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Skateboarding does not need Games validation, says Hawk

Aug 10 2019

CHELLES, France Skateboarding does not need the prestige of Olympic status, and it could inadvertently harm the sport's counter-cultural standing, skateboarding great Tony Hawk said on Saturday.

Americans descend on Lyon hoping to witness 'Tour de Four'

Jul 07 2019

LYON, France Americans on scooters, Americans in cafes, Americans in bars, Americans draped in flags and George Washington wigs, Americans in starred bandanas and cowboy hats, all red, white and blue, filled Lyon on Sunday ready to celebrate a fourth World Cup. | Video

Kimonos and colossal bows fill Valentino's colorful catwalk

Jul 04 2019

PARIS Italian designer Pierpaolo Piccioli went for an explosion of bold colors at Valentino's Haute Couture collection, switching from mustard yellow to fuchsia to azure with supermodel Gigi Hadid walking in purple.

Armani Privé sends pastel rainbow gliding down Paris runway

Jul 03 2019

PARIS Gems, tulle, rainbow feathers and sparkling details illuminated the runway in Giorgio Armani Privé's dreamy haute couture collection on Tuesday. | Video

Giambattista Valli skips the runway for floral fashion foray

Jul 01 2019

PARIS Known for his ultra-feminine, silhouette-driven gowns, couturier Giambattista Valli shook up Haute Couture fashion week in Paris on Monday with a botanic-inspired collection displayed not on models, but on mannequins.

Americans in Paris give World Cup red, white and blue passion

Jun 28 2019

PARIS They came in their numbers and America's 'soccer moms' - and dads and sons and daughters - played their part on a night when the highest profile game of the women's World Cup delivered a big-time atmosphere.

'They don't get bigger than this': Fans gear up for France-USA showdown

Jun 28 2019

PARIS Paris' Parc des Princes stadium can hold 48,000 people at full capacity and every seat is expected to be taken on Friday night as hosts France take on the U.S. defending champions in a highly anticipated women's World Cup quarter-final.

France-U.S. showdown in Paris cauldron keeps women's World Cup burning

Jun 27 2019

PARIS High stakes, high heat, high turn-out and high expectations -- the U.S. women's soccer team have declared themselves ready for a high-profile women's World Cup quarter-final against hosts France in Paris on Friday.

FIFA defends VAR ahead of women's World Cup quarter-finals

Jun 26 2019

PARIS FIFA on Wednesday defended its VAR review system, saying referees had reached a 98% accuracy rate in decision-making during the group stage of the women's World Cup in France.

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