Sport Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects another PSG bid for Yohan Cabaye

Newcastle accepted a bid from the French side understood to be in the region of £20m

Patrice Evra moving on from World Cup 'scar'

Patrice Evra concedes he will always "live with the scar" of his role in France's World Cup debacle last year but is nevertheless determined to become a positive force for Les Bleus in the future.

Lille reject English way to threaten French elite

They might boast wealthy co-owners but, four points clear in the race for the title, <i>Les Dogues'</i> rise is a triumph for long-term planning

Evra and Rib&#233;ry return for France

France coach Laurent Blanc has included Patrice Evra and Franck Ribéry in his squad for next Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier in Luxembourg, while also recalling the Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.

Franck Ribery hits back at Raymond Domenech

Former France coach Raymond Domenech should have spoken to the players about their World Cup mutiny, not months later in the media, Franck Ribery said on Thursday.

Ferguson: We need just 10 more victories and the title is ours

Sir Alex Ferguson believes 10 more victories would clinch the title for Manchester United, with 84 points "definitely" enough to win it. The unbeaten run is assuming an increasing psychological significance in the journey towards a 19th title, with the immediate prospect of overtaking the club record 29 games without defeat, set in the Treble-winning season of 1998-99, at Wolves this evening.

James Lawton: Berbatov now has one foot in Ferguson's pantheon

Sir Alex Ferguson says "bloody football" and has a pocketful of exhibits to support the proposition. But who would have thought that by the end of this season – and maybe his 12th winning Premier League title campaign – they would include the resurrection of Dimitar Berbatov?

History of epic battles with Juventus shows a formidable opponent

Mancini was a boyhood fan of the Old Lady - but he has stood up to the Turin club as both a player and coach

Liverpool mull January bids for Lille stars Rami and Gervinho

Liverpool are are examining a group of players at the French side Lille, with the central defender Adil Rami a possible target for January, according to sources in France.

James Lawton: Italian may now believe he can't help England

One complaint against Fabio Capello after England's undressing by France at Wembley is that his body language is losing much of its old intensity. He no longer strides into the technical area bristling with rage and indignation. He doesn't snort volcanically, as he did in Cape Town a few months ago, and say that he simply didn't recognise his team.

Liverpool's fury over Gerrard

Reds accuse Capello of reneging on agreement as midfielder suffers injury in England's defeat to France

Slick France give England's new generation a reality check

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James Lawton: Benzema helps France recreate verve and style of their glorious past

Of course, in England we like to say the entire team is drawn from Europe's dominant league but we know what a small percentage that really represents

Gerard Houllier reveals interest in Karim Benzema

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has confirmed his interest in Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

James Lawton: Blanc is right: It's too hard for kids to get Premier League break

A precocious player can be promoted too quickly, but too often in English football the opposite is true

English clubs stifle young French talent, says Blanc

Laurent Blanc, the coach of France and a former Manchester United player, believes that promising teenagers should think twice before joining a big club in the Premier League, as it may just lead to years on the bench.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system