Judo legend Teddy Riner only "satisfied" with record eighth world title
Judo legend Teddy Riner only "satisfied" with record eighth world title

A pensive Teddy Riner described himself as merely "satisfied" after claiming a record eighth title at the world judo championships in Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Michel Platini avoids FIFA talk, says in last term as UEFA chief
Michel Platini avoids FIFA talk, says in last term as UEFA chief

Michel Platini confirmed he was in his final term as UEFA president on Friday, whether he wins next year`s FIFA election or not.

Frenchman gored to death in Spain bull run
Frenchman gored to death in Spain bull run

A charging bull gored a Frenchman to death early Tuesday at a festival in eastern Spain, local authorities said.

Jerome Champagne ponders FIFA presidential bid, calls for voting system reform
Jerome Champagne ponders FIFA presidential bid, calls for voting system reform

Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne said he is considering whether to make another run for the presidency of soccer`s global governing body and called for whoever gets the job to heal the rift between Europe and the rest of the world.

Indonesia execution of Frenchman would damage relations: Hollande

 French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday urged Indonesia not to execute a Frenchman facing the death penalty for drug offences, warning that it would damage ties between the two nations.

Indonesian court rejects death row Frenchman`s appeal

 Indonesia`s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a Frenchman on death row for drug offences, taking him and a group of other foreigners closer to execution by firing squad.

Paris warns Indonesia of consequences if Frenchman executed

The French ambassador in Jakarta on Friday warned Indonesia that executing a Frenchman on death row on drugs charges would have "consequences" for the bilateral relationship.

Arsene Wenger praises 'battling' Arsenal display against Burnley
Arsene Wenger praises 'battling' Arsenal display against Burnley

Arsene Wenger`s Arsenal teams are known for their artistry over industry, but it was their battling qualities that impressed the Frenchman in their 1-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday.

Frenchman gets 3 years for helping girl, 14, try to join IS

A father of three who helped a 14-year-old girl try to join an Islamic State recruiter in Syria has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Renaud Lavillenie set to shine at European Athletics Indoor Championships
Renaud Lavillenie set to shine at European Athletics Indoor Championships

French pole vault star Renaud Lavillenie owns a world record that long seemed impossible to reach, but he will be hungry for more as the European Athletics Indoor Championships start in Prague on Thursday.

Francois Pervis takes hat-trick of world timetrial titles
Francois Pervis takes hat-trick of world timetrial titles

Frenchman Francois Pervis sent the home fans into rapturous delirium by securing a hat-trick of 1km time-trial titles at the World Track Cycling Championships on Friday.

Gilles Simon slams compatriot Jeremy Chardy, into ATP Rotterdam last eight
Gilles Simon slams compatriot Jeremy Chardy, into ATP Rotterdam last eight

Gilles Simon needed just 67 minutes to move into the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of fellow Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Thursday.

Bulgaria to extradite Frenchman who knew Charlie Hebdo attackers

Bulgarian court ruled Tuesday that a Frenchman who admits knowing the Charlie Hebdo attackers but denies being an Islamic extremist could be extradited to France following an arrest warrant issued by Paris.

Victor Dubuisson's birdie bonanza signals return to form
Victor Dubuisson's birdie bonanza signals return to form

Victor Dubuisson shot a flawless eight-under 64 in the third round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Saturday as the Frenchman appeared to have rediscovered his sparkling form of late 2014.

Arsene Wenger backed to stay at Arsenal by FIFA candidate
Arsene Wenger backed to stay at Arsenal by FIFA candidate

Long serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been give the royal seal of approval to continue in his post by the man seeking to head soccer`s world governing body.

AFC to back Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidency election
AFC to back Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidency election

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will support incumbent Joseph "Sepp" Blatter in the FIFA presidential election, its general secretary said Thursday.

Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger
Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR) in an English Premier League (EPL) encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1.

Algeria kills head of jihadists behind Frenchman`s beheading: TV

 An Algerian television network reported on Tuesday that the army has killed the head of the Jund al-Khilafa jihadist group behind the beheading of a Frenchman in September.

Jean-Eric Vergne replaces Pedro De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver
Jean-Eric Vergne replaces Pedro De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne has replaced Spaniard Pedro De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver, the Formula One team said on Friday.

Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run
Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on his in-form striker Karim Benzema on Friday as the in-form Frenchman looks to build on 11 goals in ten games at home to Celta Vigo this weekend.