James Corrigan

James Corrigan writes about golf and other sports for The Independent.

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Warren Gatland (left) enjoyed being Sir Ian McGeechan’s Lions No 2 in 2009

Lions close on coach Gatland for 2013 tour

Warren Gatland does not yet have the Triple Crown, the Six Nations title or the Grand Slam this season. But just two games into this Championship and it already appears he has sewn up the Lions' head-coaching job.

Differing emotions for Phil Mickelson (left) and Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach

Playing Tiger is my inspiration, says Mickelson

As if Tiger Woods doesn't face a big enough challenge to regain his former predominance, one of the biggest punchbags of his hegemony claims to be inspired whenever he is in his presence. Phil Mickelson is the former whipping boy who has finally grasped hold of the whip.

'It's a good sign that we can lose key players and not let it affect us'

Gone are the days when Wales would lose one of their superstars and wither in the fallout. Warren Gatland's young side saw not only their captain fantastic fall to injury but also their most potent weapon. Yet still they emerged victorious.

Alex Cuthbert, of Wales, breaks through the Scottish defence to score a try yesterday

Cuthbert fires up Dragon dreams of Triple Crown

Wales 27 Scotland 13: Bullocking young wing steps up to the plate with North injured as lethal Halfpenny sets Wales on road to glory at Twickenham

Pearce offering: Fabio Capello has thumbed a lift back to Italy while Stuart Pearce has already got caught up in a race storm

The Last Word: If Harry can't get England out of jail, we may as well throw away the key

It is the six noughts, not the Three Lions, which will be tempting Hiddink & Co

Warren Gatland explains his new hardline approach yesterday

Wales told they will pay for yellows

See a silly yellow card, see a serious month's wages disappear down the toilet.

Rhys Priestland: 'If you don’t want to hear what people have to say you shouldn't turn up for games'

Rhys Priestland: Praise for North star

The Wales No 10 may not be getting his kicks but he's not concerned... he plays with George North

Robert Rock is in Dubai to take on most of the world's best players

Rock aims to stay on a roll until the Masters

One weekend you are beating Tiger Woods, the next you are sleeping on the M25. There are some things Robert Rock has not been able to account for as he returns to the Arabian Desert to resume his assault on the golfing elite.

Woods believes in 'the art of controlling the body and club and swinging the pendulum motion'

Woods demands worldwide ban on the use of belly putters

Tiger Woods last night called on the golfing authorities to ban belly putters. His view is bound to cause reverberations across the sport, particularly as the former world No 1 revealed he has been in talks with the Royal and Ancient "for a number of years".

Gordon D’Arcy fails to stop Jonathan Davies scoring a try during Wales’ last-gasp win

Halfpenny holds nerve to complete Wales' lucky escape

Ireland 21 Wales 23

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Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
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2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
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The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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