Veteran pairing Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut booked France’s place in another Davis Cup final as they won the doubles to seal the champions’ 3-0 victory over Spain in their World Group semi-final on Saturday.
Thierry Henry will not be the next coach of Bordeaux, with the French club’s president confirming to AFP on Tuesday that negotiations had broken down.
Britain’s Geraint Thomas sealed his maiden Tour de France victory on Sunday after the 21st and final stage won by Norway’s Alexander Kristoff.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, of the Quick Step team, soloed to victory on the Tour de France 16th stage Tuesday after capitalising on a late crash by Britain’s Adam Yates (Mitchelton).
Defending champion Chris Froome said he is ready to sacrifice a record-equalling fifth Tour de France victory if it helps Sky teammate Geraint Thomas claim his maiden yellow jersey.
Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Ireland’s Dan Martin, of the UAE team, capped a daring, late attack on the steep Mur de Bretagne climb to snatch victory on the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
When France line up for their World Cup semi-final French great Thierry Henry will stare back at them from the Belgium bench—and Les Bleus can’t stop talking about it.
British cyclist Chris Froome was cleared by cycling’s world governing body on Monday of any wrongdoing after he tested positive for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol and he is free to race in this year’s event, which starts on Saturday.
Yet to find their form in Russia, France meet an Argentina side on Saturday that – despite Lionel Messi’s presence – barely scraped through the group stage. It seems that, in this battle of the disappointments, Les Bleus may well have the edge.