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Oct 21, 2015

Soccer-Real hold PSG to take control of group

PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Real Madrid took a big step towards finishing top of Champions League Group A game when they held Paris St Germain to a 0-0 draw in the French capital on Wednesday as both teams remained unbeaten.

French champions PSG enjoyed most of the possession but took an over-cautious approach and injury-hit Real had the best chances through Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese in the first half.

Oct 20, 2015

Luiz out of PSG’s Champions League game against Real

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain will be without injured David Luiz when they take on Real Madrid in Champions League Group A at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

“David Luiz has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against Real,” coach Laurent Blanc told a news conference on Tuesday.

Oct 20, 2015

Soccer-Luiz out of PSG’s Champions League game against Real

PARIS, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain will be without injured David Luiz when they take on Real Madrid in Champions League Group A at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

“David Luiz has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against Real,” coach Laurent Blanc told a news conference on Tuesday.

Oct 20, 2015

2016 Tour will suit me more than this year, says Froome

PARIS (Reuters) – Minutes after discovering the route for the 2016 Tour de France, defending champion Chris Froome issued a warning to his rivals, saying next year’s route suits him even better.

Organizers unveiled a balanced route on Tuesday, one that will heavily favor the climbers but also includes two demanding time trials featuring a few ascents — the perfect mix for the double Tour champion.

Oct 20, 2015

Balanced 2016 Tour route still set to favor climbers

PARIS (Reuters) – The Tour de France appears set to be dominated by the climbers once more in 2016 but cycling’s most prestigious stage race should get off to a calmer start than this year’s edition after organizers revealed a balanced course on Tuesday.

After rattling through cobbled sections and battling perilous crosswinds in an extremely nervous opening block of racing this year, the overall contenders will be relieved that the first week will be much less treacherous.

Oct 20, 2015

Di Maria has former club Real in his sights

PARIS (Reuters) – Many Real Madrid fans were disappointed when the club sold Angel Di Maria in 2014 and the Paris St Germain midfielder will be keen to remind them what they are missing in Champions League Group A on Wednesday.

Real offloaded the Argentine to Manchester United in part to fund president Florentino Perez’s policy of cherry-picking the standout performers at the World Cup, with Germany’s Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez of Colombia arriving shortly before Di Maria’s move to England.

Oct 20, 2015

Soccer-Di Maria has former club Real in his sights

PARIS, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Many Real Madrid fans were disappointed when the club sold Angel Di Maria in 2014 and the Paris St Germain midfielder will be keen to remind them what they are missing in Champions League Group A on Wednesday.

Real offloaded the Argentine to Manchester United in part to fund president Florentino Perez’s policy of cherry-picking the standout performers at the World Cup, with Germany’s Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez of Colombia arriving shortly before Di Maria’s move to England.

Oct 18, 2015

France’s Michalak quits internationals

CARDIFF, (Reuters) – Mercurial France flyhalf Frederic Michalak ended his international career after Les Bleus’ 62-13 defeat by New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

“It’s a sad end but my body can’t respond anymore,” Michalak, who left the pitch with a thigh injury after 11 minutes at the Millennium Stadium, told French media.

Oct 18, 2015

Rugby-France’s Michalak quits internationals

CARDIFF, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Mercurial France flyhalf Frederic Michalak ended his international career after Les Bleus’ 62-13 defeat by New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

“It’s a sad end but my body can’t respond anymore,” Michalak, who left the pitch with a thigh injury after 11 minutes at the Millennium Stadium, told French media.

Oct 18, 2015

France pay heavy price for deep-rooted problems

CARDIFF (Reuters) – France left the World Cup humiliated after a 62-13 spanking by New Zealand on Saturday and there is little to suggest that Les Bleus will reclaim their status as one of the top rugby nations any time soon.

Former Toulouse manager Guy Noves, whose attacking philosophy led his club to four European Cup and 10 league titles, is taking over from the conservative Philippe Saint-Andre.

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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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