Eric LeMarque’s Harrowing Survival Story Subject of ‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’

Friday the 13th may be a superstitious day to most, filled with negative and eerie happenings. For Eric LeMarque, Friday the 13th was a day of salvation. A second chance. A light to guide him from the dark. Continue reading “Eric LeMarque’s Harrowing Survival Story Subject of ‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’”

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Moab Under Canvas Provides Ideal Glamping Experience in Desert

There’s no debate about it: Moab, Utah, is the mecca for outdoor activities. Surrounded by not one, but two national parks—Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park—the quaint town of less than 5,500 offers a bevy of nearby activities including four-wheeling, mountain biking, river rafting, hiking, BASE jumping and canyoneering. Continue reading “Moab Under Canvas Provides Ideal Glamping Experience in Desert”

NBA Requires Players to Stand for National Anthem

Professional athlete behavior deemed appropriate during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” is at the forefront of a heated debate involving civil rights, social injustices, patriotism, racial equality, and nationalism in the United States. The debate has heightened exponentially following a slew of recent comments by President Donald Trump, criticizing NFL players kneeling and protesting the national anthem. Continue reading “NBA Requires Players to Stand for National Anthem”

Why Bali is a Surfing Mecca

Muklis Anwar stood on a plot of grass and sand next to Tuti’s Warung on the cliffside overlooking Bingin Beach in Bali, Indonesia. A line of surfers was out in the distance taking turns dropping in on the short, perfect lefts. Anwar had just come in from his own session, cruising parallel to the shoreline with his unbuttoned maroon flowery shirt looking more like a superhero’s cape flapping in the wind than a rash guard. Continue reading “Why Bali is a Surfing Mecca”

Polo Misconceptions Debunked

Farmington Polo Club members Jennifer Williams and Patrick Marinelli were in New York City last week ahead of the Victory Cup Fall NYC Classic on Sept. 23. The pair, who have different sporting and polo backgrounds, talked about some common misconceptions when it comes to “The Sport of Kings”. Continue reading “Polo Misconceptions Debunked”

‘Battle of the Sexes’ is More Than a Tennis Movie

Bobby Riggs was on top of the tennis world during the 1930s and ’40s. As a 21-year-old amateur, Riggs won the 1939 Wimbledon triple crown (men’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles). He won the U.S. National Championships (now U.S. Open) later that year and was a finalist at the French Open. Continue reading “‘Battle of the Sexes’ is More Than a Tennis Movie”

Global Goals World Cup Uniting Women For Social Change & Sport

Dreary skies and driving rain — remnants of Hurricane Jose as it passed along the Northeast — certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the girls and women Tuesday evening inside the Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Continue reading “Global Goals World Cup Uniting Women For Social Change & Sport”

Presidents Cup Participants Excited to Play in NYC Metro Area

The Presidents Cup, a match-play men’s golf event that pits a U.S. Team against an International Team (non-Europe), is coming to the New York City area later this month. The biennial competition is Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. Continue reading “Presidents Cup Participants Excited to Play in NYC Metro Area”

Lengthy Injury Layoff Helped Sloane Stephens Appreciate Tennis More

Sloane Stephens was out of tennis for approximately 11 months because of a stress fracture in her left foot. While she was frustrated on the sideline, she was able to focus on her family, cheering at her little cousin’s soccer games, spending time with her grandmother who had recently suffered a stroke, and attending weddings and baby showers. Continue reading “Lengthy Injury Layoff Helped Sloane Stephens Appreciate Tennis More”

David Goffin Says U.S. Open is One of the Best Tournaments in World

Each tennis tournament, no matter where in the world, is unique. Belgian David Goffin is partial to Wimbledon in England and Roland-Garros in France because they’re European-based majors. Continue reading “David Goffin Says U.S. Open is One of the Best Tournaments in World”

UV Football Promotes Girls’ Confidence, Interest in Sport

There isn’t much accessorizing when it comes to playing soccer. Everyone wears the same jersey, shorts and socks. Players are limited to displaying their unique personalities through their cleats. Yet, girls who play in the UV League through the Stoke City Community Trust at Staffordshire University are given much more freedom — they can paint their faces, wear luminous headbands or wristbands and don glow-in-the-dark pinnies to stand out, especially when the lights go out. Continue reading “UV Football Promotes Girls’ Confidence, Interest in Sport”

Volcom Photographer, Videographer Explain Career Paths

Luke Forgay felt a buzz in his pocket while he was sitting in English class at Santiago Canyon College. He pulled out his iPhone to read the text message. Pro surfer Cameron Faris asked Forgay, a photographer, if he could come on a last-minute trip to Pascuales, Mexico, to shoot him and Frank Solomon. Continue reading “Volcom Photographer, Videographer Explain Career Paths”

ICEF Rugby Program Helping Inner City Students Learn, Grow

Rugby can trace its origins to the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England, in the 1820s. At the Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Public Schools in southern Los Angeles, those roots are found in a nearby parking lot adjacent to View Park Prep High School. Continue reading “ICEF Rugby Program Helping Inner City Students Learn, Grow”

NFL Player Says There’s More to Life Than Football Amid More CTE Concerns

New York Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams showcased his passion — and a bit of naivety — when speaking at a fan forum regarding chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head, that is currently plaguing the National Football League. Continue reading “NFL Player Says There’s More to Life Than Football Amid More CTE Concerns”

