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Anthony Kim, MIA Since 2012, Wrestles With Whether To Tee It Up Again or Reap an Eight-Figure Disability Settlement

The sightings have the ring of myth. One night he is at his favorite bar in Dallas, So & So's, sitting in the usual corner booth ordering bottles of …

Golf

Costco's Latest Announcement Will Have Millennials Falling Over Themselves to Shop There

Bill Gates thinks this startup can help end world hunger. Now Costco's jumping on the same bandwagon.<p>All millennials do these days is eat avocado toast, right? Avocados are the reason (some say) that millennials can't afford to buy homes.<p>On Shark Tank, Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran also put …

Bill Gates

Senegal scored the sneakiest goal of the World Cup against Poland, and it was totally legal

Today at the World Cup, Poland learned an important lesson: always, always, <i>always</i> pay attention to where everybody is. Otherwise, you might end up looking really silly, and also losing a crucial World Cup game.<p>Let’s break that nonsense down. Just after the hour mark, Senegal’s M’Baye Niang went …

Soccer

Congratulations Tray.io on Raising a $14M Series A Financing led by GGV Capital - Going Long

We’re incredibly excited to announce today that GGV Capital has led a $14M Series A financing in Tray.io. We’re happy to be joined by existing …

Venture Capital

How Brooks Koepka won fans for life in his Southampton neighborhood last week

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — PGA Tour players don't typically advertise where they're staying when they rent a house for a week, but there are certain tell-tale signs. A U.S. Open-logoed Lexus courtesy car parked in the driveway, for instance. Or sometimes even the golfer himself emerging with his clubs …

Golf

USC’s 4x400 relay comeback is one of the best you’ll ever see

How did they win this?!<p>The USC women’s 4x400m relay featured one of the greatest comebacks you’ll ever see, in any sport. The video is four minutes long, which helps build the suspense — but skip ahead to around 3:15 if you’re the impatient type.<p>Let’s set the scene here: Entering the final event of …

USC

Kevin Durant pointedly shoots down a reporter who wonders how Stephen Curry has never won Finals MVP

Stephen Curry has done about everything there is to do in the NBA. He’s now won three NBA championships, he’s led the league in scoring, set numerous three point records, and won two MVP awards including the only unanimous MVP ever.<p>The one award Curry has yet to win is the Finals MVP, something …

Basketball

Missed Connection: The Padres fan who caught a foul ball in her beer and chugged it last night

To the Petco Park stranger who caught a foul ball in your beer last night and then chugged it in front of the entire stadium, I just wanted to say hi. I think I could love you to the top of the Western Metal Supply Co. building and back again. To the bottom of that Ballast Point, golden like Tony …

Beer

Tiger Woods goes full Bond-villain, pulls up to U.S. Open in $20 million yacht

At this point you'd think Tiger Woods would be tired of power moves, maybe even a little bored, considering he spent nearly 20 years flexing on his peers Thursday-Sunday, February-October. The 2018 Tiger is a new Tiger, too—a kinder, softer, gentler apex predator with some real, capital-P …

Golf

#MeToo Questions Take Over Bill Clinton’s Book Tour

Clinton appeared unprepared for questions about Monica Lewinsky on Monday.<p>Book tours for former presidents are usually a combination of prominent book reviews, chummy late-night TV hits, and softball interviews on morning television.<p>Former president Bill Clinton’s media tour for his new fiction …

Bill Clinton

Thomas Keller’s Top 5 Napa Restaurants

Superstar chef and unofficial mayor of Yountville, Thomas Keller reigns over The French Laundry, the bistro and bakery Bouchon, and his casual …

Thomas Keller

Tech-free dinners and no smartphones past 10 pm — how Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban limited their kids' screen time

The Silicon Valley superstars and tech titans who have changed how we use technology also limit their kids' screen time. And it could be with good …

Bill Gates

Inside a doctor’s quest to repair his own cognitive decline—and revolutionize brain health in the process

When it comes to health goals, it’s not uncommon for longevity to top the list. Being conscious of what you’re putting into your body, <i>on</i> your body, …

Wellness

Rory McIlroy calls out USGA over course setups

DUBLIN, Ohio — Rory McIlroy posted his best score of the week in Saturday’s Memorial third round, and afterward delivered a velvet hammer of sorts on …

Golf

Trudeau Reaches His Breaking Point With Trump

The Canadian leader’s response to U.S. tariffs formed his sharpest-ever rebuke of the president.<p>Spare a thought for Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister is most often seen smiling while meeting with world leaders, showing off his immaculate sock collection, and uttering the kinds of …

Globalization

Why Do the Warriors Dominate the 3rd Quarter? Consider Their Halftime Drill

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant gets his ankles retaped. Zaza Pachulia changes into a fresh jersey. Draymond Green removes his sneakers. Some of the players even check their phones, because of course they do.<p>The Golden State Warriors do a lot of mundane stuff at halftime.<p>Yet what happens next is …

Basketball

Top Alibaba Exec Lashes Out at U.S. Attempts to Contain China

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai struck out at some of China’s most vocal critics, saying their understanding of the country was …

China

So now what happens with Bryan Colangelo and the Philadelphia 76ers?

OAKLAND, Calif. — On the day before the NBA Finals, the latest battle between LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors became a footnote to one of the most bizarre stories ever to hit a league that has become defined by such events: alleged fake Twitter accounts …

Basketball

Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

Great white sharks have a "hidden life" that is becoming a lot less hidden thanks to a scientific expedition that has been years in the making.<p>Scientists used to think the apex predators moved up and down the western coast of North America, snacking in waters with lots of food close to shore. …

White Shark

The Hunter Strickland-Bryce Harper brawl ended Mike Morse's career - and it could have been worse

SAN FRANCISCO — It was the brawl that ended one career, a violent collision that prevented injury to one of the game’s biggest stars, sparing another a colossal suspension, and leaving one filled with remorse.<p>It was one year ago on Tuesday that San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland threw a …

Baseball

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

Hudson River

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may be our first true feminist anti-hero

It’s 2008, and Elizabeth Holmes is about to be removed as CEO of Theranos, the blood-testing startup she founded. Don Lucas, chairman of Theranos’ board, has convened an emergency meeting with the other directors to discuss concerns about Holmes’ revenue projections, which seem highly unrealistic. …

Silicon Valley

Thompson and Curry save Warriors, extend thrilling series, and give NBA two Game 7s

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry looked exhausted. After running nearly a mile and a half on defense in the Golden State Warriors' 115-86 win over …

Basketball

Can a High-Tech Touch Help Revive Nordstrom?

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box,</i> <i>sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>The …

General Electric

What’s it like to be a VIP at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival?

The letters “V-I-P” definitely mean something at BottleRock Napa Valley.<p>I found that out when I had the chance to go on a tour of the VIP areas of …

Napa Valley

Jake Owen's Web.com Tour playing partner scolds critics, praises country music star for fiery in-round tweet

Jake Owen became the latest celebrity to try a turn on the Web.com Tour on Thursday at the Nashville Golf Open. Predictably, it did not go well for the country music star as he opened with 86, the worst score of the first round by six shots. But while critics took shots of their own at him -- …

Golf

One photo shows that China is already in a cashless future

Paying with your phone isn't a novelty in China these days. Paying with cash is.<p>Over the last 15 years, mobile payments in China have grown into a $16 trillion market dominated by China's two biggest tech giants — Tencent and Alibaba. Mobile payments totaled $9 trillion in 2016, according to …

FinTech

S&P 500 companies have returned $1 trillion to shareholders in tax-cut surge

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P 500 companies have returned a record $1 trillion to shareholders over the past year, helped by a recent surge in dividends and stock buybacks following sweeping corporate tax cuts introduced by Republicans, a report on Friday showed.<p>In the 12 months through March, S&P …

S&P 500

Life and death on a superyacht: 'If something goes wrong, they can just raise the anchor and leave'

The captain said: ‘Don’t worry, we threw some flowers over the side and gave his belongings to the police'<p>A wall folds down to create a balcony 'because it’s very nice, when the sun’s setting in Greece, to have a massage'<p>It was seen as an inconvenience, as the boat was going on to pick up Catherine …

Super Yachts

Kevin Na calls off his caddie during priceless conversation, makes incredible birdie

Jim "Bones" Mackay famously had the right to veto one shot per year when he caddied for Phil Mickelson. It's doesn't appear that Kenny Harms has the same power when it comes to his boss, Kevin Na. Unless, of course, he's already used his up this season.<p>During Thursday's first round at the Fort …

Golf