Rory McIlroy said his immediate ambition is to survive the US PGA Championship cut after he shot an opening round of 74 in the final major of this year. McIlroy, one of the pre-event favourites, endured a series of problems on the greens with 35 putts contributing heavily to his four over par total.
It appears the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick have finally settled a saga that was beginning to rival Deflategate in the NFL’s annals of tedium.
Sam Torrance has been named as Europe’s fifth and final vice-captain for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in September. Torrance, who captained the Europeans to victory in 2002, joins Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie and Thomas Bjorn as assistants to Darren Clarke.
Should he successfully defend the US PGA Championship, Jason Day will not so much have raised questions about the concept of ideal preparation as completely trashed it.
Roger Federer will miss the Olympic Games in Rio and the rest of the tennis season, including the US Open, in order to recover from knee surgery.
If it seems strange to be speaking of a year’s definition by late July, the nuances of golf’s rescheduled calendar because of the Olympic Games makes it a reality.
The NFL’s seven-month investigation into allegations that Peyton Manning used performance enhancing drugs has concluded that the former quarterback is innocent of any wrongdoing.
Yuliya Stepanova, the whistleblower pivotal to the discovery of deep-rooted state-sponsored doping in Russia, has hit out angrily at the International Olympic Committee in the wake of its decision to ban her from competing in Rio.
The expected challenge to the front-runners from Red Bull simply didn’t materialise at the Hungaroring.
Michael Jordan released a statement on Monday in response to the shootings of African-Americans and the targeting of police officers.
For Gareth Batty the wait for another Test wicket (his 12th) lasted 11 years.
Few American corporations are more equipped to investigate an employee than the NFL. The league and their teams spend heavily to scour the past of every prospect coming out of college, hire private eyes to stalk players in nightclubs, and collect mountains of data on everything from sleep cycles to injury risk. If money is involved, they are relentless in what they seek.
An impeccably behaved Lewis Hamilton said he would “take it like a man” if the world championship favourite and his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg won the title this year.