Officers of the Order of the British Empire http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25886/all en Golf-Give Ryder captaincy to McGinley, says McIlroy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/golf-give-ryder-captaincy-mcginley-says-mcilroy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABU DHABI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - World golf number one Rory McIlroy wants Ireland's Paul McGinley to be Europe's 2014 Ryder Cup skipper, with a decision on the captaincy due this week in the United Arab Emirates.</p> <p>Victorious 2010 captain Colin Montgomerie has been linked to the position a second time for next year's event in the eight-times European Tour order of merit winner's native Scotland, something McIlroy disagrees with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/golf-give-ryder-captaincy-mcginley-says-mcilroy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Officers of the Order of the British Empire Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:15:04 +0000 5734181 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-McGinley should be Ryder Cup captain, says McIlroy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-golf-mcginley-should-be-ryder-cup-captain-says-mcilroy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details and Donald's support)</p> <p>By Matt Smith</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - World golf number one Rory McIlroy wants Ireland's Paul McGinley to be Europe's 2014 Ryder Cup skipper, rather than Colin Montgomerie, with a decision on the captaincy due on Tuesday.</p> <p>Victorious 2010 captain Montgomerie has been linked to the position a second time for next year's event in the eight-times European Tour order of merit winner's native Scotland, something McIlroy disagrees with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-golf-mcginley-should-be-ryder-cup-captain-says-mcilroy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Officers of the Order of the British Empire Paul McGinley Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:45:41 +0000 5734240 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Clarke pulls out of Ryder Cup captaincy race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/golf-clarke-pulls-out-ryder-cup-captaincy-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Former British Open champion Darren Clarke has pulled out of the race to succeed Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal as Europe's Ryder Cup captain.</p> <p>"I have been to see (Players Committee chairman) Thomas Bjorn and formally informed him I do not want to be considered for the Ryder Cup captaincy in 2014," the Northern Irishman told reporters on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/golf-clarke-pulls-out-ryder-cup-captaincy-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Officers of the Order of the British Empire Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:00:48 +0000 5734611 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Clarke pulls out of Ryder Cup captaincy race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-golf-clarke-pulls-out-ryder-cup-captaincy-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds McIlroy quotes)</p> <p>* Clarke exit leaves way clear for Montgomerie and McGinley</p> <p>* This was no spur-of-moment decision, says Northern Irishman</p> <p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Former British Open golf champion Darren Clarke has pulled out of the race to succeed Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal as Europe's Ryder Cup captain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-golf-clarke-pulls-out-ryder-cup-captaincy-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Officers of the Order of the British Empire Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:17 +0000 5734624 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Irishman McGinley named Europe's Ryder Cup skipper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-golf-irishman-mcginley-named-europes-ryder-cup-skipper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ireland's Paul McGinley has been appointed captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team for the biennial match against the United States next year, the Players' Committee said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 46-year-old, who holed the winning putt in the 2002 match at The Belfry, edged former skipper Colin Montgomerie in a vote taken by the 15-man committee in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-golf-irishman-mcginley-named-europes-ryder-cup-skipper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Officers of the Order of the British Empire Paul McGinley Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:45:38 +0000 5734919 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Golf-Proud McGinley named first Irish Ryder Cup captain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-golf-proud-mcginley-named-first-irish-ryder-cup-captai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* McGinley unanimous choice of committee, says Bjorn</p> <p>* Support of leading players was vital - McGinley (Adds quotes)</p> <p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Paul McGinley was beaming with pride on Tuesday after being appointed captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team for the biennial match against the United States next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-golf-proud-mcginley-named-first-irish-ryder-cup-captai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Officers of the Order of the British Empire Paul McGinley Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:45:56 +0000 5734924 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Sunshine and shorts equal no rust for Westwood http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/golf-sunshine-and-shorts-equal-no-rust-westwood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Lee Westwood has never felt so well prepared for the start of a new season after having swapped the snow of Britain for the sunshine of Florida, the world number eight said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The European Ryder Cup stalwart, who has taken up membership of the U.S. PGA Tour this year, makes his first competitive outing of 2013 at this week's $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/golf-sunshine-and-shorts-equal-no-rust-westwood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Lee Westwood Officers of the Order of the British Empire Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:15:58 +0000 5741067 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: David Beckham - boots and a brand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-david-beckham-boots-and-brand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In signing David Beckham, Paris Saint-Germain will be aware that they have signed not just a player but someone who has carefully nurtured his public image ever since his days as a fresh-faced youngster at Manchester United.