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Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation

Race To Houston For Your Next Vacation
Athletes looking to combine a new race with their vacation plans should consider Houston for their next destination.  Low and flat, Houston is great if you are looking for a faster paced run, without much (or any!) elevation change.  There are half and full marathons going on year-round, but be aware that races run between May and September can mean very hot, very humid conditions so chose your run accordingly. Houston Half Marathon & Relay The Houston Half Marathon and Relay (or simply...
May 17th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: featuredarticle, running, sports

Saughton Skatepark Opens

Saughton Skatepark Opens
For those visiting Edinburgh with teens, as of Saturday you’ve got one more reason to entice them to come for a visit:  Saughton Skatepark.  It’s in West Edinburgh, just off Balgreen Road (near Murrayfield stadium).  The skatepark is the largest in Scotland, and first of its kind in Edinburgh. I didn’t attend Saturday’s opening ceremonies, but it was the most gorgeous day for it – bright and sunny.  I’m so glad to see something like this open in Edinburgh...
May 10th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: sports, teenagers

Seattle Storm Home Opener on Mothers’ Day

Seattle Storm Home Opener on Mothers’ Day
The WNBA storms into town on Mothers’ Day when the  Seattle Storm launch the 2010 season with their home opener against the Los Angeles Sparks. Doppler, the Seattle Storm Mascot Offering a fan friendly environment, the Storm bring a competitive team to the court while keeping the the game environment and their image very family friendly.  Home games feature an all-youth dance squad, lots of giveaways and the expected promotions, all filled with intensity and fun.  There’s plenty of reasons...
May 3rd, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Day Trips from Niagara: Taking in a Ball Game

Day Trips from Niagara: Taking in a Ball Game
The season of baseball is upon us again, and one of the best side trips from Niagara is to Toronto where you can grab a cheap seat and check out a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre (map). Toronto is about a hours drive away from Niagara, or a hour and half long train ride. During the summer weekends, trains to Toronto leave from convenient locations in Niagara Falls (map) and St. Catharines (map), making it a worry free way to get to the city. Tickets for the Jays games start at $14 and go up...
April 28th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, day trips from Niagara, sports, Toronto

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
... shore and palm trees making a scenic course for drivers and onlookers. Along with action packed races, some highlights of the event include: Motorsports Walk of Fame Danny Sullivan and Michael Andretti will be honored by Grand Prix and city of Long Beach. They have both won the Toyota Grand Prix in previous years, Sullivan in 1992 and Andretti in 1986. There will be an induction ceremony taking place before the official Grand Prix races in front of the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday,...
April 12th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, sports

Get Your Game Face On: The Arizona Rattlers are Back

Get Your Game Face On:  The Arizona Rattlers are Back
A first is taking place in professional sports. For the season opener of the Arizona Rattlers, our local arena football team, tickets are free for every seat in the house! What a great opportunity to experience their first game against the Chicago Rush on Friday, April 16th at USAirways Center in downtown Phoenix. Taking a break during the 2009 Season, the Rattlers are coming back strong to make their mark since the team began in 1991. At the time, former Arizona State and Dallas Cowboys quarterback...
April 9th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: entertainment, featuredarticle, football, sports

Back Home Again, NCAA Final Four Welcomes Butler Bulldogs

Back Home Again, NCAA Final Four Welcomes Butler Bulldogs
... basketball movie,  Hoosiers. What a timely tale, again. A previous post listed the exciting events that the NCAA, Butler University and Indiana sports Corporation have planned to entertain the visiting fans of the Final Four teams.  A second post listed a full menu of dining  and celebratory establishments catering to sports fans. I would like to map out a few additional Indianapolis area attractions that sports-minded guests might want to check out  while you are in town, April 2-5: Indianapolis...
March 28th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Indianapolis, NCAA, sports, top-feature

Seattle Mariners Play Ball

Seattle Mariners Play Ball
The crack of a bat, the slapping sound of a ball against a mitt, the ever-so-slightly warming air, and the smell of garlic fries.  It’s time for one of the time honored rites of spring – opening day of baseball.  The Seattle Mariners opening home game of the 2010 season pits the M’s against the Oakland A’s. Fans will flock to the park as a another generation of fans get to know and appreciate Ken Griffey Jr., a fan base that never knew him when he was known as “The Kid.”  It promises...
March 24th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baseball, sports

Zenit: Become A Fan

Zenit: Become A Fan
Photo credit: www.fc-zenit.ru, a Zenit player is in blue and white uniform. Unlike European countries and USA, in Russia national football (soccer) championship, which serves as a main country’s entertainment, starts in early March. Unlike Moscow, where there are a few very strong teams playing in the highest Premier league, St. Petersburg has the only such collective — FC Zenit.  As a single child in a family it is getting all the love and fan support which is being produced by a forth-biggest...
March 23rd, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, sports

Brackets Narrowing, Excitement Advancing for NCAA Men’s Final Four

Brackets Narrowing, Excitement  Advancing for NCAA Men’s Final Four
As the teams remaining in the brackets for the NCAA Basketball tournament are narrowing, the excitement in downtown Indianapolis is swelling.  The city that is known to host large sporting events is thrilled to be welcoming the NCAA Men’s Final Four to Lucas Oil Stadium, April 2-5. A previous post mentioned the great activities that would surround the tournament.  But as one knows, a lot of activities can leave you hungry and while there is food available at many of the venues,  here are...
March 22nd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Indianapolis, NCAA, Restaurants, sports, top-feature

