Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to lift Portugal into next year’s World Cup at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden, and France came back in remarkable fashion to overtake Ukraine for a berth in the 32-nation field for next year’s tournament in Brazil. Iceland failed to become the least populous nation to [...]
There will be a lot more than a World Cup place on the line when France take on Ukraine in the decisive second-leg of a qualifying play-off here on Tuesday.
Ukraine stunned France with two second-half goals on Friday to win the first leg of their World Cup playoff 2-0 and put the heavily favored visitors in real danger of missing next year’s tournament.
World number one Rafael Nadal and Swiss star Roger Federer led a host of leading fancies into the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.
France’s Richard Gasquet put himself in the danger zone for qualifying into the season-ending ATP event next month, as the fatigued fifth seed lost 6-4, 6-2 to compatriot Michael Llodra to exit the Swiss Indoors tournament on Wednesday.
Spain, England and Russia sealed spots in next year’s World Cup finals on Tuesday as Bosnia-Herzegovina delivered the feel-good story of European qualifying by also topping its group to reach a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation. After a nervy final night of group-stage play across the continent, France and [...]
Paris won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games on Monday erasing memories of their defeat to German city Cologne for the 2010 edition.
France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 in the final of the European championship on Sunday, despite Tony Parker having a quiet game for once.
France ended Spain’s reign as European basketball champion Friday with a 75-72 overtime victory behind 32 points from Tony Parker to set up a final against Lithuania.
France, Lithuania and Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals of the European basketball championship, with France and Lithuania winning their games Friday and Serbia going through despite a loss to Ukraine.
Richard Gasquet of France reached his second Grand Slam semifinal, and first since 2007, by eliminating fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
Marion Bartoli’s shock retirement just weeks after her Wimbledon triumph sparked fond farewells, mixed with fears the French star was walking away from tennis too soon.
Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong has hit back at a federal lawsuit against him and said that his former team overlooked allegations of doping because of a lucrative sponsorship deal.