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Laura Muir sets a new British record for the mile in Birmingham on Saturday.

Laura Muir: World and Olympic crowns are now within her reach

Some superstars propel themselves into the limelight like a wrecking ball from a cannon. Others light a fuse but make us settle back for a slow burn. In life, as on the athletics track, Laura Muir has never been one to loudly demand attention. Her deeds can generate noise enough. And although the Scot was once more prospect than prodigy, she now resembles a human torpedo on a trajectory into the unknown.

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J.B. Holmes hits his second shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Genesis Open. Picture: Ryan Kang/AP

Martin Dempster: Fast solutions needed to the curse of slow play in pro game

Before Sergio Garcia turned the last couple of days into a frenzy following his petulant damaging of greens, an American colleague, Alex Miceli, and I had enjoyed chewing the fat over lunch in the plush Royal Greens clubhouse during the recent Saudi International. Donald Trump and Brexit were among the topics we touched upon, as was slow play in golf after it had reared its ugly head due to Bryson DeChambeau taking an eternity at times in the final round as he won in Dubai the previous weekend.

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