The pretenders were as obedient as ever and folded early, just like they always seemed to when Tiger Woods was in his prime.
The end of football season marks both a happy and sad time for me.
If you're like me, a cold messes with your head before it infects it.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tom Brady was one of the last ones out of the shower, perhaps hoping some extra hot water would help take the sting out of a crushing Super Bowl loss. In a nearly deserted New England Patriots locker room, he sat, wearily pulling on his boots, the pained look on his face never changing.
I almost hate to mention that spring is almost here, but it is!
To understand fully the quandary I faced Saturday, I'll have to volunteer that the first time I remember my cell phone ringing while fishing was in 2007. I was trout fishing on the Klawock River back home, where reception is spotty at best. But the call made it through and lit up my pocket. Though I was fishing and I risked setting a precedent, I answered. After all, it was my mom and it was about dinner.
Over the years I've been writing this column, I often refer to the fact that just being outdoors is good therapy for me. Whenever I get wound up and agitated, an outdoor excursion seems to help relieve the tension. Although fishing is my favorite outdoor pastime, I also get peace of mind from hunting, photography, plinking tin cans or just a walk in the woods.
Several years ago in an angler's online forum, I wrote about our artificial baits becoming better than the fisherman.
I stood for a moment atop the steps and looked down at the rows of lodges, outfitters, fly shops and other booths in the fly-fishing building at the International Sportsman's Expo in Sacramento.
Joe Paterno had barely hung up the phone when his wife of 50 years picked it up and redialed the number scrawled on the slip of paper.
Every so often there is a gun control measure put on the ballot for voters to consider. Most such measures are misguided efforts to reduce violent crime. The theory behind such restrictive gun measures seems to be based on the idea that if it's harder to obtain a gun, then violent crime rates will drop. Ironically, the exact opposite has been proven true time after time.
The season began with fans brawling in the stands, and a quarterback who didn't seem worth fighting for.
I could feel it deep down in my fisherman soul. Apparently it showed on my face too.
Recently there have been several news stories documenting the return of the Grey Wolf to California. So far it's only one wolf, wearing a tracking collar that has definitely been recorded appearing in Siskiyou County and then in Plumas County in Northern California.
After what seemed like the perfect swan song and the picturesque way to hang up his whistle, Bill Slikker tip-toed off into the sunset after a 14-0 Valley Oak League championship run as Weston Ranch head coach in 2008.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nobody seems better prepared for the third round of NASCAR's playoffs than Team Penske, which has led 662 of the last ...
Thomas Huerta of Weston Ranch won the boys Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Subsection Cross Country Championship at Frogtown in Angels Camp on Saturday, completing the ...
I love being in the outdoors, especially in the wilderness. Along with the wilderness however come isolated incidents that I refer to as the pucker ...
ROSEVILLE - Local competitors drew tough first-round assignments Thursday morning in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch has the talent to compete, but in its wild come-from-behind victory in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs ...
LIVINGSTON - The ball did not bounce Sierra's way in the final minutes of its road loss in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section ...
PATTERSON - A free kick midway through the first half was the difference in East Union's 1-0 loss to third-seeded Patterson on Thursday.
I don't know a more stubborn angler than myself. I'm often so concerned with keeping things simple that I end up missing out ...
It has been four years since East Union and Manteca have made the playoffs for volleyball, and their reward for ending that skid are road ...
East Union (12-3-2) and Sierra (16-8-2) are taking on the best of the Western Athletic Conference tonight when the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs resume. Both contests ...
The Manteca High girls tennis team is advancing in the postseason for the first time under ninth-year coach MaryAnn Tolbert after ousting visiting Central Valley ...
The Manteca Cowboys varsity throttled the Tracy Buccaneers 40-8 Saturday in second-round DYSA playoff action at Dino Cunial Field.
STOCKTON - Steady rain coupled with cold and some winds made conditions at Monday's 2015 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament less than ideal.
CHARLOTTE, N.C - When Matt Kenseth steered Joey Logano into the wall, the crowd roared its approval as a veteran driver delivered old-school payback.
Last week, a Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis was robbed at gun point, and it was the final straw for owner Art Bouvier.