Invitation

  • Usain Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle August 31, 2014

    Bangalore: The fastest runner on the planet Usain Bolt and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a seven-a-side exhibition cricket match here on Tuesday as part of Puma's promotional activity. According to a media release on Saturday, the contest will be four-over-a-side to be played...
  • 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,...
  • Serigo Garcia ties course record 61 for WGC lead in Akron August 2, 2014

    Spaniard Sergio Garcia birdied the final seven holes to match the course record and storm to a three-stroke lead after the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Friday. The British Open runner-up put on a clinic on the greens, one-putting the final 11 holes for an astonishing...
  • Obama invites PM Modi to Washington in September July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama is likely to take place in September. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns who met Modi on Friday in New Delhi extended Obama's invitation to the Prime Minister. US Secretary of State John...
  • Golf: Adam Scott edges Jason Dufner in playoff to win at Colonial May 26, 2014

    Adam Scott celebrated his first week as world number one in emphatic fashion by winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Texas on Sunday. Last year's Masters champion notched his 24th professional victory, including 11 on the PGA Tour, by beating American Jason Dufner on the third playoff hole at Colonial Country...
  • Hideki Matsuyama in four-way tie for lead at Colonial May 25, 2014

    Japan's Hideki Matsuyama moved into a four-way share of the lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Texas on Saturday, setting up what promises to be a wild final round with 36 players jammed within four strokes. Matsuyama carded a bogey-free six-under 64 to join Americans David Toms (65), Chad Campbell...
  • Golf: Adam Scott six shots behind surprise leader at Colonial May 24, 2014

    Little-known Brice Garnett took control of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Texas on Friday as world number one Adam Scott ended a frustrating day on the greens with a long birdie putt at the last to finish six shots off the pace. Scott, who replaced Tiger Woods as golf's leading player...
  • Pakistan should cultivate cordial relations with new Indian government: Sharif's daughter May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As the confirmation on Pakistan Prime Minister's attendance at Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony continues to get delayed, Nawaz Sharif's daughter on Friday tweeted that Pakistan should cultivate cordial relations with the new Indian government. "I personally think cordial relations with new Indian govt should be cultivated. Will help remove...
  • Golf: Mixed start for Adam Scott at Colonial May 23, 2014

    Adam Scott's first competitive round as golf's top-ranked player featured two contrasting nines as he finished six strokes off the lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday. The Australian, who dislodged Tiger Woods from the game's pinnacle on Monday, struggled to an outward four-over-par 39 at...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif further delays his confirmation for Modi's oath taking May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not yet decided whether to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony or not as it is now being reported that a final call on the same would be taken on Friday morning. As Islamabad keeps India waiting, sources close to Nawaz Sharif tell CNN-IBN...
  • American Every clinches upset victory over Scott at Bay Hill March 24, 2014

    An emotional Matt Every clinched his first PGA Tour victory in dramatic fashion when he surged past a faltering Adam Scott to win the $6.2 million Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke in Florida on Sunday. "It's tough man. You just never know if it's going to happen," a teary-eyed Every...
  • Scott's lead cut to three strokes at Bay Hill March 23, 2014

    Australian Adam Scott opened the door to his rivals as his lead was whittled to three strokes after the third round at the $6.2 million Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Saturday. Scott began the day with a seven-shot advantage. He drove the ball superbly again, but also hit a few...
  • Scott in command at Arnold Palmer Invitational March 22, 2014

    Australian Adam Scott produced another masterful driving display to surge to a rare seven-shot lead after the second round at the $6.2 million Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Friday. The Masters champion, who started the day with a three-shot cushion after an opening 62, more than doubled his advantage with...
  • Opening day of India's practice game in South Africa abandoned December 13, 2013

    Benoni: The opening day of the practice match between the Indians and the South African Invitation XI squad was on Friday called off without a ball being bowled due to the wet outfield here. The two-day match, the only practice game scheduled before India's Test series against South Africa next week,...
  • Michael Carberry helps England win final warmup match November 16, 2013

    Michael Carberry all but sealed his place in the England side for the first Ashes Test against Australia next week when he scored a half century to help the tourists register a seven-wicket victory in their final warmup match in Sydney. The 33-year-old opener, who has played just one Test against...
  • Ashes warm-up: England trail going into final day November 15, 2013

