ELMA — Fireworks in the air. Fireworks on the track. The holiday weekend was an appropriate setting for the inaugural Fred Brownfield Classic.
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Shutout, nine runs, shutout.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — The twisted brilliance of the four-year World Cup crystallizes a player’s legacy in an instant, ignores the years of dedicated training for a single moment of fast-twitch muscle memory.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Run support wasn’t an issue for J.A. Happ this time. Sure, when he exited the game after six innings pitched, his teammates had given him only four runs and a one-run lead.
SEATTLE —Tyrone Mears’ goal had been a long time coming.
Way back in 1965, my toddler-aged daughter and I visited my parents in their Boston Harbor/Olympia home for a week. While hanging diapers on the clothesline I was the object of intense interest by a large flock of Violet-green Swallows. They swirled around me and perched on the clothesline examining me, cocking their heads and chattering away, talking up a storm…discussing me I am sure. Thus began a love affair with these small, beautifully colored birds that has lasted all these years. According to one quote, “…we will call them children of heaven.” (Dawson 1923) I hope you like this photo by Mike Hamilton as much as I do.
Traversing Interstate-5 on Monday afternoon got a little more interesting in Eugene, Ore., when a dark plumb of smoke rose above the Western skyline.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Two wins in a row might have been a rarity for the Mariners in the last six weeks, but three wins in a row seems like an impossibility.
NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it’s tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.
MONTREAL — Sunday, as kickoff approaches for the Women’s World Cup final, U.S. national team players will aim one last smile or nod toward family members and friends gathered at sold-out BC Place in Vancouver.
Since today is July 4th, folks do not have an extended weekend to indulge in their outdoor pleasures. This translates into possibly choosing barbeques and firework events over fishing. It certainly makes for a busy weekend no matter how you look at it. An extra day or two can facilitate some extra time to wet a line.
NEW YORK — The NFL was the bearer of bad news on Thursday handing out several suspensions around the league for violation of the league’s policies on substance abuse and performance enhancing substances.