Kevin Garside

Sports writer for The Independent

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A downbeat David Moyes looks for answers during Manchester United's 2-0 loss at Everton on Sunday

David Moyes sacked: Sacked by Twitter - silence says it all about 'world's biggest club' Manchester United

A two-line comment announcing Moyes' departure summed up his short-spell at Old Trafford

A downbeat David Moyes looks for answers during Manchester United's 2-0 loss at Everton on Sunday

David Moyes sacked: Manchester United do sack managers – it was Sir Alex Ferguson who bucked a trend

United have not always allowed managers time to rebuild teams

Lee Westwood celebrates victory after his final shot at the Malaysian Open

Maybank Malaysian Open: Lee Westwood up and pumping again with seven-shot win

It’s been so long since his last fist pump it is a wonder Lee Westwood remembered how to do it. Twenty-two months to be precise, acceptable for your ordinary pro, less so for a former world No 1 with 39 wins to his name.

Fernando Alonso is in his fifth year at Ferrari and does not look like adding to his two world titles

Comment: Fernando Alonso has become used to taking the walk-on role - he and Ferrari need a change of script

Alonso was supposed to be the one racking up the titles in a career among the best

Coaching revolution can end reliance on overseas talent in the Premier League

The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club reached the landmark figure of 30,000 members last week

Bubba Watson slipped on the Green Jacket for the second time in three years

Masters 2014: Bubba Watson talent and tenacity proves he is much more than a simple caricature

The American won his second Green Jacket on Sunday

Bubba Watson slipped on the Green Jacket for the second time in three years

Masters 2014: Bubba Watson wins second Green Jacket in three years at Augusta as Amen Corner puts paid to youthful challenge from Jordan Speith

When the right side of the brain connects with the left and the inner voice is silent Bubba Watson is unstoppable, at least in the company of a 20-year-old boy on the back nine of the Masters.

Nothing is left to chance, with the summer months spent perfecting the National’s sylvan idyll

Masters 2014: Augusta is how the world might look if you were given a blank piece of paper and a set of crayons, an Arcadia of power made perfect

To refer to the new practice facility at Augusta as a driving range would be both insult and gross misrepresentation. The area given over to the players and members to prepare for their rounds fills the north-western quadrant of the 360-acre site and is a golf course all of its own, including full-length fairways dotted by trees, half a dozen sculpted landing areas and a separate pitching and chipping zone.

Rory McIlroy strides out during the third round of the Masters yesterday

The Master 2014: Rory McIlroy slide gathers pace as Bubba Watson also falters

Thrilling final day in prospect as field bunches up behind nervous leader

Bubba Watson celebrates after making a birdie on the 14th yesterday

Masters 2014 leaderboard: Bubba Watson leads the way after day two

The 2012 champion inverted the McIlroy experience to set the Augusta telegraph ablaze

Day In a Page

Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home

It's not always fun in the sun: Moving abroad does not guarantee happiness

Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home
Migrants in Britain a decade on: They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire

Migrants in Britain a decade on

They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire
Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

The 'Thick of It' favourite thinks the romcom is an 'awful genre'. So why is he happy with a starring role in Sky Living's new Lake District-set series 'Trying Again'?
Why musicians play into their old age

Why musicians play into their old age

Nick Hasted looks at how they are driven by a burning desire to keep on entertaining fans despite risking ridicule
How can you tell a gentleman?

How can you tell a gentleman?

A list of public figures with gallant attributes by Country Life magazine throws a fascinating light on what it means to be a gentleman in the modern world
Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

The duo behind Asos and Achica have launched a new venture offering haute couture to help make furry companions fashionable
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire
Hot stuff: 10 best kettles

Hot stuff: 10 best kettles

Celebrate St George’s Day with a nice cup of tea. Now you just need to get the water boiled
Sam Wallace: Why Giggs is perfect fit as Manchester United boss... in the longer term

Sam Wallace

Why Ryan Giggs is perfect fit as Manchester United boss... in the longer term
Renaud Lavillenie: The sky's the limit for this pole vaulter's ambitions

Renaud Lavillenie: The sky's the limit for this pole vaulter's ambitions

Having smashed Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old record, the French phenomenon tells Simon Turnbull he can go higher
Through the screen: British Pathé opens its archives

Through the screen

British Pathé opens its archives
The man behind the papier mâché mask

Frank Sidebottom

The man behind the papier mâché mask
Chris Marker: Mystic film-maker with a Midas touch

Mystic film-maker with a Midas touch

Chris Marker retrospective is a revelation
Boston runs again: Thousands take to the streets for marathon as city honours dead and injured of last year's bombing

Boston runs again

Thousands of runners take to the streets as city honours dead of last year
40 years of fostering and still holding the babies (and with no plans to retire)

40 years of fostering and holding the babies

In their seventies and still working as specialist foster parents