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Lacoste Does the Alphabet Aerobics with M/M (Paris)

Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, the graphic artists behind the alias M/M (Paris), have embodied the best there is in the first of signs and visual identity. From collaborating with Jonathan Anderson for Loewe (in which the aforementioned ...  

American Football

I love watching American football — does that make me a bad person?

The TimesThe Times - Dec 10, 2017
A few years ago, the star NFL quarterback Michael Vick was arrested for running a dogfighting ring in his home. Vick was sent to prison for almost two years. His career never recovered. As an athlete, I just loved Vick. He was thrilling to watch ...  


Illinois deer harvest ahead of last season: Muzzleloader and archery

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times - Dec 11, 2017
The muzzleloader season, despite cold, wind and snow, had a harvest 392 deer ahead of last year. And archery season harvest, through Sunday, continues more than 4,000 deer ahead of last season,. An editorial note: the tracking link for harvest provided ...  


“Kill the Ámpaya!”: On Latin American Baseball Fiction

lareviewofbookslareviewofbooks - Dec 3, 2017
I'M SITTING in the Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana during the championship round of the Cuban baseball season in the spring of 1992. One of the grandstand orators so typical of Caribbean baseball crowds is holding forth on topics like who ought to be ...  


College basketball: Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton ...

NCAA.comNCAA.com - Dec 12, 2017
Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton is exceeding expectations for the Cyclones.  


Double benefits
The Star Online - Dec 10, 2017

Ee Yi said that he had no complaints about the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) about pairing him with new partners. “The coaches are trying their best to find the best partnership. They know best. My responsibility as a player is to give my ...  

Beach Volleyball

Sophia Soderberg is the first junior female to play senior SA beach ...

The AdvertiserThe Advertiser - Dec 4, 2017
SHE may be half their age, size and strength, but Sophia Soderberg does not back down from opponents on the beach. The 13-year-old wonderkid starred on the sand at Glenelg last weekend. Not only is Sophia believed to be the first junior female to play ...  


Pumpkin kayaking and Quidditch voted world's weirdest sports

The SunThe Sun - Dec 8, 2017
Bossaball proved even more baffling, with only 17 per cent of those surveyed able to identify the sport, which has an inflatable court and use of trampolines to score points against your opponent. Over two thirds of those surveyed had no idea what you ...  


The Secret to a Long Life Is Bocce

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 18, 2017
Bocce breathes in the oldest memories of Sammy and this clan of 40-plus men, most in their eighth decade, many of them veterans. My buddy Jimmy Pasto, who grew up in the North End, told me about these characters. There's no other word for them. I was ...  

Body Building


The 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals in America

GolfDigest.comGolfDigest.com - Dec 6, 2017
It didn't happen quickly. Heck, it took decades to permeate. But fitness has become a big part of the conversation about what it takes to improve as a golfer. Players looking to swing better, faster, longer and, they hope, injury-free have turned to ...  

Fitness Gym

Women fuel Michigan explosion in boxing fitness gyms

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Dec 1, 2017
Alexandra Turner crouched over a punching bag on the ground, straddled it, then let loose a fury of punches and elbow strikes. Her ponytail whipped through the air as she landed blow after vicious blow. "Beat it up! Beat it up!," the instructor yelled ...  


Bowling: Ciminelli, Johnson slide into TV spotlight

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Dec 8, 2017
Ciminelli is a member of Team USA that will take on a formidable The World team in a best-of-two format at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. The match was bowled during the PBA World Series of Bowling IX last month and taped for future showing ...  


AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Dec 7, 2017
Google's artificial intelligence sibling DeepMind repurposes Go-playing AI to conquer chess and shogi without aid of human knowledge.  


Cricket: Absence of an Ashes-like contest makes Indian and Pakistani fans feel poorer

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Dec 7, 2017
The first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane attracted 1,30,665 spectators. The second Test attracted 1,99,147 people to set a new attendance record at the Adelaide Oval. Neither Australia nor England may be threatening the top of the rankings right ...  


Club croquet adds another national title to Penn State's list

The Daily Collegian OnlineThe Daily Collegian Online - Dec 1, 2017
Beyond THON and croquet, the club's final goal is the social aspect. Members believe it's a more laid-backed organization than Greek life, THON committees or serious club sports, which are common ways of getting involved at Penn State, and its relaxed ...  


Chicago Hotel Opens Rooftop Curling Rink

NBC ChicagoNBC Chicago - Dec 2, 2017
A Chicago hotel is offering up an opportunity to play one of winter's most popular sports while sipping on high-end drinks and cocktails. The Gwen Hotel, located on the Magnificent Mile, has opened a brand new curling rink on its roof. The rink is open ...  


Cycling: Nkurunziza pedals off Tour du Burundi

africanewsafricanews - Dec 12, 2017
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday flagged off the country's annual cycling event Tour du Burundi. Nkurunziza himself took part in the first few kilometres of the race which attracted over 30 professional cyclists and 50 enthusiasts ...  


Lithuanian capital stages dancesport competition
Xinhua - Dec 3, 2017

Umberto Gaudino (R) and Louise Heise from Denmark compete during the Adult Latin competition at the World Open event of World Dance Sport Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 2, 2017. (Xinhua/Alfredas Pliadis). VILNIUS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The two ...  


Axe-throwing is the new darts at The HUB

The Oakland PressThe Oakland Press - Dec 12, 2017
Axe-throwing is the new darts at The HUB. Ax throwing is made safer with fencing and walls at The HUB Stadium in Auburn Hills. Photo by Stacey Sherman. By Stacey Sherman, For Digital First Media. Posted: 12/11/17, 11:12 AM EST | Updated: 14 hrs ago ...  


Neighborhood Spotlight: Lake View Terrace's vistas, equestrian lifestyle are a whinnying combination

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Dec 8, 2017
Lake View Terrace, like much of northeastern San Fernando Valley, was once part of the great Rancho Tujunga, 6,600 acres of foothills and mountains through which the Tujunga Wash meanders until its waters join the Los Angeles River. Although the ...  

Field Hockey

Mainland's Paige Care is The Press field hockey Player of the Year

Press of Atlantic CityPress of Atlantic City - Dec 9, 2017
Mainland Regional's Paige Care The Press field hockey Player of the Year, Thursday Nov 30, 2017. (The Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer). Edward Lea / Staff Photographer. ×. Viewed 1 of 10. Welcome! We hope that you enjoy our free ...  

Gaelic Football

Only one current player makes our toughest gaelic football XV of all time

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Dec 3, 2017
In the early days when Gaelic football was finding its feet and wrestling matches were commonplace, contenders for a team representing the toughest players of all time were probably in rich supply. Generations and various evolutions later, the task of ...  

Playing Golf

What do you do differently when you play on your own?

National Club GolferNational Club Golfer - Dec 6, 2017
Mark Townsend: I sort of love playing golf alone which is just as well as 90 per cent of my golf is a one-ball. The bad part is I act even stranger than normal, giving a running commentary on the shot ahead and the shot just gone. I rarely putt and I ...  


Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Tuesday, Dec. 5 results
Chicago Daily Herald - Dec 6, 2017

Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Tuesday, Dec. 5 results. *. Buffalo Grove 126.35, Wheeling 125.25. Vault -- 1.(T) Lin (BG) 8.45, Stavros (Whl) 8.45, 3. Greenspan (BG) 8.4. Uneven bars -- 1. Greenspan (BG) 8.0, 2. Morelli (BG) 7.8, 3. Tyner (BG) 7.7 ...  


Goalball comes to River East

Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press - Nov 28, 2017
Goalball's the only sport for blind and visually impaired athletes,” Kerry MacKay, a coach with Manitoba Blind Sport, explained to a class of Grade 10 students at River East Collegiate on Nov. 27. The third-period gym class took part in Manitoba Blind ...  


Swedish women's handball team has viral hit with Zumba dance video

The Local SwedenThe Local Sweden - Dec 11, 2017
Fresh off the back of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the World Women's Handball Championship for the first time since 2001, the Swedish women's handball team have also chalked up a further success after one of their Instagram videos went viral ...  


