Golf-McIlroy ready to be leader of Ryder Cup
8/31/2012
Two time major winner Rory McIlroy might be one of the youngest members of Jose Maria Olazabal's Ryder Cup team at just 23-years-old, but he is ready on a leadership role befitting his position of world number one."I know there are a lot of older guys than me that are going to be on the European te...
Cricket-England captain Andrew Strauss retires
8/30/2012
England captain Andrew Strauss has retired from all forms of cricket.His decision comes after a week of soul-searching during a family break following the 2-0 loss against South Africa which meant England lost the No. 1 Test ranking and also comes at a time when Kevin Pietersen's exile from...
Golf-Colsaerts and Poulter are Ryder wildcards
8/29/2012
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal named Englishman Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium as his two wildcard picks on Monday for the biennial tournament against the United States.While Poulter is a relative veteran of the event, Medinah will be the 29-year-old Belgian's firs...
Golf-Paul Lawrie wins Johnnie Walker
8/27/2012
Paul Lawrie celebrated his long-awaited return to the European Ryder Cup team in the best way, with a dominating four-stroke victory at the Johnnie Walker Championship in his native Scotland on Sunday."I felt better this week, I felt calmer, things didn't bother me as they had the last couple of mo...
Golf-Colsaerts confident of Ryder Cup place
8/24/2012
Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts believes he will be become the first golfer from his country to be named in Europe's Ryder Cup team, irrespective of his performance at Gleneagles this week.Despite needing one of the top two positions to ensure he knocks Germany's Martin Kaymer out of the final automatic...
Cricket-India batsman VVS Laxman retires
8/23/2012
Legendary India batsman VVS Laxman has hung up his cricket bat for good after 16 years on the international scene.The 37-year-old from Hyderabad who specialized in the long form of the game is noted most for his batting efforts against Australia, in both Tests and One Day Internationals. Six out of...
Golf-Woods praises Augusta female U-turn
8/22/2012
A man who knows Augusta National inside out, four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods, has praised the club's move to admit women members.Augusta ended its 80 year policy of rebuffing female candidates by inviting both former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Financial bigwig Darla Moore to...
Golf-Augusta allows first women members
8/21/2012
Augusta National Golf Club have turned a page in their history by allowing female members for the first time in 80 years.The home of the U.S. Masters has maintained its male-only policy throughout much media criticism, particularly in recent times, but this will now come to an end in October with t...
Golf-Rain delays Garcia's Wyndham reign
8/20/2012
Sergio Garcia has had to wait four years since his last PGA Tour victory. It will take at least another day before he can have a chance to end that slump.Leading the Wyndham Championship by a stroke at Greensboro in North Carolina, the Spaniard is 15 under through four holes of the final round befo...
Golf-Olazabal names Ryder Cup vice-captains
8/17/2012
Europe's Ryder Cup captain has announced the names of three of his four vice-captains for the upcoming biennial tournament in Medinah next month.The Spaniard named Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley as those who would help him oversea the team. His final vice-captain, along with his two...
Golf-Poulter back in Ryder Cup top 10
8/16/2012
Ian Poulter's performance in tying third finish at Kiawah Island over the weekend may not have been good enough to win him the US PGA Championship but it was enough to propel him into the automatic berth for a Ryder Cup place.Poulter now sits within the top 10 of Jose Maria Olazabal's team, ahead o...
Golf-Swimmer Phelps to learn golf with Haney
8/15/2012
What do you do when you retire from your sport as arguably the greatest Olympian of all time? Why, take up a new sport.That's just what's happening with the news that Michael Phelps has signed up to be Hank Haney's latest pupil on "The Haney Project" to be shown on the Golf Channel.''I'm excited ab...
Golf-Westwood parts company with Coach
8/14/2012
Lee Westwood has cut ties with the man who has been with him since he turned professional, with the news that his coach Pete Cowen has been given his marching orders, along with temporary caddie Michael Waite.After flubbing his lines at yet another major championship, this time failing to make the...
Golf-Rory McIlroy wins 2nd Major at PGA
8/13/2012
Rory McIlroy took one step further in promising a new era in golf with his second major championship, after winning the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island Sunday.What had been a close call before Sunday turned into a display of dominance as McIlroy shot a 13-under 275 to destroy the field. The young...
Golf-Minors winning majors thanks to new tech
8/10/2012
Rory McIlroy will have raised hackles amongst his fellow major winners, with his claim that improved technology has meant "lesser players" have been able to win major championships in recent times.Of the last 16 majors there have been 16 different winners, an amazing display of inconsistenc...
Cricket-SA legend likely to never play again
8/9/2012
South Africa's legendary wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, who suffered a tragic eye injury last month is "unlikely to play professional cricket in near future" after losing the lens, iris and pupil in his left eye.The horrific incident occured in a warmup match against Somerset when Boucher was struck in...
Golf-Woods: I can still catch Nicklaus
8/8/2012
Despite going major-less for four long years now, Tiger Woods still maintains hope that he will end his barren run at the championship known as "Glory's last shot", the final major of the year, the PGA Championship.The 2008 US Open seems a long time ago for Woods, but the former world No1's belief...
Golf-Els hunts for another major at PGA Champs
8/7/2012
It must feel like a delightful deja vu for Ernie Els. He returns to Kiawah Island in 2012 for the PGA Championship as a major champion, having won the Open at Royal Lytham, just like he did on his previous visit in 1997 when he was the reigning U.S. Open winner.That win on the Lancashire course a m...
Golf-Furyk's failure lets Bradley win Bridgestone
8/6/2012
2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley pulled off an improbably come from behind win to top Jim Furyk and take the Bridgestone Invitational title on Sunday at Firestone.Furyk led from the front and had looked to take a wire-to-wire win when a double bogey on the 18th let Bradley slip through, sinking a 1...
Cricket-We can't afford mistakes says Strauss
8/3/2012
England skipper Andrew Strauss has issued a clarion call to his side to stand up and be counted as they look to retain their number one place in the Test rankings. A crushing innings-and-12 run loss at the Oval last week to visitors South Africa sees the hosts needing to avoid defeat at Headin...
Golf-Timberlake brings sexy back to the Ryder Cup
8/2/2012
The US Ryder Cup team have pulled off a PR fillip with the news that pop star and actor Justin Timberlake will represent the USA team as Team Ambassador during the September tournament in Medinhah.As well as being known for his roles in pop band N'Sync and subsequent role as a solo artist, Timb...
Golf-Olazabal urges Garcia to up his game
8/1/2012
With just three tour events remaining until the European team announce their Ryder Cup side, the places on the fringes of the squad are beginning to feel the the heat. None more so than Sergio Garcia, in 10th place and out of form.His compatriot and European team captain, Jose Maria Olazabal is con...