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James Lawton: Seve - fierce commitment and uncharted brilliance

Ballesteros's death was more than the end of a great sports career

Paul Lawrie: Seve, my hero

He was so important for golf in Europe – he was our talisman

Seve Ballesteros, who brought a flamenco snap to all he did

One of the most charismatic and exciting players golf has seen died yesterday, after a three-year battle with cancer

Tributes paid to Seve Ballesteros

Tributes poured in to golf legend Seve Ballesteros after the former world number one player died today aged 54 at his home in Spain.

Ballesteros dies at home in north Spain

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros has died at the age of 54, his family have confirmed via his official website.

James Lawton: Ferguson's use of his reserves sends powerful message that United will emerge triumphant

There are few guarantees at Old Trafford tomorrow when the Premier League waits to be claimed by one of the two best teams in England.

'Severe deterioration' in health of Spanish legend Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros's condition is worsening, according to the Spanish golfing hero's family.

Seve Ballesteros suffers 'severe deterioration' in health

Seve Ballesteros has suffered a "severe deterioration" in his neurological state, his family said today.

How evil art of putting plays tricks on the mind

Dealing with the greens is all about feel and it can quickly disappear in the heat of competition. Just ask McIlroy

America laps it up as Mickelson embodies spirit of Ballesteros

Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like listening to Forrest Gump looking for the meaning of life in a box of chocolates: "You never know what you're gonna get."

Love thrilled to be handed captaincy

Davis Love does not rule out being a playing-captain of the United States' Ryder Cup team next year - something that has not been done since Arnold Palmer in 1963.



Olazabal starts Ryder Cup reign by reducing his wild-card picks

Spaniard hopes former playing partner Seve Ballesteros will be at Medinah next year after ripping up Montgomerie's selection system

Olazabal the popular choice to lead defence of Ryder Cup

Jose Maria Olazabal will be introduced as the Europe Ryder Cup captain here in Abu Dhabi today and so steal an early march over his opposite number. Davis Love will not be named as the US captain until Thursday.

David Beckham to get lifetime achievement award

Former England captain David Beckham will be given a lifetime achievement award at tomorrow night's BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, it was revealed today.

Jose Maria Olazabal set to be named Ryder Cup captain

Jose Maria Olazabal is expected to be named as Europe's next Ryder Cup captain next month.

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