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What the heck is wrong with Rory McIlroy? He can’t be cursed, can he? It was only an equipment and clothing deal with Nike, not the Devil.
Aussie Angle: Watson is a bit of a loner but the others should be able to cope with it
Duchess Theatre, London
Smaller than Cameron – but stocky – Putin managed to carry off an air of menace effortlessly
Keith Allen and Denise Welch head a clan akin to criminal (and drug-dealing) von Trapp family
Test cricket is in an unequal struggle for survival. Other elements of the modern world continue to intrude on its well-being, not least other forms cricket.
The new pontiff broke with plenty of traditions at his first press conference
Bowler showed signs of improvement in the first Test against New Zealand
The Club World Cup title promised only the brief assistance of a smokescreen
A dismal end to a campaign that had become an embarrassment for the Premier League champions
Tactical adjustments tighten team's defence but cannot dispel the nervous moments
Barack Obama called it “a terrific debate” in his closing statement last night. But he’d be hard pressed to find any Democrats who agree.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he is not happy with his form this season but insists he is still capable of producing the kind of performances which have so often turned matches for his side in the past.
Britten's tersest, nastiest opera, written for a company of 13 musicians and five singers including two children, receives what must be the production of its lifetime in David McVicar's staging, conceived for the Mariinsky Theatre in 2006. ENO's unmissable revival adds to its X-ray of Victorian repression a cast that couldn't be bettered; and Sir Charles Mackerras creates an interpretation of equal transparency and tension.
From down to earth to the lap of luxury, there is a wealth of open-air experiences on offer - especially in the UK. Andrea Oates presents the experts' guide