Golf-McGinley wants more Scots in Ryder team
2/28/2013
Newly anointed Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has called on his fellow Scots to make their presence felt at Gleneagles for the next iteration of the biannual golfing contest.Held in the Perthshire region, McGinley is hoping to get a significant home feel to the side akin to that felt in 2006 when...
Cricket-England victorious in NZ ODI series
2/27/2013
An excellent display by England bowling attack helped secured a 2-1 series victory in their final ODI outing against home side New Zealand on Saturday.The five wickets victory, represented yet another turn around after they had lost the first one day international in the series against the Black Ca...
Le PGA s'oppose à l'interdiction des putters longs
2/26/2013
L'effet polarisant de la proposition de l'interdiction des putters longs est passé des joueurs aux organisations elles-mêmes, avec pour nouveauté que le PGA Tour a déclaré qu'il est contre l'interdiction de ce type de club - règle proposée à la fois par le club Royal & Ancient et l'associa...
Golf-PGA Tour oppose long putter ban
2/26/2013
The polarizing effect of the proposed long putter ban has moved from the players to the organizations themselves, with the news that the PGA Tour have stated that they are not in favour of banning the anchoring of clubs - the rule proposed by both the Royal & Ancient Club and U.S. Golf Associat...
Golf-Matt Kuchar seals Match Play Glory
2/25/2013
Matt Kuchar was all smiles on Sunday as he secured his first World Golf Championship title defeating compatriot Hunter Mahan in the Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain.A relatively comfortable 2-and-1 victory over Mahan topped of his run of six undefeated matches against some of the best playe...
Cricket-Ricky Ponting signs for Surrey
2/22/2013
Ricky Ponting, former Australia captain, has signed a deal to play for Surrey County Cricket Club this summer, with the announcement yesterday of a two-month deal with the London-based club.Ponting, 38, will be available for all formats of the game including T20 and One Day matches. This also gives...
Golf-Ogilvy blasts R&A's plans for St Andrews
2/21/2013
“The arrogance of doing something like that is incredible. It’s like saying ‘The Mona Lisa is fading so let’s put some colour into her face’. Or ‘The Sistine Chapel is a bit small for the number of people who want to go through it, let’s make it bigger’.Now Geoff Ogilvy might sound like he's talkin...
Golf-Pros change their tune on long putter
2/20/2013
The much maligned belly putter that faces a complete ban from the game has been picking up support from all quarters, with professionals speaking out and reports claiming that there is now massive opposition to the proposed ruling to make the anchored clubs illegal.A report has claimed that 80% of...
Golf-Obama and Tiger Woods play golf together
2/19/2013
He's known to be a basketball nut, has practiced his pull shot with Brian Lara, and now the most powerful man in the world has been on the course with the biggest name in golf, as Barack Obama joined Tiger Woods on Sunday for a round.Meeting at the exclusive Floridian golf club on Florida's Treasur...
Cricket-Kiwis beat England in ODI opener
2/18/2013
New Zealand bounced back from their 1-2 T20 series defeat to win the first match in the one-day series in Hamilton on Sunday.A three wicket victory for the Black Caps were secured on the backs of Brendon McCullum's 69 and gutsy [performance by Martin Guptill who struggled through a hamstring injury...
Golf-Kuchar back with a bang on Day 1 at Riviera
2/15/2013
Rejuvenated by three weeks in Palm Springs and Hawaii on a family vacation, Matt Kuchar stormed into a one-shot lead after the first round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera on Thursday.Superb sunny conditions saw the Kuchar, 34, glide to a scintillating seven-under 64 to take an early lead at t...
Golf-Els: "No Data for Belly Putter Ban"
2/14/2013
There's only a few weeks left before a conclusive end to one of the longest running issues that has plagued golf in recent times, with a decision due on the controversial long putters. And one player, Ernie Els, is hoping that those in charge will change their mind about the proposed ruling.Both th...
Cricket-England Women end defence of World Cup
2/13/2013
England were left devastated after they relinquished their hold on their Women's World Cup, failing to reach the final and leaving captain Charlotte Edward's side "heartbroken".Despite beating New Zealand by 15 runs, the result was not enough to undo the damage done by previous defeats in the Super...
Golf-Sterne's magnificent 7 seals SA win
2/12/2013
Richard Sterne was runner-up in Dubai last week but managed to go one better back on home soil Sunday, clinching the Johannesburg Open by a massive seven shots with a record-busting 27 under.Sterne crushed the competition at the European Tour event with a stellar toal of 260 that encompassed a fina...
Golf-Snedeker clinches victory at Pebble Beach
2/11/2013
Brandt Snedeker's formidable early season form culminated on Sunday with a two-stroke win at Pebble Beach that has shot the American into the top 4 elite in the World Golf Rankings.Never lower than the top two spots at both the Phoenix Open and Torrey Pines where only two Hall of Famers, Tiger Wood...
Golf-Condoleezza Rice brains fan at Pebble Beach
2/8/2013
The first female member at Augusta National, former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice enjoyed an eventful day at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am yesterday. She combined with Jason Bohn for a 2-under par 70, outdrove everyone on the second hole and nailed a 30-foot birdie putt. Oh, and she skewed her ap...
Golf-Westwood ready for first PGA event of 2013
2/7/2013
Lee Westwood will return to the venue he calls "magical" for his first PGA Tour event of the year, when he tees off at Pebble Beach at the National Pro-Am this week."It's just a magical place to play golf," Westwood,39, said. "I've always said it's my favorite place. People always ask me where I...
Cricket-West Indies coach signs new deal
2/6/2013
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has committed himself to the island confederation for another three years, signing a new deal to keep him at his current role until 2016. Gibson had been among the favourites to take over the role of Warwickshire's director of cricket, but the West Indies Cricket Boar...
Golf-Lyle: McIlroy's Nike Deal could lead to slump
2/5/2013
Rory McIlroy's multimillion figure move to Nike Golf's stable hasn't started as the World No1 would have hoped, missing the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship - and two-major winner Sandy Lyle sees an unfortunate cautionary parallel that the young Ulsterman would do well to avoid.The 2001 Open Champ...
Golf-Gallacher ends 9 year drought in Desert
2/4/2013
Stephen Gallacher ended a nearly 9 year drought by winning the Dubai Desert Classic for only his second European Tour title on Sunday.The Scotsman defeated friend and playing partner Richard Sterne of South Africa by three shots, with a 22-under 266 and vaulting himself up the rankings from No111 i...
Golf-Mickelson misses out on 59 at Phoenix Open
2/1/2013
Phil Mickelson almost added to his already hall of fame worthy legacy with an oh-so-close bid to nail only the sixth ever 59 scored on the PGA Tour, with his final putt for the magic number just failing to drop at the Phoenix Open yesterday.Twenty-five feet from glory, Mickelson lined up his putt o...