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43 reasons why we loved sport in 2014

Teardrop: James Anderson shows his emotions (AFP) 4. Where did you get that hat? When The Times reported Usain Bolt’s verdict that the Commonwealth Games were a “bit s—”, the double Olympic champion denied he had been so scathing and charmed the crowd after winning the sprint relay for Jamaica by immediately donning a tam […]

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Golf 2014 review: Evolution must continue after golf finally began to understand simple fact of equality

Not to say that the decision to enter the modern age was unanimous. The 85 per cent in favour showed that there still was the odd crusty old fool determined that the stagnant status quo should remain. It was not worth thinking of the consequences had these “No” numpties prevailed. Golf is in a perilous […]

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Ryder Cup 2014: Ian Poulter preparing to unleash his alter ego at Gleneagles

“Recently, I’ve been going through the photos of the high points in my career to appear in my forthcoming autobiography. And what I’ve noticed is that on the pictures where I’ve won individual events, or even been doing well at the majors, the faces I pull don’t look anything like that guy in the Ryder […]

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Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley summons the spirit of Sam Torrance to give Europe a winning edge at Gleneagles

“He was putting the blocks in place for me. What he would have said to me would have been very different to what he would have said to Colin Montgomerie or Lee Westwood, or Sergio García. But he knew his players really well and he knew how to tick each person’s box.” Despite the fact […]

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Ryder Cup 2014: Teams will feed off the fighting spirit of their wild cards, Keegan Bradley and Ian Poulter

Bradley took the Chicago heist personally, despite winning three out of three with Phil Mickelson and with his fist-pumping, pop-eyed antics drawing comparison with Europe’s most animated and prolific point-winner. Defeat hurt so badly that Bradley could not open the hold-all he brought back from Medinah containing all the sweat – and yes, tear-stained shirts. […]

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Ryder Cup 2014: Luke Donald in the danger zone as Paul McGinley reveals he is prepared to make brave selections

That is what McGinley means when he talks about “form”. Not simply the mere “form” which shows that Donald has only recorded one top-35 placing in his last eight events. But “form” of a far more in-depth nature which may or may not pertain to their suitability for Gleneagles. These findings will be at the […]

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Tiger Woods withdraws from the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

“I’ve been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They’ve advised me not to play or practice now. “I’m extremely disappointed that I won’t be ready for the competition. “The U.S. Team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to […]

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The Open 2014: Rhys Enoch will carry the spirit of his younger brother to his first major at Hoylake

But then Ben was gone and Rhys had to return to Johnson City on his own. He finished his five-year master’s degree in sports management but never did make it to the Walker Cup. Enoch was still rated an exciting talent – he was signed by the ISM agency, which oversees the likes of Lee […]

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US Open 2014: Luke Donald misses the cut as search for elusive major continues

At last year’s US Open, Luke Donald played with Justin Rose in the final round and, after watching his compatriot make his career breakthrough, vowed to change his swing so he, too, could win a major. On Friday, the Englishman missed his fourth major cut in succession. Of course, these are still early days in […]

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US Open 2014: American golfer James Millard disqualified from tournament after calling a penalty on himself

At the time, Millard consulted with his playing partner, Tommy Gainey, but he did not notice anything untoward. He also informed a rules official, but was told it was his call. If Millard had given himself the two-stroke penalty, he would have missed a play-off by a shot. Millard’s revelation left the USGA with one […]

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