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Manuel Valls accused Dieudonne M'bala M'bala of trying to bankrupt himself to avoid the charges
With his trademark gesture hitting headlines, John Lichfield profiles the man behind it
The hearts of many are easily swayed by the actions of just a few talented athletes
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns
This time last year, Albion were embarking on a run that would see them almost setting the pace in the Premier League, rattling off five wins in their first seven matches, nine in their first 13, allowing Steve Clarke to discover how it feels when life turns difficult for a manager with the considerable insurance of points in the bank.
The England U21 player scored on the opening weekend
Striker caps his England debut winner with late goal to stun The Hawthorns
Last season’s Championship Player of the Year, Matej Vydra has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan from Udinese.
The former Chelsea striker has returned to the Premier League, but is far from the peak of his powers
Swansea City are prepared to spend almost £20 million on the forward Wilfried Bony and the midfielder Tom Ince.
On the morning of Wednesday 2 July 2003, Tim Henman was preparing for a crucial Wimbledon quarter-final and David Beckham had signed for Real Madrid, but both were elbowed off the top of the sports pages by a little-known Russian businessman.
The Uruguyan international has been in sensational form this season
The Reds won 3-0 at QPR yesterday
Houllier is convinced the centre, the FA's Clairefontaine equivalent, will produce future stars
Last July he became the most expensive football player of all time – racking up a little over €171m (£137m) in combined transfer fees on signing for his seventh club, Paris Saint-Germain – and last week he was widely hailed as having scored the greatest goal ever … What's not to love about Zlatan Ibrahimovic?
Edwin van der Sar will sit down to watch Manchester United's Premier League showdown with Chelsea on Sunday still feeling a little pang of regret at no longer being involved.