Golf-Tiger says back "fine"; will play FedEx Cup
8/30/2013
Tiger Woods has shaken off a back injury that made him a major doubt for this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, the second FedEx Cup playoff event that begins today at TPC Boston.The World No1 played in a pro-am yesterday with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and reported no ill effects just...
Cricket-Bresnan aiming for Australia Ashes return
8/29/2013
After being forced to watch the conclusion of his first home Ashes series from the stands with a back injury, bowler Tim Bresnan is targeting a recall to his nation's side for the return series in Australia.“All signs so far suggest I should be fine for the winter, so a lot of hard work to do but I...
Golf-Europe vs Asia Tournament announced
8/28/2013
Another continental clash on the golf scene was announced by the Asian Tour and it's partner, the European Tour, on Monday, with news that a European team will take on Asia in a newly sanction matchplay tournament, the EurAsia Cup, with it's inaugural contest due to take place next year in Malaysia...
Golf-Fleetwood wins Johnnie Walker play-off
8/27/2013
England's Tommy Fleetwood notched up his first ever European Tour victory with a playoff win at Gleneagles in the Johnnie Walker Championship on Sunday.Fleetwood birdied the 18th to enter into a three-way playoff with Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Argentine Ricardo Gonzalez, with the trio tied...
Golf-Adam Scott stands tall at Barclays
8/26/2013
Australian Adam Scott continued his highly successful 2013 with a win at the opening event of the FedEx Cup play-offs on Sunday.2013's Masters champion shot a five-under 66 to edge out big guns Tiger Woods and US Open champion Justin Rose who tied for second along with North Americans Gary Woodland...
Cricket-Lehman reignites Broad-walk feud
8/23/2013
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has reignited the ill-feeling regarding "Broad-Walk" by calling on his nation's cricket fans to send England's Stuart Broad "home in tears" during this year's second Ashes series in Australia this winter.Hostilities between the two camps were inflamed when Broad stood...
Golf-Brit teen ends 102 year slump at US Amateurs
8/21/2013
It's been over a century since the last Englishman, Harold Hilton, lifted the U.S. Amateur Championship trophy in 1911. If you thought Englishman had it hard at the U.S. Open until Justin Rose's win this year, just let that sink in for a moment.But now that long, long wait is over after Matthew Fit...
Golf-Europe victorious in 2013 Solheim Cup
8/20/2013
Europe retained the Solheim Cup in the United States with a crushing 18-10 victory in Colorado, as the continental side dominated the singles match-ups on the concluding day three of the biennial contest.The toast of the tournament was 17-year-old English star Charley Hull who destroyed the more ce...
Golf-Lee Westwood apologises for Twitter rant
8/15/2013
"Come on you girly boy trolls! I've only won just over 2 mill on course this year!"Fighting, and since very much regretted, words from Lee Westwood who said the above and much more in a 50-tweet expletive filled rant in the aftermath of criticism of his performance at last weekend's PGA Championshi...
Golf-PGA buyout of European Tour dismissed
8/14/2013
Rumours that the US PGA Tour wants to create an even greater monopoly on world golf by buying out the European Tour have been scotched by the UK-based body that run the continental organization.Media speculation had been running rife that the American group would seek to take advantage of the conti...
Cricket-England win Ashes series at Durham
8/13/2013
A match-changing performance with bat and ball by Tim Bresnan and an inspired spell of fast bowling from Stuart Broad sealed a 74-run win over Australia in the fourth Test at Durham's Chester-le-Street on Monday to cement victory in the Ashes series.With Australia at 168-2 and chasing 299 t...
Golf-Jason Dufner wins PGA Championship
8/12/2013
Jason Dufner finally blew away the two-year-old ghosts of Atlantic Athletic Club with a redemptive PGA Championship triumph at Oak Hill on Sunday.Having blown a five shot lead at the same tournament in 2011, choking with just four holes left to lose to Keegan Bradley, the 36-year-old was due a win...
Golf-Furyk and Scott lead the field at Oak Hill
8/9/2013
With Oak Hill hosting the year's final major, the PGA Championship, it's anyone guess who'll be kissing the Wanamaker Trophy to close out the 2013 majors season.Reputedly one of the most open majors on Tour, the opening round scores suggested it's still anyones game.With a soft course thanks to ove...
Golf-McIlroy hoping for PGA Championship lift
8/8/2013
On the eve of the last tournament he won, Rory McIlroy hopes that a successful outing in his title defence of the last major of the season, at this week's PGA Championship at Oak Hill, will spark a change in his golfing form.Having had a vile 2013 season by his high standards, the Northern Irishman...
Golf-Tiger's last chance at Major this year
8/7/2013
Tiger Woods returns to Glory's Last Shot with his final chance of bagging Major No15 at this year's PGA Championship at Oak Hill that begins on Thursday.But by the World No1's reckoning with his Tour-leading 5 wins this season, he's already had a great year, notwithstanding any action on the major...
Cricket-England keep Ashes in Old Trafford washout
8/6/2013
The summer rain that plagued the domestic season last year couldn't have been more welcome in English circles yesterday, with showers enforcing an early end to the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford, the draw being enough for England to successfully retain the urn.With just two Tests remaining, and t...
Golf-Tiger recaptures old magic at Firestone
8/5/2013
Tiger Woods got ready for this week's PGA Championship in the best possible way with a comfortable and dominant seven-shot victory at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.Signing off with level-par 70 for his final round at Firestone Country Club, Woods left onlookers in no doubt of the resul...
Cricket-DRS Controvesy mars Old Trafford Ashes
8/2/2013
Hot Spot showed no mark. Raw vision suggested that the ball had not made contact. The opposition's appeal was half-hearted at best. But as a country's Prime Minister gnashed his teeth and the batsman was still made to walk, as the decision review system claimed another controversial victim...
Golf-McIlroy hoping for Akron lift ahead of Major
8/1/2013
It's fair to say that 2013 has been a bit of a shocker so far for superstar Rory McIlroy.After his dismal time at the Open Championship at Muirfield where he played "brain dead" golf that included an opening round of 79, the Ulsterman has dropped to third in the rankings behind Open champion Phil M...