8 in France convicted of roles in Bastille Day truck attackDecember 13, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A French court on Tuesday convicted eight people charged in connection with a truck attack more than six years ago by an Islamic State sympathizer that killed 86 people celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice.
Hopman Cup tennis event to return in 2023 in Nice, FranceDecember 6, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The Hopman Cup tennis competition that pairs one woman and one man from each participating country will return next year and be played in Nice, France.
The International Tennis Federation announced Tuesday that the matches will be held on July 19-23.
2024 Tour de France to end in Nice due to Paris OlympicsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — The 2024 Tour de France will end on the French Riviera instead of the French capital because of the Olympic Games.
The finish of cycling’s marquee race leaves Paris for the first time since 1905.
Lyon draws with Nice 1-1 after Benzema shows off Ballon d’OrNovember 11, 2022 GMT
LYON, France (AP) — Karim Benzema returned and Alexandre Lacazette’s late penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Lyon against Nice to keep his team just ahead of the visitors in the French league on Friday.
MATCHDAY: Lyon plays Nice; Borussias meet in GermanyNovember 10, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Two Borussias with plenty to prove get the Bundesliga’s 15th round underway when Borussia Dortmund visits Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Ratcliffe has no interest in buying Man United or LiverpoolNovember 9, 2022 GMT
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jim Ratcliffe has dropped interest in buying Manchester United, months after considering a takeover bid for the Premier League club.
The billionaire owner of petrochemicals firm INEOS also has no intention of making an offer for Liverpool, whose owner Fenway Sports Group this week confirmed it was open to selling its shares.
French cardinal to be investigated over abuse confessionsNovember 8, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The prosecutor’s office in Marseille has opened a preliminary investigation for “aggravated sexual assault” against Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, one of France’s highest-ranking prelates of the Catholic Church.
Rennes up to 3rd in France after Lorient loses to NiceOctober 31, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Rennes moved up to third in the French league with a 3-0 win over Montpellier on Sunday, taking advantage of Lorient's 2-1 defeat at home to Nice.
Martin Terrier and Arnaud Kalimuendo scored in the first half for Rennes with Amine Gouiri adding a third in the 85th minute.
Gouiri hitting form again with an improving Rennes side.October 27, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — After an unexpected slump last season, forward Amine Gouiri is finding his form again with an improving Rennes side.
The team's four-game winning streak, with 11 goals netted during that spell, is also linked to his upsurge in form.
France’s ex-president: Bastille Day attack was “terror act”October 10, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Former French President François Hollande told a special terrorism court on Monday that the man who drove a truck into a crowded beachfront in Nice on Bastille Day six years ago, killing 86 people, was a terrorist who had gone undetected by security services despite France being on high alert for extremist attacks following the Islamic State massacres in Paris.
French soccer game suspended for 15 minutes after tear gasOctober 2, 2022 GMT
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Play was briefly suspended in a French league soccer game on Sunday after tear gas coming from the stands left some players struggling to breathe.
Host Toulouse was leading Montpellier 4-1 when play was stopped in the second half and the referee decided to send players back to the locker room.
Mbappe nets winner as PSG edges Nice to stay top in Ligue 1October 1, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored a late winner as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain edged Nice 2-1 to restore its two-point lead over Marseille in the French league on Saturday.
Mbappe pounced on a pass from Nordi Mukiele to beat Kasper Schmeichel with a low strike in the 83rd minute.
Marseille beats Angers 3-0 to lead French leagueSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
ANGERS, France (AP) — Jonathan Clauss notched a goal and two assists to help Marseille take the lead in the French league by downing Angers 3-0 on Friday.
Marseille remained unbeaten to overtake Paris Saint-Germain by a point, but the defending champion can take the top spot back when it hosts Nice on Saturday.
Messi’s form gives Nice defenders reason to fear PSG tripSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Nice's defenders must be hoping their former coach Christophe Galtier is kind enough to rest Lionel Messi for Saturday’s game at Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi's two goals for Argentina against Jamaica on Wednesday — a typical solo goal followed by a free kick — made it nine goals in his past three games for the national team, taking his international tally to 90.