Thug battered mum and dad before hurling tiles at police in two hour rooftop stand-off

Liverpool EchoLiverpool Echo - Dec 11, 2017
Thug battered mum and dad before hurling tiles at police in two hour rooftop stand-off. Jordan Nicholl, 24, had been threatening to kill himself after a drunken row with his girlfriend. Share; Comments. By. Jonathan HumphriesCourt Reporter. 16:10, 11 ...  

Jai Alai

Apartments and town homes planned at old Tampa Jai-Alai fronton site

TBO.comTBO.com - Dec 5, 2017
TAMPA — Exotic and even rakish in its charms, the Tampa Jai Alai fronton is long gone, closed and torn down nearly 20 years ago. But soon part of the storied South Tampa property could be reborn with a new purpose and a new Mediterranean-inspired name ...  


El Nacional de korfball ya tiene un campeón local

LMCipolletti.comLMCipolletti.com - Dec 3, 2017
El Club Cipolletti se coronó campeón del Nacional de korfball en la modalidad tradicional (ocho jugadores, cuatro de cada sexo) al vencer en la final a Córdoba 13 a 2. Completó el podio el combinado de Río Gallegos. En el inicio del certamen Argentino ...  

Bmx Racing

Cape BMX racer was riding high at nationals

The News-PressThe News-Press - Dec 6, 2017
The entire Jones family is involved in BMX Racing. “Their mother, Jill, is scared to death, worrying about them crashing,” he said. “Her brothers are very supportive, hugging her after a race.” Brady and Owen Jones, both Christa McCauliffe students ...  

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton abused after picking up his Formula One title in ...

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Dec 9, 2017
LEWIS HAMILTON picked up the Formula One title in Paris - then got abused by keyboard warriors on Twitter.  


NASCAR, Whelen Engineering announce multi-year extensions

NascarNascar - Dec 7, 2017
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) — NASCAR and Whelen Engineering, Inc. announced today multi-year extensions to continue its entitlement sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series through 2024. Additionally ...  

Drag Racing

Fox TV releases 2018 NHRA Mello Yello drag-racing series schedule

Fox Sports and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced the release of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series television schedule, highlighted by live broadcast network coverage of the “Western Swing” (Denver, Sonoma and Seattle) and the ...  

Drag Car

Perth drag racer Errol Quartermaine escapes injury in spectacular ...

The West AustralianThe West Australian - Dec 3, 2017
A Perth drag car driver has remarkably walked away “without a scratch” from a spectacular high-speed crash at the Kwinana Motorplex on Saturday night.  


Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1962 US Nationals

NHRA.comNHRA.com - Dec 1, 2017
Throughout 2017, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: the 1962 U.S. Nationals. 01 Dec 2017. Posted by NHRA.com staff. Share. Share on ...  

Funny Cars

Big shows coming to US 131 Motorsports Park in 2018

MLive.comMLive.com - Dec 1, 2017
Funny Cars and Top Fuel Dragsters. Fords and German makes. Pro Modifieds, Jet Cars and wheelstanders. If it has wheels, there's a good chance that drag racing fans will see it flying down U.S. 131 Motorsports Park next season. Martin Dragway officials ...  

Top Fuel Dragster

Richie Crampton named to drive Kalitta Motorsports' 2nd Top Fuel ...

NBC Sports - Motorsports (blog)NBC Sports - Motorsports (blog) - Dec 6, 2017
What was originally a seven-race fill-in opportunity has now turned into a full-time ride for Richie Crampton in 2018 with Kalitta Motorsports.  

Motorcycle Racing

Latus Motors Racing Leaving Series Due To New Class Changes

Latus Motors Racing team owner George Latus has announced his team will not participate in the 2018 MotoAmerica series due to the class structuring. Latus said, “I don't think there is anyone more passionate about motorcycle racing than me but after ...  


