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Mallow’s James Sugrue fist bumps his opponent David Micheluzzi of Australia after both birdied the 14th hole during the semi-final of the  British Amateur Championship at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

What was it Sam Torrance used to say about players stepping out of the shadows in Ryder Cups? In truth, this 124th British Amateur Championship at Por(...)

Mallow’s James Sugrue signals with his driver on the eighth hole during the  British Amateur championship at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph:  R&A via Getty Images

If ever there was a sight to behold, it was of James Sugrue in mid-session during the two rounds he played in this 124th edition of the British Amateu(...)

Competitors line up before dawn on the beach in Tenby, Wales, before the start of the Wales Ironman earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Ricky Hicks and Gary Evans scanned the list, searching for their names. Hicks spotted his first: No 647. It took Evans longer. No surprise, really – E(...)

A  monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee towers over a traffic circle in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

As southern US statehouses and cities debate the legitimacy of flying the Confederate flag, the mayor of New Orleans is proposing the most comprehensi(...)