Kevin Garside

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Cardiff City’s owner, Vincent Tan, antagonised supporters, but they knew little of the hidden goings-on at the club

Malky Mackay allegations: It took an outsider to expose football’s odious lad culture

Vincent Tan has done a service but this cancer does not stop with former manager Malky Mackay

Jamie Donaldson sets out to ruin Ryder Cup heavyweights’ party

The chase to make Europe’s Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles next month provides a thrilling subplot to some big golf on both sides of the Atlantic this week and next.

Rory McIlroy alongside Jimmy Fallon and Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays this week, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction

Kell Brook celebrates winning the IBF welterweight title
Rory McIlroy gazes at the Wanamaker Trophy after his one-stroke victory in the US PGA Championship late on Sunday night

Rory McIlroy: Americans in awe of 25-year-old's magic

His aura of invincibility is already penetrating Ryder Cup field

Rory McIlroy looks at the US PGA Championship after his success at Valhalla

Rory McIlroy: Northern Irishman says he will be 'Ryder Cup leader' after US PGA triumph

After his conquest at Valhalla, Rory is filling the void left by Tiger Woods. Now he believes he can use his aura of invincibility to inspire his Europe team-mates at Gleneagles

McIlroy makes it two major wins in the space of three weeks

US PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy battles back to claim fourth major with win at Valhalla

McIlroy makes it two major wins in the space of three weeks

The heavily waterlogged ninth hole during today's downpour at Valhalla

US PGA Championship 2014: Colin Montgomerie vents fury at failure to speed up field

Rain forced play to stop for more than two hours

Muhammad Ali goes down in the 15th round against Joe Frazier during their epic encounter in 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York, often now dubbed the fight of the century
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the 11th hole

US PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIroy in 'the best place to be' going in to final day

Northern Irishman ends round on 13 under par, but Bernd Wiesberger, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day are close behind
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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam