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Hamilton unfazed by double points

Lewis Hamilton is determined not to feel negative about the looming double-points scenario at the final grand prix

Lewis Hamilton is determined not to let the spectre of double points on offer in the final grand prix impact on his mindset over the final few weeks of the season.

Relieved Williams halts Ronnie run

Mark Williams, right, finally got the better of Ronnie O'Sullivan, left

Mark Williams claimed his first victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in a ranking event for 12 years at the International Championship in China.

Hoops to contest Tonev ban

Celtic's Alexandar Tonev has been given a seven-game ban

Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.

Hart calm about City 'stumble'

Joe Hart believes Manchester City can quickly snap out of their poor run of form

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart insists there is no need to panic about his side's form after their winless run was extended to three matches with defeat to Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.

Djokovic and Federer ease through

Novak Djokovic, left, and Roger Federer both secured their places in the quarter-finals in Paris

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both safely progressed to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris while Andy Murray claimed the victory that secured his place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.

FSE set for UEFA talks

UEFA president Michel Platini will be asked to exempt away fans from stadium closures imposed for racism

UEFA will be urged on Friday to exempt away fans from the ban on attending matches in stadiums closed due to racism.

Hayes keen to work in men's game

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is open to working in the men's game

The only female manager in the Women's Super League top flight has revealed she would love to test herself in the men's professional game.

Murray clinches London place

Andy Murray, pictured, outclassed Grigor Dimitrov in Paris (AP)

Andy Murray secured his place at next month's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with a highly impressive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters.

No Balotelli concerns for Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, left, has no concerns over Mario Balotelli, right

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he has "no concern" about Mario Balotelli and that the controversial Reds striker does not need any kind of protection from provocation.

Bianchi remains critical but stable

Jules Bianchi's condition remains "critical but stable"

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital following his horrific accident at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, his family said on Thursday.

Smith upbeat over fitness

Matty Smith says he will definitely play against Australia

England scrum-half Matty Smith insists he will be fully fit for Sunday's Four Nations clash with Australia and says his Wigan skipper Sean O'Loughlin is confident of lining up alongside him.

Redknapp leaps to Ferdinand defence

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has defended Rio Ferdinand, pictured, after his three-match ban

Harry Redknapp has launched a staunch defence of Rio Ferdinand, labelling the QPR defender a "top-class person" despite his three-match Football Association ban.

Burgess relishing union challenge

Bath's new recruit Sam Burgess could potentially line up for England in next year's World Cup

Sam Burgess has revealed that his high-profile, six-figure switch of rugby codes was based on "the challenge" that will await him - and not next year's World Cup in England.

Levy leads in Shanghai

Alexander Levy has a one-shot lead after the first round in Shanghai

France's Alexander Levy made the ideal start to his bid for a third European Tour title of the season - and second in China - in the BMW Masters on Thursday.

Cahill: Drogba is back to his best

Gary Cahill believes his Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba, pictured, is a goal threat

Gary Cahill has warned Chelsea's title rivals that Didier Drogba is back to his best after scoring three goals in the last three games for the Barclays Premier League club.

Koeman: We deserved to win

Southampton's Graziano Pelle scored twice against Stoke on Wednesday

Ronald Koeman felt Southampton deserved the late winner from Graziano Pelle that sent them through to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Stoke.

Squad rotation key for Pochettino

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino saw his side beat Brighton 2-0

Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane must remain patient despite the striker scoring once again as Tottenham saw off Brighton in the Capital One Cup fourth round clash.