Hugo Lloris handed ban and £50,000 fine for drink-driving charge

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has been fined £50,000, plus costs and a victim surcharge, and banned from driving for 20 months after appearing at Westminster magistrates’ court on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Frenchman caught police attention when he was spotted “veering” across Gloucester Place in central London in a new Porsche Panamera, doing 15mph in a 30mph zone, and going through a red light in the early hours of 24 August. Westminster magistrates’ court heard officers spotted vomit in the car, which was carrying an unnamed passenger, while Lloris, of East Finchley in…

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Sunderland consider suing absentee duo Didier Ndong and Papy Djilobodji

Sunderland are considering legal action against the club’s record £13.6m signing Didier Ndong and his teammate Papy Djilobodji, both of whom remain awol, for allegedly devaluing themselves. Djilobodji, an £8m former Chelsea centre-half, had permission to miss pre-season training in July but the 29-year-old failed to clock in last month and returned only last week, when tests indicated his fitness levels were significantly sub-standard. Ndong, meanwhile, a 24-year-old Gabon international signed from Lorient of France two years ago, last week posted poolside pictures on Instagram, though they have since been deleted.…

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