Seattle Photo Op: University of Washington

Seattle Photo Op: University of Washington
In celebration of the University of Washington Huskies advancing to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Basketball Tourney, today’s photos are from around this University’s main campus.  The University has two additional campuses – in Bothell and Tacoma. Below:  The Quad on the Liberal Arts campus is a hub for transit between various buildings and connecting to other parts of the campus.  It’s also perfect for sprawling out and studying, or just hanging out, especially on a warm day.  In Spring,...
March 21st, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ncaa tourney, sports, University-of-Washington

Lisbon Half Marathon

Lisbon Half Marathon
Next 21st of March you’ll have the opportunity to cross the 25 de Abril bridge running or walking. This year’s edition will be starting at the bridge, on the other side of the river and finishing at Lisbon. As you cross the bridge, you will then go down to Alcântara and go all the way to Cais do Sodré to come back the same way and continue to Belém (map) on a total of 21 km. If you like running or walking and if you would like to experience the city in a different way, this may be it. Some...
March 20th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Attractions, Family Friendly, Marathon, Outdoors & Recreation, sports

Gonzaga Advances in NCAA Tourney

Gonzaga Advances in NCAA Tourney
Score another Washington victory tonight as the Gonzaga Bulldogs bested the Florida State Seminole 67-60.  This means the Zags advance to play Syracuse, the #1 seed.  That game is scheduled for Sunday, March 21st; the time has not yet been determined. Washington basketball fans take note of next weekend’s line up of games. Saturday, March 20th, 2:50 pm (PT) – University of Washington (#11) vs. New Mexico (#3) Sunday, March 21st, time TBA – Gonzaga (#8) vs. Syracuse (#1) March Madness...
March 20th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: NCAA, sports

UW Huskies Advance in the Big Dance

UW Huskies Advance in the Big Dance
There is celebrating in Seattle tonight as the University of Washington Huskies scored a modest upset over Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  March Madness bracket watchers now have to wait to see whether the Huskies will play Montana or New Mexico as they advance to the next round. In other Washington state NCAA news, the Gonzaga Bulldogs will play Florida State Friday afternoon.  The game starts at approximately 4:10 pm, so I think we’ll see a lot of people skipping out...
March 18th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ncaa tourney, sports

Indy Hosts Basketball Frenzy: NCAA Men’s Final Four

Indy Hosts Basketball Frenzy: NCAA Men’s Final Four
... is the ultimate basketball fan destination with interactive exhibits where you can feel part of the championship action, try your hand at being a sports announcer, pick up a game or two, enjoy autograph sessions, kids zone, merchandise, food and fun.  (Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 3-11, seniors and military) Final Four Friday Team Practice – (April 2) watch your favorite teams get their head in the game as they hit the hardwood for the first time at Lucas Oil Stadium (map). Practice...
March 14th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, Indianapolis, sports

Vancouver Welcomes the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

Vancouver Welcomes the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games
The paralympic torch relay, celebrating the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games,  arrived in Vancouver yesterday.  It had started from Ottawa March 3 and made its way across Canada with approximately 600 torch bearers. The theme of the Paralympic torch relay is “spark becomes flame…that fires the imagination of anyone, anywhere and anytime.”   When it arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday, it was lit at the Tsleil-Waututh band office in North Vancouver, then transported in a lantern to...
March 13th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Events, sports

Game Day in Dublin

Game Day in Dublin
... handsome captain Brian O’Driscoll, is playing for his country today for the 100th time. This milestone is an important one in any sports career – and is especially significant because O’Driscoll has become an internationally known star in recent years. Game Day is always more like ‘Game Weekend’ in Dublin. On Friday after work, I was walking along Grafton Steet (the pedestrianized center of the city) and I began to hear different accents, and see people standing outside...
March 13th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, pubs, rugby, sports

Washington Nationals Home Opener April 5th

Washington Nationals Home Opener April 5th
A three-game home stand versus the Philadelphia Phillies kicks off the Washington Nationals 2010 MLB baseball season in Washington DC on Monday, April 5th, 2010. And while tickets for the Nats opening day may be tough to find, tickets for the next two home games on Wednesday and Thursday are still available. Last season, the Nats had the worst record in MLB baseball with just 59 wins to 103 losses (.364), a full 34 games back at the end of the season. The Nationals won just 41% of their home games...
March 12th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: baseball, family fun, featuredarticle, sports

Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium

Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium
While we might be complaining about the brisk Florida nights we’ve been having lately, it sure does beat the weather in the majority of cities around the U.S. during the month of March. This makes Florida an ideal place for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) spring training. As our favorite teams prepare for the year ahead, we too, can get into the baseball fever. Spring Training is in full swing now, so deck yourself out with your favorite team’s gear, grab the family and head up to...
March 8th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Florida Marlins, sports

Take Me Out to The Ballgame and Onto The Field

Take Me Out to The Ballgame and Onto The Field
... the 13th consecutive year, Walt Disney World Resort plays host to the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium in the newly re-imaged ESPN Wide World of sports Complex (map). Baseball fans will love this smaller, professional stadium which features 9,500 seats.  Spectators can choose between four luxury sky boxes, open air suites and patios, stadium seats, bleachers and a grassy knoll making this the perfect setting for business groups and families. The remaining Home Game Schedule featuring many...
March 5th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, sports