Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to Samantha Murray of Britain   on her way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Photograph: Reuters

The “shaky” start Maria Sharapova was referring to was the lone game she could not prevent Samantha Murray from winning at the beginning of the first(...)

Andy Murray posing with Rufus the Hawk, a raptor that keeps unwanted birds from flapping around the courts.

A front page picture in a London newspaper yesterday had Andy Murray posing with Rufus the Hawk, a raptor that keeps unwanted birds from flapping arou(...)

Graeme McDowell expects that people will support Rory McIlroy’s decision to play with Ireland for the Rio Olympic games in 2016. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is a popular interviewee, displaying a candour that’s as crisp as his short irons. He generally doesn’t need a leg-up when it comes to(...)

 Rory McIlroy  during his press conference ahead of the  114th US Open at Pinehurst in  North Carolina. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy has turned his back on social media and enlisted the help of Jack Nicklaus as he aims to win two of the year’s remaining Major championsh(...)

Bubba Watson waits to hit his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Memorial Tournament. Photo: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

It is less than two weeks before the US Open, and Tiger Woods is sidelined with a back injury, Phil Mickelson is involved in a federal insider trading(...)

Li Na: “In my mind I didn’t have any idea how to play the match.” Photograph: EPA

Li Na helped set an unwanted record by crashing out in the first round at Roland Garros yesterday. Second seed Li’s 7-5 3-6 6-1 loss to Kristina Mlade(...)

Rory McIlroy  throws his ball to the crowd after holing a birdie putt on the 18th green that secured him the  BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A week which began with personal heartache ended in professional triumph as Rory McIlroy came from seven shots behind to claim a remarkable victory in(...)

Rory McIlroy  completes his round oon  day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

His mobile phone has remained switched off, the laptop out of harm’s way and the golf course has become his sanctuary. For Rory McIlroy, putting his g(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy went from flirting with a third consecutive missed cut to a place inside the top 10 in the BMW PGA Championship on Friday. With a swirlin(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Rory McIlroy’s bid for a first, and rather unlikely, BMW PGA Championship title suffered an early blow as the second round got under way at Wentworth (...)

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