Cricket-Ricky Ponting denies Ashes return
5/31/2013
Ricky Pointing has ruled out ending his international retirement and any subsequent involvement in the Ashes.The former Baggy Green skipper dismissed the fallout from his interview last year with the Daily Mail, when he was quoted as saying he could not completely rule out a comeback if he wa...
Golf-Why Tiger dominates Memorial
5/30/2013
On the eve of the Memorial Tournament, Rory McIlroy revealed the secret as to why Tiger Woods dominates at Jack Nicklaus' tournament.''The same reason he's done so well everywhere, I guess,'' McIlroy said, prompting loud laughter.Joking aside, Woods has a tendency to be at his most imperious when h...
Golf-After 2 weeks off Woods ready for Memorial
5/29/2013
After a refreshing 14 days holiday of watersports with his kids and current paramour Olympic skiing star Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods is trading in his water-skis for his woods and heading back to the course, ready to defend his title at the Memorial Tournament this week.With four wins from seven PGA...
Cricket-Sachin Tendulkar retires from IPL
5/28/2013
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League, following his team's victory in the final on Sunday night."I think this is the right time to stop playing the IPL. I am 40. Got to accept it," Tendulkar said.The man known as "The Little Master...
Golf-Matteo Manassero wins at Wentworth
5/27/2013
Matteo Manassero became the youngest ever winner of the BMW PGA Championship at just 20 years and 37 days after a four hole play-off including Simon Khan and Marc Warren, at Wentworth Club on Sunday.The Italian emerged victorious from the three man play-off to win the European Tour's flagship event...
Cricket-Cook expects closer second Test
5/24/2013
England captain Alastair Cook has insisted that the second and last Test of the series against New Zealand that begins today will be far from a walk in the park, despite the way the Black Caps crumbled in their second innings at Lord's.In the London based ground, the visitors were blown apart by St...
Golf-Harrington rejoices at belly putter ban
5/23/2013
Golf traditionalists have been celebrating since Tuesday with the news that both the R&A and the USGA agreeing to rule 14-1b, the ban of the anchored putter from the onset of the 2016 season.Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Arnold Palmer and Graeme McDowell have all voiced their approval, with Irishm...
Golf-Belly putter ban confirmed for 2016
5/22/2013
The constant back-and-forth over anchored putting has come to the conclusion that many predicted: the controversial clubs will be banned in competition from 1 January, 2016.The Royal & Ancient and the US Golf Association announced the decision in a joint press conference Tuesday morning, the tw...
Golf-McDowell wins World Match Play title
5/21/2013
Graeme McDowell shrugged off the nightmares of last year's final defeat and defeated Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand to win the World Match Play Championship at the Thracian Cliffs Course on Sunday.After falling 2 down as early as the fourth hole, the 2010 US Open Champion surged back to secure victor...
Cricket-England & Broad crush New Zealand
5/20/2013
England's dominant bowlers led the national side to a crushing 170-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's on Sunday.Chasing 239 runs to win New Zealand got skittled for 68 all out - the 10th lowest score ever recorded at Lord's by James Anderson and Stuart Broad, the latter who to...
Golf-U.S. Open winner Ken Venturi dies
5/17/2013
Ken Venturi the 1964 U.S. Open Champion, 14-time PGA Tour winner and CBS Golf Analyst for 35 years died today, 11 days after his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.Venturi died at the age of 82 after having been hospitalized for the last two months with a spinal infection, pneumonia, and an...
Golf-Day of upsets as Poulter loses Match Play
5/16/2013
Golf is an unpredictable game, with the years of total Tiger Woods domination gone (although threatening to make a return this year), but one of the closest things to a given in recent times was an Ian Poulter victory in Match Play, given the Englishman's dominance in this format of the sport.Howev...
Golf-Masters star Guan, 14, plays 2nd PGA event
5/15/2013
Most fourteen year old golf fans dream of one day playing in just one PGA Tour event, Guan Tianlang, the Chinese prodigy, is into his second. After the small matter of making the cut at the Masters in Augusta, the youngest to ever do so.At the Byron Nelson International in Texas, Guan is ready to t...
Cricket-England name 12-Man Squad for NZ
5/14/2013
England welcome back long-term absentees Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann for Thursday's first Test against New Zealand after the 12-man squad was announced on Saturday.Bresnan, who missed the New Zealand tour due to elbow surgery, returns to the national team along with spinner Graeme Swann who also r...
Golf-Tiger Woods wins Players Championship
5/13/2013
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia renewed their once keen contested rivalry on Sunday, as the duo fought it out at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.With just two holes to play and tied with the Spaniard for the lead, Woods showed the closer of old with two pars as Garcia could only find the wat...
Golf-Legends says Monty should not be HoF
5/10/2013
Colin Montgomerie's controversial induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday night occurred amid grumblings from the golfing fraternity, many of which have been made public this week.Tony Jacklin, who won two Majors, said that the Scotsman's own lack of major championships was a massive b...
Golf-Vijay sues PGA Tour over doping charge
5/9/2013
The Vijay Singh deer antler spray controversy shows no signs of abating yet, as the golfer has gone on the offensive and filing his own lawsuit against the PGA Tour.Back in January the former World No1 admitted to using the controversial item which resulted in a suspension from the PGA, which was s...
Cricket-Surrey & SA Captain Smith to miss summer
5/8/2013
Surrey and South Africa captain Graeme Smith has confirmed that his troublesome left ankle will require surgery that will rule him out for the next few months.The marquee signing was set to begin the first of three seasons with the county club but instead will be resting up and rehabbing throughout...
Golf-Montgomerie inducted into Hall of Fame
5/7/2013
Golfing legend Colin Montgomerie was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday night, along with American star Fred Couples.Montgomerie won the Order of Merit a record seven times in a row, while Couples was the first American to reach No.1 in the world and won the 1992 Masters.Despite wi...
Golf-Rookie beats David Lynn at Wells Fargo
5/6/2013
Many players go their entire careers without a Tour win, but it took 22-year-old rookie Derek Ernst just nine events to nab his maiden victory at the Wells Fargo Championship in Quail Hollow, North Carolina.Ernst tied Englishman David Lynn in regulation play with both players on eight-under, but in...
Cricket-England's Steven Finn signs with Woodworm
5/3/2013
Woodworm Cricket Company have announced the signing of Steven Finn, Middlesex and England Test cricketer, on a two year sponsorship deal.First bursting onto the international stage in 2010, Finn has now played with distinction on 69 occasions for his country and has taken over 150 wickets in Test m...
Golf-12 Year Old Youngest Ever To Play Euro Tour
5/2/2013
Twelve-year-old Ye Wocheng is set record book scribes scrabbling for their pens as he became the youngest player in European Tour history, taking part in the first round of the China Open today.The young Chinese golfer, still in his tweens, broke compatriot Guan Tianlang's record, who was himself j...
Cricket-Mike Gatting to be new MCC president
5/1/2013
Ex-England and Middlesex captain Mike Gatting will be the new president of Marylebone Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced today.Currently the ECB's Managing Director, Gatting was nominated for the role by the incumbent president Mike Griffith, who will vacate his duties on O...