By Doug Ferguson Associated Press Published 5:51 AM EDT Jul 31, 2019 Jordan Spieth hasn’t played the Wyndham Championship since he lost in a playoff to Patrick Reed in 2013, a finish that allowed him to start the FedEx Cup playoffs in the top 10. He returns to Greensboro, North Carolina, facing a little more urgency. “I would like to make East Lake. That’s my goal now,” Spieth said. Spieth is at No. 67 in the FedEx Cup. Under the new schedule, he will have two playoff events to get in the top 30 and qualify for the Tour Championship at East Lake. It made sense to play one more tournament to boost his position. That could mean playing six straight weeks if he makes it to East Lake, but having missed the Tour Championship last year, he felt it was worth it. “I really want to get back there,” he said. “I didn’t like missing that last year, and (I’m) coming in further behind this year than I was last year.” Still unsettled … [Read more...] about Jordan Spieth’s goal is a return trip to Tour Championship
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The year 2018 in pictures: Part II 1 The lights temporarily went out in the Cabinet Room as President Trump spoke about his meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, during a meeting with House Republicans at the White House on July 17 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) 2 Boys from a youth soccer team were treated at a hospital after being rescued from a cave in Thailand on July 11. All 12 boys of the team and their assistant coach were rescued from the Tham Luang cave. (PRD/REX/Shutterstock) 3 Members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescued Cameroonian migrant Josepha in the Mediterranean open sea about 85 miles off the Libyan coast on July 17. (Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images) 4 France’s Benjamin Mendy celebrated with the trophy after his team won the final match against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press) 5 A doctor examined children at a makeshift hospital … [Read more...] about The year 2018 in pictures: Part II
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........We can summarize 2018 in two words:It boofed.We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid.ADVERTISEMENTSkipAs was 2018.In spades. Syndicated columnist and comedian Dave Barry, of Miami, performs as apart of the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Thursday Jan. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mitchell Zachs/HO)What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, manmade atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes … [Read more...] about Dave Barry: Can you believe it?
Yanan Wang, Associated Press Updated 5:27 pm PST, Saturday, December 29, 2018 FILE - In this file image made from a video taken on March 28, 2018, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Kovrig, a Canadian, disappeared days after Canada detained Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. It's not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the "disappeared" has expanded since President Xi Jinping came to power in 2013. Not only dissidents and activists, but also high-level officials, Marxists, foreigners and even a movie star _ people who never publicly opposed the ruling Communist Party, have been whisked away by police to unknown destinations. less FILE - In this file image made from a video taken on March 28, 2018, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based … [Read more...] about China’s Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018
MADRID (Reuters) - Vuelta a Espana champion Simon Yates said he was undecided about whether to defend his crown next year after the 2019 route was revealed in Alicante on Wednesday.The Mitchelton-Scott rider became only the second Briton to win the Vuelta when he claimed the red jersey this year. gi Although he did not rule taking to the start line in Torrevieja on Aug. 24 for a team time trial, Yates has new goals for the year.“I don’t know if I’ll be back at the Vuelta. Right now, the first and primary objective for the year is the Giro d’Italia and I’m only thinking about that,” he said. “When the Giro finishes then I’ll plan the rest of the season and we’ll see if I finish that feeling good.”Not as tough as previous Vuelta courses, there is something for all types of riders, with eight mountain top finishes – one fewer than last year – a team time trial, an individual time trial and seven sprint … [Read more...] about Yates unsure about Vuelta defence as 2019 route unveiled