David Howell plays out of a bunker on to the second green during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

(...) four other top-10 finishes this season in pursuit of a third European Tour title. “Except for Wentworth(...)

Novak Djokovic beat  Jarkko Nieminen in straight sets to reach the next round of Wimbledon. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • July 2, 2015, 08:33

Tour card. Graeme McDowell is looking to become the first man since Marcel Dallemagne in 1938 to win(...)

Both myself and my caddie Dermot Byrne left Chambers Bay singing the same tune, that it was one of the best and most enjoyable weeks we’d ever had at a golf tournament. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

European Tour or anything like that. I want to play on both circuits and it is obviously a help to stay in(...)

 World number one amateur Leona Maguire will play in the  Ladies European Masters at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

European Tour, and is unfazed at taking on the pros. “I’m really looking forward to it, it’s always nice(...)

 Graeme McDowell, who failed to make the cut at the US Open at Chambers Bay, is this week aiming for a third successive French Open win. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Montgomerie, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, to claim a hat-trick of European Tour titles in the same event(...)

Tunisian security forces patrol a beach in Sousse, south of the capital Tunis, on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Irish tour operator Sunway has suspended its Tunisia holiday programme in the wake of Friday(...)

Des Cahill covered Italia ’90 for RTÉ Sport

(...) ‘90 unfold. It’s something he’s well used to, having covered Olympic Games, Ryder Cups, European(...)

Charles  Haughey walks towards the fans after the Republic of Ireland’s defeat to Italy in Rome. “I didn’t go on that trip no but he took a whole lot of people, including a lot of opposition people; he took Alan Dukes, I think, and De Rossa, they all went out on the government jet. It was a big story at the time.”

(...) football sorted itself out. “The Romania game was on one of the days that the European Council was meeting(...)

Niall Quinn celebrates his equalising goal against the Netherlands.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) uprooted Bulgaria in Sofia and on the back of a hugely gratifying campaign in the finals of the European(...)

Paul Dunne will tee it up at next month’s Open Championship at St Andrew’s after qualifying at Woburn. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

(...) this year and will then go to the European Tour Qualifying School to try and earn his card as a(...)