Kevin Garside

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Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson changes from joker into the 'model father'

Birth of second child has altered world No 2’s perspective ahead of the Masters

Carl Frampton lands a blow full in the face of Chris Avalos

Carl Frampton set for export market and Scott Quigg bonanza after Chris Avalos knockout win

Belfast loves a scrapper, but Frampton is no ordinary boxer

Carl Frampton in action against Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast; Frampton retained his IBF super-bantamweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of his opponent

Carl Frampton stops Chris Avalos in fifth round to retain IBF super bantamweight title

Neither fighter was prepared to take a backward step during an epic contest

Carl Frampton (right) and Chris Avalos face off at their fiery pre-fight weigh-in on Friday in Belfast

Carl Frampton vs Chris Avalos: Irishman ready to top the ratings but rival can pull plug on Belfast’s big night

Sparks fly at weigh-in as Ulster’s super-bantamweight champion brings boxing back to ITV for the first time in five years

'I don’t care about being a hero or a role model, I’m doing this for money,’ says Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury interview: 'All the money, all the women, the drugs, they can't make you happy. Every single day my battle is myself'

Traveller with world heavyweight title dreams, who fights on Saturday, admits he lives in a dark place. In a full, frightening and frank encounter, he tells Kevin Garside about good and evil, God and the devil, temptation, money – and sweets

US captain Davis Love II poses with the Ryder Cup trophy

Ryder Cup 2016: Davis Love III 'honoured' to have US captaincy

Love looking forward to going up against old friend Darren Clarke

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admitted he was

Jose Mourinho's 'criminal' outburst highlights the febrile atmosphere of blame and distrust that renders the referee’s position impossible

Mourinho is not alone in attacking the integrity of referee week in, week out, but what can they do when players are intent on deceiving them with every decision

Daniel Sturridge and Brendan Rodgers

The post-Steven Gerrard Liverpool is already here - it's filled with verve and imagination and they could make Manchester United pay

COMMENT: Brendan Rodgers has galvanised his team for a serious push for a top-four finish and a flat looking Manchester United should take note

Paul Elliott pictured playing for Chelsea in 1991

British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards: Chelsea racism incident won't derail Paul Elliott's dream of a post-racist, colour-blind world

Sport is not about colour, it’s about how good you are and Bedsa awards celebrate that

Darren Clarke has been appointed Ryder Cup captain

Ryder Cup 2016: From Guinness-swilling cigar-smoker to gym bunny - how captain Darren Clarke reinvented himself...

Irishman has turned from Guinness-swilling, cigar-smoking member of the lads’ club to groomed gym bunny. And he’s been rewarded with Ryder Cup role, writes Kevin Garside

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