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COMMENT: The 14-time Major winner deserves to be venerated just as much as Jack Nicklaus for his career achievements, yet he is not loved

Lee Westwood shows off the Ryder cup which he brought along as he opened the Lee Westwood Filly Golf Course on Tuesday

Lee Westwood: My near miss at The Open takes me closer to first major

Briton says that improved equipment and fitness mean he can have many more shots at a big one

Chris Froome wins historic 100th Tour de France

Mickelson versus Froome? Golf's last round is cycling's rolling start

Golf is struggling to find leaders who can excite the heart

Phil Mickelson celebrates with the Claret Jug

Magnificent Phil Mickelson locks sights on US Open following victory at The Open 2013

Superb win at Muirfield means he has just one hill left to climb to join pantheon

Phil Mickelson celebrates his birdie on the 18th

The Open 2013: Phil Mickelson 'showed a lot of guts' says Jack Nicklaus

The American won in style at Muirfield

Lee Westwood plays out of the rough on his way to a four-over-par final round as he slipped from first to a tie for third

The Open 2013: Lee Westwood says 'I know what to work on' after missing out again

The Englishman was in the mix on the final day

Chris Froome wins historic 100th Tour de France

Va va Froome: Chris Froome wins Tour de France and England’s Ashes cricketers bask in success, but Lee Westwood washes out

Two out of three ain’t bad – a tour de force for British sport

The Sport Matrix: Monday 22 July 2013

Bold Mickelson takes Open after Westwood woe

Matthew Fitzpatrick talks to caddie Lorne Duncan on the 18th hole

The Open 2013: Matthew Fitzpatrick 'the bellboy' collects silver medal and earns Fred Couples' respect

When Matthew Fitzpatrick walked up the 18th fairway at lunchtime on Sunday, the famous Open grandstands were not full to capacity. Not as they were much later in the afternoon. Not quite as he had wanted.

Injured Foster was unable to caddie

Open 2013 Diary: Junior plays in fame game

Junior plays  in fame game

Lee Westwood said he needed his A game yesterday to win

The Open 2013: Major 'positives' for Lee Westwood but Tiger Woods speeds to the excuses

Westwood let a two-shot lead slip away as Phil Mickelson pulls-off the 'best round of my career'

Ian Poulter holes for par on the 14th

The Open 2013: Ian Poulter gets that wild look but can’t quite match the Miracle of Medinah

Last day charge from Englishman see's him with clubhouse lead but Phil Mickelson dashes any hopes of Open victory

18-year-old Matthew Fitzpatrick consults his caddie Lorne Duncan on his way to the Silver Medal

The Open 2013: First British win at Muirfield as teenager Matthew Fitzpatrick wins Silver Medal

Can Lee Westwood or Ian Poulter continue the home success after 18-year-old finishes top amateur

The sporting week ahead (21/07/13)

Today

Crouching tiger: Lee Westwood ended the third round two shots ahead of world No 1 Tiger Woods

The Open 2013: Lee Westwood within sight of elusive Major but Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan remain in contention

Popular Englishman tames unpredictable course but American pair remain in contention two shots further back ahead of the final day

Second shot: Paul Lawrie lines up a putt in the third round at Muirfield

Paul Lawrie’s excess mileage after mistaking the cut

He was eight over, so the Scot went home – but then had to return

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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

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