Premix 2 Available Now

Transworld MotocrossTransworld Motocross - Dec 5, 2017
At the pinnacle of our sport, two-stroke motocross bikes have been reduced to sweet memories. The crisp bark of a finely tuned 125, the throaty growl of a clean-running 250, plumes of sweet-smelling blue smoke…we miss it all just as much as you do so ...  

Go Kart

NASKART's SuperCharged Indoor Go Kart Racing and SuperJump ...

GlobeNewswire (press release)GlobeNewswire (press release) - Dec 11, 2017
NORWICH, Conn., Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASKARTRacing.com's SuperCharged Indoor Go Kart Racing and SuperJump Trampoline Park, the #1 sports entertainment center for the entire family, based in the village of Montville, CT, announced that it ...  


Netball: Singapore hope home fans will blow Hong Kong away ...

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Dec 4, 2017
They had just lost 51-64 to Swaziland in their Mission Foods Nations Cup match, but to their supporters who stayed behind for autographs and pictures last night, Singapore's netballers were still heroines.. Read more at straitstimes.com.  


Locally: Tyson McGuffin takes title at USA Pickleball National Championships
The Spokesman-Review - Dec 3, 2017

Tyson McGuffin got on a roll in the USA Pickleball National Championships and rode the momentum to his first major title. The 24-year-old tennis and pickleball pro at the PEAK Tennis Center in Hayden won six consecutive matches without losing a game ...  

Pocket Billiards

Totally True Gaming News Round Up Special: 5 Games We Made Up By Changing One Letter

GameSpewGameSpew - Dec 4, 2017
A follow-up to 2005's Pocket Billiards, Pocket League has you managing and controlling a team of tiny, tiny footballers. Can you guide your team to victory, or will your quest come to a sticky end when they fall off the table that serves as the game's ...  


New Powerboat Race Planned For Lake Of The Ozarks In September 2018
Lake Expo - Nov 15, 2017

That event will take place in September, and Lake of the Ozarks Lake Race spokesperson Mike Shepherd says Lake Race (an Offshore Powerboating Association event) will be partnering with RWO for the big race. “Lake Race has an agreement in concept with ...  


Clean sweep for Pakistani women at powerlifting competition

Geo News, PakistanGeo News, Pakistan - Dec 10, 2017
Sybil, Twinkle and Saniha won four gold medals each in their respective categories.  


Faulty positioning in rugby tackles boosts injury risk

ReutersReuters - Dec 7, 2017
“When we did our own comprehensive head injury study in late 2016, the specialist working group identified technique as a key focus area, and the tackle law amendment in January was aimed at adjusting the technique of the tackler to remove the player ...  


Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang Clan Album "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Could Be Seized By The Government

BustleBustle - Dec 2, 2017
According to court documents filed Thursday, the U.S. government wants to seize the Wu-Tang Clan album that Martin Shkreli, the imprisoned former pharmaceuticals CEO, is believed to possess. Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy in ...  


Hole in floor fails to dent Nick Matthew's bid for world squash title

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Dec 12, 2017
The sight of a carpenter sanding and chipping away on court added to the array of bizarre stoppages which squash has experienced over the years thanks to a hole in the floor at the AJ Bell World Championships on Tuesday. The incident occurred mid-match ...  


US Youth Sailing World Championship Team Ready to Race In Sanya, China

US SAILING (press release)US SAILING (press release) - Dec 11, 2017
Sanya, China – Racing begins on Monday at the 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship in Sanya, China (December 11-16) and 14 American athletes will join 374 competitors from 60 nations at the world's premier junior sailing event. US Sailing comes into ...  


Stanford Cardinal men's soccer team beats Indiana Hoosiers in ...

ESPNESPN - Dec 11, 2017
The Cardinal are building a dynasty in Palo Alto, as the men's soccer team captured its third straight NCAA championship. Sam Werner tallied a double-overtime goal to secure a 1-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.  

Table Tennis

Table tennis outing unites Hong Kong youth and bank volunteers for a good cause
South China Morning Post - Dec 10, 2017

I hope they can come again so I can have someone to practise table tennis with.” The winning team was awarded medals, while everyone who took part received a certificate. The volunteers then stayed behind to continue playing with the children. Hang ...  


