Only a few days ago, the "rock star" economist Thomas Piketty had the world at his feet. He had lectured at the White House, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.
He is the newest member of the latest incarnation of the Pretenders (sort of).
Labour's lead over the Conservatives has narrowed to just one point according to the latest Opinium/Observer poll, while Ukip stands firm at near record levels.
With Frank Lampard’s future in doubt, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for a new midfielder.
The new film about Pulp documents the final day of the 2011-12 reunion tour, as the band prepares to play their home town at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.
Nigel Farage's Ukip is to target at least 20 parliamentary seats at the next general election, using his party's success in Thursday's council elections as the launch pad for an all-out assault on the House of Commons, party officials have revealed.
Facebook's nascent Newswire service was the first to identify the shooter in a mass murder Friday night in California, finding a photo of a black BMW on the alleged killer's page that matched license plates with a car at the scene hours before the man was identified.
Benik Afobe has more love for Real Madrid game-winner Gareth Bale, than penalty-coverter Cristiano. Real beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in Champions League final.
Luis Suarez is confident that he will regain his full fitness in time for next month’s World Cup.
Robin van Persie has more to benefit from the appointment of Louis van Gaal than most.
England will have representatives from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and others in Brazil.
Hull City, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool and Fulham feature.
Steve Bruce has travelled to watch Filip Djordevic this week ... but he has not been in the best of form.