Sport Rory McIlroy with Tiger Woods in Dubai

The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par

Edwards publically accepted his behaviour had been questionable but repeated his belief he had done nothing illegal

John Edwards walks free: judge rules mistrial in case of the ex-senator's sex scandal

Jury fails to reach verdict on former presidential hopeful who hid affair from dying wife

Dan Biggar kicked the decisive conversion for Ospreys in Dublin

Williams bows out by sealing final win for Ospreys

Leinster 30 Ospreys 31

Wales name four-uncapped players for training squad ahead of Australia tour

Wales caretaker coach Rob Howley has named four uncapped players in a 38-man training squad to prepare for next month's clash against the Barbarians and three-Test Australia tour.

Karst away: The dramatic islands that mark Halong Bay

Trail of the unexpected: Kayaking in Vietnam

Paddle past pearls in Vietnam's Halong Bay.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle shouts instructions to his players

South Africans master jet lag

Louis Oosthuizen shrugged off his Masters heartache to make a strong start at the Malaysian Open yesterday.

Louis Oosthuiz shines on opening day of Malaysian Open

South African Louis Oosthuizen shrugged off the disappointment of his Masters play-off defeat to Bubba Watson to make a strong start at the Malaysian Open today.

Lee Westwood has a first round lead in a major for the first time

Westwood cuts through all the hype to deliver

McIlroy recovers from slow start, Woods has erratic day while Stenson suffers meltdown

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Gavin Henson is fired by Cardiff Blues for drunkenly throwing ice cubes at passengers on a 7am flight. Henson had issued an apology on Sunday branding his behaviour “inexcusable” and saying he would “co-operate 100 per cent” with the club’s wishes, but it did not save his position.

Henson career in ruins after sacking

Centre may have reached the end of the road after paying price for drunken misdeeds

Gavin Henson was sacked by Cardiff Blues yesterday after his antics on a flight back from Glasgow

Henson's career looks over after Blues sacking

Centre pays price for drunken misdeeds to leave his future in top-level rugby in doubt

Tiger Woods chips out of a bunker during his return to form at the Bay Hill Invitational

Woods eclipses McDowell to surge ahead

For the first time in two and a half years, Tiger Woods is on top of an American leaderboard going into the weekend. In 2009 it would have seemed so simple. Now it is simply so enthralling.

Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle waits for Marcos Alonso news

Bolton manager Owen Coyle will wait to discover whether Marcos Alonso will be available before finalising his line-up for tomorrow's relegation six-pointer with QPR.

Huw Bennett will move to France

Ospreys hooker Huw Bennett set to join Lyon next season

Wales hooker Huw Bennett has confirmed he will play club rugby in France next season.

Great Works: The Art of Painting, circa 1666-7 (120cm x 100cm), Johannes Vermeer

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Sergio Garcia gave himself a timely boost for this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona

Garcia back in the groove as Haas triumphs

Sergio Garcia gave himself a timely boost for this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona with a scintillating finish to the Northern Trust Open yesterday.

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