Posts Tagged United Arab Emirates

McIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds the Race to Dubai trophy at the DP World Golf Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney.

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Button’s F1 future unclear after difficult season

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, and McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain wave during the drivers track parade ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champion Jenson Button’s future in Formula One remains uncertain, and his fifth-place finish at Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could yet prove the final race of a distinguished career.

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Hamilton wins F1 title at Abu Dhabi; Rosberg 2nd

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives for the Formula one drivers end session group photo ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lewis Hamilton answered Nico Rosberg’s pre-race goading in defiant style, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his brash-talking Mercedes teammate his first.

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Rosberg misses out on F1 title after poor race

The car of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany is pushed onto the starting grid before the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg’s bid to overtake teammate Lewis Hamilton in the standings for his first title on the final day of a gripping Formula One season lasted three seconds.

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Stenson retains World Tour Championship title

Henrik Stenson from Sweden holds the trophy of the DP World Golf Championship as he poses for a picture after the final round of DP World Golf Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Stenson has successfully defended his DP World Tour Championship title at the European Tour's season-ending event. (AP Photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson birdied the last two holes Sunday to successfully defend his DP World Tour Championship title at the European Tour’s season-ending event.

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