Riot police quell fan disorder at Marseille-Frankfurt matchSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Riot police intervened when opposing fans launched flares and fireworks at each other before kickoff of Marseille’s home game against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Fears of violence in Marseille ahead of Frankfurt CL matchSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — French authorities in Marseille have ordered a partial ban on alcohol sales and banned Frankfurt fans from traveling on their own ahead of Tuesday's high-risk Champions League match at the Stade Velodrome.
Cologne urges fans to give evidence after violence in NiceSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German soccer club Cologne has urged its fans to submit photos and videos to a police “evidence portal” to identify those responsible for violence at the Europa Conference League game in Nice.
Investigations launched into fan violence at French gameSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The public prosecutors' office in Nice launched investigations into the violence that marred a Europa Conference League match and left 32 people injured.
The start of Thursday's match between Nice and Cologne was delayed by about an hour because of fights among supporters in the stands at Allianz Riviera stadium.
Homicide probe after French police fatally shoot driverSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A homicide investigation has been launched into the fatal shooting of a driver by a police officer in the French city of Nice after he failed to obey an order to stop, the southern city's prosecutor said Friday.
Start of soccer game in France delayed due to crowd fightsSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — The start of a match between Nice and Cologne in the Europa Conference League on Thursday was delayed because of fights among supporters in the stands at Allianz Riviera stadium.
French police officer in custody after killing motoristSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A French police officer was in custody Thursday after fatally shooting a driver who failed to obey an order to stop, the latest in a string of events that are raising questions about the use of deadly force by police.
Suspects in Bastille Day attack trial deny terrorist tiesSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The defendants on trial for the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed 86 people denied any links to terrorism and told the court Tuesday that they had been trapped or fooled by the driver at fault for the massacre.
Nice Bastille Day attack trial begins in Paris terror courtSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A special French terrorism court on Monday opened the trial of eight people accused of helping a man who, on Bastille Day six years ago, plowed a heavy truck through crowds in a southern French resort town leaving 86 dead.
Ross Barkley joins Nice on a free transferSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — Nice added Ross Barkley to its roster on a free transfer, presenting its 12th recruit of the summer to fans on Sunday night.
Barkley joined the French club just six days after leaving Chelsea by mutual consent.
Emotions raw before Nice Bastille Day attack trial beginsSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — It was Bastille Day on the French Riviera.
A lawyer was strolling with her mother, friends and a colleague along the beachfront boulevard in Nice to celebrate France's national day.
French prosecutor warns of elevated terror attack threatSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — There is an elevated threat of terror attacks on French soil by Islamic extremists coming from Iraq and Syria, France's national anti-terrorism prosecutor warned Friday.
Jean-Francois Ricard said in an interview on French news broadcaster BFM TV that terrorist acts carried out “by individuals coming from areas where terrorists are operating, especially the Iraqi-Syrian area” cannot be ruled out.
PSG drops points after 1-1 draw with Monaco; Marseille winsAugust 28, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Neymar won and scored a penalty as Paris Saint-Germain rallied to draw 1-1 at home to Monaco and stay in first place in the French league on Sunday.
Neymar latched onto Lionel Messi's pass down the left and cut inside central defender Guillermo Maripan, who appeared to catch him with an outstretched leg.
Pépé looks to boost flagging career with a loan move to NiceAugust 25, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — When Arsenal broke the bank to buy Nicolas Pépé from Lille it was with the hope that he would lead the London side back to the top of the Premier League.
So it is ironic that the player signed for 80 million euros ($89 million) has left to join Nice on a season-long loan, with Arsenal now atop the Premier League after a perfect start.
Judge to decide if Scott Peterson victim of jury misconductAugust 11, 2022 GMT
Scott Peterson's trial attorney missed an opportunity to grill a California juror about bias who eventually helped send him to death row for murdering his pregnant wife and unborn child, his appellate lawyer conceded Thursday while arguing the former fertilizer salesman deserves a new trial because of juror misconduct.
Schmeichel leaves Leicester, joins French club NiceAugust 3, 2022 GMT
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel joined French club Nice on Wednesday after an 11-year spell with Leicester during which he helped the team win a Premier League title.
With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masksJuly 2, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19.
Roglic aims to stop favorite Pogacar from winning 3rd TourJune 30, 2022 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Primoz Roglic must find a way to stop his Slovenian rival Tadej Pogacar from winning the Tour de France for the third straight time.
Pogacar is firm favorite to win the three-week race, which starts in Denmark on Friday and ends in Paris on July 24.
Nice hires coach Favre, replacing PSG-bound GaltierJune 27, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — French club Nice hired Lucien Favre as coach on Monday, replacing Christophe Galtier who is expected to take over at Paris Saint-Germain.
Nice said Favre returned after a first spell, from 2016-18, that was “engraved in the history” of the club.
Nantes expresses shock at Nice fans who chanted about SalaMay 12, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French soccer club Nantes has expressed its shock at Nice fans who made derogatory chants about Emiliano Sala during a league game on Wednesday.
Sala died after the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft in which he was traveling PARIS (AP) — Striker Andy Delort scored twice as Nice rallied from 2-0 down to beat struggling Saint-Etienne 4-2 and move into fourth place in the French league on Wednesday. The fourth spot secures automatic entry into next season's Europa League and Nice is one point above fifth-place Rennes, which lost 2-1 at French Cup winner Nantes on Wednesday.
Delort scores 2 as Nice wins to move into 4th in FranceMay 11, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Striker Andy Delort scored twice as Nice rallied from 2-0 down to beat struggling Saint-Etienne 4-2 and move into fourth place in the French league on Wednesday.
The fourth spot secures automatic entry into next season's Europa League and Nice is one point above fifth-place Rennes, which lost 2-1 at French Cup winner Nantes on Wednesday.
Nantes’ earns first trophy in 21 years in French Cup finalMay 7, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Nantes earned its first trophy in 21 years when it won the French Cup final against Nice 1-0 on Saturday at the Stade de France.
Ludovic Blas converted the penalty that lifted Nantes to a fourth French Cup success and first trophy since the league title in 2001 — the year after it won the cup for the third time.
Nice ultras clash with riot police ahead of French Cup finalMay 7, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — There were minor clashes between riot police and ultras from soccer club Nice outside a main train station ahead of the French Cup final on Saturday.
Around 450-500 Nice ultras, some wearing balaclavas, were grouped outside Gare de Lyon, where trains arrive in Paris from the southern city of Nice.
MATCHDAY: Liverpool hosts Spurs; Nice-Nantes in French finalMay 6, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Quadruple-chasing Liverpool turns its attention back to the pursuit of the Premier League title against Tottenham after reaching the Champions League final.
PSG beats Marseille 2-1 to close in on title; Nice winsApril 17, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain took a step closer to reclaiming the French league title after beating rival Marseille 2-1 on Sunday in a game lacking the intensity befitting their bitter rivalry and featuring two controversial decisions that went PSG's way.
Marseille beats Montpellier 2-0 to stay 2nd in French leagueApril 10, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Marseille stretched its winning run to seven games in all competitions to consolidate second place in the French league with a 2-0 victory over Montpellier on Sunday.
Amine Harit set up Senegal striker Bamba Dieng for the opener in the ninth minute.
Rennes up to 2nd in Ligue 1 after draw at NiceApril 2, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Martin Terrier became the joint top scorer in the French league as Rennes salvaged a 1-1 draw at Nice to move into second place on Saturday.
Nice broke the deadlock with Youcef Atal’s outrageous cross from the outside of the boot that Andy Delort headed into the bottom corner in the 67th minute.
Messi ruled out of PSG match at MonacoMarch 20, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain's French league match at Monaco after experiencing flu-like symptoms over the past couple of days, his club said.
Messi, who joined Paris Saint-Germain last summer, has been struggling throughout his first season in the French league.
Marseille looks to replicate away form at home against NiceMarch 17, 2022 GMT
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — It might sound paradoxical, but Marseille having the home advantage against Nice at buoyant Velodrome stadium in Sunday’s showcase French league match is not playing in its favor.
Roglic holds off Yates to win Paris-Nice for 1st timeMarch 13, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — Former Tour de France runner-up Primoz Roglic won the Paris-Nice race for the first time while British rider Simon Yates clinched the eighth and final stage on Sunday after a fierce attack.
Nice draws 0-0 at Montpellier, Nantes loses 1-0 at TroyesMarch 12, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Second-place Nice escaped with a 0-0 draw in the French league on Saturday after captain Dante was sent off and Montpellier midfielder Teji Savanier fluffed a first-half penalty.
Nice is 12 points behind runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain and three points ahead of Marseille, which can move level if it wins at Brest on Sunday.
Inconsistent Marseille loses 1-0 to Monaco to slip to 3rdMarch 6, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Marseille’s inconsistent home form could derail the club's European ambitions as it lost 1-0 to Monaco to slip to third place in the French league on Sunday.
Both teams started the 27th round's final game very cautiously.
Nice beats PSG 1-0 to take second place in French leagueMarch 5, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Nice upended French league leader Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 with a score from Andy Delort off the bench and moved into second place on Saturday.
Delort met a cross from Calvin Stengs to volley into the top corner in the 88th minute.
Kombouare takes Nantes from relegation fear to trophy questMarch 3, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Having saved Nantes from relegation, coach Antoine Kombouare has completely turned the club's fortunes around this season and Canaries fans are feeling chirpy again.
Nantes is one of only two sides to beat runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain and is pushing hard on two fronts for a Europa League place.
Nantes beats Monaco on penalties to reach French Cup finalMarch 2, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Nantes reached the French Cup final for the first time in 22 years by beating Monaco on penalties Wednesday after an exciting game finished in a 2-2 draw.
Nigeria winger Moses Simon scored the decisive spot kick to make it 4-2 in the shootout and spark a pitch invasion at Stade de la Beaujoire as jubilant Nantes fans celebrated in a good-natured atmosphere.
Nice tops Versailles to reach 1st French Cup final since ’97March 1, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — Amine Gouiri scored one goal and set up Kasper Dolberg for the other as top-flight Nice beat fourth-tier Versailles 2-0 on Tuesday to reach the French Cup final for the first time in 25 years.
Marseille misses chance to move 3 points clear in 2ndFebruary 27, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Marseille missed the chance to move three points clear in second place in the French league after conceding a last-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw at struggling Troyes on Sunday.
Striker Yoann Touzghar profited from poor Marseille defending to slide in the equalizer after playmaker Dimitri Payet’s penalty put Marseille ahead in the 28th minute.
Mbappe scores 2 as PSG moves 16 points clear, Nice takes 2ndFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain again relied on Kylian Mbappe as it rallied from a goal down to beat Saint-Etienne 3-1 at home on Saturday.
Mbappe has rescued PSG with late goals this season and this time he scored either side of halftime, before assisting on the third goal for midfielder Danilo in the 52nd minute at Parc des Princes.
Free-scoring Rennes wins at Montpellier 4-2 to move into 4thFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Forwards Martin Terrier and Gaetan Laborde scored again as Rennes won at Montpellier 4-2 to move up to fourth place in the French league on Friday.
Fourth spot guarantees automatic entry into next season's Europa League, and Rennes is one point ahead of fifth-placed Strasbourg.
Marseille loses at home in race for 2nd spot after Nice winsFebruary 20, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Marseille dropped points in the chase for second place in the French league after losing 2-0 at home to struggling Clermont on Sunday.
Second spot seals automatic entry into the Champions League next season, but Marseille's defeat leaves it just one point ahead of third-place Nice and still 13 points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain.
Nantes beats Bastia 2-0 to reach French Cup semifinalsFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Captain Ludovic Blas played a part in both goals as Nantes beat second-tier Bastia 2-0 to reach the French Cup semifinals on Thursday.
The midfielder drove a powerful shot straight down the middle after the Corsican side gave a penalty away inside the first minute.
Top-tier Nice and 4th-tier Versailles reach French Cup semisFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Justin Kluivert scored a pair of goals his prolific father would have been proud of as Nice beat Marseille 4-1 to reach the semifinals of the French Cup on Wednesday.
Kluivert netted with a firm downward header for the first, then a powerful looping shot over the goalkeeper from just outside the penalty area for the second.
Monaco reaches French Cup semis with 2-0 win over AmiensFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Monaco progressed to the French Cup semifinals by defeating second-tier side Amiens 2-0 on Tuesday with goals from Aurelien Tchouameni and Kevin Volland.
Monaco was the heavy favorite and was in control throughout.
Messi scores as leader PSG wins 5-1 at defending champ LilleFebruary 6, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi had one of his best games for Paris Saint-Germain as the runaway leader profited from bad goalkeeping to win 5-1 at defending champion Lille and move 13 points clear in the French league on Sunday.