French Ligue 1 news

WASHINGTON (AP) Outfielder Juan Soto was brought up by the Washington Nationals, at 19 becoming the youngest player in the major leagues.

DALLAS (AP) The final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson has started after a four-hour rain delay.

BALTIMORE (AP) Justify keeps showing something new each time he races.

May has not been the kindest month for Christian Villanueva, but the Padres third baseman seems to be turning it around.

MADRID (AP) Fernando Torres bid farewell to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid by scoring twice in the team's 2-2 draw against Eibar in the final round of the Spanish league on Sunday.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Something had to be done to NASCAR's annual All-Star race, which had stopped being special years ago. A bunch of drivers circled around Charlotte Motor Speedway in cars too difficult to pass for the lead, so whoever had the clean air raced to an easy $1 million prize.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. He was 80.

Jankowski talks about 'simplifying' his approach at the plate

PITTSBURGH (AP) Josh Harrison has been activated from the disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates after missing five weeks with a broken left pinkie, a week less than originally forecast.

MILAN (AP) There was no great escape for Crotone this year as it lost 2-1 at Napoli on Sunday in the final round of the Serie A season to drop to Serie B.

AS Saint-Etienne host a familiar old foe in Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday as they look to continue their impressive revival in 2018.

Nîmes Olympique secured promotion to Ligue 1 Conforama on Friday, marking their return to the top flight after a quarter of a century away.

The LFP and Kaisa Culture Sports and Tourism Group are happy to announce the signature of a major six-year contract for the development of Ligue 1 Conforama in China.

Paris Saint-Germain could not conceal their delight at lifting the Coupe de la Ligue for a fifth successive year, while AS Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim acknowledged the influence of former charge, Kylian Mbappé.

Paris Saint-Germain won a fifth successive Coupe de la Ligue with Kylian Mbappé playing the starring role and Edinson Cavani scoring twice in their 3-0 defeat of AS Monaco on Saturday.

Julian Draxler wants Paris Saint-Germain to show the football world they are "a great team" by dominating AS Monaco in Saturday's Coupe de la Ligue final, the Germany international has told This is Paris on BeIN SPORTS.

Rony Lopes has told The Ligue 1 Show on BeIN SPORTS you should never write off AS Monaco as the Ligue 1 Conforama champions prepare for Saturday's Coupe de la Ligue final with Paris Saint-Germain.

Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco put their Ligue 1 Conforama challenges on hold to collide in Saturday's Coupe de la Ligue final in Bordeaux with both teams determined to swell their trophy cabinet.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery and his staff are yet to rule Angel Di Maria - injured on duty with Argentina - out for the Coupe de la Ligue final against AS Monaco at the Matmut Atlantique in Bordeaux on Saturday night.

Check out how Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco clinched their places in Saturday's 24th Coupe de la Ligue final at the Matmut Atlantique in Bordeaux.

The LFP is pleased to announce that German legend Jürgen Klinsmann will be a special guest at the 24th final of the Coupe de la Ligue, to be played between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco in Bordeaux on Saturday, March 31.

Signed by Paris Saint-Germain last summer, Kylian Mbappé will play his second consecutive Coupe de la Ligue final against boyhood club AS Monaco on Saturday, April 31.

Referee Clément Turpin will preside over the 24th Coupe de la Ligue final at the Matmut Atlantique on Saturday, March 31.

A few days out from the Coupe de la Ligue final, emblematic football brand Umbro and the LFP have unveiled the 2018-19 version of the Coupe de la Ligue ball.

Jérôme Rothen and Ludovic Giuly, former teammates at AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, will give the fictive kick-off for the 24th the Coupe de la Ligue final.

There was no miracle comeback for Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, a 2-1 second-leg defeat at home to Real Madrid seeing them lose their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie 5-2 on aggregate.

The best goals, the best saves and the most interesting moments from an action-packed round of matches - check out our Best of Week 28 round-up.

Check out our comprehensive, match-by-match STATS-powered statistical analysis of all the Ligue 1 Conforama Week 28 action - post-game notes and exhaustive team and individual statistics - right here.

AS Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim is already preparing for the final against PSG after Falcao's double handed AS Monaco a semi-final 2-0 win over Montpellier, whose coach Michel Der Zakarian lamented a poor start.

AS Monaco booked a second-straight Coupe de la Ligue final berth against PSG by besting Montpellier 2-0, a first-half double from Colombia striker Radamel Falcao doing the damage at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday night.