July 17, 2015 |
BUBBA MIGHT'VE lost a step or two since leaving the White House in 2001, but the white guy from Arkansas known as America's "first black president" proved yesterday that he can still deliver a speech. Speaking at the NAACP's national convention, former President Bill Clinton touched on the issues of heavy-handed policing and criminal-justice reform raised Tuesday by President Obama, the real first black president. But Clinton, 68, also waded into the voter-ID debate and chided the civil-rights group - and Democrats as a whole - for falling asleep at the wheel in off-year elections.
April 9, 2015 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - For Bubba Watson, the owner of two Masters green jackets, the walk around Augusta National Golf Club remains the stuff of dreams. "Me and my caddie [Ted Scott] are walking up No. 9 and I said, 'Teddy, I just can't even believe it,' " the defending champion said Tuesday. "And Teddy is the same way. We're talking about it and I just said, 'Teddy, I'm still trying to get over 2012 and I haven't even got to 2014 yet.' "You ask yourself, how does a guy from my background make it?
October 12, 2014 |
Their idea was simple: Use chewing gum to change the world. The team of five friends from the University of Pennsylvania - none older than 23 - developed Sweet Bites, chewing gum made with a sugar substitute called xylitol that fights tooth decay and that could improve oral health in the world's poorest areas. The culmination of months of hard work and countless all-nighters played out late last month on a stage where, earlier in the day, President Obama had stood. In their nicest suits and a fancy dress borrowed from one of their mothers, they addressed an audience including a Nobel laureate and a CNN anchor, and had their words live-streamed all over the world.
June 22, 2013 |
CROMWELL, Conn. - Bubba Watson shot a 3-under-par 67 on Friday to take a 2-stroke lead over Patrick Reed and Padraig Harrington after two rounds of the Travelers Championship. Watson, the 2010 Travelers champion, was at 10-under 130 after two days of play at the TPC-River Highlands. Reed and Harrington were at 8-under after both shot 66s in the second round. Four players, including 2007 champion Hunter Mahan, were tied for fourth at 7-under. One week after winning the U.S. Open at Merion, Justin Rose was tied for 12th at 5-under.
April 18, 2013
Former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel dropped out Tuesday from the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District, citing the party heavyweights backing former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies. One of them apparently is a certain former president known as Bubba. Bill Clinton owes Margolies big-time - and besides, she is daughter Chelsea's mother-in-law. Saidel's sudden move was the biggest domino to fall thus far in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, who is running for governor in 2014.
April 11, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - "The Shot" has been replayed on television maybe hundreds of times, the strike off pine straw from 164 yards out that Bubba Watson managed to hook at almost a 90-degree angle around some trees and onto the 10th green, where he 2-putted for par and a victory in a playoff last year at the Masters. As one can imagine, that spot well to the right of Augusta National Golf Club's 10th fairway has attracted a lot of attention from fans this week while 93 contestants prepared for Thursday's first round of golf's first major championship of 2013.
April 10, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - You can't hit this shot. You don't know anyone who can hit this shot. You probably don't know anyone who would even try to hit this shot. Bubba Watson snapped a 52-degree wedge out of a dirty lie on needles, deep in a pine and magnolia forest, around bushes and trees and a TV tower, 150 yards forward and 50 yards right, up a hill, to within 10 feet of the pin. That par-4 on No. 10 at Augusta National in a sudden-death playoff won last year's Masters.
April 10, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Bubba Watson, on his second shot on No. 10: a 150-yard, uphill 52-degree wedge he worked 50 yards, left-to-right, to within 10 feet, securing a win in the Masters over Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of sudden death: "I had the club a little hooded, which is going to make it draw, spin that way [left-to-right]. For me, being lefthanded, it's going to be a draw. My stance was closed a little bit. I took one less club, because I was going to be swinging at it so hard.
April 2, 2013 |
A CHAIN-LINK fence capped with razor wire sits between two pit bulls in a North Philly car lot and the lady who wants to pet them. The woman, who lives on Green Lane near Broad Street, tosses them some treats, and the dogs gobble them up quickly, their tails wiggling and wagging. "See how friendly they are? They wouldn't hurt a fly," said the woman, who didn't want to give her name. "You're just some nice doggies, aren't you?" Over the course of an hour on this Sunday afternoon, the dirt-covered dogs don't bark or growl at anyone, and the woman from Green Lane isn't the only one showering them with snacks and baby talk.
October 18, 2012 |
Not only are there more Hulk Hogan sex tapes floating around, but the woman he was filmed having sex with also made X-rated videos with other men, say sources familiar with the videos. On Monday, Hogan filed suit against his longtime best friend, radio host Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem , his ex-wife Heather Clem and website Gawker, which posted a clip from one encounter between Hogan and Heather, taped in the formerly married couple's bedroom. Hogan confirmed on the Howard Stern show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio that it was Heather Clem, now Heather Cole , a freelance writer and animal activist, in the videos and that he had sex with her on multiple occasions while she was married to Bubba.