While there were certainly ghosts of last year’s Ryder Cup collapse, there were few who expected a repeat on Sunday. The International side had fallen behind by six matches by the time foursome play ended in the morning, leaving it needing an even bigger collapse than the 10-6 fiasco that cost the U.S. that event. The tournament in and of itself felt anticlimactic. Not only did the United States pull ahead to a massive lead in fourball and foursome play, inclement weather continually halted the Presidents Cup and left schedules in flux. Coupled with NBC putting Sunday’s action in tape delayyes, that still exists in 2013 for some god-awful reasonthe event ended with a shrug rather than a Tiger-esque roar. Luckily, in today’s information age, we have the ability enjoy things the way we want. Those who cared knew the United States had clinched the event hours before the delayed coverage told them, and those fans know that it wasn’t always as locked in as it seemed. With that in mind, let’s look back on the event that was and give a couple of the biggest takeaways from the 2013 Presidents Cup. So…What’s the Deal With This Presidents Cup/Ryder Cup Dichotomy? David Cannon/Getty Images As established in the introduction, the United States has won five straight Presidents Cup events. The last time the United Stateslost a Presidents Cup was during the Clinton administration. The last non-win for the U.S. was a draw in 2003, and the 2013 host country has an overall record of 8-1-1 in the event since its inception. It’s worth noting here that the Presidents Cup has only been around since 1994.
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United States Steel Corporation : Workers and employers face off at Supreme Court
In the other, an employee aims to limit the ability of private-sector unions to sign up members. It would constitute a significant blow to the labor movement were the court, split 5-4 between Republican and Democratic presidential appointees, to rule against the unions in both cases, legal experts say. During the term that begins October 7 and ends in June, the nine-member court, led by Republican-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts, also will consider President Barack Obama’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board and take up the issue of whether workers at a steel plant should get paid for the time it takes to change into safety gear. Despite the current federal government shutdown, the court is scheduled to function normally until at least October 11, the court said on Thursday. Among the 47 cases the court has already agreed to hear, 28 involve or affect business interests, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the main group representing corporate America before the court. The court can be expected to accept about 70 cases per term. In the last term, which ended in June, the Chamber received a favorable outcome in 14 of the 18 cases in which it filed friend-of-the-court briefs, prompting progressive legal groups to renew complaints that the court has become too pro-business. It’s a statistic that concerns Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the largest labor federation in the country. “The Supreme Court we have is the best friend that corporate America has ever had,” he told Reuters in an August interview. It’s a categorization that both the Chamber and lawyers who represent businesses dispute.