By Stephen Wade
Rafael Nadal has reached both finals of the VTR Open in Chile, a perfect return to tournament tennis for the Spaniard after a seven-month layoff with a left-knee injury and a stomach virus.
Nadal defeated Jeremy Chardy of France in Saturday’s singles semifinal 6-2, 6-2. Nadal and Juan Monaco won their doubles semifinal on Friday, meaning Nadal is scheduled to play twice on Sunday.
Former England captain David Beckham on Thursday signed for ambitious French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain on a five-month contract which will see him donate his entire salary to a children’s charity.
By Eddie Pells
First shunned, then vilified by Lance Armstrong, Mike Anderson had to move to the other side of the world to get his life back.
Now running a bike shop outside of Wellington, New Zealand, Armstrong’s former assistant watched news reports about his former boss confessing to performance-enhancing drug use with only mild interest. If Anderson never hears Armstrong’s voice again, it would be too soon.
The United States won a second straight Hopman Cup tie by edging winless France 2-1 on Tuesday.
By Jim Vertuno
Lance Armstrong said he has been through a “difficult couple of weeks” and urged supporters of his cancer-fighting charity to stand behind its mission.
The United States women’s team won the inaugural 3-on-3 world basketball championship by beating France 17-16 in Sunday’s final.
LITTLE DIOMEDE ISLAND, Alaska — Quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon swam between islands in the icy Bering Strait Friday to cross from America to Asia in the final part of a quest to link all continents. The Frenchman braved strong currents and near-freezing temperatures in a roughly four kilometre (2.5 mile) swim between the US [...]
Candace Parker scored a game-high 21 points and the United States won their fifth Olympic women’s basketball gold medal in a row by overpowering France 86-50 in Saturday’s championship game.
By Rebecca Bryan
Camille Muffat won the women’s 400m freestyle swimming gold on Sunday, part of a double triumph for France in the Olympic Aquatics Centre.
With US First Lady Michelle Obama and a host of top US Olympic athletes watching them, the American collection of NBA stars sent a message to Olympic rivals — we’re ready for you.
Four climbers thought missing Thursday after a deadly avalanche in the French Alps are alive and have been accounted for, with two having cancelled their climb and two having chosen a different route, police said.
Paris police have recovered a 300,000-euro ($375,000) watch stolen from Rafael Nadal at the hotel where he stayed during the French Open and arrested a hotel employee, a police source said Wednesday.
Grandmaster Joseph Sanchez of the Philippines wound up tied for 11th to 18th places in the 26th Cannes Chess Festival at the Lerins Island in Cannes, France, Monday.