DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont got his suspension cut in half following his red card against South Africa in their rugby test this month.
Dupont appealed against the length of the four-week ban and was successful in it being reduced to two weeks, freeing him on Wednesday to return to play immediately.
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — France completed a calendar year of test rugby with a perfect winning record for the first time after topping a competitive Japan 35-17 on Sunday.
France's 10th win in 10 tests and third defeat of Japan this year never looked in doubt after the opening minutes.
France's planning around its three autumn tests in three weeks has been to imagine they are Rugby World Cup playoffs.
France hosts the tournament in less than 10 months.
DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont was suspended for four weeks on Thursday for his red card against South Africa.
Dupont will miss his team's rugby test against Japan on Sunday and three games for his Toulouse club.
PARIS (AP) — Second-place Lens moved within two points of French league leader Paris Saint-Germain by beating Clermont 2-1 on Saturday.
Striker Wesley Said equalized on the hour and midfielder Seko Fofana added the second goal in the 68th minute, after Clermont took a surprise lead late in the first half.
PARIS (AP) — France is starting flyhalf Romain Ntamack and prop Cyril Baille against Australia on Saturday despite them playing limited rugby this season.
Ntamack hasn't played in eight weeks because of an ankle injury.
PARIS (AP) — Lois Openda came on as a substitute and scored a hat trick to give Lens a 3-0 win over Toulouse in the French league on Friday that provisionally put his team two points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain.
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Airbus reported Friday that earnings grew in the third quarter and revenue rose through the first nine months of 2022 as it benefited from a strong U.S.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top elections regulator said Wednesday that precautions are being taken to guard against the possibility of deliberate disruptions by party-appointed poll challengers and watchers in the ongoing general election.
LYON, France (AP) — Lyon ended a four-game losing streak but blew the lead against promoted Toulouse in a 1-1 draw in the French league on Friday.
The result did not relieve the pressure on Lyon coach Peter Bosz, who was booed by the fans when the stadium announcer read his name before kickoff.
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.
PARIS (AP) — Adam Ounas volleyed in the winner as Lille beat Toulouse 2-1 to move up to sixth place in the French league on Saturday.
The former Napoli midfielder's first goal for Lille came in the 53rd minute from Benjamin Andre's clever lofted pass over the defense.
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi's vision was too much for Toulouse as he set up goals for Neymar and Kylian Mbappé in French league leader Paris Saint-Germain's 3-0 win at Toulouse on Wednesday.
Four touches were enough for PSG to open up Toulouse's defense for the first goal in the 37th minute, with Messi applying the final pass to give Neymar his league-leading seventh goal in just five games.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top elections regulator says she received threats to her safety via an email and telephone calls to her offices and that the FBI has been notified.
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday told The Associated Press that there have been three instances of threats against her within the last two weeks and that federal investigators have been alerted.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state election board on Tuesday certified results of a primary that was nearly derailed by county officials amid voter anger and distrust fueled by unfounded conspiracies about vote-counting equipment and election procedures.
PARIS (AP) — Six Nation champion France will host matches against Australia, South Africa and Japan in the Autumn Nations Series.
A year before the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, Fabien Galthié's team will start its campaign at the Stade de France on Nov.
LONDON (AP) — South Africa lost its season-long lead of the rugby sevens world series for the first time last weekend. It could get the lead back on Sunday.
South Africa's failure to reach a tournament quarterfinal for the first time in nine years last weekend in France helped it to be overtaken in the standings by Argentina.
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Fiji powered away in the second half to end Ireland's history-making run 29-17 in the France Sevens final on Sunday.
Ireland, playing its first final in the world series, pounced on two Fiji errors to lead 12-7.
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — World series leader South Africa lost to Ireland for the first time when they opened the France Sevens on Friday.
Ireland won 21-12, clinching it late when Terry Kennedy beat his marker on the outside for his second try of the match.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Recent changes in New Mexico election law are making it easier for unaffiliated voters to participate in the June 7 primary election if they chose to affiliate with a major party — even briefly.
PARIS (AP) — French police evacuated the Saint Etienne Cathedral in the city of Toulouse Friday after a man entered during morning Mass and left a package containing a suspected homemade bomb that failed to explode, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election regulator and prosecutor are warning residents of Otero County to be wary of intrusive questions and potential intimidation by door-to-door canvassers linked to a review of the 2020 election that was authorized by the Republican-led county commission through a private company.
PARIS (AP) — Dimitri Payet sent Dimitry Bertaud the wrong way as Marseille beat Montpellier 5-4 Saturday in a penalty shootout to reach the quarterfinals of the French Cup.
Payet's calmly taken strike clinched it for 10-time Cup winner Marseille after the match went straight to penalties after ending 1-1 at Stade Velodrome.
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Four places are up for grabs for the quarterfinals of the French Cup and the pick of the games sees Montpellier going to face 10-time winner Marseille at Stade Velodrome.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would designate Election Day as a state holiday to encourage voting and make it easier to request and cast ballots by mail under a suggested legislative proposal outlined Thursday by the state's top election regulator and governor.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Last-place French club Saint-Etienne has confirmed the departure of coach Claude Puel more than a week after suspending him.
The 60-year-old Puel and Saint-Etienne “mutually agreed” to end his tenure as coach and general manager, the club said Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — France coach Fabien Galthie on Thursday handed a test debut to lock Thibaud Flament for Saturday's home encounter against Argentina.
The 24-year-old Flament earns his reward after strong performances for Toulouse and partners burly Paul Willemse in the second row.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election officials are deploying ballot drop boxes across New Mexico for people who choose to cast absentee ballots without walking indoors during the upcoming Nov. 2 local election for public offices including mayor of Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit.
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