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Dec 16, 2014

Songwriter Van Etten digs herself out of the dark with music

PARIS (Reuters) – Even when things don’t go her way — from on-stage technical glitches to complicated relationships — American singer Sharon Van Etten remains cheerful.

You might not guess that by listening to “I Love You But I’m Lost”, “Your Love Is Killing Me” or “Afraid Of Nothing” — three of the 11 songs from her fourth CD, the mid-tempo confessional opus “Are We There”.

Dec 16, 2014

Henry forever linked with brilliance at Arsenal

PARIS (Reuters) – Winning the World Cup on home soil should be the pinnacle of any player’s career but Thierry Henry’s greatest achievement is that he will go down in history as an Arsenal and Premier League legend.

The former France striker, who formally retired on Tuesday, will never be afforded the reverence of Michel Platini or Zinedine Zidane in his homeland but his 175 league goals in eight years at Arsenal helped earn him the honour of being voted the club’s greatest ever player in a 2008 fan poll.

Dec 16, 2014

Soccer-Henry forever linked with brilliance at Arsenal

PARIS, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Winning the World Cup on home soil should be the pinnacle of any player’s career but Thierry Henry’s greatest achievement is that he will go down in history as an Arsenal and Premier League legend.

The former France striker, who formally retired on Tuesday, will never be afforded the reverence of Michel Platini or Zinedine Zidane in his homeland but his 175 league goals in eight years at Arsenal helped earn him the honour of being voted the club’s greatest ever player in a 2008 fan poll.

Dec 12, 2014

We have nothing to hide, says Astana’s Vinokourov

PARIS (Reuters) – Astana manager Alexandre Vinokourov says his team have nothing to hide with the Kazakh-funded outfit about to be audited in following doping affairs which threatened their elite status.

Astana, the team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, were granted a World Tour licence for 2015 by the International Cycling Union on Wednesday, but will be audited by the University of Lausanne next year to assess the team’s governance.

Dec 11, 2014

Barca loss shows PSG not yet top Champions League contender

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain’s 3-1 defeat at Barcelona on Wednesday showed the French champions, who suffered their first defeat of the season, still have a long way to go before winning the Champions League.

PSG, who reached the quarter-finals in the last two editions, finished second of Group F two points behind Barca after their lack of efficiency cost them dearly at the Camp Nou.

Dec 11, 2014

Soccer-Barca loss shows PSG not yet top Champions League contender

PARIS, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain’s 3-1 defeat at Barcelona on Wednesday showed the French champions, who suffered their first defeat of the season, still have a long way to go before winning the Champions League.

PSG, who reached the quarter-finals in the last two editions, finished second of Group F two points behind Barca after their lack of efficiency cost them dearly at the Camp Nou.

Dec 10, 2014

Astana retain elite status for 2015, but on probation

PARIS (Reuters) – Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali’s Astana team retained their elite status for 2015 following a review by the License Commission after being hit by a series of doping affairs, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday.

Astana, however, are “on probation”, according to UCI president Brian Cookson, as their license is under two conditions.

Dec 8, 2014

Disgraced Ferrari denies meeting with Astana team members

PARIS (Reuters) – Disgraced doctor Michele Ferrari has denied meeting with Astana team members last year as the Kazakh outfit, which features Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali in its ranks, sweats over its participation in next season’s top races.

Astana’s World Tour license — which guarantees a spot in the top events — is under review by the license commission, which is expected to tell the International Cycling Union (UCI) whether the team will keep their credentials later this week.

Dec 8, 2014

Cycling ready to explore mixed relay

PARIS (Reuters) – Mixed events could be part of cycling’s development at future Olympics, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Monday.

“Nothing will be changed for Rio (2016), we need to emphasize that,” Cookson told Reuters by telephone from Monaco, where he is attending an International Olympic Committee (IOC)session.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-Cycling ready to explore mixed relay

PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Mixed events could be part of cycling’s development at future Olympics, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Monday.

“Nothing will be changed for Rio (2016), we need to emphasise that,” Cookson told Reuters by telephone from Monaco, where he is attending an International Olympic Committee (IOC)session.

    • About Julien

      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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