Pictures: Ryder Cup build-up
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Match made in heaven for Europe's finest
It was the ultimate matchplay masterclass, a gripping battle which seems destined to become an iconic point of reference in sporting encounters for years to come. And, as a very special blessing, Ryder Cup 2012 will be remembered not for bitterness or bad manners, but for passion, bravery and remarkable grace under pressure.
Thrilling Ryder Cup kept me up all night, says Michael Hoey
IT WASN’T only Europe's Ryder Cup heroes who went short of sleep on Sunday night - so did Michael Hoey, who today began his defence of the Dunhill Links title at Carnoustie.
US got carried away by their huge lead, says Olazabal
EUROPE’S Ryder Cup-winning captain Jose Maria Olazabal believes the huge lead held by the United States could have led to their downfall.
Simon Cowell begged and cried for Cheryl Cole to return to X Factor
Even Mr Nasty isn't adverse to begging.
'We won't be doing any of that hippy s**te...give Rita all the drugs she wants!' - Daithi O Se on his wife's labour
RTE's Daithi O'Se (37) and his wife Rita Talty (30) have just days to go before their due date.
Brian O'Driscoll: 'Sharing my last game at the Aviva with Sadie made it more special'
Brian O'Driscoll has spoken of his pride at carrying daughter Sadie (one) on to the pitch after his final game playing in the green jersey on Irish soil.
'Warm welcome' for Coldplay at fest
Coldplay unveiled some brand new songs as they headlined the opening night at the iTunes Festival at SXSW.
Chris Tarrant suffered mini-stroke
Chris Tarrant is recovering in hospital after suffering a mini-stroke.
Allen signs up for Radio 2 slot
Lily Allen, who this week agreed her latest releases were "pop rubbish", has been signed up as a Radio 2 DJ.
Saoirse Ronan celebrates her 20th birthday with Bridesmaids themed bash
SHE'S about to leave her teenage years behind her and movie star Saoirse Ronan celebrated her birthday early with a Bridesmaids themed party.
Jennifer Lopez jokes about exes
Jennifer Lopez has made light of her relationships with Ben Affleck and P Diddy - joking that she wouldn't save them from drowning.
Bieber tops most over-exposed list
Justin Bieber has topped an ignominious list of the most over-exposed celebrities.
Women 'dramatically underrepresented' in films
Just 15 per cent of protagonists in the US’s top 100 grossing films of 2013 were women, despite a wide range of acclaimed actresses, the ‘It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World’ survey shows.