Golf-Clarke and McIlroy honoured with award
7/28/2011
Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy have been awarded European golf’s highest award; honorary life membership of the European Tour. It was presented last night, on the eve of the Irish Open at the Pro-Am by Tour chief executive George O’Grady on the first tee of the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. Mc...
Golf-Montgomerie forced to pull out of Irish Open
7/27/2011
Colin Montgomerie has pulled out of this week’s Irish Open due to an Achilles injury.The former Ryder Cup Captain last played at the Scottish Open three weeks ago, but did not play in the Open as he failed to qualify for the first time in 22 years.He has not made the field for either next week’s WG...
Cricket-Strauss praises his winning side
7/26/2011
Proud captain Andrew Strauss has praised his team for their performance as they bowled India out to win the first Test of the series by 196 runs.In front of a full capacity crowd England took the nine wickets they needed with Stuart Broad and James Anderson leading the bowling attack.Anderson took...
Golf-Ali Miyazato wins Evian Masters
7/25/2011
Japan's Ai Miyazato has won this weekend’s Evian Masters, beating Stacey Lewis by two shots.The former world number one ladies golfer, who also won the Evian Masters in 2009, shot a final round of 2 under 70 to finish on 15 under for the tournament.She stated off with three birdies in the first eig...
Golf-O'Hair wins RBC Canadian Open
7/25/2011
American Sean O’Hair has won the RBC Canadian Open after beating fellow American Kris Blanks in the first hole of a play-offThey both finished in regulation at four under par, one shot ahead of Argentinean Andreas Romero, who just missed out of the play-off after making a bogey at the 18th.In the p...
Cricket-India Test as important as the Ashes
7/21/2011
England captain Andrew Strauss believes that the forthcoming Test series against India is “as big as the Ashes” and has urged his players not to get caught up in the hype surrounding the games, but instead  concentrate on trying to beat the best Test side in the world.The first match starts to...
Golf-Tiger to part company with his Caddie
7/21/2011
Tiger Woods has announced that he is parting company with his caddie Steve Williams.In a statement on his website, the world former number one said"I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie, but I think it's time for a change.""Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instru...
Golf-Clarke wants more
7/19/2011
Darren Clarke has set his sights on winning more majors after his Open victory at the weekend.Speaking at press conference yesterday morning Clarke said" I want more. I don't want to just rest on one,"He also hopes to play in next year’s Ryder Cup team as well as becoming the Ryder Cup captain at s...
Clarke wins Open Championship
7/18/2011
Northern Irishman Darren Clarke has won his first major golf title by three shots in the Open at Royal St Georges.The 42 year old had a final round of 70 to finish five under ahead of American’s Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.Clarke playing in his 20th Open becomes the first UK winner since Paul...
Cricket-Strauss looking foward to next Test
7/14/2011
England Test captain Andrew Strauss is looking forward to the challenge of playing India next week.They will face the top ranked side in the world in a four-match Test series, starting next week at Lords. England go into the games in an optimistic mood after beating Sri Lanka in both the Test and O...
Golf-McIlroy ready for the Open
7/13/2011
Rory McIlroy, one of the favourites for to win this year’s Open Championship has said that taking a three week break from golf has left him feeling refreshed and ready for the challenges ahead.The 22 year old from Northern Ireland won the US Open at Congressional last month by a stunning eight stro...
Golf-McIlroy given an early start
7/12/2011
The tee-off times for the first two rounds of this week’s Open Championship have been announced.US Open Champion Rory McIlroy will begin his bid to become the youngest winner of the event since 1893 at 0909 BST. He will tee off with Ernie Els, the 2002 Open winner and American Rickie FowlerThe Nort...
Golf-Bjorn gets late call up for the Open
7/12/2011
Dane Thomas Bjorn has been given a place at this week’s Open Championship in Sandwich after Vijay Singh was forced to pull out because of injury.Bjorn, who was first reserve after Australian Brendon Jones had to turn down his chance to play because his wife is expecting their child.Bjorn said: "I'm...
Golf-Luke Donald wins Scottish Open
7/11/2011
World number one golfer Luke Donald has won the Barclays Scottish Open, beating Swede Fredrik Andersson by four shots to claim his second successive European victory.Scotland’s Scott Jamieson finished joint third with Chilean Mark Tullo, Italian Lorenzo Gagli and Austrian Martin Wiegele, but by vir...
Cricket-England women win Quadrangular Series
7/8/2011
England women retained their place as the number one ranked women’s cricket team when they beat Australia on the final of the quadrangular series at Wormsley yesterday.Put into bat by Australia, England posted a competitive total of 230-8.Losing two early wickets England slumped to 19-2, but a stea...
Golf-Donald and Westwood battle it out
7/6/2011
The world number one and number two golfers will once again be battling it out for the top spot this weekend. Luke Donald and Lee Westwood will both be playing at the Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, a links golf course just outside Inverness and a win for Westwood would see him moving bac...
Golf-Woods pulls out of Open Championship
7/5/2011
Former World number one Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will miss this month’s Open Championship, because of injury. Woods suffered a Grade 1 mild collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon at the masters in April when he was trying to hit a difficu...
Golf-Levet wins French Open
7/4/2011
25 years after his debut in the French Open, Frenchman Thomas Levet has finally won on home soil. The 42 year old beat Britain’s Mark Foster and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen by just one shot to win the French Open Championship, posting a final round of 70 finishing on 7 under par for the tournament. Lev...