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Other Sport 01 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Golfer McDowell and referee Webb in British honours list

LONDON: US Open golf champion Graeme McDowell and World Cup final football referee Howard Webb were among the sports figures whose achievements were recognised yesterday in Britain's New Year's honours.

Other Sport 12 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Faldo is now a knight

LONDON: Six-time major winner Nick Faldo received his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday, describing the honour as beyond his boyhood dreams.

Other Sport 22 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

‘Sir’ Bolt: I’m on track for legend status

USAIN Bolt said he was closing in on his biggest aim of becoming a sprinter the world would never forget.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Football: Sir Bobby Robson dies (Update 2)

Former England and Newcastle manager Sir Bobby Robson has died after a long battle with cancer, British media reports. He was 76.

Other Sport 14 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Faldo is now Sir Nick

LONDON: Nick Faldo, the most successful British golfer of the modern era, will receive a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Other Sport 02 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Knighthood for former Olympic champ

WELLINGTON: Former Olympic 1,500m champion John Walker was knighted yesterday in New Zealand honours commemorating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

Other Sport 01 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Athletics: Athlete John Walker knighted

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Former Olympic 1500 meters champion and world mile record-holder John Walker was awarded a knighthood Monday in a list of New Zealand civil honors commemorating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth.

Other Sport 01 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Britain’s triple Olympic gold winner earns royal recognition

Call him knight rider - or simply Sir Chris Hoy. The British cyclist's feat of three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics received royal recognition yesterday in the New Year honours list.

Other Sport 15 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

World champ Calzaghe ‘knocked out’ by CBE award

World boxing champion Joe Calzaghe said he was 'knocked out' after his unbeaten run as a professional was recognised with the award of a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Birthday Honours List of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Other Sport 02 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Raging controversy over prospect of Sir David Beckham

Ex-footballers and newspapers thrashed out on Friday whether former England captain David Beckham should be knighted, mirroring a reported row among British officials.