French tycoon acquitted of fraud in huge arbitration case
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court has acquitted the flamboyant French tycoon Bernard Tapie of fraud over a 404 million-euro ($452.5 million at the current exchange rate) payment linked to the sale of...
PSG without Cavani, Draxler, Neymar against Marseille
PARIS (AP) — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain will be without striker Edinson Cavani and winger Julian Draxler against bitter rival Marseille on Sunday, a clash between France's two biggest...
PARIS (AP) — French tycoon Bernard Tapie is facing a criminal trial over a fraudulent 404 million-euro ($450 million today) arbitration package linked to his sale of sportswear company Adidas in...
Garcia determined to help Marseille win 2nd European trophy
LYON, France (AP) — Marseille coach Rudi Garcia is determined to help Marseille continue what he calls its "fantastic love affair" with European football.
Marseille remains the only French side to win the Champions League, back in 1993, and will be playing in its fifth European final when they take on Atletico Madrid for the Europa League trophy on Wednesday.
Marseille hosts Saint-Etienne in real French derby
PARIS (AP) — Forget "Le Classique" and stay tuned for the biggest grudge match in French soccer.
The real French derby pits Marseille and Saint-Etienne, the country's two most decorated clubs, who meet Sunday at the Stade Velodrome.
Key events in the financial scandal that embroiled Lagarde
PARIS (AP) — Here are the key events in the financial scandal and investigation that Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, will stand trial for.
February 1993: Businessman Bernard Tapie sells his majority stake in sportswear company Adidas through French bank Credit Lyonnais. Tapie claims the deal was mismanaged and begins a long legal battle with the bank to claim damages.
June 2008: Lagarde appointed minister of finance and...
IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial in French arbitration deal
PARIS (AP) — France's top court has ruled that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial in France over a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 400 million euros to a politically-connected business magnate.
Lagarde, who was French finance minister at the time of the deal in favor of tycoon Bernard Tapie, is accused of negligence in the case. She has denied wrongdoing.
A special court ruled in December that Lagarde should stand trial, but...