BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Because it is turning out better than expected, the World Cup is doing more good than harm to brand Brazil. The opposite is true for Brazil's brand of football.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The one thing Rory McIlroy won't lack heading into this U.S. Open is advice. In the few weeks since his breakup with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, only some of it has been worth much.
LODI - Manteca High's baseball team arrived earlier than it normally would for most games and this one ended up starting an hour later than its scheduled 6 o'clock start.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Hunter-Reay was deeply disappointed when his 2012 championship was overshadowed by IndyCar politics. His breakthrough moment was largely ignored by the league as it fought with yet another CEO.
Did you ever have a day fishing when everything went absolutely perfect? Those are the days that keep us going back out on the streams, ponds, and fields for decades to seek that perfect day.
Growing up, I never used to wear sunglasses. Looking back, I can't believe that I fished as long as I did without sunglasses.
About 10 years ago, I started a fishing club at the school where I work. We practiced several times a week and I taught them how to cast, tie knots, spool their reels, and anything else that I thought they would need to know to get them started.
It's Saturday. This morning I woke up, had an omelet made with a couple eggs from a dozen that cost $2.50, filled up my truck ($4.25 a gallon) and drove to the river .9 miles down the road for my 42nd day of fishing so far in 2014.
Several times I have encouraged folks to donate money to conservation organizations that assist the wild critters we all love. It's good advice for those who can afford it, but what can you do if money is tight? It seems as though this recession has affected all of us to some extent. Unfortunately the recession has also affected charitable groups as well. At a time when the need is greatest non-profits are also hit with reduced contributions.
Last week I wrote about taking my dad out fishing for the day.
The historic Stockton 99 Speedway will kick-off its 2014 season this Saturday, April 5 with a big five-division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.
Recent articles in the world news media have disclosed that our government, specifically the NSA, has been monitoring and recording the phone calls and emails of hundreds of millions of people all around the world. Ostensibly the eavesdropping is to detect and prevent acts of terrorism but substantial numbers of people aren't convinced. Folks on the other side of the equation ask the rhetorical question: "If you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?" The fact is private information in the hands of others can harm you. Here's an example.
RIPON – From one of the top junior college offenses in California to one of the most explosive in the entire nation at the Division I level.
Last weekend I decided to take my dad trout fishing at Lake Pardee.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn't even thinking about victory.
I've learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing.
Jim Harbaugh went on and on, as if his incessant whining would overturn the result of what was, in effect, a playoff game before the ...
Thanksgiving, as we know it in the United States, has deep roots in the history of our culture.
TRACY – In a battle of undefeated teams the East County Lions blanked the Manteca Cowboys in the second half Saturday to win the DYSA Varsity ...
TRACY - The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity overcame injuries, turnovers and horrible field conditions Sunday to take a late lead after a two-score halftime deficit only ...
Two former area football standouts from the Class of 2011 are making some noise out of state.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - The congratulatory messages started rolling in long before Jimmie Johnson had finished his obligatory championship photos. Larry Bird. Mia Hamm. Michael Phelps ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sergey Kovalev was knocking out everyone put in front of him when his handlers went to HBO a few years back asking ...
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity pummeled the Tracy Raiders 40-0 Saturday in the
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When William Byron's engine exploded less than 10 laps away from his seventh win of the season, his chance to ...
We're a nation bitterly divided.
If you would have asked me years ago what time of the year was my favorite time to fish, I would have said the spring.
Luke Weaver shredded the Tracy Cougars defense for three touchdowns and ran for another on Saturday to lead the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity to ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Only an amateur would fill out a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship bracket and not mark Kevin Harvick down for ...
It was May of 1960, on my 12th birthday, that I got my first gun. It was a Winchester Model 69a which was a bolt ...