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James Lawton

James Lawton is Chief Sports Writer for The Independent and Sports Journalist of the Year 2011.

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Out of the blue: Lee Westwood on the 13th tee at Muirfield on his way to a two-stroke lead

James Lawton: The putt that made Lee Westwood believe

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

Tiger Woods, who shot a par 71, tees off at the sixth yesterday

James Lawton: Hungry Tiger Woods shows class and control that could end the famine

Woods may have found the right circumstances to win 15th major title

Rory McIlroy plays out of a bunker on to the first green yesterday

The Open 2013: ‘Brain dead’ Rory McIlroy admits he needs help after dreadful 79

On the eve of battle McIlroy had pushed aside the fears of Faldo and Jacklin

Rory McIlroy pops out of the bunker during practice

James Lawton at The Open 2013: Rory McIlroy tells Sir Nick Faldo - there’s more to life than chasing the majors

Faldo, winner of three Open and three US Masters titles, was an obsessive overachiever

Justin Rose in practice for the Open

James Lawton: Can Justin Rose call on a little of Andy Murray's magic and make it successive majors at the Open?

It will be fascinating to see how Rose handles his hard-won eminence

James Anderson – 9<br/>
With 5-wicket hauls in both innings, it was no surprise Anderson was named man of the match. Moved up to third in England’s all-time wicket takers list and was a constant threat to Australia’s batsmen. England will be praying he stays fit for the whole series.

James Lawton on the Ashes 2013: James Anderson torments the Australians – then delivers the final thrust

The bowler was the man-of-the-match in the first Test

Tyson Gay (l) leads Asafa Powell (r) during the 100m event of the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Lausanne

James Lawton on Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay: The life-and-death fight against drugs has always been athletics' phoney war

James Lawton looks at athletics' history with drug scandals in the wake of dark week that yet again tarnishes the sport

England celebrate victory as the review verdict reveals that Brad Haddin is out

Ashes 2013: A pity that this fascinating contest had to be ended by mere gadgetry

Most dramatic is the extraordinary transformation in Australian belief

Root to success: Ed Cowan edges a delivery from Joe Root to Jonathan Trott at slip to the delight of the fielders

James Lawton: Graeme Swann's pure genius cracks stout Aussies

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

The Australian players are incredulous as Stuart Broad, who clearly hit the ball (far left), refuses to walk and is given not out

James Lawton: Stuart Broad's refusal to walk shows that the Spirit of Cricket is well and truly dead

Broad knew that he could stand there, defiant, unbowed and unashamed

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