Sport Suzann Pettersen celebrates Europe’s victory at Killeen Castle

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

GOLF: Transsexual to play in the British Open

THE TRANSSEXUAL golfer Mianne Bagger will be able to compete in the women's British Open at Royal Birkdale this summer.

Transsexual to play in the British Open

The transsexual golfer Mianne Bagger will be able to compete in the women's British Open at Royal Birkdale this summer.

GOLF: Wie accepts invitation to play in the British Open

THE TEENAGE prodigy Michelle Wie has accepted an invitation to play in the British Open at Royal Birkdale in July.

Karen Stupples: Overnight sensation years in the making

Mix a little Faldo, a pinch of Davies and a lot of work and you get the first home British Open winner for 13 years

Equestrianism: Friend pips Funnell in dressage to take lead

Ruth Friend, winner of the British Open Championship in August with Two Thyme, rode the same horse to overtake Pippa Funnell and hold the lead following the dressage phase of the Blenheim International Horse Trials, writes Genevieve Murphy.

'Minnie' makes a major impact after record round

It was as if a memo had been sent round informing everyone that after failing to take advantage of perfect conditions on Friday, a second opportunity yesterday should not be passed up at the Weetabix Women's British Open.

Sorenstam built in the Armstrong mould

Should Annika Sorenstam successfully defend her title at the Weetabix Women's British Open - and she has done so at all the other majors so it is hardly unknown territory - the Swedish world No 1 would join Tiger Woods with eight major championships to her credit.

Why Westwood is a major plus for Langer

Bernhard Langer, at home in Florida receiving treatment on his injured wrist, spent most of last week in front of the television watching The Open Championship. And he liked what he saw from Royal Troon. "I thought Lee Westwood emphasised that he will win a major championship," Langer said.

Precise Weir finds pragmatism pays

Mike Weir made his debut in The Open Championship at Carnoustie five years ago. The Canadian would have been forgiven for thinking he was at a US Open. He shot an 83 in the first round yet still made the cut.

Casey flies the flag for England

Eleven years after helping to operate a scoreboard at the Open Championship, Paul Casey put his name at the top of it yesterday. A year after collapsing to an 85 in the opening round at Sandwich, Casey improved by a dramatic 19 strokes. A couple of days after saying there were not as many young British players coming through as there should be, the 26-year-old from Weybridge provided a strong case for being the leader of the pack.

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album