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The France international has opted to remain at Lyon

Paul François claims that inhaling fumes from a Lasso sprayer left him with neurological problems.

US biotech giant guilty of poisoning French farmer

Campaigners call for review of herbicide use in Europe following landmark ruling

Holly Bleasdale is second on the world indoor all-time list

Bleasdale is going up in the world in time for London

Yelena Isinbayeva, the long-time pole vault queen, was in action in Volgograd on Saturday, preparing for the defence of her Olympic crown. She must be worried. A rising young British star is threatening to dethrone her.

Jack Dromey payments breached MP rules

The Labour MP Jack Dromey was today found to have breached Commons rules after he failed to register almost £30,000 in payments from the Unite trade union.

Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal sparked a dramatic collapse

Australia thump India to win second Test

Australia secured a 2-0 series lead over India by completing an emphatic innings-and-68-run victory midway through the final session on day four of the second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Shane Watson: The opener's sore calf means Australia's brittle top order stays the same

Australia add Harris to winning side and consider all-pace attack

Australia yesterday brought Ryan Harris into their squad for the second Test against India, adding a fourth pace option a day after bowling their way to victory in the opening match.

Tendulkar was bowled superbly by Peter Siddle for a dashing 73 from 98 deliveries, three balls before stumps at the MCG

Tendulkar falls short of landmark century

Australia 333 India 214-3

87,393 to spend Christmas in prison

More people than ever before will spend Christmas behind bars this year, figures showed today.

Arsenal have been drawn against AC Milan, the best team from the unseeded sides

Arsenal and Chelsea in nightmare Champions League draw

Chelsea and Arsenal must both overcome tough Italian tests in the last 16 of the Champions League after today's draw in Nyon.

New Zealand beat Australia by seven runsHobart, 12/11/1 - Australia were cruising at 159 for 2, chasing just 241 to win, until inspired swing bowling from unheralded Doug Bracewell turned the game on its head

Who said that Test cricket was dead?

New Zealand's dramatic victory inHobart is the latest in a string of thrilling finishes, writes Stephen Brenkley

It was New Zealand's first Test win over Australia since 1993

New Zealand edge Australia in Test thriller

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor admitted he "nearly had a heart attack" as Australia's last pair threatened to deprive his side of a first Test win over their rivals since 1993.

Fast track: The Mallard locomotive once beat the world for speed

Simon Calder: A new age of the train is dawning across Europe

The man who pays his way

No Uefa investigation into Lyon win

Uefa will not open an investigation at this stage into Lyon's thumping 7-1 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb after their own Betting Fraud Detection System did not detect any irregular betting patterns surrounding the match.

Investigation into ex-MP David Wilshire's expenses dropped

The Commons has dropped an investigation into a Tory ex-MP accused of paying more than £100,000 of expenses to his own company.

MP calls for Standards Commissioner to question Fox

Liam Fox last night faced the prospect of a fresh investigation into his relationship with best man and self-styled adviser Adam Werritty over claims that Mr Fox failed to declare donations to the House of Commons.

Fox to face second inquiry as he turns his fire on media

Liam Fox suffered another setback last night when it emerged that he faces a second inquiry into links with his friend and self-styled adviser Adam Werritty.

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