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Ryan Kaczor, left, and Jordan Michaud, right, remove the Hinkle Tree on the golf course at the Inverness Club Friday, March 6, 2020 in Toledo. The Black Hills spruce known as “The Hinkle Tree” was uprooted by a gust of wind this week. The tree dated to the 79th Open, when a journeyman pro named Lon Hinkle came up with a way to outsmart the course during the first round. (Amy E. Voigt/The Blade via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 2:46 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A tree that appeared overnight during the 1979 U.S. Open to become a part of golf lore has met its end. The Black Hills spruce known as “The Hinkle Tree” was partially uprooted by a gust of wind this week at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and was cut down. The tree dated to the...
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FILE -In this June 24, 2016, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose (14) holds his place marker during a ceremony to honor the 1976 World Series champion team, before the Reds' baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati. Rose once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December 2015 denied the previous request by the career hits leader. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
February 08, 2020 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants Cooperstown to open its doors for Pete Rose. Trump tweeted Saturday that baseball's career hits leader should be in the Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban for betting on the Cincinnati Reds while...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2013, file photo, Harvey Updyke, left, leaves the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., with his bail bondsman and his attorney. Updyke, the University of Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Auburn University’s oak trees, failed to attend a hearing, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, on why he hasn’t paid court-ordered restitution. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
October 30, 2019 - 4:48 pm
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Auburn University's oak trees failed to attend a hearing Wednesday on why he hasn't paid court-ordered restitution. The Opelika-Auburn news reports Harvey Updyke, a retired Texas state trooper who lives in Louisiana, didn't...
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October 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Part of a Kentucky triathlon has been canceled over toxic algae blooms in the Ohio River. News outlets report a statement by The Ironman Group says officials have determined after water testing that it is necessary to cancel the swim portion of Sunday's 2019 Ironman...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2013 photo, a man works to cut down the poisoned oak trees at Toomer's Corner at the entrance to Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. University of Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty to placing herbicide on the trees and was ordered to pay about $800,000 in restitution. He is due in court on Oct. 30, 2019, to explain why the money is not being paid. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
August 15, 2019 - 11:44 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor wants to know why a University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning landmark oak trees at Auburn University isn't making court-ordered restitution payments. Harvey Updyke was ordered to appear in court Oct. 30 to explain himself, Lee County District...
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ADDS UPDATE OF NASHVILLE CITY DECISION ON TREES - Pedestrians make their way through a row of Cherry trees at Riverfront Park along First Ave. North in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, March 30, 2019. Nashville was planning to cut down 21 cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, but later Saturday, Nashville Mayor David Briley said the city won't cut down the trees. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 10:14 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The leader of a Nashville organizing group for this month's NFL draft has apologized about initial plans to cut 21 ornamental cherry trees to make room for the event, which caused an uproar before it was modified. Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. CEO Butch Spyridon...
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ADDS UPDATE OF NASHVILLE CITY DECISION ON TREES - Pedestrians make their way through a row of Cherry trees at Riverfront Park along First Ave. North in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, March 30, 2019. Nashville was planning to cut down 21 cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, but later Saturday, Nashville Mayor David Briley said the city won't cut down the trees. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)
March 30, 2019 - 8:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville won't cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday. In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove the trees...
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February 08, 2019 - 3:47 pm
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis has announced plans to open a bicycle showroom and coffee shop that will sell hemp products in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. LNP reports Landis said Thursday he will open Floyd's of Lancaster Cafe in the spring featuring products from his...
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Justin Rose, of England, celebrates his win on the 18th green of the South Course at Torrey Pines golf course after winning the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 27, 2019 - 6:44 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday. Rose had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot with his third bogey in five holes to start...
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In this April 22, 2018 image provided by Elana Scherr, four-time NHRA Funny Car champion Don Prudhomme, 77, drives his vehicle at the start in Enseneda, Mexico, during the Mexican 1000, a grueling, five-day off-road rally covering 1,300 miles along the Baja peninsula. (Elana Scherr via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 3:01 pm
Don Prudhomme feels like he has driven more miles in the desert than he ever did on the drag strip. It wouldn't be a shock since the drag-racing legend recently completed the Mexican 1000, a grueling, five-day off-road rally covering 1,300 miles in Baja California. The 77-year-old Prudhomme, a four...
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