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.
It seems that as each year passes our daily lives get more hectic and complicated. Along with such increased pressures, it becomes increasingly important for me to find ways to relieve the pressure. Heck, we probably all need to get away from it all slow down our pace, and take the time to relax, contemplate, and recharge our batteries. I have found nothing more relaxing than floatfishing our valley rivers.
LONDON (AP) - They collected their rewards half a world away, in front of a crowd packed with enough big shots to rival the shine of the gold hanging from their necks.
I was reminded of the first time I was given an open-book test this past weekend while out fishing Clark Fork.
RIPON - You do not want to get Ripon High's Breana Barrios angry.
There is still a long road ahead for Manteca, but the Buffaloes made waves with their impressive opening week to the Valley Oak League season.
The week proceeding Labor Day is always a pretty good week to be out on the water.
Manteca's girls golf team suffered its first defeat of the Valley Oak League season on Thursday, but head coach Andrea Hiatt is focused on ...
RIPON – Manteca's Sarah Inderbitzin got a block to steal the serve in the fifth set and then reeled off the final eight service points ...
I fear lately that I've become that "old guy" - the guy who was reluctant to try something new and who has an endless supply ...
STOCKTON – Weston Ranch picked the wrong time to go cold.
LODI - Heather Anderson will get to know a lot about her Lathrop High volleyball team this week, her first as the Spartans' head coach.
Saturday games are a rarity these days for local football teams, but Manteca starts its season with back-to-back weekend tilts.
Some anniversary this is turning out to be.
Legacy Barnes was low medalist with a 51, but it wasn't enough for Sierra in its Valley Oak League opener against Manteca at Manteca ...
STOCKTON – Vanessa Benham and Carlee Mahurin combined to notch 13 aces for Sierra on Tuesday in a 25-11, 25-19, 25-16 sweep over host Franklin in ...
ELK GROVE - Manteca had little trouble getting past Laguna Creek in its nonleague opener Tuesday, rolling to an 8-1 victory.
LIVERMORE - It took a balanced effort for Manteca to sweep past its first opponent of 2016.
Henry Palacios ran wild Saturday with four touchdowns to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity past the Patterson Redskins 40-6 in Cen-Cal action at East Union ...