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france wins euros opener

PARIS — France made a perfect start to the European Championship on Friday, with its national team beating Romania and its security forces ensuring that everyone stayed safe at the Stade de France.

Seven months after the stadium was a target of the attacks that claimed 130 lives across Paris, the host nation opened the 24-team tournament with a late 2-1 victory over Romania.

Midfielder Dimitri Payet provided the cross for Olivier Giroud to head in France's first goal in the 58th minute and then scored a spectacular late winner after Bogdan Stancu had tied the score from the penalty spot.

Copa America: Arturo Vidal scored his second goal of the game on a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time and Chile kept alive its hopes of advancing with a 2-1 victory over Bolivia in Group D play at Foxborough, Mass. Defending Copa America champion Chile ended a three-game losing streak. Bolivia has lost six straight and has allowed at least two goals in each of its past 12 games.


More legal trouble for teamless Manziel

Johnny Manziel's offseason of trouble took another turn when he was served with legal papers while he was leaving a Los Angeles club on Wednesday.

"Thank you, bro, I appreciate it," Manziel was caught saying to the process server on video by celebrity news website TMZ.

The papers were believed to be related to Manziel being sued over damages to a rental home in the Hollywood Hills that the owner says was caused by the quarterback and his entourage in April.

Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, is without a team after being released by the Browns in March and an agent in the wake of offseason troubles that have included extensive partying and an indictment on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.


olympics: Thunder guards Russell Westbrook and James Harden joined the list of NBA players saying they won't play for the defending champion U.S. team in August's Olympics. … Defending men's tennis champion Andy Murray will lead a four-member British team at the Games that includes brother Jamie Murray, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson.

tennis: Top seed Roger Federer beat German qualifier Florian Mayer 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-1) for a place in the Mercedes Cup semifinals at Stuttgart, Germany. He faces third seed Dominic Thiem, who beat him in Round 3 of the Italian Open before Federer went on a month-long break that included the French Open because of a back injury.

WNBA: Cappie Pondexter reached 6,000 career points to help Chicago beat host Indiana 73-64. Pondexter scored 10 points to become the seventh player in WNBA history to reach the milestone.

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