NBC agree deal to show Premier League matches in the US

The Premier League will change broadcast partner in the United States from next season after announcing a two-year deal with the NBC Sports Group.

Rory McIlroy wants to finish this season on a high note

BMW Masters: Rory McIlroy moves on up but Hanson in charge

World No 1 Rory McIlroy shut out noisy distractions to finish within two shots of leader Peter Hanson on day two of the BMW Masters in Shanghai yesterday.

Rory McIlroy wants to finish this season on a high note

Rory McIlroy aims to raise game again in quest to emulate Luke Donald's double top

World No 1 heads strong field in Shanghai this week looking to cement his lead in Race to Dubai

Lee Westwood to defend title in South Africa

Lee Westwood will headline the 12-man invitational field for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, aiming for a third successive victory at the event, which starts on 29 November.

Fisher was playing on with a strained ligament in his left foot

Wiesberger hauls in Fisher to lead

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger shot his second successive 65 to lead the Portugal Masters by one with a round to play in Vilamoura.

Justin Rose with the President of Turkish Golf Ahmet Agaoglu after beating Lee Westwood to win the World Golf Final yesterday

Lucky number 17 for Rose, who secures bumper payday

Justin Rose should trademark his favourite number. JR17 might not push CR7 off the balance sheet of the world's sporting rich, but what's a couple of mil between friends? The Turkish Airlines Golf Final turned on another 20-footer arrowed into the back of the cup on the penultimate hole. If Lee Westwood's wand had been half as hot as it was on Thursday, another Rose monster on the 17th green might not have saved him. Yesterday it was good enough to give him a two-stroke cushion to take to the 18th, and ultimately the $1.5m (£930,000) first prize.

Rory McIlroy in action in Turkey

Rory McIlroy must beat Tiger Woods to reach last four in Turkey

Rory McIlroy's plans for a day on the beach with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki were ruined by a thunderstorm - and the outside chance of still being able to win 1.5million US dollars.

Branden Grace hits 60 to equal European Tour record

The South African Branden Grace yesterday equalled the European Tour record with a round of 60 at Kingsbarns in the first round of the Dunhill Links Championship.

The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 3 October 2012

Van Persie at the double for United as Chelsea cruise

Ian Poulter roars after sinking his putt on the 18th on Saturday

Jose Maria Olazabal: 'Ian Poulter would make a wonderful Ryder Cup captain one day'

Ian Poulter, the new golden go-to guy of European golf, will in due course make a "wonderful" Ryder Cup captain, according to Jose Maria Olazabal, but whether the Englishman will accede to the post as a major winner remains far less certain in the Spaniard's mind.

Rory McIlroy walks to the first tee after arriving late

Ryder Cup: Rory McIlroy reunited with policeman who rushed him to Medina's first tee

Ryder Cup hero Rory McIlroy has been reunited with the policeman who rushed him to the course for the final day's play at Medinah Country Club.

The tension is too much for European captain Jose Maria Olazabal

Ryder Cup: Jose Maria Olazabal rules out another stint as European captain

Jose Maria Olazabal has insisted there is no chance of him continuing as European Ryder Cup captain, despite his team's dramatic victory in the United States.

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 2 October 2012

Revealed: How America won Europe the Cup

2012: Team Europe's Martin Kaymer of Germany takes his par (left); 1991: Bernhard Langer of Germany misses the vital putt

Ryder Cup: Bernhard Langer miss gave Martin Kaymer the strength to sink that crucial putt

Chat with fellow German turns around fortunes and mood of match-winner

Europe's Ian Poulter has been on the winning side in three of his four Ryder Cups

Ryder Cup: All my life I've been told I'd never be anything reveals Ian Poulter

The tributes poured in for Ian Poulter. The one that meant the most to him shall forever remain secret. It was delivered by his Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal in an emotional embrace by the 18th green. Olazabal had suggested a statue be erected in tribute to Poulter at the home of the European Tour after yet another eye-popping contribution late on Saturday afternoon, which made Sunday's incredible turnaround possible.

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