• Canada's Milos Raonic greets spectators after winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    French Open Lookahead: Raonic’s serve could be ‘painful’

    PARIS (AP) — Milos Raonic’s second-round opponent at the French Open knows what he’s in for: a real challenge when it comes to returning serve.

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic signs autographs after winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Djokovic would like to see rankings points awarded in Rio

    PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic would like to see tennis players at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics get ranking points from the ATP and WTA tours, the way they have at past Summer Games.

  • Nice appoints Lucien Favre as coach after Puel’s departure

    NICE, France (AP) — Lucien Favre has been appointed as Nice’s new coach on Tuesday, a few hours after the Riviera club surprisingly parted ways with Claude Puel.

  • This Monday July 7, 2008 file photo shows French police holding back demonstrating harbor workers during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Malo and Nantes, western France. Cyclists at this year’s Tour de France will be under the watch of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France

    PARIS (AP) — Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats.

    Updated: 6:11 am

  • Serena Williams of the U.S. serves the ball to Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova during their first round of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Paris.  (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    Djokovic scheduled to play on Day 3 at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open.

    Updated: 12:52 pm

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball during a training session of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 21, 2016 . The French Open starts Sunday May 22. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    French Open Lookahead: Nadal-Groth; Djokovic, Williams start

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has lost two French Open matches in his career. His first-round opponent has lost only one.

  • Marseille's fans light a flare during the French Cup final soccer match between Marseille and PSG at the Stade de France Stadium, in Saint Denis, North of Paris, Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Euro 2016 security concerns grow after French Cup incidents

    PARIS (AP) — The French football federation opened disciplinary proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille on Monday following incidents during the French Cup final that raised major concerns only a few weeks before the country hosts the European Championship.

  • Rain falls on roses at the Roland Garros stadium where the French Open Tennis tournament matches are delayed, Monday, May 23, 2016 in Paris.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    No roof at French Open before 2020

    PARIS (AP) — Year after year, as rain affects the schedule and players spend long hours waiting in the locker rooms, a key question keeps coming up at the French Open: Why isn’t there a roof over center court?

  • Defending champion Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts as he plays Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, May 23, 2016 in Paris.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Rain delays start of play at French Open on Day 2

    PARIS (AP) — So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round?

  • Director Ken Loach, centre, actor Mel Gibson, left and President of the Jury George Miller react after Roach is awarded the Palme d'or for the film I, Daniel Blake, during the awards ceremony at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Ken Loach wins Palme d’Or at Cannes for “I, Daniel Blake.”

    PARIS (AP) — Veteran British director Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday for “I, Daniel Blake” — a stark portrayal of a disabled man’s struggle with the crushing benefits system in northern England.