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Inbee Park, of South Korea, stands on the Old Course at St Andrews, where she will begin her attempt at a fourth major this year

Inbee Park: A walk in the park at the British Open?

The South Korean has won three majors this year. At St Andrews she starts her quest for a fourth – a feat no pro golfer has achieved

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Transfer news: Yannick Sagbo move to Hull confirmed by Evian

The striker will cost the Premier League newcomers in the region of £3m

Yannick Sagbo

Transfer news: Hull target Yannick Sagbo cleared to open talks over £1.6m switch

The striker is expected to join from Evian

David Beckham in action for PSG

PSG midfielder David Beckham handed one-game ban for red card

Beckham was given his marching orders in the last minute

PSG label arrival of David Beckham 'a breath of fresh air'

Assistant coach Paul Clement hails influence of the former England captain

David Beckham in action for PSG

David Beckham sent off for PSG - just six minutes after coming on as a substitute

Leonardo has called the decision 'unfair'

World Cup Qualifying: England could face unseeded France in play-off lottery

England will be desperate to win their group

Marseille's Jordan Ayew leaves the pitch having been sent off for a second booking, only two minutes after coming on as a substitute

Video: Marseille player comes on in 73rd minute.... and gets his second yellow by the 75th

Jordan Ayew gets the club's third dismissal in two games

Being Modern: Bottled water

Ah, summer days. And what could be more refreshing than an unadulterated glass of pure water. Eau de Sidcup, anyone? Thought not. So imagine the British public's surprise when a money-making scheme once dreamt up by Del Boy became reality. It was 2004 and Coca-Cola felt it was time to, um, tap into the bottled-water market. Sadly, it soon came to light that the other "real thing" contained nothing more than filtered tap water from a factory in Sidcup. Dasani was laughed out of UK shops, but the trend for paying for something that we can all get for free shows no signs of abating.

Mum's the word: Claire Skinner read a dark tale from 'Perfect Lives'

The Week In Radio: Bedtime stories that are still the stuff of dreams

Where would radio be without literature? Stuck with hours of dead air, that's where. Just as we cram our shelves with books at home, so radio commissioners use them to grout the gaps between news programmes, science documentaries and The Archers. Look at the schedules and you'll see them all over the place, being discussed, dissected, dramatised or simply read out loud, Jackanory-style.

Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen signed by Evian

French club Evian have confirmed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen.

Advice to drink more water dismissed as harmful nonsense

The idea that we are short of water comes from a guideline in 1945 that adults should drink 2.5l every day

Lizarazu to streak through Evian after club goes up

Bixente Lizarazu, the former France international, has confirmed he will deliver on his outlandish promise to run through the streets of Evian naked after his local club won promotion to Ligue 1.

Thompson 'upset' by Open lockout

Young Alexis Thompson is paying for the Michelle Wie controversy. The organisers of the Ricoh Women's British Open yesterday admitted that the furore which greeted the Hawaiian's invite five years ago was instrumental in them denying the game's latest 15-year-old sensation from trying to qualify for this week's major at Birkdale.

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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

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