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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has been in dominant form so far in Italy

Lewis Hamilton sets pace again ahead of qualifying at Italian Grand Prix

Northern Ireland can seal qualification to the Euro 2016 finals on Monday

No nerves as history awaits Michael O'Neill and Northern Ireland

Cyrus Christie was the Republic of Ireland's unlikely goalscoring hero

Shay Given says Republic mustn't take Georgia lightly in key Euro 2016 qualifier

Eoin Morgan's England are out to level up in the ODI series at Lord's

Liam Plunkett replaces Mark Wood as England bowl first in second ODI

Katherine Grainger has qualified for the Rio Olympics

Katherine Grainger secures spot at fifth Olympic Games

Illness and exertion could take their toll on Andy Murray

Andy Murray battles illness ahead of Thomaz Bellucci clash

Serena Williams is refusing to get drawn into the excitement over a calendar year Grand Slam

Serena Williams plays down focus on calendar Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal will end 2015 without a grand slam title for the first time since 2004

Rafael Nadal vows to stay positive after US Open exit at hands of Fabio Fognini

Cyrus Christie, pictured, did not lose any sleep over his competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland

Cyrus Christie unfazed at prospect of Republic start in Euro 2016 qualifier

Gordon Strachan was disappointed but highlighted that setbacks happen

Gordon Strachan: Setbacks happen and Scotland will bounce back

Rafael Nadal, pictured, lost to Italian Fabio Fognini in the US Open third round

Fabio Fognini fights back from two sets down to topple Rafael Nadal at US Open

Jon Wilkin was influential on his return for St Helens.

Brian McDermott sees jaded Wembley winners Leeds Rhinos suffer Super 8s defeat

Jamie Vardy will start for England

Jamie Vardy dressed down by FA but kitted up for England

Andy Murray had to come from two sets down to beat Adrian Mannarino at the US Open

Andy Murray admits gruelling opener could take its toll

James Taylor hit 49 for England in the first one-day international

England batsman James Taylor is confident of earning his stripes

Tom Wood wants England to be "physical and abrasive" against Ireland

Tom Wood calls on England forwards to go back to basics

Wayne Rooney, centre, on England's pre-match visit to the San Marino Stadium

Wayne Rooney eager to cap England career with major trophy

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, pictured, and Nico Rosberg were in a league of their own at Monza

Lewis Hamilton pleased with Pirelli shift over tyre pressures

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Michael O'Neill is mobbed by Kyle Lafferty following the striker's goal in Torshavn

Michael O'Neill says Northern Ireland won't slip up with qualification in sight

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan saw his side suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Georgia

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan: "We didn't do enough to win the game"

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill (left) swiftly turned his attention to Monday's clash with Georgia

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has Georgia on his mind

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan reacts to his team losing to Georgia

Strachan's sorry Scotland suffer painful Euro 2016 qualifier loss in Georgia

IOC president Thomas Bach has pledged financial support for refugees

IOC announces emergency fund to help refugee crisis

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Robbie Keane scored twice in a few minutes against Gibraltar

Robbie Keane's brace helps Republic of Ireland to comfortable win over Gibraltar

Tom Makinson scored St Helens' opening try at Headingley

St Helens open Super 8s account with victory over under-par Rhinos

David de Gea's expected move to Real Madrid from Manchester United collapsed on Monday

Manchester United accuse Real Madrid of "clumsiness" in David De Gea saga

Mitch Marsh is determined to 'beat England in England'

Mitch Marsh: England's attacking style could mean wickets for Australia

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Johanna Konta, pictured, upset ninth seed Garbine Muguruza at the US Open

Johanna Konta savours record-breaking US Open win over Garbine Muguruza

Aaron Ramsey, centre, says Wales qualifying for a major tournament will fulfil a career ambition

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey aims to fulfil career ambition against Israel

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Eoin Morgan's men were beaten by the world champions

Captain Eoin Morgan insists England will learn from defeat to Australia

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt believes Brad Barritt, pictured, can help England form a formidable midfield

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt impressed by England midfield selection

Wales manager Chris Coleman said team spirit was behind his side's 1-0 victory in Cyprus

Chris Coleman hails team spirit after Wales take big step towards Euro 2016

Manager Gareth Southgate was pleased with the performance of his newly-constructed under-21 side

Gareth Southgate satisfied with new recruits after narrow win for Young Lions

Sir Alex Ferguson, centre, lifting the Premier League in 2013

Sir Alex Ferguson admits approach to discipline could have cost him titles

England will occupy the away changing room for Saturday's match against Ireland at Twickenham

England opt for away day at Twickenham for Ireland Rugby World Cup warm-up

Castleford say they have moved on from the Justin Carney affair

Daryl Powell pleased with Castleford display despite defeat at Huddersfield

Harry Kane is still looking for a goal this season

Harry Kane backs himself to prove doubters wrong for both Tottenham and England

Andy Murray had to dig deep to reach the third round

Andy Murray takes pride in comeback win over Adrian Mannarino

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, pictured, enjoys Gary Neville's punditry

Oxlade-Chamberlain: England players don't take Gary Neville criticism to heart

Lewis Hamilton does not think increasing tyre pressures is the way forward

Lewis Hamilton says it would be a 'disaster' if Pirelli puts tyre pressures up

Jermaine McGillvary was among the tries for Huddersfield

Jermaine McGillvary double helps Huddersfield sink Castleford

Gareth Bale scored Wales' winner in their 1-0 victory in Nicosia

Wales move a step closer to Euro 2016 thanks to Gareth Bale's winner in Cyprus

James Wilson celebrates his winning goal

James Wilson fires the winner for England Under-21s

Australia were comfortable winners in the first one-day international

Australia defeat England by 59 runs in first one-day international at Ageas Bowl

Tom Brady is a four-time Super Bowl winner and reigning Super Bowl MVP

NFL chief Roger Goodell vows to appeal after Tom Brady's ban is overturned

Johanna Konta, pictured, claimed a stunning win against Garbine Muguruza

Johanna Konta stuns Garbine Muguruza at the US Open

Greg Rutherford was a winner again in Zurich

Long jumper Greg Rutherford wins the Diamond Race

Ryan Sidebottom took three wickets in Somerset's second innings

Yorkshire close in on retaining their LV= County Championship title

Danny Blind's Netherlands were beaten by Iceland on Thursday

Danny Blind off to a dismal start as Holland lose ground

Pedro joined Chelsea instead of Manchester United in August

Chelsea forward Pedro: Manchester United snub had nothing to do with Van Gaal

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