Heineken Cup: Isa Nacewa, the former Leinster utility back is tackled by ASM Clermont Auvergne’s Julien Bonnaire as Nathan Hines looks on. The new version of the tournament, The Champions Cup, has yet to put sponsors in place. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

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Shane Lowry was best of the Irish at the Wales Open, finising three shots off the lead. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Ryder Cup to the fore at Wales Open
  • Golf
  • September 19, 2014, 01:42

The Ryder Cup continued to dominate the agenda at the Wales Open, even though none of the four(...)

Peter Blakeney of Three Rock Rovers: his team    qualified for the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy after winning their first Irish Senior Cup in 40 years last season. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

(...) to 25th, having qualified after winning their first Irish Senior Cup in 40 years last season. Past(...)

Seamus Coleman scores Everton’s second goal during the  Europa League Group H match against VFL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Everton 4 Wolfsburg 1 Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory(...)

Stacy Lewis of the US following her victory in the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Old Course, St Andrews, last year. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

(...) hosts the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Dawson urged members to do what was “right for golf”. Policy change(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini sees the playing of Euro 2020 all over the continent as one of his legacies to the game. Photograph: Fabio Campana/EPA

(...) for Russia to lose the 2018 World Cup and Michel Platini has taken some stick for voting for them to(...)

Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley (right) and Tom Watson.

(...), Finchem didn’t mention the Ryder Cup once. Not a single time. And nobody batted an eyelid.Even allowing(...)

Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts  tees off at the 17th during the first round of the  Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Nicolas Colsaerts outshone the Ryder Cup players competing in the Wales Open, but admitted to pangs(...)

 Diego Costa started Chelsea’s opening Champions League game at home to Schalke on the bench due to hamstring problems. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

(...)’s absence, but the hero of the 2012 European Cup win was culpable as Chelsea missed a host of chances to add(...)

The funny thing is that most of the talk among players this week – at least so far – has been about Billy Horschel and how he isn’t in the American team. He wins the FedEx Cup. He goes second-first-first in the last three weeks. And he, like most of us, will be watching on television. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

(...), this is a time of the season on the European Tour where there is so much to play for. Of course, there(...)