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.

Summertime is extended to April

Chile will delay the end of its summertime as the country faces an energy squeeze because of drought and high demand. The country will now end its daylight savings and push the clocks back by an hour on 2 April, three weeks later than usual.

Can Barcelona model solve England's talent drought?

Premier League has announced radical reforms to youth football – but are they good for the game? Glenn Moore investigates

John Henry hails Kenny Dalglish style and impact

Liverpool's principal owner John Henry admits Kenny Dalglish's transformation of their on-field fortunes is exactly what he hoped for when he chose to appoint the Scot as manager.

Leading article: Beware the collapse of the planet's lungs

Amazon drought is consistent with what scientific models predict for a warmer globe

Special report: Catastrophic drought in the Amazon

Region set to outstrip US as CO2 emitter

Fewer addicts test positive amid 'heroin drought'

The number of addicts testing positive for heroin halved in the past three months, Europe's biggest drug testing company said today.

Mortgage lending at lowest level for 10 years

Mortgage advances sunk to their lowest level for a decade during 2010 as the lending drought intensified.

Meanwhile drought hits Argentina food production

As Queensland buckles under heavy rains brought by La Niña, on the other side of the world, in Argentina, the weather pattern is causing the opposite problem.

India's hidden climate change catastrophe

Over the past decade, as crops have failed year after year, 200,000 farmers have killed themselves

Moyes backs Saha despite Everton's frustrating goal drought

Everton 0 Wigan 0

Tottenham urged to believe they can end 50-year title drought

Harry Redknapp was in bed with flu yesterday but the message to his Tottenham Hotspur players has been clear: winning a first title in 50 years would lead to an era competing at the top of the Premier League, just as it did for tomorrow's opponents.

Rents soar amid loan drought

Rents are rising at their fastest rate for three years as demand for homes to let soars, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

Crop failures and drought within our children's lifetimes

Children today are likely to reach old age in a world that is 4C warmer, where the 10,000-year certainties of the global climate can no longer be relied on, and widespread crop failures, drought, flooding and mass migration of the dispossessed become a part of everyday life.

Forlan disappointment with goal drought

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan has spoken of his disappointment after going 12 games without hitting the back of the net.

Rooney ends goal drought in comfortable win

Manchester United 3 West Ham United 0
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