JORDAN

  • Golf: Jordan Spieth wins World Chellenge title, Tiger Woods joint 17th December 8, 2014

    Jordan Spieth became the youngest champion of the Hero World Challenge with a six-under 66 on the final round that took him to a tournament record 26-under 262 and gave him a victory by 10 shots at Isleworth Golf and Country Club Sunday. The win took Spieth once again into top-10...
  • Golf: Spectacular Spieth walks away with Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Rising American talent Jordan Spieth shot the round of his life for an eight-under-par 63 as his rivals laboured in the Sydney wind to claim his second professional title by six strokes at the Australian Open on Sunday. The Texan, who shared second place on his US Masters debut in April,...
  • Jordan Spieth among 3rd-round leaders at Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Sydney: American Jordan Spieth was one of few players to master a wind-swept course at the Australian Open on Saturday, shooting a 2-under 69 to move into a three-way share of the lead. Adam Scott stayed close while defending champion Rory McIlroy dropped five shots in two holes and shot 76. Spieth,...
  • Asian Games: India survive Jordan scare in Ghosal's absence September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India, sans singles silver medallist Saurav Ghosal, scraped through Jordan 2-1 in their opening Pool B match of the Asian Games squash competition here on Tuesday. Kush Kumar and the experienced Harinder Pal Sandhu won their singles matches to take India home in the absence of Ghosal, who sat out...
  • Indian men bow out of Asian Games football September 22, 2014

    Incheon: India U23 men's campaign in Asian Games football ended on Monday as they went down 02 to a superior Jordan side in the final Group G encounter at the Munhak Stadium. India earlier lost their opening encounter to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 05. Jordan, who fielded their U21 side...
  • Jordan arrests 11 alleged IS members over 'terror plan' September 21, 2014

    Amman (Jordan): Jordan has arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning "terrorist operations" in the kingdom, a security official said today. IS jihadists have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, both of which border Jordan, declaring a "caliphate" and imposing a...
  • Michael Jordan joins Federer fan club at US Open August 27, 2014

    New York: Michael Jordan was a special guest in Roger Federer's courtside box at the US Open on Tuesday night, the rare spectacle of an alltime great in one sport cheering on an alltime great from another. "I know nothing about tennis," Jordan said in an interview with ESPN, adding that...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 31 August 17, 2014

    England wrapped up the fivematch Test series 31 with a huge innings and 244run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • 5th Test: England in a commanding position after bowling out India for 148 August 15, 2014

    After a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Indian batting saw another collapse at The Oval. England pacers toppled the Indian batting with wickets at regular intervals and India were all out for a mere 148 in the first innings of the fifth and final Test on Friday. In reply, openers...
  • Liverpool players confident despite loss of Suarez August 11, 2014

    Liverpool's players oozed confidence in the postLuis Suarez era as they began their final countdown to the start of the Premier League season. England midfielder Jordan Henderson and defenders Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren, of Slovakia and Croatia respectively, all said they had completed an excellent preseason preparation with Sunday's...
  • Team should not get carried away after win over India: Chris Jordan August 5, 2014

    Manchester: Still savouring his first taste of Test success, England pacer Chris Jordan has said he and his teammates should not get too carried away with their emphatic victory over India at Southampton and must stay grounded. England can go from "strengthtostrength" after finally returning to winning ways in Test cricket,...
  • LeBron James dethrones Jordan as most popular US athlete poll July 18, 2014

    LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft a debate has raged over who was the better of the two basketball...
  • UN Security Council authorises crossborder aid access in Syria July 15, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Monday authorised humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebelheld areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries incursions into its territory. "The consent of the Syrian authorities will no longer be...
  • Netanyahu calls for Jordan support, Kurdish autonomy June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the international community to support Jordan in the fight against "Islamic extremism" and to back the independence of Iraq's Kurds. "We need to support efforts by the international community to strengthen Jordan and support the aspirations of the Kurds for independence," Netanyahu said...
  • British veteran back at care home after DDay 'Great Escape' June 7, 2014

