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Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120,5 miles) with start in Clermont-Ferrand and finish in Lyon, France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

Andersen wins Stage 14 at Tour de France led by Roglic

Sep. 12, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Soren Kragh Andersen broke clear in a fast-changing finish on the roads of Lyon to win Stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday. Primoz Roglic, the overall leader, had a drama-free day to finish safely after a 4 1/2-hour ride, and was given the same time as his nearest challengers to...

American stars Heath, Press join Man United Women in England

Sep. 9, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tobin Heath and Christen Press became the latest high-profile American arrivals in the Women's Super League after signing for Manchester United on Wednesday. United joined local rival Manchester City in bringing two members of the U.S. national team to England's top league for...

Lyon players pose with trophy after winning the Women's Champions League final soccer match between Wolfsburg and Lyon at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Lyon won the match 1-3. (Gabriel Buoys/Pool via AP)

Lyon wins 5th straight women's Champions League title

Aug. 30, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Lyon extended its European dominance by beating Wolfsburg 3-1 to win its fifth straight women's Champions League title on Sunday. Eugénie Le Sommer, Saki Kumagai and Sara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir scored for Lyon as it clinched a record-extending seventh Champions...

Supporters of the Paris Saint Germain soccer team celebrates on the Champs Elysee in Paris, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 after his team won 3-0 against RB Leipzig. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

36 arrests as France celebrates historic PSG victory

Aug. 19, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Euphoria mixed with tension as France celebrated Paris Saint-Germain's historic victory in the Champions League semifinal, lighting up the Champs-Elysees with cheers and flares and drawing tear gas. Police arrested 36 people in Paris after throngs at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe degenerated...

Lyon players celebrate after winning the Champions League quarterfinal match against Manchester City at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Franck Fife/Pool Photo via AP)

France vs Germany semis mark Champions League power shift

Aug. 16, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Emmanuel Macron was quick to appropriate France's unexpected Champions League prowess for political purposes. “In Brussels, as on the pitches," the French president tweeted. "France and Germany, engines of Europe!” The most powerful voices in European Union...

Lyon's Moussa Dembele, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal match between Manchester City and Lyon at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Franck Fife/Pool Photo via AP)

Lyon stuns Man City 3-1 to reach Champions League semifinals

Aug. 15, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Lyon stunned Manchester City to reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in a decade, with Moussa Dembélé scoring twice for the French outsiders Saturday to seal a 3-1 win that sets up a meeting with Bayern Munich. City, one of the most expensively...

French Interior minister condemns arson attempt at a mosque

Aug. 13, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister on Thursday condemned on Thursday an arson attempt at a mosque in the French city of Lyon. Gerald Darmanin denounced in a tweet “anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian acts” as “stupid and heinous," less than a week after another fire damaged...