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Tour de France: Chris Froome says he will go for a fifth title in 2020

Chris Froome enjoyed the last of his four Tour de France wins in 2017Britain’s Chris Froome has confirmed that he will go for a record-equalling fifth Tour de France title in 2020.The Team Ineos rider is training again after being seriously injured during the Criterium du Dauphine last June.Defending champion Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas,…

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Six Nations: France coach Fabien Galthie unveils squad with 19 uncapped players

Ollivon started France’s opening try in an eventual 20-19 defeat by Wales in the World Cup quarter-finals in JapanSix Nations: France v EnglandDate: Sunday 2 February Venue: Stade de France, ParisCoverage: Live video, audio and text on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website and app Fabien Galthie has marked the…

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ATP Cup: France earn opening win, victories for Japan and Argentina

Gael Monfils, ranked 10th in the world, is France’s leading playerTop-30 ranked pair Benoit Paire and Gael Monfils won their singles matches to ensure France opened their ATP Cup campaign with victory over Chile.On day two of the inaugural tournament in Brisbane, Paire opened with a 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-3 win over Nicolas Jarry.Monfils sealed…

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England 17-15 France: Red Roses win as Lydia Thompson scores late try

Emily Scarratt reached 500 points for England, despite seeing an early try ruled outAutumn internationals: England v FranceEngland (6) 17Try: Thompson Pens: Scarratt 4France (8) 15Tries: Sansus, Boujard Con: Tremouliere Pen: TremouliereLydia Thompson scored a last-minute try as an error-strewn England beat France 17-15 in a thriller in Exeter.Jessy Tremouliere’s penalty and Laure Sansus’ try…

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England 17-15 France: Red Roses win as Lydia Thompson scores late try

Emily Scarratt reached 500 points for England, despite seeing an early try ruled outAutumn internationals: England v FranceEngland (6) 17Try: Thompson Pens: Scarratt 4France (8) 15Tries: Sansus, Boujard Con: Tremouliere Pen: TremouliereLydia Thompson scored a last-minute try as an error-strewn England beat France 17-15 in a thriller in Exeter.Jessy Tremouliere’s penalty and Laure Sansus’ try…

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England v France: Marlie Packer to win 70th cap as Red Roses make one change

England have won 10 of 11 games in 2019Autumn internationals: England v FranceVenue: Sandy Park, Exeter Date: Saturday, 16 November Kick-off: 13:10 GMTCoverage: BBC Sport live text coverage.England flanker Marlie Packer will win her 70th cap when the Red Roses face France in Exeter on Saturday. England kicked off their autumn internationals with an impressive…

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Fed Cup: France beat Australia in Perth to end 16-year wait

France won the Fed Cup for the third time but for the first time since 2003France won the deciding doubles rubber to claim a first Fed Cup title since 2003 in Perth, Australia.Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-3 to seal a 3-2 victory, denying Australia a first Fed…

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Scotland v France: World Cup warm-up – all the build up

SummaryFrance beat Scotland 32-3 in Nice last SaturdayScots also to play Georgia twice before World CupLine-upsScotland15Hogg14Seymour13Harris12P Horne11Maitland10Russell9Laidlaw1Reid2Turner3Nel4Cummings5Skinner6Wilson7Watson8ThomsonSubstitutes16Stewart17Dell18Berghan19Gilchrist20Barclay21G Horne22Hutchinson23KinghornFrance15Ramos14Penaud13Guitoune12Fickou11Raka10Lopez9Dupont1Poirot2Guirado3Slimani4Lambey5Vahaamahina6Iturria7Ollivon8AlldrittSubstitutes16Chat17Baille18Setiano19Taofifenua20Camara21Serin22Ntamack23Medard

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Scotland v France: Debut for Blade Thomson as hosts change 14

Scarlets’ Blade Thomson missed a large chunk of his Pro14 debut season with concussionWorld Cup warm-up: Scotland v FranceVenue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 24 August Kick-off: 13:10 BSTCoverage: Listen live on Radio Scotland & online; text commentary on BBC Sport website & appBlade Thomson makes his Scotland debut and fly-half Finn Russell returns for…

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France 32-3 Scotland: Gregor Townsend’s men crushed in Nice

A first-half surge had the hosts 20-3 up at the break against Gregor Townsend’s ScotlandWorld Cup warm-up: France v ScotlandFrance (20) 32Tries: Raka, Medard 2, Alldritt, Dupont Con: Lopez 2 Pens: LopezScotland (3) 3Pens: HastingsScotland’s World Cup build-up got off to a poor start as they were crushed by an impressive France side in Nice.The…