Tennis ace Eugenie Bouchard snapping relaxing with Super Bowl date to whom she lost a Twitter bet earlier this year

The SunThe Sun - Dec 7, 2017
TENNIS ace Eugenie Bouchard has been snapped cuddled up on her sofa with the Super Bowl date to whom she lost a Twitter bet. The Canadian star, 23, was reunited with John Goehrke after the unlikely pair went on a date following the New England Patriots ...  


Fun-loving Cosy Burnett leads BYU into NCAA women's volleyball ...

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Dec 7, 2017
(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young's Cosy Burnett (2) celebrates with her teammates Brigham Young's Mary Lake (18) Brigham Young's Veronica Jones-Perry (12) Brigham Young's Sydnie Martindale (9) Brigham Young's Sara Hamson (22) and ...  


Photos: Walnut defeats Temple City 13-10 Semifinal Waterpolo

The San Gabriel Valley TribuneThe San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Nov 9, 2017
Walnut's Kyle Green (C) reacts after scoring against Temple City in the second half of a semifinal waterpolo match at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Walnut won 13-10. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena ...  


Racquetball league play begins Jan. 14
Brattleboro Reformer - Dec 5, 2017

BRATTLEBORO — The 2018 Brattleboro RacquetSports racquetball league will soon be underway. Registration for the Brattleboro Racquetball League closes Jan. 7 and the first week of play will begin on Jan. 14, with the playoffs scheduled for March 10 ...  


Nineteen staff 'left without pay' as trampolining centre shuts suddenly before Christmas

WalesOnlineWalesOnline - Dec 8, 2017
Nineteen staff 'left without pay' as trampolining centre shuts suddenly before Christmas. 'I've got two kids, a wife, a mortgage and bills... there's literally no money left'. Share. By. Marcus Hughes. 12:12, 8 DEC 2017; Updated 13:56, 8 DEC 2017. News ...  

Weight Lifting

Hello Jerry Mailbag: Western Movies, Weight lifting and Wedding Planning Tips for the Uninitiated

Black Heart Gold PantsBlack Heart Gold Pants - Dec 8, 2017
Q: In the spirit of the outlaw Josey Jewell's last game as a Hawk. 3 favorite western movies. Go. — @Woodshed55242. Hello Jerry: In spirit of the outlaw who, Bee-tee-dubbya, is now a Sports Illustrated first-team All-American but not a Butkus finalist ...  

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball tourney, adaptive sports expo this weekend

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Nov 11, 2017
More than 100 athletes will compete. Above, the Arizona Storm Women and University of Arizona D2 at October's Duel in the Desert in Phoenix. Courtesy of SAAS. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. A bevy of talented athletes — including several ...  


Meet the Jogging Stroller That Parents and Kids Alike Adore

Runner's WorldRunner's World - Dec 8, 2017
Whether it's a favorite pair of shoes, a beloved set of mittens, or even a trusty thermos, we've all fallen in love with products that makes our running lives better. With Man, I Just Love This… we at Runner's World have decided to share some of our ...  


Firefighter to run half-marathon in full gear to raise funds for fallen first responders

KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio - Dec 3, 2017
SAN ANTONIO - On Sunday morning, more than 20,000 runners will hit the streets to participate in the 10th annual Humana Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Out of all those runners, only one will be running the race in full firefighting gear. San Antonio ...  


Local runner excels in Chimera 100 Mile Ultramarathon

Seward City NewsSeward City News - Dec 7, 2017
Local resident Joe Nyholm, 25, recently completed a strenuous ultramarathon. The Chimera 100 Mile race is rated as one of the toughest trail 100-mile races in the country with over 22,000′ of elevation gain. The name refers to a figure out of Greek ...  


IRON WOMAN: Soon-to-be teacher completes 140-mile triathlon

Valley morning StarValley morning Star - Dec 10, 2017
Instead, she had been training to do something she had never done before: complete a full Ironman race. The famous triathlon known as the Ironman, tests athletes in swimming, running and cycling over a 140-mile distance. Ruiz is a member of iTRY RGV, a ...  


Parkour athlete takes flight on the streets of Flint

MLive.comMLive.com - Dec 4, 2017
The 27-year-old Flint native practices a sport called parkour, and so for him, walls become launch pads for front-flips and backflips. Railings serve as platforms for leaps and vaults. Stairwells can be spanned with a run and a dive. Sidewalks turn ...  


Koopa Freerunning Races
IGN - Nov 18, 2017

Once you have completed the Main Story in Super Mario Odyssey, you'll find Koopa Freerunning Races in almost every Kingdom. You can compete against the Roving Racers in these challenges to be the first to get to a goal point somewhere on the map. If ...  


Runners learn better technique, form at ChiRunning workshop

Frederick News PostFrederick News Post - Jan 11, 2016
ChiRunning instructor Mark Lawrence, right, leads a class of six runners through learning the ChiRunning technique, which has helped millions walk and run more comfortably with less effort by improving alignment and efficiency while reducing impact and ...  

Adventure Racing

Holiday deals and events at City Creek Center will get you in the spirit and save you money

Good4UtahGood4Utah - Dec 4, 2017
Men's and Women's Speedcross shoes: Ideal for off-road adventure racing, the Speedcross trail shoes offer cushioning and traction on muddy single track, dusty roads and snow fields. SUUNTO watches for men and women come in a variety of colors and sizes ...  

Highland Games

Let the Highland games begin

Belton JournalBelton Journal - Dec 2, 2017
The Highland Games, having over 600 hundred attendees, is the second largest held event for both organizations. The first being an orienteering competition which was just under 1,300 attendees. At both events, there was a level of competition the ...  

Mountain Climbing

The Forgotten Female Hero of Mountain Climbing

OZYOZY - Nov 16, 2017
Some names will forever be synonymous with mountain climbing. George Mallory, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Reinhold Messner … these names are known by enthusiasts ranging from armchair mountaineers to accomplished alpinists. Far fewer remember the ...  

Horse Racing

Solomini DQ'd from Los Alamitos Futurity victory; McKinzie wins

Horse Racing NationHorse Racing Nation - Dec 9, 2017
McKinzie took all the money and, despite crossing the wire second, was also awarded the win Saturday after stewards disqualified his Bob Baffert-trained stablemate from a victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity. Back from a ...  

Camel Racing

New track for camel racing soon to be built near Riyadh

Arab NewsArab News - Nov 9, 2017
A new camel race track will soon be built at the Saudi Camel Village in Riyadh. (SPA file photo). Related Articles. Janadriyah festival starts with camel race · Egypt camel racers hope desert sport will spread to fresh pastures · World's biggest camel ...  


How Lake Stevens' Walles rediscovered his love for swimming

The Daily HeraldThe Daily Herald - Dec 12, 2017
That is a swimming thing. If you only enjoy winning and dropping time, that's a lot of time you spend in the pool not enjoying it.” Victories and times defined whether or not Walles enjoyed swimming. But as Walles aged, hit high school and encountered ...  


Birgit Skarstein boosted by rowing success
International Paralymic Committee - Dec 5, 2017

When Birgit Skarstein makes her Nordic skiing debut at the season-opening World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup on 9 December, she will do so carrying plenty of positive momentum, thanks to a successful rowing season that saw her win the World ...  


Sculling for Trump

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Jul 24, 2017
Sculling for Trump. Dion Cini says he spends every weekday rowing the Hudson River with a flag that says, “Trump 2020.” He promises to do it until the election. By Andrew Marantz. Last week, the future looked grim for Trump loyalists. Robert Mueller's ...  

Wind Surfing

Northwave Sails sews up success

Dalles ChronicleDalles Chronicle - Nov 7, 2017
#That principle has helped the wind surfing business deal with turbulent flow as the wind-based water sport industry changed over the last 30 years. #Northwave Sails got its start in the early 1980s in the Seattle area, focused on making windsurfing ...  

