The summer solstice is upon us: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

The summer solstice is upon us: June 20th and the 21st will be the longest days of 2017 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat. Technically speaking, the summer solstice occurs when the…

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Goodbye Wisconsin!

After marveling at Rickie Fowler’s 65 and all those other low scores on Thursday at the 2017 U.S. Open, what happened on Friday? We saw TWO 65’s. But it wasn’t easy for everyone at Erin Hills, and to wrap up all the action, here’s our latest edition of birdies and bogeys: Birdie — World No.…

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The golfer who didn’t win the US Open because he waited for his ball to drop

The final round of the 1985 US Open was anything but dull. Nerves frayed as each of the main protagonists took it in turns to seemingly blow their chance of glory. As Denis Watson sat in the clubhouse, wondering if his even-par total would be enough to earn him his first major, his mind must…

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Flag Day: What is it and why do we celebrate it?

Why is Flag Day celebrated?  Flag Day honors a June 14, 1777, resolution from the Second Continental Congress, which called for an official United States flag. The resolution called for the flag to “be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” What is the history…

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They Are Kevin Durant’s Warriors Now

Kevin Durant Was Ready for His Spotlight Throughout the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant proved not only that he belonged on the game’s biggest stage, but that he could turn the best players in the world into spectators to his brilliance. The Warriors were up 11 with about a minute left in Game 5. Steph Curry…

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Epic-length gem Erin Hills is certain to give pros an eyeful

Erin Hills is an improbable monument to minimalism. Carved into wildly heaving Wisconsin farmland, the course is spread across a gargantuan 652 acres, three times the size of a typical 18-hole canvas. Founder Bob Lang and his three handpicked architects—Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten—initially intended Erin Hills to be the nation’s greatest $50…

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50 years of F1 heroes and villains at Canadian Grand Prix

On an overcast day in Jerez, Spain, in 1997, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher came tearing down the straightaway in front of our smoke-filled press centre with a world championship on the line. Right in front of our eyes, Schumacher used his pricey Ferrari like a junker in a demolition derby to try to force…

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Weight Loss Is Worth Gold In Dubai

If you want people to slim down, why not reward them with gold? That’s the tack being taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering to give citizens a gram of gold for each…

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