Golf-Luke Donald wins GWAA Award
12/30/2011
Luke Donald has been named the overwhelming choice as male player of the year by the Golf Writers Association of America, adding yet another accolade to an amazing season for the Briton.Donald was the runaway winner in the GWAA balloting, the 34-year-old Englishman received 88 percent of the votes...
Cricket-Pakistan seek fresh start in 2012
12/29/2011
The interim Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan says his team are hoping for a "fresh start" when they take on England in January’s Test in the United Arab Emirates, the first time the sides have faced each other since the spot-fixing scandal."We know the two teams will play for the first time since the spo...
Golf-McIlroy sheds light on Chubby breakup
12/28/2011
US Open champion Rory McIlroy has suggested that the fallout from his U.S. Masters meltdown was behind his controversial decision to leave sports agent Chubby Chandler’s stable in an interview with the Irish Golf Desk. Reflecting on the series of disasters that cost him the title, McIlroy said: “I...
Golf-Luke Donald wins Golf Writers Trophy
12/21/2011
Luke Donald made it a hat trick of awards Tuesday when he won the Golf Writers Trophy from the British-based Association of Golf Writers. Donald previously was named European Tour golfer of the year and PGA Tour player of the year.Padraig Harrington, a double major winner in 2008, is the only other...
Golf-Poulter triumphs at Australian Masters
12/20/2011
Ian Poulter emerged triumphant ahead of local hero Geoff Ogilvy at the Australian Masters in Melbourne’s Victoria Golf Club on Sunday.The 35-year-old Englishman trailed the 2006 US Open champion by two overnight but a fine final round of 67 was enough to clinch Poulter the title, winning by three s...
Golf-Westwood shoots career best in Thailand
12/16/2011
Lee Westwood shot a career-best 12-under 60 at the Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday.The Englishman reached the turn in 29 and finished his first round with 10 birdies and an eagle for a course record at the Amata Spring Country Club.Westwood's round was even more remarkable given the tricky w...
Cricket-Adams tips Surrey for title in 2012
12/15/2011
Success this year has Chris Adams dreaming of bigger things for his Surrey side.After hauling the county championship side out of several years in the doldrums, Adams took them back into Division One and secured the Clydesbank 40 title at Lord’s in a 2011 season that would have delighted the Surrey...
Golf-Donald named USPGA Tour POY
12/14/2011
Luke Donald was named the 2011 USPGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first Briton to win the award since it began in 1990.The award, decided by votes from USPGA Tour players, was announced two days after the current world No1 became the first player to top the money lists on both t...
Golf-Lawrie pleased with return to form in 2011
12/13/2011
Paul Lawrie considers 2011 to be an immensely satisfying season after his near nine years quest for a trophy and a return to competitive performances were achieved.Victory at the Andalucia Open in March, fifth place finishes at Barcelona and Mallorca culminated in his most lucrative placing in Duba...
Golf-Donald's money double makes history
12/12/2011
Luke Donald has made history and become the first player to win both the money title on both sides of the Atlantic.The English World No1's third-place finish at the season-ending Dubai World Championship Sunday was good enough to take him out of sight of nearest money-rival US Open champion Rory Mc...
Cricket-ECB renews adidas agreement
12/9/2011
The ECB today announced that adidas has renewed its agreement to be the official team-wear supplier to the England team for a further four years.The new agreement will run from 2013 to 2017 and will give the sportswear manufacturer the exclusive right to supply match and training wear to all Englan...
Cricket-Derbyshire captain retires from cricket
12/8/2011
Derbyshire captain Luke Sutton announced today that he has retired from cricket citing depression and problems with his mental health.The 35-year-old batsman/wicket keeper had returned to the side in April but problems off the field led to his decision to call time on his career."I've been aware fo...
Golf-Donald: McIlroy is more talented than Woods
12/7/2011
Rory McIlroy is more talented than 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, according to world No1 Luke Donald.The Englishman is preparing to fight off McIlroy, his only challenger to the European money title, at the season closer in Dubai. Donald is keen to praise his 22-year-old opponent just as much as...
Golf-Westwood triumphs in South Africa
12/6/2011
A final round of 1-over 73 and two bogeys doesn’t sound impressive, let alone enough to win a major tournament. But after World No3 Lee Westwood hit a record 62 on Nedbank Challenge’s notoriously hard Sun City course in South Africa to lead by 7 from the chasing pack overnight, the Englishman alway...
Golf-Tiger roars again after two-year drought
12/5/2011
It's been over two years or more precisely 749 days and 26 official tournaments; the time it has been since Tiger Woods last won on 15 November 2009 at the Australian Masters. Numbers that would have been weighing heavily on the former world No1, but more importantly numbers that can be put behind...
Golf-McGinley: Donaldson can be Ryder Cup ace
12/2/2011
When Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley tips someone to make a big impact at the biennial tournament between Europe and the United States, people take notice. And the 44-year-old Dubliner has tagged Welsham Jamie Donaldson as the man to make a mark in next year’s event after a fine showing in 2011’s Seve...
Golf-Donald awaits McIlroy Money List challenge
12/1/2011
Five weeks securing the PGA Tour money title at Disney World, Luke Donald is returning to competition at the Nedbank Challenge feeling refreshed and validated at No. 1.The Englishman plays his first event this week since a remarkable back nine, reeling of six birdies, to win the Children's Miracle...