Sport Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the Australian Open

Northern Irishman pleased to put frustrating year behind him

Why Woods will never match the genius of the Golden Bear

Can you imagine the 60-year-old Tiger Woods on the US Masters leaderboard? I can't

Guide to the 64th Masters

Includes Card of the Course, Tee-Off Times and Odds

Viewers vote Ali greatest sportsman

MUHAMMAD ALI, three-times world heavyweight boxing champion, always said that he was "the Greatest" and last night the British public agreed by naming him BBC Sports Personality of the Century.

Golf: New captain Torrance takes a peaceful line

The Scot whose putt sealed the Ryder Cup win in 1985 is ready for his leading role.

Golf: Monty stalking the local heroes

NEVER MIND his exhausting season in Europe chasing his seventh successive Order of Merit. Nor the Ryder Cup. Nor the World Match Play. Colin Montgomerie has still not tired of winning tournaments or playing spectacular golf in 1999. A five-under-par round of 67 has left Scotland's finest poised to add the Australian Open to his haul of titles this year.

Comment: World of champions beyond compare

ONLY SPORT can offer you an escape from having your mind numbed by the millennium because we haven't had one. If you can imagine the past 1,000 years as a week, organised sport did not start until 7.28 on Friday evening.

An Eden east of Edinburgh

Peter Moss finds year-round peace and beauty among East Lothian's golden dunes and nature reserves

Golf: RYDER CUP: Four classics that aroused America

The drama of recent contests finally forced the US public to appreciate fully golf's collision of continents. By Andy Farrell in Brookline

Questionaire: Peter Alliss, Former Ryder Cup Player And Golf Commentator

Who will win the Ryder Cup?

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
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Caves were re-opened to the public
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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
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Promises, promises

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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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