PARIS (Reuters) - When Yannick Noah sparked joyous celebrations around France in 1983 by hoisting the Musketeers' Cup, no one in the country would have guessed that the wait to see the next home-grown men's champion would last at least another 35 years.
PARIS (Reuters) - When Maria Sharapova last played the French Open in 2015, she did so as defending champion.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Wallabies and Queensland Reds prop James Slipper has been banned for two months after testing positive for cocaine twice, Rugby Australia (RA) said on Thursday.
EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - World champion Justin Gatlin will miss Saturday's highly anticipated 100 metres showdown with silver medallist Christian Coleman because of a hamstring injury, Gatlin's manager said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - When a respected tennis analyst suggested recently that an underarm serve could be an effective weapon in halting Rafael Nadal's annual rampage on clay most just chuckled.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.
(Reuters) - Once one of the most glamorous names in North American sport, the New York Cosmos are today living on football's Skid Row, a fourth division club playing on school grounds left behind, largely unwanted and forgotten.
(Reuters) - Webb Simpson gets back in the saddle after a week off at the Fort Worth Invitational on Thursday on a course with similarities to the scene of his emphatic Players Championship victory.
(Reuters) - Few things have fazed Liverpool's defensive tyro Trent Alexander-Arnold this season so it is no surprise that he is taking the prospect of keeping Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo under wraps in the Champions League final firmly in his stride.
SOFIA (Reuters) - Fan violence caused the second match of the Bulgarian basketball league's playoff final between hosts Levski Lukoil and Balkan Botevgrad to be abandoned on Wednesday after the home fans threw objects and attempted to attack the visiting team's players.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta said he was moving to Japan and indicated he was signing for J-League side Vissel Kobe, posting a picture of himself on social media with the club's owner, Hiroshi Mikitani.
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One has dispensed, since the beginning of the year, with female models parading on the starting grid but sponsors have been quick to fill the gap.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top executive of USA Gymnastics apologised during a congressional hearing on Wednesday to hundreds of female athletes who were sexually abused by longtime team doctor Larry Nassar and declared that "those days are over."
MONACO (Reuters) - Romain Grosjean has not scored points for nine races but the French Formula One driver played down his misfortunes on Wednesday.
KOLKATA (Reuters) - Skipper Dinesh Karthik's rearguard half-century and astute marshalling of his bowlers helped Kolkata Knight Riders eliminate inaugural winners Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in a see-saw Indian Premier League (IPL) contest on Wednesday.
MONACO (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel says Formula One rookie Charles Leclerc, tipped as the four-times world champion's future Ferrari team mate, deserves the hype.
MILAN (Reuters) - Napoli appointed the much-traveled and hugely successful Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach on Wednesday, handing him the job of trying to end Juventus' dominance of Serie A.
(Reuters) - Annika Sorenstam has fond memories of becoming the first woman in 58 years to play in a PGA Tour event, but feels the future of golf is for men and women to compete with and not against each other.
(Reuters) - Former world number one Rory McIlroy is hoping he can channel memories of his 2014 victory at Wentworth to inspire him at this week's BMW PGA Championship and beyond.
KIEV (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is happy to admit he is far from the best tactician around but if his side beat Liverpool in Saturday's Champions League final he will become the only manager ever to win three consecutive European Cups.
(Reuters) - UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin criticised his FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino's plans to create two new tournaments as "highly cynical and ruthless mercantilism" and accused the global body of selling the soul of the game.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand during the national anthem played before the start of the game.
(Reuters) - Italy's Elia Viviani claimed his fourth win of the Giro d'Italia on Friday after edging a bunch sprint on the 17th stage at Iseo as the rained poured down, with Britain's Simon Yates retaining the overall lead.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland named a strong squad for next month's tour of Australia as coach Joe Schmidt opted against resting some of his Six Nations grand slam winners in favour of building further momentum ahead of next year's World Cup.
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton and his rivals expect to go quicker than ever around Monaco's metal-fenced streets this weekend once they get to grips with the new hypersoft tyres.
(Reuters) - Costa Rica were one of the surprise packages of the 2014 World Cup but, having failed to build upon that success, it is hard to see Oscar Ramirez's side performing similar heroics in Russia.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government asked parliament on Wednesday to approve spending of up to 994 million Swiss francs (749 million pounds) on a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Stability off the field and consistency on it have both been elusive for South Korea and while coach Shin Tae-yong says they will show their "true power" during the World Cup, another early exit would come as no surprise.
BERLIN (Reuters) - There is only one thing on Germany's mind going into the World Cup and that is to defend their title and become the first team in more than half a century to do so.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Drawn in a qualifying group with France and Netherlands and then pitted against Italy in a playoff, few would have tipped Sweden to make it to the World Cup finals but the Scandinavians are full of surprises and there may be more to come in Russia.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Few national teams have experienced the ups and downs of Brazil over the last five years but the good news for fans of the selecao is that they are ascendant as Russia approaches.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - "I had a dream that didn't exist," says Barcelona and Netherlands forward Lieke Martens as she recalls her adolescent aspirations to be a professional player when women's football was a far cry from the booming sport it is today.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's state security service (SBU) on Wednesday warned of a possible cyber attack on state bodies and private companies ahead of the Champions League soccer final in Kiev on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Traditionalists once bemoaned the fact that the table-topper at the end of the regular English rugby season was too often unseated in the final but this year's Premiership decider between Saracens and Exeter feels absolutely right.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African talisman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, saying he was tired and wanted to step out while still at the top.
KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda has signed a sponsorship and tourism promotion deal with the English soccer club Arsenal, establishing a commercial bond with President Paul Kagame's favourite team, the Rwanda government said on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African test captain A.B. de Villiers, one of the most devastating batsmen of his generation, quit all forms international cricket on Wednesday, local agency News24 said, citing a social media post by de Villiers.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta is on the verge of signing for Japanese top-flight side Vissel Kobe, Spanish media said on Wednesday, reporting that the former Barcelona captain will announce the move officially on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Spaniard Unai Emery said he was excited to start a "new chapter" for Arsenal after becoming the Premier League club's first new manager for 22 years on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel on Wednesday will grill top executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the governing bodies of four sports on whether they have done enough to protect athletes from sexual abuse.