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  • Hunter Mahan sees Tiger Woods' intimidation returning March 28, 2013

    Humble, Texas: Hunter Mahan doesn't believe Tiger Woods has to win a major to validate his return to No. 1 in the world. Woods fell to as low as No. 58 toward the end of 2011. But after winning at Bay Hill for his sixth PGA Tour title in the last...
  • Amla doesn't think he is best in South African team February 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: Hashim Amla occupies the top spot in both the Test and oneday rankings but would not call himself the best batsman even in the South African dressing room. Amla's 74 not out in the second innings of South Africa's 211run win over Pakistan on Monday elevated him above Australian Michael...
  • Saina Nehwal rises to world No. 4 August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has gained a place to fourth in the world badminton rankings. Saina swapped places with China's Shixian Wang in the latest rankings announced on Wednesday by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Saina currently has 76331.7444 points, 300 more than Shixian, who missed the...
  • Top amateur Cantlay turns professional June 20, 2012

    San Fransico, California: Promising American talent Patrick Cantlay formally announced his long anticipated decision to turn professional on Tuesday, just two days after tying for 41st place at the U.S. Open in San Francisco. The 20yearold, who was awarded the 2011 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world's number one amateur,...
  • Donald back at No. 1 after retaining PGA title May 27, 2012

    Virginia Water, England: Briton Luke Donald went to the top of the world rankings for the fourth time in 12 months after strolling to a seemingly effortless fourstroke victory in the PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 34yearold Englishman took over from Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy at the summit after...
  • Donald loses No.1 ranking after RBC Heritage April 16, 2012

    Hilton Head Island: Sweden's Carl Pettersson won the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head on Sunday to claim his fifth career PGA title as Luke Donald gave up his number one ranking to Rory McIlroy. Pettersson shot a final round twounderpar 69 to finish the tournament at 14under, a comfortable five shots...
  • Djokovic stays No. 1 after Melbourne victory January 30, 2012

    Melbourne: The status quo has been maintained at the top of the men's rankings after Novak Djokovic's dramatic win over Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, unlike the situation on the women's tour. Official rankings to be released on Monday show Djokovic maintaining the No. 1 spot on the ATP Tour...
  • Azarenka thumps Sharapova to win Australian Open January 28, 2012

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka had produced one of the most lopsided Australian Open final victories to capture a Grand Slam title and the No. 1 ranking for the first time. She started celebrating on Rod Laver Arena, then suddenly did a doubletake to ask her coach, "What happened?" The answer: She routed...
  • Djokovic ends year with record prize money December 8, 2011

    London: Novak Djokovic has ended the season with a record $12.6 million in prize money. The 24yearold Serb won 10 titles in 2011, including three Grand Slams, to beat the previous record of $10.1 million shared by Rafael Nadal for his 2010 season and Roger Federer for 2007. Djokovic moved ahead of...