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Apr 5, 2015

Rugby-Toulon survive late scare to advance to last four

PARIS, April 5 (Reuters) – RC Toulon continued their run towards a third consecutive European title after they survived a late challenge to beat Wasps 32-18 and reach the last four of the Champions Cup on Sunday.

Saracens earlier sealed a dramatic 12-11 win at Racing Metro to reach the other semi-final in St Etienne against Clermont Auvergne.

Apr 4, 2015

Lyon go top with 3-1 win at 10-man Guingamp

PARIS (Reuters) – Olympique Lyonnais made light work of 10-man En Avant Guingamp to snatch the Ligue 1 lead with a 3-1 victory at the Stade du Roudourou on Saturday.

Lyon, who prevailed thanks to goals by Nabil Fekir, Alexandre Lacazette and Clinton Nije, have 61 points from 31 games. Guingamp, 11th on 39 points, pulled one back through Claudio Beauvue.

Apr 4, 2015

Soccer-Lyon go top with 3-1 win at 10-man Guingamp

PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) – Olympique Lyonnais made light work of 10-man En Avant Guingamp to snatch the Ligue 1 lead with a 3-1 victory at the Stade du Roudourou on Saturday.

Lyon, who prevailed thanks to goals by Nabil Fekir, Alexandre Lacazette and Clinton Nije, have 61 points from 31 games. Guingamp, 11th on 39 points, pulled one back through Claudio Beauvue.

Apr 2, 2015

Toulon hope to get their sting back against Wasps

PARIS (Reuters) – Smarting from last week’s “kick in the rear” against Toulose, RC Toulon manager Bernard Laporte said he would not hesitate to dump any under-performing player in Sunday’s Champions Cup quarter-final at home against Wasps.

Leaders Toulon squandered an 18-0 lead to go down to Toulose 34-24 in the Top 14 league last weekend.

Apr 2, 2015

Rugby-Toulon hope to get their sting back against Wasps

PARIS, April 2 (Reuters) – Smarting from last week’s “kick in the rear” against Toulose, RC Toulon manager Bernard Laporte said he would not hesitate to dump any under-performing player in Sunday’s Champions Cup quarter-final at home against Wasps.

Leaders Toulon squandered an 18-0 lead to go down to Toulose 34-24 in the Top 14 league last weekend.

Mar 31, 2015

Italy boss unhappy at UCI handling of Astana case

PARIS (Reuters) – The president of the Italian federation has expressed concern over the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) governance under new president Brian Cookson in the light of the Astana case.

In a letter sent on March 27, of which Reuters has obtained a copy, Renato Di Rocco asked why the management committee was not consulted by Cookson before he asked the Licence Commission to withdraw Astana’s license for recent doping scandals.

Mar 31, 2015

Exclusive – Italy boss unhappy at UCI handling of Astana case

PARIS (Reuters) – The president of the Italian federation has expressed concern over the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) governance under new president Brian Cookson in the light of the Astana case.

In a letter sent on March 27, of which Reuters has obtained a copy, Renato Di Rocco asked why the management committee was not consulted by Cookson before he asked the Licence Commission to withdraw Astana’s licence for recent doping scandals.

Mar 30, 2015

Astana’s fate not sealed yet, decision expected in two weeks

PARIS (Reuters) – Astana are expecting to learn whether they retain their World Tour (elite) license in about two weeks, a source within the Kakazh-funded team told Reuters on Monday.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that the International Cycling Union’s License Commission was to strip Astana, the team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, of their license following a series of positive anti-doping tests last season.

Mar 27, 2015

France given reality check by Brazil

PARIS (Reuters) – France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Les Bleus, who were unbeaten since last year’s World Cup quarter-final exit, lost 3-1 after being overwhelmed in the second half by the Brazilians.

Mar 27, 2015

Soccer-France given reality check by Brazil

PARIS, March 27 (Reuters) – France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Les Bleus, who were unbeaten since last year’s World Cup quarter-final exit, lost 3-1 after being overwhelmed in the second half by the Brazilians.

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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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