Former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll chips  onto the first green on the Old Course at St Andrews during the final practive round for the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Photograpgh: David Cannon/Getty Images

(...) first round at Carnoustie alongside his father Gerry, while victorious European Ryder Cup captain Paul(...)

  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll   scroing a try against Munster. The two sides meet this weekend but the retired O’Driscoll will be hoping to be still involved in the Dunhill Links. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll becomes the latest Irishman to tee it up at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland starting on Thursday over the St Andrews, Ca(...)

Northampton Saints Alex Corbisiero is tackled by Wasps Ashley Johnson. The former will be out of action until the near year. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Alex Corbisiero out until new year
  • Rugby
  • September 30, 2014, 12:55

(...) after being summoned as an injury replacement from England’s Argentina tour, scoring a try during the(...)

 Darren Clarke admits he would love to be Europe’s Ryder Cup captain.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Lee Westwood backs Clarke for Hazeltine
  • Golf
  • September 30, 2014, 11:29

(...).Since 1999, the captain was selected by the European Tour’s 15-strong tournament committee, but changes(...)

Celebrating the Ryder Cup win on Sunday night golfer Rory McIlroy, wearing a red tartan kilt and wig, parties with Scotland’s Stephen Gallagher

(...)-down selection committee that also includes the European Tour’s chief executive, George O’Grady, and a tournament(...)

Phil Mickleson with US team captain Tom Watson. Watson confirmed Mickleson had pressed him to play on Saturday. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

(...). Phil is one of my dearest friends on the PGA Tour. And I have a lot of respect for our captain. He put(...)

Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy of Europe celebrate winning the Ryder Cup after Jamie Donaldson defeated Keegan Bradley of the United States on the 15th hole. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

(...) one’s desire to be a part of the European team, which even extended to him arranging for a Bose(...)

 Dan Carter: the New Zealand outhalf has just returned from a knee injury. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

(...) weekend in a defeat by Southland. The All Blacks hope Carter will be fit for their European tour in(...)

Tiger Woods (left) and Paul Azinger (right)    during their fourball match against Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn at the  34th Ryder Cup in 2002. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

(...) move away from appointing “lone wolf” captains, instead copying the European model of selecting players(...)

USA’s Jim Furyk (right) hugs European captain Paul McGinley as he leaves The Gleneagles Hotel. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire 1:59

(...) selection process gets under way.The captain was previously selected by the European Tour’s 15-strong(...)