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Mar 16, 2015

Arsenal travel to Monaco with renewed confidence

PARIS (Reuters) – Arsenal were on the floor after losing 3-1 to Monaco last month but the Londoners have rebuilt confidence enough to believe they can overturn their Champions League deficit in Tuesday’s return match.

Since being beaten in the last-16 first leg at The Emirates, the Gunners have bounced back by knocking Manchester United out of the FA Cup and by overcoming West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Everton in the Premier League.

Mar 16, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal travel to Monaco with renewed confidence

PARIS, March 16 (Reuters) – Arsenal were on the floor after losing 3-1 to Monaco last month but the Londoners have rebuilt confidence enough to believe they can overturn their Champions League deficit in Tuesday’s return match.

Since being beaten in the last-16 first leg at The Emirates, the Gunners have bounced back by knocking Manchester United out of the FA Cup and by overcoming West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Everton in the Premier League.

Mar 15, 2015

Soccer-Stormy finish as Lyon draw to go two points clear

PARIS, March 15 (Reuters) – Olympique Lyonnais opened a two-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 after drawing 0-0 at Olympique de Marseille in a match featuring a stormy finish on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Zlatan Ibrahimovic lost his temper after Paris St Germain’s title hopes took a knock as they went down 3-2 at Girondins de Bordeaux.

Mar 15, 2015

Cycling – Tour boss calls on other sports to order independent reports

NICE, France (Reuters) – Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme on Sunday urged other international federations to investigate their sport after the UCI published an independent report into cycling’s ugly past last week.

Speaking to Reuters before the start of the last stage of Paris-Nice, Prudhomme said that cycling has been at the forefront of the fight against doping after years of scandals.

Mar 15, 2015

Porte claims second Paris-Nice title

NICE, France (Reuters) – Australian Richie Porte claimed his second Paris-Nice title on Sunday thanks to a commanding ride in the final stage, an uphill individual time to the Col d’Eze.

The Team Sky rider, who won the week long Race to the Sun in 2013, rode the 9.6 kilometers at an average gradient of 4.7 percent in 20 minutes 23 seconds to reclaim the yellow jersey from Tony Gallopin as the Frenchman ended up sixth overall.

Mar 15, 2015

Tour boss calls on other sports to order independent reports

NICE, France (Reuters) – Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme on Sunday urged other international federations to investigate their sport after the UCI published an independent report into cycling’s ugly past last week.

Speaking to Reuters before the start of the last stage of Paris-Nice, Prudhomme said that cycling has been at the forefront of the fight against doping after years of scandals. The Frenchman welcomed the publication of the Independent Reform Commission’s report (CIRC), saying it showed that cycling, the sport that first implemented the biological passport in 2008, had the strength to deal with its problems.

Mar 12, 2015

Luiz and Silva the unlikely heroes for PSG

PARIS (Reuters) – David Luiz and Thiago Silva have often been criticised at Paris St Germain for their defensive weaknesses but the Brazilian duo were the unlikely heroes on Wednesday as the French champions knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League.

Luiz levelled with four minutes left with a powerful header after Gary Cahill’s 81st-minute opener and Silva made it 2-2 with a looping header after Eden Hazard had given the hosts the advantage from the spot.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Luiz and Silva the unlikely heroes for PSG

PARIS, March 12 (Reuters) – David Luiz and Thiago Silva have often been criticised at Paris St Germain for their defensive weaknesses but the Brazilian duo were the unlikely heroes on Wednesday as the French champions knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League.

Luiz levelled with four minutes left with a powerful header after Gary Cahill’s 81st-minute opener and Silva made it 2-2 with a looping header after Eden Hazard had given the hosts the advantage from the spot.

Mar 10, 2015

Cycling: Frenchman Mondory fails EPO test

PARIS, (Reuters) – Frenchman Lloyd Mondory has failed an out-of-competition test for the banned blood-booster EPO, the UCI said on Tuesday, the third positive case involving his AG2r-La Mondiale team in recent years.

“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified French rider Lloyd Mondory of an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 17 February 2015,” the UCI said in a statement.

Mar 10, 2015

Frenchman Mondory fails EPO test

By Julien Pretot

PARIS,(Reuters) – Frenchman Lloyd Mondory has failed an out-of-competition test for the banned blood-booster EPO, the UCI said on Tuesday, the third positive case involving his AG2r-La Mondiale team in recent years.

“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified French rider Lloyd Mondory of an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 17 February 2015,” the UCI said in a statement.

    • 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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