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Auger-Aliassime, Fritz advance to Lyon semifinals

May. 23, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Fourth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime hit 11 aces in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Steve Johnson on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Lyon Open. The Canadian teenager will face top-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili — who defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4 at the clay-court tournament,...

Tsonga rallies past qualifier to reach quarterfinals in Lyon

May. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied past Canadian qualifier Steven Diez on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals and extend his perfect record at the Lyon Open. Tsonga, the 2017 champion, came within two points of losing but finally prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on his sixth match...

FIFA working on solution for World Cup ticketing issue

May. 21, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

Responding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women's World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in France. Tickets were made available for printing Monday and ticket holders learned their seats were sometimes split up...

Teenager Auger-Aliassime reaches 3rd round in Lyon

May. 21, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the third round of the Lyon Open with a 7-6 (3), 7-5 over John Millman of Australia on Tuesday. The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime, who rose to No. 28 in the ATP rankings this week, saved five break points to set up a meeting with Steve...

World Cup ticket buyers discovering seats aren't together

May. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

Fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together. Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with young children...

Diacre defends leaving Katoto out of France's WCup squad

May. 4, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — They share the same age — 20 — and both are prolific scorers for Paris Saint-Germain. But unlike her male counterpart Kylian Mbappe, Marie-Antoinette Katoto is not going to experience any World Cup glory with France. For now at least. "She's got talent but at the moment she...

Lyon, Barca win 1st legs of Women's Champions League semis

Apr. 21, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0. Watched by a crowd of almost 23,000, Delphine Cascarino opened the scoring for Lyon in the 27th minute and Amandine Henry doubled the lead for the...

French priest's 150-year-old heart being venerated in NYC

Apr. 6, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 150-year-old heart of a French priest is on a U.S. tour — a Roman Catholic relic with New York City as its latest stop. It was on display Saturday at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, where both the faithful and the curious lined up to see the human organ behind glass. The...

Pope defends decision to keep French cardinal after cover-up

Mar. 31, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying Sunday the appeals process must run its course before a final decision is made. Francis also explained why he...