He called it his favorite hike. Really? That’s quite a claim. He would rather hike Woodchute Trail 102 than any other route, at least in Yavapai County. His hiking experience did not extend much beyond local trails, yet that’s notable recognition for a trail perched above Jerome and Highway 89A.
Buckskin Mountain State Park lies at the north end of the Buckskin Mountains. I discussed the south end in February when I hiked in the vicinity of Gibraltar Mountain.
Many of you know I’m in the middle of a bike ride across the country, promoting tennis and biking, going from San Diego, California, to St. Augustine, Florida.
Last month the NFL announced new media deals with CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN/ABC and Amazon that will net the league $113 billion over 11 years, or $321 million a year per team.
After this week of watching the Masters Invitational with the focus on Georgia and our country witnessing the proliferation of “cancel culture,” resulting in the politicization of businesses and sports, I want to share with you some history and interesting tidbits regarding the first golf major of the year.
It’s not easy to deal inwardly when the ball and your racquet become out of sync, or your opponent isn’t cooperating with what you’re trying tactically against them.
For anyone who wondered why the NCAA refers to its annual basketball tournament as “March Madness,” they now have an answer.
This week’s column deals with the upcoming Masters Invitational. It is not a PGA Tour event but is a true invitational, hosted by the members of Augusta National. It is unique and Augusta National is a hallowed place that is revered by all — golfers and non-golfers.
The NBA called this season's trade deadline the busiest in the last 35 years, with 46 players from 23 teams involved in 16 different deals.
What a name, Lake Pleasant! Must be a pleasant place to be, so let’s take a hike there and see what’s up. Most people come here to boat, rather than hike. However, the range of hiking options has expanded in the past couple of years.
I have gathered some quotes from some famous and some infamous persons. I trust you will enjoy these quotes, maybe identify with some, get a chuckle or two and learn that we have a lot in common with many others that share our quest in playing this fabulous game.
There is no definition for what makes someone the Most Valuable Player in the NBA.
University of Kansas football coach Les Miles lost his job last week for repeated sexual misconduct during his time at Louisiana State University. UK Athletic Director Jeff Long, who hired Miles, was ushered out the door two days later.
We hear about all the today’s top players, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and such, and it’s called for because they are the current players who are making news in the tennis world; but once upon a time there was this kid from Rockhampton, Australia who was catching the eye of top coaches in the bigger cities like Brisbane.
Recently I was at a tournament watching a variety of tournament players gearing up for battle and you could see who was really getting ready to bring it and who were not in the same arena of mental and physical warfare.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most college athletic programs find themselves with declining revenues and increasing expenses. The efforts to address the financial squeeze, which includes the elimination of sports, has led to cries for faculty and students to be included in athletic department decisions.
Having satisfied our desire to cool off by hiking in the snow, it’s time to side with Keith and warm up and dry off by hiking in the Sonoran Desert, namely on a section of the Black Canyon Trail.
The red shirt for Collin Morikawa to wear on Sunday at the Workday Championship never arrived in time.
I asked Keith, “Been hiking recently?” He said, “No.” I asked, “Why not?” He responded, “I don’t want to get my feet wet.”
As the entire sports world knows, the GOAT, aka Tom Brady, became the only player in history to win seven Super Bowl rings when his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7. The win sparked a discussion about whether Tampa Bay can claim the moniker of Titletown USA.