If the Joker were a sports fan, he’d have to be pretty pleased with in this year’s men’s NCAA Tournament, as multiple agents of chaos have thrown into disarray what many accepted as the established order, creating one of the most entertaining and unpredictable March Madness opening weekends in years — and maybe ever.
Recently, I attended a bodybuilding and physique competition to watch my 19-year-old son Dylan and many other friends compete. At this elite level, most muscular bodies are very similar, so the judges are forced to score competitors based on posing routines.
Months ago, I declared that I would not write about Tiger Woods until he did something worth writing about. No, this is not, as Yogi Berra was purported to have said, “déjà vu all over again” (in case you missed last week’s column, it had the very same opening sentence).
Steve Cunningham racked up a perfect 18 on opening night of the Galveston Island Thursday Night Spring Tennis League at Menard Park’s Scoggins-Stiglich Courts.
Houston Texans fans hoping to see the team make big-time moves in the latest round of NFL free agency have to be quite disappointed right now, but don’t fret, as the Texans still were able to address their most greatest needs.
During my children’s childhood, while teaching them new experiences, there were many times they would fall-down or get hurt. I would find myself constantly telling them “get up and do it again.”
Months ago, I declared that I would not write about Tiger Woods until he did something worth writing about. Well, he did so last weekend at the Valspar PGA tournament in Florida.
As spring approaches, many runners start to think about the upcoming triathlon season, which kicks off March 31 with the No Label triathlon in Katy. That sprint triathlon is followed by the Ironman 70.3 in Galveston the next weekend, with a dozen more to come in the warm months ahead.
Tuesday’s slate of softball games proved once again that in high school sports (and in sports on pretty much any level), a new season means a completely clean slate.
League City’s Allison Schwartz advanced to today’s 9:15 a.m. semifinals of the girls 14-and-under singles red division at the Pasadena March Championship Major Zone Tennis Tournament.
Winter on the Upper Texas Coast is a good time to see birds of prey. With less foliage on the trees, they stand out more while perched, and with the ground open, their favorite food, rats, are much easier to hunt.
Spring is a great time to start running, whether for the first time or as a return. The milder weather makes it easier to get outside, and the extra hours of sunshine means that there are more options for daylight running in the morning and evening. It’s also a popular time for training prog…
Tuesday night marked the official end of Galveston County high school basketball for the 2017-18 season, as the final teams standing — Hitchcock and La Marque — were eliminated from the playoffs in the regional quarterfinals.
If you’ve ever competed in sports, you’ve experienced the agony of defeat. We know it happens every season, and it’s part of the process. That depressing feeling of defeat is what makes victories so much sweeter.
Someone observed that the only thing that remains constant is change. Bob Dylan declared: “The times, they are a-changin’.” So, gather ‘round people, wherever you roam, because change is upon the golf scene in both the near term, far down the road, and at many intersections in between.
Galveston's biggest tennis enthusiast — other than yours truly, of course — is gearing up for another Galveston Island Thursday Night Tennis League, which gets underway March 15.
The UTMB School of Health Professions Causeway FunD Run/Walk returns to the Galveston Causeway on March 3 with events for kids, runners, walkers and wheelchair racers.
One of the many reasons we all enjoy participating in or watching sports is due to the conflict of battle. Pick a sport, and almost each play ends with some type of win or loss. You either gained momentum or lost ground, scored a point or gave the ball over, including offense and defense ove…
Clear Creek High School’s Alejandra Lopez advanced to the girls 18-and-under singles final of the rain-plagued Bay Area Racquet Club Champ Major Zone tennis tournament in Clear Lake City.
Even the world champion Astros know the value of spring training. Having an opportunity to work on basic techniques, as well as to build strength and speed, propel teams, even the best, to their annual ritual of preseason training, and runners can do the same.
Happy pitchers and catcher report day, Houston Astros fans. This year, of course, has a different feel than all the past official first days of spring training, as the Astros begin the long grind of a baseball season as defending World Series champions and the team to beat for the first time…
Without giving a complete history lesson about Valentine’s Day, it has been celebrated for love and romance since the 14th century. The first expression of courtly love was through flowers and greeting cards known as “valentines.” This was to be considered as a romantic symbol and expression.
Note to self: Never, ever buy for your bride, wearing apparel or accessories that are orange in color — not golf balls nor gloves; shoes, visors nor sweaters. This is an early lesson learned while viewing the Olympic Games last Sunday afternoon.
The beginning of February found us seemingly in the dead of winter, with the likelihood of more chilly weather. We also began the month with plenty of wintering birds filling our refuges and marine areas.
The art and craft of shaping a surfboard has followed a well-worn tradition for a reason: Learning to build a good surfboard that performs optimally can take years.
The Galveston Marathon returns to the beach for a second time Feb. 18. After years of a downtown course, the popular marathon, half marathon and 5K moved last year to a course that begins and ends near the waterfront Stewart Beach Pavilion.
During its coverage of national signing day Wednesday, ESPN aired live the college commitment decision of highly recruited wide receiver prospect Jacob Copeland out of Escambia High School in Pensacola, Fla.
How many of you are still struggling with diets? You’ve made a New Year’s resolution; now, it’s February, and you want to throw in the towel. Don’t fret because you are in the 90th percentile of all people.
About a half-dozen golf writers recently got together to talk about physical fitness. The meeting place was VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa just off Highway 290 in the Barker-Cypress area, where once cattle grazed but now more than 116,000 kids attend public schools and master-planned resid…
I believe the Eagles will shock the world. For me, and countless other NFL fans, an epic upset will be the only thing making this year’s Super Bowl worth watching.
Friendswood’s Maadhvi Bhojani and League City’s Allison Schwartz both claimed singles titles at the third annual Jen Fine Homes Parent-Child Doubles & Junior Singles tennis tournament at Bay Area Racquet Club in Clear Lake City.
I’m sure most everyone has heard a reporter interview a star athlete after winning a championship game. And, as usual, these players will thank their teammates, along with saying, “we just kept believing in each other and that helped us to find a way to win.”
With his inimitable nasality, Willie Nelson sang to us: “Time, time rolls on like a river, and you know there’s just so much to do.” If he was waiting for television coverage of the PGA from Torrey Pines last Saturday, Willie was among those of us who witnessed time trickle like a slowly dyi…