Championship

  • Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race 18 hours 23 minutes ago

    Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in an event he rarely competed in even at his peak, Phelps won his heat and...
  • Tricky 18th hole helps Camilo Villegas win Wyndham Championship 3 days ago

    Greensboro: Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while. The tricky 18th hole at Sedgefield Country Club tripped up his top two challengers. Villegas won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke on Sunday for his first on the PGA Tour...
  • Nick Watney grabs one-shot lead at Wyndham Championship 5 days ago

    Nick Watney carded a five-under-par 65 to grab the lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday. The American sank a 20-foot putt from the fringe at the last to edge one stroke clear of Canadian Brad Fritsch (65) atop a tightly-bunched leaderboard at Sedgefield. Swede Freddie Jacobson (66)...
  • Arjun Atwal misses cut at Wyndham 6 days ago

    Greensboro: Arjun Atwal missed the cut yet again with a second round 71 at the Wyndham Championships, an event that has been one and only title on the PGA Tour. The Indian golfer, who does not have a card this season and is dependent on invitations, finished with 71-71 and missed...
  • Indians dominate in World Billiards Team Championships final August 14, 2014

    It turned out to be an all-India affair in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship final after the two Indian teams demolished their respective opponents in the four-day event. Top cueists from India displayed their dominance on the green baize as both the teams got past their respective opponents without losing...
  • Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • Mo Farah returns for European championships after scare August 12, 2014

    Zurich: Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah returns to action at this week's European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate. Farah is expected to run in Wednesday's 10,000 metres and the 5,000 metres...
  • Michael Phelps makes USA squad as Olympic hopes gather steam August 11, 2014

    Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the US team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps' qualification for the Aug 21-24 championships on Australia's Gold Coast has...
  • Ryan Lochte holds off Michael Phelps in thrilling 200 IM duel August 11, 2014

    Ryan Lochte held off a fast-finishing Michael Phelps to win the 200 meters individual medley at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Sunday. Trailing by almost a second and a half at one point, Phelps displayed his famous finishing kick and nearly made up the deficit in the final...
  • McIlroy wins PGA Championship, claims fourth major August 11, 2014

    Louisville: Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy recovered from a stumbling start to overcome a series of challengers and clinch his fourth major title by a shot at the PGA Championship on Sunday. A stroke in front of the chasing pack overnight, the Northern Irish world number one lost the lead but regained...
  • McIlroy stays one ahead after wild day at Valhalla August 10, 2014

    Louisville: Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth major title, ended a pulsating third round of low scoring and frequent lead changes to preserve his one-shot advantage at the PGA Championship on Saturday. A stroke in front overnight heading into what is traditionally known as 'moving day', the British Open champion birdied three...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Wrestling World Championships August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games. Sushil and Yogeshwar, who won a gold each in men's 74kg and 65kg freestyle...
  • Anirban Lahiri misses cut, makes early exit from PGA August 9, 2014

    Louisville: India's Anirban Lahiri gave it all, but it was not enough to keep him for the weekend as he missed the cut by a fair margin at the 96th PGA Championships. Lahiri added a second round 73 to the 72 he had on Thursday to get to three-over 145 but...
  • Michael Phelps pipped in 100m butterfly August 9, 2014

    Michael Phelps continued his return to competition with second place in the 100 meters butterfly at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Friday after Tom Shields pipped the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by 0.01 seconds. Phelps, who came out of retirement in May, touched just after Shields, who clocked...
  • Imperious Rory McIlroy moves one ahead at Valhalla August 9, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Rory McIlroy, helped by composed shot-making and a stunning eagle on his ninth hole of the day, soared one stroke clear in the weather-hit second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday. The British Open champion, in pursuit of a third consecutive victory on the...
  • Rory McIlroy reaps rich rewards after total immersion in game August 9, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Having immersed himself in golf since the breakup three months ago of his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy has reaped rich rewards with a sizzling run of form at the game's highest level. Just days after saying he was not ready for marriage, the Northern Irishman...
  • Anirban Lahiri puts together gritty 72 at PGA Championship August 8, 2014

