Cycling – Tour de France | Creamy cheese in ‘Venice of the Alps’

At long last, it’s time to climb. But while the Tour de France’s cyclists face the first of a triple-header of mountain stages in the Alps,

Boxing | Joshua to fight Povetkin in London in September

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed

World Cup 2018 | Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

Antoine Griezmann’s father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward’s mother is of Portuguese descent. Paul Pogba’s parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe’s dad

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the

Belgium finishes 3rd, defeats England 2-0

For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals. At least they hope. The Belgians

Boxing | Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Manny Pacquiao won for the 60th time with his first stoppage in nine years, and made a proclamation. “This is it. I am back in boxing,”

World Cup 2018 | Sexism tops racism as a fan problem in Russia

SEXISM has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia, according to anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA. Fans harassing female broadcasters

World Cup final preview | Youthful, energetic French vs experienced Croats

Sunday, 11:00 p.m. France v Croatia H 2, D 3.34, A 5 A World Cup of surprises concludes with a final of contrasts. Powered by the dynamism of Kylian Mbappe,

Croatia in final for first time, beats England 2-1

Croatia’s legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free

Croatia president celebrates win at NATO summit

It has been a successful NATO summit for Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The World Cup took care of that. With a come-from-behind 2-1 win over favored

Analysis | With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty

It’s good the French make lots of Champagne, because with the trophy-winning potential of its team that will play in the World Cup final on Sunday, they

World Cup 2018: France 1, Belgium 0 | Les Bleus advance to final against Croatia or England

They’re young, they’re brash and they’re collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title. Kylian

Tennis | Goerges, Kerber aim for all-German Wimbledon final

It’s been 87 years since two German women played in a Wimbledon final. Julia Goerges likes the sound of a repeat, though. “It sounds crazy to

This Day in History | 1977 – Gay paper guilty of blasphemy

The Gay News and its editor Denis Lemon have been found guilty of blasphemous libel in the first case of its kind for more than 50 years.

World Cup 2018 | Can Southgate rouse England before Croatia match?

Thursday, 2:00am Croatia v England H 3.75, D 3.15, A 2.38 It’s time for Gareth Southgate to come up with a big speech of his own.

The Buzz | Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a glittering nine-year spell in Spain. Madrid says it has

Briefs | Spain appoints Luis Enrique as coach

Spain’s football federation says former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has been appointed to take charge of the national team. He replaces Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve

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