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'The inspirational women's major celebrating 50 years'
29/03/2021 | sport | golf | 82
This week's ANA Inspiration - the first major of 2021 - is a tournament that was fundamental to the growth of women's professional golf when it was first played in 1972, writes Iain Carter.
A prelude to what could be a classic
28/03/2021 | sport | f1 | 1,366
Mercedes look to have a proper fight on their hands in 2021. Roll on, Emilia Romagna...
Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix
28/03/2021 | sport | f1 | 2,047
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton holds off Max Verstappen's Red Bull for victory in an extraordinary finish to the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Whyte knocks out Povetkin in rematch
28/03/2021 | sport | boxing | 356
Dillian Whyte produces a fine display to stop Alexander Povetkin in their rematch in Gibraltar.
Wales win title as Scotland beat France
26/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,580
Wales clinch the Six Nations as 14-man Scotland snatch their first victory in Paris since 1999 to wreck France's title hopes.
Awesome England chase 337 to beat India
26/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,118
Jonny Bairstow strikes a magnificent century and Ben Stokes a brutal 99 in an emphatic England chase of 337 to beat India in the second ODI in Pune.
Haining replaces Fagerson for Scotland
25/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,144
Scotland are forced to replace number eight Matt Fagerson with Nick Haining on the eve of Friday's Six Nations finale against France.
WGC Matchplay to whet amateur appetites
22/03/2021 | sport | golf | 138
This week's event sees the world's best players competing head-to-head in an event that will inspire hundreds of thousands of amateurs looking forward to a return to playing next week, writes Iain Carter.
Where are stalled England going wrong?
22/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,790
Slow starts. Record points conceded. A sky-high penalty count. How England's Six Nations campaign fell short on multiple fronts.
Pick your Lions XV and find out who impressed in latest games
22/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 995
Pick your starting Lions XV as Alun Wyn Jones leads the captaincy race, Johnny Sexton shines at 10 and Louis Rees-Zammit lays claim on a starting spot.
Wales denied Grand Slam in epic finale
20/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,494
France inflict heartbreak on Wales as they seal a 32-30 victory in dramatic fashion to deny Wayne Pivac's side a Grand Slam in Paris.
Impressive Ireland thump dismal England
20/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,011
Ireland produce an outstanding display to overcome an ill-disciplined England 32-18 in the Six Nations despite Bundee Aki's red card.
India beat England to level T20 series
18/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 966
India set up a series decider with an eight-run win over England in an absorbing fourth Twenty20 in Ahmedabad.
BBC to move key jobs and programmes out of London
18/03/2021 | news | entertainment | 3,589
The corporation is expanding out of the capital to "ensure every household gets value from the BBC".
'Major still within Westwood’s grasp but Thomas proved mind and body have to be spot on'
15/03/2021 | sport | golf | 204
An elusive major is still not beyond Lee Westwood but his narrow loss to Justin Thomas at the Players Championship is evidence you need mind and body working spot on to succeed, writes Iain Carter.
Thomas edges Westwood to win Players
14/03/2021 | sport | golf | 506
Justin Thomas emerges on a hectic final day to win the Players Championship by two strokes as Lee Westwood finishes runner-up.
Walker - a legend with effervescent enthusiasm
13/03/2021 | sport | f1 | 981
Legendary motor racing commentator, who became as famous as the drivers themselves, dies at 97
Wales eye Grand Slam after Italy rout
13/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,391
Wales score seven tries against Italy in Rome to set up a Grand Slam chance against France in Paris next weekend.
New Sawgrass rule thwarts DeChambeau
10/03/2021 | sport | golf | 395
The PGA Tour introduces an internal out-of-bounds at Sawgrass to ensure Bryson DeChambeau does not take an unusual route to the 18th green at this week's Players Championship.
Covid-19: Don't think pandemic is over, Whitty warns
09/03/2021 | news | health | 5,342
Unlocking too quickly would lead to a substantial surge in infection, the UK's chief medical adviser says.
Bay Hill thriller 'superb appetiser'
08/03/2021 | sport | golf | 418
Bryson DeChambeau's victory over Lee Westwood at Bay Hill sets up this week's Players Championship which is followed by a major in each month up to July, writes Iain Carter
England batting fails again in India
04/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,428
England's batsmen once again fail to deliver on the first day of the final Test against India in Ahmedabad.
Covid-19: Regular tests a 'game-changer' for schools, says science adviser
02/03/2021 | news | uk | 733
Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says.
