That was certainly a fitting way to end a World Cup.
Galveston’s Barbara Sasser received a No. 4 seed for this week’s United States Tennis Association National Women’s 35s-85s Grass Court Championships at Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia.
As a kid growing up into my mid-20s, I thought of myself as an average person. It was never a problem shopping because I wore average-size clothes and shoes. Also, during that time, I worked at average-paying jobs, including living the life as another average person in our society.
A few years ago, I stood at a bar next to Hall of Fame golfer Nick Price, both of us ordering a scotch and water. The occasion was a pre-tournament dinner for the Insperity — a Champions Tour event held annually at the TPC course at The Woodlands, where golf is still played around corners an…
Simply put, it’s a wonderful time to be a Houston Astros fan right now. They’re the defending world champions, and, dare it be said, look even better this season.
What’s changed over the past decade or so is where newly acquired surfboards originate. Based on the photos I’m seeing online, it seems that most surfers in the Lone Star State don’t ride boards shaped in Texas.
One of the joys of running is being out in nature, but sometimes civilization intrudes a little too much. It’s jarring to find trash along a favorite outdoor path or to have cans and bottles marring a beach run. Apparently, it’s a universal problem, and Scandinavians have addressed it by “pl…
On Tuesday afternoon, the worst team in penalty shootouts finally broke their curse as England knocked out Colombia in the Round of 16, 4-3 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw, in Moscow, Russia.
Bella andaro, Francesco! Complimenti! Bellissimo golf! In case you were out somewhere in the 100-plus heat index Sunday, fighting through the Saharan Dust, you missed a couple of important golf happenings.
The 2018 summer has been a great start for sports. The World Cup is playing its Round of 16 matches right now. Even if your favorite team or country has won or lost, let me turn your attention to another wonderful sporting event: Wimbledon, which is the third Grand Slam in tennis.
Late Saturday night, NBA free agency began with a fast and furious pace — one that quickly squashed much of the wild speculation that led up to its official start. And apparently that spoiled the fun for some.
Friendswood’s Richard Griffin and League City’s Derek Bruner both won men’s singles titles at the Al Edwards Juneteenth Tennis Classic held at Homer Ford Tennis Center in Houston.
The state’s two artificial wave parks — NLand Surf Park in Austin and BSR Surf Resort in Waco — have reopened following brief closures for maintenance.
What gives, Galveston County? The Fourth of July is the second largest racing day in the country, yet there’s not a single Firecracker 5K, Four on the Fourth, nor other running event, patriotic-themed or otherwise, scheduled anywhere in the county for the holiday.
I found it a useful coincidence that on the same day Daily News publisher Leonard Woolsey wrote about recognizing (sort of) one’s physical limitations due to, well, aging and the need to perhaps try to make lifestyle adjustments, Gerry Watson won his 12th PGA Tour event.
League City’s Derek Bruner went 2-0 in round-robin play in men’s open singles at the Al Edwards Juneteenth Tennis Classic at Homer Ford Tennis Center in Houston.
Stephen Hadley is a longtime surfer who lives and works in Galveston. If you have an idea for this column, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Cowboys Pro Bowlers Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray find themselves united again, only now they are joined as one-time Fantasy football anchors who have not received a nibble from an NFL team.
There’s no escaping, typically in some kind of way — we all face adversity and negative situations every single day. It’s just a part of life that we must adjust and move on. Of course, the most difficult part is learning to let go and find continual happiness.
It is not likely that any professional golfer will ever even come close to having a season like that of Byron Nelson back in 1945, when he won 11 consecutive tournaments. Tiger Woods won seven consecutive starts in 2006-2007; Woods and Ben Hogan each had years when they won six consecutive events.
A strong contingent of Texas surfers is battling it out at the U.S. Surfing Championships in Southern California this weekend.
“June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” is a line from a song by the same name in the 1945 musical “Carousel.” At Shinnecock Hills Golf Club — about 90 miles east of New York City, where today the forecast high temperature is a ridiculous 70-something degrees — June is bustin’ out with the 118th U.S.…
My training partner Tina, friends and I will be competing in physique competitions over the next several weeks. So, I’ve been helping others tweak their diets in order to dial in the best condition for show day.
Perhaps you are still in shock over the total dominance by Dustin Johnson in winning the St. Jude Classic. Like Justify at the Belmont Stakes, Johnson took the lead and never faltered, putting an exclamation point on his win (and return to No. 1 in the World Ranking) with an eagle at the par…
There seems to be a special day on the calendar set aside to honor or celebrate just about everything: Donuts, hamburgers, workers, bosses. You name it, and it probably has a day.
“Beer run” takes on a whole new meaning Saturday, when runners and walkers head for the Galveston Island Brewing Company 5K Beer Run. The race begins and ends at the brewery on Stewart Road and follows a unique course through the nearby area.
Even the best in the game occasionally need to look at themselves and make adjustments; Justin Verlander famously did so after joining the Houston Astros late last season.
Last week I bragged about having been hugged by late Hall of Fame golfer Carol Mann; I also mentioned having met other Hall of Fame players. One of those is Hale Irwin, this year’s honoree at Jack Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament.
On a rare quiet evening this week, between switching channels to dodge the Rockets’ playoff collapse, I finally had the chance to watch Lauryn LeClere’s film, “Broken Waves: Origins of a Texas Surf Cult.”
Wednesday is Global Running Day and not just for humans. Four-legged runners join the celebration at the Run Dog Run, a social run organized by Relax Life Wear. The store, on Galveston’s Strand, is even providing dogs for people without their own.
For the fourth year in a row, the Cleveland Cavaliers will go to battle against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. And, yes, I know Vegas says the Cavs have absolutely no chance in winning this series — but stranger things have happened (remember 2016 Finals, right?).
While seeing LeBron James complete one of the most exceptional individual postseasons in NBA history with an epic upset of the ridiculously talent-rich Warriors would be great, it just doesn’t seem realistic.
Well, summer weather is here, and is your body ready for a swimsuit? How many diets have you already failed this year, as well as in your entire adult life? Are you tired of disappointing yourself?