French protests postpone sporting events

PARIS (AP) — The European handball federation has postponed two women’s European championship matches scheduled in France’s western city of Nantes because of Saturday’s anti-government protests.

Tournament organizers and the European federation say the Sweden vs. France and Serbia vs. Russia group games have been rescheduled to Sunday “due to planned demonstrations.”

The wave of protests has been playing havoc with the weekend’s sporting schedule. Six topflight soccer matches have also been postponed.