• Belgium Jul 28, 2019

    A Star Is Born at the Tour: 22-Year-Old Champion Egan Bernal

    The skies over Paris were yellow, ignited by a glorious golden sunset. The partying fans’ shirts were yellow, Colombians making themselves at home on the Champs-Elysees. But the yellow that counted most was the iconic jersey that fit so snugly on the slim shoulders of Egan Bernal. His crowning Sunday as the Tour de France’s youngest post-World War II champion,...

  • lawyer Jan 24, 2019

    Italy Ordered to Pay Amanda Knox Damages Over 2007 Questioning

    Europe’s human rights court on Thursday ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox financial damages for police failure to provide legal assistance and a translator during a long night of questioning following the Nov. 1, 2007, murder of her British roommate. But the court said there was insufficient evidence to support claims of psychological and physical mistreatment at the hands of...

  • Mayor Dec 16, 2018

    France’s Strasbourg Remembers Victims of the Christmas Market Attack

    People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week’s shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five. French authorities said a Polish man died in a Strasbourg hospital Sunday, one of a dozen people wounded in last Tuesday’s attack. Poland’s...

  • Twitter Jul 5, 2017

    Tour de France Favorite Sagan Disqualified After Causing Crash

    Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified from cycling’s showcase event. Hours after Tuesday’s crash in a chaotic sprint finish to Stage 4, Cavendish’s Team Dimension Data said on its Twitter feed that “Unfortunately, @MarkCavendish has been...

  • Commissioner Jun 23, 2017

    Knicks Look Overseas for Help With No. 8 Pick

    Phil Jackson again looked overseas for the answer to the New York Knicks’ woes.

  • spokesman Jun 26, 2015

    FIFA: Blatter Not Making U-Turn on Pledge to Leave Office

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not made a U-turn on his plans to leave office, the governing body said Friday. FIFA responded after Swiss daily Blick reported comments made by Blatter late Thursday at an event to thank construction workers at FIFA’s new museum in Zurich. Blatter said that he technically did not resign on June 2 but had pledged...

  • spokesman Jun 26, 2015

    Swiss Court Denies Bail Release for Detainee in FIFA Case

    Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court has rejected a request for release on bail by one of the seven men arrested on corruption charges last month in a raid on FIFA’s luxury hotel in Zurich. The Swiss court said “there was a risk that the appellant would abscond if released.” The court did not identify the man, who was among seven football...

  • spokesman Jun 11, 2015

    FIFA Communications Chief Leaves Job Amid Corruption Scandal

    FIFA’s top spokesman left his job on Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament. Communications director Walter De Gregorio, closely tied to the embattled president since 2011, abruptly exited FIFA three days after telling a joke about soccer’s governing body on a TV talk show. Meanwhile, FIFA announced that its executive committee...

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