LAS VEGAS (AP) - They gathered in the bowels of the arena where most of the great fights of the last two decades have taken place, old men now all sharing one shining moment from years gone by. They had come to honor The Greatest, though whether Muhammad Ali remembered who they were or knew what it was all about was a matter of speculation that on this night would go unanswered.
Wind has to be one of my least favorite conditions to fish in.
Yakutat, Alaska's closest neighbor is a glacier the size of Rhode Island.
I guess for as long as there have been anglers; there have been those who simply have to wade out into the current to better catch fish.
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.
For the first time in 10 years I purchased a Powerball ticket.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Saban is concerned about the bowl system.
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The people of St. Louis are in a tizzy, and not just because the team they lifted from Los Angeles could soon be heading back ...
Several years ago, during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche.
MIAMI - The College Football Playoff is a marvelous thing.
Kawhi Leonard has quietly risen to stardom in San Antonio, hardly uttering a word as he captured an NBA Finals MVP, Defensive Player of the ...
Serena Williams had done all the heavy lifting, or so it seemed.
The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged ...
My football clipboard has seen a lot.
Someday I hope to tell stories of how bad the water hyacinth used to be on the Delta.
I am not a Pete Rose fan. I did not like him when he played, I did not like him when he coached. His flattening ...