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Titleist, FootJoy parent company Acushnet prepares for IPO

Ever lost enough golf balls that you consider buying stock in the company that makes them?<p>Well, soon you will have that opportunity.<p>According to the …

Texas RB D’Onta Foreman is the most underrated player in the country

Vince Young. D’Onta Foreman.<p>On the list of Texas Longhorns ball carriers with the highest career yards per carry, the Longhorns junior running back …

Critics say Big 12 should have pushed ahead with expansion

The governor of Texas is leading a chorus of voices criticizing the Big 12 Conference for its decision not to expand.<p>Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted his thoughts on Monday night, hours after the conference announced it would stand pat with a lineup of 10 schools.<p>"The Big 12 owes a lot of people an …

Arnold Palmer: 10 Rules For A Golf Life

Here's what we learned from Arnie, on and off the course<p>Arnold Palmer didn't leave behind a tutorial on how to live the perfect golf life. Which is just as well, because his life and golf game could never be copied by rote anyway. To play the game as well as he did and look so good doing it, to be …

Arnold Palmer died Sunday in a Pittsburgh hospital while waiting to have heart surgery, according to a <i>Golf Digest</i> report.<p>According to his website, …

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Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods react to death of Arnold Palmer by paying tribute

Two of the best ever speak about Palmer on the night of his death<p>There are three men who have ever won four or more Masters tournaments. Jack …

Steak heaven: one man’s meat odyssey

Richard Turner is the king of London’s carnivores. But could the former Para be softening? Ed Cumming meets him<p>With a ready grin, greying stubble and the frame of a man who samples his own produce, Richard Turner looks like someone you’d be happy to buy a steak off. This is no accident. In fact, if …

Jordan Spieth told reporters on Wednesday that while he wants to win the FedEx Cup again, what really matters to him is a victory at the Ryder Cup at …

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One-on-one with Charlie Strong | The best 2016 college football preview magazine is here online for free

AUSTIN - "I remember before I took this job, I had a guy tell me, ‘You may not want to take that job because of what all comes with it. But you can’t tell them no either,’" Texas head coach Charlie Strong says while seated at a table in his office.<p><i>Was there ever a point where you considered not</i> …

Five industry sources weigh in on top candidates to join Big 12; ESPN and Fox not thrilled with expansion talks

This Story is About...<p>It has been barely two weeks since the Big 12 closed its football media days by signaling it was open for expansion.<p>Since then, …

Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, PGA Championship

Walker putted well at Baltusrol with his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter that is some 12 years old. A little more than a year ago Walker sent the putter to the Scotty Cameron Custom Shop to be refurbished. Walker had good memories with the club as he won twice and topped the Nationwide Tour …

Why Jordan Spieth going major-less in 2016 is meaningless

Almost exactly a year ago, Jordan Spieth was the reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion. He had finished one shot out of a playoff at the British, and he spent Sunday at the PGA Championship battling in the final group with Jason Day. Spieth didn’t get the win that day, but he did enough to ascend …

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PGA Championship field 2016: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth lead qualifiers at Baltusrol

Henrik Stenson won The Open just nine days ago! But we're back for the season's final major, which has the strongest field of them all.<p>The PGA Championship has its detractors and those who like to poke that it's the fourth major. That rep may have been deserved in a different era, when the …

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Big 12 expansion evaluations will come soon. Houston's ready to do 'whatever we have to'

A star head coach, new stadium in a big city, and familiarity with Lone Star State politics have the Cougars believing in their chances to finally join the Power 5.<p>HOUSTON -- Athletic director Hunter Yurachek swipes a key card and offers a tour of the new football locker room, on the condition that …

Heim Barbecue Officially Reopens In Its New Brick & Mortar Home Next Month

Barbecue enthusiasts, the long wait is officially over. After closing their popular barbecue trailer to make way for a brand new brick and mortar home, Heim Barbecue is officially preparing to open the doors.<p>Announced via Facebook post, <b>Heim Barbecue</b> will host a grand opening for its …

Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.<p>Maybe that was just as well.<p>History has proven to be his toughest opponent this year, and it was bound to be a …

The Open 2016: Golf's most historic tee shot will finally be immortalised after 156-year wait - in a painting

When Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and this new golden breed of superstar millionaire tee off at Royal Troon next Thursday they may well be unaware that it was just three miles away where the Father of Golf got this whole major jamboree rocking and rolling down Prestwick’s first fairway 156 years ago.<p>…

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Cam Newton is the NFL's best player, according to NFL players

Newton jumped 72 spots from his place on last year's Top 100 list<p>The NFL Network does a countdown of the top 100 players every summer, as voted on by …

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Tiger Woods officially withdraws from the 2016 British Open at Royal Troon

As expected, Tiger Woods will not play in the British Open at Royal Troon in July<p>Tiger Woods will not be in the field at Royal Troon later this month …

Jordan Spieth hopes playing faster will help him play better

<i>Stories of interest you might have missed…</i><p><b>Jordan Spieth</b> is aware of the criticisms that he is too deliberate in his approach to each shot (read: too slow) and is attempting to pick up his pace, with the idea that it might help him play better.<p>“Along with his swing instructor, <b>Cameron McCormick</b>, …

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6 Things You Don't Know About Wine (and About Napa)

People make assumptions about wine, so I asked an expert about the most surprising assumptions.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Wine tends to ease people into conversation.<p>Sometimes, that conversation ends up being about the …

Jordan Spieth lights up the greens at WGC-Bridgestone on way to 2-under 68

Jordan Spieth was all over Firestone Country Club on Thursday, but he managed to post a 68 thanks to some incredible putting<p>For most players, hitting …

Baylor’s Chris Johnson reportedly transferring to Houston

“Baylor Attrition Day” here at CFT continues, although this one has nothing to do with a 2016 signee.<p>According to a report from <i>Rivals.com</i> affiliate</i> …

Tiger Woods Is Finished

How tragic it is when age or illness or injury (or any combination thereof) forces a gifted athlete to leave the game he loves -- leave the game when, deep in his self-deluded heart, he feels he still has something left. Alas, professional sports isn't country music. It isn't the Grand Ol' Opry …

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USGA keen to explain handling of Johnson penalty confusion

OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The United States Golf Association (USGA) defended its management of a penalty controversy with new champion Dustin Johnson in the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday.<p>Jun 19, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Dustin Johnson poses for a photo with the championship trophy …

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy crush USGA over Dustin Johnson violation review

Two of the world's top three players are siding with Dustin Johnson.<p>On the fifth hole of his final round at the US Open, Dustin Johnson stood over a par putt and slid his putter behind his stationary golf ball, a few feet away from the hole.<p>Johnson moved his club away from the ball, and the ball …

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Sergio Garcia’s errant drive gets punished by the worst lie in a bunker imaginable

Sergio gets dealt a virtually impossible hand in the US Open's final round.<p>Sergio Garcia's driver shot off the 15th tee at Oakmont in the US Open's final round went wide of the fairway to the left. Unfortunately for Garcia, Oakmont's got an odd bunker there, with parallel mounds of grass …

10 Tools to Make You a Grill Master

This weekend and all throughout the summer, BBQs will be fired up everywhere as outdoor parties and dinners become the norm on Saturdays and Sundays. …

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Let's take a closer look at the ruling that caused such an uproar at Oakmont

OAKMONT, Pa.—Check your emotions at the door. Set aside what you saw. Ignore the tweets. Let’s just consider whether the USGA followed the letter of its own laws in penalizing U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson.<p>Deep breaths everyone, deep breaths.<p>Okay, here goes:<p><b>18-2. By Player, Partner, Caddie or</b> …

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This Barbecue Brisket Mac & Cheese Burrito Will Demolish Your Hunger

There’s something very interesting going down in Huntington Park, the small municipality a few miles southeast of Downtown mostly known to outsiders for its semi-industrial stretches. While the population hovers around 60,000, the number of barbecue restaurants rests at exactly one: <b>Ray’s BBQ</b>, a …