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# heroes and villains

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Quiz: How well do you know your mythical figures?
How well do you know your Greek gods? Norse mythology? Irish heroes?
Sterling, De Bruyne and Gündogan on target as Man City ease past Aston Villa
Pep Guardiola’s side had Fernandinho sent off late on for a second yellow card at the Etihad.
'Smashing football' and self-doubt: Deadly Doug, the 'nearly' years and Aston Villa's Irish contingent
The recent passing of Doug Ellis brings back memories of the club’s push for success in the mid-90s.
Hourihane and Whelan the heroes as Aston Villa come out on top in six goal thriller
Aston Villa’s march towards promotion continued on Saturday with a 4-2 win away to Sheffield Wednesday.
3 Ireland players who had a good week and 3 who didn't
It’s been a mixed week for the Boys in Green, as they earned a vital point against Wales but also lost to Iceland.
3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international week
The team picked up six points from two games but encountered a few stumbling blocks along the way.
3 winners and 3 losers from the latest round of Ireland matches
Martin O’Neill’s side earned a hard-fought draw in Serbia on Monday night.
5 winners and losers from the Rio Olympics
Neymar scored in the 1-1 draw in the final against Germany and then converted the winning penalty to give the hosts a first-ever football gold.
How Aston Villa squandered the 1992/93 Premier League title & history changed forever
Ron Atkinson’s side looked set to claim the championship but fell away in the second half of the season.
3 winners and 3 losers from Ireland's latest gameweek
There were a couple of players that boosted their claims for a place at the Euros.
3 winners and 3 losers from Ireland's latest Euro 2016 qualifiers
Following Ireland’s vital 1-0 win, we look at who made positive and negative impressions over the course of this gameweek.
4 winners and 2 losers from the Ireland-Scotland game
Martin O’Neill and others whose stock has fallen after yesterday’s result.
5 Irish winners and losers in the Championship this season
Wes Hoolahan, James McClean and other internationals feature in our list.
3 winners and 3 losers from Ireland's clash with Poland
Shane Long and others who impressed in the green jersey on Sunday night.
Fernando Torres penalty seals Atletico's place in Champions League quarter-finals
Mario Suarez’ deflected first-half effort for Atletico secured the hosts a 1-0 win on the night and levelled the tie on aggregate.
Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s third round of games
Lionel Messi, Rafael Marquez and James Rodriguez are among the players to have caught our eye.
Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s second round of games
Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez are among those who have caught the eye.
Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup's first round of games
Arjen Robben, Oscar and Andrea Pirlo all feature in our team of the tournament so far.
Sing when you’re winning: here are your 2012 Six Nations Awards
Starring Ben Morgan, Julien Dupuy and Tracey Piggott…