Golf-UK Teen nabs top 10 finish in Ladies Masters
7/31/2013
British teen prodigy Charley Hull continued her preparation for this week's Women's British Open with a top 10 finish at the Ladies European Masters on Sunday.Played at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Hull, 17, finished eight shots behind the winner Karrie Webb of Australia. At one point it look...
Golf-Michael Hoey dominates Russian Open
7/30/2013
The man from Northern Ireland finally broke his 2013 drought on Sunday with a win at the Russian Open. Unfortunately for Holywood's most famous son it was Michael Hoey of Belfast and not World No3 Rory McIlroy, who took the front pages with the victory.Hoey secured his fifth European Tour title at...
Golf-Mark Wiebe wins Senior Open Championship
7/29/2013
American Mark Wiebe defeated Bernhard Langer of Germany in a play-off this morning to win The Senior Open Championship hosted by Royal Birkdale.The duo finished their contest a day later after Sunday's play was called off due to darkness. This meant that for the first time in its 27 year history, T...
Cricket-England consider Taylor to replace KP
7/26/2013
Nottinghamshire's diminutive batsman James Taylor looks the man most likely to replace the injured Kevin Pietersen in the England side that takes on Australia at the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford.Picked for Sussex in Friday's three-dayer against the Baggy Greens, the 23-year-old, who onl...
Golf-Woods back to PGA Tour in search of win
7/25/2013
After yet another failed attempt at winning major number 15, Tiger Woods is returning to native shores for next week's WGC Bridgestone Invitational, one of his favourite courses, in his search for a Tour leading fifth victory and 79th overall that would take him within 3 of Sam Snead's record leadi...
Golf-Mickelson rises to World No2; McIlroy drops
7/24/2013
Tiger Woods has a new challenger at the top of the World Golf Rankings, except this foe is pretty familiar.Phil Mickleson, a long time Woods foe, has moved to World No2 to reignite his 20-year rivalry with his countryman.The 43-year-old San Diegan supplanted Rory McIlroy after his back-to-back wins...
Cricket-England crush Australia at Lord's
7/23/2013
England obliterated Australia by a whopping 347 runs at Lord's late on the fourth day, giving them a 2-0 series lead and their third highest Test win by runs.The unprecedented result, victory over Australia without going into a fifth day, is something that has never occurred in a home Ashes since 1...
Golf-Mickelson reigns supreme at Open Championship
7/22/2013
Phil Mickelson won his fifth major title on Sunday, defeating Henrik Stenson by three shots to win the Open Championship at Muirfield.Shooting "probably the best round of my career", Mickelson fired a 5-under 67 on an unbelievable back-nine that saw him roar ahead of the likes of Adam Scott and Lee...
Golf-'Brain-dead' Rory McIlroy flops at Open
7/19/2013
Rory McIlroy admitted he feels 'brain-dead' after his awful 2013 season continued in an error-laden opening round at Muirfield yesterday that all but rules him out of contention at this early stage.The World No2 fell apart on the back nine Thursday with a 42 off the turn, that culminated in a eight...
Golf-Rose looking to win back-to-back Majors
7/18/2013
Just a mere month away from winning his maiden major championship at the U.S. Open, Justin Rose will be looking to add it's namesake from his native land to his trophy cabinet at the Open Championship that tees off today from Muirfield.If the Englishman could life the Claret Jug he would become a m...
Cricket-England to keep same 13 for Lord's
7/17/2013
England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes Test that begins Thursday at Lord's.After a thrilling 14-runs victory on Sunday, the lack of change to the team is unsurprising, although there has been some discussion amongst the cricketing world whether Steven Finn, who struggled...
Golf-SHQ's Els becomes Asian Tour ambassador
7/16/2013
Sports HQ's brand ambassador Ernie Els who is due to begin the defence of his Open Championship title on Thursday at Muirfield has another feather to put into his cap this week, with the news that he has been appointed the Asian Tour's first international ambassador.The four-time major winner from...
Golf-Mickelson wins first ever UK event
7/15/2013
Phil Mickelson took a giant step closer to Open Championship contention, with his first ever victory on British soil at the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart in Inverness.The American has never won the only major played outside of his homeland, although he has had a runner-up spot before, and he tends...
Cricket-Ashton Agar makes history at Ashes
7/12/2013
Australian teenager Ashton Agar tore up the cricketing record books and wrote his name into Ashes folklore with a match-saving score of 98, the highest by a Test number 11 against England at Trent Bridge.If Tino Best's previous record tally of 95 scored against the same opponents at Edgbaston in 20...
Golf-Lefty ready to conquer links golf
7/11/2013
Phil Mickelson is moving on from his heart break at the U.S. Open and focusing on another major he has never won despite his distinguished career: the Open Championship.The first obstacle? Figuring out links golf. He though he had it nailed, but at last year's major he missed the cut. Back to the d...
Golf-Faldo: "McIlroy has lost confidence in game"
7/10/2013
Rory McIlroy is clinging on to his World No2 spot with his fingernails as his torrid 2013 continues, with an even harsher spotlight now coming on the change of equipment at the start of the year that seemed to jinx the Northern Irish superstar. Well, that's if you believe what Nick Faldo is saying....
Golf-McDowell wins French Open by four
7/9/2013
World No9 Graeme McDowell made it three of the best with yet another win in 2013 as he clinched the French Open with a final round of 67, four ahead of Richard Sterne of South Africa.While both led at five-under following the third round, the Irishman was particularly strong over the closing holes...
Cricket-England name Ashes squad for first Test
7/8/2013
England have named their 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test against Australia, which starts at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.Few shocks were made by selectors, and Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann return to the side after getting over recent injury worries, with the anticipated decision to have...
Golf-Tom Watson goes North for vice-captain
7/5/2013
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has announced the selection of current ESPN golf analyst and former two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North as one of his vice captains for next year's biennial tournament due to take place at Gleneagles.Watson declared the appointment of the 63-year-old North&nbs...
Golf-Inbee Park aims for record 4th straight major
7/4/2013
Women's golf phenom Inbee Park is on track for an unprecedented career Grand Slam, with a chance to become the first player to go four for four in majors at next month's Women's British Open.''Whether I do it or not, I'm just a very lucky person,'' Park said Sunday in the aftermath of her U.S. Wome...
Cricket-England ready for Australia says Flower
7/3/2013
England boss Andy Flower says his side are ready to take on the Aussies following the completion of their warm-up game against Essex on Wednesday.The national team comfortably defeated the makeshift county club XI by 228 runs and will not play another competitive fixture until the first Test agains...
Golf-PGA Tour to ban long putters in 2016
7/2/2013
The PGA Tour have ended speculation of a potential schism in golf with the announcement that they will uphold the ruling that bans the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions.Rule 14-1b which takes effect on January 1, 2016 stipulates that it is illegal for play...
Golf-Paul Casey wins Irish Open
7/1/2013
Paul Casey ended a two year dry spell with an Irish tonic, winning Ireland's national Open by three shots at Carton House on Sunday.The Englishman who had once been No3 in the world, has since slumped to 169th in the World Rankings but bounced back into form sensationally with a brilliant closing r...