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  • A round of golf takes too long to play, survey finds

    A round of golf takes too long to play, survey finds

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
    A round of golf takes too long to play, survey finds

    In the fast-paced modern world, a typical round of golf takes too much time away from family or work for many players, a survey commissioned by the sport's governing body showed on Monday. The R&A, based in St Andrews, Scotland, received responses from 56,000 golfers in 122 countries about their experience of playing a typical 18-hole round of golf which lasts between three and four hours. …

  • Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
    Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    By Elena Gyldenkerne BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will have to win a place in the team like any other player now that he finally appears to have put his long-term injury woes behind him, coach Luis Enrique said on Monday. The Belgium centre back sustained a hamstring injury at last year's World Cup in Brazil before he signed for Barca, prompting some to question why the club completed the deal to sign the 29-year-old from Arsenal. He eventually needed surgery and …

  • Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers

    Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers

    Associated Press - 9 minutes ago
    Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers

    TERESPOL, Poland (AP) โ€” Polish border guards on Monday blocked entry into Poland for 10 Russian bikers who said they were following a path commemorating the Red Army victory's over Nazi Germany 70 years ago. …

  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    Associated Press - 13 minutes ago
    Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran, offering Republican presidential candidates a chance to prove their hawkishness toward Iran and support for Israel. …

  • Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

    Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

    Associated Press - 14 minutes ago
    Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) โ€” Japan's prime minister begins his second day of a U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line. …