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To innovate is to do something a new way and to have new ideas about how something can be done. I looked up this definition when I found out Instagram golf star Paige Spiranac woul...(full article)

Golf has an MMA problem. That is, its stars, like those of mixed martial arts, keep hitting the mat with a thud just as we're starting to buy into their greatness and set all those...(full article)

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