Golf-Rocky KO's Tiger in Dubai
1/31/2012
Journeyman Robert Rock upset the world star Tiger Woods at the conclusion of $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on the weekend.The 34-year-old Englishman won his second ever European Tour Title closed with a 2-under 70 to overcome Woods' even-par 72 to earn victory and overcome the final...
Cricket-BBC & ECB sign new Six Year deal
1/27/2012
The England and Wales Cricket Board has agreed a new deal with BBC Sport to broadcast ball-by-ball radio commentary on international cricket until 2019.The agreement, which will encompass two home Ashes series in 2015 and 2019 - and tours by India in 2014 and South Africa in 2017, provides BBC radi...
Cricket-Tiger Woods is a cricket fan?
1/26/2012
Of all the celebrity cricket fans around, former world number one golfer Tiger Woods might be among the most surprising. Cricket normally draws confusion amongst US audiences in a country where even football (or soccer) struggles to draw crowds.But a stone’s throw away from the Sheikh Zayed Stadium...
Golf-McIlroy's US Open shot voted best of '11
1/20/2012
Rory McIlroy’s six-iron to the 10th hole on the final day of his runaway US Open victory has been voted by fans the European Tour Shot of the Year for 2011.The towering tee shot over water came to rest just a few inches from the cup and for most people removed any lingering fear that the young Ulst...
Golf-Ross Fisher joins Nike Golf
1/19/2012
Nike Golf have announced the signing of four-time European Tour winner Ross Fisher to their Tour Staff.  In switching to exclusively play and wear Nike Golf products, Fisher is making the first manufacturer change during his seven-year career as a tour professional. The 31-year-old from West L...
Golf-Greg Norman in PGA Tour comeback
1/18/2012
Australian golf legend Greg Norman believes his compatriots will be back among the major winners and this season will prove a turning point for golf in his homeland, just as he himself will be getting back into the swing of things at a PGA event."The Australian players are good enough to win them (...
Golf-Tiger & Romo for Pebble Beach Pro-Am
1/17/2012
Tiger Woods will play alongside Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo when he makes his PGA Tour season debut at Pebble Beach next month, according to ESPN.ESPN confirmed that Woods will partner with Romo at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, confirming a rumour that had been swirling for we...
Golf-Branden Graces wins Joburg Open
1/16/2012
South Africa’s Branden Grace nabbed his first European Tour title Sunday winning the Joburg Open on the East Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club  on Sunday. The 23-year-old Grace edged England’s Jamie Elson by one stroke, finishing at 17-under 270.  Despite a late charge...
Cricket-Monty stakes claim for England place
1/13/2012
Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar gave selectors a palpable headache on Thursday with a fine five wicket haul on day two of England’s final warm-up game ahead of the Test series against Pakistan.Panesar finished with 5-57 as the Pakistan Cricket Board XI declared on 200-9, 69 adrift. Despite outshinin...
Golf-New deal for PGA chief Tim Finchem
1/12/2012
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has received a four-year contract extension, keeping him in charge of golf's biggest tour through 2016.Finchem has been commissioner since 1994. He suggested last year that he might be willing to stay on the job after his contract was up in 2012. The extension was...
Golf-Donald sounds off on slow play
1/11/2012
World No.1 and 2011 PGA Tour and European Tour money-list winner Luke Donald took to his Twitter Monday and blasted slow play on the PGA Tour that is “killing our sport”.Donald referred directly to the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions where Americans Steve Stricker and Jonathan By...
Golf-Paul Casey suffers injury setback
1/10/2012
Paul Casey's hopes of a return to the Ryder Cup this year have suffered a major early-season setback. The Englishman has dislocated his right shoulder snowboarding in Colorado and is likely to be out of action for at least two months."I am very frustrated as I was really looking forward to getting...
Golf-Royal Portrush to host 2012 Irish Open
1/6/2012
This year's Irish Open will be staged at Royal Portrush for the first time since 1947.The European Tour is set to confirm details of the 28 June to 1 July tournament at the venue on Friday.Northern Ireland's major winners Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have all welcomed the news.US...
Golf-McIlroy & Clarke pick up New Year Gongs
1/3/2012
Nothern Irish golfers Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke capped their respectively fantastic years in the game with another award in the New Year’s Honours Lists. The 22-year-old McIlroy was recognised with an MBE six months after producing one of the sport's great performances to win the US Open.McIlr...