Rory McIlroy will play in the Final Series despite not playing the minimum number of events required Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The European Tour did not set a dangerous precedent by allowing Rory McIlroy to compete in the(...)

Northern Ireland players celebrate clinching qualification for Euro 2016 qualifier at Windsor Park on Thursday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

(...), Greece, to reach next summer’s European Championship finals in France. Win-win, as they say. In Belfast(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long celebrates scoring his team’s winner. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • October 9, 2015, 08:30

(...) will hope that the man who transformed Borussia Dortmund into a European powerhouse will also be able(...)

Annalise Murphy is competing at the Semaine Olympique Française this week in La Rochelle, France.

(...) third this summer at the Under-21 Radial Women European Championships in Spain. Yet to declare In(...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action during the first round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

(...) and his opportunity to impress playing partner Darren Clarke, who will captain the European Ryder Cup(...)

Germany’s Mats Hummels leads a training session at the Aviva. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters
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  • October 8, 2015, 08:33

European qualifier tie - the last time the teams met in this venue the Germans put six goals past Kieran(...)

Shane Lowry was yet to turn pro the last time the British Masters was played. Photograph: Getty

I was hanging out with a few of the other lads in the clubhouse at Woburn on Tuesday, a cup of(...)

Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis, who currently plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.

European Championships Qualifier Group F Northern Ireland v Greece Windsor Park, 7.45pm Live on Sky(...)

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion will not play in Northern Ireland’s next qualifier game. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

(...) games with Greece, who are bottom, and fourth-placed Finland. They have never qualified for a European(...)

 Rory McIlroy has been given a special exemption to remain in the Race to Dubai. Photograph: EPA

(...) in the Race to Dubai, even though that could stop him from ending the season as European number one(...)