Brazilian variant: Hancock denies quarantine delays put lives at risk
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,725
It comes as the search continues for a person in England infected with the Brazilian variant.
Covid vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80% in over-80s
01/03/2021 | news | health | 2,804
The UK will soon be in a "very different world", government scientists promise after the success of the jabs.
Covid: 'People are tired of working from home'
01/03/2021 | news | business | 2,579
Canary Wharf expects people to return to the office but may choose home working some of the time.
How Horan's helping steer golf in right direction
01/03/2021 | sport | golf | 235
Former One Direction singer Niall Horan is an ideal ambassador to help steer golf towards towards a more enlightened path, writes Iain Carter.
England must accept ref calls - Jones
27/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,691
England's coach and captain both refuse to lay blame on defeat by Wales on two controversial refereeing calls.
Pivac enjoys 'special' Triple Crown day
27/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 639
Coach Wayne Pivac reveals his pride as Wales celebrate the first silverware of his tenure with the Triple Crown clinched in Cardiff.
Wales beat England to take Triple Crown
27/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 4,482
Wales take the Triple Crown with a bonus-point win against England after early controversy in their Six Nations match in Cardiff.
Reading and Leeds boss 'very confident' festivals will happen
24/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,561
Organisers are "very confident" the events will happen this summer, as lockdown is due to be eased.
Why misfiring McIlroy needs Sunshine State swing
22/02/2021 | sport | golf | 421
Rory McIlroy missed the cut last week for the first time in 30 PGA Tour events but while underlying statistics suggest a deterioration in form, here's why the Florida-swing offers cause for optimism.
Covid-19: First travellers arrive in UK for hotel quarantine stay
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,615
Arrivals from "red list" countries must pay £1,750 to spend 10 days in government-sanctioned hotels.
Ashwin century makes England toil
15/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,903
A century from local hero Ravichandran Ashwin heaps misery on England in the second Test against India in Chennai.
England crumble in second India Test
14/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 2,212
England are bowled out for 134 as India open up a lead of 249 to seize control of the second Test in Chennai.
England bounce back against Italy
13/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,376
England find flashes of attacking flair to bounce back from last week's Scotland defeat and claim a 41-18 Six Nations victory against Italy.
Wales edge out 14-man Scots in thriller
13/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,003
Wales edge out 14-man Scotland in a mesmeric thriller at Murrayfield to maintain their 100% start to their Six Nations campaign.
Rohit's 161 gives India edge over England
13/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,700
England are given a stark reminder of the challenge of touring India by Rohit Sharma's classy 161 on day one of the second Test.
Holiday giant Tui bets on summer bounce back
09/02/2021 | news | business | 806
The travel firm expects holiday bookings to be 80% of usual levels thanks to the vaccine programme.
Spieth showing shades of return to top
08/02/2021 | sport | golf | 185
With Dustin Johnson on a relentless run, Iain Carter assesses the challenge of former world number ones Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka, who are all returning to form.
Wales hold on to beat 14-man Ireland
07/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,751
Wales overcome 14-man Ireland to win a tense 2021 Six Nations opener in Cardiff.
Scots end 38-year wait for Twickenham win
06/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 4,000
Scotland claim a first win at Twickenham since 1983 as fly-half Finn Russell orchestrates a shock Six Nations victory against England.
Covid vaccines extremely safe, finds UK regulator
05/02/2021 | news | health | 1,935
Almost all the side-effects of the two vaccines being used in the UK are mild and expected, says MHRA.
R&A proposals set to limit ball distance
02/02/2021 | sport | golf | 549
Golf's rule makers are proposing changes to help curb the length professional players can hit the ball off the tee.
UK variant has mutated again, scientists say
02/02/2021 | news | health | 2,932
The Kent variant now dominant in the UK appears to be undergoing some "worrying" new changes.
Caution prevails on low-key deadline day
02/02/2021 | sport | football | 530
Just three permanent deals are completed by Premier League clubs on a quiet deadline day as spending in the whole transfer window is at its lowest level since 2012.
'Reed's reputation precedes him'
01/02/2021 | sport | golf | 597
Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy followed similar protocols when dealing with an embedded ball last week but the American is under more scrutiny because reputations matter, writes Iain Carter.
Covid: English schools could return 8 March 'at the earliest' - PM
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,042
The PM sets the date he hopes England's lockdown will begin to ease, but warns of a "perilous situation".
'Full steam ahead for big Ryder Cup party'
27/01/2021 | sport | golf | 143
Europe captain Padraig Harrington talks about Ryder Cup preparations, Rory McIlroy and Tyrrell Hatton's form and the emergence of a junior Woods.
