Paris Saint-Germain kick off Ligue 1 title defence at Lille
Paris Saint-Germain kick off Ligue 1 title defence at Lille

French champions Paris Saint Germain raise the curtain on their title defence at Lille in a televised Friday evening game in early August, the French Ligue 1 organisers said on Thursday.

Lille forced to pay compensation to Genk over Origi transfer
Lille forced to pay compensation to Genk over Origi transfer

French side Lille must pay compensation of 300,000 euros ($336,000, 217,000 pounds) to Belgian club Genk in relation to the signing of Divock Origi, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Monday. 

Free-scoring PSG poised to hold off Lyon in Ligue 1 title race
Free-scoring PSG poised to hold off Lyon in Ligue 1 title race

They have spent most of the season playing catch-up, but the Ligue 1 title is Paris Saint-Germain`s to lose after their 3-1 defeat of Metz on Tuesday moved them three points clear of Lyon at the top.

No Euro hangover as PSG hit Lille for six
No Euro hangover as PSG hit Lille for six

Paris Saint-Germain quickly got back on track after their Champions League loss to Barcelona as Ezequiel Lavezzi netted a hat-trick in a resounding 6-1 win over Lille at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

Lille keep European hopes alive with Bordeaux win
Lille keep European hopes alive with Bordeaux win

Nolan Roux was on target as Lille grabbed their third consecutive Ligue 1 victory with a 2-0 win over Bordeaux on Sunday to close on European places.

PSG appeal Zlatan Ibrahimovic ban to French Olympic Committee
PSG appeal Zlatan Ibrahimovic ban to French Olympic Committee

Paris Saint-Germain are appealing against Zlatan Ibrahimovic`s four-match ban to the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF), France`s highest sporting authority, sources confirmed to AFP on Tuesday.

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Airbus enthusiastic about 'Make in India' initiative: PM Narendra Modi
Airbus enthusiastic about 'Make in India' initiative: PM Narendra Modi

After receiving support of his government's 'Make in India' initiative from Airbus facility and clicking selfies with students at French space centre CNES, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday pay homage to the 10,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I.

PSG deplore `severity` of Ibrahimovic ban
PSG deplore `severity` of Ibrahimovic ban

Paris Saint-Germain on Friday deplored the "severity" of the four-match ban handed down on Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the Professional Football League (LFP) for his comments attacking France and its referees.

PM Modi to visit memorial for Indian soldiers in France

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay homage to the thousands of Indian soldiers killed in WWI at a memorial in the French city of Lille and will also visit the southern city of Toulouse during his visit to France beginning on Thursday evening.

Ligue 1: Lille stun Lyon and give PSG massive boost
Ligue 1: Lille stun Lyon and give PSG massive boost

 Ligue 1 leaders Lyon suffered their first defeat in 12 matches on Saturday, going down 2-1 at Lille to leave second-placed Paris Saint-Germain trailing by just two points with a game in hand.

Eden Hazard signs new contract with Chelsea
Eden Hazard signs new contract with Chelsea

Belgian star Eden Hazard on Thursday signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with English Premier League leaders Chelsea. He joined the London-based club for a reported £32m from Lille in 2012, and has since became an integral part of manager Jose Mourinho's side.

Laurent Blanc warns Marco Verratti over `stupid` behaviour
Laurent Blanc warns Marco Verratti over `stupid` behaviour

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti must improve his persistently poor behaviour, coach Laurent Blanc warned on Saturday.

Holders PSG reach another League Cup final
Holders PSG reach another League Cup final

Paris St Germain stayed on course for a record-extending fifth League Cup trophy when they won 1-0 at Lille in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

Strauss-Kahn's 'pimping' trial dominated by political intrigue

The pimping trial of ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was dominated today by hints of conspiracy and political intrigue as his lawyers argued the case was based on a secret, state-ordered probe into the former presidential frontrunner.

Ligue 1: Dimitar Berbatov keeps Monaco push on track
Ligue 1: Dimitar Berbatov keeps Monaco push on track

Dimitar Berbatov kept Monaco`s Ligue 1 and European hopes on track Saturday with a 1-0 victory at Lille which kept the Principality side in touch with the leaders.

French sport honours victims of Paris attacks
French sport honours victims of Paris attacks

A minute's silence will be observed ahead of all French football, rugby and basketball matches this weekend as the world of sport moved to honour the 12 victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack on Thursday.

Lille out of French Cup at first hurdle
Lille out of French Cup at first hurdle

Lille suffered more disappointment in a frustrating season on Saturday as they were knocked out of the French Cup at the first hurdle by Ligue 1 rivals Bastia.

Marseille go into winter break as Ligue 1 leaders
Marseille go into winter break as Ligue 1 leaders

Thanks to a second-half goal from Michy Batshuayi in his first start for Marseille, the French Ligue 1 leaders beat Lille 2-1 to end the year on top.

Michy Batshuyai ensures Marseille finish year top of the table
Michy Batshuyai ensures Marseille finish year top of the table

Belgian striker Michy Batshuyai repaid Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa`s faith in giving him his first start by scoring the decider in the 2-1 win over Lille on Sunday to guarantee they top the table going into the New Year.