Scott says in good shape for McIlroy showdown in Sydney

November 23rd, 2014
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Adam Scott's bid for an unprecedented hat-trick of titles at his home Australian Masters fell agonizingly short on Sunday, but the world number two declared himself in good shape ahead of his re-match with Rory McIlroy at the Australian Open this week. Scott bogeyed his last hole in Sydney last year to lose the Australian Open title to McIlroy, which also cost the Australian a rare sweep of his nation's three marquee events. ...

Scott denied by masterful bunker shot in Melbourne

November 23rd, 2014
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Cullen nervelessly struck a sublime bunker shot for a tap-in par putt on the last hole to win the Australian Masters by a stroke in Melbourne and frustrate Adam Scott's bid for a hat-trick of titles on Sunday. Clinging to a one-stroke lead on the 18th, Cullen's approach shot found a steep sand-trap left of the green, but the unheralded South Australian put his recovery within two feet of the hole to seal the biggest win of his career on a sun-drenched afternoon at Metropolitan Golf Club. ...

Alonso takes aim at Mattiacci

November 23rd, 2014
Ahead of his final race for Ferrari, Fernando Alonso has aimed a parting shot at team boss Marco Mattiacci after comments he made suggesting that new arrival Sebastian Vettel is more committed than the Spaniard.

Alonso takes aim at Mattiacci

November 23rd, 2014
Ahead of his final race for Ferrari, Fernando Alonso has aimed a parting shot at team boss Marco Mattiacci after comments he made suggesting that new arrival Sebastian Vettel is more committed than the Spaniard.

Golf-Cullen fends off Scott to win Australian Masters

November 23rd, 2014
MELBOURNE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Nick Cullen held firm in a tense finish to win the Australian Masters by a stroke in Melbourne on Sunday and frustrate Adam Scott's bid for a hat-trick of titles. Starting three strokes adrift at Metropolitan Golf Club, the 30-year-old South Australian carded a three-under-par 69 for a nine-under total of 279, one ahead of world number two Scott (68) and two other compatriots in James Nitties (70) and Josh Younger (69). ...

Raptors match top record as Cavaliers lose again

November 23rd, 2014

Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on November 22, 2014 in Cleveland, OhioCleveland (AFP) - Lou Williams scored 36 points to spark Toronto over Cleveland 110-93 Saturday as the Raptors matched the NBA's best record while stretching the Cavaliers' losing streak to four games.


Bellew proves his point

November 23rd, 2014
Tony Bellew gained sweet revenge with a split decision points win over Nathan Cleverly in their cruiserweight rematch.

Joshua wins in the first

November 23rd, 2014
Exciting heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua produced another impressive display to defeat Michael Sprott inside 90 seconds at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Sky Live: Dolphins @ Broncos

November 23rd, 2014
The wheels aren’t exactly coming off but the Denver Broncos certainly have a few more worries than usual as they play host to the Miami Dolphins in our second Sunday game on Sky Sports.

Whaley voted first female PGA of America officer

November 23rd, 2014

Connecticut native Suzy Whaley watches the ball at the start of the second round of the Greater Hartford Open, 25 July, 2003 in Cromwell, ConnecticutSuzy Whaley, a former LPGA player who qualified and played in a 2003 men's PGA event, was elected Saturday as the first woman officer in the PGA of America's history. The balloting all-but assures that Whaley, who was voted into a two-year term as secretary, will become the first president in the organization's history in 2018 as officers typically rotate into higher PGA roles. Derek Sprague was elected president and Paul Levy was elected as vice president. The PGA of America also announced that the role of honorary president, which outgoing president's serve for two years, will be retained by Allen Wronowski for two more years rather than passed along to Ted Bishop, who was outsed as the PGA of America president last month for a remark made in a Twitter posting.


Sociedad draw on Moyes debut

November 23rd, 2014
Real Sociedad earned a 0-0 draw at Deportivo La Coruna in former Manchester United manager David Moyes’ first match in charge of the team.

Ko, Lewis fight for bonus as Granada grabs lead

November 23rd, 2014

Julieta Granada of Paraguay plays a shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 22, 2014 in Naples, FloridaNaples (United States) (AFP) - New Zealand teen Lydia Ko and American Stacy Lewis battled for a $1 million season bonus Saturday but Paraguay's Julieta Granada was the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship leader after 54 holes.


Wins for DeGale, Groves

November 23rd, 2014
Super-middleweights James DeGale and George Groves recorded contrasting victories at the Echo Arena – keeping both men on target for a world title challenge in 2015.

Wins for DeGale, Groves

November 23rd, 2014
James DeGale and George Groves recorded contrasting victories at the Echo Arena – keeping both men on target for a world title challenge in 2015.

Ajax recover to close on PSV

November 23rd, 2014
Ajax struck four second-half goals to claim a 4-1 comeback victory at home to 10-man Heerenveen and move to within one point of Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven.

Woods working with new swing teacher Como

November 23rd, 2014

Tiger Woods of the U.S. grimaces after hitting his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville(Reuters) - Tiger Woods, who plans to return to competition in less than two weeks after a three-month absence, said on Saturday that he is working with a new coach, Chris Como, on his swing. Woods, who has been plagued by back issues and underwent back surgery in March, broke ties with swing coach Sean Foley in August. "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I'm excited to be back competing," Woods said on his Twitter account (@TigerWoods). ...


Taylor boosted by injury news

November 23rd, 2014
Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor has revealed the injury scare which forced him off during the 1-0 victory over QPR is not as bad as was feared.

Juve and Roma march on

November 23rd, 2014
The top two both won in Serie A on Saturday as Juventus and Roma recorded victories on the road.

Pumas produce Paris upset

November 23rd, 2014
Argentina kicked four drop-goals and produced some stout defence to complete an 18-13 victory over France at the Stade de France in Paris.

Lyon held by Bastia, Rennes climb

November 23rd, 2014
Lyon missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Marseille in to second place in Ligue 1 as they were held to a goalless draw by managerless Bastia.