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  1. Sport - Golf

    Team unity makes US Ryder Cup team stronger

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles European star believes an increasingly social PGA Tour will lift US Ryder Cup chances Team unity to make US stronger, says Bjorn Close team bonds have not always been a hallmark for the United States at past Ryder Cups but that is likely to change in a big way at this year's edition, according to European vice-captain Thomas Bjorn. While Europe ...

  2. Sport - Golf - Ryder Cup

    Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts get wild-card picks for Ryder Cup team

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wild-card picks for next month's Ryder Cup. World No 26 Poulter and 35th-ranked Colsaerts join 10 automatic selections in the 12-man team for holders Europe for the September 28-30 match against the US in Illinois. "Every one of you pretty much guessed Ian was going to be there. That was not a difficult pick because he has a great Ryder Cup record and he's playing ...

  3. Calendar

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Andrew Jardine

    ... hurdles at the 1928 Games. Lord Burghley was so upset about the distortion that he refused to view the film when it was released. He was then 76 years old. Jesse Owens, the black American sprinter ... As a boy he was known as 'J.C.' because of his initials. That was until a new teacher mistook the sound of J. C., and began calling him 'Jesse'. The name stuck. When American ...

  4. Warning bells ring over return of Ryder, Fiji's fleet-footed playmaker

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Twinkle-toed Fijian wonder William Ryder will make his first appearance in this season's IRB Sevens when he turns out at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. Fiji's playmaker has missed all four previous legs of the series due to commitments in Japan with Toyota. But the 15-a-side corporate league has ended and the door is open for Ryder ...

  5. Ryder to the rescue? Fiji hope so

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the globe like a colossus for two decades, he has stepped aside. It will be up to his protege and natural successor, William Ryder, to pick up the slack this weekend and bring salvation to a country starved of happy news from the sevens world. Ryder, who will be making his first appearance in the series this season, realises he has the weight of a nation on his shoulders.'I cried ...

  6. Irish teen sets sights on Ryder Cup

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... professional tournament win and hopefully a place in the 2008 European Ryder Cup team. The 18-year-old from Holywood in Northern Ireland made a sensational start to his professional career in September ... playing in yesterday's pro-am event. 'My goal for the 2008 season is to win a tournament as quickly as possible and to qualify for the European Ryder Cup team. This would be a good week ...

  7. Casey eyes Ryder Cup points

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice in Shanghai A US$300,000 cheque is not the only motivation for English star Paul Casey in today's final round of the US$1.8 million BMW Asian Cup- he is chasing Ryder Cup points as well. For every euro won there is a Ryder Cup point and Casey wants to bag as many as possible before returning to Europe next week. The 28-year-old, smitten by his first ...

  8. Easy Ryder Cup access makes up for a mountain of spam

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... TIM NOONAN I wasn't planning on watching the Ryder Cup last weekend. Most of my free time these days is spent cleaning the spam out of my Netvigator e-mail account. I get roughly 600 ... for an additional $75. But this golf package does not include the Ryder Cup channel, which also has the PGA Championship. If you want that package, it's a one-time cost of $738 for two tournaments. ...

  9. Ryder is ready to step into the boots of his hero

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Nazvi Careem Fiji's new star William Ryder is being hailed as the 'next Serevi'- and the youngster is eager to justify that tag. The 21-year-old flier could be mistaken ... would have been the ideal arena to pass the torch on to Ryder, who made the most of his debut here. 'It feels great to be able to play for Fiji and I always wanted to play in Hong ...

  10. Poulter eyes HK Open as stepping stone

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter will be joined at next week's UBS Hong Kong Open by major champions Yang Yong-eun and John Daly. World number 15 Poulter harbours ambitions of scaling the world rankings over the coming months, with the Open among the events he is hoping can put him into contention to challenge Ryder Cup teammate Lee Westwood for the world number one ...




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