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Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

The rain dripped from the peak of his cap as another vicious squall hit Royal Portrush. From beneath the brim, Tiger Woods pursed his lips and swung through the deluge. The white ball soared into the cobalt sky, like a tracer round towards the left side of the seventh fairway stretching out below. Woods had…MORE

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Golf is hard. And as if to prove the point, David Duval and Rory McIlroy both showed that even past Open champions can be made to look like weekend hackers. Duval, the winner in 2001, notched up a sizeable 14 on the seventh hole, while 2014 champion McIlroy opened with a four-over-par eight at the…MORE

The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

Not so long ago the notion of staging a huge sporting event such as the Open Championship in a land infamous for bloodshed and violence was unthinkable. The political and social situation during the period known as the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland made it just too difficult and too dangerous. “It was beyond the realms…MORE

Craig Fallon, former world judo champion, dies aged 36

Craig Fallon, former world judo champion, dies aged 36

The judo community has paid tribute to former world and European champion Craig Fallon after his death at the age of 36. Fallon, who was head of coaching at Welsh Judo, was crowned -60kg world champion in 2005, the third and most recent British judoka to achieve the feat. He then went on to claim…MORE

Matthijs de Ligt completes $84.3 million Juventus move

Matthijs de Ligt completes $84.3 million Juventus move

Matthijs de Ligt, the 19-year-old Ajax captain who led the Dutch side to the Champions League semifinals, has completed his move to Juventus for a fee of $84.3 million. A product of Ajax’s famed youth academy, De Ligt becomes the fourth most expensive signing of the summer transfer window so far. According to a statement…MORE

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