Football: French giants end stand-off with Canal Plus

 Players and coaches from French champions Paris Saint Germain and bitter rivals Marseille will reply to questions posed by journalists from French television channel Canal Plus after ending a 10-day boycott on Monday.

Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine
Brazil's World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sold medal to buy cocaine

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.

Souleymane Diawara kept behind bars over extortion
Souleymane Diawara kept behind bars over extortion

The appeal court in Aix-en-Provence decided on Friday to keep Nice defender Souleymane Diawara behind bars for attempted extortion.

Top French clubs boycott TV over incriminating film
Top French clubs boycott TV over incriminating film

Top French clubs Paris Saint Germain and Marseille are boycotting a leading French broadcaster for showing film of incidents which led to bans for star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dimitri Payet.

Marseille title hopes dented by Bordeaux

Marseille missed the chance to close to within two points of Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Ligue 1 after slipping up 1-0 at Bordeaux in Sunday`s late game.

Three-goal Monaco up to third French Ligue 1
Three-goal Monaco up to third French Ligue 1

Monaco collected their fourth consecutive away win to leapfrog Marseille into third place in the French Ligue 1 on Friday with a 3-0 success at Caen.

Former Senegal defender Souleymane Diawara detained by French police
Former Senegal defender Souleymane Diawara detained by French police

French police took former Senegal international Souleymane Diawara into custody on accusations that he assaulted a man who tried to defraud him, an investigation source said Friday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear before disciplinary commission
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear before disciplinary commission

Paris Saint-Germain frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic will appear before the French Professional Football League`s (LFP) disciplinary commission for calling France "a shit country" and insulting a referee.

Monaco fail to close in for Champions League place
Monaco fail to close in for Champions League place

Fourth-placed Monaco were held to a 0-0 draw with Montpellier on Tuesday in a rescheduling round 25 match to miss the chance of closing the gap in Ligue 1 title race. a media report said on Wednesday.

Saint-Etienne next in epic PSG trophy hunt
Saint-Etienne next in epic PSG trophy hunt

Paris Saint-Germain face eight games in 23 days as they chase four trophies, beginning with a French Cup semi-final against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

Four Marseille fans in custody after Ligue 1 clashes
Four Marseille fans in custody after Ligue 1 clashes

Four Marseille supporters have been taken into police custody after violent clashes between fans and police forces in the lead-up to the French football league match between arch-rivals Marseille and Paris-Saint Germain, police said Monday.

PSG bus struck by missiles ahead of Marseille clash

A bus carrying Paris Saint-Germain players to Marseille`s Velodrome Stadium on Sunday was struck by objects thrown including a golf ball which smashed a window.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumoured to have applied for US visa
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumoured to have applied for US visa

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has applied for a US visa, according to a Swedish media report on Sunday, stoking speculation about his future with the Ligue 1 champions.
 

Lyon top Ligue 1 to put pressure on PSG, Marseille
Lyon top Ligue 1 to put pressure on PSG, Marseille

Lyon reclaimed top spot in Ligue 1 on Saturday with a 3-1 win at 10-man Guingamp putting the pressure on fellow challengers Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille who go head-to-head on Sunday.

PSG coach Laurent Blanc unhappy at scheduling of Marseille clash
PSG coach Laurent Blanc unhappy at scheduling of Marseille clash

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Saturday hit out at the decision to schedule his side`s crunch clash with Marseille, known as the Classique, for the weekend immediately after an international break.

Lyon eye Marseille forward Gignac
Lyon eye Marseille forward Gignac

Ligue 1 leaders Lyon launched an all-out charm offensive on France and Marseille`s Andre-Pierre Gignac Thursday, as both the club`s president and coach admitted interest in signing the forward in June.

Alain Casanova`s long reign as Toulouse coach ends
Alain Casanova`s long reign as Toulouse coach ends

Alain Casanova`s seven-year reign as coach of Toulouse ended on Monday with his sacking by the struggling Ligue 1 side.

Morgan Amalfitano signs new deal with West Ham United
Morgan Amalfitano signs new deal with West Ham United

West Ham midfielder Morgan Amalfitano signed a new two-year contract with the Premier League club on Friday.

Domestic duties beckon as PSG bid to recapture Ligue 1 summit
Domestic duties beckon as PSG bid to recapture Ligue 1 summit

Paris Saint-Germain turn their attention back to domestic duties following their midweek European heroics as they look to recapture the Ligue 1 lead from Lyon at Bordeaux on Sunday.

Marseille back with a bang in French title race
Marseille back with a bang in French title race

 Marseille`s swashbuckling 6-1 away win at Toulouse on Friday put them firmly back in the Ligue 1 title race after coach Marcelo Bielsa rang the changes.