CARLSBAD — The Blue Devils head cover on the driver of LPGA Tour player Lindy Duncan gives away her college allegiance. She is enormously proud to be a Duke alum, and rightly so. She left Durham, N.C., in 2013 with a degree in psychology and the second-best career scoring average in the history of a storied women’s golf program. She was a four-time All-American.“Fun fact. The Duke women’s golf team has won one more national championships than the men’s basketball team,” Duncan said brightly after the Kia Classic’s second round on Friday in which she shot 1-under-par 71 at Aviara Golf Club.Tied for ninth at 5 under after two rounds, Duncan was five shots off the lead of world No. 1 Sung Hyun Park, of South Korea, and Thailand’s Thidapa Suwannapura, each of whom shot 66.Duncan knows her stuff, of course. The Duke women and their head coach of 34 years, Dan Brooks, have captured six national titles – the last in 2014. Coach … [Read more...] about Duke stars have vastly different roads for pro careers in women’s golf, basketball
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President Donald Trump said Friday he will declare a national emergency at the southern U.S. border in an effort to unilaterally seize funding to begin building his long-promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico.Trump is expected to approve Congress’ spending bill, which grants him $1.375 billion for the wall, as opposed to the $5.7 billion he initially demanded. The national emergency declaration gives Trump a chance to reroute other government money to fund the project ― but also sets up a legal battle that could tie up the president’s signature project for months or years.The total wall funding will now come to about $8 billion, partially approved by Congress but mostly by Trump alone. That will buy the administration some 234 miles of border wall, a senior administration official told reporters Friday.The national emergency declaration will allow the Trump administration to use about $3.6 billion from Defense Department construction projects to … [Read more...] about Trump Declares National Emergency To Fund U.S.-Mexico Border Wall
Dec 20, 11:45 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports Money By Pradhan Muthanna 12/20/18 AT 6:00 AM Tiger Woods’ 2018 campaign has seen his stock rise not only on the golf course but also off it with the American now entering the list of top-10 wealthiest celebrities in the United States.The 14-time major winner recovered from a fourth back surgery to make a comeback to competitive golf at the start of the 2018 season – and it was one for the ages as the American displayed some of his best form that took him to 79 PGA Tour titles.After a number of impressive top-6 finishes during the course of the season, which included leading on the final day of the Open Championships, Woods brought it all a full circle by winning his 80th PGA Tour title by winning the season ending Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club in Georgia.According to Forbes, Woods’ net worth after a successful season has gone … [Read more...] about America’s Wealthiest Celebrities 2018: Tiger Woods Nears $1B, Who Are Top 10?
Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 8:34 pm CST, Thursday, November 22, 2018 President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk while having Thanksgiving Day dinner at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Click through the gallery for more photos. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk while having Thanksgiving Day dinner at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Click through the gallery for more photos. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close Image 1 of 22 President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk while having Thanksgiving Day dinner at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Click through the gallery … [Read more...] about Rhetorical bedlam erupts as Trump speaks to the world from Mar-a-Lago
Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press Updated 5:16 pm PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 FILE-In this March 10, 2015 file photo, firefighters burned about 30 acres of oak woodland Tuesday, March 10, 2015, during a prescribed burn along the eastern edge of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Shasta County, Calif. Creating fire buffers between housing and dry grasslands and brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say. So would controlled burns, a proven, historic practice that has been neglected in recent decades.(Andreas Fuhrmann/The Record Searchlight via AP) less FILE-In this March 10, 2015 file photo, firefighters burned about 30 acres of oak woodland Tuesday, March 10, 2015, during a prescribed burn along the eastern edge of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in ... more Photo: Andreas Fuhrmann, AP … [Read more...] about As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions