Golf-Tiger fitness concern for Open Championship
6/28/2013
World No1 Tiger Woods has said that he will not be at full fitness for the Open Championship to be hosted in Muirfield next month, still suffering from a left elbow injury which he aggravated at the U.S. Open.Woods said that although still struggling with the elbow strain for the last six w...
Cricket-Lehman appointed Australia coach
6/27/2013
Former Yorkshire and Australia star Darren Lehman has been appointed Australia coach immediately in the wake of former incumbent Mickey Arthur's dismissal with just 16 days remaining until the Ashes series begins.The 43-year-old Lehman has coached Queensland, Deccan Charges and Kings XI Punjab in t...
Golf-Faldo: "Tiger not in good mental place"
6/26/2013
Despite all the talk of Tiger Woods being back, with his Tour-leading four PGA titles this year as evidence, six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo is adamant that the World No1's dismal major championship form is the true indicator of his form.When it comes to the big stage, Faldo asserts, Tig...
Golf-Erne Els goes wire-to-wire at Munich Open
6/25/2013
SportsHQ brand ambassador Ernie Els swept through Munich with a wire-to-wire win at the BMW Open on Sunday birdying the final hole for a one-shot victory.The four-time major winner finished with a 69 for a total of 18-under par just ahead of Thomas Bjorn of Denmark. The win in Germany secured E...
Cricket-India beat England for Champions Trophy
6/24/2013
England's cricket team continued their dismal form in one-day tournament finals with a five-run Champions Trophy defeat to India on Sunday at Edgbaston.After being set a modest chase of 130 in a rain-reduced game of 20 overs per side, the hosts needed just 20 off 16 balls for a victory.However, fou...
Golf-Ernie Els leads the field in Munich
6/21/2013
SportsHQ brand ambassdor Ernie Els continued the fine form he showed at the US Open last weekend, by almost equaling the course record in his opening round at the BMW International Open in Munich on Thursday.After tying for fourth at the US open, four shots behind winner Justin Rose, Els nail...
Cricket-Ponting to retire from cricket in October
6/20/2013
Test Cricket's second highest runner scorer and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from all cricket this October.Ponting had retired from the international game at the end of last year and is currently playing domestic cricket with Surrey. The 38-year-old intends to...
Golf-Tiger Woods ruled out of action until Open
6/19/2013
In news that will come as a blow to tournaments and TV ratings the world over, Tiger Woods has been ruled out of competition for the next four weeks with a left elbow strain, until next month's Open Championship.The World No1 had complained of pain before last week's U.S. Open and the action at Mer...
Golf-Jacklin says Rose will win more majors
6/18/2013
In the wake of Justin Rose's victory at Merion to become the first English player in 42 years to win the U.S. Open, the man who preceded him, Tony Jacklin, has said that this is just the beginning and more majors will be on the horizon for Rose.Jacklin famously won the 1970 U.S. Open at Hazeltine,...
Golf-England's Rose wins historic US Open
6/17/2013
Baddiel and Skinner sang about 30 years of hurt in their seminal hit "Three Lions" for England's Euro 96 campaign, try adding 13 years to that tally and that describes the amount of time since an Englishman has won the U.S. Open.But unlike the national football team, this country's golfer are genui...
Cricket-Kumar Sangakkara downs England
6/14/2013
Kumar Sangakkara led Sri Lanka to a victory over England by seven wickets in their Champions Trophy group stage match on Thursday at The Oval.Wicketkeeper Sangakkara's unbeaten 134 took his side to their target of 294 with just under 3 overs to spare. He was aided and abetted by Nuwan Kulasekara wh...
Golf-Mickelson sets the the tone at US Open
6/13/2013
Phil Mickelson had just four hours sleep before his 7:11am tee time on Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Open, but he still managed his best ever opening round since 1999, shooting a 3-under 67 for the clubhouse lead.While Luke Donald had taken the lead by the end of the day, reaching four under...
Golf-McIlroy ready to turn things round at Merion
6/12/2013
Rory McIlroy knows that he needs to force his way back into major reckoning, as he threatens to become no more than an afterthought in the build-up to this year's U.S. Open.Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell and last year's champion Webb Simpson are the players who have been cited as favo...
Golf-Woods and Garcia shake hands, end row
6/11/2013
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia have ended their much publicized "fried chicken" row with a handshake during practice for the week's US Open.The Woods-Sergio Garcia spat came about from an argument during last month's Players Championship where the Spaniard was put off his shot by increased fan noise...
Cricket-England's bowlers down Australia
6/10/2013
England's bowlers were once more at the forefront, as their exceptional performance enabled England to defeat Australia by 48-runs in their opening Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston on Saturday.Of the bowlers, it was very much James Anderson who was the pick. The bowler's three wicket haul help...
Golf-Woosnam well-placed at Senior Championship
6/7/2013
Sports HQ brand ambassador Ian Woosnam will wake up today to find himself handily placed in the PGA Senior Championship after the first day's play at Mottram Hall on Thursday.The former World No1, fresh from a flight back from across the Atlantic, finished his round with a 72, which puts him in joi...
Golf-Tiger Woods is sport's highest paid again
6/6/2013
Tiger Woods is not only back on top of golf's official world rankings, but his resurgent golden form has also shined green with the announcement that he is back on top of Forbes' list of best-paid athletes.Prior to 2012, this would have been no big deal as the star spent 11 straight years a...
Golf-McIlroy thinking ahead to PGA Championship
6/5/2013
While most players on Tour are thinking of the upcoming U.S Open taking place next week at Merion, World No2 is already thinking ahead to the last major of the year, the PGA Championship and a return to Oak Hill to defend his title.Earlier this week, perhaps trying to channel memories of last year...
Cricket-England lose ODI series to New Zealand
6/4/2013
After a clean-sweep in the Tests, it was England's turns to be on the end of a battering as they were defeated in the one-day series by New Zealand in a 86-run loss on Sunday.Having lost the first international at Lord's by five wickets, this follow up loss at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire means the...
Golf-Matt Kuchar triumphs at Memorial
6/3/2013
American golfer Matt Kuchar won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club by two shots over compatriot Kevin Chappell on Sunday.The 34-year-old PGA veteran nailed a birdie putt from 20 feet on the 18thl hole for a 4-under 68, the icing on the cake of a solid final round. Kuchar is now...