LYON, France (AP) — French veteran Benoit Paire denied Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime his first ATP title in a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the Lyon Open final on Saturday.
LYON, France (AP) — French police on Saturday hunted a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing a device that exploded Friday, wounding 13 people on a busy pedestrian street in...
France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage.
With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the...
LYON, France (AP) — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery,...
LYON, France (AP) — Fourth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime hit 11 aces in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Steve Johnson on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Lyon Open.
LYON, France (AP) — Former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied past Canadian qualifier Steven Diez on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals and extend his perfect record at the Lyon...
Responding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women's World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in...
LYON, France (AP) — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the third round of the Lyon Open with a 7-6 (3), 7-5 over John Millman of Australia on Tuesday.
Fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together.
Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders...
Brazil’s Sylvinho to coach Lyon next season
PARIS (AP) — Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Sylvinho will coach the seven-time French champion next season.
Sylvinho, a former Barcelona and Arsenal player, will replace...
PARIS (AP) — Lyon sealed third place and Champions League football after beating Caen 4-0 in the French league on Saturday while the in-demand Nicolas Pepe scored twice for Lille.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — All Ada Hegerberg asks of her teammates is to put the ball in front of the goal.
She'll do the rest.
"We know each other's strengths," Hegerberg said of her...
PARIS (AP) — Lille moved even closer to qualifying for next season's Champions League after drawing 2-2 at rival Lyon in the French league on Sunday.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway has named its Women's World Cup squad without Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg who is in dispute with the national soccer federation.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Three-time defending champion Lyon will play Barcelona in the women's Champions League final.
Lyon reached its fourth straight final — and record eighth overall —...
Dembele scores late to give Lyon 3-2 win at Bordeaux
PARIS (AP) — Lyon won 3-2 at Bordeaux on Friday to keep the pressure on Lille in the race to finish second and automatically qualify for next season's Champions League.
How Paris Saint-Germain won its 6th title in 7 seasons
Although Lille kept the French league title race going until five games before the end, there never really was any suspense. For some, it was like a repeat of a dull soap opera with the ending...
LYON, France (AP) — Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0.
Marseille wins 3-1 at Guingamp to keep pressure on Lyon
PARIS (AP) — Fourth-place Marseille kept alive its chances of finishing third in the French league with a 3-1 win at struggling Guingamp on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — Forwards Memphis Depay and Martin Terrier scored in the first half to help third-place Lyon beat midtable Angers 2-1 at home in the French league on Friday.
Lyon coach Genesio to leave club at end of season
LYON, France (AP) — Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said Saturday he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Genesio, who was appointed in December 2015, was set to extend his contract for...
PARIS (AP) — Lyon jeopardized its chances of direct qualification for the Champions League next season with a 3-1 home loss to Dijon in the French league on Saturday, casting further doubt on...
PARIS (AP) — Bruno Genesio held all the cards in his hands but has significantly misplayed them.
Despite a season marred by ups and downs and the hostility of many fans, the Lyon coach had...
Rennes beats Lyon to reach French Cup final
PARIS (AP) — Algeria international Ramy Bensebaini scored a late winner to send Rennes into the French Cup final with a 3-2 win at Lyon on Tuesday.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying...
Lyon closes gap to runner-up Lille in French league
RENNES, France (AP) — Substitute Martin Terrier scored four minutes from time as Lyon won 1-0 at Rennes on Friday to narrow the gap to one point in the race for the runner-up spot in the French...
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Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says forward Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for up to a month because of a left leg muscle injury, putting in doubt his availability for the Champions League...
Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Just when the Camp Nou crowd was getting nervous, Lionel Messi turned a close game into a complete rout.
Messi scored two goals before setting up two more for...
6 fans arrested after fights ahead of Barcelona CL game
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say they have made six arrests and attended to five injuries from clashes between fan groups before Barcelona's Champions League match against...
PARIS (AP) — Lyon dropped vital points in the race to qualify automatically for the Champions League, throwing away a 2-0 lead in drawing at Strasbourg 2-2 in the French league on...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Lionel Messi in top form, Barcelona looks ready to erase its Champions League frustrations.
Messi made sure Barcelona backed up consecutive wins over Real Madrid...
LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local):
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is offering his resignation to the pope after being...
