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Nov 18, 2014

Federer and Wawrinka play down London row

LILLE France (Reuters) – With the Davis Cup final against France looming, Roger Federer and his Swiss team mate Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday played down talk of an internal row, sparked by the pair’s fiery clash at the ATP World Tour Finals last week.

During their semi-final encounter in London, which Federer won 4-6 7-5 7-6(6), TV footage showed Wawrinka asking Federer’s box to keep quiet between serves and complaining to chair umpire Cedric Mourier that his opponent’s wife Mirka had heckled him.

Nov 18, 2014

Tennis-Federer and Wawrinka play down London row

LILLE, France, Nov 18 (Reuters) – With the Davis Cup final against France looming, Roger Federer and his Swiss team mate Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday played down talk of an internal row, sparked by the pair’s fiery clash at the ATP World Tour Finals last week.

During their semi-final encounter in London, which Federer won 4-6 7-5 7-6(6), TV footage showed Wawrinka asking Federer’s box to keep quiet between serves and complaining to chair umpire Cedric Mourier that his opponent’s wife Mirka had heckled him.

Nov 18, 2014

Caen could be expelled amid match-fixing probe

PARIS (Reuters) – Caen and Nimes could be expelled from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 respectively should match-fixing allegations be proven, the French League (LFP) president said on Tuesday.

“If corruption, match fixing… were to be proven, the League would impose the necessary sanctions with the greatest severity and I remind you that it could go as far as the exclusion from the league,” Frederic Thiriez told a news conference on Tuesday.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Caen could be expelled amid match-fixing probe

PARIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Caen and Nimes could be expelled from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 respectively should match-fixing allegations be proven, the French League (LFP) president said on Tuesday.

“If corruption, match fixing were to be proven, the League would impose the necessary sanctions with the greatest severity and I remind you that it could go as far as the exclusion from the league,” Frederic Thiriez told a news conference on Tuesday.

Nov 13, 2014

France coach keeps faith in team for Australia clash

MARCOUSSIS France (Reuters) – France manager Philippe Saint-Andre kept faith in the team who beat Fiji when he named his starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against Australia at the Stade de France.

“All the players who started (against Fiji) are at 100 percent and we wanted to go further with this team,” Saint-Andre told a news conference at France’s training camp on Thursday.

Nov 13, 2014

Rugby-France coach keeps faith in team for Australia clash

MARCOUSSIS, France, Nov 13 (Reuters) – France manager Philippe Saint-Andre kept faith in the team who beat Fiji when he named his starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against Australia at the Stade de France.

“All the players who started (against Fiji) are at 100 percent and we wanted to go further with this team,” Saint-Andre told a news conference at France’s training camp on Thursday.

Nov 7, 2014

Hold your horses, Paris mayor tells Hollande on Olympics bid

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has asked French president Francois Hollande not to jump the gun as the capital considers whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

“Nothing, nobody will have me change the agenda or the method as far as a Paris bid is concerned,” Hidalgo, who like Hollande is a member of the Socialist Party, told a news conference on Friday.

Nov 7, 2014

Olympics: Hold your horses, Paris mayor tells Hollande on 2024 bid

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has asked French president Francois Hollande not to jump the gun as the capital considers whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

“Nothing, nobody will have me change the agenda or the method as far as a Paris bid is concerned,” Hidalgo, who like Hollande is a member of the Socialist Party, told a news conference on Friday.

Nov 7, 2014

Hold your horses, Paris mayor tells Hollande on 2024 bid

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has asked French president Francois Hollande not to jump the gun as the capital considers whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

“Nothing, nobody will have me change the agenda or the method as far as a Paris bid is concerned,” Hidalgo, who like Hollande is a member of the Socialist Party, told a news conference on Friday.

Nov 5, 2014

Cavani sends PSG through to Champions League last 16

PARIS (Reuters) – Edinson Cavani’s early goal helped Paris St Germain secure their place in the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare after a 1-0 home win over APOEL on Wednesday.

Uruguay striker Cavani found the back of the net in the first minute to hand PSG their second win in as many matches against APOEL, who are eliminated from Europe’s premier club competition.

    • 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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