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17 July 2018 2:16 AM Mbappe's World Cup winnings going to charity: report

According to Sports Illustrated, 19-year-old soccer phenom Kylian Mbappe earned about $US22,500 for each of France's seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around $US350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia. In total, he'll take in more than $US500,000 for his highly successful month in Russia. But he apparently won't be keeping 6

15 July 2018 9:39 PM The world's best celebration: a very Gallic victory

Paris: Late in the second half of the World Cup final, a man walked his little dog past the throng watching on a makeshift outdoor screen at Le Saint Gervais in the Marais district of Paris, seemingly indifferent to the triumph at hand. From where I watched, clinging to a high fence, the World Cup final was for Parisians not so much a matter of life and death 9

7 July 2018 8:03 AM France take full control in beating Uruguay

Without Edinson Cavani (calf injury), Uruguay lacked the one-two punch that has struck fear into opponents. Luis Suarez was largely on his own and wasn’t a factor. France went ahead in the 41st minute when Griezmann served a free kick from 30 yards away. Varane made a crossing run and met the ball in the heart of the penalty area, flicking a header to the far corner 15

1 July 2018 4:04 PM Froome intent on Tour de France defence despite 'ban' by organisers

Paris: Chris Froome is intent on defending his Tour de France title even if the owners of cycling's biggest race want to prevent the four-times winner from appearing in this year's event due to an ongoing doping investigation. The Team Sky rider, who last week said he had every right to defend his title from July 7, tested positive for excessive levels 11

26 June 2018 12:00 AM Cricket ACT chief Cameron French stands down

Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French has stood down as Canberra gears up for its "biggest summer in history". French has accepted a senior position with the Australian Sports Commission after three years at the helm of Canberra cricket's governing body, but he will continue in his role at Cricket ACT until August 3. "I am immensely proud of the achievements 13

17 June 2018 2:42 AM The rights and wrongs of VAR decision are now irrelevant for the Socceroos

All the anger, debate and discussion about the intervention of the VAR and the awarding of the penalty to Antoine Griezmann in the 60th minute is now academic. The rights and wrongs of the decision - and several Australian players didn't agree with it and many believe it only shows how the use of VAR is ruining the game - no longer matter. What does matter 6

14 June 2018 7:39 AM Nabbout in the box seat to spearhead Australia's attack against France

However, it's not just the Dutchman who has publicly recognised the threat of Nabbout, but France coach Didier Deschamps. The former World Cup-winning captain singled out the strength and aggression of Nabbout as one of Australia's main attacking weapons, despite likely not knowing anything about the forward just three months ago. "To be recognised by him is pretty 18

9 June 2018 4:27 PM French Open: Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to break grand slam duck

Simona Halep was close to tears on Saturday after ending a long wait for herself and an even longer one for Romania by winning the French Open. The world number one, who had a reputation for collapsing when it mattered after losing three Grand Slam finals including two in Paris, finally put her hands on a major title after showing great determination 14

7 June 2018 9:40 PM Stephens trumps Keys to reach French Open final

Sloane Stephens maintained her perfect record against fellow American Madison Keys as she blazed into the French Open final with a 6-4 6-4 win on Thursday in a repeat of last year's U.S. Open final. In the first all-American Roland Garros semi-final since 2002, the 10th-seeded Stephens stayed composed throughout as Keys, who has not won a set against 13

7 June 2018 3:29 PM Simona Halep keeps the dream alive at Roland Garros

Simona Halep has reached her third French Open final and held on to the world No.1 spot with victory over Garbine Muguruza. The Romanian is yet to win a grand slam title but looks ominously ready to break her duck at Roland Garros. Muguruza had hammered Maria Sharapova in the quarter-final but Halep was a different proposition entirely — and it seemed 16