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Football: 'New boss' Bielsa sees Marseille edge late win

Former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa, who is widely tipped to take charge at Marseille, watched the struggling French giants clinch an 89th-minute winner for a 3-2 triumph at Montpellier on Friday. The 58-year-old Bielsa, who has also coached Chile and Althletic Bilbao in Spain and is favourite to succeed the besieged Jose Anigo, took his seat at Montpellier 45 minutes before kick-off. He then looked on as Marseille twice gave up a one-goal lead before going on to record their sixth away win of the season.

Football: Chelsea v Paris Saint-Germain factfile

Factfile on Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final in London on Tuesday, which sees PSG leading 3-1 from the first leg:

RugbyU: French Top 14 table

French Top 14 standings after Saturday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points): Montpellier 23 13 1 9 575 463 12 66 Toulon 23 13 1 9 575 400 11 65 Clermont 23 13 1 9 605 445 11 65 Castres 23 12 2 9 521 427 10 62 Racing-Metro 23 13 2 8 390 391 4 60 Bordeaux 23 12 0 11 532 494 10 58 Toulouse 23 11 1 11 475 406 12 58 Stade Francais 23 13 1 9 458 432 4 58 Brive 23 10 2 11 432 424 11 55

Football: Ayew hat-trick fails to spare Marseille from jeers

Fans jeered Marseille throughout their 3-1 Ligue 1 victory over rock-bottom Ajaccio despite a hat-trick from Andre Ayew. It was the 1993 European champions' first win since the end of February but wasn't enough to lift them above sixth place as they remain six points off a European qualification spot ahead of the weekend matches. Despite Ayew giving the hosts a third-minute lead with a delectable lob, fans vented their anger throughout following a month of March in which Marseille picked up just two points out of a possible 15 -- the worst record in the league.

Football: Ramsey in line for Arsenal return

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could make his first appearance since December in Sunday's Premier League game at Champions League qualification rivals Everton, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Thursday. "Aaron and Nacho Monreal are back training with the squad, so that is good news," Wenger told the Arsenal website. "Hopefully they will be available for Sunday." Welsh midfielder Ramsey made a superb start to the season, scoring 13 goals in the first half of the campaign, but he has not featured since suffering a thigh strain at West Ham United on December 26.

Rugby Union: Entire Clermont squad tested for doping

Clermont's entire rugby union squad were drug tested on Thursday morning before the French Top 14 side meet English club Leicester in the European Cup quarter-finals on Saturday. "Commissioned by the IRB (the sport's governing body), testers from the AFLD (French anti-doping agency) arrived at the premises of ASM Clermont Auvergne, this morning," the club from central France said. The mass testing was carried out before the morning training session and disrupted the entire day's planning, the club said.

Rugby Union: Entire Clermont squad tested for doping

Clermont's entire rugby union squad were drug tested on Thursday morning before the French Top 14 side meet English club Leicester in the European Cup quarter-finals on Saturday. The mass testing was carried out before the morning training session and disrupted the entire day's schedule, coach Vern Cotter said. "Commissioned by the IRB (the sport's governing body), testers from the AFLD (French anti-doping agency) arrived at the premises of ASM Clermont Auvergne, this morning," the club from central France said earlier.

Football: Sagbo and Assou-Ekotto hit with FA 'quenelle' charge

Hull striker Yannick Sagbo and QPR loanee Benoit Assou-Ekotto were charged with improper conduct by England's Football Association on Tuesday for social media posts relating to the controversial 'quenelle' gesture. Meanwhile Manchester City's Samir Nasri and Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho both received warnings from the governing body for similar incidents. The 'quenelle', widely regarded as anti-Semitic, came to the fore when West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka made the gesture when celebrating a goal against West Ham on December 28.

RugbyU: French Top 14 table

French Top 14 standings after Saturday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points): Montpellier 23 13 1 9 575 463 12 66 Toulon 23 13 1 9 575 400 11 65 Clermont 23 13 1 9 605 445 11 65 Castres 23 12 2 9 521 427 10 62 Racing-Metro 23 13 2 8 390 391 4 60 Bordeaux 22 12 0 10 520 468 10 58 Toulouse 23 11 1 11 475 406 12 58 Stade Francais 23 13 1 9 458 432 4 58 Brive 23 10 2 11 432 424 11 55

RugbyU: French Top 14 results - collated

French Top 14 results on Saturday: Stade Francais 22 Racing Metro 32 Biarritz 34 Castres 34 Bordeaux 23 Perpignan 5 Montpellier 43 Bayonne 27 Oyonnax 40 Grenoble 13 Toulon 32 Toulouse 28 Friday Brive 26 Clermont 24 afp
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