Kevin Garside

Sports writer for The Independent

Boxers making weight is a safety issue

The world of sport holds its breath. The anti-boxing lobby voices the familiar, stinging chorus of “We told you so”. And at the centre of the crisis, Nick Blackwell lies inert in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors doing their utmost to bring back a fighter suffering the consequences of his trade.

McIlroy will tackle Spieth on the greens

Northern Ireland’s world No 3 is trying out a new method to try to improve his putting stroke as he tries to take back top billing from the American with the first major of the season approaching next month at Augusta

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