LIV golfers find way to earn world ranking points

In a sensational move, LIV Golf is expecting its event in Bangkok this week to deliver world rankings points for the first time and so allow its players a pathway to qualify for the majors. Greg Norman’s enterprise believes that a “strategic alliance” it has formed with the little-known MENA Tour will give the Saudi-funded … Read more

Struggling Jason Roy to miss out on England central contract

After announcing Roy’s absence from the T20 side, managing director Rob Key said he expected the opener to remain a key part of the one-day set-up (England believe that is his strongest format), and he can expect to be involved in the three-match series that follows the World Cup, as well as a three-match series … Read more

Sergio Garcia given Friday deadline to avoid Ryder Cup exile

Sergio Garcia has until Friday to decide whether to play in the Mallorca Open later this month, knowing that non-attendance will bring one of the Ryder Cup’s most storied careers to a pitifully anti-climatic end.  Europe’s regulations state that only DP World Tour members are eligible for selection and to retain his card Garcia needs … Read more

Don’t be fooled by the extraordinary health claims on these foods

When chef Gordon Ramsay launched a new gin last year, in partnership with the Scottish producer Eden Mill, a Facebook advert for the brand made it sound rather wholesome. It included the claim that the gin retained the micro-nutrients of honeyberries, “which have more antioxidants than blueberries, more potassium than bananas, more vitamin C than … Read more

Eighty-seven-year-old wins prestigious Woodhall Spa golf title

If anyone remains in any doubt that golf is a game for all ages then the remarkable 87-year-old Rosemary Reed has surely ended the debate once and for all by winning the Central England Mixed Foursomes trophy – 65 years after first playing in the prestigious competition. The former music teacher made her debut in … Read more

Why Putin would be a fool to go nuclear in Ukraine

With freedom to operate above Ukraine, Western air forces could do the same thing to the Russian army that they did to the Iraqi and Libyan armies: destroy pretty much every tank, armoured vehicle or artillery piece that dared show itself. This work, once the airspace was opened up by the various standoff cruise weapons, … Read more

George Russell ready to win Formula One world title

Claire Williams, his former team principal, recalls their early meetings with great fondness. “He was so diligent,” Williams remarked in an interview with this newspaper last year. “I loved the notebook. I loved how presentable he always was, and how eloquent. That, for me, was lovely.” That professionalism and earnest nature has paid off spectacularly. … Read more

‘LIV isn’t going anywhere, and neither are the Tours’

“I chatted to them and explained my position and said it was nothing at all to do with their product or how I’d been treated or anything,” he said. “But I’m turning 40 in a few weeks, was only maybe going to have another year on the grind of tours and, honestly, I was completely … Read more

Why charisma is a more important weapon on the battlefield than the size of an army

It is a point that Gen Sir Patrick stands by, having said that “land will still be the decisive domain” if a battle were to break out between Nato and Russia. In his maiden Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) speech as Chief of the General Staff, Sir Patrick warned that the UK Army’s capability was … Read more

latest updates from rainy Marina Bay

And welcome to our coverage for qualifying for the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix. Both championships appear to be all but dead and buried as we currently stand, but that does not mean there is not a great deal of interest and intrigue around the paddock at the Marina Bay Street Circuit this weekend. The most … Read more