• Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette, center, challenges for the ball with Guingamp's Christophe Kerbrat, left, during their French League One soccer match in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Lacazette scores but Lyon’s defense falls apart in 3-1 loss

    PARIS (AP) — Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette remembered how to take penalties but his teammates forget how to defend in a 3-1 home loss to Guingamp in the French league on Saturday.

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  • This is a Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016   file photo of U.S. businessman Frank McCourt, right, as he is seen with an unidentified woman in the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern  during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Lyon. Marseille’s American owner Frank McCourt has taken a swift and strong first step to making the ailing club competitive again. Three days after officially taking over, he hired highly-rated coach Rudi Garcia in time for Sunday’s match against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain.  (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    McCourt’s moving swiftly to make Marseille a contender again

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille’s new American owner, Frank McCourt, is moving quickly to make the ailing club competitive again.

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts after getting a point against Gael Monfils of France during the semifinal match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo.  The ATP has suspended Nick Kyrgios for at least 3 weeks and fined him extra $25,000 for conduct contrary to 'integrity' of tennis.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    Column: Kyrgios shows sports’ misplaced faith in pure talent

    PARIS (AP) — In “Narcos,” the television drama based on the life and crimes of Pablo Escobar, the now long-dead Colombian cocaine trafficker is shown making a roaring bonfire of banknotes to keep his family warm while they are on the run. This waste in a country with grinding poverty comes across as doubly selfish and lunatic. Put to better uses, such riches could improve lives.

  • Marseille appoints Garcia as coach ahead of PSG clash

    PARIS (AP) — Rudi Garcia has been appointed as Marseille’s new coach ahead of Sunday’s league game against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance near Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    World diplomats seek post-battle plan for IS bastion Mosul

    PARIS (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister vowed Thursday to protect civilians fleeing the battle to oust Islamic State extremists from Mosul, as the offensive picked up speed and diplomats worked to ensure the gains are lasting — and that jihadists don’t escape.

  • FILE- In this Sunday, Oct. 2016 file photo, French President Francois Hollande stands during a meeting with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Normally a man of consensus and caution, President Francois Hollande’s frank comments in a new book written by two journalists is causing shockwaves in France. “A President Shouldn’t Say That ...” has exposed the inner workings of Hollande’s troubled presidency and his views on Islamic veils, Barack Obama and his private life. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, Pool, File)

    French leader’s frank comments in new book cause shockwaves

    PARIS (AP) — Normally a man of consensus and caution, President Francois Hollande’s frank comments in a new book written by two journalists is causing shockwaves in France.

  • Gov. Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo testifies at a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The hearing, held by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, examined legislation that would make it illegal to export federally protected Native American religious items to foreign markets. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)

    Senator: Loopholes allow for trafficking of tribal items

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A diplomatic push for the return of Native American ceremonial objects from auction houses in Paris has been hampered by loopholes in U.S. laws that authorities and lawmakers say prohibit the trafficking of the federally protected items domestically but don’t explicitly ban dealers from exporting them to foreign markets.

  • Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff speaks to the media, with a map of the area around Aleppo seen in the background, at the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rudskoi was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Monday that Russian and Syrian forces will halt their fighting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 in order to allow civilians and rebels safe passage out of the city as well as for the evacuation of the sick and wounded.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    The Latest: Russia introduces Aleppo statement at UN

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):

  • Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, center, Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain, left, and Juventus' Miralem Pjanic hold their hands after the Champions League Group H soccer match against Lyon, Tuesday Oct. 18, 2016, in Lyon, central France. Juventus won 1-0. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Buffon back to his brilliant best as Juve wins at Lyon

    LYON, France (AP) — Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon shrugged off recent uncharacteristic errors with an outstanding performance on Tuesday to help 10-man Juventus win 1-0 at Lyon in the Champions League.