Cricket-Change at ICC as new President appointed
6/29/2012
The International Cricket Council is all change at the top with a new president, former vice president Alan Isaac, and new chief executive former South Africa David Richardson announced Wednesday.Isaac will take up his role as the ICC's eighth presiden, succeeding Sharad Pawar, for a two-ye...
Golf-Love taps Couples, Hubert as Ryder assistants
6/28/2012
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III suprised no one when he announced his assistants for the biennial tournament as Fred Couples and Mike Hulbert. He will need to name two more assistant captains before the start of the tournament in Medinah on September 28.Couples has worked together with Love i...
Golf-McIlroy hopes home course will end slump
6/27/2012
Ulsterman Rory McIlroy hopes he can put his disappointing form behind him when he returns home at this week's Irish Open at Royal Portrush on Thursday.A dismal defence of his U.S. Open title at The Olympic Club in San Francisco capped a series of four missed cuts in his last five events, leaving Mc...
Golf-Monty and Olazabal fail to qualify for Open
6/26/2012
Colin Montgomerie and Jose Maria Olazabal went 0 for 2, as the past and present European Ryder Cup captains once again failed to qualify for a major, this time the Open Championship to be played at Royal Lytham & St. Anne's.The pair were contending for one of 10 available spots at Sunningdale G...
Golf-Maiden title for England's Danny Willett
6/25/2012
Englishman Danny Willet secured his first ever European Tour victory by besting Marcus Fraser after a lenthy play-off at the International Open in Cologne on Sunday.The 24-year-old Willet tied on 11 under with the Australian, and a mammoth four more goes on the 18th was needed before Willet was cro...
Golf-Royal Troon to host The Open in 2016
6/21/2012
Golf's oldest major championship will once more head to the west coast of Scotland in 2016, the R&A have announced.The Open Championship is heading back to Royal Troon, 12 years after its last iteration in 2004.Back then it was the unlikely figure of Todd Hamilton beating out Ernie Els in a pla...
Cricket-England win emotional Windies game
6/20/2012
A century by England captain Alastair Cook led his England side to a comfortable victory and series win over West Indies on what was an emotional and muted affair at the Oval on Tuesday, following the death of Surrey and England Lions player Tom Maynard who passed away on Monday morning."It's been...
Golf-Luke Donald honoured by Queen
6/19/2012
England's world no1 golfer Luke Donald can tick off another achievement in a phenomenal 18 months in golf, with the announcement that he has been appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.After becomning the first golfer to win both the PGA and European Tour money list, Donald also won...
Golf-American Webb Simpson wins US Open
6/18/2012
Webb Simpson's second ever appearance at the U.S. Open ended in triumph as he topped major champions Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on Sunday.''I never really wrapped my mind around winning,'' said Simpson, who shot a 2-under 68 for a tournament winning 1-over 28...
Cricket-South Africa name side for England
6/15/2012
Cricket South Africa have confirmed that Test captain Graeme Smith has recovered from injury in time to lead an unchanged Proteas side in their tour of England that begins next month.The squad, announced earlier this week, will feature the same players who successfully triumphed in the Test series...
Golf-Woods: "Golf stars will get even younger"
6/14/2012
The world of golf should get itself ready for more Andy Zhangs in the future, according to Tiger Woods when asked about the U.S. Open's youngest ever competitor.The 14-year-old Zhang, originially from China but based in Florida since 2008, qualified by default for the major championship a San Franc...
Golf-Donald aiming to break duck at US Open
6/13/2012
World number one Luke Donald is determined to finally open his major account at the US Open this week at San Francisco's Olympic Club.The 36th attempt at breaking his duck, Donald is coming into the tournament on red-hot form having won a second BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth within the last mon...
Golf-McIlroy "positive" ahead of US Open
6/12/2012
Superstar Rory McIlroy's build up to the U.S. Open before last week had been some ways from ideal. An unprecedented three missed cuts in a row on both sides of the Atlantic had led to the 23-year-old Ulsterman expressing doubts on his game. However, McIlroy broke his unwanted streak of missed cuts...
Golf-World No3 preps for US Open with Nordea win
6/11/2012
England's world No3 Lee Westwood warmed up for this week's U.S. Open in the best possible way with a commanding peformance at the Nordea Masters in Stockholm on Sunday, winning by five strokes and finishing on 19 under par.Despite pressure from Sergo Garcia, who hit six birdies in a row, Westwood w...
Golf-Westwood restocks bag for US Open
6/8/2012
English World No3 Lee Westwood doesn't often change his golf gear - and with his success you wouldn't blame him - but with his search for a major championship continuing, he felt now was time to change.The new irons, wedge and putter are being put through their paces at the Nordea Masters in Sweden...
Golf-Nicklaus slams McIlroy's US Open preparation
6/7/2012
Jack Nicklaus might be a self-confessed Rory McIlroy fan, but that hasn't stopped the Golden Bear criticizing the young golf superstar live on camera and to his face.Nicklaus's main concern is that McIlroy has decided to take part at the St Jude Classic in Memphis this week, just seven days prior t...
Golf-Morrison fined for Celtic Manor 'dump' tweet
6/6/2012
Another day, another sportsman getting in trouble via social media platform Twitter.English golfer James Morrison felt the wrath of the European Tour after flunking his Wales Open test and referring to the Celtic Manor as a "dump" on his Twitter feed.The 27-year-old with one European Tour title to...
Cricket-Sachin Tendulkar joins Indian Parliament
6/5/2012
India's legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has become the first active player to be sworn in as a member of the Indian Upper House of Parliament.The 250-strong Rajya Sabha, includes 12 members of whom are chosen for "special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literatu...
Golf-Memorial:Tiger roars; McIlroy slumps
6/4/2012
Tiger Woods turned back the clock to reclaim some of his old magic on the course and win the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Sunday.A record-equalling victory, Woods's two-shot triumph means he now matches Jack Nicklaus's total of 73 PGA Tour titles."Boy, I hit it good today," Woods said. "T...
Golf-McIlroy baffled by lack of form
6/1/2012
After the first ever back-to-back missed cuts of his career, Rory McIlroy is hoping to get his game back in gear for next month's US Open. "It's more of a shock than anything else, just a little bit surprising, and it's something I haven't really had to deal with in a while," said McIlroy. "I'...