Kite Surfing

Security tight as beach festival kicks off in Diani, Kwale County

Daily NationDaily Nation - Dec 9, 2017
Some of the 500 skydivers from over 32 countries register for the Diani Beach Festival at Safari Beach Hotel on December 9, 2017. The festival will be hosting a 10-day skydive boogie, kite surfing competition, water sports among other events. PHOTO ...  

Scuba Diving

Three Scuba Diving Habits That Helped Me Build My Business

ForbesForbes - Nov 28, 2017
I made a completely last minute decision to try scuba diving for one reason only – I inherently trusted the people responsible for me. In scuba diving, it's not recommended to ever be on your own: you're instructed to always go with a buddy, so that ...  

Cave Diving

To depths unimagined: Cave diving in Roubidoux Spring

Waynesville Daily GuideWaynesville Daily Guide - Nov 18, 2017
It's dark, enclosed and you can't breathe without a tank, but it's a whole new world and many people enjoy the adventure of cave diving. Cave diving seems to be gaining in popularity. A popular place cave divers can go is right here in the local area ...  


Oxygen review: William Trubridge on the spritual depths of freediving

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Nov 29, 2017
From the opening of this memoir, you know you are in good hands as William Trubridge plumbs the spiritual depths of freediving: the sensation of shedding the physical self and the ego to achieve a state of awareness "like a camera filming in darkness ...  


Oregon visitor dies after Maui snorkeling expedition

Maui NowHawaii News Now - Nov 18, 2017
A 56-year-old man died at Maui's Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on Friday afternoon after authorities said he became ill while snorkeling.  


How to get a real Czech experience rafting down the Vltava River

The IndependentThe Independent - Dec 5, 2017
This year, I decided to join their ranks, taking a 20-mile self-guided raft trip from Vyssi Brod, near the Austrian border, to Cesky Krumlov, at the heart of southern Bohemia. Intrepid as it seems, “self-guided” on the Vltava is the done thing, but ...  


Wrapping it up after kiteboarding

theday.comtheday.com - Dec 6, 2017
Charlie Jacobson, a student at the Coast Guard Academy, carries his kite out of. Buy Photo. Charlie Jacobson, a student at the Coast Guard Academy, carries his kite out of the water after a morning of kiteboarding on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Ocean ...  

Water Skiing

Barefoot water-skiing keeps 74-year-old Judy Myers young

Purpose 2 PlayPurpose 2 Play - Nov 28, 2017
The sport has given Myers so much that she's paying it forward by teaching others, particularly women, how to barefoot water-ski at the World Barefoot Center in Winter Haven, FL. She's also helping others get back into the sport they once loved. For ...  

Whitewater Kayaking

Kayak Guiding in the San Juans
Whitman Pioneer - Dec 7, 2017

Because of my experience with whitewater kayaking, there were certain things that I already knew how to do. On this trip, I learned how to help others learn things from a peer role rather than an official leadership role. Another lesson I learned was ...  

Whitewater Rafting

Mad River Boat Trips introduces fine dining to its whitewater rafting trips down the Snake River
ITCM - Dec 1, 2017

Riverside buffet-style meals are part of Mad River's whitewater rafting experiences down the Snake River, which will become the highlight of any trip to Jackson Hole. Professional, experienced river trip guides navigate rafters through the twists and ...  

Sailboat Racing

Saving handicap racing: Now what do we do?

Three Sheets Northwest (blog)Three Sheets Northwest (blog) - Dec 8, 2017
Back in October our friend at Sailish.com, Kurt Hoehne, began the noble quest of finding out what can be done to save handicap sailboat racing in the Pacific Northwest through a survey on the topic. Well, the people spoke, answered his survey and here ...  

Boat Building

Gold Coast boat building giant Maritimo has snapped up a 3ha site ...

Gold Coast BulletinGold Coast Bulletin - Dec 2, 2017
A GOLD Coast boat building giant is tripling its footprint at its Coomera base.  


Catamaran capsize on Lake Burley Griffin

The Canberra TimesThe Canberra Times - Dec 3, 2017
Intensive care paramedics have treated a 15-year-old boy whose catamaran capsized on Lake Burley Griffin.  

