McIlroy wants to win Dunhill for dad

October 2nd, 2014

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, seen on the eighth green during a practice round at the Gleneagles golf course in Scotland, on September 25, 2014London (AFP) - Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy hopes to cap an already stellar year by marking his father's 55th birthday on Sunday with victory in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.


National Football League roundup

October 2nd, 2014

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals(The Sports Xchange) - Injured Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer missed practice Wednesday to visit a specialist about a nerve problem in his throwing shoulder. Palmer hoped to return for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, but that now appears iffy. - - Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Frank Alexander was suspended 10 games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse, the NFL announced Wednesday. ...


Major League Baseball roundup

October 2nd, 2014

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals(The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that experimental speed-up rules will be tested during games at the 2014 Arizona Fall League. Commissioner Bud Selig established a committee on Sept. 22 to improve the pace of play. A series of initiatives will be tried when the Arizona Fall League opens Oct. 7 and runs until Nov. 15. - - Right-hander Michael Wacha was left out of the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation and teammates A.J. Pierzynski and Jason Motte were not on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


Yorkshire dominate PCA awards

October 2nd, 2014
Yorkshire dominated the Professional Cricketers’ Association Awards with openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees scooping two of the top honours at Old Billingsgate on Wednesday night.

DirecTV keeps NFL Sunday Ticket in $1.5 billion a year deal

October 2nd, 2014

A DirecTV satellite dishe is seen on an apartment wall in Los AngelesBy Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DirecTV extended its exclusive contract to sell the Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games, and sources said the company will pay $1.5 billion a year to keep the popular offering that has helped attract subscribers. The agreement announced on Wednesday removes a potential roadblock to AT&T Inc's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of the satellite TV provider. AT&T had the right to pull out of the deal if DirecTV was unable to renew its Sunday Ticket pact. ...


Leeds boss targets Owls win

October 2nd, 2014
Darko Milanic believes it is "extremely important" that he secures his first win in charge of Leeds in this weekend's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday after the home draw with Reading.

Caterham still preparing to race

October 2nd, 2014
Caterham say they're still preparing to race at the Japanese GP this weekend, even though bailiffs have said they seized goods at their Leafield factory on Wednesday.

Caterham still preparing to race

October 2nd, 2014
Caterham say they're still preparing to race at the Japanese GP this weekend, even though bailiffs have said they seized goods at their Leafield factory on Wednesday.

Symons enjoys Fulham cheers

October 2nd, 2014
Kit Symons watched his Fulham team score four against Bolton on Wednesday night and felt they must have impressed the Fulham Five.

Town boss hails Holt contribution

October 2nd, 2014
Boss Chris Powell insists Grant Holt is desperate to prove he can still be a force after the striker inspired impressive Huddersfield to victory at Wolves.

Wenger hails electric Welbeck

October 2nd, 2014
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident striker Danny Welbeck will continue to improve his finishing after his hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League.

Arrests made at Arsenal game

October 2nd, 2014
Police have confirmed they made at least seven arrests in the build-up to and during Arsenal’s Champions League match with Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

Gerrard blasts ‘soft’ Liverpool

October 2nd, 2014
Furious Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused his side of being "soft all over the pitch" during their lacklustre 1-0 Champions League defeat at FC Basel.

Atletico edge past Juventus

October 2nd, 2014
Arda Turan struck in the second half to inflict Juventus' first defeat of the season and get Atletico Madrid's Champions League Group A campaign up and running on Wednesday evening.

RFU to review Lancaster deal

October 2nd, 2014
The Rugby Football Union will review Stuart Lancaster’s record contract extension following the Rugby World Cup next year.

Rosenberg brace seals Malmo win

October 2nd, 2014
Markus Rosenberg's brace gave Malmo a famous 2-0 victory over Olympiacos in their Champions League Group Group A encounter at Swedbank Stadion on Wednesday.

Real Madrid recover at Ludogorets

October 2nd, 2014
Real Madrid avoided the embarrassment of losing to minnows Ludogorets by recovering to win 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Benfica lose at Leverkusen

October 2nd, 2014
Bayer Leverkusen won 3-1 to open their account in Champions League Group C and leave Benfica staring at an early exit.

Dortmund win at Anderlecht

October 2nd, 2014
Substitute Adrian Ramos ensured Borussia Dortmund maintained a perfect start to their Champions League Group D campaign by sealing a 3-0 victory at Anderlecht.

Liverpool slump to Basel defeat

October 2nd, 2014
Liverpool paid the price for a disjointed performance as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to FC Basel in the Champions League.