Sport Suzann Pettersen celebrates Europe’s victory at Killeen Castle

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

Women's game needs a Wie bit of magic

The last time Michelle Wie teed it up in the Ricoh Women's British Open her left wrist was as mangled as her public profile and pretty much everyone was relieved when she crashed out with a second-round 80. Now, two years on, Wie returns and although the pain is only masked by powerful anti-inflammatories, at least her chances of contending for a first major seem healthy enough.

Watson suffers in Norman conquest

American denied at Open likely to be spared further heartache after Australian's surge, writes James Corrigan

Sport in Brief: Champion Daley into another final

Tom Daley yesterday qualified for the final of the 10m synchro with Max Brick at the swimming world championships in Rome.

Give leading seniors ticket to the majors, says Langer

Bernhard Langer has called on golf's governing bodies to allow more veterans into the field at major championships. Langer was the leading player on the Champions Tour in the US last year, but has not been exempt from Open Championship qualifying for several years.

Leading article: A different planet

Tom Watson did not putt in vain. The veteran golfer may have missed by only a few inches but the drama of the final day of the British Open kept the amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley awake for an extra half-hour at his home outside Murrumbateman in New South Wales.

Watson makes record leap up the rankings

It may come as little consolation, but Tom Watson's agonising play-off defeat at the Open has improved his world ranking by a record 1,269 places – from 1,374th to 105th.

Cink wins British Open after playoff with Watson

The greatest story ever told - certainly in golf, maybe in the whole of sport - did not have the dream ending most people wanted at Turnberry tonight.

British breaks: Suffolk

Daly makes a fashion statement

Was that John Daly out there on the fifth hole? Or was it really Bruno?

Subscription costs could cloud your viewing heaven

Personal video recorders seem to promise much, but package prices vary widely. Chiara Cavaglieri reports

Equestrianism: Baldwin motors into early lead on Drivetime at Badminton Trials

Emily Baldwin held the advantage on Drivetime after the first day of dressage at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, where the 28-year-old Briton is 1.5pts ahead of last year's British Open champions, Ruth Edge and Mayhem III.

The Ten Best Iconic Sporting Venues

Wimbledon opened the doors to the public this week to show off a new 1000 tonne roof over Centre Court, and with it change the landscape of one of the world's most iconic sporting venues.

Turnberry course to be lengthened for Open

Turnberry's Ailsa course will be 247 yards longer for this year's British Open than it was the last time it staged the event in 1994.

Drug testing to be introduced at the Open

Drug-testing will be introduced at the British Open, the oldest major championship, for the first time this year.

The Catholic coup at St Andrews

Louise Richardson is neither male nor Protestant, making her an unlikely principal of the ancient university – and not everyone is happy , says Andy McSmith
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas