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Wife of PGA Tour pro Lucas Glover arrested on domestic violence charge in Florida

Krista Glover, wife of PGA Tour pro Lucas Glover, was arrested in Ponte Vedra, Fla., during the Players Championship for domestic violence and …

Crime

An Expert's Take on the Symbolism in Childish Gambino’s Viral ‘This Is America’ Video

Donald Glover released a new song and music video "This Is America" under his musical moniker Childish Gambino on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> this weekend — …

Music

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Spices

Atari VCS Entertainment System

Modeled after the classic 2600 console, the Atari VCS — formerly known as the Ataribox — is far more than just another retro-gaming cash grab. While …

VCS

Death of 3D Touch starts with 2018 iPhone

Say goodbye to 3D Touch. A very reliable analyst predicts one of the iPhones coming in autumn won’t have this pressure-sensitive technology, and none of the 2019 devices will.<p>Ming-Chi Kuo says it’s all because Apple is changing the components of its displays to make them lighter and less likely to …

Mobile Technology

Ford to stop making all passenger cars except the Mustang

The sedan is becoming less and less relevant to American motorists.<p>If you’re looking to buy a car from Ford, you’ll soon have only one choice: a Mustang.<p>Faced with plunging demand and declining profits from its passenger car lineup, Ford will shift its resources to the booming side of the market: …

General Motors

Method Man Casually Delivers a Fire Freestyle While Sipping Water

Method Man made quite a case for proper hydration during his recent appearance on DJ Whoo Kid's <i>Whoolywood Shuffle</i>.<p>I'm certainly not about to spend a …

7 Ways to Help an Angry Child

It's tough to know how to help an angry child. But some children—despite their small size—seem to have an endless supply of anger buried inside …

Watch Ghostface and Method Man Fight “Jeff Sessions” in “Colbert” Sketch

Ghostface Killah and Method Man were the latest guests on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The Wu-Tang Clan rappers joined Colbert for a sketch about how Attorney General Jeff Sessions controls the fate of <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i>. (Martin Shkreli was ordered to forfeit the one-of-a-kind …

Whiskey sour? China importers fret over U.S. trade battle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When spirits dealer Daniel Taytslin brought his first pallet of American Ragtime Rye whiskey into Shanghai in early April, the 672 bottles faced a 5 percent import tariff at China's customs.<p>His next shipment from New York could be a lot more expensive as China prepares to slap …

Whiskey

Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

Since (at least) the release of <i>good kid, m.A.A.d. city</i> in 2012, the singularity of Kendrick Lamar has been plainly evident. But with the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2018 being given to the Compton rapper for his 2017 album <i>DAMN.</i>, his exceptionalism is now officially historic: It's the first time in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nokia 6 (2018) now available in the U.S. for $270

At the beginning of the year, Nokia announced a new and improved version of its Nokia 6 mid-range phone. The device was initially limited to the …

Apple facilities now use 100 percent clean energy

Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company's facilities around the world are …

Nike Told Masters Champion Patrick Reed He Wasn't Allowed to Wear Red On Sunday

The Swoosh cited a new company policy we're not quite ready to believe.<p>Patrick Reed is the 2018 Masters Champion, having just capped off one of the most anticipated major championship weeks in recent memory. Young guns like Reed, Jordan Speith, and Rickie Fowler finished in the top three, but …

Masters purse 2018: Patrick Reed takes home $1.98 million in prize money

The Masters pays a lot, but not the most in major golf.<p>Patrick Reed won the 2018 Masters tournament on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club. It’s his first-ever victory there, and in addition to the Green Jacket, he gets a $1.98 million cut from a total purse of $11 million. That’s 18 percent of …

Golf

Masters 2018: Patrick Reed holds off Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth to win 82nd Masters

It came down to a slippery two-putt on the 72nd hole, and yet there was no doubt Patrick Reed would get the job done. Reed's putter never failed him throughout the week, including Sunday, when he carded a one-under 71 to win the 82nd Masters at 15-under 273, holding off Rickie Fowler and Jordan …

