Tommy Fleetwood enjoyed the winning moment as Europe regained the Ryder Cup from a battling United States on Sunday, wrapping up a 16.5-11.5 victory despite a belated American singles charge.The Americans were attempting to pull off the biggest Sunday Ryder Cup comeback, having trailed 10.5-5.5 at the start of the day.
Viktor Hovland took Europe one step closer towards victory at the Ryder Cup after claiming the first point of Sunday's singles matches at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.His third win at this year's event means that Luke Donald's team now only need three points from the remaining 11 matches in order to claim their seventh straight home Ryder Cup triumph.
Europe made an excellent start in their bid to secure the four points needed to regain the Ryder Cup from the United States in Sunday's singles, taking early leads in five of the first six matches.Two of the men at the centre of Saturday's controversy, when Rory McIlroy was enraged by the behaviour of Patrick Cantlay's caddie Joe LaCava on the 18th green, also made early moves at Marco Simone Golf Club.
The Ryder Cup is set for a fiery climax on Sunday after Rory McIlroy's row with Patrick Cantlay's caddie overshadowed the American's late surge in Saturday's fourballs which gave the USA a glimmer of hope.Rose had sunk the key 19-foot putt to halve his Friday fourballs match in stunning fashion and on Saturday the English Ryder Cup veteran repeated the trick on the 16th.
Manchester City's perfect start to the Premier League season came undone in a shock 2-1 loss to Wolves, as Manchester United slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.City's defeat means Liverpool can go top should they end Tottenham's unbeaten Premier League start under Ange Postecoglou in the 1615GMT kick off.
Igor Stimac said Thursday a report claiming he consulted an astrologer to pick his India teams was "a disgrace" and he will decide in the next 48 hours whether to remain as coach.Stimac said whether he stayed on as coach would be decided "in the next 48 hours".
Scottie Scheffler will start the USA's bid to end a 30-year wait for Ryder Cup victory on European soil when he lines up with Sam Burns in the first foursomes match against Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton.Spaniard Rahm, a two-time major winner, and Englishman Hatton halved their match two years ago with Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau, one of several golfers who are not in Italy after defecting to Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf.
Police on Thursday raided Spain's football refereeing headquarters as part of a probe into claims FC Barcelona paid for favourable decisions in a fresh blow for Spain's scandal-hit football association. Police began the search early on Thursday at the offices of the CTA referees' technical committee located at the RFEF football federation headquarters on the outskirts of Madrid.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin replaced left-arm spinner Axar Patel on Thursday in India's squad for the Cricket World Cup on home soil after he failed to recover from a thigh injury.He is the only specialist off-spinner in India's 15-man squad, and one of just two players alongside star batsman Virat Kohli who featured in India's 2011 World Cup-winning run.
Marooned mercenaries, gun-toting guards and sword-waving crowds; historians say the little-known tale of how cricket came to India three centuries ago shows how the game can bring people together.Soldiers guarded the boundary and sailors buying supplies went bristling with guns.
Love him or hate him, David Warner's self-belief and single-mindedness has seen him withstand scandals and slumps to remain Australia's key batsman at the World Cup. "I saw some really good signs with David Warner in South Africa," said former wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who was part of Australia's 2015 World Cup triumph alongside Warner.
As a young boy in a family of seven cricket-mad brothers, Pakistan pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi immersed himself in the sport -- even when sleeping.Nobody can doubt Shaheen's devotion to the sport, however.
Just a month ago, Pakistan were riding high as the world's top-ranked ODI team and one of the favourites to win the World Cup in India.Despite being the top-ranked ODI batter, Azam had a lacklustre Asia Cup, scoring just 207 runs in four matches -- 151 of those came against Nepal.
Pakistan's cricket team arrived in arch-rivals India on Wednesday under tight security ahead of the seven-week long World Cup, their first visit to their neighbour since 2016, an AFP photographer said.Pakistan open their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands, before facing arch-rivals India in the over 130,000-seat Ahmedabad Stadium on October 14.
World champion swimmer Zhang Yufei sent a major message to her Paris 2024 rivals on Wednesday at the Asian Games as Nepal smashed multiple records in the cricket.- Nepal smash records - In hazy morning sunshine on day four of the Games, rampant Nepal rewrote the T20 international record books against bewildered part-timers Mongolia in a 273-run thumping in men's cricket.
Mitchell Marsh made 96 in an Australian batting onslaught of 352-7 against India that raised hopes of a consolation win in Wednesday's third and final one-day international. The top-order batsmen made an early impact with Marsh, David Warner (56), Smith and Marnus Labuschagne (72) all contributing to a mammoth total that looked like going beyond 400 before India hit back.
David Beckham made his Asian Games debut on Wednesday in the same team as Ronaldo but not, sadly, in the football tournament.Ronaldo had made his Games debut on Tuesday, helping India to fifth place in Tuesday's team sprint qualification.
Nepal became the first men's team in history to score more than 300 runs in T20 international cricket on Wednesday as they rewrote the record books against part-timers Mongolia at the Asian Games.Mongolia, whose women's team were bowled out for 15 last week at the Asian Games, were dismissed for 41 in 13.1 overs.
Ishan Kishan was often compared to M.S.Dhoni as a flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman, but the India player has carved out his own identity ahead of his first World Cup.Kishan was 13 when India last won the World Cup in 2011 under Dhoni, who hit the winning six against Sri Lanka at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
Rohit Sharma's India face "humongous" expectations from fans in their cricket-crazy nation to end a world title drought by winning the World Cup at home."Fan expectations are humongous," said Memon, who witnessed India's first-ever World Cup triumph under Kapil Dev 40 years ago.
Stitching together cricket balls is a wearisome task for leatherworker Bunty Sagar, whose labours are frowned upon by many fellow Indians even if he makes their favourite pastime possible."Leather is used to make various products -- shoes, belts, bags, purses, and even cricket balls," he said.
New Zealand gave themselves a perfect boost ahead of the World Cup by whitewashing Bangladesh in the three-match series 2-0, with a seven wickets win in the final one-day international in Dhaka on Tuesday."The World Cup is just around the corner -- to come up with the first win since 2008 is great," said Young, the man of the match, in a briefing afterwards.
Hosts China won the first eSports gold medal in the 72-year history of the Asian Games on Tuesday as Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey issued another warning for next year's Paris Olympics.- Haughey fires warning - With the 2024 Paris Olympics just 10 months away, Haughey won her second gold of the Games in another impressive performance in the pool which will make her rivals sit up and take notice.
Alibaba was among the high-profile Chinese tech companies brought to heel by the ruling Communist Party, but the Asian Games in the firm's home city are proving to be a golden opportunity.Chinese premier Li Qiang in July called for government departments to "create a fair and competitive market environment... and improve transparent and predictable regulation to push for the healthy development of the industry", according to state-run CGTN. - Tight rein - Alibaba is not the only Chinese digital
When the Cricket World Cup opens in India next month several players will carry Kashmiri willow wood bats, but manufacturers say over-exploitation of trees means their craft faces ruin.The ready supply of willow -- the wood favoured by cricketers -- also sparked a craft in bats.