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.

South Africa's Shaun Pollock used to catch his fingers on the stumps

Angus Fraser: Is Finn's bails kick a distraction? Do me a favour

Batsmen look for ways to put a bowler off. Was this a tactic by wise old Smith?

Helen Clitheroe failed to impress in Helsinki yesterday

Meadows must rely on mercy of selectors

800m runner has 'no more tears to give' but still holds out hope for Olympics

Jussi Jaaskelainen's Bolton contract had run down

Jaaskelainen joins West Ham

Jussi Jaaskelainen has agreed to move to Premier League newcomers West Ham United from Bolton Wanderers.

Tessa Sanderson (right) celebrates with her rival Fatima Whitbread

Tessa Sanderson: 'It was an anxious throw, I knew I'd given it everything'

I had struggled at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. A year later I was hit with an injury and I was out for two years. By Los Angeles I was probably only 90 per cent fit.I needed to make my first throw big. I wanted to go for a killer one. First round, first throw. Over.

Finnish line: Stay at the Klaus K hotel on a visit to Helsinki

Summer 2012: Short and sweet

Go on a tasty trip to Cadbury World in Birmingham, which has joined up with the Ramada Encore to provide overnight breaks for a family of four for £99. The deal includes B&B and tickets for two adults and two kids for the attraction, which tells Cadbury's delicious story.

Police arrest Finland gunman who killed two

An 18-year-old gunman killed two people and wounded seven others in what appeared to be a random shooting in a southern Finnish town, police said today.

Society: The only way is Finland

Our politicians seem to be obsessed with the place, but what makes it so great? Equality, education – and Angry Birds

Roy Hodgson addresses the media after being announced as the new England manager

Manager proves the toast of a proud FA, but just don't mention Harry

Board puts forward strong case for its new man but maintains its silence over spurned Spurs contender, reports Jack Pitt-Brooke

Angry Birds Land comes home to roost in Finland

Finland’s Särkänniemi Adventure Park has opened its doors for the summer season with a brand new addition, the world’s first Angry Birds themed attraction.

The newly appointed England manager, Roy Hodgson (right), shakes hands with the FA chairman, David Bernstein

Roy Hodgson is the toast of a proud FA, just don't mention Harry Redknapp

Board puts strong case for its new man but maintains silence over spurned Spurs contender

Since his 2009 defeat of Andre Dirrell, Froch has fought in Denmark, Finland and the United States

Boxing: Hometown title fight for Froch

Carl Froch is to fight in his home town of Nottingham for the first time in three years to challenge for the IBF super-middleweight title. The 34-year-old will take on the unbeaten Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena on 26 May.

Members of the English Defence League (EDL) protest

Fears grow over new Euro fascist movement

Opponents warn of more violent attacks as far-right plans summit to discuss unity. Paul Cahalam and Kevin Rawlinson investigate

Dereck Chisora fights this weekend

Boxing: Dereck Chisora slaps Vitali Klitschko during weigh-in

Dereck Chisora lit the touchpaper ahead of tomorrow's WBC heavyweight title challenge by slapping champion Vitali Klitschko at today's weigh-in in Munich.

The FSA identified six key factors in the failure of RBS, most significantly its weak capital position and over-reliance on risky short-term funding in wholesale markets

RBS axes 3,500 jobs at investment arm

Around 3,500 jobs will be cut at Royal Bank of Scotland over the next three years under plans to shrink its investment banking arm, the taxpayer-backed lender said today.

British-registered ship caught taking arms to China

Vessel impounded after 160 tonnes of explosives and 69 missiles were discovered on board
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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
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Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness