Kevin Garside

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a putt during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

BMW PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy’s mood improves but Lee Westwood finds fault with flags

The love bulletin from Wentworth was slightly more upbeat on Friday. With any luck the state of Rory McIlroy’s mind will be a matter only for him as the BMW PGA Championship gathers pace on Saturday.

Rory McIlroy feels the strain during yesterday’s first round at Wentworth

BMW PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy tries to relieve the hurt with fine opening round

The world No 10 called off his planned wedding to the tennis player Caroline Wozniacki this week
Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday

PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy’s roller-coaster life takes another lurch after he breaks off Caroline Wozniacki engagement

Split with Wozniacki brings emotional test but tournament may prove welcome distraction

Australian racing driver Jack Brabham checking a tyre on his car at Crystal Palace, London, 1969.

Sir Jack Brabham dead: It's hard to imagine any of today's grid with a spanner in their hand, but Sir Jack was the epitome of the post-war racer

His defining moment came when he won the Formula One world championship in a car baring his own name, 'the stuff of pure legends' according to Mark Webber

Craig Robson takes a training session for Brazilian kids. ‘They don’t pass the ball they just run,’ he says

Kevin Garside: Two lads from Newcastle have conquered Brazil, teaching thousands of kids to play football – and to speak English with a Geordie accent

The mayor asked them to the launch of a transport system by the president of Brazil

Brendan Rodgers applauds the Liverpool faithful after their final game of the season against Newcastle

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1 comment: Brendan Rodgers feels love of Anfield after exciting season of joy and pride

His side finished in second place, two points behind Manchester City

Rory McIlroy appears frustrated at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy could be out on his own if he could negotiate the front-nine, but instead he starts Sunday 12 shots off leader Martin Kaymer

McIlroy has taken a large 112 shots through the opening nine over the course of the three days at TPC Sawgrass, but it could've been so different for the Northern Irishman

The emergence of James Wilson at Manchester United is based on his ability, not his nationality

Comment: Until the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea recognise the value of a successful national team then we are doomed

The argument Greg Dyke must win is not to get his B League accepted but to get the clubs to put the national team at the heart of their thinking

Masters champion Bubba Watson is the centre of attention during a practice round at Sawgrass this week

Sawgrass back on Bubba Watson's menu after splashing out on pizza

The Masters champion could knock the injured Tiger Woods off the top of the world rankings at The Players Championship this week
Ryan Giggs addresses the Old Trafford crowd after United's 3-1 win over Hull

Ryan Giggs team-talks were 'Sir Alex-esque', reveals Manchester United striker Robin van Persie

The Dutch striker labels James Wilson debut 'special' after youngster scores twice on debut

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home