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West Brom admit interest in Piquionne

West Brom have confirmed their interest in signing striker Frederic Piquionne who played a major role in Portsmouth reaching last season's FA Cup final.

Deschamps delight as Marseille clinch title

Didier Deschamps was delighted after an "extraordinary human adventure" culminated in his Marseille side being crowned Ligue 1 champions last night.

Olic fires Bayern into Champions League final

Lyon 0 Bayern Munich 3 (Bayern win 4-0 on aggregate)

Benzema denies under-age sex scandal reports

Karim Benzema's lawyer has denied allegations the Real Madrid forward had sexual relations with an under-age prostitute as reports continue to rage over a sex scandal concerning several France internationals.

Gourcuff unhappy with media criticism

Bordeaux midfielder Yoann Gourcuff has accused the press of causing his club's downfall from 2009 Ligue 1 champions to also-rans this campaign.

Robben gives Bayern the edge over Lyon

Bayern Munich 1 Lyon 0

France players backed in prostitute scandal

The French Football Federation has come out in support of players implicated in a sex scandal, claiming they believe the quartet are innocent until proven otherwise.

Peter Bills: Clubs should be lauded for ambition

Despite the negative reaction in a few quarters to my suggestion last week that the Heineken semi-finals ought to have been staged in far bigger stadiums, the evidence mounts of huge successes for clubs who have boldly taken ordinary club games to larger venues.

Lyon have Lloris to thank after reaching semi-finals

Bordeaux 1 Lyon 0 (Lyon win 3-2 on aggregate)

Benzema Pato swap deal dismissed

The agent of Real Madrid's France international striker Karim Benzema has rubbished rumours linking his client with a summer move to AC Milan.

Lisandro double gives Lyons edge

Lyons 3 Bordeaux 1

Lyon dominate French clash

Lyon 3 Bordeaux 1

Barcelona predict footballing spectacle

Holders Barcelona will face Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals in a re-run of the 2006 final - and sporting director Txiki Beguiristain does not expect either side to curb their attacking instincts.

Married MPs Ann and Alan Keen ordered to repay £1,500 expenses

Married Labour MPs Ann and Alan Keen were ordered today to repay £1,500 in expenses claimed for running a second home where they were actually living full-time.

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