Kevin Garside

Sports writer for The Independent

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Fame, such as that enjoyed by Oscar Pistorius, creates the illusion you have no responsibilities
Fabrizio Zanotti is treated by medical staff after being struck with a ball hit by Alexandre Kaleka (in the red top)

KLM open: Panic as Fabrizio Zanotti hit on head

The 31-year-old Paraguayan was hospitalised in the Netherlands yesterday after being struck on the head by the tee shot of Alexandre Kaleka

Rory McIlroy takes time out to sign autographs in Atlanta ahead of the FedEx Cup Play-offs

McIlroy ready to call time on ‘old men’ Woods and Mickelson

Golf is a young man’s game according to Rory McIlroy, scanning the scene in Atlanta where the FedEx Cup Play-offs begin on Thursday without, for the first time, either Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson.

Lewis Hamilton shows his dismay after getting out of his mysteriously stricken car at the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix
Hodgson giving the players plenty of sewer invective during a lacklustre drill

Roy Hodgson turning the air blue? It's good to know the England manager has a pulse after all

The eff word? Expletives? Yes, Roy Hodgson pleads guilty. Unapologetically so. He even swears in front of the missus. At last we are seeing vital signs from an England coach thought too cautious and dull. Here is a bloke that gets angry, that dishes it out, that stands his corner. Hooray.

Cutting edge: Danny Welbeck, who has made no secret of his preference for the No 9 shirt, knows that he must deliver for England

Switzerland vs England: Give me the No 9 shirt and I'll answer the call, says Danny Welbeck

'I've never had a constant run in the team up front, but I have faith in my ability,' claims Arsenal's new striker
Gary Cahill

Switzerland vs England: Gary Cahill looking for patience instead of ‘doom and gloom’

On the pitch and off it, Gary Cahill is emerging as a player eager to take England forward.

Kiko Martinez (left) and Carl Frampton during the weigh-in on Friday

Kiko Martinez vs Carl Frampton preview: Frampton making Belfast proud

Northern Irishman tells Kevin Garside how excited he is to be contesting his first world title fight tomorrow night in his home city – a place that has moved on from the troubled times of his mentor Barry McGuigan to the epitome of urban cool

Europe’s new vice-captains – (left to right) Olazabal, Jimenez and Harrington – in Ryder Cup action at Valhalla in 200

Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley calls up major assistance in the shape of Jose Maria Olazabal and Padraig Harrington

Vice-captains Olazabal and Harrington have five majors between them

Paul McGinley reveals his wild card picks of Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter

Ryder Cup 2014: Luke was my first call. The last thing he said was: ‘Go Europe,’ says Paul McGinley

Captain claims leaving out Donald was, in sporting terms at least, one of the hardest calls he has had to make

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