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Plzen are yet to lose a game this season having won 12 and drawn two, and they will be hoping to keep that record intact despite the arrival of Pellegrini's star-studded City side

Basketball: GB on verge of history

Great Britain stand on the brink of reaching the second round of EuroBasket for the first time in the modern era after an 81-74 victory over Germany on Sunday.

Chef’s table: Casa Marcelo in Santiago de Compostela

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If you’re thinking about taking a culinary-focused European autumn break, searching out the gastronomic treasures of France or Italy will no doubt spring to mind. But following in the footsteps of some of Europe’s top chefs can help you unearth less obvious destinations.

Dominique Strauss-Kahnv served as the director of the IMF from 2007 until 2011

Shamed IMF boss Strauss-Kahn may return as Serbia’s financial guru

Balkan state keen to recruit French  politician to aid its ailing economy

Kyle Edmund (pictured) is one of two British men to receive a wild card, along with James Ward

Teenager Kyle Edmund handed Wimbledon wild card

Twenty-four hours after he talked about his dream of playing at the All England Club, Kyle Edmund learned he had been handed a wild card into the main draw at Wimbledon, which begins on Monday week.

Stunningly repugnant: Elpida Hadzi Vasileva's installation for the Republic of Macedonia at Venice Biennale is made from albino rat skins, butterfly cocoons and 4 live rats

Art review: 55th Venice Biennale, Various venues outside the Giardini, Venice

Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.

Sports Direct buys two retailers in Austria and Baltics

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has stepped up its plans to conquer Europe by acquiring two retailers in Austria and the Baltics.

In The Studio: Jasmina Cibic, artist

'I didn't know how to make films, so I taught myself: but that's what artists do'

Blood feuds are becoming a theme of Aminatta Forna’s work

Review: The Hired Man, By Aminatta Forna

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Tory MP Brian Binley

Tory's bonfire of the policies heats up Coalition marriage

Our diarist humbly suggests Brian Binley MP is not David Cameron's biggest fan

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Andre Villas-Boas stands firm over Hugo Lloris following goalkeeper's error for Tottenham

Andre Villas-Boas brushed off Didier Deschamps' latest barb over Hugo Lloris after the Tottenham goalkeeper made his first high-profile error in last night's 3-1 win over Maribor.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Tom Huddlestone asks Tottenham fans to be patient amid Andre Villas-Boas changes

Tom Huddlestone has told Tottenham's disgruntled fans they must be more patient as the team are still adapting to the changes made by Andre Villas-Boas.

No operation needed for Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele

Mousa Dembele will not have an operation on his injured hip and could return for Tottenham's north London derby against Arsenal, manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed today.

Spurs: Jan Vertonghen, £10m from Ajax

Jan Vertonghen concerned about Tottenham injury list ahead of Southampton clash

Jan Vertonghen hopes injuries do not prevent Tottenham getting back to winning ways at Southampton this weekend.

Gareth Bale in action for Tottenham

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale returns from paternity leave to face former club Southampton

Tottenham's Gareth Bale will return from paternity leave to face former club Southampton on Sunday.

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