Golf-Vijay Singh cleared of doping charge
4/30/2013
Three-time major champion Vijay Singh will not be punished for using a banned substance the PGA Tour announced today.The World Anti-Doping Agency have confirmed that although the deer-antler spray used by Singh did contain the banned substance IGF-1, the small amounts were not enough to have it pla...
Golf-2013 Open Championship course lengthened
4/29/2013
The Muirfield course has been lengthened by 158 yards for the 2013 Open Championship.This year's tournament will be staged there from July 18 to 21, with the Scottish course extended so as to really "challenge" those playing in the tournament, according to Peter Dawson, The Royal & Ancient's Ch...
Cricket-England star an Ashes doubt?
4/26/2013
News on Kevin Pietersen's continuing injury woes shows no sign of abating with the latest reports that the star batsman will miss England's involvement in the Champions Trophy, the national side are now beginning to fear that he may struggle to recover in time for the Ashes.Pieterrsen suffered the...
Golf-R&A Chief: McIlroy must play for IRE at Rio
4/25/2013
British golf's chief Peter Dawson has said that superstar golfer Rory McIlroy will have to play for Ireland at the 2016 Rio Olympics when the sport returns to the summer games.Hailing from Northern Ireland, the 23-year-old has been torn between representing Great Britain for whom he qualifies by be...
Golf-Stars pull out of Korea event due to unrest
4/24/2013
North Korea's aggressive rhetoric has claimed another victim with the news that American stars Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson have withdrawn from the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea because of fears of political unrest in the region.The Ballantine's Championship is the only European Tour-...
Cricket-Gayle scores fastest century in history
4/23/2013
Powerhouse batsman Chris Gayle bludgeoned the fastest in cricket history during an Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Tuesday.The explosive opener reached his ton in just 30 balls during his team's contest against Pune Warriors. The Royal Challengers Bangalore star flummoxed the Pune attack with...
Golf-McDowell clinches first Tour win since 2010
4/22/2013
Almost three years have gone by since Graeme McDowell was last in the winner's circle, but on Sunday he finally clinched his first success on the regular PGA Tour circuit, beating Webb Simpson in a playoff at the RBC Heritage.In wet and windy conditions at Hilton Head down South Carolina way, McDow...
Cricket-Tim Bresnan back in action for Yorks
4/19/2013
England's Tim Bresnan has made his much anticipated return to cricket in a friendly match against Lancashire this week, right on schedule for the two upcoming Tests versus New Zealand next month.The all-rounder's first action since England's final One Day International match against India on 27 Jan...
Golf-Masters champ says Tiger will break record
4/18/2013
Adam Scott may have upset the odds and prevented heavy favourite Tiger Woods from winning the Masters on Sunday, but the Australian is certain that it's only a matter of time before the 14-time major champion ends his major drought, and goes on to break Jack Nicklaus' 18 major record."I absolutely...
Golf-Woods blames greens for Masters failure
4/17/2013
Tiger Woods's quest for that elusive 15th major continues as he left Augusta National empty-handed, in a tournament that he couldn't have gone into with any more momentum.World No.1, three wins already this year, stability in his love life and injury-free, Woods was being practically anointed the 7...
Cricket-Pietersen out of NZ series with injury
4/16/2013
England batsman Kevin Pietersen's injury woes continue with news that he will continue to sit out England duty with a knee injury he suffered in New Zealand last month, meaning he will miss the entirety of the Black Caps series in their return leg.The batting star felt twinges while fielding in a w...
Golf-Great Scott! Australian wins The Masters
4/15/2013
While the Australian cricket team may be known as the Baggy Greens in reference to their cricket caps, no Australian has ever worn the most famous green in golf, that of the winner's jacket from Augusta National.That is until Sunday when Adam Scott ended 77 years of history and became the first gol...
Cricket-England must keep their focus says skipper
4/12/2013
With a fixture list that is chock-a-block this summer, England captain Alastair Cook stressed the need for his side to keep their focus throughout their hectic schedule over the coming months.England have a full series against New Zealand starting from the middle of next month which transitions int...
Golf-Mickelson reveals special club for Masters
4/11/2013
Phil Mickelson unveiled a secret weapon for his 2013 Masters campaign: The Phrankenwood.Combining a Callaway X-Hot fairway wood with a driver, it stands 45 inches long and eight and a half degrees."This is my driver," Mickelson clarified Tuesday. "It just looks like a 3-wood. It's a 3-wood technolo...
Golf-Darren Clarke to miss Masters with injury
4/10/2013
Former Open Champion Darren Clarke has pulled out of the Masters due to a hamstring injury.The 44-year-old Northern Irishman released the news on his official website, saying the injury occurred when playing tennis with his children in the Bahamas over a week ago.Clarke sat out the Texas Open in an...
Cricket-Clarke named Wisden Cricketer of the Year
4/9/2013
Australian national team captain Michael Clarke has been named as the best cricketer of 2012 by legendary cricketing tome Wisden, becoming only the third man from his nation to be given the honour.Following in the footsteps of Australian greats Ricky Ponting (2003) and Shane Warne (2004), Clarke ha...
Golf-Laird wins Texas Open, McIlroy second
4/8/2013
Scotland's Martin Laird reigned supreme in San Antonio at the Texas Open on Sunday, tying the course record with an outstanding 9-under par 63 to earn his first win since early 2011.The 30-year-old from Glasgow started the day four behind Billy Horschel, but a stunning bogey-free round that include...
Cricket-England's Champions Trophy squad
4/5/2013
England have announced their provisional squad for the ICC Champions Trophy today with four uncapped players added to the side.Newcomers James Harris, Gary Ballance and Warwickshire team-mates Chris Wright and Varun Chopra have been named in the 30 man squad. The number of cricketers in the side...
Golf-McIlroy looking for sharpness at Texas Open
4/4/2013
After a somewhat disappointing performance at last weekend's Houston Open, Rory McIlroy's hastily re-jigged schedule see hims head to San Antonio this week for the Texas Open, in a bid to get in more game time ahead of Augusta National."Everything feels good in my game," he said. "It's just about p...
Golf-Siem wins in Morocco; has a shot at Masters
4/3/2013
Marcel Siem made it win number three on the European Tour on Sunday with an impressive wire-to-wire win at the Trophee Hassan II in Agadir,Morocco on Sunday.The 32-year-old scored a final round 70, 2-under par, for a 17-under finish. That total was enough to beat out England's David Horsey and...
Golf-Points wins Houston Open as McIlroy stumbles
4/2/2013
Most players who miss seven cuts by this point of the season would have given up on a shot at Augusta National and the US Masters.But not so American golfer D.A. Points. The 36-year-old from Illinois took on a field that included World No2 Rory McIlroy and English star Lee Westwood and claimed a on...
Cricket-Joondalup clinch first-grade title
4/1/2013
Joondalup celebrated a grand final victory at the WACA against Melville on Sunday, winning the first-grade title by an innings.The Centurions first title since 1977-78 after four consecutive years of semi-final heartbreak, including a grand final in 2009-10 when they were thrashed by Scarborough, J...