LYON, France (AP) — In a surprise ruling, France's senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted Thursday of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police, the latest...
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French yellow vests protested Saturday for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are keeping up momentum against the government's economic...
After resisting Barcelona’s attack, Lyon loses 2-0 at Monaco
PARIS (AP) — After keeping Barcelona's mighty attack quiet during the week, Lyon succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Monaco on Sunday that hampers its chances of qualifying automatically for next...
Barcelona’s attacking stars disappoint in 0-0 draw at Lyon
LYON, France (AP) — On a scoreless night in the Champions League, not even Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez could find a way to get a goal.
Barcelona's attacking stars were held in check by Lyon...
Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be.
Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool.
Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on Tuesday, mindful that it didn't always come out on top against Klopp during his time at Dortmund.
Lyon warms up for Barca with 2-1 win over Guingamp in France
LYON, France (AP) — Lyon warmed up for its Champions League meeting with Barcelona by beating Guingamp 2-1 on Friday to strengthen its hold on third place in the French league.
Goals from Martin Terrier and captain Nabil Fekir were enough for Lyon to move three points behind second-place Lille and six ahead of Saint-Etienne.
Terrier, who had earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, scored with a fine finish on the rebound after Houssem Aouar tried his luck from distance in the 15th minute.
High-speed tunnel project divides Italy’s ruling populists
SAINT-MARTIN-LA-PORTE, France (AP) — A strategic European Union project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, meant to speed journeys between France and Italy, could dead-end as Italy's populists squabble.
Lille maintains Champions League push as rival Lyon loses
PARIS (AP) — Lille stepped up its bid for second place in the French league and automatic qualification for the Champions League by winning 2-0 at Guingamp before Lyon lost 1-0 at Nice on Sunday.
The win puts Lille six points ahead of third-placed Lyon, while Nice climbed up to seventh spot.
PSG loses its 1st league game this season
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's 20-game unbeaten run in the French league this season ended with a 2-1 defeat at Lyon on Sunday.
PSG has lost three times this season, including away to Liverpool in the Champions League and at home to Guingamp in the League Cup, but this was its first Ligue 1 loss since a 2-0 home defeat to Rennes in the penultimate game of last season.
Nordics win top spots in prestigious French cooking contest
HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic nations have swept the top four prizes at the world's most prestigious culinary competition in France, beating Gallic gourmet chefs at their own game with Northern European simplicity and local ingredients.
Team Denmark took the gold medal at the biennial Bocuse d'Or competition in the French city of Lyon last week ahead of Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Goalkeeper Buffon happy to stay another season at PSG
PARIS (AP) — Gianluigi Buffon wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain next season, so long as his goalkeeping rival Alphonse Areola doesn't mind.
The 41-year-old Italian joined PSG this season with an option for an extra year. At a news conference on Saturday ahead of a French league game at Lyon on Sunday, Buffon said, "If Alphonse and the club want it, I'd stay another season here."
Italy’s Salvini backs EU train line opposed by govt partner
MILAN (AP) — Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said he supports a review of a high-speed railway project stalled by protests for decades but thinks the project should be completed despite opposition to it by his government coalition partner, the 5-Star Movement.
Dembele scores with late header as Lyon beats Saint-Etienne
PARIS (AP) — Striker Moussa Dembele scored with a majestic header five minutes into injury time as Lyon won 2-1 at Saint-Etienne on Sunday, leapfrogging its local rival into third place in the French league.
Dembele was back-pedaling and had two defenders marking him near the penalty spot, but still rose to meet Leo Dubois' cross from the right with a powerful header past goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier. Less than a minute earlier, the former Celtic striker had missed with a far easier header.
Strong explosion, fire hits French university building
PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said.
The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and the regional fire service said the blaze was under control soon afterward.
French cardinal likely to be cleared in abuse cover-up trial
LYON, France (AP) — France's most important church sex abuse trial to date is likely to end in acquittal for a cardinal and other senior Catholic officials accused of protecting a pedophile priest, despite years of efforts by his victims to seek justice.
The Rev. Bernard Preynat confessed to abusing Boy Scouts, and his victims say church hierarchy covered up for him for years, allowing him to work with children right up until his 2015 retirement.