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  • Kaymer urges Europe captain to make Pieters a wildcard pick

    Kaymer urges Europe captain to make Pieters a wildcard pick

    Twice major winner Martin Kaymer has urged European captain Darren Clarke to pick Belgian Thomas Pieters on Tuesday as one of his three wildcard choices for next month's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Pieters is in red-hot form after winning the Made In Denmark event on Sunday, finishing second at the preceding Czech Masters and claiming fourth place at this month's Rio Olympics. "If I would be the captain he would be my pick for sure because he brings something special to the team," Kaymer told Sky Sports television after playing alongside the 24-year-old in the final round in Denmark. More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Golf-Kaymer urges Europe captain to make Pieters a wildcard pick

    Twice major winner Martin Kaymer has urged European captain Darren Clarke to pick Belgian Thomas Pieters on Tuesday as one of his three wildcard choices for next month's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Pieters is in red-hot form after winning the Made In Denmark event on Sunday, finishing second at the preceding Czech Masters and claiming fourth place at this month's Rio Olympics. "If I would be the captain he would be my pick for sure because he brings something special to the team," Kaymer told Sky Sports television after playing alongside the 24-year-old in the final round in Denmark. More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • Lawyers for jailed former Irish IOC executive seek release this week

    Lawyers for jailed former Irish IOC executive seek release this week

    By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Lawyers for Patrick Hickey, the top European official of the International Olympic Committee until his arrest this month on accusations of illegal ticket sales, said on Monday they hope to secure at least a temporary release from prison for him this week. The 71-year-old Irishman, who was also head of the Olympic Council of Ireland before his detention, has been in police custody since Aug. 10 and is detained in a maximum security prison in Rio de Janeiro pending further hearings in the case. More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey

    Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey

    He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 36 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Lawyers for jailed former Irish IOC exec seek release this week

    By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Lawyers for Patrick Hickey, the top European official of the International Olympic Committee until his arrest this month on accusations of illegal ticket sales, said on Monday they hope to secure at least a temporary release from prison for him this week. The 71-year-old Irishman, who was also head of the Olympic Council of Ireland before his detention, has been in police custody since Aug. 10 and is detained in a maximum security prison in Rio de Janeiro pending further hearings in the case. More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago