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Tiger Woods during a practice round this week

US Open 2015: Tiger Woods' glass still half full but Phil Mickelson is more cautious

Fading American legends peddle old men's dreams ahead of US Open, which starts on Thursday

The Chambers Bay golf course has been criticised by some golfers

US Open 2015: Chambers Bay designer Robert Trent Jones Jnr fights back after golfers including Ian Poulter criticise course

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have come out in support of the challenging Chambers Bay course

Rory McIlroy in relaxed mood at Chambers Bay on Wednesday

US Open 2015: 'MVP' Rory McIlroy ready to make a major impact at Chambers Bay

World No 1 happily accepts comparisons with basketball star LeBron James

Royal Ascot 2015: Sole heir apparent to a royal sprinting crown

Trainer Edward Lynam is seeking an unprecedented hat-trick at Ascot today

Naseem Hamad stands over a knocked down Kevin Kelley during their fight in 1997

Naseem Hamed: Almost unnoticed at home, a worthy Prince is inducted into boxing's Hall of Fame

A combination of sledgehammer power and lightning reflexes made Hamed a compelling sight in full flow

Graeme McDowell at the St Jude Classic last week

US Open 2015: Graeme McDowell heads west again looking for spirit of 2010

Northern Irishman has put motivation problems behind him as he targets a repeat of US Open win five years ago

Jonny Wilkinson: England will bounce back from Manu Tuilagi, Dylan Hartley and Danny Cipriani setbacks

Red-rose legend believes World Cup squad can rise above recent setbacks

Chris Lewis leaves prison with aim to help others avoid his retirement mistakes

Ex-England bowler served six years for smuggling cocaine

With his career-worst 85, Tiger Woods suddenly looked old, like a boxer after too many blows

COMMENT: Tiger Woods’ tired eyes begged the question how much more he might decide to endure

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 reaction: James Milner’s shuttle service let down by spluttering Wayne Rooney in Dublin

New Liverpool man was one of the few to impress in tepid performance

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