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  • France's and Germany's paths collide in World Cup quarterfinal

    France's and Germany's paths collide in World Cup quarterfinal
    Our eyes do not deceive. France and Germany are following parallel World Cup scripts. Each came charging out of the gate, France scoring eight goals and Germany six in their first two matches. Each throttled down in its final group game, France...
  • Resurgent Contador gunning for Froome

    LEEDS England (Reuters) - By his own admission Alberto Contador was not in the same race as Chris Froome on last year's Tour de France, but the rejuvenated Spaniard will be gunning for the Briton's yellow jersey when the 2014 race begins on Saturday....
  • Germany takes 1-0 lead over France at halftime of World Cup game

    Germany, the master of set pieces, did not wait long to display its expertise on dead-ball situations duringĀ its quarterfinal matchup with France in the World Cup on Friday in Brazil. Toni Kroos airmailed a cross from the left side toward the far post...
  • First five days can wreck Tour hopes: French hope Pinot

    LEEDS England (Reuters) - The peloton will breathe a collective sigh of relief if it makes it through the first five days of this year's Tour de France unscathed, according to French hope Thibaut Pinot. Race director Christian Prudhomme thinks the...
  • Germany break France's World Cup hearts again

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Germany broke French hearts for the third time in the World Cup when they triumphed 1-0 at the Maracana on Friday to become the first country to reach the semi-finals in four successive tournaments. But, unlike the dramas of...
  • France-Germany, Brazil-Colombia to kick off World Cup quarterfinals in style

    France-Germany, Brazil-Colombia to kick off World Cup quarterfinals in style
    Yesterday in one sentence: The gaps in the World Cup schedule, as a very smart person pointed out to me, need to be filled with something, even if it’s MLS games. It was too weird without soccer this week, and now there are more days without it than...
  • Germany's Loew shows he is a tournament tactician

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - "Don't change a winning team" is a mantra beloved of armchair coaches but when it gets to the business end of a World Cup there is no room for sentiment, as Joachim Loew showed when his reshuffled Germany beat France 1-0 to...
  • Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn

    Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn
    One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
  • Froome, Contador Top Guns In This Year's Tour

    PARIS – If last year's Tour de France often resembled a triumphant Chris Froome march to Paris, the road to the Champs Elysees may be more unpredictable this time especially with Alberto Contador likely to be back in the hunt. The Briton took...
  • World Cup on Friday: France vs. Germany, Brazil vs. Colombia

    World Cup on Friday: France vs. Germany, Brazil vs. Colombia
    FRIDAY'S QUARTERFINALS FRANCE VS. GERMANY Where: Rio de Janeiro. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN2, Univision. The buzz: No European team has ever won a World Cup in the Americas, but with two European countries meeting in this quarterfinal, the...
  • Film Review: 'Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary'

    Saint who, you ask? Don't worry: Anime devotees know the name, and now, the 1980s Japanese series that first stoked the world's appetite for googly-eyed, androgynous-looking cartoon characters gets a massive CG upgrade from toon powerhouse Toei. Going...