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French Open updates | No. 3 Badosa into 3rd round in Paris

May. 26, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 1:40 p.m. No. 3 Paola Badosa has become the first woman seeded in the top 10 to reach the third round at Roland Garros this year. Badosa went down a break to...

Benzema looks to cap great season with 5th European title

May. 26, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The last time Karim Benzema was in a Champions League final, it was in a supporting role to Cristiano Ronaldo. He was just another forward on a Real Madrid team in which Ronaldo attracted most of the attention. It will be a lot different when Benzema...

Paris: Ex-leader of Louvre charged with money laundering

May. 26, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The former president of the Louvre museum has received preliminary charges for alleged antiquities trafficking during his tenure as head of the famous Paris museum. Police in the French capital charged Jean-Luc Martinez on Wednesday with “complicity in organized...

2021 French Open champ Krejcikova says she has COVID-19

May. 25, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova, last year’s French Open champion in singles and doubles, says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will withdraw from the tournament. She already lost in the first round of singles but said Wednesday in a posting on Instagram that now she will...

Carlos Alcaraz saves match point to remain in French Open

May. 25, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This was the sort of point in the sort of contest that, if 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz eventually reaches the heights so many believe he will, the lucky folks on hand at Court Simonne Mathieu on Wednesday night just might regale dinner guests for years with tales that begin, “We...

French Open updates | Alcaraz saves match point and wins

May. 25, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 8:35 p.m. Rising star Carlos Alcaraz saved a match point in the fourth set and erased an early deficit in the fifth to overcome Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-7 (7), 5-7,...

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker gets France's highest honor

May. 25, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Darren Walker, Ford Foundation president and preeminent connector and advocate for artists and art institutions, joined the exclusive company of global superstars like Stevie Wonder, T.S. Eliot and Meryl Streep, in receiving France's highest cultural honor. Walker...

France: Climate protesters block TotalEnergies meeting

May. 25, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several hundred climate protesters disrupted a TotalEnergies shareholders meeting in Paris and blocked the venue entrance Wednesday to denounce the oil and gas giant’s stake in Russia despite Moscow's war in Ukraine. TotalEnergies, which was renamed last year from...

Cannes Film Festival, born out of war, grapples with Ukraine

May. 25, 2022 08:14 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The war in Ukraine took a starring role on the opening night of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and it has rarely been far out of frame since. The parties have continued nonstop, as has the red-carpet frenzy. But throughout the French Riviera spectacular has...

Osaka's mental health discussion resonates at French Open

May. 25, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a...