Posts Tagged Europe

Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

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Fraser-Pryce blazes to season’s best in 100m in Paris

Asafa Powell of Jamaica, left, runs to win the men's 100m event with Jimmy Vicaut of France who set the European record, center, and Kim Collins of the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, right, at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis north of Paris, France, Saturday July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Asafa Powell is getting quicker and quicker the closer the world championships get.

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The Latest: Dustin Brown back on court at Wimbledon

Gael Monfis of France, left, and Gilles Simon of France speak with the match referee about the light during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beaing Nadal

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia celebrates defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 4, 2015. Jankovic won the match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — Petra Kvitova let her lead slip, and let her title go.

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France relay team finally gets Olympic bronze medal

PARIS (AP) — Three years late, France’s men got their 4×100-meter relay bronze medal from the London Olympics on Saturday, bumped up from fourth after the U.S. team was disqualified because of Tyson Gay’s doping.

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