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The stock market debut of Coupons.com brought out bargain-seekers on Friday, shooting the online discount firm up a stunning 87 percent. The digital coupon firm, which raised $168 million in its public offering, had doubled at one point in trading but still ended with a remarkable opening-day gain, closing at $30 after its offering price of $16 a share.
French giants Marseille's hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League suffered a huge blow with a 1-0 defeat at home to struggling Nice in the Cote d'Azur derby on Friday. Marseille coach Jose Anigo had complained before the game about the quick turnaround just 48 hours after Wednesday's international friendlies. And his fears proved justified as the former European champions produced a poor display and fell to Valentin Eysseric's sumptuous 66th-minute free-kick. But he insisted the lack of suspended striker Andre-Pierre Gignac played a greater role.