Serena Williams of the U.S. and Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia talk after Diatchenko retired from their match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Diatchenko appeared severely hobbled from the start, unable to move well, and retired in the second set. Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Williams is trying to do here. If she does complete a sweep of all four majors, she joins Graf on 22 slam(...)

“I’ll be honest: wins are everything in golf. No-one plays to finish in the top-five, or to finish second or third. You would definitely swap a lot of good finishes for a win, so I think it has been a pretty successful year so far in that regards.” Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

(...), the thing that actually stands out to me is missing the cut by just one shot in three of the Majors. I(...)

Jason Day with Jordan Spieth: “It’s going to be tough to unseat Jordan because he’s played such amazing golf this year.” Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

(...) and is hopeful, despite Spieth having captured two majors and two other PGA Tour titles this season(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

(...). Oil majors Exxon and Chevron recovered somewhat to trade down about 1.5 per cent, having fallen more(...)

Roger Federer shakes hands with Novak Djokovic after defeating him in two sets to win the mens singles final at the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

(...) that he can add to his 17 majors, five of which he has collected there, sharing the record with Pete(...)

Tiger Woods reacts after chipping in for birdie on the 10th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club  in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Championship. Woods has missed the cut at the last three Majors, and has had to bat away talk that he is(...)

An emotional Jason Day celebrates his PGA Championship win with his mentor and caddie Colin Swatton who has coached the  Major winner since the latter was 12.  Photo: David Cannon/Getty

(...) much of his formative years. His consistency in Majors over the past few years has not happened with(...)

Tiger Woods in action during the pro-am at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. “He is at the bottom of the mountain at the moment, but you have to start somewhere,” said Jason Day. Photograph: Rob Brown/AP

(...) the cut at the last three Majors. Day, who went on to win the US PGA, considers Woods a friend, but(...)

Michael Sam (front) left Canadian Football League side Montreal Alouettes’ last Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

(...) levels below the majors. It’s a long, long way from down there to the show. And, as Sam might testify(...)

Jason Day  with his caddie Colin Swatton on the 18th green after winning the 2015 PGA Championship  at Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Sunday. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

(...) he had experienced in the Majors through the years. Day was supreme in closing the deal. No fewer(...)