| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five.
On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
| Jul 15, 2014
I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine.
But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:01 AM
REIMS, France - Andre Greipel emerged from the shadow of fellow German Marcel Kittel to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 194-kilometer ride from Arras on Thursday.
Norway's Alexander Kristoff was second and Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin took...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
LILLE, France - German Marcel Kittel won his third stage on this year's Tour de France when he prevailed in a bunch sprint on Tuesday after defending champion Chris Froome suffered a fall.
Kittel, who won the first and third stages, now has seven Tour...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Some teams sail into the World Cup through smooth qualifying waters. Others find the going choppy.
Then there is France, which survived treacherous high seas to squeeze into the tournament. Its presence in the elite eight, with a match against Germany,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:34 PM
GROUP F: NIGERIA VS. ARGENTINA
Where: Porto Alegre. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: Thanks to a pair of game-winning goals from Lionel Messi, Argentina has already qualified for the second round and could win the group with anything...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:17 PM
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Here are the prospective U.S. starters for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
TIM HOWARD Goalkeeper
Age: 35. Club team: Everton (England).
Caps: 100. Goals: 0.
On his second World Cup team ... Tied for second in national team history with 100 caps...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:07 PM
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- A moment of madness in the first half and a landmark goal line technology ruling in the second helped France to a 3-0 victory over Honduras in their Group E World Cup clash on Sunday.
Wilson Palacios charged into French...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The extremist group Islamic State will drive the United States to its "death, grave and destruction," a spokesman for the militants declared in a recording that also called on Muslims living in the West to kill civilians.
"You will pay the price when...