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Sep 19, 2014

Spain looking to put last year’s hiccup behind on home soil

PARIS (Reuters) – When it comes to the Spanish cycling team, unity is not the word that springs to mind.

At last year’s world championships, Joaquim Rodriguez was left crying on the podium after his team mate Alejandro Valverde had failed to cover eventual champion Rui Costa’s late attack.

Sep 15, 2014

Champions League now a scary prospect for Monaco

PARIS (Reuters) – Monaco had a squad with every reason to be excited about playing in the Champions League a few months ago, but the prospect now looks rather scary as they prepare to host Bayer Leverkusen in their Group C opener on Tuesday.

Since qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition, the Ligue 1 side have lost coach Claudio Ranieri, who guided them to second place last season, as well as World Cup revelation James Rodriguez and fellow Colombia forward Radamel Falcao.

Sep 15, 2014

Soccer-Champions League now a scary prospect for Monaco

PARIS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Monaco had a squad with every reason to be excited about playing in the Champions League a few months ago, but the prospect now looks rather scary as they prepare to host Bayer Leverkusen in their Group C opener on Tuesday.

Since qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition, the Ligue 1 side have lost coach Claudio Ranieri, who guided them to second place last season, as well as World Cup revelation James Rodriguez and fellow Colombia forward Radamel Falcao.

Sep 14, 2014

Flamboyant Contador downs Froome this time

PARIS (Reuters) – While other riders, including his great rival Chris Froome, use some races to fine-tune their condition or set themselves more modest objectives, Alberto Contador always has only victory in mind when he pins a bib on his jersey.

Just like in 2008 and 2012, the years of his previous triumphs, the Spaniard used this season’s Vuelta as a rebound race and it worked perfectly as he won his sixth grand tour title.

Sep 14, 2014

No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth at Davis Cup

PARIS (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 14, 2014

Analysis – No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth

PARIS (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 14, 2014

No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth

PARIS (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 14, 2014

Tennis-No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth

PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 13, 2014

France reach Davis Cup final by beating holders Czech Republic

PARIS (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fired France into the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2010 when they gave the hosts a 3-0 lead against holders Czech Republic on Saturday.

After dropping the first set the French duo beat Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1 to earn victory with a day to spare at Roland Garros.

Sep 13, 2014

Tennis-France reach Davis Cup final by beating holders Czech Republic

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fired France into the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2010 when they gave the hosts a 3-0 lead against holders Czech Republic on Saturday.

After dropping the first set the French duo beat Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1 to earn victory with a day to spare at Roland Garros.

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      "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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