    London: An 89yearold veteran who ran away from his care home to join the DDay commemorations in France returned to Britain on Saturday, hailed as the embodiment of World War II fighting spirit. Bernard Jordan said he had no regrets after slipping out of The Pines nursing home in Hove on...
  • England pick uncapped trio for first Sri Lanka Test June 5, 2014

    London: England named a trio of uncapped players on Thursday in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's later this month. Selecting his first Test squad since returning to the job, coach Peter Moores picked 24yearold batsman Sam Robson and allrounders Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali for...
  • Chris Jordan in reckoning for Tests, says England captain Alastair Cook June 4, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook said Chris Jordan had bolstered his prospects of making a Test debut against Sri Lanka next week during the recent oneday series against the tourists. Sussex allrounder Jordan took 12 wickets at under 20 apiece during England's 32 series defeat by Sri Lanka, which ended with Tuesday's...
  • Coach Peter Moores wants complete performance from England players June 2, 2014

    England coach Peter Moores has called on his players to produce a complete performance against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston as they look to start his new era with a series victory. Moores' team face a decider in the best of fivematches oneday international series on Tuesday after the tourists held their...
  • Chris Jordan should play first Test against Sri Lanka: Graeme Swann May 30, 2014

    Former England spinner Graeme Swann says West Indian allrounder Chris Jordan should be in England's starting XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka in June. Jordan took five for 29 in England's 10wicket win over Sri Lanka in Wednesday's third oneday international at Old Trafford, reports CMC. "A 1,000 percent yes,"...
  • Saker salutes Jordan's Sri Lanka rout in third ODI May 29, 2014

    Manchester: England bowling coach David Saker hailed Chris Jordan as the "ultimate professional" after the allrounder spearheaded a stunning 10wicket defeat of Sri Lanka in the third oneday international. Sussex paceman Jordan took a careerbest five wickets for 29 runs as England dismissed Sri Lanka for just 67 at Old Trafford...
  • England crush Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to take 21 lead in ODI series May 28, 2014

    Manchester: Chris Jordan led England's attack as they bowled out Sri Lanka for just 67 on the way to completing a crushing 10wicket win in the third oneday international at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Sussex paceman took a careerbest five wickets for 29 runs as England, after fitagain captain Alastair...
  • Chris Jordan gets England cricket captain Alastair Cook's seal of approval May 23, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook is in an optimistic mood after Chris Jordan's "fantastic" allround performance helped put his side 10 up in their fivematch oneday series against Sri Lanka. Jordan was at the heart of England's 81run DuckworthLewis victory in Thursday's rainmarred clash at The Oval, his former home ground. Now...
  • Chris Jordan stars as England defeat Sri Lanka by 81 runs (D/L method) May 23, 2014

    Chris Jordan starred with both bat and ball as England set off on the road to next year's World Cup with a an 81run win over Sri Lanka in a rainmarred oneday international at The Oval on Thursday. The Sussex allrounder's belligerent 38 not out off just 13 balls propelled England...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title April 14, 2014

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a faltering...
  • Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for lead at the Masters April 13, 2014

    Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at the Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast...
  • Liverpool beat Swansea 4-3; Remy scores winner for Newcastle February 23, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool beat Swansea 4-3 on Sunday to maintain their Premier League title challenge thanks to two goals each from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson. Sturridge's first came in the sixth minute, before the striker provided the assist for Henderson to double Liverpool's lead in the 20th from the edge...
  • Pakistani activist Malala sympathises with Syrians February 19, 2014

    A teenage Pakistani activist who came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban said on Tuesday that the plight of Syrian refugee children deprived of proper education was a stark reminder of the "dark days" Pakistani children under their hardline rulers. The 16yearold Malala Yousafzai rose...
  • Watch: Wedding salon helps Syrian refugees in Jordan reclaim normalcy February 3, 2014

    A wedding salon is just amongst a few things at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan being run by Syrians for Syrians to help them reclaim normalcy after facing decades of conflict. ...