Stephen Gallacher of Scotland sees a putt just miss during the third round of  Italian Open Damiani at Circolo Golf Torino. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Paul McGinley’s European team for Gleneagles.The 39-year-old kept his hopes alive with a 69 on Saturday(...)

European team captain Tony Jacklin of England and Seve Ballesteros of Spain raise their arms aloft in victory on the final day of the Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village in Ohio. Europe won the event with a score of 15-13. Photograph: David Cannon/Allsport

Tony Jacklin punctuates the conversation with an occasional chuckle in recalling his time as Europe’s most successful ever Ryder Cup captain.Some 25 y(...)

A concerned  Rory McIlroy watches one of  his drives during the first round of the  Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC in Norton, Massachusetts. Photograph: Herb Swanson/EPA

(...) and then the Tour Championship in Atlanta – remains very much in the hunt going into the weekend in(...)

Hennie Otto of South Africa putts during the second round of the 71st Italian Open Damiani at Circolo Golf Torino. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

(...) three to record the first sub-60 round on the European Tour.“I didn’t really think about my score until(...)

Dublin’s digital heartland near Google’s offices on Barrow Street, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If you have ever inter-railed around eastern Europe there’s a good chance a tour guide or two has(...)

Stephen Gallacher of Scotland hopes to play his way into Ryder Cup selection this week in Turin. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

European Tour, with a successful title defence in the Dubai Desert Classic in February followed by five(...)

Ryder Cup Capatain Paul McGinley talks with the media prior to the Pro - Am of the 71st Italian Open Damiani at Circolo Golf Torino. Photograph by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

European captain Paul McGinley will leave it to the last minute to decide on his Ryder Cup wild(...)

Johnny Sexton’s mooted return from France to play for Leinster next season has been welcomed even by rival provinces. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

(...) inherit a better player than the one who departed over a year ago: “He’s world class. The Lions tour was(...)

  Angel di Maria of Argentina has joined Manchester United from Real Madrid in a  deal worth €75m.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

(...) is vindication for Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman. During United’s pre-season tour of the(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

(...) the first decision of their whistle-stop tour of Dublin. I only have an hour to share all the great(...)