</p> <p>Proud family man, fashion guru, friend of A-list celebrities and politicians -- even gay icon -- the 37-year-old midfielder is as much known for his activities off the pitch as his pinpoint passing, tireless running and deadly free-kicks on it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-david-beckham-boots-and-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football David Beckham Football in the United Kingdom Human Interest Officers of the Order of the British Empire AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:30:59 +0000 5741957 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: British press lauds Beckham's last tango in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-british-press-lauds-beckhams-last-tango-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>David Beckham showbiz arrival at Paris Saint-Germain proved that he remains one of the biggest stars in world football despite his advancing years, Britain's newspapers said Friday.</p> <p>Former England captain Beckham, who won the English, Spanish and US league titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy respectively, agreed a five-month deal with the French league leaders on Thursday.</p> <p>"Golden Boules", was The Sun's take on the 37-year-old midfielder's move to PSG.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-british-press-lauds-beckhams-last-tango-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business David Beckham David Beckham Human Interest Officers of the Order of the British Empire Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:45:14 +0000 5742502 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: British press lauds Beckham's last tango in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-british-press-lauds-beckhams-last-tango-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>David Beckham's showbiz arrival at Paris Saint-Germain proved that he remains one of the biggest stars in world football despite his advancing years, Britain's newspapers said Friday.</p> <p>Former England captain Beckham, who won the English, Spanish and US league titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy respectively, agreed a five-month deal with the French league leaders on Thursday.</p> <p>"Golden Boules", was The Sun's take on the 37-year-old midfielder's move to PSG.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-british-press-lauds-beckhams-last-tango-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business David Beckham Football in England Human Interest Officers of the Order of the British Empire Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:14 +0000 5742546 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Golf-Lyle's Ryder Cup dream could be back on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/interview-golf-lyles-ryder-cup-dream-could-be-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Masters and British Open champion Sandy Lyle can once again dream of leading Europe's Ryder Cup team, having given up two years ago on the prospect of being named skipper.</p> <p>Lyle, the only member of 'big five' in the 1980s to miss out on the captaincy, had the bounce restored to his 54-year-old step following a phone call last month from Players' Committee chairman Thomas Bjorn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/interview-golf-lyles-ryder-cup-dream-could-be-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Officers of the Order of the British Empire Paul McGinley Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:46:33 +0000 5746741 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Robinson hired as Bristol's rugby director http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/rugbyu-robinson-hired-bristols-rugby-director <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former England and Scotland coach Andy Robinson was appointed as director of rugby for Championship club Bristol on Monday.</p> <p>Robinson resigned as Scotland coach following a disappointing November Test series that culminated in a defeat against Tonga after losses to New Zealand and South Africa.</p> <p>But the 48-year-old was keen to get back in the game and watched Bristol beat Rotherham at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday and he has agreed to take charge of the promotion-chasing west country outfit on March 1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/rugbyu-robinson-hired-bristols-rugby-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Robinson Bristol Rugby Officers of the Order of the British Empire Rugby union AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:45:38 +0000 5758874 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Former Scotland coach Robinson joins Bristol as director http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/rugby-former-scotland-coach-robinson-joins-bristol-director <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Former Scotland and England coach Andy Robinson has been appointed director of rugby at second-tier English club Bristol.</p> <p>"I firmly believe that - with the passion for rugby in the region and the vision of the owners - Bristol has the potential to be one of the most successful sides in England," Robinson said on the club's website (<a href="http://www.bristolrugby.co.uk" title="www.bristolrugby.co.uk">www.bristolrugby.co.uk</a>) on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/rugby-former-scotland-coach-robinson-joins-bristol-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Robinson Officers of the Order of the British Empire Rugby union Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:30:07 +0000 5758908 at http://www.globalpost.com Frostbite ends Fiennes winter Antarctic expedition bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/frostbite-ends-fiennes-winter-antarctic-expedition-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has pulled out of an attempt at the world's first Antarctic winter crossing due to frostbite, the expedition said Monday.</p> <p>"This decision has not been taken lightly and it is, naturally, a huge disappointment to Fiennes and his colleagues," the mission, known as The Coldest Journey, said on its website.</p> <p>The 68-year-old adventurer was injured after falling during a ski training session in temperatures of around minus 30 Celsius (minus 22 Farenheit), the BBC reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/frostbite-ends-fiennes-winter-antarctic-expedition-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Exploration Officers of the Order of the British Empire Ranulph Fiennes Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:00:48 +0000 5766215 at http://www.globalpost.com Frostbite ends Fiennes winter Antarctic expedition bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/frostbite-ends-fiennes-winter-antarctic-expedition-bid-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has pulled out of an attempt at the world's first Antarctic winter crossing due to frostbite, the expedition said Monday.</p> <p>The 68-year-old adventurer, who was co-leading the marathon bid, suffered damage to his left hand and will be evacuated to South Africa. </p> <p>"While on a training exercise at the weekend Sir Ranulph suffered frostbite to his hand having removed a glove to attempt to fix a broken ski-binding," spokeswoman Louise Nash told AFP by email.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/frostbite-ends-fiennes-winter-antarctic-expedition-bid-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Exploration Human Interest Officers of the Order of the British Empire Ranulph Fiennes Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:15:37 +0000 5766362 at http://www.globalpost.com