The seaside town of Hastings is very famous for one thing. In a battle fought almost 1,000 years ago, King Harold of England was shot in the eye by Norman invaders and lost his kingdom after being forced to fight on two fronts.
Two 1958 Ferrari convertibles captured the top prices at a week of classic car auctions in Arizona that raised $248.6 million, an 11 percent advance on the equivalent events last year, according to Hagerty, a U.S.-based classic car price database.
Tiger Woods is four strokes behind Charlie Wi entering the final round of golf’s Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he’s paired with Phil Mickelson as he seeks his first U.S. PGA Tour win since November of 2009.
In August, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to the Black Sea resort of Sochi, where his country is spending a record $48 billion on the 2014 Winter Olympics. A regular visitor, with an official residence in town, Putin watched mixed-martial-arts contests at Oblaka nightclub with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Brandt Snedeker won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by two strokes, continuing his hot start to the U.S. PGA Tour season after runner-up finishes to Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods the previous two weeks.