James Lawton is Chief Sports Writer for The Independent and Sports Journalist of the Year 2011.
20 July 2013 09:46 PM
As he rolled it fully 60 feet into the hole for an eagle to take the outright lead, you could sense Briton felt the moment that could define his career may be close
20 July 2013 12:00 AM
Woods may have found the right circumstances to win 15th major title
19 July 2013 12:00 AM
On the eve of battle McIlroy had pushed aside the fears of Faldo and Jacklin
James Lawton at The Open 2013: Rory McIlroy tells Sir Nick Faldo - there’s more to life than chasing the majors
18 July 2013 12:00 AM
Faldo, winner of three Open and three US Masters titles, was an obsessive overachiever
James Lawton: Can Justin Rose call on a little of Andy Murray's magic and make it successive majors at the Open?
17 July 2013 12:00 AM
It will be fascinating to see how Rose handles his hard-won eminence
James Lawton on the Ashes 2013: James Anderson torments the Australians – then delivers the final thrust
16 July 2013 01:00 AM
The bowler was the man-of-the-match in the first Test
James Lawton on Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay: The life-and-death fight against drugs has always been athletics' phoney war
16 July 2013 01:00 AM
James Lawton looks at athletics' history with drug scandals in the wake of dark week that yet again tarnishes the sport
14 July 2013 11:58 PM
Most dramatic is the extraordinary transformation in Australian belief
14 July 2013 12:00 AM
Spinner dismisses Smith and Hughes with two classy deliveries to swing momentum of this absorbing contest back towards England ahead of today's enthralling finale
James Lawton: Stuart Broad's refusal to walk shows that the Spirit of Cricket is well and truly dead
12 July 2013 08:52 PM
Broad knew that he could stand there, defiant, unbowed and unashamed
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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