Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

Sergio García plays a practice round prior to the start of 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The wise old heads are nodding in his direction, not at all surprised at Shane Lowry’s rise in the golfing world. Darren Clarke, who has ticked the bo(...)

Pádraig Harrington: “I have more clubhead speed now than I ever had in my career.” Photograph: Phil Long/AP Photo

What is it with our walking wounded? First, Rory McIlroy’s ankle – thankfully mended after intensive treatment and rehabilitation away from prying eye(...)

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush participate in a debate of ten leading Republican presidential hopefuls at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The first question to Chris Christie was about the nine credit downgrades that New Jersey had suffered since he became its governor. Ben Carson was(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Democratic presidential candidates will hold the first of six primary debates on October 13th in Nevada, the party has said, setting out a debate cale(...)

 US president Barack Obama announcing a  plan  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from  coal-burning power plants. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Obama administration has vowed to override states that refuse to accept its new climate goals by mandating how they should achieve emissions cuts,(...)

US presidential candidate Donald Trump waves from his car  in Laredo, Texas, on July 23rd, where he had difficulty summoning details when pressed on how he would fix the immigration system. Photoghraph: Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

The most pressing question that Donald J Trump could face next week in the first debate of the US 2016 presidential race may not be about Iran or immi(...)

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group reacted with fury and said in a statement: “If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property ... he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.” Photograph: AP 0:43

Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil have appeared in court as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalat(...)

US flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four US Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, autho(...)

Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, pictured last January, who has joined a crowded field of Republican prospective candidates in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has become the 15th major Republican to enter the race for the White House, formally announcing his long-anticipated (...)