• France kicks off World Cup warmups against Wales next month

    PARIS (AP) — France will begin its World Cup warm-up program with a home friendly against Wales next month.

  • Spanish prosecutors accuse Marcelo of tax fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid left back Marcelo of defrauding local tax authorities of nearly half a million euros.

  • Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs

    ZURICH (AP) — Four-time champion Italy will have to beat Sweden in a European playoff to qualify for its 15th straight World Cup.

  • Froome wins Velo d’Or award for 3rd time

    PARIS (AP) — Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has capped his season by winning the Velo d’Or award as the best rider of 2017.

  • Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

    PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year’s Tour de France.

  • Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

    BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.

  • US tech giants may find their future shaped by Europe

    LONDON (AP) — Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life.

  • LA Rams spending the week on the road after 4-2 start

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams’ 10-day road trip would have been a whole lot more annoying if they had been forced to spend this week stewing on a loss.

  • Buoyed by addition of Peterson, Cardinals head to London

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals were in fine spirits as they boarded a plane for London on Monday, buoyed by the addition of Adrian Peterson and his impressive debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Mahrez salvages 1-1 draw for Leicester against West Brom

    LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez salvaged a point for Leicester with an 80th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Monday.