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NASCAR Drivers Start Your Enginesnew

I stubbornly repeat: NASCAR drivers are not athletes.
Dallas Observer  |  Richie Whitt  |  04-06-2009  |  Sports

A Soundtrack To Sweat Tonew

Most New Year's resolutions involve exercise, but what will you listen to?
East Bay Express  |  Kathleen Richards  |  01-15-2009  |  Music

If Parkour Ever Takes Off, Michael 'Frosti' Zernow Could be One of its First Starsnew

Thousands of people are believed to practice parkour in the US, and Frosti is one of the most widely recognized. At five-foot-eight with a sinewy build, multiethnic features, and short black hair that's often pushed into a fauxhawk, he has a distinctive look.
Chicago Reader  |  Rich Knight  |  01-12-2009  |  Sports

Busting Balls: 20 Ways To Improve Sportsnew

We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame.
Boston Phoenix  |  Lance Gould  |  01-09-2009  |  Sports

Avery Johnson Won't Be Out of Basketball for Longnew

NBA star-turned-coach Avery Johnson went from Coach of the Year with the Dallas Mavericks to losing his job in April.
Gambit  |  Adam Norris  |  12-16-2008  |  Sports

Can a Kimbo Slice Protege Become a Ghetto Superstar?new

Dhafir Harris could be on his way to becoming the Dana White of the ghetto. White is the pugnacious ex-boxing trainer who transformed MMA from a fringe sport into a multimillion-dollar business through Ultimate Fighting Championship. Harris believes he can blaze a similar path by putting on backyard brawls.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  12-15-2008  |  Sports

Run, Josh, Runnew

SN&R writer Josh Fernandez trains through a lifetime of addiction.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Josh Fernandez  |  12-03-2008  |  Culture

Phys Ed in Michigan Isn't What it Used to Benew

With attention to both the rising rate of childhood obesity and the emphasis on test results, Michigan school districts are revisiting their game plans for gym classes. Their playbooks reduce the focus on competitive sports and increase it on lifestyle fitness activities that will help create healthier kids now and fitter adults in the future.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  11-25-2008  |  Education

A Gold Medal Lockdownnew

Former swimming superstar Rick DeMont has triumphed over an ordeal that could've crushed him.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  11-20-2008  |  Sports

Skiing on the Levelnew

Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  11-19-2008  |  Sports

Florida Panthers and Prodigy Jay Bouwmeester Toil in Obscuritynew

Last year, the Panthers lost 25 games by only one goal, a statistic that suggests they're on the brink -- or they're merely victims of bad luck. If they could just start quickly this year, maybe the fans would follow, and then this franchise could finally have what it has missed for a decade: momentum.
Miami New Times  |  Thomas Francis  |  11-17-2008  |  Sports

MMA's Unsung Pioneer: 'Grapple Girl' Michelle Farrownew

Women's MMA is finally on the up, but at 42, Farrow's past her fighting prime -- and she's facing the fact that other women will reap the benefits she's sown in bruises and blood.
Phoenix New Times  |  Niki D'Andrea  |  11-11-2008  |  Sports

Neon is Officially Back in Fashion on the Slopesnew

Skiing has a bright future. And not just because the world's most popular winter sport has regained its long-standing edge over its upstart rival, snowboarding. A word of caution, though: break out the Vuarnet sunglasses. Why? Because neon is back.
The Georgia Straight  |  Jack Christie  |  11-11-2008  |  Fashion

Redskins Test Tough Nonsmoking Lawnew

The Redskins open their home schedule this weekend against New Orleans. It'll also be the first official game played since Maryland's tough new anti-smoking law took hold.
Washington City Paper  |  Dave McKenna  |  09-11-2008  |  Sports

Is There Hope for the Houston Texans?new

Gary Kubiak and team search for their first winning season.
Houston Press  |  Richard Connelly  |  09-09-2008  |  Sports

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