    Sydney: Opener Aaron Finch hit 59 runs from 60 balls as the Cricket Australia Invitational XI reached 153 for 4 on Friday for a lead of 39 runs over England heading into the last day of the visitors' final match before the start of next Thursday's first Ashes Test at...
  • England batsmen make hay in the Sydney sunshine in tour match November 14, 2013

    Sydney: Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen all scored half centuries as England's batsmen made the most of the Sydney sunshine on the second day of their final tour match before the Ashes on Thursday. Opener Michael Carberry, who looks set to make his Ashes debut in Brisbane next week,...
  • Kevin Pietersen fit, Michael Carberry set for Ashes debut November 13, 2013

    England opener Michael Carberry looks set to make his Ashes debut next week after being included in the team to face an Invitational XI in a warm-up match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. As expected, batsman Kevin Pietersen was also included in the team for the four-day match despite...
  • Kevin Pietersen to play final Ashes warm-up after knee jab November 12, 2013

    Sydney: Star batsman Kevin Pietersen is poised to play in England's final Ashes warm-up match on Wednesday after having treatment following the recurrence of a knee injury. The 33-year-old underwent a scan on his troublesome right knee this week and had a cortisone injection, but team director Andy Flower was...
  • Nevill to lead Cricket Australia Invitational XI November 11, 2013

    Melbourne: New South Wales' Peter Nevill will lead Cricket Australia Invitational XI against England XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 13-16. This will be the last practice match ahead of the Ashes series which starts on November 21 at Brisbane. South Australia's Callum Ferguson, who played for Australia A...
  • Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja out of final England warm-up November 11, 2013

    Sydney: Australian Ashes hopefuls Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes were on Monday withdrawn from the Cricket Australia Invitational XI to play England in the tourists' final warm-up match before the Test series starts next week. The pair were expected to take part in the four-day match in Sydney from Wednesday but...
  • Kang Sung-hoon strolls to Asian Tour victory in Korea October 13, 2013

    South Korean Kang Sung-hoon enjoyed a Sunday stroll when he eased to a five-shot victory at the Asian Tour's CJ Invitational in Yeoju, hosted by his compatriot KJ Choi. Kang's two-under-par round of 70 gave him a 12-under total for the $750,000 tournament and he was able to enjoy the last...
  • Lahiri, Randhawa tied 10th after three rounds October 12, 2013

    Yeoju: Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Jyoti Randhawa made an upward surge to lie at tied 10th in the weather-hit third round of the CJ Invitational Hosted by KJ Choi here Saturday. Lahiri turned in a three-under 69, while Randhawa shot 73 in third round to join the former in...
  • Jyoti Randhawa hangs in, Gaganjeet Bhullar set for exit October 11, 2013

    Yeoju: Jyoti Randhawa hung in at one-over through eight holes on a windy day that was once again hit by rain at the the CJ Invitational Hosted by KJ Choi even as his young colleague, Gaganjeet Bhullar, seemed certain to make an early exit here Friday. Kim Tae-hoon of Korea, with...
  • Jyoti Randhawa shoots 67, lies third on rain-hit first day October 10, 2013

    Yeoju (Korea): Jyoti Randhawa, who returned to the Asian Tour only last week after a gap of almost five months, showed form and rhythm as he carded a flawless five-under 67 on the opening day of the rain-hit CJ Invitational hosted by KJ Choi. Randhawa's 67 gave him a tied third...
  • Apple's September 10 event invitation hints at new iPhone colours September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Apple has sent a colourful invitation for an event next week amid speculation that it may debut new colours for the latest iPhone. The invitation, emailed Tuesday, has a picture of the Apple logo surrounded by multi-coloured polka dots and the sentence: "This should brighten everyone's day." The iPhone...
  • Narendra Modi gets invite to visit UK, to address House of Commons August 13, 2013

    Nearly 10 months after the British government warmed upto Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the India groups of the country's two main political parties have invited him to visit the UK. Labour MP Barry Gardiner said Modi has been one of the key political figures in India and he has...
  • Strong Firestone finish lifts Martin Kaymer for Oak Hill August 7, 2013

    New York: A storming finish to last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone has given Germany's Martin Kaymer a huge boost ahead of this week's PGA Championship, where he will bid to claim a second major title. By his own lofty standards, the former world number one has not played particularly...