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# Hope

All time
# Recovery
Fabrice Muamba 'a long way' from playing again
The Bolton player’s recovery continues, after he suffered an on-field cardiac arrest in March.
# Your Say
Poll: Is there still hope for Ireland at Euro 2012?
Should we call everyone back from Poland now, or keep our spirits high and shock Spain?
# linchpin
Doubt?: Chiellini's Euro preparation disrupted by thigh strain
The Italian centre half is expected to be fit just in time for the meeting with Spain. The same goes for Montolivio, De Rossi and Giovinco.
# Hope
Waiting game: Ferris named in Ulster squad to face Munster
Stephen Ferris faces a race against time if he is to shake an ankle injury before Sunday’s trip to Thomond Park.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you more hopeful for Catholic Church after Visitation findings?
The Vatican-sent panel of Catholic officials say that there are “signs of hope” for the future of the Church here. Do you agree?
# Hope
Liverpool can still qualify for Champions League, says Gerrard
The club captain believes his side can emulate Arsenal’s recent fine form.
# Focus
Hurdles: O'Rourke quietly confident in Olympic build-up
London 2012 is ‘the one you wanna nail’ says Derval O’Rourke, but for the moment the Douglas athlete is concentrating on her next hurdle in Istanbul.
# Hope
LA Galaxy pencil in November return date for Robbie
Robbie Keane will be fit for Ireland’s play-off game against Estonia if his club’s latest predictions are correct…
# Hope
Two in a row: Niland makes it to the US Open
Limerick’s Conor Niland qualifies for his second straight grand slam tournament, overcoming Matwe Middelkoop in three sets.
# east africa
"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis
A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.