel Macron to do more ...

Macron hopes older protester gains “wisdom” after injuries

Europe 03/25/19, 04:42

French President Emmanuel Macron has told a newspaper he hopes a 73-year old yellow vest protester who suffered serious head injuries after being charged by police in Nice, gains "wisdom" over the incident.Anti-globalization activist Genevieve Legay remains in hospital Monday after police advanced aggressively on people defying a protest ban ...

France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

Europe 03/24/19, 08:32

French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a yellow vest protest ban in Nice.The woman was waving a rainbow flag marked "Peace" and wearing a yellow vest when riot police carrying shields suddenly pushed toward the protesters ...

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 ...

Tour de France organizers unveil opening stages of 2020 race

Sports 03/18/19, 10:42

Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France.Race organizers have unveiled the details of the first two stages of the 2020 edition of cycling's showcase event, which will start in the Mediterranean city of Nice.The 170-kilometer opening stage consists of ...

Monaco slows down Lille’s Champions League bid with 1-0 win

Soccer 03/15/19, 18:37

Monaco boosted its chances of staying up and slowed down Lille's bid for an automatic Champions League place with a 1-0 away win on Friday.Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius pounced in the last minute to move Monaco up to 16th place in the French league and keep Lille under pressure in ...

Nice coach Patrick Vieira is standing up to player power

Soccer 02/18/19, 00:21

Nice coach Patrick Vieira is standing up for his beliefs in a soccer era increasingly marked by player power.During Vieira's heyday as a powerful, ball-winning midfielder for Arsenal and France, very few opponents got the better of him. Now he's leaving his players in no doubt who is in charge.Vieira ...

Lille maintains Champions League push as rival Lyon loses

Soccer 02/10/19, 18:03

Lille stepped up its bid for second place in the French league and automatic qualification for the Champions League by winning 2-0 at Guingamp before Lyon lost 1-0 at Nice on Sunday.The win puts Lille six points ahead of third-placed Lyon, while Nice climbed up to seventh spot.Teen striker Rafael ...

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 ...

Henry’s Monaco draws 1-1 with Vieira’s Nice in French league

Soccer 01/16/19, 17:18

Old friends Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira had to split the points as Monaco drew 1-1 with French Riviera rival Nice on Wednesday in a scrappy match featuring three video reviews.Winger Allan Saint-Maximin put Nice ahead in the 30th minute and 17-year-old defender Benoit Badiashile equalized shortly after halftime, becoming ...

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 ...

Jeanne Augier, French Riviera luxury hotel owner, dies at 95

Europe 01/09/19, 08:16

Jeanne Augier, the millionaire owner of a luxury French Riviera hotel appreciated by celebrities and royalty, has died at 95.The Hotel Negresco in Nice announced Wednesday that Augier died on Monday. It said she took over the hotel in 1957 and worked to "extend its influence throughout France and the ...

Plea scores hat trick for Gladbach

Soccer 11/10/18, 12:44

Alassane Plea scored a hat trick as Borussia Moenchengladbach closed the gap on Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund with a 3-1 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday.French striker Plea, Gladbach's record signing after arriving from Nice in the offseason, took his tally to eight goals in 11 games with three goals ...

Neymar’s mouth bloodied between 2 goals in PSG rout of Nice

Soccer 09/29/18, 13:55

Neymar took a whack to the face, played on with cotton tissue in his bloodied mouth, and grabbed his second goal as Paris Saint-Germain won at Nice 3-0 in the French league on Saturday.The Brazil forward was caught by Wylan Cyprien's flailing arm as they contested the ball near the ...

Spotlight will be on Mbappe’s behavior as he returns for PSG

Soccer 09/27/18, 11:29

The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend.Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior.The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with questions being asked about his attitude.It all started ...

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