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Oct 28, 2014

Tennis-Champion Djokovic breezes through at Paris Masters

PARIS, Oct 28 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic began his Paris Masters title defence with a routine 6-3 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round on Tuesday.

The top seed, who had a first-round bye, next faces 13th-seeded American John Isner or Frenchman Gael Monfils for a place in the quarter-finals.

Oct 27, 2014

Djokovic can turn to Federer for baby advice

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic may be asking Roger Federer for one or two tips in the coming weeks about how to combine parenthood with playing on the ATP Tour.

World number one Djokovic became a father last week and is eager to be involved in his son’s life despite his busy traveling schedule with the tennis tour.

Oct 27, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic can turn to Federer for baby advice

PARIS, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic may be asking Roger Federer for one or two tips in the coming weeks about how to combine parenthood with playing on the ATP Tour.

World number one Djokovic became a father last week and is eager to be involved in his son’s life despite his busy travelling schedule with the tennis tour.

Oct 23, 2014

No bad feelings towards Mourinho, says David Luiz

PARIS (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho may not rate him as a defender but Paris St Germain centre back David Luiz says there is no bad blood between him and former club Chelsea.

Luiz, who captained Brazil in their nightmare 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals in July, joined PSG in the close season for a fee of 50 million pounds ($80.17 million).

Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-No bad feelings towards Mourinho, says David Luiz

PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho may not rate him as a defender but Paris St Germain centre back David Luiz says there is no bad blood between him and former club Chelsea.

Luiz, who captained Brazil in their nightmare 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals in July, joined PSG in the close season for a fee of 50 million pounds ($80.17 million).

Oct 22, 2014

Tour de France organisers unveil sparkling 2015 route

PARIS (Reuters) – Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial — Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the climbers.

The Tour will climax with a nervous, demanding penultimate stage finishing at l’Alpe d’Huez with the race winner likely emerging from a nerve-wrecking three-week dogfight.

Oct 9, 2014

Injury forces Andy Schleck to retire at 29

PARIS (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck called time on his short cycling career on Thursday, forced to retire at 29 by a knee injury sustained in the Tour de France this year.

“I’m obviously disappointed to end my career like this,” Schleck said in a statement released by his Trek team.

Oct 8, 2014

Astana face UCI review after doping cases

PARIS (Reuters) – The Astana team face a thorough investigation after two of their riders failed dope tests recently, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday.

Kazakh brothers Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy failed a test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO) in August shortly after Astana, managed by former doper Alexandre Vinokourov, won the Tour de France through Italian Vincenzo Nibali.

Oct 7, 2014

France uncorks new generation of wine experts

PARIS (Reuters) – Not everything related to wine gets better with age, as a young generation of French wine experts can attest.

Take Benoit Perrot and brothers Matthieu and Antoine Mondesert, all in their early thirties, who last November founded Demain les Vins (Tomorrow’s Wines).

Oct 2, 2014

Astana could miss Tour of Beijing after Iglinskiy test

PARIS (Reuters) – Astana face the prospect of suspending themselves from racing on Thursday after their rider Maxim Iglinskiy failed a test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).

The Kazakh-funded team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali provisionally suspended Iglinskiy after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ruled late on Wednesday that the Kazakh had failed an EPO test on Aug. 1.

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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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