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Vincent Kompany 'disgusted' by racist abuse at Belgian game

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian soccer federation opened an investigation Monday after Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany accused rival fans of racially abusing him and his players during a league game over...

Former top-ranked Mauresmo French Open's 1st female director

Two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo was appointed as tournament director of the French Open on Thursday, replacing Guy Forget and becoming the first woman to hold the position. F...

Surprise package Union back to glory days in Belgium

BRUSSELS (AP) — Back in the elite of Belgian soccer after 48 years, Brussels club Union Saint-Gilloise has a shot at matching Leicester’s fairytale success in the Premier League. For...

Belgium books World Cup ticket with 3-1 win over Estonia

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium booked its place at next year's World Cup with a 3-1 win over Estonia in their qualifying group on Saturday, guaranteeing a third straight appearance at the tournament. ...

Luan Peres flourishing in Marseille under coach Sampaoli

Although Marseille's motto of “Straight to Goal" is an ode to attacking soccer, there has always been a rich tradition of great defenders at the nine-time French champions. After all...

Ellen van Dijk claims 2nd time trial title at cycling worlds

BRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — Eight years after her first world championship title, Ellen van Dijk got over the disappointment of missing out on the Olympics by winning a second gold medal in the women's tim...

Out for a ride: Tadej Pogacar wins 2nd straight Tour title

Tadej Pogacar took the yellow jersey to Paris to win his second straight Tour de France on Sunday after a grueling three-week odyssey that at times he made look like a recreational ride. ...

Police raid Bahrain Victorious team at Tour de France

The Bahrain Victorious team competing at the Tour de France was raided by French police on the eve of Thursday's stage as part of a doping investigation, according to judicial and police officials. ...

2021 Tour de France preview: Pogacar vs Roglic rematch

Not so long ago, Tadej Pogacar was a just a promising outsider still learning the ropes of cycling's biggest race. His rise to become the second-youngest winner of the Tour de France...

4-time champion Froome feels like "neo-pro" at Tour comeback

As the finest Grand Tour rider of his generation, Chris Froome is used to honors, awards and accolades. One thing he is not used to at the Tour de France — the race he dominated over...

EU says UEFA has no 'excuse' for blocking rainbow protest

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said he can’t find “any reasonable excuse” for UEFA to reject host city Munich’s plans to display rainbow colors during a match between Germany and Hungar...

Cavendish returning to Tour de France after 3-year absence

BRUSSELS (AP) — Veteran sprinter Mark Cavendish will make a return to the Tour de France after a three-year absence from cycling's biggest event. Cavendish was not expected to be amo...

Comeback! Djokovic tops Tsitsipas at French Open for No. 19

PARIS (AP) — Talented and tenacious as they come, Novak Djokovic was not about to concede a thing after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final against his younger, fresher foe, Stefanos ...

French Open defends 'pragmatic' stance in Osaka dealings

PARIS (AP) — French Open organizers defended their “pragmatic” approach in their dealings with four-time major champion Naomi Osaka during the tournament, saying Sunday they tried to engage with her s...

Krejcikova completes titles sweep in Paris with Siniakova

PARIS (AP) — French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare sweep of titles at Roland Garros as she won a third women's doubles major trophy with fellow Czech teammate Katerina Siniakova on ...