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Team look to defend their title by registering first ever victory on American soil

The Beginning and the End of the World, By Robert Crawford

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Squash: Friction with top two men, but can they lead England to World title?

In terms of great British sporting rivalries, it may not have the glitz and glamour of Hamilton versus Button, but it is one with begrudging respect which has threatened to turn into a full-blown war of words. Step forward world No 1 Nick Matthew and James Willstrop, England's No 2, from the world of squash.

Stylish Tseng retains British Open crown

Yani Tseng retained her British Women's Open title yesterday after Caroline Masson, the overnight leader, suffered a nightmare final round at Carnoustie. World No 2 Tseng, from Chinese Taipei, claimed her fifth major crown after shooting a three-under-par 69 to finish on 16-under.

Lee has 65 reasons to smile after her brilliant opening salvo

Meena Lee holds a two-stroke advantage at the top of the opening-day leaderboard after making a fine start to the British Women's Open at Carnoustie yesterday.

Matthew confident for Carnoustie test

Carnoustie's fearsome reputation could be a big factor when the world's best tee it up tomorrow at the Women's British Open, but Catriona Matthew is one of the few who knows she can thrive at the course.

Private equity firms bid for American Golf

A number of private equity firms have teed off in bids for American Golf, the UK's major golf retail specialist, which is for sale at up to £80m.

Arnold Palmer: How the king claimed his Open crown – and changed golf forever

The Brian Viner Interview: Legend looks back on his triumph at Royal Birkdale 50 years ago this week that helped propel the game into an international era

Dyson hoovers up late chance as lesser-knowns make their names

Simon Dyson could not have been more relaxed on the first tee of the Open Championship if he had been on holiday. A week ago, the Yorkshireman was due to be spending this week in Spain with his wife. Then David Toms withdrew and Dyson got in as an alternate.

Open Diary: 'The Calc' shows Courage to sink putts after a few pints

Mark Calcavecchia was seen enjoying himself in a hostelry at 9pm on Wednesday. Nine hours, 41 minutes later he was on the first tee of the Open Championship. The 51-year-old has always done his own thing and his own thing has often featured more pints in his preparation than holes.

Curse of No 1: Is it the best year for Open joy if you want a long career?

The winners in 1981, '91 and '01 all saw their games fall apart immediately. James Corrigan asks what went wrong and why

Tiger Woods plays safe and misses Open

Tiger Woods' withdrawal from next week's Open Championship has been greeted in the locker room with a mixture of disappointment and concern.

Mark Steel: Why Labour leaders speak drivel

Political questions can be complicated matters, posing complex problems such as the role of the state in an economy with a shrinking manufacturing base. But the most unfathomable political puzzle at the moment is: "Why is Ed Miliband so shit?".

Tiger Woods to miss The Open

Tiger Woods will not be at Sandwich for next week's Open Championship - the second time he has missed the event in four years.

Olazabal pulls out of Open qualifer

Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal has withdrawn from the Open Championship final qualifying competition at Littlestone in Kent tomorrow.

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