• Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, speaks to Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea after  the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Top European clubs play down talk of Super League plans

    PARIS (AP) — Europe’s top football clubs insist they have no plans to set up a breakaway Super League of elite teams to replace the Champions League.

  • Paris secures 8m euros in sponsorship deals for Olympic bid

    PARIS (AP) — Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees.

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker celebrates a basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Parker to play with France despite wife’s pregnancy

    PARIS (AP) — San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says he has reached an understanding with his pregnant wife that will allow him to take part in France’s Olympic qualifying tournament this summer.

  • In this picture taken on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, owner of Euro Security Products, a self defense equipment company, Bretislav Kostal displays a stun gun in Prague, Czech Republic. After the attacks in Paris and New Year’s security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns _ to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market. Prague-based Euro Security Products, or ESP, has been flooded by new orders from Germany for stun guns and can’t keep up with demand. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Stun guns in demand in Germany amid security concerns

    PRAGUE (AP) — After the attacks in Paris and New Year’s security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns — to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market.

  • Paris Saint-Germain's players celebrates after Paris Saint Germain's Angel Di Maria,obscured, scored against Marseille, during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Saint-Etienne routs Bordeaux 4-1 to move level with Nice

    PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first goal and set up the winner for Angel di Maria as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 away at bitter rival Marseille on Sunday, extending its record unbeaten league run to 34 matches and maintaining its massive 24-point lead.

  • Gasquet beats Mathieu to retain Open Sud de France title

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Top-seeded Richard Gasquet overcame abdominal pains to defend his Open Sud de France title with a 7-5, 6-4 win against Paul-Henri Mathieu in an all-French final on Sunday.

  • Garcia tops Giorgi to seal France’s Fed Cup win over Italy

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia followed Kristina Mladenovic’s earlier win by beating Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4 as France clinched a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Italy in their first-round tie.

  • France's Caroline Garcia, right, celebrates with her teammate Pauline Parmentier, her victory after defeating Italy's Sara Errani during the first round of the Fed Cup competition between France and Italy, in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Garcia wins to draw France level 1-1 with Italy in Fed Cup

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia beat former French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-3, 7-5 to move France level with Italy 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.

  • 10-man Monaco beats local rival Nice 1-0 to keep 2nd place

    PARIS (AP) — Ten-man Monaco overcame a sending off early in the second half to beat local rival Nice 1-0 and remain in second place in the French league on Saturday.

  • A French riot police officer stands guard at the entrance of the Stade de France prior to the Six Nations rugby match between France and Italy, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Despite a marked increase in security checks, there was a calm and relaxed atmosphere outside Stade de France as fans arrived for the Six Nations rugby match between France and Italy on Saturday. It was the first event held at the national stadium since the deadly attacks that struck Paris of Nov. 13, when 130 people died and hundreds more were injured. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Heavy security around Stade de France 3 months after attacks

    PARIS (AP) — Despite a marked increase in security checks, a calm and relaxed atmosphere prevailed outside Stade de France as fans arrived for the Six Nations rugby match between France and Italy on Saturday.