Shell’s £35 billion bid for rival BG Group, which has been approved by both companies’ shareholders, is expected to become effective on February 15th and Thursday’s financial results reiterated the group’s efforts to slash costs.

European majors to detail the effects of the crude price collapse on earnings, said full-year profits, on a(...)

Rory McIlroy has said he would love to see Tiger Woods return to fitness and compete at the top once again. Photograph: Getty

(...) have another go at trying to win majors and give every golf fan what they want to see.” McIlroy would(...)

Rory McIlroy  plays a bunker shot during a practice round for the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club  in Dubai, UAE, yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

(...) understandable, especially so given the imminence of Augusta and also that all four Majors this year will be(...)

Jordan Spieth of the United States walks off the 18th hole after the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

(...) bigger break in the middle of the season to get ready to really have my game once these compressed majors(...)

Barbie maker Mattel is to report after the US market closes on Monday.

S&P sectors were lower, with the energy index’s 2.2 percent fall leading the decliners. Oil majors(...)

Novak Djokovic  consoles  Andy Murray  after winning their final match at the Australian Open in  Melbourne. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters

(...)th in their past 12 matches. Djokovic now has 11 Majors, and should overtake Rafael Nadal’s 14 within(...)

 Andy Murray of Britain plays a backhand in his semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

(...) it is the Serb who has outshone the Scot in nearly every way: 60 titles to 35; 10 majors to two; $93(...)

Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men’s singles semi-final match against Canada’s Milos Raonic on day twelve of the 2016 Australian Open. Photo: William West/Getty Images

(...) slam semi-final at 28, with two majors to his name. Raonic, second in the tournament aces count only(...)

Alastair McCaig:  year of major volatility

(...) end. However, McCaig doesn’t envisage a rush by oil majors to pick off smaller explorers, such as(...)

Novak Djokovic raced out of the blocks to beat Roger Federer in the Australian Open semi-final. Photograph: Reuters

(...), barring illness or injury, is better placed than at any time in his career to win all four majors before(...)