Quarantined in New York, Mladenovic wins doubles in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Unlike in New York, at the U.S. Open where she was placed in quarantine and forced out of the women's doubles tournament after playing cards with a coronavirus-infected player, Kristina M...

The body clock of France thrown off-kilter by autumn tennis

PARIS (AP) — Practically alone with a buffet of tennis to gorge on at the pandemic-skewered French Open like no other, Christophe Bailly glanced at his watch and reluctantly realized that not only was...

Winds of change blow on day of upsets at French Open

PARIS (AP) — On a Sunday of upsets at the French Open, revenge was a dish served up in an autumnal chill by a Polish teenager. Against the player who humbled her 6-1, 6-0 at the same...

Paris the hard way: Qualifiers making mark at French Open

PARIS (AP) — As the stars of tennis were converging on the French Open and settling with their entourages into bio-secured hotels, Daniel Altmaier was already grafting on the clay courts of Paris, get...

Ball-maker hoping Nadal wins in Paris to prove himself wrong

PARIS (AP) — Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a dollar bill. That, according to their manufacturer, is the almost infinitesimal weight difference between the old French ...

Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros' flights into ordeals

PARIS (AP) — For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock says he toyed with what would have been a novel solution to the problem of how to stay coronav...

'Strange mix': Lucky fans weirded out by empty French Open

PARIS (AP) — When the email landed to say they had been selected to be among the very few spectators allowed into Roland Garros this year, Jean-Baptiste Guinchard and his sister Anne-Lise were so asto...

Coach fumes at French Open virus ban for player Dzumhur

PARIS (AP) — A tennis coach who failed a coronavirus test for the French Open, forcing his player’s withdrawal from qualifying for the Grand Slam tournament, sharply criticized organizers on Tuesday f...

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of thei...

For health workers, the pandemic Tour de France is a big ask

NICE, France (AP) — Likely too busy racing to notice, the 176 riders starting the Tour de France this weekend will speed close to a sprawling hospital where caregiver Maude Leneveu is still reeling fr...

Uncertainty shrouds Tour de France racing against COVID-19

PARIS (AP) — Already delayed, the Tour de France sets off Saturday shrouded in uncertainty, flying in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the imponderable question of how many of the 176 riders w...

A Tour for the ages getting its first South American winner

PARIS (AP) — A Tour de France for the ages is getting a champion of an unusually young age: 22-year-old Egan Bernal, set to become South America's first winner of cycling's greatest race when he rides...

How the Tour was won: 5 key stages of fabulous drama

PARIS (AP) — Before its damp-squib finish, with two last Alpine stages truncated by landslides and a hailstorm, the 2019 Tour de France thrilled — unusually — almost daily, guaranteeing that the three...

After Tour hit single, 2018 champ Thomas has good B-side too

VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Before he started the defense of his Tour de France title, Geraint Thomas likened his win in 2018 to having a hit single. Turns out the B-side was pretty g...

For Alaphilippe, Tour was too long, too high

VAL THORENS, France (AP) — For Julian Alaphilippe, the Tour de France proved to be just 148 kilometers (92 miles) too long. But the French rider who did more than anyone to set the 2...