Tiger Woods has repeated his criticism of chief referee John Paramor for warning him and playing partner Padraig Harrington for slow play in the final round at Firestone.

In the closing stages Paramor enforced slow play rules on Woods and Harrington. Then Harrington, who led Woods by a shot playing the 16th, appeared rushed after the warning and ended up making a triple bogey eight on the hole to end his chances, offering Woods the win.

Woods said: “It influenced the outcome. That’s not how you want the tournament to end.”

Agency reports, unconfirmed report by the PGA Tour, suggested the world number one had been fined for his comments, but Woods also denied he had been fined by the Tour for his criticisms.

The 7th time F1champion Michael Schumacher, who retired at the end of 2006, has abandoned his comeback with Ferrari because of neck and head injury in motorcycling accident early this year.

The 40-year-old German superstar was due to replace the injured Felipe Massa at the European Grand Prix in Valencia on August 23. But he announced on his personal website that this plan has been canceled.

“Unfortunately we did not manage to get a grip on the pain in the neck which occurred after the private F1-day in Mugello,” Schumacher told his website.

“I only have to admit that my neck pinches a bit. We have to get a grip on that as health has priority — that’s the clear arrangement made with Ferrari and, by the way, with my wife, too,” added him.

Schumi started a two-day test session on Tuesday at the Italian circuit of Mugello ahead of his return. He was set to drive the 2007 Ferrari because of a ban on testing of the current car during the F1 season.

Italy’s sport newspaper Gazzetto dello Sport says that Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer will replace Massa in Valencia on August 23.

Now Schumacher has worked as a special adviser to Ferrari since his retirement in 2006, after winning five championships during his time with the team.

We don’t know when will he come back as F1driver, but as we all know, he’s a legend-as always.

Source: CNN, BBC, www.michaelschumacher.de

Chelsea beat Manchester United 4-1 on penalties at Wembley after the teams drew 2-2 in 90 minutes.

Chelsea got off to a terrible start conceding first 10 minutes, but second-half goals from both Carvalho and Lampard were enough to lead Chelsea for the Community Shield, only for Rooney who shot in the last action of normal time, forcing penalties.

The London side made no mistake for all four of their spot-kicks while Giggs and Evra missed their penalties for United.

Not only losing the trophy but also Nani who will have missed the first game of Premeir League for United. Portuguese winger went off after cradling a shoulder injury and was replaced by summer signing Valencia.

There was an element of controversy about the 2nd goal for Chelsea. Michael Ballack appeared to body-check Evra off-the-ball but referee, Chris Foy, waved play-on as Rooney had possession. But lastly he lost the ball Chelsea played on by Lampard who found the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-1 Man Utd.

However, Rooney grabbed a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal in the last action of normal time.

Source: BBC, CNN, ChelseaFC, Getty Image

Sir Bobby Robson dies at the age of 76 following a long battle with cancer.

He was a renowned and revered figure in football and led England to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 1986 where his side was knocked out by a Diego Maradona, and the World Cup semi-finals at Italia in 1990 where his side was defeated by Germany in a penalty shootout.

Robson was a club coach who had a long success with Fulham, Ipswich, Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona.

As a player, he was a key member of the Fulham and West Bromwich Albion team during the 1950s and 1960s and also won 20 caps for England.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of Britain for his services to the game in 2002. He had fought cancer five times during his life.

Robson died very peacefully on Saturday July 31st at his home in County Durham, North England, with his family beside him.

Source: CNN, BBC, The Sun

The 2008 Beijing Olympics 8 goal medals, Michael Phelps, set a world record in 200 metres butterfly at the world swimming championships in Rome.

Phelps touched the wall at one minute 51.51 seconds. This new record is better than his previous at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, one minute 52.03 seconds.

Phelps had not been beaten in the 200 meters freestyle since the Athens Olympics in 2004 — but German Paul Biedermann produced an astonishing swim to triumph by a body length and also set a new world record of one minute 42.00 seconds.

Biedermann has now claimed 2 gold medals and consigned two previously untouchable world records to history at the Foro Italico. On Sunday, he brought down Ian Thorpe’s iconic 400 meters freestyle mark before following it up on Tuesday.

Source: CNN, BBC

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Nou Camp

The 27-year-old Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed signed a five-year contract transfer to Barca and ended his three-year of fame at the San Siro, with Eto’o and Hleb moving to Inter Milan as part of the deal.

Ibrahimovic completed his medical on last Monday and will need treatment after fracturing in his left hand finger.
“It’s a very big move for me and too good to turn down,” Ibrahimovic told a news conference at the Nou Camp following his signing.

Even if he will wear the number nine shirt formerly held by Eto’o, but he doesn’t want anyone to expect that he’s the new Eto’o. “I’m not coming here to be Samuel Eto’o, I’m somebody else, somebody new, but I will try to achieve as much as Eto’o, or even more.”

He also told a news conference that this is his big move and too good to turn down, “There comes a time when you want to develop more and my desire to come to Barcelona was too big to stay at Inter.”

“I made an agreement with the president of Inter that the only club they could sell me to was Barcelona,” he said.

“The others could ask but they wouldn’t get a reply. The only one I answered was Barca. That gives me a special feeling.

“Barca has an historic tradition. Everyone wants to be part of this great club, they’ve made history and I want to be part of that history.”

Barca president Joan Laporta hailed Ibrahimovic’s arrival, and added: “He is not a conformist, he is ambitious, a winner, an authentic man with strong feelings and he wanted to come to Barcelona.”

Sources: BBC News, CNN, Siamsport