Golf-Neumann is named 2013 Solheim Captain
3/30/2012
Sweden's Liselotte Neumann, who has won 27 tournaments worldwide including the 1988 U.S. Women's Open, was announced on Wednesday as European captain for the 2013 Solheim Cup.A veteran of six Solheim Cups as a player, Neumann takes over from Britain's Alison Nicholas who led the Europeans last year...
Golf-Woods' Masters rest on putter says Haney
3/29/2012
Tiger Woods' former swing coach thinks the 14-time major winner's chances at the Masters next week depend on his putter.Hank Haney spoke like a coach Wednesday while signing copies of his book, "The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods," at a midtown Manhattan golf store a day after its release....
Golf-Tiger is bookmakers favourite for Masters
3/28/2012
Tiger Woods is back to winning ways and back to being the British bookies favourite for majors.The 14-time major champion won his first PGA Tour tournament since 2009 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It was his first chance to revel in a tour victory since his personal life...
Golf-Legend gets the all-clear from hospital
3/27/2012
Arnold Palmer is out of the hospital and back at work.The 82-year-old Palmer had been hospitalized overnight in Florida as a precaution because of high blood pressure from new medication.The octogenarian golf legend was released midday from Dr. Phillips Hospital in Orlando and returned to his home...
Golf-Woods ends drought w/Arnold Palmer win
3/26/2012
It's almost as if the golfing world has wound back the clock to 2009, Tiger Woods is back on the PGA winner's podium at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.His first PGA Tour victory since the infamous sex scandal at the back-end of 2009 couldn't have come at a more timely moment with the Mast...
Golf-Coach Haney says Tiger is vain and arrogant
3/23/2012
Tiger Woods was a vain and arrogant gym-rat with an inferiority complex about the perception of golf in the sporting world, insists former swing coach Hank Haney, in his much-talked about book "The Big Miss" that hits book shops next Tuesday. With advanced copies freely distributed among the media,...
Golf-McIlroy and Donald snub Arnold Palmer
3/22/2012
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer has expressed his disappointment the world's top two players, Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy, have turned down invitations to play in his Tour event that began yesterday.It has been reported that the two of the game's preminent players have decided to skip the Bay Hill-ho...
Cricket-West Indies and Australia draw a thriller
3/21/2012
Tension-filled, nerve-tingling, and heart-stopping were just a few of the words used to describe the frenetic finish to the third Digicel One-day International between the West Indies and Australia, which ended in a tie on Tuesday.Opener Johnson Charles led the way with 45, as several batsmen got s...
Golf-Edoardo Molianri to undergo wrist surgery
3/20/2012
Edoardo Molinari is planning to have surgery on his injured left wrist later this year.Molinari said after finishing with a share of 11th place in the Andalucian Open on Sunday that he has had the injury for four years.‘The first time I felt pain in my wrist was four years ago when I had tendinitis...
Golf-Donald reclaims his place at No1
3/19/2012
Englishman Luke Donald is the world No1 once again after winning the Transitions Championship in Miami on Sunday.Closing with a 5-under 66, and then winning a four-man playoff on the first extra hole, Donald is back on top of the World Golf rankings, where he has been for much of the 2011 season."I...
Golf-Harrington shoots career best in Florida
3/16/2012
Irish eyes were smiling at the Transitions Championship in Florida as Celtic golfer Padraig Harrington broke the course-record with a 10-under-61, the lowest round of his career.A triple-crown major winner, Harrington started with back-to-back birdies at Innisbrook, and finished as he started the r...
Golf-Tom Lewis ready to take on PGA Tour
3/15/2012
21-year-old golfing phenomenon Tom Lewis is about to to another big step this week with his debut on the PGA Tour at The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook.The Englishman, who stunned the golfing world with the lowest ever score by an amateur in the British Open and winning in only third tournament as...
Golf-Injured Tiger hopes to play at Bay Hill
3/14/2012
Tiger Woods said Monday night his left Achilles tendon is mildly strained and he is hopeful he can still play next week at Bay Hill.Woods withdrew from the Cadillac Championship at Doral on Sunday after hitting his tee shot on the 12th hole."Got good news from doc tonight," he posted on his Twitter...
Golf-Rose wins WGC-Cadillac Championship
3/12/2012
Englishman Justin Rose won his fourth PGA Tour title at Doral on Sunday in a drama-filled day that saw holes-in-ones, a charge from the back that nearly paid off, a 12 and an injury-plagued Tiger Woods succumbing once more to his body's fraility. Rose won by a stroke ahead of American Bubb...
Cricket-Australia top Sri Lanka to win CB Series
3/9/2012
Clint McKay was Australia's five-star hero as they beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs to win the deciding match in the tri-series tournament in Adelaide.The seamer from Melbourne took five wickets, including cleaning up the tail, as Upul Tharanga had begun swinging his cricket bat freely (71) trying in vain...
Golf-Paul Casey back from injury heartache
3/8/2012
Englishman Paul Casey is set to play for the first time since dislocating his shoulder snowboarding in Colorado on Christmas Eve, and he's itching to get back out there."Golf is the most important thing in my life because it provides for the fun things I do," he told BBC Sport."100% of my effort go...
Golf-McIlroy tries his hand at tennis - and wins!
3/7/2012
On Monday, McIlroy made a guest appearance during an exhibition tennis match between girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova at Madison Square Garden in New York.McIlory was lured onto the court by Wozniacki who then handed him her racquet and walked away. "I've never been so nervous in m...
Golf-Tiger poised to strike new No1, warns Monty
3/6/2012
Scottish golf legend Colin Montgomerie has praised Rory McIlroy's rise to the summit of the world rankings, after the young Northern Irishman suceeded fellow Brit Luke Donald as World No1, but be maintains the belief that Tiger Woods will be the player to triumph at next month's Masters.This year's...
Cricket-WI batsman Morton dies in car crash
3/5/2012
Former West Indies batsman Runako Morton has died in a car accident in Trinidad & Tobago yesterday. According to reports on Social Networking sites, Facebook.com and Twitter.com, the vehicle in which Morton was travelling lost control and hit a pole, killing him on the spot.Morton, who was 33,...
Golf-Taylor's US Open snub wrong says Petrie
3/2/2012
The chief executive of England Golf John Petrie has described the decision to take a place in July’s US Women’s Open away from BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Lauren Taylor as “just plain wrong”.Taylor, 17, originally qualified for the event after she lifted the Ladies' British Open Amateu...
Golf- Lee loving Rory rivalry
3/1/2012
Lee Westwood is licking his lips at the prospect of more battles with Rory McIlroy as he prepares to partner Tiger Woods at the Honda Classic in Florida.Despite being on the losing end of their WGC Match Play semi-finals on Sunday, Westwood is happy to race World No2 McIlroy in the chase for Luke D...