    Louisville, USA: Anirban Lahiri ground it out for a one-over 72 on a warm and muggy opening day to give himself a decent chance of making the halfway cut at the 96th PGA Championship golf. The 27-year-old Bangalorean drove the ball well and found more than half the fairways but he...
  • Sizzling Westwood gains Ryder Cup boost at Valhalla August 8, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Former world number one Lee Westwood, still hunting his first major title, gave his Ryder Cup prospects a massive boost as he charged into contention for the PGA Championship on Thursday. The Englishman is on the outside looking in as he bids to earn selection for the September 26-28...
  • Tiger Woods not yet ready to decide if he can play in PGA, says agent August 5, 2014

    Tiger Woods, his back again in pain, has not yet decided if he can play in the PGA Championship starting on Thursday in Kentucky, his agent said on Monday. The former world number one withdrew during Sunday's final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational because of back pain and returned home to...
  • Rory McIlroy wins Bridgestone to claim world number one ranking August 4, 2014

    Rory McIlroy continued his dominating form when he won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by two strokes on Sunday and regained the world number one ranking, replacing Australia's Adam Scott. McIlroy made a sizzling start to the final round with three consecutive birdies to quickly erase a three-stroke deficit and surge past Sergio...
  • Serigo Garcia leads McIlroy by three strokes at WGC-Bridgestone August 3, 2014

    Sergio Garcia maintained a three-stroke lead after the third round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday, while Rory McIlroy loomed large in second place as the two Europeans set the stage for another showdown. Two weeks after McIlroy staved off a final round challenge from Garcia to win the British Open,...
  • Brede Hangeland joins Crystal Palace August 2, 2014

    London: Norwegian international defender Brede Hangeland has joined English football club Crystal Palace. Palace on Friday said that Hangeland had signed a one-year contract after six and a half years at London rivals Fulham, who were relegated last season, reports Xinhua. The 33-year-old becomes Palace manager Tony Pulis' third signing for the...
  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break July 23, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to top-level cricket after a stress-related illness during Warwickshire's County Championship game against Sussex on Wednesday. The 33-year-old right-hander, who scored 138 in a reserve game last month, reached 106 in the Division One match at Horsham before being caught...
  • Proud moment: AMU's Sara Naqvi selected for World University Badminton July 21, 2014

    Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World University Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain. She is the only Indian to qualify for the meet. AMU vice-chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, games committee secretary M. Shoaib Zaheer...
  • Hewitt breaks through on 3rd try in Newport July 14, 2014

    Newport: Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Playing in his third consecutive final on Newport's grass courts, Hewitt, the No. 3 seed, beat second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3)...
  • Lleyton Hewitt, Ivo Karlovic advance to Newport final July 13, 2014

    Newport: Lleyton Hewitt is getting a third shot at a title at the Hall of Fame Championships. The third-seeded Hewitt will face hard-serving Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in the final on Sunday. Karlovic ousted Samuel Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. Hewitt, who lost in the 2013 final to Nicolas...
  • Hewitt, Sock reach Hall of Fame semi-finals July 12, 2014

    Lleyton Hewitt and Jack Sock advanced to the semi-finals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday. The 33-year old Hewitt, seeded third, beat American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4. The 21-year old Sock, fresh off a doubles title at Wimbledon with Canadian Vasek Pospisil, defeated top-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (4). The...
  • Top seeded John Isner bounced in Hall of Fame quarters July 12, 2014

    Newport: John Isner felt the ball hit the line, so he conceded the point. It turned into a big moment for Jack Sock. The seventh-seeded Sock advanced to the semi-finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over No. 1 seed Isner on Friday. Next up...
  • Anirban Lahiri ready to step up at Open Championship July 11, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian star Anirban Lahiri believes he will arrive for his second Open Championship appearance next week as a much more accomplished golfer than he was before at his major debut two years ago. The current Asian Tour number one earned a starting place at Royal Liverpool as one of...
  • Defending champ Mahut ousted by Groth at Newport July 11, 2014

    Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and Samuel Groth of Australia advanced to the semi-finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday. The 153rd-ranked Groth defeated defending champion Nicolas Mahut of France 6-3, 6-4, and Karlovic edged Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (3), 7-5. The pair will meet on Saturday...