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Does Scottish football really want to tackle wayward fans? | Ewan Murray

With an upsurge in fan misbehaviour, those in power should tackle this disease rather than concentrate on self-preservationIt was hardly a leap of faith to have envisioned sighs of relief in Scottish football’s high offices this month as chaos reigned …

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Smart money is on Rory McIlroy snapping out of Sliding Sundays

Four-times major winner has failed to win from the final pairing on the last nine occasions. What would Jordan Spieth give for this supposedly woeful situation?Rory McIlroy has encountered this statistical storm before. Only the day – and the year – ha…

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Brendan Rodgers rebuilt his reputation at Celtic but still has plenty to prove | Ewan Murray

Celtic’s domestic dominance under Rodgers cannot be disputed but a lack of progress in Europe is just one reason they should not feel bereft without himAt least Brendan Rodgers is consistent. Upon exiting Celtic, thereby causing uproar among an element…

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Brendan Rodgers rebuilt his reputation at Celtic but still has plenty to prove | Ewan Murray

Celtic’s domestic dominance under Rodgers cannot be disputed but a lack of progress in Europe is just one reason they should not feel bereft without himAt least Brendan Rodgers is consistent. Upon exiting Celtic, thereby causing uproar among an element…

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Leicester set to make quick move for Brendan Rodgers as new manager

• Club believe they can hire Rodgers this season• Celtic would demand £5m in compensationLeicester are stepping up attempts to hire Brendan Rodgers as their new manager immediately, with the club believing there is now the prospect of him being coaxed …

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Brendan Rodgers wants Celtic to ‘attack the game’ against Valencia

• Hoops take on Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday• Rodgers: ‘Let’s go and attack the game and enjoy it’Recurring trauma against continental opposition in recent times might have afforded Scottish football an inferiority complex, but Brendan Rod…

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Sergio García disqualified from Saudi International after smashing greens

• Spanish player takes frustration out on putting surfaces• ‘It will never happen again,’ says apologetic GarcíaThe European Tour’s inaugural Saudi International, a tournament already beset by bad publicity, has been afforded a further layer of controv…

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Hibernian confirm exit of Neil Lennon but find ‘no misconduct or wrongdoing’

• Lennon had been suspended five days ago • Manager ‘has not been dismissed and has not resigned’Hibernian have confirmed the departure of their manager Neil Lennon, five days after suspending the 47-year-old, but at the same time admitting he is not “…

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European Tour makes a serious bogey in visiting Saudi Arabia | Ewan Murray

Golf penalises players for scorecard errors, yet is going cap in hand to a regime with an appalling human rights recordGolf’s obsession with irrelevance was in evidence again on Sunday. That Li Haotong’s caddie was adjudged to have assisted the player …

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Scottish Premiership is tight at the top … but is there really a title race? | Ewan Murray

Three points separate the leading four clubs but the managers of Kilmarnock and Aberdeen have dismissed claims their sides can challenge Celtic at the summitThe strange thing about optimism attached to an unusually tight Scottish top-flight season is t…

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Padraig Harrington feels trepidation at being Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain

• Harrington ‘thought long and hard’ about becoming captain• Europe demolished United States in France last yearThe worst kept secret in golf is out, with Padraig Harrington announced as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.Foll…

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Padraig Harrington feels trepidation at being Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain

• Harrington ‘thought long and hard’ about becoming captain• Europe demolished United States in France last yearThe worst kept secret in golf is out, with Padraig Harrington announced as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.Foll…

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Rory McIlroy and formidable field head to Hawaii for 2019 curtain-raiser

The golf season begins in Maui with the game still coming to terms with a rules rejig and the eye-watering sums of money in the offing on the US side of the AtlanticShould Rory McIlroy’s occasionally agonising wait for Masters glory end in April much o…

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Old Firm derby: Steven Gerrard urges Rangers to go for one last push

• Manager insists Rangers should ‘always look to be at the top’• Visitors Celtic have won seven league games in successionSteven Gerrard should relish the brief calm that follows Glasgow’s unruly football storm. Rangers’ manager will oversee his 38th c…

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Flashpoints of 2018: Phil Mickelson breaks the rules at the US Open

Continuing our series on controversies that defined the year, the one-time fans’ darling causes outrage in the HamptonsNo sport links indignation and triviality to a greater degree than golf. A matter of millimetres – even accidental millimetres – can …

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Leigh Griffiths takes break from Celtic to tackle off-field problems

• Striker to get ‘all the help he needs’ from Celtic• Brendan Rodgers: ‘He has reached a point where it is a struggle’The buildup to a decisive European tie for Celtic has been overshadowed by Leigh Griffiths being given indefinite leave further to rep…

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Jamie Robson disciplined by Dundee United for blacking up at players’ party

• Robson appeared to mimic a beach salesman at social event• Player will have to undertake inclusion and diversity trainingDundee United’s Jamie Robson will undertake inclusion and diversity training after it emerged the player blacked up at a weekend …

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Aberdeen a club on the move but silverware shortfall still rankles | Ewan Murray

Derek McInnes’s side have an itch to scratch in the League Cup final against Celtic on Sunday and a trophy would sit well for a club with off-pitch developments in the worksIt would be no consolation to Brendan Rodgers but if Aberdeen were to be the si…

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson add scrappy to crappy in The Match | Ewan Murray

Gambling links increases tawdryness of Las Vegas event and, while title belt wouldn’t fit around Mickelson’s waist, Woods looked uncomfortable in more ways than oneThat the soundbite that will forever be identified with The Match emanated from a basket…

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Woods v Mickelson: The Match is merely a vulgar $9m marketing exercise | Ewan Murray

The notion that glory for Mickelson at Shallow Creek would offset trailing at Augusta National is faintly ludicrousRemoving the whiff of vulgarity will be no mean feat as “The Match” tees off on Friday in Las Vegas. Those already offended by Tiger Wood…