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Flawless Rory roars with 66

Rory McIlroy shot a flawless six-under-par 66 to lead by one stroke after the first round of the British Open on Thursday on a day of low scoring which also saw fit-again Tiger Woods find some form.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Golf,Headlines | Read More »

Slow Open start for Tiger

Playing in his first major championship since back surgery, Tiger Woods got off to a shaky start in the British Open.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Golf,Headlines | Read More »

Woods is back and still aiming high at Open

Tiger Woods of the US smiles during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Tuesday July 15, 2014. The British Open starts on Thursday July 17. AP

Tiger Woods was an early arrival to the British Open with hopes of avoiding an early departure.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Michael Jordan joins billionaires’ club; Floyd Mayweather richest athlete

Michael Jordan and

Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan has reached billionaire status, according to Forbes magazine, which estimated his equity as owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets at $416 million and his net worth outside of the team at $600 million.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Mayweather KOs Tiger to top Forbes top-paid sport list

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left). AP FILE PHOTO

Undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather was named the highest-paid athlete in sports Wednesday by Forbes magazine, bumping off 2013 winner Tiger Woods by amassing $105 million in net revenue.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Woods says he’s healing slowly from back surgery

In this March 21, 2012 file photo, Tiger Woods rubs his back after his tee shot on the sixth hole during the Pro-Am round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla. Woods says his recovery from back surgery is going slowly and he's not sure when he'll be able to return to golf. AP

Tiger Woods described his recovery from back surgery as a “very slow process” that offered him no timetable on when he can return for a summer filled with big championships.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Woods withdraws in final round of Honda Classic

Tiger Woods watches as Luke Guthrie hits on the first hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. AP

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida – The road to the Masters got off to a bumpy start for Tiger Woods on Sunday when he withdrew from the Honda Classic with what he said was a lower back injury.   Woods was 5-over par for the final round — 12 shots behind Rory McIlroy at the time [...]

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tiger Woods is top, but challengers abound

Tiger Woods. AP FILE PHOTO

Tiger Woods regained the world number one ranking after an absence of two and a half years in 2013, but the debate over who is currently the best golfer in the world rages on.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: Woods keeps 2-shot lead on tough day at Sherwood

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. AP/Mark J. Terrill

After a day of so much uncertainty about where the ball was going, Tiger Woods landed in a place where the outcome is rarely in doubt.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Vast sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Mandela was pivotal in helping the country win the right to host the tournament. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

When it came to sport, Nelson Mandela had the ability to inspire even inspirational figures and leave global stars completely star-struck.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: ‘Tiger Dads’ in search of China’s Tiger Woods

Chinese amateur Ye Wocheng hits a shot during the second round of the Volvo China Open. AFP

China is mobilizing the state behind golf, but 13-year-old Ye Wocheng, the youngest player to compete on the European Tour, says officials should turn instead to the country’s “tiger” parents to find the next Tiger Woods.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

McIlroy beats Woods in 18-hole exhibition

Rory-McIlroy

Rory McIlroy won for the first time this year — even if it was an 18-hole exhibition match against Tiger Woods.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tiger Woods bonds with usual foes at Presidents Cup

United States team player Tiger Woods hits balls on the driving range before a practice round for Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Dublin, Ohio. AP

Top-ranked Tiger Woods has found camaraderie on the US Presidents Cup squad, the 14-time major champion bonding over jokes from and about his teammates as he ponders playing partners.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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