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Full recovery for Schumacher unlikely, some say

In this Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher, of Germany, sits in his car during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AP

Nearly two months after Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident and was placed in a drug-induced coma, some neurologists say the seven-time Formula One champion seems unlikely to make a full recovery.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

France, Portugal reach World Cup

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the World Cup 2014 qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Sweden and Portugal at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. AP

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 [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Les Bleus — or the Blues? World Cup stakes high for France

French national football team's defender Patrice Evra takes part in a training session on November 18, 2013, on the eve of the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match against Ukraine, at the stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ukraine beats France 2-0 in World Cup playoffs

In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Ghana players celebrate a goal during their World Cup playoff soccer match in Kumasi, Ghana. Two international football matches, including a World Cup playoff, are set to take place in Egypt’s turbulent capital, putting security there to the test after violent street protests and bloody security crackdowns followed a military coup. Egypt's home match against Ghana deciding which African team will go to Brazil next year will be Nov. 19, 2013 in a military-owned stadium in the capital. In a test run for security forces, Cairo's Al-Ahly club will host South Africa's Orlando Pirates in the second leg of their African Champions League final this weekend in the same stadium. AP

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.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Stars light up Paris Masters as contenders advance

Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Fatigued Gasquet crashes out of Basel

Richard Gasquet AP PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Spain, England, Bosnia qualify for World Cup

Bosnia's  Emir Spahic celebrates victory during the World Cup group G qualifying soccer match between  Lithuania and Bosnia in Kaunas, Lithuania, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. AP

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 [...]

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Paris to host 2018 Gay Games

The Eiffel tower in Paris

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.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

France beats Lithuania to win 1st basketball title

France's Tony Parker, center, celebrates with supporters, after the EuroBasket European Basketball Championship Final match against Lithuania at the Stozice Arena, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. France won 80-66. AP

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.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

France to play Lithuania in Eurobasket final

France's Florent Pietrus reaches for the ball during the EuroBasket European Basketball Championship semifinal match against Spain, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. AP

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.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lithuania, Ukraine, France win at Euro champs

Tony-Parker-France

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.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Gasquet beats Ferrer to reach 1st US Open quarter

Richard Gasquet. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis: Puzzled players pulling for post-tennis Bartoli

In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Marion Bartoli, of France, smiles as she holds the trophy after winning the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File

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.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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