Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing tennis crooks

ORDINO, Andorra (AP) — As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the crimin...

Growing match-fixing probe in tennis snares more players

PARIS (AP) — Judicial officials say French police have questioned another batch of tennis players in a growing investigation into a match-fixing syndicate suspected of paying out hundreds of thousands...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the...

Column: Slowing Caster Semenya would diminish her sport

PARIS (AP) — In a Swiss court this week, the governing body of track fought to slow some athletes down. Yup, a sports organization that celebrates human speed and which talks paterna...

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has b...

In France, footballers fight workplace bullying in court

PARIS (AP) — As it does with many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol's club told the attacker it was time for him to move on. Embarking on a new season in the Fr...

AP Interview: Europol ties together tennis match-fixer rings

PARIS (AP) — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of playe...

AP Newsbreak: Europeans unravel big tennis match-fixing ring

PARIS (AP) — Four tennis players are in French custody on suspicion of helping an organized gambling syndicate believed to have fixed hundreds of low-tier matches. They are suspected...

McIlroy again unreliable in Ryder Cup singles

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Rory McIlroy stared at his ball buried deep in the French sand and held out his arms. His body language said: What am I meant to with that? T...

McIlroy and Poulter, a one-two punch for Europe at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — He'd had a rough morning, the only player to start Day 1 of the Ryder Cup without making birdie. The afternoon for Rory McIlroy at Le Golf Na...

Ryder Cup course fit for a king _ literally

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — A tip for Tiger Woods and his American teammates from the architect of the Ryder Cup course: Keep those drivers holstered. "They are going to...

Former IAAF boss Lamine Diack facing new charges in France

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say former IAAF president Lamine Diack is facing additional charges related to the period when he ran the world governing body of athletics. An offici...

Reasons why France will win the World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — With a squad valued at over $1 billion dollars that includes teenager Kylian Mbappe, a coach who won the World Cup as a player in 1998 and a day more than Croatia to rest and prepare for...

At World Cup, Giroud aims to prove Henry wrong

MOSCOW (AP) — If only France's young players had an outstanding ex-pro they could turn to for advice about how to beat Belgium in the World Cup semifinals, someone who won the World Cup himself in 199...

Senegal saves African from embarrassment at World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — By starting its World Cup with a win, Senegal also saved Africa from embarrassment in the tournament. The continent was facing the prospect of a worst-ever World Cup st...