Woods Has His Best Round at 3-Under 69 To End The Masters

<b>AUGUSTA, Ga</b>. – Shortly after posting a 3-under-par 69 Sunday, his best round of the week, Tiger Woods was asked to assess his performance.<p>“It was …

Jordan Spieth's caddie convinced him to change clubs just before one of the most impressive shots of the Masters

Michael Greller, caddie to Jordan Spieth, proved once again why he is such a vital part of the young player's game at Augusta National on Sunday.<p>Chasing Patrick Reed on the leaderboard at the Masters, Spieth found himself in the pine needles after his drive on the par 5 No. 13.<p>"Four iron right?" …

Golf

Masters 2018: Leader Patrick Reed wasn't allowed to wear traditional red during final round

Reed has worn red at all of his PGA wins, but he's being forced to switch it up for the Masters<p>So far in the 2018 Masters, leader Patrick Reed has …

Golf

Masters live stream 2018: How to watch Friday's round online

Here’s how to follow along throughout the day.<p>The second round of play of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, the prestigious ground on the Georgia-South Carolina border, will begin on Friday morning. Upon one of the mosr anticipated tournaments in years, the second day of action won’t be …

Golf

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, and Patrick Reed tie for the lead with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler one shot back! Did I mention Fred Couples was only two shots back?! You're going to need the EXTRA LARGE bucket of popcorn today!

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, and Patrick Reed tie for the lead with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler one shot back! Did I mention …

Golf

The Masters 2018: Live video highlights from Round 2

Round 2 of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National is underway. Here are the highlights from the second day in the quest for the green jacket.<p>…

Masters 2018 Leaderboard: Latest Scores and Standings From Friday at Augusta

An under-par second round is hard to find at the 2018 Masters, as the course and conditions at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia are causing all sorts of trouble.<p>Of the 13 players under par for Friday's round, two of them have played more than nine holes, which means there is a possibility that …

Golf

20 Ways to Make Black Beans the Star of Your Meal

You'll almost never find our kitchens without a can or two of black beans stocked in the pantry. This versatile ingredient can be used in so many …

Cooking

Bubba Watson's G/FORE Masters shoes will be outrageous (in a great way)

When Bubba Watson signed with G/FORE in 2016, some people wondered if the marriage made sense. Did the lefty from Bagdad, Fla., have enough style to pull off G/FORE's pizzazz? What we all quickly realized, however, is that there are few better matches than the two-time Masters champ and the Los …

Ditch The Treadmill: Here's A Better Cardio Routine For Golf

Apologies if you're reading this after buying a $2,000 piece of cardio equipment. The reality is, your money could have been better spent. If you're serious about exercising in ways that can help your golf performance, I've designed a simple cardio routine that requires little more than a pair of …

The Masters television broadcasts will finally have some shot tracer, but not as much as you’d like

The Masters is one of the best sporting events of the year, featuring an iconic and beautiful course with so much engrained history that it’s hard to …

Golf

Masters 2018: See who's in the field at Augusta

As the Masters approaches, the final field is nearly complete, and it's one of the smaller fields in recent memory. Just one more potential spot remains for the winner of the Houston Open, if he's not in already. Here's a list of who's in, and how they earned an invite.<p><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><p>(1). Masters …

Hard Ball: How a small guy like Xander Schauffele kills it off the tee

Ever since my early teens, I’ve tried to swing the driver very fast. Back then, it was as fast as I could. But now that I’m 24, I’m working to dial back some of that speed, knowing I have an extra gear if needed. The goal is to protect myself from injuries down the road—especially to my back. That …

Masters 2018: Hole-by-hole course guide to Augusta National

Augusta National is arguably the most famous golf course in the world apart from St Andrews with the Masters arguably the most hotly anticipated …