Kevin Garside

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Deontay Wilder (L) connects on WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne

Deontay Wilder interest excites Tyson Fury – but Christian Hammer comes first

Deontay Wilder became WBC champion last Saturday after beating Bermane Stiverne

Martin Kaymer said that he was ‘surprised and a little shocked’

Martin Kaymer throws away 10-shot lead to let in unknown Stal

Kaymer didn’t even finish second. His 75, by eight shots his worst round of the week, was sufficient only for third

Deontay Wilder makes his entrance

Deontay Wilder: The American's world title puts heavyweights back in the spotlight – at last

Deontay Wilder became the first American to win a piece of the heavyweight title in nearly a decade on Saturday night, staggering Bermane Stiverne early on his way to a 12-round unanimous decision that kept him unbeaten in 33 fights

Rory McIlroy tees off on the first hole on his way to a round of 67, ending the day three shots off the lead

HSBC Champions 2015: Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy stick to script, but three-time winner Martin Kaymer steals show with dream round of 64 on first day

Germany's world No 12 did what he often does here in Abu Dhabi, turning the tournament into a game of 'catch the Kaiser'

McIlroy earned £27m in prize-money and endorsements last year

HSBC Champion 2015: Its the Rory and Rickie show as McIlroy and Fowler do battle

Those who like to take a little sport with their breakfasts will have enjoyed the spectacle of Rory and Rickie kicking up a desert storm in Abu Dhabi this morning.

Rickie Fowler watches his drive in Abu Dhabi

HSBC Champions 2015: My game can be as strong as Rory McIlroy's, says Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler hit his straps a year too late. Had he enjoyed in 2013 the major form he showed last year, he and not Rory McIlroy would be the young totem against whom all are measured.

McIlroy earned £27m in prize-money and endorsements last year

Rory McIlroy insists looming court case will not be a distraction over coming season

World No 1 alleges he was coaxed into signing an 'unconscionable contract' stipulating 'excessive commissions'

Rory McIlroy has his 2015 all planned out

Look in Rory’s wallet and you will find a boarding pass on which he’s jotted his goals for the year. He won’t reveal them but, despite a looming court case, it’s a safe bet there’ll be plenty of wins – starting in Abu Dhabi this week.

Southampton can march all the way to the Champions League

COMMENT: Victory at Old Trafford has convinced the sceptics that Southampton’s top-four challenge must be taken seriously. Kevin Garside assesses how Koeman’s rebuilt side have become the surprises of the season

Kevin Pietersen of the Stars bats during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades

Kevin Pietersen's sacking from England was badly handled, says Stuart Broad

Bowler criticises removal of KP but says England are doing fine without him

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