Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool looks on from the bench on Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 27, 2014, 08:30

The Champions League action continued last night with both Liverpool and Arsenal attempting to make it a first clean sweep of Premier League victories(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry has moved up to 47th in the updated official World Golf Rankings, all-but securing a Masters Tournament debut for the Irish man (...)

Irish man Shane Lowry embraces caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green during the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Lowry secured fifth place and will now be able to play in the Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

It was almost fitting that a silent prayer – or possibly something more profane – flashed through Shane Lowry’s mind as his drive drifted towards the (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the final round of the World Tour Championship golf tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Yoshua Arias / EPA

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson successfully defended a title for the first time in his career after a thrilling finish to the DP World Tour Championship on S(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry  celebrates his hole in one on the par-three 13th during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, who despite his first hole-in-one in tournament play, endured frustrating second days at the DP World Tour championship (...)

Former Asada head Richard Ings questions validity of series  for The Cormac McAnallen Cup (above). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 21, 2014, 08:30

Ahead of the International Rules test tomorrow morning between Ireland and Australia, and the validity of the hybrid game has been called into ques(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his tee shot at the par four 16th hole during the first round of the  DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Shane Lowry may not be able to lift 275lb weights as world number one Rory McIlroy did in a gym session in Dubai earlier this week but the affable Of(...)

Rory McIlroy  acknowledges the crowd at the par 5, 18th hole after holing out for a six under par 66 and a share of the lead during the first round of the 2014 DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy could not contain his excitement at getting back into competitive action after a six-week lay-off, although his competitors probably did (...)

Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am event prior to the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Ian Poulter will look to salvage his season with a first victory for two years in the DP World Tour Championship, a win which would be worth almost(...)

Rory McIlroy: will pick up prizemoney of over €1 million for his Race to Dubai victory. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

There’s the feel of a “dead rubber” about this season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The king has already been crowned, as it were; the (...)