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Mar 9, 2015

Doping fight not over but field more even, says report

PARIS (Reuters) – Although doping has not been eradicated in elite cycling, it is less prevalent with fewer teams and riders gaining from cheating, an independent commission report has found.

The Independent Reform Commission (CIRC), set up last year to look into the sport’s ugly past, including the Festina affair and Lance Armstrong doping scandal, said an environment existed “where riders can now at least be competitive when riding clean.”

Mar 7, 2015

Soccer-PSG thump Lens 4-1 to take top spot, Monaco win

PARIS, March 7 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain thrashed RC Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as the French Champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea next week.

David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored the goals that put PSG on 56 points from 28 games, two ahead of Olympique Lyonnais who can reclaim the lead if they beat Montpellier away on Sunday (2000 GMT).

Mar 7, 2015

PSG thrash Lens 4-1 to claim top spot in Ligue 1

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain thumnped RC Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as the French Champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea next week.

David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored the goals that put PSG on 56 points from 28 games, two ahead of Olympique Lyonnais who can reclaim the lead if they beat Montpellier away on Sunday (8.00 p.m. BST).

Mar 7, 2015

Soccer-PSG thrash Lens 4-1 to claim top spot in Ligue 1

PARIS, March 7 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain thumnped RC Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as the French Champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea next week.

David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored theg oals that put PSG on 56 points from 28 games, two ahead of Olympique Lyonnais who can reclaim the lead if they beat Montpellier away on Sunday (2000 GMT).

Mar 4, 2015

Top 14 pressures hurting France, says technical director

PARIS (Reuters) – France are going through another tough Six Nations campaign because the Top 14 league takes too much space in the rugby landscape, according to the French federation’s technical director.

Speaking to Reuters, Didier Retiere, who was assistant coach when Les Bleus reached the World Cup final in 2011, believes however than France could perform well again on the biggest stage later this year.

Mar 4, 2015

Rugby-Top 14 pressures hurting France, says technical director

PARIS, March 4 (Reuters) – France are going through another tough Six Nations campaign because the Top 14 league takes too much space in the rugby landscape, according to the French federation’s technical director.

Speaking to Reuters, Didier Retiere, who was assistant coach when Les Bleus reached the World Cup final in 2011, believes however than France could perform well again on the biggest stage later this year.

Feb 28, 2015

France not a great team anymore, Saint-Andre says

PARIS (Reuters) – France coach Philippe Saint-Andre admitted that Les Bleus were “not a great team” after their 20-13 home defeat by Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.

France looked convincing in November as they beat Australia at the Stade de France before narrowly losing to Argentina but they were short of ideas against the Welsh.

Feb 28, 2015

Rugby-France not a great team anymore, Saint-Andre says

PARIS, Feb 28 (Reuters) – France coach Philippe Saint-Andre admitted that Les Bleus were “not a great team” after their 20-13 home defeat by Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.

France looked convincing in November as they beat Australia at the Stade de France before narrowly losing to Argentina but they were short of ideas against the Welsh.

Feb 28, 2015

Terrible France down and out against Wales

PARIS (Reuters) – France suffered their second defeat in three in this season’s Six Nations as Wales rekindled their title hopes with a 20-13 win in Paris on Saturday.

The hosts, who still have to travel to Italy and England, lie fourth in the table behind third-placed Wales, who next host champions Ireland on March 14.

Feb 28, 2015

Rugby-Terrible France down and out against Wales

PARIS, Feb 28 (Reuters) – France suffered their second defeat in three in this season’s Six Nations as Wales rekindled their title hopes with a 20-13 win in Paris on Saturday.

The hosts, who still have to travel to Italy and England, lie fourth in the table behind third-placed Wales, who next host champions Ireland on March 14.

    • 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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