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Brian Nygaard Oswald is a golf rules expert who conducts seminars all over the country. As he succinctly explains, a mulligan is the one “rule” that every golfer knows — but is not actually written into the official rulebook.

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While the Texans' head coach will most likely continue to do boneheaded things during games to hold this team back, a Texans team with great players who, most importantly, have great character are a reason to believe this team certainly won’t go 0-16. Heck, maybe they’ll even have a winning season.

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One of the area’s favorite events returns to Galveston on Sept. 30, when the Island Girl Triathlon brings its unique blend of bling, sweat and girl power to Moody Gardens. The all-women triathlon begins with a short swim in the Lazy River at Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach.

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There’s no secret, this world has many challenges we face daily. Depending on your current status, these challenges could be quite difficult to manage.

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If you do not already have a FedEx delivery manager profile, consider getting one before your next vacation — especially if you have a wine delivery already in transit and just discovered you won’t be home to sign for the package.

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Every fan base gets excited for their team’s prospects before each season, but there was good cause to be especially excited for the Houston Texans in 2018. Now, they’re 0-2, and it’s time to be a little more realistic about what this team is.

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League City’s Reagan Canales and Grayson Van Pelt both grabbed runner-up singles honors at the Houston Tennis Association National Junior Tennis & Learning September Challenger 2-Day tournament.

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Like a lot of the surfers I know, I spent a part of the previous weekend online watching the World Surf League’s competition held at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in central California.

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At this point, it’s beginning to seem like it may keep raining forever. In fact, the two-week forecast only shows three sunny days ahead, making it tough for fair-weather runners to get many miles in.

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Ball High head golf coach Mike Kleinecke, along with assistant coaches Brian Nelson and Sherman Elias, has released a tournament schedule.

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Different year, same result for the Houston Texans on a trip to the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium. But, for as poorly the Texans played and for as ill-prepared as they looked, there were just two things that, had they gone differently, could’ve turned Sunday’s 27-20 loss into a win.

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Today’s U.S Open Tennis Championships men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro officially closes the tournament’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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Still on the fence about Saturday’s Daily News Press Run? There are so many reasons to participate that the following are just the beginning.

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Throughout the years, I received plenty of emails about people getting frustrated with certain gym bozos. So, I’ve decided to give some advice about gym etiquette.

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Daybreak revealed a perfect match with the previous night’s forecast; by the time I reached the practice tee the sun was bright just above the horizon.

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A much-heralded documentary film that shines a spotlight on the triumphant but tumultuous life and tragic death of professional surfing icon Andy Irons is headed for Galveston.

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As most fans know, the NFL preseason isn’t all that important for a team’s stars and top contributors, but rather it’s a proving ground for players just looking to make a roster and chip in whatever fashion they can.

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It’s time to get tough, as the Toughest 10K portion of the Texas Bridge Series returns to the local race calendar on Sept. 16. This year, there’s an additional bit of toughness added to the race in its designation as the Road Runners Club of America National 10K Championship.

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The memory still stings a little, though it happened long ago. It was the first time anyone had ever booed me and the first time I understood there might be obstacles and limits to what I could do.

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Every time we conquer life, we get a new start. Don’t let any situation keep you down. Kick it to the curb and keep your pace. There’s an amazing destiny that your journey is taking you towards. All it takes is making this your best day ever.

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Questions proffered by the rock duo Zager and Evans in their 1969 hit “In The Year 2525” have been answered as that year arrives: not only is man still alive; he (and she) still plays golf, arms and legs having not been rendered useless.

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The Urban Meyer situation just adds another heaping pile of muck to an NCAA athletics institution already plagued by corruption and hypocrisy, and it’s one more thing that will continue to turn fans off of college sports.

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The Galveston Island Tennis Fall League is heading to the Menard Park Scoggins-Stiglich Courts on Wednesday nights, too.

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The obesity rate average in America is now 37 percent, with a continual increase per year. Really, this means almost four out of 10 people are considered obese.

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This final piece in my series on green-reading books is nothing short of headache-inducing, beginning with this direct quote from the executive director of the R&A:

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At the close of the Houston Texans’ inter-squad practice Thursday with the San Francisco 49ers, head coach Bill O’Brien said his top players would get “about the same” amount of playing time in their preseason game Saturday against the 49ers as they saw the week prior, and he was true to his word.

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League City’s Clarissa Valcoviak and Zander Cromwell both won singles titles at the Racquet Pro Deer Park August Challenger 1-Day tennis tournament.

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The long, seemingly unending flat spell has continued this week, as the Gulf of Mexico continues to do its best impression of an inland lake.

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With just three weeks to go, it’s time to go through the pre-race checklist for The Daily News Press Run 5K and 10K. There’s registering (online at galvnews.com/pressrun), doing a mileage check to decide on which distance to go for, 5K or 10K, and putting together a contest-worthy costume.

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I think we can all agree, the most difficult part about getting our bodies in shape is dieting. I actually receive more questions about diet than anything else in the fitness industry.

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To all who insist that Tiger Woods, age 42, is “washed up,” you are now, as Dusty Springfield sang in 1964: “Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin.’” Period. The man can still compete at the highest level of the game. Period.

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Feeling crabby? Your chance to act like a sand crab arrives Saturday night, when the Galveston Sand Crab 5K and 10K returns to Apffel Park for a nighttime run on the sand.

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The obvious advantage of later fantasy football drafts is more information, especially on less-heralded rookies and free agent signees. There’s enough vital intelligence to force readjustments of draft boards.

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The Ray T. Sheppard Youth Baseball League is named after the legendary Ray T. Sheppard who coached from 1931 to 1968 at The Galveston Central High School (established in 1885 as the first public high school for blacks in Texas).

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Recently, I was a guest on The Michael Berry radio show. For more than an hour we discussed diets, weight training and fitness pertaining more toward the older population.

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“Chances are, your chances are, awfully good,” sang Johnny Mathis back in 1960. Mathis was a champion high jumper back in the day and, according to more than one source, also an outstanding ping pong player. Years later, he took up golf.

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Friendswood High School’s tennis team will host a 48-hour tennis marathon fundraiser at the Mustangs’ home courts starting at 4 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Crossing the finish line of this weekend’s Outrigger’s 5K By The Bay will be bittersweet. After 20 years and three name changes, the race will run for the last time Aug. 4.

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Well, I guess this is farewell but not technically. As Managing Editor Laura Elder found out Monday, my last day isn’t until Sunday. In the meantime, I have one more sports story to write and one more sports section to design.

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Have you ever noticed how people migrate toward winning teams? When the Houston Astros were battling through the playoffs, you could see Astro’s paraphernalia everywhere. Everyone wants to be associated with a winning team.

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No sooner than training camps open from coast to coast and border to border — and nowhere more dramatically than in the great state of Texas — do large photos and stories on sports pages and major magazines begin to feature quarterbacks, with their big smiles and their bigger contracts.

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As The Daily News begins to work on its annual high school football preview magazine (set to be published Sunday, Aug. 26), the excitement for a new season of Galveston County football is building; it’s starting to feel real.

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Friendswood’s Maura Mitchell and Quinn Radtke teamed up to win the girls 16-and-under doubles “B” draw at the Houston July Super Championship Major Zone tennis tournament played at Bay Area Racquet Club in Clear Lake City.