Bloomberg Published 2:48 PM EDT Apr 14, 2019 Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday, capturing his fifth green jacket and 15th major title – his first in more than a decade – in one of the most stunning turnarounds in sports history. It was the first major title since 2008 for Woods, once golf’s most dominant figure until a high-profile sex scandal, divorce and multiple injuries led to a very public fall from grace. There were occasional doubts about whether he’d even continue to play professionally, let alone win another title at one of the most iconic events in world sports. But he’s still a massive draw, with large galleries following his progress around the manicured fairways and greens of Augusta National Golf Club. He shot a round of 70 to end the tournament at 13-under par, one shot ahead of three players including Dustin Johnson. Nike released a short video within seconds of Woods holing his winning putt, showing various images of him over the … [Read more...] about He’s back! Tiger Woods wins first Masters since ’05
Needle like pain in back
BRASILIA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The man who will likely be Brazil’s next Defense Minister greeted two reporters waiting outside the door, then politely sent them packing. “I do apologize,” he said, before slipping back into a cramped hotel conference room in the capital of Brasilia. “On orders from Bolsonaro, it is radio silence until the election is over.” The patrician, gray-haired fellow was 70-year-old Augusto Heleno Ribeiro Pereira, a retired four-star Army general. The world may soon be hearing a lot more from him and a cadre of high-ranking ex-military brass now poised to help lead the world’s fourth-largest democracy. Their ascension has many here worried about a return to the days when the armed forces called the shots in Brazil. Heleno is the dean of a small group of former generals behind the rise of presidential contender Jair Bolsonaro, who is predicted to win easily in this Sunday’s election over his leftist opponent Fernando … [Read more...] about INSIGHT-The squadron of ex-military men behind Bolsonaro’s rise in…
Remember back in the aughts, when Ford threw the Taurus nameplate on a refresh of its wagonish Freestyle crossover? Called the Taurus X, the zombie Freestyle was a half-decent car. A decade later, Ford could pull a similar move on another family sedan. The automaker announced plans in April to eventually stop selling all sedans in the U.S. as it transitions to an SUV- and truck-centric lineup. But Bloomberg News, citing two unnamed sources, reported earlier this week that the Fusion nameplate will live on as a "high-roofed hatchback built on the same mechanical underpinnings." Related: 2019 Ford Fusion: Refreshed and Ready for New York Debut Ford hinted at the nameplate's longevity, if not its body style. Asked about the Bloomberg report, the automaker told Cars.com that "current Ford Fusion production ends in a few years," but it will "likely continue to use the name because of its awareness, positive imagery and value with consumers. However, it's too soon to … [Read more...] about Fusion’s Future: What We Want in a Wagonized Ford
Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, oversees the paper’s morning meeting in a scene from Showtime’s “The Fourth Estate.” (Showtime) President Trump’s election set off a mad scramble among high-profile journalists, book authors and filmmakers who compete to tell the story of American history and experience. Overnight, they all needed an exclusive yet meaningful vantage point. Some, like author Michael Wolff, looked for a way to slither into a ringside seat. Others headed for the great flyover to spend time with the forgotten citizens who connect to the new president’s bombast. Liz Garbus, one of the finest documentary filmmakers working today, followed another instinct altogether, asking to embed a film crew in the white hot center of the most elite and most maligned spot in mainstream media: the newsroom of the New York Times. The company’s executives agreed to give Garbus broad access, but mostly steered her away from their … [Read more...] about It’s exhausting being a reporter in the Trump era. A new documentary captures the toll at the New York Times.
Before I went to Iceland to review the Land Rover Discovery Sport, I had one goal in mind: drive a Lada. I've always been fascinated by the old Soviet-bloc cars, and I've hardly ever even seen one in person. I knew Iceland had some, and thanks to the good people at Geysir Car Rental, my inane dream was made an inane reality. I should just take a minute here and really thank everyone at Geysir. They saw my plea for a Lada online, and they were so friendly and willing to give me one to try out for a couple of days, even without making me promise to plug them all over the place or anything. The manager himself handed me the keys and an amazing xeroxed handwritten page of notes about the Niva from a Russian client. Now, let's just enjoy this ceremonial Handing Off Of The Keys photo: A magical moment. So, thanks, Geysir. Now let's talk about this car. For those of you not familiar with the Lada Niva, some background is in order. The Niva is possibly the most successful Soviet-designed car … [Read more...] about What It’s Like To Drive The Greatest Soviet Car Of All Time