Newly named Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke misses the cut after three bogeys on the back nine in the Joburg Open in South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Just a week after the euphoria of being named Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke missed(...)

World number one Rory McIlroy drives off at the 16th during the second round at the PGA National’s Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Luis M Alvarez/AP

(...)-start day that had two suspensions in play due to inclement weather, US Ryder Cup player Patrick Reed defied(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan plays his second shot into the 18th green during the second round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

(...) the cut after a two-over 73 on the West Course saw him finish on one under. European Ryder Cup captain(...)

Speaking in Belfast, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than December 18. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than(...)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was left to rue his side’s lack of cutting edge as they were knocked out of the Europa League on penalties by besiktas. Photograph: AFP

Liverpool to their first defeat in four European penalty competitions and only their third in 15 in total(...)

Liverpool were sent out of the Europa League after they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas after drawing 1-1 on aggregate. Photograph: AFP

(...) bring their miserable European campaign to an end.Taking a 1-0 lead into the tie, Brendan Rodger’s side(...)

 Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt talks to his team before the Six Nations game against France. The only change to the side that won that game is  because of injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) also be mindful of how Joe Marler imposed himself on Mike Ross in the back-to-back European Champions(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world(...)

Annalise Murphy:  may face the prospect of a trial even though she won a Laser Radial nation place at last year’s ISAF World Cup in Spain. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) helms will be subject to a first past the post trial based around at least one European regatta. Only(...)

Tolgay Arslan  scores for  Besiktas in the Europa League second leg match against Liverpool at the Ataturk  Stadium in Istanbul. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

(...) earned them a European Cup, on the other it was for a place in the final.This occasion it was merely for(...)