CHICAGO (AP) - There are few times a rookie quarterback looks good in comparison to Peyton Manning.
With only two dates remaining on the 2012 schedule for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Weekly Racing Series at the Stockton 99 Speedway, the action in last Saturday's program took on an added intensity. Not only were weekly bragging rights on the line, but teams in five divisions were battling for both the Tri-Holiday Classic Series and 2012 season championships.
So three college buddies and an Alaskan decide to play a round at the local golf course.
PARIS (AP) - It surely would be have been more useful for his sport if Tyler Hamilton hadn't waited until this week to tell us what he knows about doping in the Lance Armstrong era.
I always figured that writing an outdoor column had to be extremely easy. How hard can it be? You go fishing and then lie about it. Isn't that what all fishermen do anyway? Wrong. A couple nights ago, I kept wracking my brain, trying to get sufficiently inspired to write something worthy of you folks. Nothing seemed to work, not even wearing my fishing hat. Suddenly I had a brilliant idea! Instead of worrying about it, I'd go out in the fresh air and clear the cobwebs out of my mind by doing a little fishing.
Sometimes you put a foot down wrong and don't find out for a week or two that you actually dislocated a hip. That's how it's going to be if the NFL sticks with its plan to start the regular season with replacement referees - from mild annoyance to major pain to humongous regret. And all because the people in charge are too used to getting their way.
More often than not, hard work doesn't get rewarded.
Even though the racing season is coming to an end faster than a Kardashian marriage, there are still several events on tap at the local tracks in September.
As you may be aware, I have more than a passing interest in politics. Now you may be asking yourself "What's that have to do with fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits?" The answer is "Almost everything." Whether you want to legalize mountain lion hunting because there are too many lions and attacks on women and children are becoming common, or if you want more trout planted in your favorite stream, the answers you get are part of a political process.
It's funny how things have come full circle in my life.
The fish are rising, and they're close.
The IZOD IndyCar Series will have a new look and feel when it returns to the Sonoma Raceway this weekend for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.
In the last few weeks, I have read news articles about a possible mountain lion sighting in the community of Mountain House, west of Tracy, about a moose whose antlers were caught in a backyard swing set in northern Utah, and about a Boy Scout leader who was attacked by a rabid beaver while swimming in New York State.
I received an email this week asking me to remind everyone to "take a kid fishing."
I will never be in the Olympics.
The Warriors have won their first 16 games of the season, which is ridiculous. So talking about them doubling that streak is doubly ridiculous.
Congratulations to the Warriors for going 16-0 out of the gate. Let me express my overriding sentiment about the achievement in two words:
While out fishing with a friend recently, we talked about purchasing new equipment.
TRACY - For the second week in a row, the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity team turned a two-touchdown, fourth-quarter deficit into a playoff overtime victory ...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job.
Sometime in the late 1990s I attended my first Rocky Mountain Elk fundraising dinner. My friend, Joe Mangelos had conned me into attending and I ...
HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Kevin Harvick has made a predictable habit of trying to rattle his opposition when the stakes are at their highest.
The first year I started tournament fishing I went and purchased what I thought was good rain gear. It worked for a few trips but ...
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Most offensive linemen will play their entire careers toiling in obscurity while others get the glory. Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity offensive tackle Cody Ward ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR's new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the ...
The Manteca Cowboys varsity hammered the Tracy Rampage in the DYSA division championship 30-6 Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.
SALINAS - A long day of frustration turned into relief for East Union senior Brooke Riley on Monday.
Manteca (15-8) heads to El Capitan of Merced tonight for what will be its first postseason appearance in four years, and the Buffaloes have a ...