Sport Tiger Woods looks on from the first hole during the second round at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods endured one of the worst days of his distinguished career as he shot a 79 at the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday to miss the third-round cut.

Yaya Toure will join up with Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations

Alex Ferguson expects Yaya Toure to play for Manchester City

Manchester United are preparing for Roberto Mancini to pull a fast one by naming Yaya Toure in his starting line-up for Sunday's FA Cup third round tie at the Etihad Stadium.

Tim Bresnan a doubt for England

Steven Finn is hoping a month spent in New Zealand can prove time well spent, on his arrival in the United Arab Emirates.

Groupama notch first win of the Volvo Ocean Race

Spain’s Telefónica secured overall victory on the second leg of the Volvo round the world race with a strong second place on the sprint finish, but the last word went to France’s Groupama as they notching up its first win of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, snatching top spot ahead of their rivals in the dying moments of the sprint into Abu Dhabi.

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Pablo Arrarte onboard Team Telefonica

Telefonica win in battle with Camper

After 15 days of nip and tuck battle between the two Spanish boats in the Volvo Iker Martinez at the helm of Telefonica added, by less than two minutes, second leg victory over Chris Nicholson’s Camper at the still undisclosed staging post from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi.

Kate (left) Annie Lush (centre) and Lucy Macgregor have battled hard to reach to finals of the Women’s World Match Racing championships in Fremantle, Australia

British women to match Americans in Match Racing final

“This is war. Tomorrow I am in line to be the only person to win the Women’s Match Racing world title four times,” said an elated Annie Lush ashore. “So Anna just needs to go down. It doesn’t have to be pretty. We’ve battled our way through to the final.”

Smiles for Britain's Giles Scott as he wins the Finn heavyweight
single hander world championship off Fremantle, W Australia

Britain in the medals despite Ainslie absence

Britain won gold, silver, and bronze on a sail-off today at the world championships for all 10 Olympic classes, but there was a great big gap on the race course off Fremantle.

Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann face a big workload

England will need spin duo on song for new test

Barely had England announced a tried and trusted party for their first tour of the winter yesterday than they were installed as odds-on favourites.

Davies will 'have no issues' in touring UAE

England's selection of Steven Davies for the tour to the UAE comes after a sterling season for Surrey; he played a key role in their promotion from the second Division of the County Championship after publicly announcing his homosexuality.

Wearing number two and lying second Giles Scott is determined to challenge Olympic champion Ben Ainslie for the Finn title at the world championships of sailing off Fremantle, W Australia

Ben Ainslie grabs slender lead at World Sailing Championships

In a slug it out, last man standing confrontation between rival members of a British squad that is eclipsing the rest of the world, the Finn class world championship, one of 10 being staged off Fremantle, W. Australia, saw reigning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie grab a slender lead over reigning European champion Giles Scott.

Monty Panesar earns England recall

Monty Panesar's return to the England fold was confirmed this morning, after he was selected as the second spinner for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Britain’s 2008 bronze medallist Bryony Shaw slipped in light conditions at the windsurfer world championships off Fremantle

British dominate at World Sailing Championships

All five of the British Finn class singlehanders were in the top seven for race six of their world championship off Fremantle, but none of them was first as both the win, and the overall lead, still belonged to Pieter-Jan Postma of the Netherlands.

The sporting week ahead (13/11/11)


Ian Walker defiant despite early setback

“We can still win this race,” said a defiant Ian Walker after motoring his crippled yacht Abu Dhabi back to Alicante less than 24 hours after starting the first leg of the Volvo round the world race to Cape Town.

Alicante to Cape Town, the Volvo round the world boats face a hard opening

Competitors prepare for difficult start to Volvo round the world race

Bring out the foul weather gear, prepare to reduce sail, be ready for 24/7 crashing and banging. The Volvo round the world race will be barely an hour old on Saturday before the fleet of six charges south into what will become an increasingly upwind slog as it heads for the Straits of Gibraltar.

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