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6N: France scrumhalf Parra ruled out by knee injury

PARIS (AP) France scrumhalf Morgan Parra will miss the rest of the Six Nations because of a knee injury requiring surgery. His Clermont club says on Thursday that Parra will undergo arthroscopic surgery to fix a meniscus, and will be unavailable for up to six weeks. Parra was in France’s initial squad but knee pain ruled him out of the ...

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France rugby coach excludes players after night out drinking

PARIS (AP) France coach Jacques Brunel has excluded from his Six Nations squad several players who went out drinking after last weekend’s loss to Scotland. The French rugby federation says in a statement on Tuesday that Brunel left out the players from the group gathered to prepare France’s next game against Italy because ”they did not respect their international player ...

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6N: Scotland fights back to beat France 32-26

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Scotland rebounded from its mauling in Wales by fighting back to beat France 32-26 in Six Nations rugby at Murrayfield, with a string of successful penalty kicks by recalled scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw completing the turnaround on Sunday. Right winger Teddy Thomas crossed for two tries in the opening 27 minutes to help the French to a 20-14 ...

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6N: Scotland fights back to beat France 32-26

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Scotland rebounded from its mauling in Wales by fighting back to beat France 32-26 in Six Nations rugby at Murrayfield, with a string of successful penalty kicks by recalled scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw completing the turnaround on Sunday. Right winger Teddy Thomas crossed for two tries in the opening 27 minutes to help the French to a 20-14 ...

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Pouille beats Gasquet again to win Open Sud de France

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Second-seeded Lucas Pouille of France continued his hold over Richard Gasquet, beating him 7-6 (2), 6-4 Sunday to win the Open Sud de France for his fifth career ATP title. It was Pouille’s fourth straight win against Gasquet, who was playing his sixth straight final at the tournament. Gasquet won it in 2013, `15 and `16 but ...

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Mladenovic gives France 2-1 lead against Belgium

MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AP) Kristina Mladenovic rallied from 3-0 down in the second set to beat Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-4 and put France 2-1 up against Belgium in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday. Mladenovic, who leveled the contest with victory against Kirsten Flipkens on Saturday, broke serve in the fifth game of the second set and then again in ...

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Mladenovic gives France 2-1 lead against Belgium

MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AP) Kristina Mladenovic rallied from 3-0 down in the second set to beat Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-4 and put France 2-1 up against Belgium in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday. Mladenovic, who leveled the contest with victory against Kirsten Flipkens on Saturday, broke serve in the fifth game of the second set and then again in ...

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Fed Cup: Mladenovic levels for France against Belgium

MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AP) Kristina Mladenovic beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4 to draw France level with Belgium at 1-1 in their Fed Cup first-round match on Saturday. The 13th-ranked Mladenovic constantly pressured Flipkens’ serve, taking five of 11 break-point chances and beating the Belgian for the second time in two career meetings. Elise Mertens, ranked 20th, earlier swept aside Pauline Parmentier ...

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Gasquet advances to Open Sud de France quarterfinals

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet won a hard-fought all-French match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Thursday to reach the Open Sud de France quarterfinals. Gasquet, who played against his Davis Cup teammate for the first time on the main tour, prevailed 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 in more than two hours at the indoor tournament. ”The court is very fast, and ...

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6N: Laidlaw back as chastened Scots ring changes for France

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Greig Laidlaw will make his first start for Scotland in nearly a year amid six changes to the team for the home match against France in round two of Six Nations rugby on Sunday. Scotland coach Gregor Townsend reacted to the 34-7 thrashing by Wales last weekend by making three changes each in the forwards and the ...

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