• 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.”

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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I’ll bet that PGA star Jordan Spieth’s mother has told him a thousand times in his 23 years to stop wiping his mouth on his shirt collar (BTW, he is now the second-youngest player in post World War II history to have won 10 PGA Tour events).

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Since this week brought the official start to summer, it’s definitely time to start thinking about adaptations for hot weather. 

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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On average, about 6 million people a year will break a bone. In case you didn’t know, it typically takes six to 10 weeks for broken bones to heal. A hard callus will form around the fracture creating a stronger bone than before.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Patrick Gallaher is a retired, Auburn University-educated engineer with a single-digit golf handicap. He bleeds non-Texas-like orange and actually believes that SEC football of today can hold a candle to the Southwest Conference power of the 1960s.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Galveston’s Tony Corrales won the boys 16-and-under singles white division at The Woodlands Country Club Challenger 2-Day tennis tournament.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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“We are what we repeatedly do,” according to Aristotle, and the summer Swim and Sprint series on the Texas A&M at Galveston campus offers participants the opportunity to repeat the same race three times over the course of the summer in order to get better at running, swimming and transit…

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Last week, I was slightly bummed out when I received a message from one of my favorite Galveston County coaches to work with letting me know she would be taking a new job well outside our coverage area, but when I saw where she was headed, I completely understood.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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In 1987, I was introduced to a new philosophy of thinking by Grandmaster Al Garza. This philosophy has been used by many people to help transfer their lives. Typically, our biggest challenges in life are within ourselves, so I want to share this with you.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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The first U.S. Open Golf Championship was played in October 1895, on a nine-hole course in Newport, R.I. The winner was an Englishman named Horace Rawlins, and he received a $50 golf medal along with $150 cash. This year the winner will receive a check for more than $2.1 million. It all offi…

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Friendswood’s Natan Bondin won the boys 16-and-under singles title at the June Junior & Adult United States Tennis Association Open tennis tournament hosted all day Saturday by Bay Area Racquet Club in Clear Lake City.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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A different triathlon will get underway Saturday morning when the first-ever WassSUP Triathlon heads to Galveston Bay. Like most triathlons, the WassSUP event starts with a swim but after running a 5K, participants grab their paddles for a mile of either kayaking or stand up paddling.

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It had to happen eventually, right? Our red-hot Houston Astros couldn’t possibly win all the remaining games on their schedule, could they?

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Like all seniors this year, my son Dylan graduated high school. Many parents cried at the ceremony because it means their childhood is over. All the years of recitals, sports, activities and etc. are over.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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I don’t know whether Gary P. Nunn plays golf, but he mostly puts up a heck of a western show. Some might recall he wrote, “London Homesick Blues,” a little ditty, which helped Jeff Walker’s career, who is well worth the price of admission when he annually performs at the 1894 Grand Opera House.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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A new weekly running and walking program offers a fun way for both seasoned runners and folks who are currently less active to get together and reach new goals.

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I’ve never been a fan of the Golden State Warriors since their rise to NBA prominence in the 2014-15 season, so forgive me if my endorsement is less than convincing. But, I really do think they’re winning this year’s Finals in the rubber match of their third straight meeting with the Clevela…

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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The definition of “all or nothing” is having no middle position or compromise. You’re either in or out. Remember, we are all born with a fight-or-flight mechanism. It’s in all of us. I promise you’ll use it in a panicking situation.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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“No more pencils no more books; no more teacher’s dirty looks; out for summer, out till fall — we might not come back at all” sang Alice Cooper back in 1972.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Got plans for January 14, 2018? If those plans include running the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, it’s time to set the wheels in motion.

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After last week’s column on the Houston Rockets’ Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals and its place in the long, storied history of Space City sports meltdowns, a reader brought up another black eye that did not get mentioned in the write-up.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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For a lot of people, life is smoothly moving along with small worries. You and your spouse have a steady job, decent income, kid activities and school, along with weekend festivities and relaxation.