Big rise in redundancies among young people
26/01/2021 | news | business | 1,514
People aged 25 to 34 face the highest risk of redundancy as Covid pushes up the jobless rate to 5%.
Chelsea sack manager Lampard
25/01/2021 | sport | football | 4,805
Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge, with former Paris St-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him.
Covid: 'Too early' to say if lockdown will end in spring - Boris Johnson
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 5,496
Boris Johnson says England's measures will be reviewed once the priority groups have had the vaccine.
'Postman' Poulter to deliver again?
18/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 267
Europe captain Padraig Harrington warns that some of Europe's older players may miss out on the delayed Ryder Cup but with qualifying resuming this week, Iain Carter predicts who will be in the 12.
O'Sullivan beaten by Higgins at Masters
15/01/2021 | sport | snooker | 416
World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is beaten 6-3 by John Higgins in a remarkable Masters quarter-final.
Covid: UK at 'worst point' of pandemic, says Hancock
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,486
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says 2.3 million people in the UK have now had a Covid-19 vaccine dose.
Smith ends 16-month wait for Test hundred
08/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 435
India reach 96-2 after Steve Smith's 131 helps Australia's post 338 on day two of the third Test in Sydney.
'He sneaks up on you, you don't hear him coming'
06/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 150
Modest and likeable off the pitch but a fast-bowling demon on it - the story of India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah.
Virgin joins Tui and Thomas Cook in cancelling holiday bookings
05/01/2021 | news | business | 1,388
Virgin Holidays joins Tui and Thomas Cook in cancelling holidays after latest coronavirus restrictions.
Covid: Boris Johnson set to announce new England lockdown
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,874
Boris Johnson will make a televised address at 20:00 GMT to outline further steps as virus cases rise.
Joshua has confidence problem - Fury
04/01/2021 | sport | boxing | 343
Tyson Fury says he could beat Anthony Joshua inside two rounds if a fight between the pair can be agreed.
Covid: Regional rules 'probably going to get tougher', says Boris Johnson
03/01/2021 | news | politics | 12,813
Boris Johnson says more areas may need tougher rules, as Labour urges England-wide curbs within 24 hours.
Stock markets and pound rise ahead of Brexit deal
24/12/2020 | news | business | 526
UK markets close for Christmas in upbeat mood, hours before the Brexit trade deal is announced.
EU and UK in 'final push' for post-Brexit trade deal
22/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,496
Talks are continuing in Brussels, with less than 10 days to go until the UK leaves EU trading rules.
Holders Man City hammer Arsenal to book EFL Cup semi-final spot
22/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,019
Holders Manchester City score four goals to pile on the misery for Arsenal and reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Top 10 reasons golf made us smile in 2020
21/12/2020 | sport | golf | 150
Despite the Covid-enforced cancellation of The Open and Ryder Cup postponement, golf in 2020 provided welcome cheer in this largely miserable year, writes Iain Carter.
New coronavirus variant: What do we know?
20/12/2020 | news | health | 341
How has a new coronavirus variant become the most common form of the virus in parts of England?
Covid-19: Christmas rules tightened for England, Scotland and Wales
20/12/2020 | news | uk | 9,170
Family mixing at Christmas will be much reduced and scrapped completely for parts of the South East.
Perez to race for Red Bull in 2021
18/12/2020 | sport | f1 | 736
Mexican Sergio Perez signs to race for Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen next year.
Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,148
The PM and the EU Commission head speak again by phone, and acknowledge differences remain.
Covid: 'Rash' Christmas rules 'will cost many lives'
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,012
Officials from the four UK nations discuss the plans, as top medical journals call them a "blunder".
Westwood win bucks golf's youthful trend
14/12/2020 | sport | golf | 196
Lee Westwood's longevity and continued excellence in a sport that grows ever more youthful is quite staggering, writes Iain Carter.
Westwood wins third Race to Dubai
13/12/2020 | sport | golf | 241
Lee Westwood wins the Race to Dubai after an extraordinary finish to the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship.
Joshua outclasses Pulev in knockout win
13/12/2020 | sport | boxing | 284
Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua floors Kubrat Pulev four times on his way to a knockout win.
Xhaka off as Burnley stun Arsenal
13/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,526
Granit Xhaka is sent off for violent conduct as a desperately poor Arsenal side are stunned at home by Premier League strugglers Burnley.
Brexit: PM and EU say trade deal unlikely by Sunday
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 18,053
Boris Johnson urges Brussels to make a "big change" as the deadline set by the two sides approaches.
England recall Moeen for Sri Lanka tour
11/12/2020 | sport | cricket | 358
England recall Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow but rest Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer for the two Tests in Sri Lanka next month.
Brexit: 'Strong possibility' of no trade deal with EU - PM
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,024
Boris Johnson says negotiations with the EU will continue, but are "not yet there at all".
Brexit: PM says deal 'still there to be done' ahead of crunch trip
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,396
Boris Johnson says the UK must be able to follow its own rules, as he arrives in Brussels for talks.
Brexit: Johnson heads to Brussels on Wednesday for last ditch trade talks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,689
Boris Johnson seeks a last minute breakthrough in stalled talks over a UK-EU trade agreement.
Brexit: PM says 'sweet reason' can get UK and EU to trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,967
Boris Johnson says "hope springs eternal" ahead of a meeting with the European Commission president.
'A unique and youthful Women's US Open'
08/12/2020 | sport | golf | 99
A major in December, being played over two courses, with an average age for the 156 players of 26 all adds up to a unique US Women's Open, writes Iain Carter.
Brexit: PM to meet EU chief in bid to save trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,864
The UK and EU say "significant differences" still remain as the leaders prepare to talk face-to-face.
I've built a tougher mentality - Joshua
07/12/2020 | sport | boxing | 431
Anthony Joshua is adopting "a gladiator mentality" as he prepares to put his world heavyweight titles on the line.
'Dubai a fitting finale for 2020 season'
07/12/2020 | sport | golf | 97
The European Tour deserves huge praise for crafting a season out of the ruins of 2020's coronavirus-dominated year, writes Iain Carter.
Brexit: UK-EU trade talks continue as 'sticking points' remain
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,302
EU sources say the two sides are nearing an agreement on access to UK waters by EU fishing fleets.
Perez wins Sakhir GP as Mercedes pit error costs Russell
06/12/2020 | sport | f1 | 2,223
Racing Point's Sergio Perez takes his first F1 victory in the Sakhir GP as Mercedes fumble what should have been a debut win for George Russell.
England beat France in dramatic final
06/12/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,215
Owen Farrell finally finds his kicking boots to land a sudden-death penalty to subdue a stand-in France and win the Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham.
Bottas just beats Russell to Sakhir pole
05/12/2020 | sport | f1 | 777
Valtteri Bottas edges Mercedes new-boy George Russell to pole position at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Covid-19: UK 'confident' of having 800,000 vaccine doses by next week
04/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,583
Alok Sharma says he expects the doses to arrive for the start of the UK's vaccination programme.
Fans divided about stadium return
02/12/2020 | sport | football | 971
A BBC Sport poll suggests football fans are divided on whether they should be allowed to return to matches before a Covid-19 vaccine is available.
English football ready for return of fans
01/12/2020 | sport | football | 235
After being barred from most matches since March, some supporters in England will return to stadiums on Wednesday.
Covid: Alcohol ban for Welsh pubs and restaurants from Friday
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,254
Pubs and restaurants will have to shut at 6pm and will not be able to serve alcoholic drinks.
England venture into the not-so-wild West
27/11/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 872
Without the febrile atmosphere of the Principality Stadium, Wales go into Saturday's meeting hoping for, rather than believing in, victory.
Wales are miles behind England - Jones
24/11/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 953
Former captain Gwyn Jones believes Wales are "miles behind" England as the teams prepare to meet in the Autumn Nations Cup on Saturday.
Covid-19: PM sets out 'tougher' post-lockdown tiers for England
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,128
England will return to a regional approach from 2 December but the tiers will be "tougher", the PM says.
Fans to be allowed at outdoor sports
23/11/2020 | sport | other | 1,634
Up to 4,000 fans will be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the four-week national lockdown in England ends.
British Airways' big sell-off: Champagne flutes and trolleys
23/11/2020 | news | business | 578
The airline is selling thousands of items, including memorabilia from its retired 747 aircraft.
Wins highlight glorious unpredictability
23/11/2020 | sport | golf | 56
After Dustin Johnson's obvious Masters win, Robert Streb's PGA Tour win last week shows freakish results can still happen in golf, writes Iain Carter.
Spurs go top with victory over Man City
21/11/2020 | sport | football | 1,279
Tottenham move top of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho's side claim a hard-fought victory over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.
EU ultimatum to UK over Brexit talks
10/09/2020 | news | politics | 11,728
Drop plans to rewrite withdrawal agreement by end of month or risk scuppering trade deal, UK is told.