Surfers Share Shark Stories and Encounters

People love sharks … from afar, at least. That’s why Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is a highlight of the summer for many. It’s why SyFy has produced not one, but four Sharknado movies and is set to air the fifth installment of the shark-tornado series in August. Aspiring entrepreneurs and inventors go on ABC’s Shark Tank to pitch their companies and creations. Jaws (1975), which won three Academy Awards and was nominated for Best Picture, is on countless lists of all-time best films. Live every week like it’s Shark Week, right? Continue reading “Surfers Share Shark Stories and Encounters”

East Coast Surfers Proud of Where They’re From

Pat Schmidt looks like your prototypical Southern California surfer — he’s tall, lean and has shoulder-length blonde hair that is usually seen protruding from beneath a flat brim hat. But the Volcom pro rider isn’t from the Golden State. Continue reading “East Coast Surfers Proud of Where They’re From”

A Day Searching for Waves in Bali with Volcom Pro Surfers

A group of predominately blonde surfers surround the faint glow of a laptop screen as the sun sets in Bali, Indonesia. The forecasting charts and metrics utilized to find the best waves and swells evoke smiles and words like “gnarly” and “stoked” as the numbers display the possibility of 8-12 foot waves the following day. Continue reading “A Day Searching for Waves in Bali with Volcom Pro Surfers”

How to Become a Professional Surfer

“Do you get waves in England?”

If Harry Timson had a dollar— well, maybe a pound would be more fitting — every time he was asked that question, he’d have a lot more extra cash to spend as he travels the world as a professional surfer for Volcom along with fellow international riders like Mauro Diaz and Leon Glatzer. Continue reading “How to Become a Professional Surfer”

April Ross is a Role Model for Young Female Volleyball Players

The match ended as April Ross and Lauren Fendrick celebrated with high fives and hugs. The beach volleyball duo were onto the next round of the 2017 AVP New York City Open. They dried off with a towel, rehydrated with some water and did some interviews. All standard fare. Continue reading “April Ross is a Role Model for Young Female Volleyball Players”

Babe the Farmer’s Daughter on GLOW, Netflix Series

In the late 1980s, Ursula Hayden was approached with an opportunity. Michelle Duze, a high school friend of hers, became involved with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) and wanted Hayden to join the all-female wrestling production. Continue reading “Babe the Farmer’s Daughter on GLOW, Netflix Series”

This Woman Engraves the Stanley Cup

For the second time in as many years, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ roster will be engraved onto the Stanley Cup, the ultimate prize in the National Hockey League. Since 1988, Louise St. Jacques has been the sole person in charge of such duties. Continue reading “This Woman Engraves the Stanley Cup”

Ryan Doherty’s Journey from Baseball to Pro Volleyball

Ryan Doherty reaches into his pocket for his wallet and pulls out a business card. The red card has his name, an image of him shirtless on the beach with a volleyball, the text “Avatar’s Guide to Beach Volleyball available on the Kindle app now”, and three listed professions:

Pro beach volleyball player
Paid underwear model
Published author Continue reading “Ryan Doherty’s Journey from Baseball to Pro Volleyball”

This Nike Designer Showcases Love of Portland Sports in Artwork

Drake Ramberg is Portland through and through. He was born in the city, went to college at Portland State University, is an avid fan of the local Timbers and Trail Blazers, and has worked at Nike—headquartered in nearby Beaverton, Ore.—since 1987.  Continue reading “This Nike Designer Showcases Love of Portland Sports in Artwork”

Importance of Lacrosse to Iroquois Featured in New Documentary

Lacrosse is more than a game — it is a ritual, a medicine, a tradition, a culture, and an identity.

The sport is an original Iroquois game, played to honor the Creator. The Iroquois have a deep relationship with the game and much respect for it. Children are given homemade wooden lacrosse sticks when they’re born — they’re taught to respect the stick, learn about its importance, and cherish it. Continue reading “Importance of Lacrosse to Iroquois Featured in New Documentary”

Ramadan Fasting Beneficial for Detroit Lions’ Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah enjoys a little pain and adversity. He favors wearing long sleeves or a hoodie—sometimes both—under his jersey when it’s hot out. Why? Well, if he can handle tougher conditions, playing on a normal day will be easier. Continue reading “Ramadan Fasting Beneficial for Detroit Lions’ Ameer Abdullah”

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Profile: BackAlley Dred

Karen Williams wears many hats. She is a cultural anthropologist, undergraduate teacher at Queens College and an instructor at New York Insight Meditation Center. Williams, though, also wears a helmet. And knee pads. And wrist guards. And roller skates.

Continue reading “Gotham Girls Roller Derby Profile: BackAlley Dred”

Most Unique Triple-A Baseball Team Names

Baseball players at the Triple-A level are one step away from playing in the big leagues—MLB in the United States. While they may be the closest they’ve ever been to becoming a major leaguer, these players, no matter if they’re a promising rookie on the rise or a grizzled veteran looking to make a comeback, may have to play in smaller markets with some unique uniforms and team names. Continue reading “Most Unique Triple-A Baseball Team Names”

Women Coaching Men and the Obstacles They Face

Natalie Randolph sat inside Ben’s Next Door on U Street in Washington, D.C. Like most of the patrons at the bar, she was attentively watching the National Football League games on the TV screens. A conversation struck up between her and a man seated nearby.

Then the inquisition began. Continue reading “Women Coaching Men and the Obstacles They Face”

‘Mr. Chibbs’ Tells Story of Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson

Documentarian Jill Campbell and her crew drove to John F. Kennedy Airport to pick up the subject of their next project: former New York City basketball prodigy and retired NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson. Continue reading “‘Mr. Chibbs’ Tells Story of Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson”