Ming statue

‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, at the British Museum

The lifestyle of the Ming emperors glitters in a new show

Rivals prepare for fierce Ryder Cup

The transatlantic contest pits the top US players against Europe’s best. Europe is favourite but has no room for complacency. Plus, some big characters to watch

Evraz to spin off North American business

Russian steelmaker seeks to pay down pre-crisis debt

Curtis Strange
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Message for a captain? ‘Keep things simple’

Ex-US skipper Curtis Strange on what is needed to lead a team. Plus, the FT on the legend of Seve Ballesteros

Scotland’s golfers hit patch of rough

Programmes to nurture the country’s future stars will take time to bear fruit

Tournament welcomes social media

‘We want people to share their stories.’ Mobile devices allowed but, please, no photos or videos during play

Commentators David Livingstone, Jack Nicklaus and Colin Montgomerie

Golf’s ‘world cup’ wins wall-to-wall coverage

With an entire channel dedicated to the event, gone are the days of patchy broadcasting

Designers find opportunities in golf wear

Bright colours remain a feature of the sport, though retailers would like to see a rise in younger players

Long-term sponsors benefit from event rarity

Ambush marketing raises the difficult question of why companies should pay for official rights

Tourists lured by highlands welcome

Media attention on the cup is shining a spotlight on the claimed home of the game

Tartan twist to bid rivalry tale

Scotland is just one among many that competes to stage this prestige event

American football increases in violence

Advertisers wonder whether to associate their goods with the resulting spectacle

China tennis trailblazer Li Na retires

The thrill of the chase

There is considerable variation in the cost of stabling and training fees for racehorses

Scots tee off with historic Yes for women

Albania sacks central bank governor

Ardian Fullani arrested on accusations of abuse of office

Twitter: feeding time

What is the company pecking at with its $5bn or more?

Gemfields turns to Sri Lanka for sapphires

Sporting icons fall victim to changing habits

The familiar order is fading as broadcaster drops US Open tennis

Baseline sports blog: Raheem Sterling

Most exciting player to emerge in England in more than a decade

US investors lining up Spurs takeover bid

Group backed by Guggenheim has expressed interest in football club

Rangers settles with Ahmad over bonuses

Cash-strapped football club set to find out result of share offer fundraising

Reignwood pays £135m for UK Surrey club

Caring takes £135m Chinese group Reignwood for Wentworth Golf Club

My First Million: James Tagg

James Tagg has managed to make his inventions pay

Putting with Sam Torrance

The champion golfer enjoyed the finest moment of his career in the Ryder Cup – holing the putt, in 1985, that sealed Europe’s first victory in 28 years. Now Europe’s vice-captain, he shows Mark Bailey how to sharpen his short game at Gleneagles

Ferrari faces long road back to F1 glory

Sporting failure spurs exit of sports car maker’s chairman

Argos weighs on Home Retail Group shares

Chief warns on consumer sentiment in the UK

Burns fright for Scottish banks

Scottish banks ready plans to become English following a Yes vote

Sports concussion examinations ‘inadequate’

Activision hails its $500m Destiny launch

Games publisher’s new franchise gets off to strong start

Ferrari chairman quits after F1 failures

Fiat chief Marchionne to take over from Montezemolo

Lack of European football to hit Man Utd

Club expects revenues to drop by as much as £48m this season

Marchionne puts Ferrari on the IPO grid

Fiat Chrysler chief executive ousts the older boss of Ferrari

Sales pace slows at Sports Direct

‘Tier one’ sport ambition for America’s Cup

Five challengers for defending champions Oracle Team USA

Whitbread hotel unit rebounds

Premier Inn operator says ‘improving economy’ helps to lift occupancy

Ferrari losses raise pressure on chairman

Fiat chief executive critical of brand’s lack of Formula 1 wins

Blatter to run for fifth term at Fifa

Incumbent president to declare candidacy at end of month

HR guy cleaning up NFL locker rooms

Bullying, homophobia and the N-word still appear to be problems

Great North Run clocks up 1m finishers