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Bucks ride Antetokounmpo to victory in 1st regular-season game played in France

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 on Friday night in the first NBA regular-season game in France.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to AC Milan to help rescue ailing club

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is returning to help his struggling former club AC Milan, which is reeling from a humiliating defeat and languishing way behind city rival Inter Milan.
Roundup

Night of big comebacks in Champions League as group leaders begin to emerge

On a night of big comebacks in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 Tuesday while Chelsea erased a three-goal deficit to draw 4-4 against nine-man Ajax.
Preview

After long wait, Canada opens rugby World Cup with critical match against Italy

In a Rugby World Cup group containing three-time champion New Zealand and two-time winner South Africa, the realistic option for the other teams is third place. The winner of Canada vs. Italy on Thursday at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium would go help towards securing that, with Italy already 1-0.

IAAF's Sebastian Coe won't speculate on Coleman's alleged missed doping tests

In a wide-ranging interview, IAAF president Sebastian Coe discussed U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman's reported missed drug tests, the Russian doping scandal and South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya's case.
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

China back on track with win over lowest-ranked South Africa

China is back on track at the Women's World Cup after a 1-0 win against South Africa on Thursday.
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Argentina earns 1st-ever point after scoreless draw with Japan

Argentina held former champion Japan to a 0-0 draw Monday to earn its first-ever point in the Women's World Cup.
FRENCH OPEN

Defending champ Nadal, Federer breeze into quarter-finals in Paris heat

Rafael Nadal is through to the quarter-finals after beating unseeded Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 in their first-ever meeting. Roger Federer, chasing a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title, also swept unseeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer.

Fabio Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

On the clay courts where he once practised as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

'I had nothing to lose': Fabio Fognini ousts Nadal to reach Monte-Carlo final

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.

Canada's Denis Shapovalov falls in first round of Monte-Carlo Masters

Denis Shapovalov's clay-court campaign got off to a poor start as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.

Khachanov stuns Djokovic in Paris final, deprives him of record-matching win

Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic the chance on Sunday of matching Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters titles.

Vettel prevails in Belgian Grand Prix to trim rival Hamilton's F1 lead

​Sebastian Vettel made a crucial early overtaking move on Lewis Hamilton to win the crash-marred Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Recap

Belgium caps comeback with last-second goal to move into quarter-finals

Nacer Chaldi capped a comeback from a two-goal deficit when he scored in the fourth minute of injury time to give Belgium a 3-2 victory over Japan on Monday and a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Recap

Coutinho, Neymar power Brazil past Costa Rica in injury time

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 Friday at the World Cup. Brazil has four points heading into its final group game against Serbia on Wednesday.