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McIlroy on the march to Newport

Youngster leads GB&I to victory over Europe and promises Ryder Cup repeat

McIlroy leads way as Britain and Ireland close in on win

Ballesteros 'unlikely' to present trophy after treatment leaves him fatigued

Players wait in hope for their 'father figure' to make his return

An appearance by Seve Ballesteros at the event named in his honour would dwarf anything that happens on the course, writes James Corrigan

McIlroy sets sights on European Tour summit

Rory McIlroy could move to the top of the European Tour money list on Sunday.

Watson run is no flash in the bed-pan

Tom Watson continued his serene progress through the perils of Turnberry yesterday and managed to finish with a spectacular flourish that restored him to the top of a leader-board ahead of a jostle of whipper-snappers who had threatened to usurp his place.

The Hacker: Author tries level best to break par but the real star is birdie at home

Although our detractors don't believe it, most hackers go through a torment of attempts to improve their game. It's a long, hard struggle that yields encouragement to very few.

Ballesteros makes first public appearance

Seve Ballesteros has made his first official public appearance since undergoing lifesaving surgery to remove a brain tumour last December.

The Hacker: You need to have a screw loose to play St Mellion – I really did

It was like meeting an old friend who had fallen on hard times but is now spruced up and smarter than ever. The only trouble is that he's just as nasty as he used to be.

Ballesteros says he 'suffered like a dog'

Seve Ballesteros says he feels fine now but "suffered like a dog" while recovering from four surgeries to remove a cancerous brain tumor.

Seve sends greeting to tee up classic Masters

Message from Ballesteros launches contest that is set to be one of the greats. James Corrigan reports from Augusta

James Lawton: A generation inspired by Tiger takes centre stage

Gary Player tells McIlroy and his young contenders that now is the time to step up.

Monty in raptures with '67' gift

Colin Montgomerie was just where he wanted to be here yesterday on his 500th European Tour appearance as a professional – right at the top of the leader board. Europe's new Ryder Cup captain, with only three top 10 finishes to his name since the start of last season, returned a five-under-par 67 to lead the Andalucian Open with fellow Scot Steven O'Hara and France's Jean-François Lucquin.

Woods running into good form

Five-times champion Tiger Woods, helped by a sizzling run of four consecutive birdies after the turn, charged into contention at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando yesterday.

Ballesteros continues to convalesce

Seve Ballesteros' competitive spirit is continuing throughout his recovery and he has urged Jose Maria Olazabal to lead Europe to glory against Asia in the Royal Trophy in Bangkok this week.

Ballesteros targets Royal Trophy return

Seve Ballesteros says he plans to resume his Royal Trophy involvement next year, as the Europe and Asia teams prepare to stage the 2009 edition without him from Friday.

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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

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