Golf-Tiger Woods named PGA Player of The Year
9/30/2013
Tiger Woods has been named PGA Player of the Year for the 11th time, reflecting a spectacular comeback year in which he won five of his first 11 events.The award was made after votes by fellow Tour members who played in a minimum of 12 money events in 2013."The member vote reflects the respect thei...
Golf-Rory dumps agency; sets up McIlroy Inc.
9/27/2013
After a torrid 2013 for Rory McIlroy, where supporters and critics alike have passed the blame from his girlfriend, to his new Nike Golf equipment, his swing and even a persistent toothache, the former World No1 has decided to make a fresh change in his backroom staff instead.McIlroy announced he h...
Golf-Ryder Cup team announced at 2014 Italian Open
9/26/2013
There may be almost exactly a year to go until the 2014 Ryder Cup, but plans are already afoot on the squad-side of things. To be precise, the waiting game will be over on 31st August 2014, following next year's Italian Open, when captain Paul McGinlay has announced he will reveal his Ryder Cup tea...
Golf-Lawrie disappointed by Seve Trophy snubs
9/25/2013
Paul Lawrie has blasted his absentee Ryder Cup teammates who have pulled out of next week's Seve Trophy in France.The biennial competition, that pits Great Britain and Ireland against continental Europe, was set up by the late great Seve Ballesteros in 2000 and while Lawrie is a proud member of the...
Cricket-England announce Ashes squad
9/24/2013
England selectors announced their 17-man squad for Ashes series Down Under, a side that includes three uncapped players in the form of Boyd Rankin, Gary Ballance and Ben Stokes.Rankin tweeted: "Thanks to everyone for the messages!! Really chuffed to be in the Ashes squad!!"Michael Carberry, Mon...
Golf-Swede victory for Stenson at FedEx Finale
9/23/2013
Talk about clutch victories. With one win Henrik Stenson virtually doubled his PGA Tour career earnings to date.At Atlanta's East Lake Course, Stenson not only claimed the Tour Championship title but also that of the FedEx Cup one of the most lucrative in golf giving him a combined earning of nearl...
Golf-Nicklaus:Woods still going to break my record
9/20/2013
Jack Nicklaus is sticking to his guns on the case of Tiger Woods. He's said it before and he'll stick by it: Tiger will surpass his mark of 18 major titles. And that's despite facing a level of competition the Golden Bear says as good as any that's ever been in golf.In recent times, Adam Sc...
Golf-Justin Rose focused on $10M FedEx Prize
9/19/2013
With the final event of the PGA Tour teeing off today, all eyes will be on the prize. And with the jackpot in question being a an eye-wateringly large $10 million (£6.3m) for the overall winner, that'll be even more so than usual. US Open champion Justin Rose might have finally won his maiden major...
Golf-Johnson blows open the FedEx Cup with win
9/18/2013
Zach Johnson claimed the BMW Championship on Monday with a final-round 65 to power him into the lucrative FedEx Cup reckonings.The win at Illinois' Conway Farms was enough to jump Johnson into the top five places of the season-ending tournament, with the final Tour Championship contest taking place...
Cricket-Australia take ODI series over England
9/17/2013
A dominant display by Australia's Shane Watson at the Ageas Bowl on Monday extinguished England's hopes to add the ODI Series to the Ashes Test series this summer.The all-rounder smashed a muscular 107-ball 143 to take his side to 298 all out, a target that England failed to reach by a good 48 runs...
Golf-McIlroy stumped by poor 2013 form
9/16/2013
Having had a vile 2013 season by his high standards, Rory McIlroy is flummoxed by his form this year, a period of nine months of by-and-large mediocrity that has been capped by his failure to qualify for the FedEx Cup's finale at East Lake.McIlroy's opening rounds of 77 and 78 dropped him to dead l...
Golf-Darren Clarke to join 2014 PGA Tour
9/13/2013
With the legacy of his 2011 Open Championship still fresh in his mind, Darren Clarke is cashing in on his improbable major championship by taking up the option of a return to the American-based PGA Tour in the 2014 season.Clarke, 45, gained exempt a 5-year exemption on the PGA Tour as a result of 2...
Cricket-Ashes winner Matthew Hoggard to retire
9/12/2013
Matthew James Hoggard, or more commonly known as "Hoggy" to his friends and peers, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the end of this County Championship season.The former Yorkshire and England star bowler has spent his last few seasons captaining Leicestershire and in only h...
Golf-Footie star Shevchenko swaps goals for holes
9/11/2013
Former AC Milan and Chelsea star Andriy Shevchenko is swapping football clubs for golf clubs and goals for holes, with the news that he will make his Challenge Tour debut on Thursday in the Kharkov Superior Cup in Ukraine.The ex-striker, now 36, retired from football last year after the Euro 2012 t...
Cricket-Glamorgan to face Notts in YB40 Final
9/10/2013
Glamorgan will take on Nottinghamshire a week on Saturday at Lord's in the YB40 Final, after the two sides were victorious in their respective semi-finals while Hampshire and Somerset are left wondering what might have been.Nottinghamshire were indebted young seamer Jake Ball who chose the perfect...
Golf-Thomas Bjorn wins European Masters
9/9/2013
Thomas Bjorn picked up his his first title in two years with a return to the European Masters, the venue where he last tasted success back in 2011.Two years on from his victory at the Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland, Bjorn returned to the European Tour event and ousted Scotland's Craig Le...
Golf-Stenson leads FedEx Cup Standings
9/6/2013
Sweden's Henrik Stenson not only sailed to victory on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship but he also leads the FedExCup Standings, surging over former leader Tiger Woods by a narrow 14-point margin.Going into the post-season, Woods' lead of more than 1,000 points has looked to put him in good...
Golf-Rookie called up for international contest
9/5/2013
Jordan Speith's 2013 just got even better. The youngster, who is still not even of legal drinking age in the United States, added a call-up to next month's Presidents Cup to his first PGA Tour win in July.At just 20 years of age, Spieth became the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1931, clinch...
Golf-Jimenez slams 13-year-old's Tour presence
9/4/2013
There is an age difference of 36 years between Miguel Angel Jimenez, 49, the oldest champion on Tour and Ye Wo-cheng, 13, it's youngest ever player, but the nevertheless the duo will meet on the course at this week's European Masters. And Jimenez is not at all happy about the sponsor's decision to...
Golf-Stenson supreme at DB Championship
9/3/2013
Henrik Stenson continued his fine 2013 form with a five-under-par final round to clinch the second FedEx Cup event, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.In equaling the tournament record of 22-under-par, Stenson made three straight birdies to power past overnight leader Sergio Garcia and hold-o...
Golf-Gregory Bourdy wins Wales Open
9/2/2013
Four years on Tour without a win ended on Sunday, as French golfer Gregory Bourdy birdied his final three holes to secure the 2013 Wales Open.Bourdy was three behind overnight leader Peter Uihlein but he started on fire on the final day with an eagle on the par-5 second hole. His back nine were eve...