Posts Tagged France

Ben King holds lead at Criterium International

PORTO-VECCHIO, France (AP) — Ben King retained the overall lead at the Criterium International after Fabio Felline and Bob Jungels secured a 1-2 finish for the Trek Factory Racing team in a short time trial on Saturday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , ,

Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident

LONDON (AP) — Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lionel Messi tops France Football’s list of richest players

Barcelona's Gerard Pique, left and Lionel Messi leave the field at the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi tops France Football magazine’s list of richest players for the fifth time in six years after hitting an estimated 65 million euros ($71.3 million) in revenue last year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Construction giant accused of ‘modern slavery’ in Qatar

FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, a worker cleans the road outside Khalifa sport complex in Doha, Qatar. The 2022 World Cup host nation announced on Thursday, March 19, 2015 that the final World Cup game of the 2022 tournament will be on Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung-file, File)

PARIS (AP) — Accusing it of practicing “modern slavery,” a French campaign group has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1987 winner backs Lance Armstrong charity ride on Tour route

In this Feb. 28, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong is shown during a news conference at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that cyclist Lance Armstrong talked last week with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in hopes of potentially reducing his lifetime ban. Armstrong and Travis Tygart met for six hours, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussion was meant to remain private. The meeting was first reported by The New York Times.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

PARIS (AP) — The 1987 winner of the Tour de France supports Lance Armstrong riding part of this July’s route to raise funds against blood cancer.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,