Alpine Skiing

Alpine skiing: Hirscher defies difficult conditions to win slalom

ReutersReuters - Dec 10, 2017
VAL D'ISERE (Reuters) - Six-times overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher defied difficult conditions to win the slalom at Val d'Isere on Sunday. Skiing - Men's Alpine Ski World Cup Slalom - Val d´Isere, France - December 10, 2017 Austria's Marcel ...  

Cross Country Skiing

Five For Friday: Cross-Country Skiing

TeamUSA.orgTeamUSA.org - Dec 8, 2017
Jessie Diggins crosses the finish line to claim bronze in the women's cross-country team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on Feb. 26, 2017 in Lahti, Finland. Five For Friday: Figure Skating · Five For Friday: Freestyle Skiing ...  

Nordic Skiing

Metro high school gymnastics and nordic skiing preview capsules

Coach's comments: "We are excited to have our program back at Moorhead High for the first time in 17 years. We have 10 new gymnasts on our team this year and I look for Lily Mathern, Morgan Shekore and Mady Dahl to be varsity contributors. With more ...  


Skijoring comes to Kalispell's Rebecca Farm

The MissoulianThe Missoulian - Dec 10, 2017
KALISPELL — Over the next few weeks, Sarah Broussard will be anxiously watching the weather forecast and praying for snow. If it doesn't come by the end of the month, she'll put her father's calculations on how many truckloads of the white stuff are ...  

Ice Hockey

Dumfries revels in ice hockey role

BBC NewsBBC News - Dec 10, 2017
Some of the top talent in the sport is showcased in south west Scotland for the sixth year in a row.  


Watch Big Air snowboarding from Germany

CBC.caCBC.ca - Dec 1, 2017
Truchon, Blouin miss podium in 1st snowboard big air World Cup event of season · Recovering Mark McMorris heads Down Under as push to Olympics begins · SCHEDULE & RESULTS: Freestyle skiing & snowboarding. Click on the video player above to watch action ...  


Because we never stop hiking: 6 of Colorado's best snowshoeing trails to enjoy in the winter

The Denver ChannelThe Denver Channel - Nov 12, 2017
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Ski Jumping

Norway beats Poland in team event at ski jumping World Cup

FOXSports.comFOXSports.com - Dec 9, 2017
Norway beats Poland in team event at ski jumping World Cup. AP Dec 9, 2017 at 1:45p ET. 0. Shares. TITISEE-NEUSTADT, Germany (AP) Norway's team held off Poland's challenge to win a ski jumping World Cup on Saturday. Daniel Andre Tande led his Norwegian ...  

Speed Skating

Athletes take to the rink for Speed Skating championships

Good4UtahGood4Utah - Dec 11, 2017
KEARNS, Utah (News4Utah) - World class speed skaters from around the world competed in Kearns this weekend. Skaters from more than twenty countries raced in the World Cup Speed Skating competition held at Utah's Olympic Oval, in races ranging from 500 ...  


Snowmobiling in Western NY: 5 top trails around Buffalo

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - Dec 6, 2017
With ample acreage and precipitation from December-March (generally speaking), snowmobiling routes mapped out by clubs and parks departments crisscross the region. Snowmobiling is a rural endeavor, happening on flat, open land, which is in great ...  

Figure Skating

Catching Up With Figure Skating Champion Nathan Chen

ParadeParade - Dec 6, 2017
That love for the ice has served him well. The 2017 U.S. men's figure skating champion is gearing up for the 2018 Winder Olympics in PyeongChang. Afterwards, he will be a guest in Stars on Ice. Known as the first man to land five quadruple jumps in one ...  

Freestyle Skiing

SMS Students score at Freestyle Skiing competitions

The Manchester JournalThe Manchester Journal - Nov 29, 2017
STRATTON — World Cup skiers in Killington weren't the only competitors carving their way down the slopes recently — two students from the Stratton Mountain School competed in World Cup Freeskiing events in Europe last week, bringing a local face to ...  

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