Sports

  • Plenty to talk about as F1 takes a break Published in: 28 July 2014 Plenty to talk about as F1 takes a break

    Formula One headed for its annual holidays on Monday with some drivers looking forward to the break more than others and plenty to talk about before the next race in Belgium. “I’m not so excited about going into the summer break, as we speak,” championship-leading Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg told reporters after finishing fourth and […]

  • McGinley pulls out of U.S. PGA with shoulder injury Published in: 28 July 2014 McGinley pulls out of U.S. PGA with shoulder injury

    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week’s U.S. PGA Championship with a shoulder injury, the Irishman said on Monday. The 47-year-old McGinley has suffered from bursitis in his left shoulder, an affliction which forced him to miss the French Open at the start of July. “The scan showed that I […]

  • Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation Published in: 24 July 2014 Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

    San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug prevention and treatment program, the league announced on Wednesday. Maybin, whose suspension is effective immediately, tested positive for an amphetamine, the commissioner of baseball’s office said in a statement. The 27-year-old, who is the first player […]

  • Bolt fit and raring to go in Glasgow Published in: 22 July 2014 Bolt fit and raring to go in Glasgow

    Six-times Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt says he ready to put on a good show in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from minor foot surgery and a hamstring injury. The Jamaican, who missed nine weeks of training after surgery on his left foot in March, told Reuters he is back in […]

  • Hamilton on top in German Grand Prix practice Published in: 18 July 2014 Hamilton on top in German Grand Prix practice

    Lewis Hamilton denied Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg the satisfaction of lapping fastest at his home German Grand Prix on Friday. With track temperatures soaring, Hamilton set a sizzling pace with a quickest lap of one minute 18.341 seconds in the afternoon session. Formula One world championship leader Rosberg, who had been fastest before lunch […]

  • American tyro English soaking up links adventure Published in: 18 July 2014 American tyro English soaking up links adventure

    Young American tyro Harris English looked like a kid with a brand new toy at Christmas after launching his British Open campaign with a level-par 72 at Royal Liverpool on Thursday. The 24-year-old was simply purring about his adventures on the Hoylake links and already looking forward to taking up the challenge again in Friday’s […]

  • Kristoff too strong for Sagan on Tour stage 12 Published in: 18 July 2014 Kristoff too strong for Sagan on Tour stage 12

    Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he beat Peter Sagan in a sprint to prevail in dominant fashion on the 12th stage, a 185.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse on Thursday. Katusha rider Kristoff timed his effort perfectly to win with a comfortable margin to leave Slovakian Sagan, who looks […]

  • South Africa's Pistorius 'lonely and alienated': family Published in: 16 July 2014 South Africa’s Pistorius ‘lonely and alienated’: family

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius’ decision to go to a night club while still on trial for murder was “unwise” but it was done because the 27-year-old is “lonely and alienated”, his family said on Wednesday. Pistorius was involved in an argument with businessman Jared Mortimer at a club in Johannesburg’s […]

  • Jeter helps American League to All-Star win Published in: 16 July 2014 Jeter helps American League to All-Star win

    Derek Jeter completed a storybook ending to his All-Star career by helping the American League to a 5-3 victory over the National League in Minnesota on Tuesday. Jeter, playing in his last Midsummer Classic in the 20th and final season of his career, went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and soaked up the appreciation […]

  • McIlroy needs to banish that sinking Friday feeling Published in: 15 July 2014 McIlroy needs to banish that sinking Friday feeling

    Rory McIlroy needs to start playing a few tricks on his mind in order to eliminate that sinking Friday feeling he has been experiencing, the former world number one said on Tuesday. Last week was typical of the bad habit that has been stalling the Northern Irishman’s progress in recent tournaments. McIlroy opened with a […]

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