• By STEPHEN HADLEY
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It seems talking about riding waves is as much of a time-honored tradition for surfers as actually paddling out and doing the deed.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Prospective triathletes can take the plunge Saturday at the last of three Swim and Sprint races on the Texas A&M-Galveston campus.

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A few weeks back, this column covered some important upgrades that the Houston Astros should make at the trade deadline to boost their status this season from very good to potentially all-time great.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Nutrition supplements and exercise equipment is a multibillion-dollar industry. People are always looking for the next popular diet to lose weight, and the next gimmick for ripped abs and more muscle.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Faster than both a speeding bullet and former “fastest man on earth” Usain Bolt, the results of the PGA Championship popped into my gmail box. By now, almost everything that can be said of what late last Sunday became a very interesting final major of 2017 has been said. But not quite; so read on.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Even casual readers of this newspaper have by now probably have seen the ads for the Daily News Press Run. The 5K and 10K run/walk and Kids’ 1K are scheduled for Sept. 9, and benefit Newspapers in Education, a program that provides newspapers and teaching guides to classrooms throughout Galv…

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There’s an old saying in pro football that when the offense is struggling, the most popular man in town is the backup quarterback.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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In the game of football, the quarterback’s decision-making and execution are the most crucial factors. Remember, quarterbacks are the first to have the ball in their hands once it’s snapped.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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It has not yet happened, but most assuredly will — and soon. Just like the next episode of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, I never know when “it” is coming; I just know that “it” will.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Friendswood’s Judy De Alejandro breezed to the women’s 4.0 singles title at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Red Clay Championship tennis tournament in Marble Falls.

  • By STEPHEN HADLEY
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The Gulf of Mexico has been doing its best Lake Galveston impression for nearly a month now. That’s been great news for beachgoers who want to swim in the placid waters and for those fishing along the beach front and the bay. But it’s bad if surfing is your thing.

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I will be honest with everyone. I did not grow up obsessed with the Cowboys, and I did not grow up in Texas. I grew up in Colorado but knew many Cowboy fans. However, not being attached to the Cowboys gives me the best chance to examine Jerry Jones’ 28 years as an owner.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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There are ways to make running in August more bearable. Running in the dark hours, finding a course where there’s a steady breeze and cooling off with a cold beverage are all good strategies, and the Galveston Sand Crab 5K and 10K employs all of them.

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You know, I have been told my whole life to not be a journalist and to not go into the journalism field. I was always told I should pursue a different career, especially a business career.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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The “Discover Dickinson” ad in this very newspaper (Come out and play at Chaparral) said it better than I could: “Serving Galveston County since 1970, Chaparral Golf Course is fun for the whole family. This beautiful nine-hole course features a luxuriously landscaped fairway.”

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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League City's Carter Crookston won the boys' 16-and-under singles “A” division at the Alamo City Super Championship Major Zone tennis tournament in San Antonio.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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With no races scheduled in Galveston County this weekend, some local runners will be buzzing over to Clute for the Mosquito Chase 5K, since Clute is a straight shot across the San Luis Pass Bridge for islanders and a quick jaunt down Highway 6 for mainlanders.

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Have you seen the signs or felt that feeling yet? It’s not even August yet, but the little indicators that it is once again time for the high school sports season have started to pop up.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Reasons why people become leaders is a debatable topic. Some think people are born leaders and others believe they are taught. My thoughts are the combination of both.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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The 146th Open Championship is in the books, and Jordan Spieth is bringing the claret jug to his home state, Texas. Spieth is not the first Texan to win the Open, but he is quickly gaining on the “Wee Ice Mon” Ben Hogan as the most popular.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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This time around, the hare finally beat the tortoise. Jordan Spieth did not actually rewrite the well known fable and bedtime story; he did however rewrite a portion of golf history.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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League City’s Christopher and Mathew Crookston teamed up to win the father-son doubles event at the Missouri City Community Tennis Association July Open tennis tournament.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Only 21 of the previous 145 Open Championships have ended with a playoff. At the halfway point of the 146th competition, Jordan Spieth seems determined to see to that 22nd playoff does not take place tomorrow.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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As a decades-long sun lover, it pains me to say this, but running and summer sun aren’t a healthy combination. Several medical studies have found that distance runners have an increased risk of skin cancer, largely because of their exposure to the sun.

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Despite their impressive record, the Houston Astros have two positions where they should upgrade at before the trade deadline hits: starting pitching and relief pitching. Now, this isn’t a new topic of conversation in this column, but it’s one that this week became much more relevant than before.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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There’s much in your lives that seems ordinary because it’s what keeps our stress levels low. For some of you, your ordinary life doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere. Just the typical daily grind and routine day after day.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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If you like good music, then the place to be this Friday is the Moody Gardens Golf Course. If you like freshly prepared and delicious seafood, then go out to Moody Gardens Golf Course this Friday. If you’d like to turn a $20 investment into $250, $500 or even $1,000 — Moody Gardens Golf Cour…

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This is not my first time covering a live tournament or sporting event. I have covered many sporting events. However, I have never covered a virtual reality event, and Sunday’s event was the second tournament in a series for the world’s first active Virtual Reality eSports tournament.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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July 15 is the unofficial midpoint of summer, and it’s also an even bigger milestone: On Saturday morning, it will be exactly eight weeks until we toe the line at the fifth annual Daily News Press Run.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I can’t tell you how many times people have told me, “I don’t have time to exercise.” I try not to roll my eyes because we all know it’s an excuse. I’d rather someone tell me they don’t want to exercise, then I will be more agreeable.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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If you have an Aggie golf buddy with whom you like to share a post-round Corona (with a slice of lime), the Longhorns have dealt you yet another blow: Corona has been named their official beer.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Friendswood’s Alexandria Carbone-Larson won the girls 18-and-under singles title at the Raveneaux & Zevahc July 4 Junior Open tennis tournament in Spring.

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With Friday’s announcement that Chris Devenski was added as an injury replacement to the American League roster in the 88th MLB All-Star Game, he joins Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers for a franchise record six All-Star selections for the Houst…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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One of the best ways to stay excited about running is to try a different form of it. Parkour instructor Mike Buchanek sees quite a few distance runners at the introductory Parkour class held weekly at Discovery Green in downtown Houston.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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We are all familiar with the word “underdog.” The term originated in the late 19th century when dog fighting was popularized. The losing dog would end up on the bottom, and of course, the winning dog would end on top. Note the term “top dog.” Just know, I do not condone dog fighting and have…

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“Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet, they go together in the good ol’ USA” was a jingle in a TV commercial which my memory told me was from the late 1950s or early ’60s. Turns out my memory was about a decade off; the commercial ran from 1974-1976. Moreover, it had absolutely nothin…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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The Fourth of July is bookended by two traditions: the day ends with fireworks and begins with a patriotic-themed race. According to Running USA, July 4 is the second most popular day for races of all kinds, from one-mile sprints to marathons.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I believe one phrase most of us have heard before is, “do things for others and expect nothing in return, and you’ll find the greatest reward.”